Cohen, about 1 month old
February 8, 2010 changed my life, as I became an auntie for the second time. I like this photo because I was a couple months pregnant at the time, and I just knew how deep my love was for Cohen (and his brother Kayson), and how much I could not wait for them to have their little cousin to play with.
Cohen, almost 1 year
Cohen is the "happiest go lucky" baby I have ever known. He reaches out to anyone and leaps in their arms. He has always just stared at and loved his Uncle Chet, which I think is super adorable of course. Charys and I have discussed how much we believe Cohen is more than just a perfect child. He is a gift from God, exactly at the right time in 2010. I will never, ever think of 2010 as only a painful year, because it was the year we were given Cohen's life.
Happy 1st Birthday Christopher "Cohen" Ballem! I love you so very, very much.