Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"Duggars Speak Out" Recap

On last night's episode of 19 Kids and Counting, "Duggars Speak Out"...
  • Michelle flew to meet the family in Louisville, Kentucky for a speaking engagement, leaving Josie in the trusted hands of a family-friend/nurse. Armed with a motion sickness band ("they are worth every penny") the mama of 19 boarded the plane, ordered a tomato juice (her favorite), and enjoyed some peace and quiet....until she the plane landed and she was reunited with her family.
  • After arriving at Louisville's Southeast Christian Church, the Duggars were shocked to discover that they would be speaking to 4,700 people, their biggest crowd yet! And we understand that a few of you were there!
  • Jim Bob was relieved to have Michelle by his side. "I don't think I could do it without her," he told TLC. Despite having 19 kids and starring in a reality TV show, he admits that he's not into public speaking. Good thing Michelle is! 
  • After Mom and Dad's speech, the Duggar family orchestra played a beautiful rendition of "Onward Christian Soldiers," and the younger kids sang a jaw-dropping "I've Been Redeemed." The family then met the throngs of people in the lobby for a book-signing. Everyone, even little Jordyn and the camera crew, gave autographs.
  • Being surrounded by thousands of people who would just love to stop and chat with you might be overwhelming for the regular Joe, but not for Michelle Duggar. She says that the most difficult part of book-signing is not being able to sit down and talk with each person she meets. "I like to connect one-on-one with people," says the mom of 19. "I just live for that."
  • The Duggars reflect on 2010, a year of faith-testing challenges and exponential personal growth for the entire family. "We definitely are different people on this side of it than we were when we started," explains Michelle. "We're just thankful to be together again."
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Do YOU enjoy public speaking? Are you more like Jim Bob or Michelle when it comes to crowds of people?


  1. I hate public speaking. I am more like Jim Bob when it comes to crowds.

  2. i'm sad that this is the last episode UNTIL FEBRUARY!!! Do you think there will be any specials coming up soon???

  3. What motion sickness bands are you using and where do you get them?

  4. The Duggars use Sea-Bands for motion sickness. You can purchase them on Amazon or on this website:

    ~Lily and Ellie


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