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Duggar Family Reveal How They Are Coping With Loss Of Baby Number 20

19/12/2011 17:21 | Updated 22 May 2015
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America's famous Duggar family have given an interview about the loss of their 20th child - a baby girl they named Jubilee Shalom.

Michelle, 45, told People magazine that she is being 'comforted by her older children', and 'comforting' her youngest.

She said that her seven-year-old son Jackson had asked her questions about Jubilee and she had explained to him there would 'be a day when we are going to be together again'.

Mrs Duggar added: "As the days go on, I know we will have time to talk through all this. I have been trying to hold my composure and do what I needed to do, and then be able to grieve."

She also revealed that her 20-year-old daughter Jill - who is training to be a midwife - had found Jubilee's loss particularly difficult to cope with. At a church service for Jubilee last week, Michelle said that Jill had been 'crying and weeping' the previous night: "I hugged her and said, 'I am holding on, and I am going to let the tears go. We can pray, cry and grieve together in the weeks and days we walk through this.' "

She said that Christmas will be a time for the family to be 'together'

"Our calendar is cleared off, and we are going to take time to talk and pray and cry," Michelle says. "This is going to be a time for our family to just be together."

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