A reader named Rebekah shares her encounters with the Duggar family...
Ever since I first saw the Duggars on 18 Kids and Counting when I was a freshman in college, I had a huge desire to meet them. It wasn't until 5 years later in 2014 when the opportunity finally came. I first met Josh Duggar when he spoke at a Massachusetts Family Institute event in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Then a month later, I was blessed to be able to go with a friend to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, to one of the stops on the Growing Up Duggar Book Tour. It was so exciting to meet the entire family, and they were all so sweet.
When I finally met Jim Bob and Michelle, I had the courage to ask Michelle for a hug, and she gave me one! It was such a dream come true to meet the Duggars, and the icing on top of the cake was that I got to be on the show in the episode when Derick proposed to Jill. :D (I was in one of the background shots of the book tour.) I love the Duggars so much!
I moved to Springdale, Arkansas, back in October, and I haven't run into the Duggars at all. I've just seen Grandma Duggar at the post office and at Braum's, and I've driven by other Duggars at various times.
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