Jessa Duggar, Ben Seewald Celebrate 11 Months of Courtship: Pictures
11 months and counting! Jessa Duggar and her boyfriend Ben Seewald marked a milestone in their courtship this past weekend.
The 19 Kids and Counting star, 21, shared a photo via Instagram of her love Seewald, 19, on Saturday, Aug. 9, to mark the "11th monthiversary" of the couple's courtship.
The photo is a solo shot of a scruffy Seewald in a white T-shirt and a newsboy cap. "Today is our 11th 'monthiversary!'" Duggar captioned the photo. "It was 11 months ago that this dashing man asked to court me! Darling, I love you now more than ever! These 11 months together have been AMAZING... I'm sure only to be superseded by the next 11! @ben_seewald."
Duggar, who is the fifth oldest of the expansive Duggar family, later shared a photo of a gift that Seewald had given her, presumably for their 11th monthiversary.
The image shows Duggar's hand with a pearl bracelet around her wrist, holding a handwritten note. "Y'all, my guy is seriously the most romantic ever! I love you @ben_seewald!!!" she wrote.
Scrawled on a torn piece of notebook paper and adorned with drawings of hearts, the letter reads, "My Dearest Jessa Lauren, These elegant pearls looked quite majestic when I picked them out. However, they were a bit lonely… what good are such beautiful pearls if not to have the grace of being worn by one so elegant and majestic as yourself? These pearls were lonely… just like I am when we're apart; but not anymore! I love you my precious princess! Your Man, Ben."
The Christian Duggar children have strict rules for their courtship, which include the involvement of the Duggar parents, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar. Fans have begun to question whether the courting pair will get engaged soon. Duggar added to the rumor mill when she changed her handle on Instagram to include Seewald's last name rather than her own.