Priscilla Keller and David Waller, the Duggar family in-laws whose wedding was shown on a recent episode of 19 Kids and Counting, are expecting their first child. Because these people are related to the Duggars, their otherwise normal baby announcement had to include a pro-life message about how women should have as many pregnancies as possible no matter the risks:
One of the most precious earthly gifts has been entrusted to us—A child! We are so excited to be expecting our first little one and are praising the Lord for the gift of life. Children really belong to the Lord, but they are entrusted to us for a time.
Questions are buzzing through our minds as we seek the Lord about what we should name it, how we need to prepare, and what it means to be good parents. We are so blessed to have been raised by parents who love the Lord and did their best to raise us in a way that pleases God. In essence, the fact that Priscilla is alive today is a miracle, being that she was born premature and had to be kept at the hospital for some time after her birth. Her parents were strongly advised not to have her because the child right before her was born with spina bifida. Today, you would never know anything of it because health and ability is unhindered.
Following David’s arrival, there were five healthy siblings born, but his mom also had four miscarriages as well. Two of the precious babies miscarried were right after David. David is fifth born and if his parents succumbed to the pressure of the day and only had four children, life would be totally different. We are so grateful that they viewed children as a blessing and not as a burden.
Regardless of what the Lord brings to us, we are super excited because we know that life is a miracle and we are grateful to have a part in raising this little one to love Jesus.
Priscilla broke the news to her husband – how else? – on video.
Congrats to the young couple, and maybe Priscilla can follow in her sister Anna Duggar‘s footsteps by giving birth on a toilet while her husband is taking a nap.