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!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Number One, Best Christmas Storybook Every...

This is my most favorite Christmas Storybook ever! I read it every year just for myself. Whether you have kids or not, this is a must read! It makes and excellent gift or a wonderful purchase just for you! Ever year it gives me chills to read it and the illustrations are fabulous! Betsy posted about a few books she like and I just had to share this story with you all! PLEASE, if you haven't ever seen it, find it, buy it, and enjoy it each year!!
I am interested... how many of you already have it?


Megan L Hutchings said...

I have never heard of this book but I would LOVE to read it ;)! Just one more to add to my collection!

Sarah said...

We have two copies. One I bought and the same year Malcolm was given one as a gift. Its a great book. And right up there with it is Mr Willaby's Christmas Tree!

Lindsay said...

This IS a wonderful book. funny thing is that i've had it for YEARS before having kids (i was nerdy like that and collected books before kids) and only read it for the first time LAST year! LOL. So good.