Earlier than getting her nostril pierced, Jill Duggar known as her dad and mom, Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar, to tell them of her determination. In her memoir, Counting the Price, Jill revealed that she initially received their voicemail and left a message. Her mother, Michelle, did decide up at one level however “didn’t have much to say” relating to the nostril piercing.
Jim Bob actually had so much to say. When Jill received again from getting her nostril pierced, she had a message ready for her. “He pleaded with me not to do it. He told me I was making a huge mistake. He begged me to think about how it was going to affect my little sisters. He said I was ruining my life,” Jill wrote.
Jill was understandably upset over what her father had mentioned to her. She spoke together with her mom concerning the message. Michelle mentioned Jim Bob “wasn’t in a good state of mind” when he left the message. Days later, Jim Bob wished to have a name with Jill and Michelle. Jill refused and despatched him a textual content as a substitute.
“Honestly, I don’t really feel like talking when I feel like there might be a chance I’m just going to be verbally abused, manipulated, and emotionally hurt. It makes me want to shy away from any type of conversation,” Jill’s textual content started. She acknowledged that their “differences” could be arduous, however she wished to be “considerate.”
Jill hoped that her father would apologize for his response, however that didn’t occur. “He hated that hunk of metal in my nose,” Jill continued. “He despised how I was dressing in ways that put sexual thoughts in guys’ minds. Instead of his Sweet Jilly Muffin, I was now a threat to the rest of his children, and a threat to his authority.”
Jill and her husband, Derick Dillard, later used a mediator to speak with Jim Bob and Michelle. Jill and Derick wished to speak about cash they felt they had been owed — however had by no means obtained — from 19 Youngsters & Counting and the spinoff, however their dialog was solely centered on Jill’s letter.
Jim Bob informed Jill that her textual content was the “most disrespectful thing” he had ever learn. He added, “You sent me a text message, Jill. You said I was verbally abusing you. I was so offended by that, too. You know in your heart that’s not right.” Jim Bob wished Jill to apologize, however she didn’t. Jim Bob accused Jill of getting a “guilty” conscience, and that’s when she snapped.
“You want to know why I’m crying? It’s that you think I’m some kind of horrible person just because I wear pants and have a nose ring,” Jill informed her father. “You treat me like I’m a prodigal who’s turned her back on you. You treat me worse than you treat my pedophile brother [Josh Duggar].”
Jill additionally mentioned the response she obtained from Jim Bob over carrying pants. Jim Bob and Michelle solely allowed their daughters to put on lengthy skirts and attire rising up. Regardless of being 26 years outdated and married, Jim Bob known as out Jill for not discussing her determination to put on pants with him and Michelle. “I cried when I got home. I felt embarrassed, humiliated, even though nobody else had been in the room with us,” Jill admitted. Counting The Price: A Memoir, written by Jill, Derick, and Craig Brolase, is out there now.