1. Headline
  1. Headline
TODAY.com
updated 12/8/2011 10:14:10 PM ET 2011-12-09T03:14:10

Jim Bob Duggar, father of 19, wrote this note to friends and fans about his wife Michelle's miscarriage, announced Thursday. (Read story here.) He provided it to TODAY.com to post online.

  1. More from TODAY.com
    1. Aretha Franklin covers Adele's 'Rolling in the Deep': Who did it best?

      When 26-year-old Adele found fame with her classic soul and R&B sound, she followed in the footsteps of the greats who cam...

    2. CDC confirms first Ebola case in U.S.
    3. Joan Lunden opens up about 'very complicated' breast cancer battle
    4. 'Bachelorette' Ashley Hebert welcomes baby boy with J.P. Rosenbaum
    5. Fumble! NFL player injured while potty-training his puppy

Dear Friends,

On behalf of the whole Duggar Family we would like to thank everyone for their prayers, emails and outpouring of love. We discovered during a routine 19-week ultrasound that our 20th child, who was due in April 2012, passed away recently. As our whole family is grieving, we also know that God promises to work all things for good in our lives. We rest in knowing, that even though our child has departed this life that we will one day see each other again in heaven.

Our prayer is that baby Duggar’s passing will help us all realize that this life is short, and our relationship with Jesus is the most important thing. He gives us a peace in our hearts as He guides us through whatever we might face.

We love you,

Jim Bob & Michelle Duggar & Family

Romans 8:28

© 2012 MSNBC Interactive.  Reprints

More on TODAY.com

  1. 20th Cenrtry Fox via Everett Col

    Should you see ‘Gone Girl’? From Affleck to Fincher, 4 reasons to buy a ticket

    9/30/2014 5:37:22 PM +00:00 2014-09-30T17:37:22
  1. CDC confirms first Ebola case in U.S.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the first patient to accidentally carry Ebola to the United States has been diagnosed at a hospital in Dallas.

    9/30/2014 9:02:46 PM +00:00 2014-09-30T21:02:46
  1. J. Scott Applewhite / AP

    White House breach was ‘unacceptable,' Secret Service director testifies

    9/30/2014 6:37:10 PM +00:00 2014-09-30T18:37:10
  1. Detroit Lions via Twitter

    Fumble! NFL player injured while potty-training his puppy

    9/30/2014 4:23:14 PM +00:00 2014-09-30T16:23:14