Jana Duggar, the oldest daughter of Jim Bob and Michelle, is back in the spotlight due to new photos on the family Facebook page.
As always, speculation and rumors regarding her romantic life has followed – and in this case, led her fans down a familiar path.
As we know all too well, Jana Duggar has long focused on (or been forced to commit to) her family, rather than starting one of her own.
But with sisters Jill, Jessa and Jinger getting married and Joy-Anna not far behind, are her parents finally ready to let her leave the nest?
Lately, it seems Michelle and JBD have been subtly trying to show the world that they still have one unmarried and very beautiful daughter.
Case in point? At their annual Big Sandy Family Conference, the fam offered a Facebook update to show how everyone’s doing there.
Front and center was the 27-year-old Jana.
If the goal was to boost her courting prospects by sharing the photo above, it certainly didn’t hurt. She is positively glowing and gorgeous.
“Our family has had a great first day here at the Big Sandy Family Conference,” the family wrote, giving props to the Lord as always.
“It is always so good to reconnect with old friends, spend quality time with family, and discover God in a new way!”
What fans focused on, however, was Jana.
"Jana you are just gorgeous,” one fan wrote on the family’s Facebook page. “I’ve always thought u were the prettiest."
"Not to say the others aren’t pretty in any way, Because they are too, but u have a sweet softness about you, that is just soo different."
"Ur a great catch if u ever decide to Get married, he oughta consider himself very fortunate to be by ur side.”
Speaking of which …
Another follower revitalized the old courting rumor about Jana and Tim Tebow, the former Heisman winner, NFL star and devout Christian.
“Lovely Jana, so nice to see you,” the fan wrote to the TLC star. “I really want your Dad to talk to Tim Tebow, a truly Godly man!"
"You deserve to be happy and make beautiful babies!”
Tim Tebow and Jana dating has been reported before, and would be the Holy Grail of Courtships as far as Duggar Nation is concerned.
While Tim’s career as a pro quarterback never panned out, he’s currently trying to make it as a baseball player in the Mets organization.
Whether he’s successful or not remains to be seen, but he is widely seen as a winner at life, especially within the Christian community.
Not unlike Jeremy Vuolo, Jinger Duggar’s husband, he’s a pro athlete (Jeremy played soccer) but considers himself a Christian first.
Jana’s parents would undoubtedly consider him as a partner, especially since rumors of Jana courting Lawson Bates proved premature.
For now, though, there’s nothing to the Tebow talk. Or any talk regarding Jana courting someone special that isn’t just that. Talk.
"I know how it feels to wait for Prince Charming to come along,” Jana said recently. “I’m still waiting. Waiting is not always easy."
"Especially in those times when all the married siblings are getting together and you can’t go along because you’re not part of ‘that’ group.”
The fact that every time Jana appears on TV or Facebook, people start bring this topic up doesn’t help either. Remember this image?
On Valentine’s Day, she received a beautiful bouquet, which got Counting On fans riled up at the possibility of her courting at long last.
Alas, it was not to be. It never is.
In an interview with TLC recorded late last year but released this month, Jana was asked what she’s most looking forward to in the new year.
“Jessa’s going to be having her little one, so I’ll be at that birth and looking forward to that,” she said, and fans promptly went haywire.
While it’s sweet that Jana’s most anticipated event of 2017 is welcoming a new baby nephew, to some fans, it struck a familiar nerve.
One fan reacted as such:
“She has nothing to do but wait for another sister to give birth. Jana your killing me. Your young your beautiful, grab some life and live it girl."
"The only important things going on for them are projects and Jessa’s new baby,” another fan commented on the Duggars’ official Facebook page.
"At this age their lives should be full of excitement and promise," but in Jana’s case, as many see it, she seems forever stuck in limbo.
“So sad," the fan said.
Reading too much into Jana’s depressing comments about Jessa aside, do you think 2017 (or 2018) will see her finally enter into a courtship?