FIRST LOOK: Duggars move on from tragic miscarriage that saw mom Michelle lose 20th child, in new season of 19 Kids And Counting
21:11 GMT, 21 August 2012
Michelle Duggar and her super-sized family were last seen dealing with the tragic miscarriage that stole the mother's twentieth child away from her.
Now, as a new season of 19 Kids And
Counting returns to television screens, the family from Tontitown,
Arkansas are seen attempting to move on with their lives.
In a new episode of the reality
series, which stars Mrs Duggar, 45, as well as her husband Jim Bob and their
19 children, the giant clan travel to Florida to attend the wedding of
David and Priscilla, who is the sister of Anna, Josh Duggar's wife.
Moving on: America's largest family, the Duggars, are seen moving on from mother Michelle's tragic miscarriage in a new season of 19 Kids And Counting. the entire clan, including all 19 children, are seen above
Life goes on: The family attend the wedding of their won's wife's sister as they try to put the past behind them
The previous season had followed the family's heartbreak over losing Jubilee Shalom Duggarlast December.
She is seen telling the camera during the new episode, which screens on August 28: 'We have the hope that we're going to see her again some day. Being in a large family, we have a lot to keep us busy and so sometimes
the business of life can be a blessing, when you're trying to overcome grief and sorrow.'
Indeed, the tragic times are truly contrasted with the excitement and joy surrounding the forthcoming wedding of Josh's sister-in-law. Josh is one of the Duggar sons and the first to marry.
Priscilla and her family welcome the Duggars into the couple's wedding planning, which, it seems, the giant clan could not be more happy about.
Come together: The Duggars are seen getting involved with the family of their son's wife, seen above
David had courted Priscilla for eight months before he popped the question – the pair have never kissed.
Michelle says that they're 'keeping it on a business level', clearly excited to witness the couple tie the knot in a matter of days.
Meanwhile, the older Duggar girls discuss their ideal future husbands, each admitting that they hope to find men that resemble their father Jim Bob.
They are seen explaining the ins and outs of dating which involves 'funneling' potential suitors to their father in order for him to give his seal of approval.
Jim Bob says: 'I would ask questions about what their background
is, what their future goals are, just a variety of questions about their spiritual life, about their
relationship with God and then I'm also determining whether their
personality will line up with the daughter they're interested in.'
Mourning mother: In last season's finale, Michelle was seen telling the children she had lost baby Jubilee
Sad news: The matriarch was seen wearing a tight smile as one of her boys asked when he'll meet Jubilee
Putting on a brave face: She then sat down with two of her 19 children (above) to break the tragic news
His daughter Jill, one of the girls' most outspoken sisters, says: 'We do have a way that we hope to see relationships develop.'
The matriarch was seen at the end of last season with a tight smile on her face as one of her little boys
asked whether they'll get to meet a new baby brother or sister.
'Trying to just keep my composure long enough for us to be able to get everybody together was very hard,' she revealed.
Michelle was clearly overwhelmed as she
began to tell her children the tragic news – she broke down as soon
as she looked towards her husband for strength.
The family held a touching ceremony for Jubilee.
Jim Bob expressed his sadness during the ceremony, but said their child is now in heaven.
Tragic: A Duggar daughter wiped away tears away after hearing about Jubilee's passing last season
He said: 'We won’t see this child’s life
and the phases that we’ve seen for our other children, but we know we
will see this child in heaven one day.'
'We are thankful for each child, and we
are blessed to have the children we have here and the ones we will meet
someday in heaven.'