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Michelle Duggar’s Miscarriage: A Message From God?

Submitted by on December 9, 2011 – 9:26 am2 Comments

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar of Tontitown, Arkansas often cite God (and not their obviously very active sex life) as the main reason they’ve been blessed enough to have an astonishing count of 19 children. Michelle sadly suffered a miscarriage yesterday of their 20th child due in April, but God’s work in this particularly sad event has yet to be mentioned.

“Earlier today at a routine doctor’s appointment, Michelle and I received the sad news that we lost the baby,” Jim Bob tells Us Weekly. “Michelle is resting comfortably at home with the support of the entire family. We are grateful for all the thoughts and prayers, but ask for privacy during this difficult time.

The Duggars are already parents to Joshua, 23 (who is married with two kids of his own), twins Jana and John-David, 21; Jill, 20; Jessa, 19; Jinger, 17; Joseph, 16; Josiah, 15; Joy-Anna, 14; twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah, 12; Jason, 11; James, 10; Justin, 8; Jackson, 7; Johanna, 6; Jennifer, 4; and Jordyn, 3, and Josie, almost 2.

At 45 years old, Michelle has spent roughly half of her entire life pregnant. The birth of Josie, the Duggars’ 19th child who was born premature at 25 weeks, reportedly frightened the couple (“That experience was one of the scariest things we have ever walked through as a family. We thank God, and are grateful for the many prayers offered on Josie’s behalf. What a miracle she is,” Michelle wrote on her blog) but didn’t deter them trying for one more. it remains to be seen if they will try again for their 20th baby.

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