Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Josie Duggar Turns 5

Can you believe it has been five years since Josie Duggar was delivered via emergency C-section, weighing only 1 pound 6 ounces? Today, she is a healthy, energetic little lady. How has Josie's story impacted your life?

Happy 5th Birthday, Josie!


102 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Josie! Her birth and recovery made me realize life is precious.

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  2. God Bless you Josie you truly are a gift from heaven!!! Your family is so blessed..... to have each other. I lost my parents at a young age and had no family I was shuffled here and there.I Enjoy so much your big family and you hold a s p racial place in all our hearts:) in honor of my daddy milkmanwj@yahoo.com...Happy BIrthday Josie!!!!

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  3. She is just a beautiful little girl. I remember watching the episode when she was born it was scary for us watching but of course more emotional for the family. It is just amazing that she is so energetic and healthy. I just love her personality.

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  4. Happy Birthday Josie!! Such a sweet girl. :)

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  5. happy birthday josie. were is the picture with her mother.

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  6. Happy birthday gorgeous girl - you are truly a miracle....
    (Aussie mum)

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  7. Happy Birthday Josie. I can't believe your 5 already! It feels like just yesterday I watche you being born and ow small you were. I hope you have a happy, wonderful, and blessed day with family and friends.

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  8. Happy Birthday Josie! 5 years old, already? Time goes by fast. I hope you have a wonderful birthday today. :)

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  9. Happy birthday Josie!! You are such a sweet lil' lady!! Have a great day!!

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  10. Happy Birthday to a beautiful dear precious girl!!! You are really growing up, can't believe you are 5 already!! Enjoy your special day!!

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  11. Happy Birthday Josie God Bless You!!!!

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  12. Happy 5 birthday josie

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  13. Happy 5th Birthday Josie! Hope you have an AWESOME BIRTHDAY!! =)

    Love in Christ,

    Mary =)

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  14. Happy 5th Birthday Josie! God Bless

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  15. Happy Birthday Josie!!!!!

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  16. Happy Birthday Josie!

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  17. Praise God for her and her amazing story! Power of prayer!

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  18. Hi Lily and Ellie! Sorry this doesn't have anything to do with this post but I have a question! I am in 6th grade and was wondering if there would ever be a good chance to meet the Duggars? I live in Kentucky and it is my DREAM to meet the Duggars!!! I am their BIGGEST FAN!! Also, do you know of any way for me to message them??? Thank-you!

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  19. HAPPY B-DAY JOSIE!!!! May God continue to bless you and keep your little energetic body strong! Josie's story is very encouraging! During the tough and scary times, you guys still trusted God. Ya'll definitely lived out Proverbs 3:5&6; ya'll walked by faith! Mr. and Mrs. Duggar, u make me think of Job. Although it seemed as if u were going to lose your precious baby girl, u were still ready to praise the Lord (Matthew 26:39,Psalm 143:8,Job 1:20-22). Duggars, u inspire me. Your love for the Lord is so amazing( especially in the kind of world we're living in now). May God bless u and keep u all! Have a fun day Josie! Peace out, Summer ;)

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  20. Has it been 5 years already?! Wow. Jose's life truly is a testimony...the way God has guided the minds and hands of medical researchers and the Dr's and nurses that care for these babies.
    As for how it's personally affected me...Both of my(living) children were preemie's. In 1998 I delivered a micro-preemie that didn't make it. He was born just shy of the gestational age required for the Dr's to take any life-saving measures. He fought, though....and I'll be forever grateful for the 23 minutes we had together..(And the 5 months I carried him). Watching the Duggar family walk through this brought up so many emotions I hadn't truly worked through...but it helped me to identify that and address it in therapy..

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  21. I had premature twins three months to the date and year earlier than Mrs. Michelle had Josie. I knew exactly what she was going through and she was an encouragement to us to believe in God and that our help comes from the Lord. I am so happy that Josie is thriving and doing so well as well as my premie babies.

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  22. Beautiful, what a blessing. I feel as though we held our breath when you did, and we all somehow played a role in her life through prayer!

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  23. Amazing!!!!!! I always prayed that Josie would make it to age five, and she has! Praise God, what a miracle!!!!! I know God will do something great in her life!!!!! She is such a precious miracle from God, and now is a ball of energy with a heart full of praise to Jesus!!!!!! Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!

    Happy Birthday Josie!!!!!!!
    It has been neat to watch you grow up on DVD! Have a fun birthday, and know you are loved and treasured by your family, plus all the viewers of the show :), and most importantly, God!!!!!!! You are a miracle, from your birth till now!!!!!! Keep singing to Jesus!!!!!!
    Love in Jesus,
    Grace

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  24. Happy 5th Birthday, Josie! I believe I started following about the time she was born. Josie made me thankful for my life.

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  25. Happy Birthday sweet Josie!!!!

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  26. Happy birthday sweet, sweet Josie!!! We are so thankful for your little life!!!

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  27. Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy Birthday, Josie!! May the Lord bless you and keep you another year!!!

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  28. Happy 5th Birthday, Josie! Your birthday is easy to remember because it's also my son's 12th birthday today. :)

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  29. Happy Birthday little Miss Josie. I hope you enjoy this special day.
    Looking back 31 years, my first child was born a month early, with respiratory issues and therefore in NICU for a short time. Thankfully, his condition wasn't life-threatening, but at the time there was a baby born weighing about two pounds.
    Two years later, my healthy neice was born, but two weeks later, developed what was like a whooping cough, and spent the next four months in hospital. At one point her heart did stop (with chance of survival 50/50).
    We are grateful they both survived, mindful of the compassion and care from hospital staff,knowing the nurses and doctors were also caring for children with serious illness.

    Blessings,

    Cheryl

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  30. Dear Josie:
    Happy Happy Day Sweet Precious Girl! God Bless You! I have an Aunt whose name is Josie too: she is a treasure to my heart!

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  31. Happy Happy Birthday Josie!!! You`ve gotten sooo big these past five years! Have a wonderful 5th Birthday!!!! <3

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  32. I'm so glad that she's doing so well! Happy birthday Josie!

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  33. Not only did God bless the Duggars with a miracle, he blessed the whole world! Happy 5th birthday dear Josie :)

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  34. God bless you Josie you are a blessing to your family.I so enjoy watching you sing and play with your sisters and brothers. Your family is wonderful helps me get through each day. I lost my family when I was young and have no siblings. You are so lucky to have your family!! My email is milkmanwj@yahoo.com memory of my dad

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  35. This reminds me of how great is Our God! That life is precious to Him. This also should show those who support abortion should realize that all life is precious and should have a right to live. This little one fought to live and I rejoice at how energetic she is. She truly is a blessing and one day will be able to show others the power of God and to heal and give abundant life to all His children. This is one precious little one and I'm so thankful the Lord has blessed her with such spunk.
    May we all be able to rejoice in the power of God and enjoy this family. A reminder of how precious the family and faith are.

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  36. How time flies! Happy Birthday and many blessings Josie! ♥

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  37. Happy birthday sweet little miracle:)

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  38. Happy 5th birthday Josie!! Your a beautiful little girl :) many blessings.


    Rhandi

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  39. Happy, HAppy, HAPpy, HAPPy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSIE!!!!!

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  40. Josie you are such a big girl now. Hard to believe that you are five years old already. You are a bundle of joyful energy. You are proof of the saying never give up hope.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOSIE
    Marion and Family

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  41. Happy Birthday little girl!!!!

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  42. Happy Birthday Josie! You are such a sweet little girl!

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  43. Happy Birthday Josie Five years old boy time flys.Hope you have a wonderful day.God Bless you and your family.

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  44. HI Josie,
    Wishing you a birthday filled with fun and happiness.. You are living proof that nothing is impossible and how you overcame all odds. You are now a beautiful little girl.God Bless you and yours.
    HAPPY FIFTH BIRTHDAY JOSIE
    Marilyn and Family

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  45. Happy 5th Birthday Josie! Hope your enjoying your day.
    I can't believe Josie is 5 already. She is a pretty lady.

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  46. Happy Birthday Josie. I watched the episodes when you were born and prayed for you. I can't believe it has been 5 years but very glad your doing so well now. Your a sweet little girl, we love watching you grow up. God bless you.

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  47. Happy birthday little miss Josie. Happy Labor Day mama.

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  48. Happy Birthday,sweet Josie!!!:)

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  49. Congratulations! 5 years already/ We wish you many more!
    Wilma

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  50. Awww... A Happy Birthday to sweet little Josie Duggar!

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  51. Happy Birthday Josie!

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  52. BONNE FÊTE JOSIE !!!
    ♡♡♡☆☆☆☆♡♡♡
    HAPPY☆HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART !!

    With love from ,
    Brigitte Gaudreault
    QUÉBEC, CANADA

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  53. God has surely had his hand on this little girl. Happy Birthday Josie!

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  54. Happy 5th Birthday Josie! She is truly a miracle and proof that God answers prayer!

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  55. I started knitting little hats for preemies and for little ones that don't survive. I try to say a prayer when I make them, like people do when they make prayer shawls. So Josie and her angel sister, Jubilee (sp?) have been a good influence.

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  56. Happy 5th Birthday Josie! It's has been amazing to watch you grow in to such a Wonderful, Happy little girl! Best Birthday Wishes!

    Kate

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  57. I first started watching "19 Kids and Counting" after hearing about Josie's emergency delivery. I had just delivered my firstborn son prematurely (almost 23 weeks along), and he died a half hour after birth. That gave me a sense of connection with Michelle Duggar, and I fell in love with the Duggar family as I continued to watch the shows!

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  58. I remember the show with josie in hospital
    Just born. Happy.
    Birthday

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  59. May God and Our Lord Shine Upon You on Your Birthday and Always! ! ! HAPPY 5th BIRTHDAY JOSIE! ! ! You bring such Happiness to us all! ! ! May God and Our Lord Bless You! ! ! You Are Such A Sweet and Happy Little Girl! ! ! You always make me Laugh and Smile! ! I Love When You Sing! I Pray for You Always - I Pray that God Shines His Light Upon You, and He DOES!!! I Hope You Have Fun On Your Birthday! ! ! p.s. - I Loved Your Thanksgiving Video, Your Performance was Perfect! ! It made My Heart Happy! You See... God Shined Upon You! ! !

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  60. Josie potty training training on tv

    Her first birthday
    The flu
    That strike them. Before Japan and China.

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  61. HAPPY BIRTHDAY Josie! You are such an amazing Little Lady. You are a Miracle and Precious Gift from God. We prayed many times daily for God's Miraculous Touch of Healing to be upon you when you were born. You are Living Proof that our Heavenly Father does indeed perform miracles! A living testimate of his work. May he continue to work miracles in yours and your family's lives for many years to come.

    With Much Love!
    The Mason's

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  62. Surprisingly, Josie has brought me quite close to the Duggar Family. There are some days in which I imagine her ten years from now and some of us will forget that she is a gift from God. I keep praying that God will keep all the Duggars safe from any more social problems, and I'm excited to see if TLC airs an episode titled "3 are 5" sooner or later.

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  63. Happy Birthday Sweet Josie! You are growing up so fast! What a miracle you are!

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  64. Happy birthday Josie !! Hope you had a great 5th birthday.

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  65. Josie's story has impacted my life in a huge way!!!!! I am going through a really tough trial right now, and just knowing that God is in control over every situation, and that He cares for premie babies like Josie, is completely reassuring that he cares for a little girl like me!!!! :) His grace is infinitely made perfect in my weaknesses!!!! Praise Jesus for precious Josie!!!!! :)-Grace

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  66. I would also say it is a really amazing miracle how God has brought Josie into the world!!!!! What a testimony of God's grace, again!!!!! I am also really encouraged by Mr. & Mrs. Duggar for their faith and trust in Jesus during that hard situation in life, and all the family's prayer and love during that time was so sweet!!!!!! It has affected my life by knowing I can trust God during the tough situations of life! I am sure it has blessed others as well!!! God bless you Duggar family for your faithful examples of Jesus!!!!! - Grace

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  67. Happy Birthday sweet little Josie god is watch over you and I hope you had a fun day

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  68. Happy Birthday Josie!!!!!
    Jesus loves you!!!!! Keep singing to Jesus as you do!!!!!! You are a five year old miracle too!!!!!
    From a 19 kids and counting viewer, Grace

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  69. Celebrating life together, from one NICU Momma to another!
    My once 24 week, 1 pound 4 ounce baby girl will be 23 years old tomorrow!
    Happy birthday to our girls.
    Matthew 18:10

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  70. Happy birthday josie god bless you.

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  71. Two of my children were premies, one weighed only 1lb, 2ozs. The most amazing thing is, regardless of how small, they are all tiny little people. Breaks my heart that people can abort a child at that size! My sons are now two and four, healthy and up to to speed. God is good!

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  72. Happy Birthday sweet Josie, your such a wonderful blessing, and we have enjoyed watching you grow so fast. God bless..

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  73. Happy Birthday Josie.

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  74. Josie Posie,what a doll, she makes me smile.HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweet little lady:-)#9

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  75. Happy bithday have great today hope doing good

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  76. That is a medical miracle for sure!! Pray that our family can overcome financial burdens and remove selfishness to find such miracles!! Although I do not celebrate "christmas" we do love JESUS in our home. In our home, there is issue and burden that causes no conception at all. Pray for our family.....

    We do have 3 wonderful children (1 hospital birth, 2 home-birth) and 3 in heaven..... Pray for the strongholds to be broken in our home that destroy God's eternal foundation.

    Pass on prayer request.

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  77. I'm glad for Josie, but I would like to know and see what notice Jordan received for her birthday? It's not appropriate to continually lump her birthday with two others. That cutie deserves her very own birthday like the other siblings get. So sorry she's ignored most of the time. She's an angel.

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    1. Jordyns birthday is 12/18. AFTER Josie's. I'm sure that she will have a party too.

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  78. Happy Birthday Josie, you have come a long way, it has been a joy to watch you grow up to be a pretty little lady

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  79. Happy 5th Birthday Josie! What a blessing you are! Many, many prayers answered by our most glorious God!

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  80. Happy Birthday precious Josie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, 5 already?!!?!!? Can't believe it!!!!! It seems like, you were just born yesterday, but time flies by;-( God bless you:)

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  81. Fabulous! Have lots of cake! Yummy! One of Gods miracles! I still think of Jubilee, though one day you're going to hold her again Michelle❤️ Praise God

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  82. Happy birthday, Josie, and may God continue to bless your beautiful life as continue to grow in love and service of Him. I get choked up every time I see the video footage of the doc delivering you from your Mama's belly - despite the fact that you were so tiny and fragile, you came out red and squirming, ready to take on the world! I knew somehow that you would overcome your challenges and become healthy and strong - a testimony to the power and love of our amazing God!

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  83. Happy Birthday miracle girl!

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  84. Jordan should get her own birthday like everyone else. Does she?

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  85. Hi, from Abbotsford BC!!!
    I can't believe I've haven't email you yet, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU miss Josie-Posy,(that is my nickname for you), and I AM VERY GLAD you've made it to your 5th birthday!!!!!!! I wish you all the best, and I wish you many MOOORRREEE!!!!!!!!!

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  86. Very happy Birthday, Josie! The birthday is kind of bittersweet because this is the longest stretch that Michelle Duggar has not had another child- she has said many times she wanted another one, these were five important years that could have been enhanced with fertility drugs to actually help conception. There was one episode when she was pregnant with Josie where the family was at an appearance and someone asked her about fertility drugs to help people get pregnant, and she laughed off the question saying she never needed to think about that question. I remember at the time thinking that her answer was a little too light as in life one never knows how things can change. I think Michelle could have looked a little deeper these past five years into fertility treatments, as she was still in her mid fourties, but unfortunately now it may be a little too late. The passing of Jubilee was very sad, and if she ever did get pregnant with some fertility intervention she should stay near a major hospital and not Travel at all during the pregnancy as she did with Jubilee. There are some excellent fertility centers and I hope she takes advantage of this sooner than later because she seems a little lost by not having a baby. I wonder if now she regrets not spending more time with the babies Johanna, Jordyn and Jennifer who were quickly passed to buddies. I hope Jana is not staying away from marriage because she knows how much Michelle needs a her to dress and home school the little ones. Maybe this is a good time for Michelle to be more involved in the day to day care taking of the younger children because soon they too will be grown!

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  87. She's a cutie. How is she doing? I know that around 5 they usually assess preemies to make sure things are on track developmentally.

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    1. Hope alls well. I wondered too, Duggars can get lots of help

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  88. PRAYER CHANGES SITUATIONS. What is impossible with man IS POSSIBLE WITH GOD. Thousand prayed Josie & her family & every time I see this little girl, with no side affects, I say Thank You Lord for answered prayer.

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  89. It's been 5 years already... How time flies... This a real miracle!

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  90. My son says its hard to believe that's the same little girl. Happy birthday josie and we cant leave out jordyn either happy birthday

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  91. Of course I'm sure she gets her own party jordyn does,but i thought her birthday was in November before josies. Lilly and Ellie can you clear it up

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  92. @Marilyn

    Hi Marilyn,

    Jordyn's birthday is December 18th. :)

    ~Lily and Ellie

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  93. @Anonymous

    Hi Anonymous 90,

    Josie is doing very well. Her family is grateful that she is alive and thriving. :)

    ~Lily and Ellie

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  94. Thanks for that Lilly and ellie for some reason I thught it was November 18

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  95. Well I can post a story like this. But my mom went through the same thing that Mrs. Duggar did a long time ago. My mom was pregnant with me at 5 months close to 6 months. Was having some complications during the pregnancy and had to be rushed to the hospital. My church family and my parents prayed for my life the entire time. I weight about 2 pounds and 6 ounces on December 12, 1984 and I was originally suppose to be born on March 5, 1985. Here I am now turned 30. Still breathing and continue to love The Lord very much too. Josie's story really impacted my life so much. That it made me count my blessings. The Duggar family is very blessed to have an amazing family and I enjoy learning from them whenever I see their show on TV. Praying for you all and continue to love God no matter what. In Jesus name.

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  96. Glad to hear that Josie made it through everything with no deficits and no ongoing early intervention - great! It can be a challenge so they are very blessed!

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  97. Happy Birthday to their youngest. Not sure I agree with no intervention needed. I'm in the area of special ed - she seems like she has a few concerns. Hope she's getting help with them, money can't be the issue.

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