Hundreds Attend Duggar Memorial After Miscarriage

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Friends and family of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar attended a memorial service Wednesday to pay their respects to the couple's 20th child, a stillborn baby girl named Jubilee Shalom.
The service was attended by hundreds of mourners in Springdale, Arkansas, People magazine reports. "I feel a great sorrow and grief, and yet at the same time I have a peace in my heart," Michelle told the magazine. "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 that Michelle had recorded for Jubilee beforehand was played at the memorial because she said she knew it would be too emotional to read during at the service. Michelle, who says she's been resting and is currently feeling well, also revealed how she was moved by women at the service who shared their own experiences with miscarriage. "They told me, 'I felt like this was a service for my little one, I needed to be here today,'" she told People.

Jim Bob said of the experience: "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. It was very healing, and we have precious memories."

During a recent routine check-up to find out the sex of their 20th child, the doctor was unable to find a heartbeat and told the stars of TLC's 19 Kids and Counting that Michelle had miscarried.