The Duggar family, who star in TLC's reality television show 19 Kids and Counting, have posed a photograph of Michelle Duggar holding Jubilee Shalom's tiny hand, along with an audio message, on the Internet.
The Duggars - the father, Jim Bob, and the mother, Michelle - live in Arkansas and have, as the name of their television show suggests, 19 children. Michelle, who was pregnant with their 20th, was due to give birth in April. However, she suffered a miscarriage in her second trimester, on Dec. 8, resulting in the death of her daughter, Jubilee.
The Duggars held a memorial service for their daughter last week, at which time they posted the photograph and letter online, on their blog.
You were only here with us such a short time, Michelle said, It's an awesome thought to me that you fulfilled your life's purpose in such a short time. What a blessing to know that you are in the arms of Jesus and that it was his face that you saw first.
I will miss listening to your heartbeat ... I will miss feeling you kick in my tummy, she continued.
The Duggars have nine girls and 10 boys, all of whom have names beginning with the letter J.