All of the members of the Duggar family have been through a trying time of late. With all the commotion in the news regarding the fate of the biggest hit reality television show on TLC and scandalous reiterations of childhood actions that have multiple sides to the story. These two global news items have affected not just one but many Duggar children as events, gossip, tales and the truth are unfolded.
Even with all this disruption in their lives the family still has to go on, move forward and face the next phase in life that has stepped in their paths. In spite of all the horror they have faced, they have also experienced some wonderful moments in the past few months. Jill Duggar Dillard gave birth to a beautiful little boy, Israel David Dillard. Jessa Duggar Seewald announced that she is with child and her due date; excitingly enough is also her wedding day anniversary. On top of all of this, next month Anna Duggar will be giving birth to her fourth child, a baby girl. These are events in their lives that are worth celebrating and rejoicing over.
Derick Dillard resigned his position at Wal-mart and shared a short note he wrote telling all his fans he is no longer employed there and if they need assistance seek out another Wal-Mart employee. Fans immediately went to his Instagram page wanting to know what is going on and what plans he has for the future. At the present time Derick is remaining quiet, leaving fans in his wake with more and more questions, queries and wonderment. There are rumors flying around that Derick was going to make a trip overseas to Nepal to do some mission work.
There was a tidbit in the news that Michelle and Jim Bob weren’t pleased with this idea especially since he planned on taking his whole family there. They felt that wasn’t the place to go on their first family trip abroad. Like it was said, it is still in the rumor stage until facts can be confirmed.
Jessa is pregnant with her first child and release a photo of the ultrasound showing the baby’s progress. At this point in her pregnancy she knows the sex of the baby. No announcement has been released releasing the information if it is a boy or a girl. It seems at the present time they are holding back, keeping that little piece of news private for now. Fans are hoping for a gender reveal, but know that with all that has been happening and all they have been through lately they are entitled to a little privacy too.
Ben has recently graduated from community college. Josiah is in a courtship with Marjorie Jackson. Jill’s baby, Israel has been a hit on Instagram these first two months of his life with all the latest photos Jill and Derick have taken. Josh as everyone has read about has also resigned his position. He was the executive director at the Family Research Council and with moving his family he is trying to pick up the pieces of his life and hopefully he will find another source of employment soon once they are settled in their new home.
Now the family has been caught in another situation that has hit the news and will be stringing headlines for days. It seems a representative from the Washington County DHS came knocking at their door unannounced. They claimed that there was a child inside that they needed to check on. The representative never said which child they were concerned about. As it turned out the door wasn’t opened welcoming this person. Is it possible that they weren’t sure if whom they said they were was accurate, could something else be hiding in another closet that no one wants to leak out or were they frightened that it was a stranger impersonating a DHS worker just to get into the house to produce another news story.
Records and any information in the hands of DHS are not public record. What they were looking into no one knows at this time except that they called 911 to obtain assistance getting into the home by police escort. The 911 call was released to the public with this message; “We have an investigation and I guess they’re not being cooperative. We have to see the child to make sure the child is all right. So we just need police assistance.” Were the DHS office alerted by yet another anonymous call just to bring about another scandal and cause the family more grief and heartache since they are quite vulnerable at the present time; no one knows for sure if that is true or not or what the concern was that sent them to the Duggar’s house in the first place.
In the meantime, Josh and Anna Duggar and their three children have moved back to Arkansas. During this time and upset in their lives they needed to be closer to what they call home with the rest of their family for more than just moral support. Many fans are praying that all that has happened to Josh through the news stories has no affect on their unborn child and that when Anna delivers her bundle of joy on or around June 10 the baby will be healthy and perfect in every way. The news and reporters have gotten so attached to the scandal that Josh needed to hire a bodyguard, Steve Nield who was at one time Kate Gosselin’s bodyguard to fend off reporters as they moved from their home in Maryland.
It has been a bizarre nightmare for the entire Duggar family. There is no current news update regarding whether or not the show “19 Kids and Counting” will air again or be cancelled by TLC. A spinoff may be in the works with the plot revolving around the children and grandchildren of Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar concentrating specifically their lives and the lives of their children. Fans can only be patient and hopeful that their favorite family and reality show will be on the air again soon.