Last month, Amy Duggar posted photos from her baby shower, and fans were quick to point out that something seemed seriously amiss.
Though it appeared to be a well-attended affair, it looked as though none of Amy's famous cousins were in attendance.
As you can see, the first pic posted by Amt featured several close friends, but no Counting On cast members.
Because everything the Duggars do is dissected within an inch of its life these days, Amy's comments section quickly exploded with inquiries as to her cousins' whereabouts.
She didn't employ the usual Duggar strategy of simply ignoring the comments entirely.
But she also didn't provide an in-depth explanation of why Jill, Jessa, and company were missing from her first pics.
Instead, Amy simply posted a pair of new photos, including the one above, proof positive that a wide array of Jim Bob's daughters were in attendance.
It seems it was a joyous afternoon for all in attendance, especially Amy, who -- while she's admittedly terrified of giving birth -- is said to be absolutely thrilled with the prospect of welcoming her first child.
But as Amy's second pic reminds us, the afternoon was bittersweet for one attendee.
Joy-Anna Duggar suffered a miscarriage back in July, and thus, was not included in a photo that featured all of the Duggar women who are currently pregnant.
When one fan inquired as to Joy's absence, Anna explained that her cousin was forced to "leave early."
She did not provide a reason for the premature departure, but did praise Joy-Anna's strength.
“She is a beautiful person and is so strong," Anna replied.
"We all love her so much!”
Many concluded that Joy-Anna decided to take off early as attending a baby shower so soon after her miscarriage proved to be more than she could handle emotionally.
We may never know for sure, but it's not hard to see how the afternoon might have been a profoundly difficult one for the 21-year-old.
While insiders say Joy-Anna is handling her grief well with the help of her faith, we're sure this remains an intensely painful time in her young life.
We wish Joy and her husband, Austin Forsyth, all the best.