Counting On: Jill Stays Quiet On Mother’s Day

Counting On: Jill Stays Quiet On Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day was May 10th, but the day came and went without Jill Duggar publicly recognizing her mom Michelle Duggar. The Counting On Alum did not post anything about the holiday on her Instagram, although many of her brothers and sisters went on social media to praise their mother.

Counting On: Jill Stays Quiet On Mother’s Day

Last year, 28-year-old Jill Duggar posted a gushing message on Instagram about Michelle. She said she was “grateful” for her mother, adding that “it shows how a selfless, joyful and patient mother should be, as she has raised and continues to raise all 19 of our children!

“She is the most loving person you could ever meet,” Jill Duggar continued. “She always takes time to invest in her children’s lives and is constantly looking for ways to bless others! I am so grateful to have the most wonderful mother in the world as a mother and a great role model for me and many others!

But this year there has been no repeat of the bright eulogy. Jill Duggar hasn’t posted anything on Instagram about her mother. This won’t surprise anyone who follows the Duggar family. A press secretary recently told In Touch Weekly that Jill Duggar is “on good terms” with both her parents. However, there have long been rumors that she and her husband Derick Dillard are in a fight with Jim Bob and Michelle.

Counting On: Michelle Says She’s ‘grateful’ For Her Daughters

While Jill did not choose to share a public message about her mother on Sundays, Michelle Duggar posted about her mother and mother-in-law. She also talked about her daughters and daughters-in-law, some of whom are now mothers.

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My own mother, Ethel Ruark, was a loving wife and dedicated mother of 7, of whom I was the youngest. She passed away nearly three decades ago, when my journey in mothering had only just begun. In those early days of grieving her loss, it was difficult to imagine parenting my children without her. I wanted her to know her grand babies and for them to know her. I longed for her to be there for me as my mom, a seasoned mother to lean on and to go to for advice in raising my own kids. I desired for her to see my kids grow up, to be there for all the birthday parties and families gatherings, to celebrate all their milestones and achievements. She was a wonderful grandma. She is greatly loved and dearly missed. This Mother’s Day is our first without Jim Bob’s mother, Grandma Mary Duggar. What a gift and a treasure she was to our family. I first got to know her when I went to work at a yogurt shop where she was the manager. As a new Christian, I was so impressed by her godly example and wanted to learn from her. She was a bold witness for Christ, and even when difficult situations would arise, I would hear her say “Praise the Lord in all things!” Little did I know that I would soon fall in love with and marry her son, and would be blessed to call her my mother-in-law! What a gift and a kindness of God. She was a devoted grandma and truly became like a mother to me after my own mom’s passing. We miss her dearly. This Mother’s Day, I’m thinking on the next generation of mothers, and I’m so grateful to God for each one of my daughters and daughters-in-love! They are godly, wonderful mothers, raising the next generation to know and love the Lord. My heart rejoices as I watch them love on and nurture their own little ones— cuddling them, laughing with them, playing with them, helping them learn to respond kindly and gently to others, patiently working out squabbles or disagreements between cousins, reading the Bible to them, singing with them, praying with them. It brings a smile to my face every time I get the joy of being with these sweet Mamas! They are truly some of my best friends! Happy Mother’s Day to each of you girls!

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“This Mother’s Day, I am thinking about the next generation of mothers, and I am very grateful to God for each of my daughters and daughters-in-law,” the 19-year-old mother wrote on Instagram. They are divine and wonderful mothers, raising the next generation to know and love the Lord. My heart rejoices to see them love and nurture their little ones… It makes me smile every time I have the joy of being with these sweet mothers”.

Written by Emma Fisher

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