My baby boy was baptized on a cold February Sunday.His baptism was actually supposed to be the Sunday before but it was canceled to a terrible snow storm.Jared and snowstorms were a partnership in the beginning of his life because we had to bring him home from the hospital the last mile on a snowmobile because our road was plugged up with drifts.Thank you Uncle Dave.Here you are with your sweet Aunt Linda again.I hope she prays for you like I do her kids.
You were the happiest little guy ever born and nothing like your big sister in the sleeping department.People at church thought I gave you something before we went to church because you were always napping..I guess I should have tried that with your sister.This is Jared at 3 months old.I love this boy.
At nine months I thought you were the cutest little dude ever born.It was about this time your Aunt Lana couldn’t get enough of you and put a stuffed skunk in the middle of the road to scare me on my way to Grandmas house.It worked.I was blowing the horn and it just cracked your Aunt Lana up.
Time went so fast on me with my little boy.Here he is in kindergarten and it was a horrible day for me.I thought you would be my last baby and I sat on the phone and cried with Aunt Loretta until it was time to go get you from school.When I got there Mr.Hass teased me and said the bus driver told him there was a crazy woman running after the bus after he picked you and Brooke up.You were also the first kindergarten class that started at our church school.I felt better when I would see Mrs. Hass on that couch reading you and Derek stories and both of you fast asleep in her arms.The big boys at Halloween.Your dress up days were fun from the start.
I loved all of the plays that Jared was in and unfortunately it looks like I cut him half out of the picture.He is the little blue dude on the left side of the screen.Darcy in front in the pink sweater.Maybe we had to do damage control after the corn cob throwing incident.
Second grade and already a force to be reckoned with.I love this picture of you.Remember that gap we had to have the dentist cut out? Jared was not happy about it but he sure has beautiful teeth now and I think that is one of the reasons why.
Jared with a stupid cat.I found about a dozen pictures of the thing but I can’t even remember its name.You hated school about this time in your life.Remember the fights with Darcy and how she was going to tell her school board dad on you.I told you to tell her to watch out because your mom was the president of the PTO.
This is Jared’s room with all of the Alf paraphernalia.It was from here that we could hear him trying to get his clapper to turn on his light one morning and his dad and I laughed until I could hardly breathe listening to him.I think it went on for ten minutes before he came to the conclusion it was not going to work.
Jared and Derek on confirmation with Jared’s Grandma Perkie.His dad was so proud of him that day and I don’t think Jare even knew it.I remember Al telling me he wouldn’t be surprised if Jare turned out to be a preacher.
We used to go camping all the time when the kids were young.I put this here because it reminds me of the time Brooke and Jared were dangerously riding in the pick up shell and I turned around and Brooke was pounding the crap out of her little brother.Do you remember sitting on that old mattress back there kids?
This is my Jared as he was getting sick with UBD.I hated it when he was sick all the time and spent many a night sleeping in a hospital bed with him.I remember one time we were in Bay Med and my best friend and her brother walked in on us napping.I am so glad Jared had the surgery and that sickly part of our lives is in the past. I wonder if Jared remembers Bethany,Alisha,and me all giving him massages at the same time because every pert of his body hurt from being so enemic.God is certainly good to my boy and I know he realizes that.I want to thank everybody at church for all the prayers.They even wanted to have a fund raiser for Jared but we told them it wasn’t necessary.The prayers were enough.
This is Jared and our wonderful Teresa.They were always coming up some kind of stuff.We made floats every year for homecoming and I think these were the most fun I ever had of all the kids in high school.I bet Jared does too.She came over to see us at Easter and it was so nice to catch up again.I love that girl.
We made cookies and candy every year.It was a Kovach tradition that we kept up for years and started when Brooke was in high school.Here is Teresa and our Dee in the background and Jared and Nick in front.Jared was always at Nicks house.The famous buckeyes are on the counter.I bet Teresa would love to see this.
I don’t think this was the same year but it I just wanted you to see all the cookies on the table.Not bad for a bunch of high schoolers.That was so much fun.This is Brad.Brooke and he used to call themselves The K&K Cookie Factory.Jared and his group soon took over with a gusto.
Jared walked sister Alisha for junior something or other.That was a fun night for me as both the girls were on court.Jared is always honest to his sisters to a fault and I hope they appreciate that.I am looking at this and thinking –that’s my baby walking with my second baby.I want to kiss them both right now.
Jared on the left with my godson Josh at Easter.I wish I had a better picture of him.I know you can see that he is healthy and he is handsome.He is my boy, my Buddy,my sweet little guy yet.I named him Jared Nathan because of two strong men in the Bible,but he will always the boy of my heart.Love you.Mom