Joy-Anna, 22, shared a photo on Instagram of an illustration that she received from her friend. The drawing featured her holding her son, Gideon, with her husband, Austin, wrapping his arm around them. Joy-Anna was depicted holding Jesus’ hand in the illustration while the Christian figure cradled a baby.
“This!” the 22-year-old captioned the post.
She added, “I’ve always said ‘My little girl is in the arms of Jesus,’ but this visual always makes me tear up! Such a good reminder. Thankful for this sweet gift!”
The Counting On star found out the sex of her child at the time she learned of her miscarriage. Joy-Anna and Austin, 26, named their daughter Annabell Elise. In September 2019, she revealed on Instagram that Austin’s sister Meagan gifted her a monogrammed necklace with the child’s name.
“Thank you @meagalina for this thoughtful gift,” she said at the time. “It means so much to have such caring family around me! I love you!”
“Meeting the babies, I feel like that may be hard. But it’s not like I’m upset that I’ve lost my baby. I still am excited for them,” she said. “But you think, ‘What would my baby look like? What would she be like?’”
In November 2019, Joy-Anna shared photos from her pregnancy photoshoot with her sisters. “We are thankful for memories like these. We are thankful for the precious hours we were able to hold her in our arms and say our goodbyes. We are thankful that God allowed us to be her parents, and we know that her life—though it was brief—has changed our lives forever,” she wrote.