Michelle Duggar Shares Audio Message To Miscarried Baby
When the Duggars – of 19 Kids and Counting fame – distributed photos of their stillborn baby Jubilee Shalom at a memorial service a couple weeks ago, a thoughtless family member posted them on Twitter. That, of course, meant they went viral within minutes, with countless people weighing in on the appropriateness of such photos. Our take was that people should get over it; just because you can’t personally relate to the Duggars and how they choose to do things doesn’t make their pain any less real.
Now the nasty comments are surfacing once again thanks to an “audio letter” posted on the Duggars’ website. Unlike the photos, this one is intended for a wider audience (the mere fact that they posted it on their site kind of gives it away). It’s actually a video that features one of the leaked baby photos along with a four and a half-minute “letter” to Jubilee read out loud by Michelle Duggar. It begins with this:
“Dear Jubilee, mommy wanted to write a letter to my precious baby girl. You know, your name Jubilee Shalom Duggar means joyful celebration of peace. We were so thankful to God when we found out we were expecting you… So often in society babies are looked upon as a problem, trial or responsibility, but God says babies are a blessing. We do not believe that babies are a bother, a headache, or a financial drainer or a career interrupter…we love babies!”
You can listen to the rest here (warning: it’s heavy). Let the controversy begin…