Joy-Anna Duggar and her husband, Austin Forsyth, shared heartbreaking news with their fans on July 3.

The news comes just two months after they announced that she and Austin were expecting their second child after welcoming son Gideon in 2018.

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Today marks one week since we heard these words… . “So this is your baby’s heart (pointing to the ultrasound screen). I don’t hear a heartbeat or see any movement.” . We had gone in for our 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal. It was a baby girl. Although we don’t understand why, God has given us unexplainable peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Yes, it still hurts and we have cried countless tears, but we know that we can trust the Lord. In the words of King David after the loss of his baby, “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me” (2 Sam 12:23). We don’t grieve as those who have no hope because we trust that we will see this little one again. We named her Annabell Elise. Annabell means “God has favored me”, and Elise means “God satisfies”. What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus. Please pray for continued healing, not only physically but for our hearts as well. . “All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside? Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide? Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell! For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well, For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.” -Fanny Crosby

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Along with a black and white photo of Joy in a hospital bed and Austin consoling her, the mom wrote:

Today marks one week since we heard these words…

“So this is your baby’s heart (pointing to the ultrasound screen). I don’t hear a heartbeat or see any movement.”

We had gone in for our 20-week ultrasound and gender reveal. It was a baby girl.

Although we don’t understand why, God has given us unexplainable peace and comfort during this very difficult time. Yes, it still hurts and we have cried countless tears, but we know that we can trust the Lord. In the words of King David after the loss of his baby, “I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me” (2 Sam 12:23). We don’t grieve as those who have no hope because we trust that we will see this little one again.

The 21-year-old continued, saying she and Austin named their baby girl Annabell Elise:

Annabell means “God has favored me”, and Elise means “God satisfies”. What a precious thing to know that when our daughter opened her eyes, the first thing she saw was the face of Jesus.

Please pray for continued healing, not only physically but for our hearts as well.

Joy then concluded her post with a quote of faith:

“All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside?
Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide?
Heav’nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell!
For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well,
For I know, whate’er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.”
-Fanny Crosby

Thousands of people offered the young couple their condolences, including a handful of her sisters.

Jessa Seewald wrote:

Our hearts are breaking over your loss. Such beautiful words you’ve written in your post. Annabell will forever be in our hearts. We love you all and are praying for God’s peace and comfort during this time.

And their sister-in-law, Lauren Duggar, who experienced her own loss last October, added:

Annabell will be forever loved and missed! I’m sure she and Asa are best buds. #angelbabies

Our thoughts and prayers are with Joy and Austin during this difficult time.

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