It's been a hard month for Michelle Duggar. Not only did she suffer a miscarriage with her 20th child, she is also in the position of having to comfort her younger kids.
Fortunately, she's been able to receive comfort from her offspring, as well.
Michelle says Jackson, 7, asked about baby sister Jubilee Shalom. She soothed him and explained the loss of the child that the family never got to know.
She likely left out the part about them Tweeting a pic of the miscarried fetus.
"I told him there is going to be a day when we're going to be together again," she says. "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."
It's not just the young ones who need solace. Jill, 20, who's studying to be a midwife and had been charting the baby's growth and heartbeat, is devastated.
"She was crying and weeping last night," Michelle said at the memorial service for Jubilee. "I hugged her and said, 'I am holding on, and I am going to let the tears go. We can pray, cry and grieve together in the weeks and days we walk through this.'"
But Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar lean on their children, too.
"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 says.
Despite their loss, the family plans to celebrate all their December birthdays: Josie (2), Jordyn (3), Jinger (18) and twins Jedidiah and Jeremiah (13).
Should they try for a 20th baby again?