Josiah Duggar and Lauren Swanson are still struggling following their devastating miscarriage. The couple, who got married in June 2018, went public with their loss back in October.
“I just want to thank each and everyone of you for your prayers, support, and for all you Mama’s [sic] out there for sharing your angel baby stories,” the 19-year-old wrote in a photo caption for Instagram on Sunday, March 24.
“It’s easy to share those happy times in our lives, but sharing something hard, like losing a baby can be like putting salt to a wound.”
She continued, “I know by y’all sharing your stories it has not only helped me, but many other women who have gone through the same trials. ‘He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.’”
The couple from Counting On went public with their miscarriage in October, and they first opened up about it in February.
“Many of yall don’t know this, but a couple of months ago we found out we were expecting, however, soon after we miscarried,” they wrote on a post in February.
“At first, we kind of wanted to just stay quiet about the news, but knew that since everyone is anticipating for us to announce that [we’re] having a baby, we felt like it was time that we told everyone that our first and only baby is in heaven.”
They continued, “It is hard to hear when people [ask] us if we are expecting, when we only recently lost our baby. You can imagine it was devastating to the both of us.”
Ultimately they just want other couples to not feel alone in their loss.
“To the ones who have gone through this, I know your pain. It’s real and terrible. I just want you to know you don’t have to suffer in pain alone,” they wrote.
“It is not your fault. We greatly appreciate your prayers as we go through this hard time!”