Joy-Anna Duggar remains in recovery.
Both physically and mentally.
For such an understandable reason.
The 22-year old and her husband, Austin, suffered a personal tragedy in July when Joy-Anna suffered a miscarriage.
She had to give birth to a stillborn baby after 20 months of pregnancy... which is simply an imaginable experience for any woman to endure.
Already parents to 20-month old son named Gideon, the couple very much wants to give him a sibling.
But Duggar needs some more time to heal before she and Austin can try once again.
“We want to be wise and give my body time to heal,” the 19 Kids and Counting alum told Us Weekly about having more children.
She added in the latest issue of this tabloid:
“But we are excited for the children that God’s going to give us and can’t wait. I don’t know if four is the number. I mean, I would be fine with a few more if that’s what God wants us to have.”
For now, though, Joy-Anna has come to learn that certain things are out of her hands.
She and Austin shared a photo of their stillborn daughter (above) in July and told their followers the following at the time:
“We named her Annabell Elise.
"Annabell means ‘God has favored me,’ and Elise means ‘God satisfies. What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus.”
In the days, weeks and months since, the Counting On stars have received unending support from various loved ones.
“Austin’s family was a huge blessing,” Joy-Anna tells Us, continuing along this line:
“They would help keep Gideon so we could have some alone time. My parents and my siblings were there for me. They would come and bring us meals and food and just give us encouraging words.
"My mom would write down scripture for me and post it everywhere. We had a lot of support.”
For her part, Lauren Swanson recently explained how she tried to help Joy-Anna cope.
Overall, meanwhile, Joy-Anna makes it clear in this interview that Austin is her “anchor,” telling the publication:
“He was reminding me, ‘OK babe, remember, not only are you grieving and stuff, but your hormones are changing and your emotions.’ He was just there to support me.”
The Arkansas native added that the miscarriage was obviously tragic, but it did bring her "closer" to her husband.
It also helped them appreciate their son even more than they did before.
The couple, who got married in 2017, also plan to keep Annabell’s memory alive with a headstone on Austin’s family’s property.
“We’ll be able to go out there and visit her and where we buried her,” Joy-Anna explained.
She concluded of this unique idea:
“That’s going to be something special because a lot of our important things in life have happened there. We got engaged, we started dating and now we have her there. That’s just a really special spot.”