Saturday, June 27, 2009

Michelle Duggar

I was so excited to meet Michelle Duggar! I love the way her and Jim Bob show their faith for everyone. They are not afraid of what anyone thinks, but God and I believe God has blessed them for that.

Our homeschool group has monthly meetings for the moms called Renews. A couple of the moms in our group know the Duggar's because they worked on the Duggar's political campaigns. They asked Michelle if she would come and talk to our homeschool group. It was one of the best attended Renews we had ever had.

Michelle was great! She was just like she is on TV. She is very sweet and down to earth. She was very encouraging. Unfortunately only Grandma Duggar and the baby came with her. The rest of the family was in Tennessee helping the Bates family build their house. I would have loved to see in person how all of the kids interact together.

What I learned. The one thing that she said that really struck me was that I do not have the right to sleep. She was talking about how at night the older kids come in her and Jim Bob's room to have talks with them. She said that sometimes the girls will talk until 2 in the morning and that she does not have the right to sleep when it is so important to spend that time guiding her children. It really made me think about all the things that I think I have the right too and how I feel offended when I do not have those things. I am a sinner only saved by grace not by what I do, but by what Jesus has done for me. Since that is true why do I feel I have the right to have all the things I think I need. Only Jesus know what I need and the only thing I need is Jesus.
Oh, and I hate the way I smiled in the picture, but it was the only picture I had of me and Michelle.


SuzanneDeAZ said...

Wow, you are lucky to have meet her in person. I admire her greatly. I would too be disappointed to see her without her kids. They are all so adorable. So she only had the baby? So her toddlers as I know she has at least two of them went to help build the house?

ERK said...
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ERK said...

The whole family had gone to help build the house. Michelle, her Mother-in-law, and the baby flew back to Arkansas for Michelle to speak.

Momma Snail said...

That's really cool! I have learned a lot from Michelle...especially how to talk sweetly even when you want to scream at your kids.

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Sugga Mama said...

What an awesome treat that was to have Michelle Duggar to come speak.

I wish we could arrange that for our homeschool group.

I'd love to spend a day with her.

I only have two blessings, but I just admire their family so much.