On her 30th birthday, Jana also wished her twin brother, John, who became a father for the first time recently.
Jana Duggar, one of the stars of the TLC show Counting On, is known for posting positive and upbeat posts on social media and January 12 was no different, except that it was her 30th birthday. It was also a day she shared with her twin brother, John, who became a dad for the first time.
Jana, the oldest daughter and second child of the family of 19 children, shifted the focus on her parents and brother, John, instead of on herself on her birthday. She thanked her parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, for giving her the greatest gift in life while she was growing up - a happy childhood.
In a heartwarming post on social media, she said, "It’s been said that one of the greatest gifts is the gift of a happy childhood. Mom and Pops, THANK YOU for giving us that gift, for encouraging us to be creative, play on swing sets, and build forts in the trees, and for supporting our many ideas and experiments—from our dirt pile in the backyard to ventures around the world! You’ve always said that 'children are a blessing' but having godly parents who love us unconditionally is our biggest blessing!! I love you all so much!!"
She also shared images of her brother and herself as toddlers playing on a swing set in what seems to be their backyard. From thanking her parents to celebrating her twin, who became a parent, she used her social media to ensure that her family knew how much they are in her thoughts.
"Ever since John and I were little we've been asked if we have that 'twin thing'. You know, the thing where you feel what the other one is feeling or know what the other one is thinking. Well, John, I've always answered that with a no—but now I can honestly say that the day little Gracie was born I felt every bit of happiness that you did, so I guess it must be real! It’s so sweet watching you & Abbie as parents! You’re naturals! And the same qualities that have made you a wonderful brother will also make you an amazing dad. You are wise, tenderhearted, godly, and patient. You stand for what you believe in, you’ve always been one to think outside the box, and are always determined to finish what you’ve started. Being an aunt to your little girl is priceless. Being your twin is an honor. Happy birthday, John!!" she posted on Instagram.
Jana has previously posted about her father, whom she adores, and said that she hopes she would find a life partner like him. On Father's Day, she wanted him to feel special and said that he taught her many skills, including those that are not usually expected of women. From tiling floors, basic plumbing & electrical, painting, and car maintenance, he's taught her a lot about real estate projects.
Not only that, he's she mentioned that "Dad is a giver... He’s the first one to start a party no matter the occasion. He’s the one that pushes us out of our “comfort zone” (for which I am grateful.... at times.) We all need one of those people in our lives! He is quick to ask for forgiveness. He is a humble man. A man of patience, kindness, compassion, determination, strong. He is the one that leads our family and points us to Christ no matter the circumstance. He’s my Daddy and I’m his little girl. Couldn’t have prayed for a better Dad and can only hope to find a man like him to marry someday!!"