The family from 19 Kids & Counting have released some images of their dead fetal corpse. While I am not one to judge whether I think this is a right or wrong way to grieve (or right for Michelle and Jim Bobby for allowing another pregnancy at their ripe age and knowing that Michelle’s health was not 100% for carrying another child), to have the images “leak” publicly and posted online is very gross. Jubilee Shalom Duggar was to be Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s 20th child but in her 2nd trimester, Michelle lost the baby.
It was at the memorial today at their church in Arkansas that a slew of photographs were distributed to guests and shown on a big screen above the army of Duggars who were photographed smiling in their black attire. The only one not in black? Michelle who wore some bright turquoise blouse that I swear I’ve seen her wear before.
Because of her distraught demeanor and heavy heart, instead of speaking at the memorial Michelle wrote a letter to baby Jubilee and had it read at the service.
The letter read, “I feel a great sorrow and grief, and yet at the same time I have a peace in my heart. This is so sad, but I have peace. There are people praying for us and angels surrounding our home, and there was peace in the sorrow and the grief. Those feelings are mingled together.”
And Michelle isn’t going to let this death overcome her. She was quoted as telling People magazine, “We have so much to be thankful for. I know that in the days and weeks to come there will be other things that I will walk through, and grief that will come, and there will be times that we will worship and sing praises.”
I am sure this will all be shown on TLC during their hit reality show (hence the half smiles) and I am sure it will bring BIG ratings which, in turn, means big money for the baby making machines.
While I am saddened to hear the news of this deceased unborn infant, I hope that Jim Bob and Michelle don’t seek solace and comfort in sessions of unprotected sex.
Check out the photos from the Duggar Family Memorial here. WARNING: These pics may be too graphic for some.