Anna Duggar Shares Message From Husband Josh at Family's Holiday Party in 'Jill & Jessa: Counting On' Premiere

by Zach Seemayer 8:50 PM PDT, March 15, 2016
Playing Anna Duggar Shares Message From Husband Josh at Family's Holiday Party in 'Jill & Jessa: Counting On' Premiere

The Duggar family came together to celebrate Thanksgiving on the premiere of Jill & Jessa: Counting On, and a few faces were missing from the festivities -- including eldest son Josh Duggar.

However, Josh's wife, Anna Duggar, came with a message from her husband – who was receiving treatment at a Christian rehab center at the time-- about what he was most thankful for.

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"I just got back from visiting Joshua and he loves each one of you guys very much," a tearful Anna shared with the group. "[He] is just really grateful for a family that's willing to talk straight and to grieve when you've fallen, but also to love and forgive and have hope."

Anna's message from her husband brought a number of his younger sisters to tears. She also spoke candidly about the scandals their family has weathered in recent months and how her faith has given her the determination to move forward, sharing "God's grace can give me the strength to love Josh when others would say he doesn't deserve it."

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Josh's younger brother, 26-year-old John David, also opened up about Josh's absence from the family's Thanksgiving celebration and the nature of their relationship in the wake of Josh's numerous scandals.

"I still love my brother and I still talk to him on a regular basis," John-David said, "but things have definitely changed some within [our] relationship."

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Also missing from the gathering were third-eldest son Joseph, who was away at college, as well as Jill and Derick Dillard, who are currently on a missionary trip in Central America.

Check out the video below for more on Anna and Josh's relationship after their marriage was rocked by an infamous infidelity scandal.