Jill Duggar Loses Family Member Over Holiday

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Jill Duggar and husband Derick Dillard shared several photos from their Thanksgiving holiday over the weekend, and while fans of the show 19 Kids And Counting are excited for new photos of Jill's growing belly, the newlyweds also had some sad news to share.

Derick took to Instagram to share a pic of himself with his mother and grandmother, who sadly passed away just before the holiday. Derick and Jill both mentioned her passing on the image sharing site, with Derick giving thanks that his mother--who had been ill--was well enough to have dinner with the family.

"So grateful that Jill and I got to speak with my grandmother this week before she passed away earlier today. You will be greatly missed Grandma Vergie, but we're looking forward to seeing you in Heaven before too long!" Derick wrote.

While married life is always an adjustment for any couple, Jill's mom Michelle wrote on her blog recently that Jill--who is training to be a midwife--will sometimes go home to study because her own house is too quiet.

“They have their schedule already–they get up and off to work or Jill works on her studies. Sometimes she’ll pop by our place since it’s awfully quiet at her house. She’s so used to studying with noise," Michelle wrote.

Amanda Crum
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