Wednesday, September 9, 2009

I got to Meet the Duggars!

Okay, so not meet! (because I'm to chicken to go up and talk to them) But I did stand next to them and even brush shoulders with Michelle. And can I just say that Michelle is more beautiful and sweet in person than she is on TV! All the girls and Anna, Josh's wife, are wonderful. One of the little Duggar's served me in the concession when I purchased a bottled water to quench my thirst. Here's the kicker, remember the lady I discussed in my "Not Me" post, the one who let her newborn baby's head flop? She was in line behind me! Go figure! Anyway, she had her mother with her and they start chatting about the Duggar's (remember that Michelle is maybe a foot away from me at the time). Let's call the mother here Granny, since we know she is in fact a Grandmother. Well, Granny in her heavy smoker's voice says "How in the world did she have all them kids? How many kids does she have?"
I say: She has 18, and is pregnant with number 19.
Granny: Well, why in the world would they do that?
Me: Because that is their calling and it works well for them.
Granny: There is no way they can afford that many kids, what does the husband do?
Me: They are debt free and self sufficient, they get a long just fine. I'm not sure what Jim Bob does but I know they own several commercial real estate properties.
Granny: She's got to be old, how old are the kids?
Me: Michelle, the mom, is 42. Her oldest is in his mid 20's and the girl standing next to Michelle is Anna, that is her oldest son's wife.
Granny: I sure hope that is her first child, are you related to them?
Me: No not related, I just know about them from the news and their show.
Granny: They have a show?
Me: Yes, it's on TLC.
(mean while, what I assume is dad, calls and says that the baby is hungry. New Mom's response is just give her some formula, cause I'm not close to finishing)

In case you can't tell, I'm a fan of the Duggar's. I think that their show is a great witness for the Lord. It's not normal that a woman can carry that many kids to term so God's hand in her life is evident. How lucky or blessed rather, is she, she knows what God's plan is for her life. I'm 28 years old and don't know what God's plan is for my life. I know people are judgmental, just like I was judgemental towards that New Mom. That doesn't make it right. MckMama put it best when she said "Would we want to be judged because we don't have enough children?". No, I'm sure we wouldn't.

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