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Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are hoping to add to their family with their 20th child. The couple already has 19 children and three grandchildren and has said that they will trust God with however many children they end up having.
"I would hope, but we are not expecting right now," Michelle said in a new interview with Celebrity Baby Scoop. "I would be so grateful if the Lord blessed us with another one. We're trying at this point and we shall see if that is a possibility. If not, we are so thankful and grateful for the ones that God has given us so far. We are also definitely enjoying our grandbabies! They are so precious!"
The Duggars are known for their supersized family as well as their Christian faith. Their lives have been documented on TLC's "19 Kids & Counting" for the past several years and in that time viewers have watched the family go through several highs, like the births of three grandchildren, and low, like the loss of baby Jubilee. Through it all, they have maintained their faith in God.
Michelle and Jim Bob recently celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary and are as in love as ever. She said that one of the keys to a successful marriage is to pray.
"I think a couple that prays together really has a head start. So pray together, be very quick to admit when you've made a mistake, and ask for forgiveness, because when you live with someone day in and day out, there's always going to be those misunderstandings that come up. When you pray together, you do that with the Lord and with each other," Michelle explained.
The Duggar family has traveled around the world and shared the message of God and Jesus the Christ. They recently worked with an organization to translate Bible verses for those who don't read English. The entire family participated and took great joy in spreading the word of God.
While many may criticize them for having so many children, Michelle insists that she and Jim Bob are grateful for each and every one of their children.
"In regard to my mind and spirit, I am so grateful, because as we received each child from the Lord, he has given us so much joy. Each child is a gift from God. I think my mind, my spirit, and all of that has been just great. I am so grateful and I don't even know how to explain it. I am so thankful for the children that we have. They are all such a joy!" she said.