While Jessa Duggar-Seewald is prepping up for her second baby, the ‘Counting On’ star took the time to write a lengthy post on their family’s blog to honor her mother, Michelle Duggar, on her birthday.
Thinking highly of her mom, the pregnant Duggar daughter came up with a list of 101 things she is grateful for in Michelle and took to Instagram to post several photos.
Aside from thanking her mom “for carrying on joyfully even after nights of minimal sleep, and your display of God’s sweet and enduring grace,” she also appreciates the fact that Michelle allows her children to “eat leftover pizza for breakfast.”
Moving back home to the United States after her mission work in El Salvador, Jessa’s older sister Jill Duggar-Dillard also shared her “happy birthday” message to their mom. The mother-of-one came up with a straightforward blog post that had a more conversational approach.
“You are such an example to all of us young moms and someone I aspire to be like,” Jill wrote on the Duggar family blog. “You’re not only my mom but one of my best friends! I am so grateful to God for you and your love for him! Mama, I couldn’t ask for a better mom! Now that I have a little guy, I understand more how blessed I was to have you as my mom!”
The 50-year-old Duggar matriarch, who starred on the now-cancelled ’19 Kids and Counting,’ is reportedly taking in another child into the family, bringing it to 20 kids and counting.
“[O]n Aug. 31, the former 19 Kids and Counting stars Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, were granted temporary guardianship of an 8-year-old boy — making that their 20th child,” In Touch Weekly reported. “The 8-year-old boy is the son of Michelle’s niece, Rachel Hutchins, who’s been struggling to care for him. Rachel, 23, is homeless, unemployed and has had a slew of financial setbacks and problems with the law.”
Such addition to the Duggar family comes at a time that Jessa and husband Ben are also looking forward to the arrival of their second baby.
“We are overjoyed to announce that Spurgeon has a new title in life as ‘big brother,'” she wrote in her family blog. “We are so thankful that God is adding to our family.
She is also looking forward to 2017 as a “wonderful year already”, knowing that “Spurgeon will do a great job in his new role. Having Spurgeon has been such a wonderful blessing and we cannot wait to see the face of this sweet new baby (or babies!).”
‘Counting On’ season 2 airs every Tuesday on TLC.