Monday, November 7, 2011

Jim Bob and Michelle's First Date

Did you know that Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar were high school sweethearts?

When Michelle was 15, Jim Bob visited her house with a friend. She hardly remembers that first meeting, but it changed Jim Bob's life. For him, it was love at first sight. On his way out the door, he gave his feelings up to God:  "From the depths of my heart, I ask that Michelle could be mine and that I could become her spiritual leader," he prayed. An entire year passed before the future couple had another encounter, but Jim Bob continued praying fervently for Michelle.

Out of nowhere, Michelle applied for a job at a yogurt shop managed by Jim Bob's mom (aka Grandma Duggar). Jim Bob put on a brave face and asked Michelle out on a date. What did she say? Yes!

After attending a banquet, the two gathered in Michelle's living room once again, but this time they talked for four hours! By then, Michelle was convinced that Jim Bob was the man for her. As the night came to a close and Jim Bob headed home, she stood in the doorway and prayed "Lord, if this isn’t the one you have for me, I can’t imagine anyone better."

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Jessica said...

What a wonderful story!

Anonymous said...

Lily and Ellie,
Are you wives of the camera crew?
Thanks for answering my question!

SupermomWannabe said...

I've watched your show quite a lot and find it fascinating, inspiring and heartwarming. We have six and are generally looked at as a "large family", but we have nothin' on the Duggars :) You guys make it look easy!

Anonymous said...

I hope the rest of the kid's begginings of their courtships(because they don't date)are as memborable as their parents first meetings.

youngblood.amber said...

Love the story! I just saw on FB that there is a special announcement on the Today Show tomorrow...any inside scoop as to what the news it?!?

Bayley said...

This is so sweet!
The Duggars will be on the Today Show tomorrow in the first hour of the show.

Anonymous said...

tomorrow is 19 kids and counting season finale and The Duggars have a special announcement! on the today tomorrow morining dont know what just have to watch and see


Anonymous said...

The Duggars are making an announcement tomorrow on the Today show it said it on the 19 kids and Counting page on TLC.

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi youngblood.amber!

We all have to wait until tomorrow to hear the announcement. :)

Thanks for reading!
Lily and Ellie

Anonymous said...

she is pregnant agian i already know ;)

Lily and Ellie said...

Hi Anonymous!

That would make our blogging life a lot easier! I should have thought of that before I married. (Just kidding.) My dear husband of 27 years is in renewable energy. Ellie is 17, and last I heard, she's still single.

Thanks for reading!

Becca said...


-Jim Bob and Michelle keep serving the lord threw everything ya'll do!!

-What a GREAT story!! :)

Anonymous said...

I hope that you have a healthy baby; however, I feel that with the world population explosion as it is today, that you folks are being really selfish in your reproduction. I realize that your newest offspring will only add one to the population, but just think if every female in the world, did as you folks are doing and reproducing 20 offspring. Each of these offspring then in turn reproduces 20 offspring.....I'm sure you get the picture!

Anonymous said...

I really hope you publish the just sent in blog. I'd like to see how many other people agree with what I said about reproduction

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