I am the mother of 11 children.
Some of you that know me personally will pause when I say that, because you know me as the mother of seven children.
Both are true. I am the mother of seven children here upon this earth, seven little ones that God has intrusted me with to raise for His glory.
But, God has given us my husband and I eleven children, since we married over 16 years ago. We have four little ones in heaven waiting for us. Four of our little ones went straight to be with Jesus.
And so my heart can particularly sympathise with the Duggar family right now.
I know what it is like to hold a tiny, precious, perfect little baby in the palm of my hand.
I know what is it like to put a little part of you into the ground and feel your heart go with it.
And yes, no matter how many other children are surrounding you…the pain is real.
I have been saddened by the heartless comments that the world has made regarding the Michelle Duggar’s miscarriage.
But, I have delighted to see the way their family has shown that each child, even the ones that are gone before they have taken their first breath…are precious. They are precious to God and precious to us.
I wanted to take my little Baby Siete to every abortion clinic in the country and let these hurting mothers see the perfect seven week developement our baby had; having been born still floating in his little sac with the tiny umbilical cord that his daddy cut, just like my husband had at the other siblings births.
I wanted to shout to the world that this child whose little body parts were nearly microscopic was not less a baby brother to his siblings as they held him in their hand to say goodbye.
And I joy in the gift of being the instrument used of God to create another soul for His glory…His and His alone.
And so Baby Job, Baby Hope, Baby Seise, and Baby Siete are still and will always be a part of our family’s lives.
May you be blessed by this beautiful video made by the Duggar Family.
Jubilee Shalom Duggar from John Andersen on Vimeo.