The “Counting On” star, 30, addressed her followers in an emotional video posted on YouTube Monday the place she detailed the entire journey. The video begins with Jill and Derrick discovering out they’re pregnant after which telling their two sons, Israel David, 6, and Samuel Scott, 4.
“We lately discovered that we have been anticipating our third child,” the couple wrote in a statement on their web site. “We have been all thrilled! It was enjoyable to see a lot pleasure within the boys’ faces as we shared the information with them.”
“Nevertheless, a number of days later we began miscarrying,” their assertion stated. “Regardless that it was too early to inform the infant’s gender, we picked a reputation that we really feel encompasses our child’s significance and the life we’ll all the time bear in mind: River Bliss Dillard.”
Jill and Derick, who married in 2014, defined the reasoning behind the title River. “One which means for River is ‘tranquil’…and right here in Arkansas, rivers are sometimes a serene, stunning escape in nature,” they stated. Moreover, River is a phrase/title that’s talked about quite a few instances within the Bible.
“Our child does not get to dwell right here with us on earth, however is without end with the supply of the river of life, within the presence of the Lord!” the couple stated. “And we selected Bliss for a center title as a result of our child resides in good bliss with the Lord and was such a present that introduced immense pleasure and happiness to us though solely with us right here on earth for a short while.”
Jill and Derick selected to half methods with TLC, the community behind “Counting On” and “19 Youngsters and Counting,” in 2017.
In April, the pair reacted to Josh Duggar’s arrest for possession of kid pornography. In an announcement to E!, they stated, “We simply discovered this data. It is vitally unhappy.”
On the time, Jill’s sister Jinger and her husband Jeremy Vuolo publicly denounced Josh’s habits. “We’re disturbed to listen to of the fees in opposition to Josh. Whereas this case should undergo the authorized system, we need to make it clear that we completely condemn any type of little one abuse and totally assist the authorities and judicial course of of their pursuit of justice,” she wrote.