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!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

35 Things...

I saw this on Amanda's blog and I thought I would do it too!! So here are 35 things about me...

1. Do you like blue cheese salad dressing? yes

2. Do you own a gun? No

3. What's your favorite drink at Starbucks? Caramel Machiato

4.What do you prefer to drink in the morning? Caramel Machiato

5. Do you do pushups? Ha! I don't think so!!

6.What's your favorite piece of jewelry? My "M" necklace

7.Favorite hobby? Photography

8. Do you have A.D.D? nope

9. What's one trait that you hate about yourself? I'm a pleaser... sometimes its a good thing, sometimes not so much.

10. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment: I am ready to get up my Christmas decorations (the earliest I have ever even thought of it), I shouldn't put them up until the day after Thanksgiving, I might do it anyway! lol

11. Name 4 drinks you regularly drink. Water and Wine.... sweet tea and Cherry coke

12. Current worry right now? What time will I get to sleep since I took a 2 hour nap after my shop-a-thon with mom! lol

13. Current hate right now? Money... I wish it didn't exist... or that I was independently wealthy! lol. I hate worrying and planning and money matters in general.

14. Favorite place to be? Home... or Tybee Island.

15. Do you like to travel? Yes!!

16. What color shirt are you wearing? Navy

17.Do you like sleeping on satin sheets? Egyptian Cotton

18. Can you whistle? yes... but I wish I could do the REALLY loud, two finger, whistle!

19. Favorite color? Pink

20. If you could, would you be a pirate? I think not

21. What song do you sing in the shower? I don't sing in the shower.

22. Favorite girl's name? Can't pick just one...

23. Favorite boy's name? Can't pick just one...

24. What's in your pocket right now? Don't have pockets right now... in my PJs

25. Favorite bedsheets as a child? flannel with sheep on them!

26. Worst injury? badly broken arm when I was in the 2nd grade... ick!

27. Do you love where you live? I do... it's home!

28. How many TVs do you have in your house? two

29. Who is your loudest friend? Rob, lol.

30. How many pets do you have? None... and I like it that way

31. Does someone have a crush on you? Ya never know...

32. What is your Favorite Book? The Time Traveler's Wife

33. What's your favorite candy? Peanut Butter Cups

34. Favorite Sports Team? Titans

35. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up? I wondered if Mom was up because it was day two of our shop-a-thon!!!!!!


ariel said...

fun! remember when we used to email these back and forth. I used to love doing these surveys! I think I'll steal it.. thanks! :)

Megan L Hutchings said...

I love the new background! It is so perfect for the holidays ;)!

All 35 reasons you are one of my bests!!!

Leigh Ann said...

I loved your list!