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Jill Duggar pens touching tribute to Derick Dillard on his birthday (PHOTO)

Jill Duggar wants the world to know just how much her husband, Derick Dillard, means to her — and she proved her love with a touching Instagram post.

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Dillard celebrated his 27th birthday on March 8, and in honor of his big day, Duggar shared a throwback picture of herself and her husband sharing a tender kiss. She captioned the picture with a special birthday message and a long list of the many reasons why she loves Dillard.

She wrote, “Since I’m on wifi today…I wanna say happy birthday to the most amazing man in the whole world, my hubby! I love you more than you know @derickdillard You are so caring and thoughtful and an amazing dad! Thank you for the late night talks, a shoulder to cry on, painting my nails and helping with the little things like late night diaper changes, dishes and laundry at just the right times! I love watching Israel’s face light up when he sees you and watching the way you interact with him. He loves playing fútbol with his papa! You’re my knight in shining armor and the [love] of my life! I’m blessed beyond measure! I love you and Israel does too!”

Adding, “I pray every year you’ll be closer to Jesus than the year before! #HappyBirthday #lovemyhubby #celebrateonedayearly #honeymoonpic.”

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The couple has been silent on social media in recent weeks — which is probably why fans have reacted to the post with such excitement — as they are believed to be on a long-term mission to Central America, where they are spreading the word of God.

Comments include, “AWWW I love you guys xoxoxo come back soon,” “Wishing you a very happy birthday Derrick! [sic],” and “Happy birthday Derrick [sic] miss you guys on TLC.”

Instagram user brandonmitchell84 also commented on the post, writing, “Y’all are too cute ! Love what you are doing for Jesus ! I love that in tough times and good times you choose to serve! Fat [sic] to often we pull away when times are tough when instead we need to lean in . Anyways , happy birthday and enjoy !”

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Happy birthday, Derick Dillard!

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