Jill Duggar Dillard has rekindled an emotional controversy by resharing photos of her late sister Jubilee.
On December 8, 2011 Michelle Duggar learned that her expected daughter Jubilee Shalom Duggar no longer had a heartbeat. Three days later, at 18 weeks gestation, she was stillborn on December 11. In memory of Jubilee, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar’s daughter Jill posted photos to Instagram over the weekend that were taken of Jubilee and were included as part of her memorial service.
Shortly after her memorial in 2011, Amy Duggar tweeted out images that were widely circulated and written about which included Jubilee’s tiny hand and feet. These photos touched on such an incredibly sensitive topic for so many that we had to make the difficult decision to take them down from our original post.
Here’s what Jill had to say (Jill’s post, which includes images of Jubilee, is here):
5 years ago today my mom gave birth to my youngest little sister, Jubilee Shalom Duggar and Jesus welcomed her home to Heaven! She is a testimony to every life being beautiful; at 18 weeks gestation, she was a beautiful baby with little blue eyes, 10 fingers & 10 toes! She weighed 4 oz. and was 6 inches long. We miss you Jubilee and look forward to meeting you one day in Heaven!
A number of folks chimed in to show support for Jill and the Duggar family. “Watching your mom and the rest of your family deal with the loss of sweet Jubilee, helped me just a few months later, when I lost my baby at 10 weeks. I always remembered how your mom cried ‘the Lord giveth, the Lord taketh away’ and it blessed me so much. I know how her heart feels…away I’m so sorry for that. But I wouldn’t bring my baby back if I could, as I’m sure she wouldn’t hers either…they are in the most beautiful, safe place! In the loving arms of Jesus! Hugs and love to you all,” a follower on Instagram wrote.