Having the entire Duggar clan praying for you really helps! Newlyweds Jill and Derick Dillard had a very special guest in the audience when they addressed the Lakeside Baptist Church’s women’s group in Rogers, Ark., on Aug. 9: Derick’s once ill mother, Cathy.
“It was only two months ago that Cathy was so weak, she couldn’t attend their wedding rehearsal dinner,” says a source, “Derick wasn’t sure if she would be strong enough for their wedding, and now she’s celebrating a victory in her battle with cancer.”
Indeed, Cathy looked healthy in a recent Instagram snapshot with her son and new daughter-in-law. “Praise Jesus for the miracle He’s worked in her life!”
Derick captioned the photo, with Cathy echoing the sentiment on Facebook: “[I am] so grateful that God has answered those prayers!” she wrote. “Thank you all!”
Next up for Cathy: Becoming a grandmother. Jill and Derrick are expecting their first child!