Jill Duggar and '19 Kids and Counting' Family Celebrate Josie Duggar's Birthday

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Jill Duggar and several other members of the 19 Kids and Counting family celebrated the youngest family member's birthday this week. Little Josie Duggar turned five. Josie, along with her mom Michelle Duggar, dad Jim Bob Duggar, oldest sister Jana Duggar, and a few of the younger Duggar siblings went out to celebrate for a meal of McDonald's chicken nuggets.

Even though Jill Duggar (now legally Jill Duggar Seewald) didn't attend the McDonald's birthday gathering, she posted a very special birthday message to Josie Duggar via Instagram.

"Happy 5th birthday Josie! We love you! You're a miracle! @duggarfam #josieduggar #19kids," Jill captioned her collage.

A photo posted by Jill Dillard (@jillmdillard) on

When Josie Duggar was born, she was many weeks premature. Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar spent the better part of a year in and out of the hospital with the little girl in an effort to save her life. That left sisters Jana and Jill Duggar, along with older brother Josh Duggar, in charge of many of their siblings while their parents were away.

Just a few days ago, Jill Duggar and her husband Derick Dillard hosted sister Jessa Duggar and her husband Ben Seewald in their home for dinner.

"@jessaseewald and @ben_seewald are here for dinner! So fun to hang out with our siblings! #familydinner #19kids #beansandcornbread," Jill captioned this shot, which hopefully served to squelch rumors that the two Duggar sisters weren't getting along.

A photo posted by Jill Dillard (@jillmdillard) on

Whether it's a celebration for a five-year-old or a dinner date for newlyweds, the 19 Kids and Counting clan always seem to put family first. Jill Duggar Dillard is now expecting her first child with hubby Derick Dillard. Do you suppose they will raise their own to revere family the way Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar raised their children?

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.