Just a few short weeks after announcing their engagement, Jill Duggar and her fiancé Derick Dillard have set a wedding date.
According to their wedding website, the couple will tie the knot on June 21, 2014. Also, on their website, Derick detailed how he met the love of his life.
“The answer to my prayer came in August 2013, just before I left Nepal for a two week trip to Japan,” he wrote. “During a conversation with Jim Bob, he mentioned how he thought Jill and I might get along well, having similar personalities and direction in life. He gave me Jill’s phone number and we began texting, then emailing, then skyping/ talking on the phone. Over the next few months we became very grateful for modern technology as we continued to get to know each other better. Most of our conversations were centered around our values and life goals.”
“At the end of November, Jill and her dad got to come to Nepal for a couple weeks,” he continued. “I had no idea what to expect, but I was excited and prayed that God would give clear direction during this time. By the end of the trip I felt the Lord directing me to ask Jill to officially begin a courtship relationship. She agreed and we continued getting to know one another. It would still be two months before I completed my two year term and would move back home to Arkansas. Upon my arrival home (January 2014), I was met by the Duggar clan; this was my first time to meet Jill’s family in person. Over the next few months, I enjoyed spending time getting to know Jill and her family better.”
Jill revealed to ABC News that the will most likely have a large wedding. “I think it’ll probably be a Duggar-sized wedding with lots of friends and lots of family, and everything centered on God,” Jill said. “We’re looking forward to it!”
When asked if they are planning on having children, Jill explained that she would follow in her parents footsteps and have as many children as God will give them. “Both of us want as many kids as God will give us,” she said, “and we’ve talked about adoption.” She added, “My parents have kept popping them out so we’ll see how [our] fertility is!”
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