It’s Jill Duggar Dillard’s birthday, and Derick Dillard, her loving husband, posted a touching tribute to Jill on their family blog. Beyond just his heartfelt letter to his wife, Derick also posted a few pictures of her opening presents, and a special birthday video. The video featured Jill, baby Israel, Derick and Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar on the beach in Central America.
What was noticeably absent from the video was Jill’s supposed baby bump.
In the last few months, many rumors have been flying among fans that Jill is expecting baby No. 2. The sign most fans point to is Jill’s absence from her social media profiles. She has been uncharacteristically quiet online and when she does post, she’s rarely been in the photos she features. This leads most people to think that it’s because she’s trying to hide the news.
Unfortunately, for those fans hoping for the next addition to the Duggar-Dillard family, the birthday video proves there’s no baby bump. Even though Jill is wearing loose-fitting clothing, the wind from the ocean is blowing hard enough to make it obvious that she’s not trying to hide anything. Her social media silence may be caused by a poorer quality internet connection down in Central America, or she could be focusing on other things at the moment.
It’s clear what Derick is focusing on, at least for today, and that’s giving his wife the best birthday possible. He had a good start when he wrote, “Jill is definitely a gift from the Lord, who was thinking of me when He made her. She makes me a better person each and every day.”
They really are sweet together!
However the family celebrates today, we hope that Jill enjoys her 25th birthday celebration and stays happy and healthy all year. Happy birthday, Jill!