A Mother’s Heartbreak: Duggar Girl Opens Up About Her Tragic Miscarriage
Anna’s Hard Times
Anna Duggar has had a really hard go of things. She went from a life of obscurity to the public spotlight with just two words (“I do”). Then, just a few years later, she shot into the halls of infamy when her famous husband Josh Duggar’s misdeeds (and actual crimes) became public knowledge. The young mother’s name was thrown into every headline as a scorned woman, an unknowing wife to a criminal, and all-around person of interest.
These days, the hub-bub around Josh has quieted down, but that doesn’t mean things are always easy for the mother-of-five. Far from it. At least she’s appreciating things when they’re good.
“+1 in heaven”
Anna recently took to her social media to share a little insight into her everyday life with her five kids. Alongside a sweet video of her family eating a snack, the mother wrote,
“You know you’re a #DuggarMom when your kids eat cucumbers faster than you can prepare them! I’m so thankful for the 5 beautiful children God has given us (+1 in heaven!). Jim Bob & Michelle have 10 grandchildren and 2 more on the way. On Joshua’s side of the family I’m mommy to 1/2 of the grandchildren so far…and the only grand-daughters! #[email protected]”
Note the addition of the “+1 in heaven”? Yeah, fans did too.
The TLC star was no doubt referring to her traumatic miscarriage almost a decade ago at this point. She previously opened up about the experience when talking to Meredith Vieira on The Today Show in 2010. At the time, she was appearing to announce another pregnancy but they also dove deep into how the miscarriage affected their family and how they got through it. Anna told Meredith:
“It was very hard to go through the excitement of finding out we were expecting a little one and then losing it. […] One thing that really helped was thanking God, thanking him in the good times and thanking him when things don’t go the way we expected them to … If you thank God it really, really releases you and helps you to be able to go on with life.”