When I lived in Cincinnati, Sarah took me home to meet her family, and the Barlages instantly became MY family. I spent many holidays with them, and Ginny was like a mom to me and Jared like a brother. Saying an earthly goodbye to both of them in the same year is heartbreaking, but I take comfort in thinking of the fun that Ginny and Jared and other loved ones are having together now. Can you imagine the laughter at this moment? I am also thankful for times we shared. I will always be grateful to Jared, too, for teaching me what a proper sconce is, and when I remember him, I think of him dancing around in his plaid slacks and teal blazer. Not many men could pull that off, but Jared could! I will continue to pray for Hank, Sarah, Amy, Ben, Shug (sorry, Kate, it's how I remember you), and all his nephews and nieces who I am sure adored Uncle Jared. No one who loved Jared will ever forget him.