Skip to Content

Joy-Anna Duggar will never move on from the tragedy that befell her and husband Austin Forsyth a few weeks ago.

This is simply an awful fact of life for anyone who has suffered a miscarriage.

But the reality star has, in a way, moved on from the universe-altering event on Instagram at least.

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Selfie
Photo via Instagram

For the first time since revealing to her followers that she lost her baby after being pregnant for five months, Joy-Anna has shared an image on social media.

It’s simple, yet beautiful, with the camera focused on Joy-Anna and Austin’s one-year old son, Gideon, fast asleep on her mother’s lap.

Duggar simply wrote "zzz" and included a baby face emoji and a blue heart emoji as a caption to this precious snapshot.

Check it out for yourself:

Photo via Instagram

Duggar and Forsyth got married in May of 2017 and welcomed Gideon just a short time later.

They surprised fans by announcing earlier this year that they were expecting a sibling for their young son… only to then confir, on July 4 that Joy-Anna had lost this second child.

“Today marks one week since we heard these words… ‘So this is your baby’s heart (pointing to the ultrasound screen). I don’t hear a heartbeat or see any movement.’ We had gone in for our 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal. It was a baby girl," the couple wrote at the time.

They went on to add:

Although we don’t understand why, God has given us unexplainable peace and comfort during this very difficult time.

Yes, it still hurts and we have cried countless tears, but we know that we can trust the Lord. In the words of King David after the loss of his baby, ‘I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me’ (2 Sam 12:23).

We don’t grieve as those who have no hope because we trust that we will see this little one again.

Joy-Anna Duggar and Austin Forsyth in the Hospital
Photo via Instagram

A couple days after breaking this terrible news, Duggar and Forsyth posted a photo of their stillborn daughter.

“We only had her for 20 weeks, Life is fragile and precious," wrote Joy-Anna and Austin as a caption to this photo, adding:

"So thankful the Lord gave her to us for that short time! She will be in our hearts forever! Thank you all for your love and support! We can feel the prayers!

"Thank you, @carlinbates98 for coming to town to be here for me and for doing my hair and makeup for pictures with our little girl!"

The couple also said it had named their little girl Annabell Elise.

Truly Heartbreaking
Photo via Instagram

In response to the miscarriage, many of Joy-Anna’s well-known loved ones responded with message of sorrow and support.

Wrote Jessa Seewald:

@AustinandJoyforsyth our hearts are breaking over your loss. Such beautiful words you’ve written in your post. Annabell will forever be in our hearts. We love you all and are praying for God’s peace and comfort during this time.

And Anna Duggar:

Austin and Joy we love you both so much and my heart aches for your loss, we look forward to meeting Annabel Elise one day in heaven!

And Tori Roloff ot Little People, Big World fan also chimed in, saying the following online:

"I am so sorry. You are in my prayers. How blessed she is that she gets to be with Jesus and she gets to call you two mom and dad."