Michelle And Jim Bob Duggar Have Planned The Memorial For Baby Jubilee

Mon, December 12, 2011 1:58pm EDT by 28 Comments

The Duggars are hosting a memorial service on Wed. Dec. 14 for the little baby girl they’ve named Jubilee.

19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar tragically suffered the miscarriage of their 20th child, and now they’re holding a memorial service for the little girl that they’ve named Jubilee Shalom Duggar, according to People.

During a routine ultrasound visit, the couple learned the sad news that the baby, who was due in April, no longer had a heartbeat. The doctor advised Michelle, 45, to let the miscarriage occur naturally, and she was taken care of by her family at their home.

Michelle was taken to the hospital on Dec. 11, but a family spokesperson said she’s recovering well.

“We have had many tears today,” said Jim Bob, 46. “This is life, and I understand that we are going though something that many others have. You think about the what-ifs, but God gives us strength to go on. We won’t be able to see this child’s life and the phases that we’ve seen for our other children, but we know we will see this child in heaven one day. We are thankful for each child, and we are blessed to have the children we have here and the ones we will meet someday in heaven.”

Jubilee’s memorial service will be Wednesday, Dec. 14 for friends and family.

“We would like to thank everyone for their prayers, emails and outpouring of love,” Jim Bob wrote in a letter he shared with People. “As our whole family is grieving, we also know that God promises to work all things for good in our lives. Our prayer is that Jubilee’s passing will help us all realize that this life is short, and our relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. He gives us a peace in our hearts as he guides us through whatever we might face.”

-Anna Moeslein

Get more updates on the Duggars:

  1. Michelle Duggar Plans To Name Miscarried Baby
  2. Michelle Duggar Suffers Miscarriage — So Sad
  3. 20 Kids And Counting! Michelle Duggar Is Pregnant AGAIN!