Many speculated that Josh Duggar would make an appearance at the Duggar family home for Christmas. However, it appears that Josh was not at the Duggar festivities, but that doesn’t mean he spent Christmas away from his wife and children. In fact, flight record data suggests that John-David Duggar, a pilot, flew the Duggar family plane to Rockford, Illinois, on Christmas Eve. The flight is significant as the landing place in Rockford was just 10 miles away from Josh Duggar’s alleged rehabilitation facility. Additionally, photos from the Duggar family festivities suggest that Anna Duggar and her children were missing from Christmas Eve photos at the same time that the Duggar family airplane was headed from Arkansas to Illinois. Therefore, it appears that Josh Duggar may have had the chance to spend Christmas Eve and a portion of Christmas day with not only Anna, but also his children.
The Daily Mail reports that the Duggar family airplane left Arkansas on Christmas Eve at 6:07 pm and landed in Rockford, Illinois, at 8:11 pm. The airport in Rockford where the Duggar airplane landed is just 10 miles from Reformers Unanimous, the rehabilitation center that Josh Duggar is allegedly attending to deal with his pornography addiction and infidelity.
The airplane remained in Illinois overnight and into Christmas day. The Duggar plane would not takeoff from the Rockford, Illinois, airport until 6:00 pm. The airplane would arrive back in Arkansas around 8:00 pm on Christmas day. The passengers on the Duggar flight were not recorded, but John-David Duggar is the only Duggar family member that is licensed to fly the airplane. Therefore, it would appear that John-David was piloting the airplane on Christmas Eve.
Video taken from the Duggar family Christmas Eve celebrations and Christmas morning present opening seems to indicate that some telling Duggar family members were missing from the festivities. John-David was not seen in any of the videos, which would make sense since the Duggar airplane piloted by the Duggar son was parked in Illinois; however, he wasn’t the only one missing. Anna Duggar and her four children were also absent from the Christmas Eve videos and were not videoed during the Christmas morning present presentation made by grandma Duggar.
In the video above posted by Jessa Seewald, you will notice that Anna and her children are not present. However, in video posted by cousin Amy the night of Christmas, John-David, Anna and the children are all at the Duggar home. Therefore, it would appear that Anna Duggar took her children to see their father for Christmas courtesy of John-David’s flying skills.
This wouldn’t be the first time that Anna Duggar has visited her husband in rehab. In fact, People Magazine reported that Anna took her infant daughter Meredith Grace to visit Josh back in November. Like with the speculated Christmas visit, John-David was the pilot who took Anna to see Josh for the November visit. The visit comes at a pivotal moment for the Duggar family as the new three-part special, Jill & Jessa: Counting On, aired this month. Though the series is focused on sisters Jill Dillard and Jessa Seewald, many of the Duggar family members have made a debut on the series to speak out about how Josh Duggar has shamed the family. Anna was recently featured in an episode speaking out about the betrayal she felt when she learned of Josh’s double life.
“I think it is such a betrayal for a spouse to go through what we’re walking through. It was hard to realize that it was such a public thing, and so, not only was it a betrayal against me, but it was also a betrayal for those who call themselves Christian.”
If Anna Duggar did take her four children to visit their father in rehabilitation for Christmas, do you think she made the right choice?
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