‘Counting On’ Recap: John-David Surprises Abbie With An Elaborate & Romantic Proposal

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Love was within the air for John-David Duggar on the season premiere of ‘Counting On’! In the course of the episode, he stunned Abbie Burnett with a romantic proposal. Right here’s the way it went down!

John-David Duggar received engaged to Abbie Burnett after simply weeks of courting final summer time, and through the season 9 premiere of Counting On on Feb. 11, we lastly received to see how the proposal went down. “Abbie and I’ve been courting for a few months now,” John defined within the episode. “We met on a Sunday morning at a church my dad and mom have been talking at. Inside the first week, it was virtually like we already knew one another without end. Inside two weeks of Abbie and I feeling like God was directing us towards a future collectively, we advised my household, they usually have been simply blown away.”

All through the episode, John deliberate his proposal with assist from a photographer in Texas named Lori. “My plan is, I’m going to take Jana [Duggar] and fly to Oklahoma,” John defined. “I’ve spoken to Abbie’s sister, Maggie, and Maggie helps my orchestrate some stuff on that finish. I’m going to select Abbie up, shock her, fly her to Texas, and I’m going to get down on one knee and ask the love of my life if she would love, hopefully, to spend the remainder of her life with me.”

Abbie was cooking within the kitchen together with her sisters when John confirmed up unexpectedly, and he or she was visibly shocked. “I used to be shocked to see John stroll into the room,” she admitted. “I didn’t assume I used to be going to see him once more till tomorrow evening!”

Earlier than we noticed the proposal, John and Abbie up to date viewers on their requirements for courtship. “[Our] courtship requirements have been barely completely different than a few of my siblings,” John defined. “All of us get to make our choices on what our requirements are. We selected to have the ability to have some contact, versus no contact. So I’ll put my arm round her, give her a hug. We felt that was applicable in the place we’re at this stage of life. We’re about ten years older than most of my siblings after they began courtship, so it seems like we’re somewhat additional down the highway by way of maturity in some areas.”

Abbie went on to clarify that she and John sat down on the very starting of their relationship and made their particular pointers for touching. “Our principal purpose was to honor God and haven’t any regrets,” she revealed, with John including, “We’re not going to kiss [before marriage]. We set very strict requirements of what’s okay and what’s not okay.”

As soon as John, Abbie, Jana and Maggie arrived in Texas, they’d dinner on the airport diner, after which John led his love to a different room the place Lori had arrange a coronary heart product of rose petals. “Life’s been fantastic since Might 6,” John David advised Abbie. “We began flying — that was the very first thing we actually did collectively. So anyway, I wished to know if you happen to wished to maintain flying with me? The journey of our relationship has been so wonderful so far, however I really feel just like the time has come for me to ask you about taking the subsequent step. So, I’m sort of desirous to know…do you could have something happening for the remainder of your life? As a result of if you happen to don’t actually have any large plans, I’d love so that you can spend the remainder of your life with me. Will you marry me?”

In fact, Abbie stated sure, and it was an excellent romantic second. The proposal concluded with a photoshoot. “I feel the entire world should’ve stopped at that second…as a result of I don’t bear in mind a lot besides John being there,” Abbie gushed. In the meantime, John’s large sister, Jana, couldn’t have been extra proud. “John did unbelievable,” she raved. “It was successful and it was a shock. Abbie didn’t understand it was right here and this was the second till she truly appeared on the room. It was good!”

For John, every part went “good” and turned out even “higher” than he “hoped it could.” We’ll see this relationship progress because the season continues, and as we all know, their wedding ceremony already occurred in actual time again in November. So thrilling!

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