Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, the parents of the 19 children who star on TLC’s “19 and Counting” have cleared off their busy reality TV schedule to take time off to mourn Jubilee, their 20th child who was miscarried this week.
The family had a memorial service (where they showed photos of the fetus’ hands and feet) and now they’re taking some time to grieve and to explain the loss to some of their youngest children, like 7-year-old Jackson.
“I told him there is going to be a day when we are going to be
together again,” Michelle tells People. “As the days go on, I know we will have time
to talk through all this. I have been trying to hold my composure and do
what I needed to do, and then be able to grieve.”
The older children have supported Michelle in her recovery. “My older girls have been precious to make Momma take care of Momma
right now, and Jim Bob has been busy taking care of everything,” she
“Our calendar is cleared off, and we are going to take time to talk and
pray and cry. This is going to be a time for our family
to just be together.”