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By Nadia Mendoza

Last updated at 7:08 PM on 15th December 2011

Friends and family rallied around 19 And Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar yesterday as the couple mourned the loss of the stillborn daughter.

Hundreds gathered for the ceremony in Springdale, Arkansas, held in honour of little Jubilee Shalom.

The reality stars discovered that their 20th child no longer had a heartbeat during a doctors appointment on December 8.

Michelle, 45, had a natural miscarriage three days later.

After the memorial, a family member shared a heartbreaking picture on Twitter in her memory – before the online post was later deleted.

The photograph shows Michelle reaching out to touch daughter Jubilee’s tiny hand, with the juxtaposition of size deeply moving.

While Michelle obviously displays a fully grown adult hand, Jubilee’s is incredibly tiny, with her palm half the size of her mother’s finger tip.

Amy Duggar, a cousin who frequently appears on their hit TLC reality show tweeted the picture, saying: ‘RIP precious Jubilee Shalom Duggar! Can’t wait to meet you someday, thank you Lord for giving our family peace.’

Michelle, 45, had a natural miscarriage three days later.

After the memorial, a family member shared a heartbreaking picture on Twitter in her memory – before the online post was later deleted.

The photograph shows Michelle reaching out to touch daughter Jubilee’s tiny hand, with the juxtaposition of size deeply moving.

While Michelle obviously displays a fully grown adult hand, Jubilee’s is incredibly tiny, with her palm half the size of her mother’s finger tip.

Amy Duggar, a cousin who frequently appears on their hit TLC reality show tweeted the picture, saying: ‘RIP precious Jubilee Shalom Duggar! Can’t wait to meet you someday, thank you Lord for giving our family peace.’

Heartbreaking: A family member posted this picture of Michelle with her late daughter's tiny hand

At the ceremony, a selection of photos – which some might find distressing – were distributed to guests, with one image showing Jubilee’s tiny feet on Michelle’s hand, with the message: ‘There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.’

Michelle told America’s People magazine: ‘I feel a great sorrow and grief, and yet at the same time I have a peace in my heart.’

‘This is so sad, but I have peace. There are people praying for us and angels surrounding our home, and there was peace in the sorrow and the grief.

Radar Online report that Jubilee weighed just 4oz and measured 6cm when she was stillborn on December 11.

Husband Jim expressed his sadness, but says the child is now in heaven.

He said: ‘We won’t see this child’s life and the phases that we’ve seen for our other children, but we know we will see this child in heaven one day.

‘We are thankful for each child, and we are blessed to have the children we have here and the ones we will meet someday in heaven.’

The couple escaped tragedy when 19th child Josie was born five months premature, however she celebrated her second birthday last Saturday

 

 

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The Duggars share a lot with viewers on TLC’s “19 Kids & Counting,” but  this may just be one of the most unique things yet.

The family, who lost their 20th child, baby Jubilee Shalom Duggar, in a  miscarriage earlier this month, shared photos of the baby fetus in images that  were shown at the memorial.

The controversial photos were first posted on Twitter by a family member  before quickly making their way around the Internet, according  to TMZ.

In them, a set of tiny feet are held between someone’s – presumably  Michelle’s – thumb and index finger.

“There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world,”  one photo reads.

Hundreds of family members and friends turned out for the service, held  Wednesday in Springdale, Ark. Michelle, who knew she would be too emotional to  express her thoughts and feelings in front of the overwhelming crowd, instead  played a letter she had read and recorded, according to People.

“I feel a great sorrow and grief, and yet at the same time I have a peace in  my heart,” the 45-year-old mother said. “This is so sad, but I have peace.

“There are people praying for us and angels surrounding our home, and there  was peace in the sorrow and the grief. Those feelings are mingled together.”

The Duggars first  learned of the tragedy during a routine checkup Dec. 8 when their doctor  couldn’t locate the tiny baby’s heartbeat.

“We had just been talking about baby names last night and they were getting  excited about naming a boy or a girl,” Michelle said at the time of breaking the  news to her 19 children. “It has been a real sad disappointment.”

But the family is choosing to look on the bright side of the situation.

“We have so much to be thankful for,” Michelle told People. “I know that in  the days and weeks to come there will be other things that I will walk through,  and grief that will come, and there will be times that we will worship and sing  praises.

“I know that God will allow me to continue to release the emotions that I  will release.”

Added Jim Bob: “I really believe  that God sees the bigger picture. I hope that her short life can encourage other  people who have gone through things like this.”

 

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