Finally Meeting The Duggars! A Dream Come True

Hey! My names Kendall, I'm 14 and I'm from Australia. You may love this or hate this. I don't care. I'm writing about myself, having a dream to go meet The Duggars who have 19 children! In this, I'll be going to go to Arkansas, America. Each chapter will be each month of the year! I'll be staying with the Duggar family for a whole year. In this, my dream will finally become reality.


1. January

It's the first day of January! New Years Day!

I got up and walked out to watch my favourite tv family The Duggar. I record them on tv so I don't miss anything!

I have the eldest Josh, on Facebook. I thought it would be a good idea to see if he would reply to an inbox.

'Hey Josh! I love the show. It's amazing how your parents can raise 19 children. I would do anything just to meet you and everyone! I hope you reply. Happy new year. :)'

I had gotten half way through an episode when my iPod went off. It said 'Messenger-Josh Duggar: Hey Kend...' I opened it immediately. I couldn't stop smiling after I'd read it.

'Hey Kendall! Thank you very much, Happy new years to you as well. May god bless you. I know, my parents are amazing! I couldn't ask for better parents than mine. Wow, it's great to meet such a young fan, who is such a big fan of the show. If you would like, I could someone figure out a way for you to meet all of us. Thanks again!'

I sent back straight away! 'Thank you so much Josh! I would be the happiest person in the world!'

I don't know what had happen, but within a week, I was on a plane to Springdale, Arkansas. In America! I had to leave all my friends and family, but it was going to be worth it!

After a 22 hour flight, I was there. It was January the 9th. I knew that it was Jana and John-David's birthday on the 12th. Maybe that's why they wanted me to come so quickly.

I didn't know how long I was going to stay there, so I had packed 2 suitcases just in case.

I go through customs and everything went smoothly. I had gotten my bags and was walking through the airport trying to find Josh. He messaged me saying that he was going to be waiting for me with Anna, his wife and his two children Mackynzie and Michael. I walked around a corner and just stopped dead in my tracks. I couldn't believe it! Josh had gotten his family to come as well!

Josh had noticed me and startd to walk over to me. I had a huge smile on my face.

'Hey Kendall! It's great to meet you!' Josh said with a massive smile.

"Hey' I replied, I couldn't say anything at all. I was so nervous.

Josh and I started to walk back over to everyone.

Josh's parents Michelle and Jim Bob stood up to greet me.

'Hello, you must be Kendall,' Michelle said to me with her sweet voice.

'Yeah, I am' I was just so star stuck. I couldn't believe it.

Pretty much straight after we were all walking back to the bus. John-david who is the 3rd child and twin of Jana, offered to help with one of my suit cases. Once we had gotten to the bus, everyone was kind of just staring at me. Finally Jill, the 4th child had spoken.

'So, Kendall. Where are you actually from?'

'Oh, um, I'm from a suburb in Perth, Western Australia.'

All the children looked suprised. They didn't know that there show was aired in Australia.

It was a pretty awkward ride home. My parents had given me a pocket wifi, so that I could still keep in touch with friends through Facebook and those soical networks. I was using it for my ipod. Australia was 14 hours infront of Arkansas, America. So, I knew it was going to be difficult to talk to friends. It was 9 pm. Over in Perth it would of been 11 am, which would make it the 10th over there.

I was just scorlling thruogh my newsfeed and before I knew it, we were at the house I was going to be staying at. It's huge on t.v, but in real life it's massive!

Jill had helped with one of my suit cases and brough to the room I was going to be staying with. I was going to be sharing it with Jana, Jill, Jessa, Jinger and Joy-Anna. It was 10 pm before everything was un-packed.

Everyone understood that I was tired from the flight. They thought it would be a better idea that we all get to know each other in the morning.


I slept so good. The bed that they had given me was so comfy. I was still in shock knowing that I'm here.

I checked the time and it was nearly 10.30 am. I thought it would of been a good idea to get up and get ready.

I walked down stairs and everyone was just everywhere.

'Morning Kendall' I heard a voice and jumped. I turned around to realize it was Joy-Anna.

'Oh, hey' Joy led me to the kitchen where Jill was cooking.

'Jill will make you breakfast, since we've already eaten'

After Joy had left, Jill had made me a quick breakfast and then I started to help her make lunch. We had gotten on pretty well.


*Fast Foward*

It's Jana and John-David's 23rd birthday today. It's the 12th of January. The last 3 days have gone really well. We've all gotten along really good. I'm getting used to the cameras.

'So, Janna, John-David, what do you want to do for your birthday?' Jim Bob had asked them.

Jana and John looked at each other. 'Uh, well, I'd like to do something with all the girls then go for dinner?'

Everyone had agreed. The boys had gone someone in town. All us girl even the little ones had gone out for lunch then we went shopping. After shopping we had taken Johannah, Jennifer, Jordyn and Josie to a park. We'd stayed there for a bit. Then heading home. I guess I can call it home now.

Everything was going so fast. I knew where everything was in the house.

When we got to dinner, it was the first time meeting Amy. I was so excited to meet her.

'Hey! You must be Kendall? Am I right?' Amy walked towards me that beautiful smile she has.

'Hi, yeah, I am' I couldn't believe who was in front of my right now.


Me and Amy hit it off! She so funny and amazing. It felt like I was there for two minutes and realzing it was getting late, everyone thought it would be a good idea to start to get home.


*Fast Forward*

It's the 31st of January. I can't believe it! Josephs birthday was on the 20th, he turned 18. A while ago, Jim Bob, Josh and Jana had gone sky diving. Jessa did it for her 18th birthday. Joseph thought it would be a good idea to go for his 18th. He got John to go with him. It was amazing to see it in person.

All the pictures and videos I had taken all through January, I would upload to facebook and instagram straight away. I still can't believe that I'm here for another 11 months. Bring it on! 

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