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Duggar Family Miscarriage Focus of New Episode (VIDEO)

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By Sami K. Martin , Christian Post Reporter
March 26, 2012|11:32 am

The Duggar family's experiences in suffering a miscarriage last year will play out on TV during a special episode of their hit show "19 Kids and Counting" on TLC.

America learned last year that Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar had lost their 20th child, a daughter named Jubilee Shalom during Michelle's latest pregnancy. The family dealt with the death in both the public and private sectors, telling their story to the nation and then holding a private funeral for Jubilee.

In the new episode of "19 Kids and Counting," named "The Duggars Say Goodbye," viewers will be able to watch as Michelle and Jim Bob tell the children about the loss. "Trying to just keep my composure long enough for us to be able to get everybody together was very hard," Michelle says in a sneak peek of tomorrow's episode.

The memorial held for Jubilee will also be part of the show, and people will be able to experience first-hand the service, which was a collaboration with every member of the large Duggar family taking part. All of the children can be seen performing a number on their violins, which they all play. And photos of Jubilee, the same images that sparked fierce debate last year, will be seen.

Jim Bob and Michelle have been very open about their tragedy and told Radar Online that they "don't grieve without hope."

Michelle told People, "I feel a great sorrow and grief, and yet at the same time I have a peace I 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."

A letter read by Michelle was played at the memorial service and featured on the Duggar family's website. Michelle wanted to "pour my heart out to Jubilee, and I knew there was no way I could read this at the service."

"19 Kids and Counting" has been a feature on TLC since 2008, when it was just "17 Kids and Counting." The family has expanded since it began, with the births of Jodryn-Grace and Josie. The season finale will air Tuesday night at 9:00 p.m. EST.

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