Lauren Swanson and Josiah Dugger have been through one of the painful experiences imaginable.
But they’ve managed to come out the other side.
And now they’d like to thank all the fans and followers who helped them along the way.
About six weeks after explaining to the world that Swanson suffered a miscarriage a little while back, the TLC star used her social media platform yesterday to offer up an update and to express her extreme gratitude.
“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,” the Counting On star captioned an Instagram photo of a framed wedding photo of the couple placed atop a piano.
She added in this post:
"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."
And Lauren concluded with a bible verse from Psalm 147:3:
He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
As previously reported, and as depicted on an episode of TLC’s Counting On, Swanson suffered a miscarriage in October; she and her husband opened up about the loss in a video that aired this past February.
“It really was a hard time for our family going through this right after we got married,” Duggar said at the time, adding:
"And all the dreams of getting to see our little one and hold it in our hands dashed before our eyes.”
Just so very tragic.
For her part, Swanson – who married Duggar in 2018 – said that the twosome were opening up about their loss because “nobody really talks about it,” explaining:
“We just wanted to let y’all know that you’re not alone.”
It certainly is true that many celebrities have suffered miscarriages, as have many women overall.
One in four, in fact, according to some estimates.
Wrote Swanson back on February 11:
To the ones who have gone through this, I know your pain. It’s real and terrible. I just want you to know you don’t have to suffer in pain alone. It is not your fault.
We greatly appreciate your prayers as we go through this hard time!
We continue to send Lauren and Josiah the very best and we hope they never have to go through this again.