Monday, May 07, 2007

From the Unusual Files

An Arkansas couple (leave it to those Arkansas folks!) is expecting their 17th child! Talk about perseverance! These guys must have unbelievable patience. Here's a quote from the article:

"...she (Michelle) and husband Jim Bob, a former state representative and U.S. senate candidate, view each phase of their children's lives as an adventure."

An adventure? Like at Disney World? She continues:

"Here I am a mama with her 17th child on the way, and so many people think 'Oh you've got it all figured out,"' Duggar said. "I am still learning. Just when I think I've got something figured out I try it on the next one and it doesn't work."

Hmm...obviously something is working - they have 17 kids!

The Duggars' children are Joshua, 19; John David, 17; Janna, 17; Jill, 15; Jessa, 14; Jinger, 13; Joseph, 12; Josiah, 11; Joy-Anna, 10; Jeremiah, 8; Jedidiah, 8; Jason, 7, James, 5; Justin, 4; Jackson Levi, 2 and Johanna Faith, 19 months.

The baby on the way? Jennifer Danielle.

So those of us with kids - when things seem tough with those one, two or three kids around the house? Count with your blessings - it could have been 17!

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