Touching Scenes on TV
Did you see the season premiere of 19 Kids and Counting? I'm not a regular viewer, but occasionally I have followed the story of this growing family over the years. The Duggars are a lovely, devoted, and faith-filled family and while others may find their very large family an oddity, I think they are inspirational.
Due to complications during her latest pregnancy, Michelle delivered their youngest daughter 15 weeks early via c-section in December. Little Josie Duggar weighed just over 1 pound and faces an up hill battle, but so far so good. The longer this little girl hangs in there the better her chances of survival.
I managed to tune in on Monday night to see the delivery of Josie and the first visit of her 18 siblings. While parents Jim Bob and Michelle did their best to prepare their children for what to expect, the reaction of their older children was incredibly moving. As they surrounded Josie's incubator to gaze upon this new fragile life many of the Duggar children were reduced to tears. You could see they were in complete shock, and yet beyond the shock you could see the absolute outpouring of love for their new little sister. 18 children and yet there is room in their hearts for one more. It was touching and beautiful. Wouldn't it be a blessing if every child conceived in the womb were welcomed into a world where there was love enough for one more? The Duggar family is an admirable and beautiful example of what it truly means to be pro-life, and that more abundantly.