The spinoff of “19 Kids & Counting” featuring the Duggar family premiered a few days ago, with emotions and tears shed by the family members.
In the premiere episode of “Jill and Jessa: Counting On,” Anna visited her husband Josh, along with their seven-month old daughter named Meredith Grace. Anna struggled talking to her husband,.
Although it was not easy, the encounter was said to have gone alright, as Anna went home “mixed with joy and grief,” reported Daily Mail.
Upon returning home, she told the family, “I just got back from visiting Joshua, and he loves each one of you guys very much, and is just really grateful for a family that’s not willing… that is willing to talk straight and to grieve when you’ve fallen but also to love and forgive and have hope,” stated the same report.
As Anna was saying this, tears began to fall from her eyes, while Jinger, one of the younger sisters of Josh, also cried. Anna declared that God continues to provide her the strength to forgive her husband, even if other people deem his acts unforgivable.
“Jill and Jessa: Counting On” will generally be focused on the birthing and parenthood journey of Jessa and Ben Seewald, as well as the long-term mission trip of Jill and Derick Dillard in Central America. However, the show may also feature stories about healing and moving on, after Josh’s multiple scandals last year.
Prior the show’s premiere, Jessa revealed that there are a lot of stories in store for fans, while John-David piped in and said, “You know… we’re moving on with our lives, and we’re really looking forward to the future. And so we wanted to kind of share that with our fans, the folks that have followed us for years,” reported ABC News.
Meanwhile, episode 2 of the show is expected to have Jana talk about dating and her ideal man. Titled “Date Night and Bright Lights,” the episode will also see Jessa and Jana working on a project, Jessa talking about her adaptation plans, and the family visiting Jill and Derick in their mission trip.
“Jill and Jessa: Counting On” airs every Tuesday at 9 P.M. EST on TLC.