Three weeks after sharing photos of the daughter they “only had for 20 weeks,” Joy-Anna Forsyth and her husband Austin are giving an update on how they are doing.

As Dearly previously reported, after announcing they were expecting their second child together on May 1, Joy-Anna and Austin took to Instagram on July 3 to tell their followers that they had, sadly, lost their unborn daughter.

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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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As Joy wrote, they learned their daughter no longer had a heartbeat on June 26:

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.

The couple also revealed that they decided to name their late daughter, Annabell Elise.

Two days later, Joy and Austin took to Instagram again. This time they shared photos of Annabell after Joy had delivered her:

Now, Joy is opening up more about how she is feeling now that a month has passed.

The mom shared a photo of a bible verse that reads, “He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. Psalm 147:3”

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Our hearts are healing. Yes, those days come that I miss my little girl so much. Wishing I could have met her, seen Austin love on her and Gideon play with her. ? Yet, God has given us so much comfort. People say that I am strong, but I am not. It is Jesus’ strength that has carried me through. He’s given me a peace that passes all understanding and he has given me His JOY.??? . “No one ever cared for me like Jesus”. . He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. (Psalms 147:3) . The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all. (Psalm 34:18-19) #AnnabellEliseForsyth #inthearmsofJesus

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She then added, in part:

Our hearts are healing. Yes, those days come that I miss my little girl so much. Wishing I could have met her, seen Austin love on her and Gideon play with her. Yet, God has given us so much comfort.

People say that I am strong, but I am not. It is Jesus’ strength that has carried me through. He’s given me a peace that passes all understanding and he has given me His JOY. “No one ever cared for me like Jesus.”

Yet, while Joy doesn’t consider herself as strong during these difficult days, hundreds continue to praise the couple for their strength.

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