Jared is a very important part of this large family.
and an even more important part of this smaller family.
I wrote about Jared in 2010, 2011, 2012, and last year. And here he is, pictorially, 'through the years':
And now all of a sudden this amazing boy is 19 years old and going to school in Lincoln, NE (just like he predicted in his interview last year).
And he's continued to be the blessing he's always been - loving, sweet, helpful, and smart. Jared, we couldn't be more proud of you or love you more and we're wishing you your best birthday ever and a year filled with success and happiness! Happy Birthday!