Friday, April 16, 2021

Abbie Turns 29

Wishing Abbie Duggar a very happy 29th birthday! Abbie and John will celebrate their third wedding anniversary in November, followed by Grace's second birthday and John's 32nd birthday in January 2022.

 
John-David Duggar, Abbie Duggar, Gracie Duggar
April 2021
 
John and Abbie Duggar
2018

Photos courtesy duggarfamily.com

91 comments:

  1. Here's hoping that Abbie, is enjoying her 29th birthday!!!!

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  2. I just adore this young women! She is a breath of fresh air to the Duggar clan. Happy Birthday Abbie!

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    1. And hopefully Abbie, as a nurse, has encouraged the entire Duggar family to get their Covid vaccine.

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  3. I hope she has another baby soon!

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    1. What an odd wish.

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    2. Why can't we just be happy they are enjoying the life they are living with the child they have?

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    3. I hope she is as many or little kids as she wants.

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    4. Why?? Children are not collectibles like some of the other couples seem to think. They are human beings who need parents who give them love, time, attention and safety. I am sure Abby and John know that so they won’t have kids just because some fans want to see another baby.

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    5. Do you personal friends of this couple and know that they want another child soon? I don't wish things for people when I have no inkling what their own desires are. It's too easy to project our own desires on other people.

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    6. Most probably she will, they both grew up in large families, and Abbies in particular seems to appreciate having sisters around, so she probably will be happy if Gracie also grew up with several siblings close in age.

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    7. I don't know why you all are being so nasty to 4:58. Children bring a lot of joy. I don't think there's anything wrong with hoping for such a blessing for someone.

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    8. 10:51 You assume that your desires hold true for everyone. I have two kids and that is exactly what I wanted. Children may bring joy, but not everyone wants to or can afford to have a huge family. It’s a personal decision and no one should be pressured about it.

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    9. I’d rather see her go back to work as a nurse.

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    10. 1:18, exactly, I could not have said it better. I am sick and tired of some people saying that people with one two or zero kids don’t consider kids to be a blessing. Not only is that blatantly false, but it also says that some people care more for quantity instead of the quality of children’s lives.

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    11. Debbie, like me present another scenario. People like you talk about how children bring you joy but you never talk about parents bringing joy to their children? Why don’t you ever consider how having many kids will effect your ability to provide and give your kids the attention, love and time needed for them to have a stable childhood. I don’t think a 5 or 6 year old will get “joy” when their parents have baby after baby and neglect their wants and needs.

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    12. Some people are happy only having one. I know my husband and I were. Not everyone wants a bunch of kids. Kids are a blessing, but you have to be able to provide for that child, and give that child your attention and time. I felt bad for those older Duggar girls having to raise their younger siblings.

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    13. Man alive! Let the OP wish she has another baby soon if she wants to wish that. For pete's sake. All people want to do is argue. Even with another person's WISH.

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  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Beautiful family!!!

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  5. when will you add Jed & Katie's picture?

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    1. Give Ellie time, for heaven’s sake. Stuff happens in these families at a very fast pace. Ellie volunteers to do this; has a life of her own; and needs time to create. We are lucky to have her.

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    2. 5:40, give it a rest.

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    3. 9:38 and 9:36 THANK YOU!

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  6. Happy birthday Abbie, you sure do look young for an almost 30 year old!

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    1. You must be very young. 30 years old is not an old woman lol. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  7. Such a sweet family!

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  8. They are such a cute little family.

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  9. Happy Birthday Abbie❣️

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  10. Hope she had a good one. Such a cute photo of them!

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  11. Abbie will be at least close to 30 when she has her second child. I anticipate that they will likely only have four to six children.

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    1. Only four to six children? What if they decide to "only have one or two"?

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    2. The rest of us anticipate they will be happy with just the one they have. They are the most sensible couple.

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    3. Who spends their time predicting how many children a couple will have...especially a couple they do not know personally.

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    4. I think they will have 2 or 3 children.

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    5. Maybe they will choose to just have Grace. Nothing wrong with that.

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    6. Why the need to speculate how many children they will have? Might be happy with just Grace. Let them decide.

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    7. Good, with age comes maturity.

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    8. That's a rather snide observation, IMO. Why you felt it important to point out her age and the number of children she's "likely" to have based on that is uncalled for. A woman's value is not based on how fast or prolific she can reproduce.

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    9. This is an interesting discussion, you know, when I was young I dreamed of having 19 children. In my imagination it was like children just found me. I have adopted 6 children but not 19! Yet I am fascinated by the Duggars because of their large family and besides my children and husband, I don't have. I like the announcements of the family and enjoy that there are people with such big families. I think the stranger speculation on number of children is because we really don't know much else about the family, which is due in large part to the obsessive people who seem to really hate the family for their similarities, as if their differences are a negative judgment on a followers life. It's not. I wish they could share more wo horrible criticism but let us be thankful they still share at all.

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    10. To the commenter who replied to the op, I suspect the op thinks that Abbie is one of the sister in laws that doesn't use birth control so expects her to have 6 kids the most as she is almost thirty and only has one so far but I have a good memory and remember two seasons ago that when Abbie was asked if she was going to have as many children as God will give her she replied that she was not doing that, she's letting us know that she's not following the herd and doing as she pleases, which is going back to nursing as she has stated she will,so she won't have a large family and be a stay at home mother, but to each their own.

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    11. I had only one child. And i really did not like people asking if i was pregnant again or if we were hoping for another pregnancy. Its a very personal decision if and how many children a couple want to have or are able to get.

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    12. They will have as many children as they want. So far they got married, had a child and very happy to be together and be a family. They might not even want more than another child, just for Gracie to have a brother or sister to play together. They might be just happy to as they are now.

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    13. Maybe she'll have more. Maybe she won't. Abbie was hit hard with HG during her pregnancy with Gracie. I've been through it myself and wouldn't blame Abbie if she isn't ready for another pregnancy yet. She seems happy to enjoy the beautiful daughter she already has. And if she's expecting again now or in the future, I'm sure she and JD will share the news in due time.

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    14. Good grief. She's not even 30 yet. She could have over 20 kids if she wants. It seems as if many people are ignorant of biology, math, or potential foster or adopt options.

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  12. Being that they both married when fully mature, they seem like the genuinely most happy of the married children. I believe they went in to marriage with a more realistic expectation of daily life together. The very young ones seem to have had difficulties adjusting to life with someone else. This is because, IMO, they married with fairy tales in their heads.

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    1. Who had trouble adjusting?

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    2. You may be surprised, but the ones that marry older are actually often the ones that have a harder time adjusting to married life, as they have had a lot more time to be used to being independent or just themselves to be concerned about if you will... Not saying this is the case with John &Abbie, and/or the ones that married younger in this family not having so many adjustments, but it’s a fairly high possibility....

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    3. Great comment.

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    4. Really? I don't see any difference between John's marriage and his siblings marriage,his siblings also had children, worked, kept house, in fact if anything his siblings should be seen more mature as they have already bought a house and John and Abbie are still living in a mobile home, but I won't judge because every situation is different,maybe they want to buy a nice big house and wait until Abbie goes back to nursing to get a mortgage on a dream home.

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    5. 6:03: who had difficulty adjusting to daily routine together?? Maybe Jeremy Vuolo, who is a child at heart, but he is actually older than the rest. All girls used to cook and live in a large family with other people, so the adjustment was mainly to cook for less people. All couples were very well matched by Jim Bob, so they have very similar personalities. Kendra said she was sick most of her first months of marriege, but that was due to pregnancy. Lauren struggled because of her miscarriage. But nothing to do with adjusting to a life together.

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    6. @11:32 Their cooking skills were never really put to the test. Everything they made pretty much came out of a can or a box. As far as being "well-matched by Jim Bob", that sounds downright creepy to me.

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  13. I love them together, always looking so happy!

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  14. Happy birthday Abbie!

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  15. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

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  16. Beautiful couple! Happy Birthday to Abbie! Wonder what kind of cake John David might make for her this year.

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  17. Wishing you a year of happiness and blessings. God Bless.
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY ABBIE
    Joan,Marion and Marilyn

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  18. All duggars will have at least 6 to 9 kids. As many as god will let them. Which is beautiful but doesn't give thier body time to heal. I hope thier not trying to break Michelle and Jim Bob's record. But seems some r on thier way there. As long as babies and moms r healthy, and get lots love and support, I think they'll b all great parents. But never knows what happens behind the camera like they said about how Michelle satc different on camera compared to off camera. Best of luck to u all. Babies r a blessing.

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    1. The body doesn't need to heal between babies. God decides when the next baby will come.
      My doctor would agree. She says it's good to have babies 10 or 11 months apart because it's easier to raise them because they are similar ages and will have the same interests.
      Plus the closer they are together, the less time the parents are tied down. So 6 babies in 6 years as I did, will only tie me down for 23 years when the youngest reaches age 18.
      Spacing them 2-3 years apart could tie you down 30 or more years.

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    2. Actually, we don't know how many kids they will all have. It seems unlikely that they will all fall into the 6 to 9 range. And saying that 6 to 9 kids doesn't mean that their bodies won't have time to heal. They could have one every 3 years or so, even with having 6 to 9. And if they are all having 6 to 9, how are they trying to break Jim Bob and Michelle's record of 19? And even having 6 kids, like Josh, doesn't mean they are on their way to 19. I mean, I have 5 kids. That doesn't mean I'm on my way to 19. And people can be great parents even if a child or mom isn't healthy. My sister has a lifelong illness. That doesn't make her a bad parent. I don't understand most of 4:59's comment.

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    3. 4:27: some people actually like having kids in their house, and so if kids are spaced, they always have a little kid running around.

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    4. 4:27 Is your doctor a child psychologist? Having kids close together is no guarantee that they'll be easier to raise, that they will share the same interests or even get along with each other. My three brothers were spaced closed together and they fought like cat and dog. Their personalities were all so different. They're now in their 70's and have never been close.

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    5. 4:27PM: We were tied down until each of our children reached 26, as they all pursued three year Masters Degrees after their four year undergrad degrees. No "age 18 and out" for us. Many many families help out their kids way beyond 18.

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    6. @4:27 IMO, if you had kids close together so you wouldn’t be tied down in the future, it’s hard to understand why you had them in the first place.

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    7. @4:27- The body doesn’t need to heal? Some women have long term physical consequences from many close pregnancies, my mother being one. Ever heard of uterine prolapse or incontinence? Apparently your doctor hasn’t.

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    8. @4:27 if you feel you are being tied down with children you never should have had them. Children are a blessing, but that doesn't mean everyone should have them. If you feel that you quit providing for your children at 18, what about college or some type of training. God does decide how many children you have, but God also gives us the gift of common sense, having more children then you want or can provide for is so wrong on so many levels. My late husband and I were happy only having one.

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    9. I can't believe in one breath 4:27 says have a baby a year but then in the next breath says being a parent ties you down. That doctor sounds like a real gem, too.

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    10. 2:10 I agree. That doctor sounds like she needs another run through medical school- a good one this time.

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  19. Happy birthday to Abbie! She is always so cheerful and full of life. She lightened up John-David's life 100%, it's amazing how a person can literally uplift the other. They are a perfect match! Hope they will have coople of more kids so that Gracie would have siblings to play with.

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  20. Some of these readers are obsessed with "when's the next baby?!?" Stop speculating and hounding. Enjoy (and let John and Abbie enjoy) the beautiful child that they already have. Maybe they don't want a bunch of children. Just stop.

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    1. No offense intended, but isn't the all-consuming interest in number of babies the Duggar marrieds will have generated by their own decision to contract a show featuring themselves called "Counting On"??? Wasn't that the idea to get fans/viewers to watch the show in the first place...to see just how many children the Duggar children would grow up, marry, and have? No one can be faulted or lectured for asking the questions then.

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    2. 12:26 “Counting On” is just a play on the words of the previous title, 19 Kids and Counting... it doesn’t actually mean anything regarding to their lives. And the idea of the show is not to see how many kids they have, it’s just to see how they live their lives. Several kids have proven that they live fairly differently than JB and Michelle...So we shouldn’t expect them to have baby after baby.

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    3. 12:26, maybe for some of the other sisters, but John and Abbie have never participated in bothering others on when their next baby is due on the show, so I feel like they should be exempt from all the questioning

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  21. Abbie seems like such a breath of fresh air! I love her personality and she & John David are such a nice couple together. Very sweet little family! I hope she had a wonderful day.

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  22. Happy Belated Birthday Abbie! I hope you had a great birthday!

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  23. happy birthday Abbie i hope you have a wonderful birthday :)

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  24. ๐Ÿ˜€Happy 29th birthday Abbie Grace Burnett Duggar๐ŸŽ‚
    I hope you had a great day. I can't wait to see what God has in store for you. May God bless you. I can't wait for Gracie to have a little sibling. I hope there's one on the way. I wish the new season would start soon. I can't wait to see everybody on season 12. Natasha b

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    1. Why does Grace need a sibling ? Maybe 1 is enough think about it . School college etc is expensive.

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    2. 8:49

      Hopefully, Grace is able to go to a real school and college!

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  25. Anna, Jill, Jessa, Joy and Jinger have all stated that they had some marital difficulties adjusting to married life. We have recently heard Ben and Jessa have had some bumps on the road of 'marital bliss'.

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    1. Huh? I would have just gone with "Happy Birthday Abbie!" but that's just me.

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  26. She has the most beautiful hair! Love the curls

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  27. Geez let them enjoy Grace. Quit talking babies all the time , it is a Obsession with everybody why?

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    1. Well, the Duggars present themselves as having an obsession with babies because that's pretty much the topic of the show and everything they do. It stands to reason they'd attract fans with the same mindset.

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  28. Where can I get the thread spool holder Jana has beside her machine?

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    1. Where are you seeing this?

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    2. Not really sure what you're talking about, it's been so long since I've seen it, but search "rotating thread spool rack" and see if you see it. (I vaguely remember her having one near the machine when she was sewing something for a wedding.)

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  29. I had 9 kids, most about a year apart. Some born in the same year! It was indeed easier to raise them since they were close in age and thus tying me down fewer years altogether. I did not want all those babies, but in our religion, the husband's will prevails. I'm ok with it. We're still together. We had pastoral counseling all along the way. The pastor agreed with God and my husband.

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    1. Anonymous @ 10:31-I am sorry that your husband and your pastor have taken that position. That's not loving you as Christ loved the Church (which is what your husband is actually commanded to do). He's supposed to be acting with your best interest in mind. The idea is that your love and honor him as head of the household and he respects and honors you as a gift from the Lord ("He who finds a wife, finds a good thing."). It was designed to be a mutual thing, with mutual respect and consideration. Love is not self-seeking, demanding it's own way, and manipulating the Bible/Pastor/Church to pressure/guilt/browbeat someone into doing it. I may not know your name, but God does and I will pray for your husband to really know Jesus personally and love you correctly. <3

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