Ben Seewald practices for fatherhood by rocking niece Meredith Duggar to sleep
Baby Seewald (aka Quincy) is due in just two-and-a-half weeks. We have a few more responses to share from the interview we did with Jessa in September.
We know what a wonderful mother your mom is, but what are some traits/parenting techniques you have seen in Ben's mom that you hope to live out?
Jessa: It is so amazing to see the many similarities between Ben’s mom and mine. Both are such genuinely sweet women of God. I have observed how Ben’s mom speaks so sweetly to her children, asks them questions about things, and listens intently as they tell their stories. It’s precious! She handles kids misbehaving so patiently, taking them aside and communicating directly to their little hearts. Many people have told me that Mrs. Guinn reminds them of my mom. Both are amazing role models for me, and I look up to them with the highest admiration.
What’s your favorite verse for difficult times?
Jessa: Probably one of my favorite verses in difficult times is Romans 8:28: “And we know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to His purpose.” It is a great reminder that, as Christians, no matter what we go through, God is with us, and He can bring us out stronger on the other side. He specializes in taking a miserable lump of clay and creating out of it a beautiful vessel for His glory.
We see so many stories in the Bible of people like Esther and Joseph, how God worked through their challenging situations and brought about a greater good than they ever could have imagined. God can bring beauty from ashes. He delights in showing Himself strong! When we turn to God through tough times, He is always there for us. And often, as we grow and learn through things, He may allow us in the future to come alongside and support someone else who is walking through a similar situation.
Here are the links to previous posts that contain Jessa's responses to our interview questions:
Jessa on Purposeful Parenting
Seewalds Plan a Home Birth
Jessa on Pregnancy
Jessa on Pregnancy Cravings
Update on Ben's Career
Jessa: A Parent's Most Important Role
Baby Seewald's Character
Jessa on Parenthood
Photo courtesy of duggarfamily.com