Another year down! Michelle Duggar turned 53 on September 13, and several of her family members made sure to wish her a happy birthday on social media. The official Duggar family Instagram account shared a long message from her husband, Jim Bob Duggar, in particular. “The whole family is heaping love on the birthday girl!” the post began. “Here’s Jim Bob’s birthday wish: ‘Happy 53rd Birthday to my best friend! I love you, Michelle!! You are the sweetest wife, a loving mother, and a fun grandmother.”

The birthday shoutout continued, “I have really enjoyed our special getaway the last couple of days for your birthday at the Keeter Center in Branson! I love spending time with you. You are my #1 encourager, you are my business advisor and my spiritual accountability partner. You’re my best friend. I am so thankful for the wonderful 35 years of marriage, I look forward to spending the rest of my life with you.”

One of Jim Bob, 54, and Michelle’s daughters Joy-Anna Duggar commented on the post, “I love you, Momma!!! You truly are the BEST mother!” Plus, over on daughter Jinger Duggar’s Instagram Story, the 25-year-old shared several posts in honor of her mom’s special day. “Happy birthday to this incredible woman!” she began on the first slide. “My mom is so beautiful, loving and kind. She is the most patient woman I have ever known. She is so selfless … and she can out skate any kid at the rink!” Jinger made sure to include a video for proof of that last fact.

The reality TV daughter and California girl then added, “She’s an amazing woman of many talents. Happy birthday, Mom! I love you more than words could ever say.” No other messages from the rest of the Duggar fam just yet, but we’re sure they’re coming. Do you think the Duggars are celebrating with a party for their extended family at the big house this weekend?

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