Amy Duggar Explains Absence from Mary Duggar Memorial Episode

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The latest season of Counting On came to an emotional end on Tuesday night.

Fans who peered ahead knew they were in for a difficult viewing if they looked at the episode titled ("Grandma Duggar Remembered"), along with the official TLC synopsis.

Amy Duggar and Mary Duggar

The latter read as follows:

The four pregnant Duggar girls and Jessa have a maternity photoshoot and a surprise guest reveals she’s also expecting. Jinger and Jeremy prepare for their big move to L.A. but tragedy strikes when they get devastating news from back home.

Indeed, this season finale centered on the tragic death of Mary Duggar.

The mother fo Jim Bob, Mary died in June from an accidental drowning, an incident that reverberated all around this very tight-knit family.

Amy and Marry Duggar

Washington County Coroner Roger Morris confirmed to USA Today this summer that the death was an accident -- and that it took place at Mary’s home in Springdale, Arkansas.

“It appears she slipped and fell into the pool,” Morris told the publication.

Jill Duggar, meanwhile, broke the terrible and unexpected news of her grandmother’s passing on Instagram in a tribute, writing in part:

“My heart breaks… Grandma, you are greatly missed by all who knew you!"

Jinger Duggar with grandma Mary Duggar

Many other family members chimed in at the time, expressing their shock and sorrow.

On Tuesday's season finale, however, attention turned to someone who was absent from the mourning process, as many viewers were left to wonder about the status of Amy Duggar.

Specifically, why wasn't she shown as Mary's funeral?

Amy Duggar King with grandma Mary Duggar

The new mother actually addressed this question on Instagram prior to the airing of the finale, explaining that she simply couldn't handle any sort of spotlight at the time.

"It’s OK to request to grieve in private … it’s OK to not want to be shown,” the 33-year-old wrote as a caption to the photo below, adding:

“I was a mess that day, and even though it was a celebration of her life it was still probably the hardest day I’ve ever had."

Back in July, Amy shared with followers just how much trouble she was having without Mary around.

Amy Duggar Hugs Mary

She reiterated that challenge in this latest Instagram post.

“Not a day has gone by where I don’t think of her, she wasn’t just a grandma to me, but more of a best friend,” Amy continued, garnering several messages of support from fans.

“I hope you do watch the service tonight … she was so so loved," concluded Amy.

Mary Duggar and Family

The service referenced here by Amy and depicted on the finale was held oon June 17 in Tontitown.

Amy was among those in attendance, just to be clear, she just didn't want to be shown on camera.

The mother ofone later posted a sentimental message on social media in regard to the funeral.

“There was a rainbow the day Gma passed away … I’m standing in Gma’s front yard right now on the day of her funeral … and look,” she wrote, concluding:

"You know Gma would say ‘Rainbows are a sign of God’s Faithfulness.’ What a beautiful sight to see!"

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