The couple have two sons, Israel David, 6, and Samuel Scott, 4.
Jill Duggar Dillard reveals she suffered a miscarriage while pregnant with her and husband Derrick Dillard’s third child.
The 30-year-old “Counting On” star addressed his fans in an emotional video posted on YouTube on Monday where he details the entire journey. The video begins with Jill and Derrick discovering they are pregnant and then telling their two sons, Israel David, 6, and Samuel Scott, 4.
“We recently learned we were expecting our third child,” the couple wrote Statement on their website. “We were all thrilled! It was fun seeing the boys’ faces so happy when we shared the news with them.”
“However, a few days later we started having miscarriages,” her statement said. “Even though it was too early to tell the gender of the baby, we chose a name that we think will reflect the importance of our baby and the life we will always remember: River Bliss Dillard.”
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Jill and Derrick, who married in 2014, revealed the reason behind the name River. “There is a connotation for river ‘calm’ … and here in Arkansas, rivers are often a calm, beautiful escape into nature,” he said. Additionally, river is a word/name that is mentioned several times in the Bible.
“Our child does not live with us here on earth, but with the source of the river of life, in the presence of the Lord forever!” The couple said. “And we chose Bliss for a middle name because our baby is living in complete bliss with God and it was a gift that brought us great joy and happiness, even if we were only here on earth for a short time.” Were.”
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Jill and Derrick decided to part ways in 2017 with TLC, the networks behind “Counting On” and “19 Kids and Counting.”
In April, the pair reacted to Josh Duggar’s arrest for possessing child pornography. in a statement to I!, “We have just learned this information. It is very sad,” he said.
At the time, Jill’s sister Ginger and her husband Jeremy Woollow publicly condemned Josh’s behavior. “We are disturbed to hear about the allegations against Josh. Although this case must go through the legal system, we would like to make it clear that we condemn any form of child abuse and that the authorities and judicial process in the pursuit of justice fully support the wrote.