Anna Duggar has been through a lot in the last several months in the wake of Josh Duggar’s sex scandals. The mother of four compared the pain she has endured because of Josh to going through labor. Watch a clip of exactly what Anna said below!
Although Anna Duggar, 27, has vowed to stay by Josh Duggar‘s side despite his scandals, she can’t deny that she has dealt with some extremely difficult pain through all of it. When Anna and Josh’s sister Jessa Duggar, 23, discussed how Anna is doing on part three of the Jill & Jessa: Counting On special, Josh’s wife admitted that she has almost felt like she’s been in labor again.
“I think, for everyone, it’s been hard. It’s been a good opportunity to draw close to God and trusting God for his wisdom to take the next step,” Anna told Jessa. “At one point I was talking I was like, ‘I feel like I’ve been in labor for like, days.’ Because when you’re in labor you just make it through the next contraction and go on. I think there’s been a lot of that lately of just taking the next step and going on.”
Coincidentally, Anna gave birth to Meredith Grace — whom she is playing with while talking to Jessa — in July, shortly after reports broke that Josh had sexually molested Jessa, three other sisters, and a babysitter. About a month later, Josh admitted to having an account on cheating website Ashley Madison and had a sex addiction, for which he entered a faith-based rehab. It seems the pain Anna experienced while giving birth to Meredith hasn’t really been given a chance to subside.
Even with the trying times Anna has dealt with, she did her best to put a positive spin on a rather heartbreaking circumstances. Similar to the approach all of Josh’s siblings have taken amidst his scandals becoming public, Anna stresses that she saw the difficult situation as an opportunity to become closer to God.
Fighting back tears, Anna tells Jessa, “We’ll see what God has in store for the future.” While her faith has allowed her to forgive Josh and vow to remain married to him, Anna is clearly — and understandably — still going through some pretty intense pain. But as Anna has proved and Jessa vouched in the clip, Anna has remained impressively strong throughout the entire situation.
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