Duggar, Dillard and Seewald families thankful to TLC for upcoming TV specials

Parents Jim Bob and Michelle (center) pose with their daughters Jill (second from right) and Jessa (second from left) and their respective husbands Derick Dillard (rightmost) and Ben Seewald (leftmost) during the Duggar parents' 30th wedding anniversary on July 21, 2014.TLC

It was indeed heartbreaking for the Duggar family when TLC decided to cancel their reality show "19 Kids and Counting" after the sexual molestation report on Josh Duggar when he was still a boy resurfaced in May this year. And now that TLC has agreed to produce two to three more documentaries on the Duggar family after Jill and Jessa's work on "Breaking the Silence," the family cannot help but be thankful and appreciative. Sharing their gladness are the Dillard and Seewald families.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar wrote on their blog, "We appreciate all the prayers for our family. God has drawn us closer to Him and to each other this summer. We are grateful that the new TLC specials set to air this fall will be sharing special moments with Jill, Derick and Israel on the foreign mission field and following Ben and Jessa as they prepare for the arrival of their first baby."

As for Jill and Derick Dillard, they have been pretty busy settling in on El Salvador, Central America, for their new ministry—forging new relationships and even learning a new language, all the while caring for their infant Israel David. They couldn't be more thrilled that people will be witnessing their journey to serve God.

"We are looking forward to reconnecting with everyone with the new specials on TLC — many have asked about our mission work and about the challenges of taking our family to a different country, culture and learning a new language. We appreciate your prayers," they shared on the Dillard Family Blog.

Meanwhile, Ben and Jessa Seewald are giddy over Jessa's pregnancy as they continue to their baby's gender a secret. The young couple cannot wait to become parents themselves. They wrote on the Seewald Family Blog: "We are so grateful for the opportunity to share our enthusiasm about being new parents with the upcoming specials on TLC. It's a very exciting time preparing for the arrival of our baby. We hope you'll tune in."