On Jill & Jessa Counting On Season 2 Episode 7, Jessa, Ben and Spurgeon got ready to visit Jill, Derick and Israel in Central America.
Things didn’t exactly go according to plan, however …
If you watch Jill and Jessa Counting On online, you know that the two titular Duggar sisters have taken a back seat in recent weeks.
With Jana, Jinger and Joy-Anna Duggar taking center stage, TLC has been introducing fans to a whole new crop of Duggar siblings.
This week featured a heavy dose of Jessa and Jill, though, as the girls – both married mothers – looked to reunite after months apart.
“I am so thankful that after a really difficult year, my family is stronger than ever, and going on this trip is a testament to that,” Jessa said.
Ben and Jessa then reflected on the year that was as they packed for the trip, reminiscing about the first kiss they shared – in private.
“We didn’t want to draw everybody’s attention to only the kiss,” Ben said of the decision to save that moment for just the two of them.
“We wanted them to see what the ceremony was all about and pay attention to the message afterwards and not just be analyzing our kiss.”
Jessa’s analysis of it? “Too short, too long, too mushy, not mushy enough.”
Hey, when you don’t kiss until you’re married, you gotta start somewhere.
As for whether her siblings would follow in her footsteps in this regard?
“We’ll have to see what my guy thinks,” Joy-Anna Duggar determined.
John-David, meanwhile, said he’ll “cross that bridge when I get to it.”
Jessa also shared some thoughts on older brother Josh Duggar’s molestation and cheating affected her – especially during her pregnancy:
“It was very difficult, and we cried a lot of tears, and I feel like it was especially difficult for me just because I had spoken out for Josh.”
“I stood up for him, and then there was another whole wave of things [that] were exposed about his personal life, what he was involved in.”
“There were some things that he was hiding and that he wasn’t being honest about,” she said in possibly the understatement of all time.
Jessa noted that while it was stressful, “being pregnant was a breath of fresh air because we had the birth of this child to look forward to.”
Jana Duggar agreed with her younger sibling, reflecting that “even in some of the hardest times in your life, there can still be joy.”
As for how in the heck they settled on the baby name Spurgeon?
We know Dr. Charles Spurgeon was the inspiration, but believe it or not, it was their little one’s middle name that they struggled with.
Of their final choice, Spurgeon Elliot, “I think it’s a really strong name, and looking at him now, I think it fits,” Jana said of her nephew.
“He is the joy of our lives,” Jessa said, adding that taking him to see her big sister Jill in Central America is “just going to be really special.”
After a long flight, Jessa, Ben and Spurgeon were greeted by Derick Dillard at the airport, setting up a huge cliffhanger for next week!!!!