Josiah Duggar to Lauren Swanson: I Don't Deserve You

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Josiah Duggar is just so in love with Lauren Swanson.

And he wants the whole world to know it, especially in light of some heartbreaking news the couple shared last week about their attempt to start a family.

Josiah Duggar and Wife

Indeed, just days after revealing that Swanson had suffered a miscarriage in October, Josiah wrote the following in honor of a certain romantic holiday promoted by Hallmark and other companies:

“Happy Valentine’s Day baby!

"I wish I was better at expressing how much you mean to me. I don’t deserve you, you are the world to me. I cannot imagine life without you. I feel so honored to be your husband.

"Thank you for choosing me! I love you."

Pretty darn sweet and sentimental, right?

Even more so when you consider that Duggar penned this as a caption to a photo of himself and Lauren on their wedding day.

Lost in Each Other's Eyes

The couple got married in late June in Arkansas.

It was presumed at the time that they'd announce a pregnancy shortly afterward, with numerous celebrity gossip sources out there wondering whether Swanson was expecting.

As it tragically turns out, the answer at one point was yes: She was pregnant.

But Swanson then lost the baby.

She and Josiah confirmed the awful news on last Monday's season premiere of Counting On.

“It really was a hard time for our family going through this right after we got married," he said on air, adding:

"And all the dreams of getting to see our little one and hold it in our hands dashed before our eyes."

Special Twosome

Swanson started to feel sick as she and her husband were preparing to go away for a friend's wedding.

She initially thought the cramping and stomach pain was due to some kind of dietary problem... but then she learned otherwise.

"It was late at night and I went to the restroom, and right there was the baby. Gone. I couldn't believe it, and I was hoping it wasn't true," Swanson told fans and viewers on this return episode of the TLC program.

So very sad.

We cannot imagine going through such a thing.

Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson Together

Thankfully, however, Duggar and Swanson's bond remains strong, as evidenced by this Valentine's Day message.

And they also have the support of their loved ones to get them through this challenging time in their marriage.

“We love you so much and look forward to meeting your little one when we get to heaven!” Anna Duggar, who suffered her own miscarriage, told the pair on Instagram.

John David Duggar Abbie Grace Burnett echoed this sentiment, writing on their own account:

“[We] will continue to pray for you both!”

Same here.

Perhaps Lauren and Josiah can take solace in knowing that the following stars have sadly also suffered through a miscarriage:

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