Michelle Duggar watched one daughter–Jill Duggar–tie the knot in June, and now is preparing for daughter Jessa Duggar to take her walk down the aisle on November 1st. Jessa Duggar is marrying Ben Seewald. The young couple just announced their engagement a few weeks ago.
It must be bittersweet living in the 19 Kids and Counting household right now. Michelle Duggar talked about the emotional roller coaster in her blog post that was published earlier this week–calling all these changes “exciting, shocking and surprising all at the same time!”
“Our entire lives, we’ve worked toward this, prayed about it, and encouraged our children to really just focus on becoming the person that God wants them to be,” she wrote. “We’ve always urged our children to wait for the one that God has for them, and not to make compromises in their life in any way.”
Michelle Duggar on Jill's pregnancy and Jessa's engagement: "It's a joyful time" http://t.co/RvyUnurZOY
— Us Weekly (@usweekly) September 4, 2014
Jill Duggar and new hubby Derick Dillard are already expecting a baby. That, too, will add to the changes–and the commotion–in the Duggar grandparents’ household. It also lends itself to the many emotions both Jim Bob and Michelle are feeling.
“On the other side is the sadness that everything is changing at home,” she said. “It’s good, not bad, yet change is sometimes hard.”
“The other day the Seewald family was visiting, and Ben and Jessa were getting ready to leave with them. As Jessa and Ben were getting in the Seewald car my little Jordyn, who is five, realized what was happening and she just started to cry and cry.
“I reminded her that [oldest son] Josh and Anna got married, too, and how much she loves playing with [their children] Mackynzie, Michael and Marcus. We’ll be adding that much more love and that much more fun to our family,” Michelle Duggar shared in the blog post.
It’s certainly an exciting time in the Duggar household as the family with nineteen children prepares for yet another wedding in a span of just five months. Michelle Duggar and the rest of the family will likely have lots of help from friends, family members, and members of their church in putting Jessa Duggar’s wedding together–just like they did when Jill Duggar married Derick Dillard just a few short months ago.