Michelle Duggar Lauded On Birthday by Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jill Duggar Dillard, and More

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Michelle Duggar received several video messages on Sunday in honor of her birthday. The former 19 Kids and Counting matriarch was lauded by Jessa Duggar Seewald, Jill Duggar Dillard, Jana Duggar, and more.

The Duggar kids shared their wishes via The Duggar Family website, a site that hasn't been the source of much happy news in recent weeks. It is through their website that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar recently shared word of son Josh Duggar's second fall from grace when he was outed for having two Ashley Madison accounts. Josh subsequently admitted he has an addiction to porn and that he had cheated on his wife, Anna Duggar.

On Sunday, however, the news was good for the Duggar family, as one by one several of her children honored her with birthday wishes.

Jessa Duggar Seewald, who is expecting her first baby with husband Ben Seewald, shared her thoughts on Michelle Duggar's method of raising children, saying she would use some of what she learned over the years with her own family.

Jill Duggar Dillard and hubby Derick Dillard--along with their adorable baby boy Israel--are missionaries in Central America. Recently in Arkansas for cousin Amy Duggar's wedding, it's uncertain if they're in the States or back in Central America at this moment. Nonetheless, they shared warm wishes for Michelle Duggar on Sunday, too.

Jana Duggar--often referred to as Cinderella Duggar, because she is 25, and still lives at home by Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar's strict rules--shared her video message with 17-year-old Joy Anna Duggar.

"You are my hero in life," Jana says in the clip, "and I just hope to be like you someday."

Even former 19 Kids and Counting patriarch Jim Bob Duggar got in on the birthday message fun. He wished his wife Michelle Duggar happy birthday by calling her a "virtuous woman" with the "sweetest spirit."

There was no message from Josh Duggar, of course, who is squirreled away in a faith-based rehab center, where he will received some sort of counseling for his "sexual sins."

Anna Duggar didn't record a message for Michelle Duggar either.

Do you suppose that Michelle Duggar spent any part of her birthday reflecting on the present state of her family? Or is she living in a bubble that doesn't allow her to see beyond the walls she and Jim Bob have created for the former 19 Kids and Counting gang?

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.