Why can't they just wish Jill and happy birthday in a personal way instead of making avideo? She's right there yet Michelle is yelling over the sounds of the waves.
I'm sure they told her happy bday
They continue to think these kinds of videos are cute and necessary, when they're not.
Why? Cause they have a lot of children back at home who get to share in their sisters birthday celebration.
You know, I have been thinking the same thing for a while. As much as I love watching this family, it feels awkward when they do the birthday and Mother's Day and Father's Day videos. And yesterday, on the official Duggar Facebook page, they posted like 3 posts in just a couple of hours on this (I think one was Jessa saying happy birthday, one was Derrick writing a blog to Jill, and one was TLC's birthday tribute). There is something to honoring someone publicly (like Derrick's blog), but videos like this one just feel awkward and I don't really get why they are doing it.Show me all the videos you want of Josie singing, Israel trying new foods and crawling and walking, Jennifer sewing, pictures and videos of ministry work or public appearances, the kids playing violin, the middle boys making thier own short movies, etc. but the birthday shoutout videos, especially ones like this where they are standing right next to the person, are really weird. That said, I still watched it.
So the rest of the family and those of us who love them can see them.
I think they like to keep a video diary of special events. They can put them together as a keepsake. I think it's a great idea and I'm pleased they share. What I don't understand is why critics are even on this blog. If you are so annoyed by what the Duggars do, go onto a blog you actually like, and let us enjoy this blog in peace without having to scroll through your negative comments.
I LOVE the family sharing their lives with people who LOVE seeing a Godly example of LOVE!! ;)
Agree William! I love the Duggars, but the videos like this are a bit on the odd side. Maybe just post a photo and caption it "Jim Bob and Michelle celebrating Jill's birthday at the beach in Central America." Or the video could be of them celebrating and frolicking on the beach.
For the same reason everyone else does this decade: it's fun, they want other family members to see whazzup, video album, being cute, wanting to share with a lot of people, all you have to do is go to YouTube to discover the Duggars are not unique.
JIll is an adult. Does she really need all this birthday attention? Two posts about her on this blog alone.
Adults don't need to be wished a happy bday?
Every birthday is a gift. It is a precious reminder that God wanted you; He created you, which means you have a purpose on Earth. Why would two posts be too much? In honoring her birthday, they are honoring the God who created her...it's that simple. Can't someone tell you multiple times that they are glad you are here on Earth on the day you entered the world as a creation of God? Why would that recognition once or even 50 times on your birthday ever be too much?
Your post is really good! Thank you so much! I've never thought about a birthday or heard about it like that! Thank you
I totally agree, that every birthday, is a gift of God, and deserves to be celebrated as many ways and times that day, or through out the year!
Another year of life to celebrate...everyone deserves well wishes especially from family.A child is a child no matter how old they are so if the parents want to celebrate their birthday then so be it...really folks...how lucky they are to have loving parents in their lives...some people just dont get it...too bad and soooo sad.
At least they said Central America is beautiful. Normally Jill and the Duggar clan is scared of the place. Always saying how dangerous it is. Like a mountain lion is going to jump in the window. So silly.
I think they mean dangerous from a violence standpoint
Mountain lions are probably the least of their fears. There are snakes, spiders, germs, and hostile people too.
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So, um, you live there or something?
Every time they say it's dangerous they mention cougars and tarantulas.
anonymous why should you care what they post your one person and a lot of people really like this family and look forward to there posts so back off happy birthday jill .
Do you live there or something...or are you just trying to start something? Sarcasm is an ugly thing.
Is Jill pregnant again?
Happy Birthday Jill I think it's great your parents were able to celebrate with you. Blessings to you all :)
Positive comment s ladies. :) happy birthday jill!
Happy Birthday Jill!!! I think it's great that your parents were able to spend this blessed day with you.
All these there comments are so negatively but it seems the same person wrote them. The place where they are is dangerous in know because i'm from there.don't critized if you don't know well. I'm happy that Michelle and Bob are visiting their daughter jill for her birthday I think is the best presen that you have give your daughter. Family is precious anD a gift from the lord. I'm glad you are spending time with them since they are out of the country!!!!
I believe birthdays are VERY important in their particular sect. They always have a party with decorations, etc. for everyone's birthday. It makes sense since the basic tenet of their religion is to populate the earth as much as they can. Since each baby is a blessing, of course they would celebrate each birthday as the most precious gift from God.
That is the funniest comment that I have read today. Who doesn't love birthdays, decorations and parties. Actually the comment is very sad. I really hope and pray that you find Jesus because he can fill that missing piece in your heart.
Poor Israel looks so long for That baby seat, surely he's too big for it now x
Tell me about it!! Michelle couldn't have spent $45 on a Cosco Scenera NEXT for her grandson??
Stop judging everything they do.Its so annoying that everybody has to pick on them pick on the dirty people of this world . If they want to do a video and something special for their daughter it's their daughter and life not yours . Also am from Guatemala and it is dangerous living there more than you think people can't live in peace over there.Some one is always getting killed.
I'm disappointed with TLC , I'm shooting out prayers and blessings for John-Davids future wife to be presented by the Lord soon!Blessings for strength for everyone in your whole family including extended!
JD is a big boy. I'm sure if he's of a mind to, he can find a wife all on his own.
I guess James is the camera guy.
Is Derrick ok? He is awfully skinny!
What if u put your pic on here and folks say how fat u are...they wouldnt feel to nice now would it.Sick and tired of all the rude uncouth comments, enjoy your life and let them do the same without all the needless judgements.Oh and HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILL,blessings to you and yours.
Derrick looks very good! He looks better than he has in almost a year.
Natalia Chris wasn't making fun of his appearance. He was generally worried about his health. Derrick has a skinny body type but he was never that little. He looks like he has a vitamin deficiency and that is cause for concern.
I agree with what you said Natalia
He's always been skinny!
I don't think if I were in a "dangerous" country that I would be wearing my big and expensive phone on my waist for everyone to see. Or have a big red bag ready to be grabbed. So either it isn't that dangerous, or someone doesn't have much common sense. Either way, kind of goes against everything we're supposed to believe.
This family is so supportive and I'm glad the family is sending special messages to Jill on her birthday. It must be hard to be so far away from people so close.
Come on people lets be nice. HAPPY BIRTHDAY JILL ENJOY YOUR DAY AND YOUR VISIT WITH YOUR PARENTS. Derek like the new look on you.FYI....my children are all over 30 and we still get together and celebrate
My sisters and I are in are 40's and we don't get together for birthdays.
Aww! So sweet! Happy Birthday Jill!
Derek looks like a different person in each picture I see of him!
Because he shave his beard.
Men can be more creative than women with their facial hair!
I'm not so sure about that. I'm a woman, and I'm pretty creative with my facial hair!
Yeah, I just meant that a beard grows faster, while with hair on your head you have to wait for it to really change lenght, so probably the beard makes it easier for a man to look different every time you see them.
Happy birthday Jill! Each birthday is important! Best wishes! Géraldine
Beautiful, love it! Happy birthday Jill and happy to see Derick shaved! Yea!!
Is Jill pregnant? 😉
I don't think she was to get pregnant down their with the vitus down their.And if she had a baby down their the baby won't be United States citizen. An also US is not alling people in that are not united states citzens. Anymore.
I was thinking the same thing, but they announced pretty early that they were expecting Israel, so I am sure they would have announced already if a new baby is arriving! But you never know ! :)
The kid will be a US Citizen no matter where born.
@10:27, you're incorrect - Children born of two US citizen parents are US citizens starting at birth, no matter where in the world that birth takes place.
God Bless all of you..... (we share birthday's Jill ) Happy Birthday from CANADA. Siennah Skye
Derick looks so much better without the beard - but he's so skinny. Hope he's not sick or something?
He's always been skinny: he's not the sporty one: that's Ben.
I don't understand the need for being in the public eye ALL the time. It's not normal. This family needs to learn how to preserve some privacy, especially for the sake of their children. They haven't chosen this, but the actions of the parents will follow them through the rest of their lives.
Just think, if the family hadn't chosen to be on TV, Josh would not be suffering such public humiliation that will follow him for the rest of his life. They have way too much attention on themselves. Why don't they primarily have posts on their ministry work?
I don't understand what you mean. They aren't in the public, right now are they? The Counting On series has ended for now. Ellie and Lily are kind enough to do this blog for those of us who still enjoy hearing about the Duggars. If they didn't feel comfortable with the blog, I'm sure the writers wouldn't print anything. Besides, I can't imagine that there are enough of us who follow this blog that we could be considered "the public."
Why do we not hear this being said about Brad and Angelina, Beyonce, and so many others who are constantly in the media? Why only the Duggars?
Brad and the others have careers that involve publicity. The Duggars are supposed to be busy raising all those Godly children every day.
I'm sure Angelina and Brad have people who dislike them too.The difference is that they are actors and celebrities, which means that they are famous for their jobs, not for a reality tv.Also, Brad and Angelina don't look for celebrity the way the Duggars do: they dont have social media handles and don't put their children's photos online.
Brad and Angelina are getting a divorce I hear it on tv.
This family needs to preserve their privacy..
I don't understand all the grumpy comments. Personally, I can never spend enough time with my kids, and birthdays are an extra plus! Thank you for posting this video and I love seeing Jim Bob and Michelle too since they seem to be excluded from the newer tv show. And, Happy Birthday to Jill - know that you, Derrick, Israel and the rest of the Duggar family are in prayers!
Happy birthday Jill! I have been on that exact same beach and have stayed in the same town that you derick and sweet baby izzy are in! It is very beautiful there and the markets are amazing!! The locals are very nice as well. And for all the nay Sayers who think that it's too dangerous to bring friends and family there..... Please! The only threats there are the mosquitos ( they carry the Zika virus) scorpions and spiders. The other larger animals are scared of humans ( i.e. Cougars) but the insects and bugs can be sneaky! The town itself is perfectly safe!!! (It caters to tourists and is beautiful!) That is not true about the more rural areas. Filled with drug cartel and violence between gangs. But geez the Dillard's are FINE where they are at!
so nice that they make there daughter (kids) feel special on there birthday no matter how old they get. Happy Birthday Jill
Wishing Jill a happy birthday!
I'm so happy Michelle, Jim Bob and James went to visit the Dillards. I was also living abroad for missions on my 25th birthday and my daughter was close in age to Israel. When living far away from home, having loved ones visit is intensely cathartic.
Happy Birthday,Jill, I hope your day was very special.
They made a video wishing her happy birthday when they were standing right beside her? At this point, it just seems like a desperate ploy to stay in front of the cameras :(
Hey Lily and Ellie,I'm just wondering if you could clarify what Jill and Derrick do for their mission work. I've asked on the family page as well, but have not received any answer. Just wondering how they're serving the people there. I know there's lots of poverty, so I was thinking maybe building houses and providing food? I've been wondering for a while. Thanks!
Everytime, there is a pic of Jill someone always has to speculate on her being pregnant.They will let us know when they choose to do so.All good things come to those who wait...lol Blessings😃
Jill look pregnant again
She looks the same since she had Israel.
Thought the Duggers did not go to the beach because of people who would not be dressed modestly.
Happy Birthday Jill! Hope you enjoy your special day!
So, the Bates begin to wear shorts and the Duggars all of a sudden follow suit. What happened to their beliefs that one must be covered from collar bone to below the knee to be a faithful follower of Christ?
The women are still covered, so everything's fine. Whew! Close one.
People can change their views over time. I'm glad to hear it.
Derick is wearing shorts. He's not a Duggar. He can do whatever he wants.
Heidi: I hope that the Duggar boys can do whatever they want too.
Happy 25th Birthday Jill!Huge fan of yours!!!
JimBob and Michelle are such great parents!
Happy birthday Jill and Ben! No matter how old my kids become I'm always feeling blessed they are still with me and have been given another year to develop and grow spiritually. All the best to the family and safe travels.
Happy birthday Jill. So glad your mom and dad could be with you to celebrate. You have such a wonderful attitude and have adjusted so well to all the changes in your life. You certainly live out Col. 3:12. "clothing yourself with compassion, kindness, humility and patience". A verse that has been a delight to my own heart in my relationship with God is Psalm 36:7-9. "How priceless is Your unfailing love, Oh God! People take refuge in the shadow of Your wings. They feast on the abundance of Your house. You give them drink from Your river of delights. For with You is the fountain of life." Staying close to the Savior is key! Love you all. Praying for you.His joy,Sandy B.
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