Jessa (Duggar) Seewald is opening up about her sweet love story with her husband, Ben, including the first time she laid eyes on him.

In honor of Ben’s birthday on Friday, the Counting On star penned an open letter titled “Happy Birthday Ben!” on the Seewald Family blog, which details the progression of the couple’s relationship.

“Lately, I’ve been looking back to when we first met, reminiscing over the many providences of God in how He brought us together, and just thinking about how blessed I am to do life with you!” Jessa, 24, begins the birthday post.

“When first I laid eyes on you, a dapper seventeen-year-old young man, I never could’ve dreamt of what the future held for us. It was 10:15 a.m. on a Sunday morning. I was late for church as I came scurrying through the door with a couple of siblings in tow. In the midst of this commotion, I spotted you, the ‘new guy,’ and our eyes met for a second,” she writes. “During the service, I looked over in your direction a few times. You’d grown a handsome goatee that yielded a more aged look, and I was convinced you were at …read more


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