On the June 3 episode of ’19 Kids & Counting,’ Jill’s boyfriend Derick finally pops the question. Will she say yes?
Derick, 25, and Jill, 23, are going to get engaged! While Jill travels with her sisters Jessa, Jinger, and Jana to promote their new book, Growing Up Duggar, Derick has plenty of time to plan his romantic and thoughtful proposal. But more importantly, did he get Jim Bob‘s blessing? Read below to find out what happened!
’19 Kids & Counting’ — Derick Asks Jim Bob For Jill’s Hand In Marriage
It was no surprise to Jim Bob when Derick showed up at the house while Jill was away to ask for her hand in marriage. Michelle and Jim Bob already noticed how quickly the courtship was progressing, and could easily see that Jill and Derick were made for each other.
Derick was nervous when he pulled Jim Bob to the side, saying, “Thanks for meeting with me this morning, I just wanted to talk to you about Jill and just the last six months of getting to know Jill, I’ve really enjoyed that time and wanted to ask you for her hand in marriage and your blessing on that.”
Jim Bob of course asked Derick how he would provide for Jill, and if he was ready for this big step, but he did not doubt Derick and Jill’s love for one another.
Jim Bob gave Derick his blessing by saying, “This decision, I don’t take it lightly for Jill, her whole future is wrapped up in who she marries, but I’ll tell ya, Michelle and I have been talking about this for awhile and really both love you and Jill loves you and we just really believe that you are the one that Jill’s supposed to marry. This is kind of coming up quick here, a little faster than what I had thought, but yet if it’s meant to be then we will let you and Jill get engaged, and married. It’s a big step for all of us. I think you will make a great husband and father for the future family Derick.”
So sweet! We love that Jim Bob is actually the one who introduced Derick to Jill after being prayer partners with Derick for over a year. Father really does know best!
Derick Plans The Proposal While Jill Promotes Her Book
Derick was given the perfect opportunity to plan his special proposal to Jill while she was away with the whole family promoting her book that she wrote with Jessa, Jana and Jinger called Growing Up Duggar.
The book is all about courtships and what qualities girls should really be on the lookout for when considering a relationship. The entire family was there to support the girls on their book tour from New York City all the way to Texas.
While on the book tour, Josh‘s son Michael got sick which set the family in a slight panic because if one child get’s a stomach virus, suddenly over 20 people are at risk! Luckily no one else got sick and the tour was able to continue.
Before leaving New York, Michelle went for a walk with her daughters just to spend some quality time. While out on their walk they came across a bridal salon and just had to go in for some browsing and fun.
Jill and Jessa were both questioned about the kinds of dresses that they would like to wear and they both expressed that they would like to wear traditional ball gowns with a romantic feel to them.
Jessa did not want to try on any dresses, but Jill was up for it. Seeing her daughter in a wedding dress was a special moment for Michelle. “It was a very sweet moment for me to get to see her as a beautiful woman, grown and trying on a wedding dress. I think it’s definitely a part of her future, we just don’t know when that will be, but we are excited.”
Talk about perfect timing! Michelle you won’t have to wait very long to see Jill in a wedding dress once again!
Back in Arkansas Derick called up a songwriter, Walker to write and perform a original song about their courtship at the proposal. Derick also got the engagement ring sized and planned out exactly what he was going to say to make this special occasion perfect.
Derick Proposes To Jill
Finally the big day arrived! Derick had contacted Jana and Joy Anna about being the chaperones for his lunch date with Jill, he knew that they would both want to witness the special occasion.
Jana and Joy Anna could tell that Derick was nervous because he barely ate during lunch. After the meal, the adorable couple and lovely chaperones took a stroll to the town square, where Walker was waiting to perform his song about Jill and Derick.
Jill looked totally taken by surprise once she realized that Walker’s song was about their courtship and journey to find one another. Once their song was over, Derick turned to Jill and proposed!
Derick said, “Jill, I love our love story. I couldn’t imagine spending my life with anyone but you, I couldn’t imagine spening my life without you, would you, it would be an honor to serve God with you for the rest of my life. Jill Duggar will you marry me?”
Jill responded by saying, “Yes, totally!”
Awwww! What a perfect proposal Derick planned for Jill.
After she happily accepted Derick’s hand in marriage, the two hugged tightly. It was so nice that both Jana and Joy Anna could be there to witness such a beautiful and special moment between Jill and Derick.
Once the two were back in the car, they decided that it was time for them to cross another milestone in their relationship, they held hands for the first time!
Then they decided that they needed to call both of their parents and have them meet at the Duggar household so the happy couple could share their news.
At the house, the entire family was there will well wishes and congratulations for Derick and Jill who couldn’t stop smiling.
We can’t wait to see what next season brings! We wish these two a happy marriage and cannot wait to see their wedding!
What do YOU think, HollyMoms? Did you love Derick’s proposal? Do you think he and Jill make a good couple? Let us know below!
— Caitlin Beck