Monday, July 18, 2016

Dillard News x2

 Israel Dillard and a friend

The Dillard family has two reasons to celebrate!  

As we announced last week, Jill and Derick Dillard will return home to Arkansas in just a few weeks. Their stay will be temporary but will extend into the fall. While they are in the United States, the Dillards plan to take Bible classes and involve themselves in local ministry, and they will continue to work remotely for S.O.S. Ministries.

"Our time here so far has allowed us to see many hearts touched, many souls accept the redeeming love of Christ, and many sweet people helped through humanitarian efforts," Jill and Derick share via their website, dillardfamily.com. "We believe our labors until now will serve as a strong foundation for many years of wonderful ministry..."

The second reason for celebration involves an engagement. Over the weekend, Derick's brother, Dan Dillard, proposed to his girlfriend, Deena, and she said yes! Unlike Jill, Derick has a very small family. Dan is his only sibling, and his dad passed away in 2008. Derick's mom, Cathy, has since remarried.

Dan Dillard, Cathy Dillard Byrum, Derick Dillard, Jill Duggar Dillard
Christmas 2014

Photos courtesy dillardfamily.com

47 comments:

  1. Lily and Ellie, Could you please put NEW pics in top banner of Spurgeon and Israel and Meredith! Please and thank you! The one of Spurgeon is an odd choice of a pic to post in the banner since he is only one with mouth wide open yawning. And poor little Israel stands out because of being only one with no shirt on. Thank you both!

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    1. All of the pictures are old at this point, not only those of the babies!

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    2. Awwww leave the pics!!! They're cute!!!

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    3. I agree! Please do!

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    4. Agree...and Meredith is so cute but that's just not a good picture of her.

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    5. Agreed...updated pucs would be appreciated! Thanks

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    6. And what's wrong with that? It's their choice what pictures they would like to post there. It's their blog and their kids. Babies yawn and run around naked, believe it or not.

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    7. Awwww the pics are cute! Don't change them!

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    8. I agree with the previous. Obviously you know what they look like so you don't need "perfect" pictures for reference!

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    9. Please please update the 3 newest grandkids photos at top banner! No ones asking for "perfect"..but a mouth wide open in the center of pic and only one person with no shirt are both very unflattering to the whole group..thank you ahead Ellie!!

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    10. We're in the process of updating the header. :)

      Lily and Ellie

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  2. I'm so happy for Dan. That's awesome news.

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  3. Isreal is so huge for his age, just as his grandma Kathy said Derick was.What a lucky boy to have such loving parents...breaks my heart when I think of all those who have no family or have horrible ones...Izzy sure is one blessed little fella😇

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  4. That's wonderful news! He seems like a kind warm young man.
    Very happy for the family. Their mum must be so pleased.
    Thanks for sharing

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  5. wish that they where back on tv because i love that show so much know its not on any more because i would watch them all the tine ever since they where where little kids until know

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  6. so now they will see what a normal wedding is not a circus?

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  7. Congratulations!💍💞

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  8. Congratulations to your family!

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  9. Congratulations to Derick' s brother Dan and his girlfriend !!!

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  10. Congrat Dan! I'm glad to be seeing derick and Jill back in the states, even if it is for just a little while

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  11. So glad Jill and Derick are coming back home. That's wonderful that they want to help out in this crazy world we are living . But they have a baby now and could they live with themselves if he caught something from being there. Hope they think about it long and hard befor returning.

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  12. I'm happy for Dan D. also, and happy for the couple... 💕💓💕

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  13. Congratulations Dan

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  14. Congratulations Dan! Best wishes qfor the future.

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  15. Awwwwwww.....thought they were going to adopt. Happy for Dan and his fiancé though.

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    1. I think they will that is a old pic from 2014 when jill was pregnant with Israel

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  16. Congratulations and Best Wishes to Dan and Deena. I am happy that your Mom nas remarried too.

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    1. Miss Cathy was remarried before Jill met Derrick. I don't know why he is never included in their family photos.

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  17. Yaaaay! Congrats Dan!
    Lily and Ellie do you know if she's the girl that came out in an episode of 19 kids and counting or not?

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    1. Hi there,

      Which episode are you referring to?

      Lily and Ellie

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    2. I think there's one when Jill meets Derrick's family and then another one around Easter when Dan and his girlfriend went to the Duggar's for dinner?

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    3. The episode you were referring to was called "Duggars and Mothers." His girlfriend was introduced as Chesley so it isn't her.

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    4. I think it was the mothers day celebration they had at the duggars home after jill and derrick got engaged and while Cathy was in the hospital

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    5. I think Anonymous at 11:36 means the episode when Jill and Jessa invited Ben and Derick's family over. I think it was Mothers Day or some lunch.

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  18. that's great news! congrats dan & deena

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  19. Hands up everyone who expects pregnancy news by reading the topic.....I have my hand raised!

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    1. Yep. Me too.

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    2. Me, too! I find it hard to believe she's not pregnant again after it being so quick the first time.

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  20. Could you give us an update on Derick and Dan's Mom Cathy, please?

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    1. Cathy is doing very well!

      Lily and Ellie

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  21. Poor Meredith! Her birthday was on July 16th and no one said Happy Birthday to her. And people think her birthday is today, the 19th when her parents said she was born on July 16, 2015.

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  22. Welcome home, Dillards! Also, congratulations to Dan. The Dillard family is growing.

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  23. So happy for Dan and Deena!!!!!!! That picture of Israel and that little girl is so cute! If you can, can you post more of Jinger and Jerimie?

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  24. Thanks so much for these blogs. I really appreciate being able to keep up with these encouraging families.

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  25. Is Jill and Family stay for a longer visit because she pregnant

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