Thursday, May 19, 2016

Ben Seewald Turns 21

Happy 21st birthday, Ben! Check out these snapshots from Jessa and Ben Seewald's courtship, engagement, wedding, and first months of parenthood. Which is your favorite?


Photos courtesy theseewaldfamily.com, Jinger Duggar, TLC

59 comments:

  1. Happy birthday Ben!!!!

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  2. It always makes my day to read about the Duggars

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  3. Hooray - you didn't say "Seewald #(Something)" - see, it's easy to type a person's name! :)

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    1. very rude statement! Unnecessary. If you don't like how they do their blog- leave!

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    2. Rude to call others' statements rude, too, you know.

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    3. I agree that people are not just birth-order numbers. When I see things like "Duggar #4," it reminds me of those machines at the deli where you pull out a ticket with a number. "Now serving #4!"

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  4. Ben and I have the same birthday, I'm just 14 years older. Happy birthday Ben!!!
    P.S. I miss the show on TLC, God Bless the whole family.

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  5. Where are pictures of Bens parents and siblings? Would like to see Bens childhood family gatherings,not just the Duggars! Ben has extended family too, just like Jessa!

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    1. Maybe Ben's family doesn't want their photos published.

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    2. Not ture...They are out there, the Duggar never include them unless it's for a cameo!

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  6. How do you pick a favorite, they are such a beautiful couple & now family. Just love them <3 Happy Birthday Ben :-)

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  7. Happy Birthday Ben have awesome day!!!

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  8. Wow..that went by fast! I remember how people were saying you were just a teen. Well, now that you are 21 you are a fully grown man! You are and your wife are an inspiration to a lot of young people. Keep moving forward doing the work of the Lord. Blessings and Happy 21st!!!

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    1. There is nothing magical about the calendar turning to your 21st birthday that makes you a "fully grown man." I know teenagers who act more mature and admirably "manly" than some men in their 60's.

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    2. He's not a "fully grown man"; he's 21, legal to do everything in every state. Cheers!

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    3. Same thing anonymous 5:58!

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    4. Anonymous 12:44: There is something magical about turning the calendar and your birthday is your 21st, 18th, 16th, or 65. 16 the govt says you are old enough to drive, 18 you are legally an adult, 21 again all states recognize you as a full adult, 65 time to quit working, per govt guidelines. I didn't set the ages or timelines. Sure, I agree with the above poster, I too think some men are more mature than others no matter how old they turn. If age was based on a maturity test, shoe size would definitely be more equivalent for some. Ben, however seems like a nice mature 21 year old, adult.

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  9. My favorites would have to be the top right, second from the bottom left, and second down from the left.
    Thanks Lily and Ellie for keeping us posted and up to date with this AMAZING family.
    Cheers all the way from Ecuador!

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  10. Happy birthday Ben!!!!May God bless you & beautiful family Jessa and Spurgeon.

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  11. Happy birthday Ben!

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  12. All of them are my favorite! You guys are so cute together and so is your son! :) Happy Birthday Ben

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  13. Happy Birthday Ben!! God bless you😃🎂

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  14. Ben and all 11 of his brothers-in-law should perform a rap with all 12 taking turns rapping, and during all of their turns rapping, the remaining should be beatboxing along. It should be called the Ben Seewald birthday shuffle rap.

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    1. No thanks. They need no encouragement to rap. We've seen the results.

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    2. Ben should lose the rap and the gangsta hats.

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    3. I concur. Hopefully it's just a phase and not a life long ambition. I'm super surprised at how much the older Duggars and Bates kids have slightly swayed from their former teachings. I guess the kids followed the teachings out of respect of being under their parents roof, but clearly minds were assessing and tweaking a few things. But I can't blame them. How miserable to never wear makeup and always wear super duper long skirts.

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  15. Happy Birthday Ben and many more.

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  16. It's my birthday too!:)

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  17. Can't wait to take cute wedding/engagement photos one day... :)

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    1. Your own, or someone else's? Jinger, is that you??

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  18. Happy 21st Birthday Ben! Enjoy your special day.

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  19. ♫♪ Happy and Blessed Birthday, Ben!! ♫♪ :)

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  20. They are all beautiful pictures. Beautiful family beautiful pictures.

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  21. Happy Birthday. They all are awesome pics.

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  22. I like the 2nd one up on the right :-)
    Thanks for the trip down memory lane!

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  23. I love the one of Ben kissing Spurgeon on the forehead.

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  24. Happy birthday to you !!! Hope you have many more!

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  25. Yay! Happy birthday, Ben!!

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  26. Happy birthday Ben!!! It's been fun watching you and getting to know your awesome heart. You are a good man and I'm happy you and Jessa found one another!

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  27. Happy Birthday, Ben!! I am so proud of your sweet family. God bless you three! ...and...start watching for little boy babies being named Spurgeon.

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  28. Them having ice cream at their wedding out in the parking lot when it was freezing outside.

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    1. As great of a moment as when all the ice cream in the open freezer melted & they thought for a moment of serving it anyway.

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    2. Oh my gosh, I saw that and thought there's 500 cases of food poisoning about to happen.... :-O

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  29. is it just me or does ben appear a bit slow he always waits a few seconds before speaking as if he isnt sure what to say

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    1. It is called thinking before you speak. Not a bad habit to have.

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  30. In some ways Ben seems older than 21 but in other ways not. Don't understand why he and Jessa are so connected to Jessa's parents and family all the time. It can't be healthy for them as a couple.

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    1. Ye$ it'$ hard to under$tand.

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  31. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN...CONGRADULATIONS 🎂

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    1. Is he graduating this spring?

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  32. Hello this is to all of the family, I so wish the TV series was still on I think its so unfair the way your whole family have been treated, I'm a mother and grandmother from the UK , I'm not over religious I don't go to church I think Gods Church is everywhere, I so miss watching your beautiful family growing up All the best to all of you Kind Regards Vivienne.

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    1. I agree - it was unfair the way Jill and Jessa and the other girls who were involved were treated by their family.

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  33. Debbie from OhioJune 12, 2016 at 5:22 PM

    Any picture where they are looking at each other is my favorite. You can really see the love!

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