Anna Duggar Says ‘Family Is Forever’ In New IG Post With Husband Josh & Their 6 Children

Anna Duggar watches a live news report showing Santorum in the lead at the Stoney Creek Inn, where Santorum will find out the final results of the 2012 Iowa caucuses, on January 3, 2012.
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Anna Duggar shared a new Instagram photo of her husband Josh and their six children, and she wrote that family is forever in its accompanying caption. Anna and Josh, who were wed in 2008, looked happy as they sat among their brood in a snap taken in an outdoor setting.

The couple, who have been married for 12 years, smiled for their camera with their kids Mackynzie, Michael, Marcus, Meredith, Mason, and Maryella. The couple had chosen to use the same theme employed by Josh’s parents, Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar, which was to have every one of their children have a name that began with the same letter. Josh is the only child of the matriarch and patriarch of the family to use that naming method.

In the snap, the family sat down on a blanket in a wooded area. The three boys and three girls, all similar in looks, wore dark-colored outfits in tones of blue, brown, tan, and white. They all smiled for the camera as they surrounded their parents, who wore matching dark blue shirts.

The backdrop was filled with large trees full of leaves which appeared to be in the middle of changing color, as well as dark green grass and a landscape of small hills.

In the caption of the image, Anna expressed her joy over her family. She used the following hashtags to conclude her post — “littleduggars” and “family.”

In the comments section, she admitted to a fan that even though she gave birth without any medical intervention, she always had it in the back of her head that she would someday use it. Anna responded to a person who asked about the natural births she always had, and how she said with each pregnancy that she would get an epidural the next time.

Many of her followers applauded her for what they believed was her wise way of looking at the world, particularly during tough times.

“My favorite quote you ever had was about not ‘turning a tragedy into a catastrophe’ and that stuck with me all these years!” wrote one user.

“I always remember you saying…..just do the next right thing for the next 5 minutes…..I’ve thought of that countless times over the years. It has served me well. You’re such a wise woman,” penned a second fan.

“Amen sister! Friends come and go… The family will remain always,” remarked a third Instagram user.

“What a beautiful family picture!” wrote a fourth admirer.