Tyson Hugh Hooper

Tyson Hugh Hooper
Our son, Tyson Hugh Hooper, was born with coarctation of the aorta, hypoplastic arch, and a transitional avsd. His first open heart surgery reconstructed his aorta and was on day 9 of life. His second open heart repair was not anticipated to be needed until two or three years of age. Ty had other plans. We spent the vast majority of his first 3 months of life at Vanderbilt as he went into heart failure and was diagnosed with pulmonary hypertension. As a result, the medical team concluded that he needed the repair much sooner than usually recommended, and at just shy of 3 months old Ty underwent his second life saving open heart surgery. God has already worked so many miracles in Ty's life and the life of our family and we know he is using our story. Because of this, we are grateful for Ty's special heart and feel beyond blessed that God chose us to travel this road. We ask for prayers as Ty continues to heal. We are praying for a full recovery and life without restrictions for Ty. We are praying for God to use our family and Ty for His glory.

Thank you to each and every person who supports us through prayer, giving, or just by loving on our family! We are humbled and blessed by all of the ways the Lord is providing for us and know that he is using Ty and his story to do great things!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

25 things that make me happy...

Leigh Ann did a post earlier this week on 25 things that make her happy and at the end of her post asked what 25 things make you happy? So, since I am on Fall break and have lots of wonderful time, I thought I would post on it!

1. Spending time with my family.

2. Singing praise songs in my car and feeling the Holy Spirit!

3. Being around Lauren and Megan.

4. Making a friend laugh.

5. Having a really great lesson that the kids get something out of.

6. Getting unexpected cards, letters, or packages!

7. Starbuck's Caramel Machiatto.

8. Football season.

9. Having friends over to just relax, talk, eat, and watch a good game!

10. Cooking something delicious for those I love!

11. Target

12. Shopping... especially with my mom or my two bests!

13. Wine

14. Office supplies

15. Great music with even greater lyrics

16. Game nights!

17. Cute shoes

18. Good food!

19. Bargain prices!

20. Buying, wrapping, and giving gifts!!!

21. Reading blogs and relaxing!

22. Playing with Bentlee

23. The beach

24. Girlz nights and girlz trips!

25. Home!

There you have it! 25 things that make me happy!! :-) If you're having a slow blog week, there's a post idea!


Leigh Ann said...

How could I leave out "HOME"??? I agree with that one 110%. You, Meag, and La make ME happy.

Megan L Hutchings said...

What a great post with so many of the things that I love so dearly ;)!

Being with you is definitely one of them!!!!

Sarah said...

That was cool! Thanks for sharing.
And also, I didn't comment on your spa blog, but it looked wonderful! I'm glad y'all did that. Anytime you, Lauren, and Megan want to take a girz trip to Big Sky Country, you can stay with me! (but only if I can join in the fun!)

Lindsay said...

Those are all wonderful! I love learning what makes people tick...you know, cuz a list of 25 things will tell me everything about you! LOL.