Congratulations are in order for Josiah Duggar and his wife, Lauren. The two are expecting a new little blessing to arrive later this fall, reported PEOPLE.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above and we are looking forward to this new season of parenting together!” they said quoting Bible verse James 1:17.
“God’s faithfulness to us in our most difficult moments has sustained us and brought us such love and comfort,” the parents-to-be added. “We cannot begin to tell you how much we are looking forward to holding this baby in our arms this fall.”
The couple only recently suffered a miscarriage in October. They confirmed the heart-wrenching news in an Instagram post 14 weeks ago. Although it was a time of sorrow, they felt comfort in knowing that their unborn baby was in the arms of Jesus Christ.
Their baby announcement comes just days after Josiah wrote a heartfelt Instagram post dedicated to Lauren. He shared the sweet message on Mother’s Day, praising all of her motherly qualities even though their first baby never had the chance to take a breath in this world.
“I have seen you love, protect, and how much you have given without getting anything in return. I wish our sweet baby could’ve seen just how wonderful a mother you are,” Josiah wrote in a special letter for his wife.
“Not all mothers arms get to hold their little one, or get to hear their baby’s laughs and cries,” he continued. “You may have missed out on these things since our baby was called home to be with Jesus, but you ARE a mother. I love you, Lauren!”
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