It's Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar's 34th wedding anniversary today, and their daughter, Jessa Seewald, is so happy for the long-lasting couple.
“Happy 34th anniversary, Mom & Pops!” the 25-year-old Counting On star wrote alongside a photo of her parents on Instagram. “One might expect y’all to have more wrinkles and gray hair, especially after raising some of those particularly strong-willed kiddos like me. Haha! But you both still look so young!” she continued. “They say that having kids keeps you young, and that surely must be the case because y’all definitely don’t look old enough to have a child who’s in his 30’s!”
“I don’t know of another couple who’s more in love than you are with each other! Us kids are so blessed to have an example to look up to in your marriage relationship,” she added. “It’s so endearing to see y’all kissing, holding hands, looking affectionately, speaking loving sentiments, and laughing at each other’s corny jokes (to the point of tears) as though you were still high school sweethearts.”
“But like seasoned veterans, we’ve seen God’s grace in your marriage as you’ve weathered the storms of life together,” she said. “Crying together in hard times. Praying for wisdom and help from above. Reminding each other and us kids of God’s promise to'work all things together for good for those who love Him.' Your faith in Christ is solid and unwavering, and I’m so grateful for your godly examples.”
“We never had reason to doubt your love and commitment to one another,” she wrote. “In all my growing up years, I do not recall witnessing an argument between the two of you. I’m grateful y’all chose to talk through any disagreements privately, and that we didn’t feel the pressure to take sides with either parent... Thank you for not allowing these things in your relationship or in our home growing up—and choosing instead to speak life, encourage, and build one another up with your words."
Over the course of their 34 years together, the couple has had 19 children and 12 grandchildren together. Jinger Duggar and Jeremy Vuolo welcomed the proud grandparents' 12th grandchild last week, a baby girl named Felicity Nicole Vuolo.
Congratulations to the happy couple! We're sure their years together (or number of family members) will just keep counting on.