Jinger and Jeremy Open Up About Pregnancy Loss
The Counting On couple share their experience with miscarriage.
The Vuolos are thrilled to share they are expecting a second baby girl. But just as they celebrate this new life, they’re opening up about a private past loss.
On Instagram, Jinger wrote, “I’m excited! Yet, the overwhelming feelings of joy and anticipation that I’m feeling today are a sharp reminder of the overwhelming feelings of sadness and loss I felt last November. On a Monday evening, Jer and I were rejoicing with our families as we announced that I was pregnant. Yet, in God’s perfect timing, it was the next morning that I awoke knowing something wasn’t right.
“Within moments I knew that I’d lost the baby. Tears filled my eyes, sadness cloaked my soul. Having just lost my grandmother months before, the news of new life was like spring lilies blossoming after a dark, cold winter. And in a moment, that life was gone.
“I know many of you can relate. The minutes feel like hours, the hours like days, don’t they? I was helpless—nothing I could do would restore the lost life. Yet, I was never hopeless.
“In those moments, I did the only thing I could. I rehearsed the timeless truths upon which I’ve anchored my soul—the truth that God is sovereign, and he is good. The truth that Job recited, thousands of years ago, in his agony: “The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.” The pain doesn’t leave quickly. It’s not meant to. But in the midst of pain, the hope we hold is in God who works “all things together for good for those who love him and are called according to his purpose” (Rom 8:28). Dear friends, the reality is, at times we are helpless. But never, and I mean never, do we have to be hopeless.”
Husband Jeremy also shared his own feelings, writing on social media, “Today is a time to celebrate. Jinger, Felicity, and I are excited to welcome a new member of our family this November! But today’s joy is not without sorrow. Last November, we announced to our families that Jinger was pregnant. The timing was especially painful, with her nudging me awake the next morning, tears filling her eyes. I’ll never forget that moment when we realized we’d lost the baby.
“In the face of death, something shifted in my perspective of life. I was reminded how fleeting—how fickle—it really is. And immediately, a deep gratitude for the life I’d been given—not just mine, but the life of those around me—set in. I remember that morning staring at Felicity as she slept, thanking the Lord over and over for giving her to us. God chose to take our little one to heaven last November. And for that, I’ll praise him. But he’s given us new life to arrive this November. The timing seems right.
“As we pray for her safe development in the womb, we can’t help but rejoice, even if there’s sorrow mixed in.”
Our hearts go out to the Vuolos as they navigate the joys and sorrows of their family's journey.