Josiah Duggar’s wife, Lauren Swanson, is opening up and reflecting on her miscarriage. She is also thanking fans for their support as an outpour of personal, painful stories from fans have helped her during this awful time.
She used Instagram to speak to her fans and get real about healing, as well as finding a way to keep going after the terrible loss.
“I just want to thank each and every one of you for your prayers, support, and for all you Mama’s out there for sharing your angel baby stories,” began the 19-year-old Counting On star began her post.
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I just want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers, support, and for all you Mama’s out there for sharing your angel baby stories. It’s easy to share those happy times in our lives, but sharing something hard, like losing a baby can be like putting salt to a wound. I know by y’all sharing your stories it has not only helped me, but many other women who have gone through the same trials. “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.” Psalm 147:3 #enjoyingsundaytogether
Swanson continued to talk about her miscarriage, calling it the worst day of her life. She also explained she was grateful she and Duggar chose to tell their family early on about her pregnancy. Having family support her through her loss was everything.
“It’s easy to share those happy times in our lives, but sharing something hard, like losing a baby can be like putting salt to a wound. I know by y’all sharing your stories it has not only helped me, but many other women who have gone through the same trials,” the reality TV star continued.
Duggar’s wife ended her message with a bible quote that has special meaning to her.
“He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds,” exclaimed Swanson.
Josiah Duggar and his wife, Lauren Swanson, revealed last fall they had lost a baby. They both got candid in a YouTube video in February opening up about the difficult time. He shared it was hard to deal with the miscarriage so soon after they got married. For Swanson it was important she told her story because so many people don’t, and she wanted her fans to know they are not alone.
Swanson told her fans last month she is grateful for her husband, who took the best care of her immediately following the miscarriage. It made her feel not alone. The couple created a memory box full of letters they wrote to their baby, the positive pregnancy test, a photo of Swanson pregnant and a couple of other keepsakes to remember the baby they lost.
Counting On airs Monday nights at 9 PM on TLC. Fans can watch more of Duggar and Swanson’s heartbreaking story unfold throughout the season, as the couple continues to open up about Swanson’s miscarriage.