In October of 2021, Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband, Derick Michael Dillard, experienced something no two parents should ever experience – the loss of their unborn child. On Monday, she shared an Instagram post as she reflected on the one-year anniversary of that tragic day.
She explained that she feels “conflicted with feelings of loss and joy,” adding that she misses “the moments we never had with River.” It was a heartbreaking story at the time and it’s just as heartbreaking one year later. She ended the post by saying, “I miss you & I’ll love you forever!”
According to the NCBI, nearly 1 in every 4 pregnancies end in a miscarriage – something Jill Duggar Dillard feels for. My heart is also heavy for others who wish so badly to be mamas or have experienced loss and are still praying for their miracle,” she said in the Instagram post.
For those dealing with a miscarriage, Stanford Children’s Health wants you to know that your rollercoaster of emotions is completely normal. By sharing your experience with professionals, as well as others that have gone through something similar, you can learn how to cope with it.
Jill is looking forward to the day they finally get to meet their baby. “I can’t wait to see you in heaven my baby! Until then, have fun running the streets of gold with Jesus and getting lots of cuddles from grandpa & great grandparents and cousins who have joined you there!” she said.
Jill Duggar Dillard Keeping Busy With Third Child, Freddy
Jill Duggar Dillard and her husband have built such a beautiful family over the past seven years. The couple has two sons together – a 5-year-old named Samuel Scott and a 7-year-old named Israel David. And while River is in a better place, the couple has since welcomed a third child.
Frederick ‘Freddy’ Michael, who was pictured with Jill in her Instagram post, was born on July 7, 2022. “I feel so so thankful for where we are this year holding our sweet little newborn & I do not take for granted what a blessing this journey of motherhood is,” the television personality said.
The Dillard family explained the meaning behind their third child’s name – with ‘Frederick’ meaning ‘Peaceful Ruler’ and ‘Michael’ meaning ‘Gift From God.’ Considering what Jill and Derick have gone through over the past 12 months, we think they chose the perfect name.
The ‘rainbow baby’ is blessed to have such a loving mother and father – as well as two siblings that are going to set a good example in the years to come. We’re so happy for this couple and hope they instill a slight glimmer of hope in other couples out there coping with a miscarriage.
A couple of weeks after giving birth to Freddy, Jill was forced to undergo surgery on her gallbladder after experiencing unrelenting pain in her abdomen. It wasn’t an ideal situation, but she had all the support she could ask for and the surgery went well – which makes us happy!
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