On Could 17, 5 months after Amy’s cousin, Josh Duggar, was found guilty of receiving and processing youngster porn, Amy penned an open letter to Anna on Instagram saying she is “surrounded by the mistaken type of assist.”
“You’ve been taught because you had been a baby that marriage is eternally and also you prayed for God to ship you a companion. You’ve constructed a life and a household with him,” she wrote within the caption of a photograph of herself and Anna hugging at Anna’s wedding. “You didn’t select any of this, and your children actually didn’t both. I’m not coming after you with some form of powerful love factor. That is what’s merely on my coronary heart and I can’t assist however to precise it.”
She continued, “I cried as I learn the letter your individual father wrote in assist of your husband this week. It’s no marvel you’re struggling to know what to do to guard your individual children… you’ve clearly by no means had an instance there. That’s terrible and I’m so sorry for that.”
Amy went on to elucidate how her mother “confirmed me easy methods to arise and communicate up” and urged that there was “no disgrace in divorcing Josh.”
“Sometime your children shall be sufficiently old to grasp what sort of man their father actually is. You possibly can’t defend them from the reality for eternally!” Amy continued. “I’m saying all of this publicly in order that once they do develop up, they will even know that they'd relations shouting from the rooftops that they had been price defending all alongside. Your youngsters look as much as you a lot… Please be the function mannequin they want of their life. Dillon and I are greater than keen that can assist you.”
Amy shared that Josh has “chosen how historical past will keep in mind him” and mentioned that “as a Mama, your instinct to protect your kids all the time needs to be stronger than your concern.”
“The one individuals you'll upset by leaving are those keen to sacrifice you and your youngsters’s security to guard Josh and his secrets and techniques,” Amy concluded, signing off as “a Mama who received’t flip a blind eye.”
Amy’s message for Anna comes eight days earlier than his sentencing.