The Duggar family will always be a controversial bunch.
But if there’s one member of the Counting On clan that most folks can agree on, it’s Jinger.
Jinger has rebelled against Jim Bob’s strict teachings in a number of significant ways, which has endeared her to the many who have been highly critical of her family.
But to fans of the Duggars, Jinger still represents the core, ultra-conservative values that drew them to her family in the first place.
It’s a tricky balancing act, but the mother-of-one pulls it off.
Speaking of her offspring, it seems Jinger’s appeal is hereditary, as it’s possible that none of Jim Bob and Michelle’s grandchildren have received quite as much adoration as Felicity.
Every time Jinger posts new photos of Felicity, the crowd goes wild.
So you can imagine the reaction to the revelation that the 1-year-old took her first steps this week,
“Seeing Felicity grow and develop new skills is like watching a flower bloom,” Jinger captioned the pic above.
”It seems like overnight that she’s gone from being fully reliant upon us for everything, to mastering crawling, leaving dad & mom chasing her all over the place!” she continued.
“Last night, Felicity conquered her rocking horse, which was no small feat! She had that thing moving…might I add, it was on carpet, making it much more difficult to maintain speed,” Jinger went on before getting to the big reveal:
“Felicity has taken a few solo steps in recent days, but seems to embrace a more cautious approach when it comes to her strides. I know that these days will pass quickly, and she will be running all over the place.
“I am just so thankful to have a front row seat, watching this little one explore the world around her.
Many were quick to shower Jinger and her family with congratulations, including her sister-in-law Anna:
“Such a precious season of life! Felicity is beautiful inside and out!” Josh’s wife wrote.
Others echoed that sentiment, including one fan, who wrote:
“Enjoy this time they grow up so fast! She’s adorable.”
Yes, it’s more than a little ironic that the so-called “rebel Duggar” has been the one to unite the Counting On community.
Here’s hoping her daughter inherited her defiant spirit.