Michelle Duggar took to the family blog to post her thoughts on her kids growing up and leaving the nest. Just like every mother, the thought of her little babies growing up and moving on is a tough subject to talk about, but that doesn’t mean that she isn’t excited for the things to come!
With 19 kids, the heads of the Duggar family have a long time before they have to deal with an empty nest, but according to US Weekly, that doesn’t mean that Jim Bob and Michelle aren’t already thinking about it. In her blog post on the family website, Michelle Duggar says now that two of her daughters are talking marriage and pregnancy, she is excited:
“Now that it’s actually happening, there are all of these wonderful mixed emotions. You get the joy of watching a loving relationship unfold.”
Michelle went on to say that she and Jim Bob have been waiting for the moment when their kids would move on with their lives, and they believe that both Jessa and Jill have met their one true loves:
“Jill and Derick, and Jessa and Ben, are becoming best friends and really getting to know each other in such a sweet way. When the right one comes along, it’s so exciting, shocking and surprising all at the same time! Our entire lives, we’ve worked toward this, prayed about it, and encouraged our children to really just focus on becoming the person that God wants them to be. We’ve always urged our children to wait for the one that God has for them, and not to make compromises in their life in any way.”
While all these new changes are things that the whole family is excited for, it does come with a few negatives. While many of the Duggar children are old enough to understand the concept of getting married and moving on, there are still a few that are simply too young to grasp the concept. With such a large family and with three of the Duggar kids moving on (we can’t forget the first to get married, Josh Duggar), all these new changes are difficult for the youngest to understand:
“The other day the Seewald family was visiting, and Ben and Jessa were getting ready to leave with them. As Jessa and Ben were getting in the Seewald car my little Jordyn, who is five, realized what was happening and she just started to cry and cry. She was worried that Jessa was leaving for good. I had to comfort her and reassure her that Jessa wasn’t married yet, just going for a visit. I took some time to talk with Jordyn and remind her that when Jessa and Ben get married, we get even more great adventures. Not only will Jessa get married, but we get Ben and the fun of spending time with them together. I reminded her that Josh and Anna got married, too, and how much she loves playing with Mackynzie, Michael and Marcus. We’ll be adding that much more love and that much more fun to our family.”
With such a large family, it’s not surprising that some of the younger children are having a harder time with Jill’s pregnancy and Jessa’s marriage. It looks like Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar will have their hands full these next couple of months!
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