The star celebrates after a challenging year

June 23, 2016 04:15 PM
Scott Enlow/TLC

Anna Duggar is ringing in her 28th birthday.

Her sisters-in-law Joy Anna and Jana recorded a sweet video message for her, sharing it on the official Duggar Family Facebook page Thursday.

“We’re so grateful for the love for the lord,” said Jana. “You really challenge me in how you have sought the lord so much through the good times and the hard times.”

Joy Anna, 18, said Anna inspires her by her acts of kindness toward others.

“Your genuine love for others is is shown by all that you do, even us in our own lives. And always encouraging us,” she said.

The sisters then took a lighter tone, joking that they appreciated Anna doing laundry and cleaning up around the house, with Jana, 26, remarking she is thankful Anna does “the dirty work no one else wants to do.”

Getting sincere again, Joy Anna called Anna “a huge blessing,” for the family, while Jana called her “the best sister-in-law anyone could ever ask for.”

“We really love and appreciate you so much. Happy birthday,” said Jana.

Anna’s mother-in-law Michelle also shared a message for her.

“You are such a treasure and a blessing to us,” she wrote. “Your strong faith has become a shining model for all of us. You are a great mom and I am so thankful for you!”

Anna’s birthday comes after a challenging year, which saw her husband Josh enter a faith-based rehab facility in August after admitting to being unfaithful to his wife and having a pornography addiction. He returned home in March.

In January, Anna shared a statement after revealing she had visited Josh in rehab, calling it “an important step on a long difficult road.”

“Please continue to pray for me, Josh and our children,” she said.

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