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!

Monday, February 16, 2009

The long and the short of it...

Well, it's been a long time since I have posted, so I'm going to give you the short of everything that's been going on!!!

Monday I had Junior League. It was a good and productive meeting. Moo couldn't attend, but La did and we, of course, had lots of fun and laughs!

Tuesday I hosted my book groups first official meeting! I prepared spinach stuffed pork chops, prosciutto wrapped asparagus, loaded smashed potatoes, and a from scratch pineapple upside down cake! We had THE BEST time eating, drinking wine, and discussing our book... which led to all kind of over discussions. I am really excited about our next book... stay tuned to find out what it is... I'll post soon.

This past week was FULL of tournament games. My school hosted the girls sectionals, so I had to help with that Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and our boys played in the boys sectionals at LaVergne on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. So that sums up most of my week - busy! The good news... Our boys won all of their games and so can now be called State Champs! They had a perfect season - undefeated!! (We actually have three sectional championship games... each grand division of TN hosts their own... Middle TN, East TN, and West TN and we won Middle TN... there is no single state champ, but if we did, I just know it would be us!!).

Deep... DEEP... breath.... basketball season (and thus cheer leading) is over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can you sense my giant, stretching off my face, grin? I enjoy every second of it, but it is such a time obligation... I am SO ready for a break!

With such a busy week behind me, I must confess my weekend was not too productive. I rested... a lot. And took myself to see New In Town - cute! And today? I tutored, my cleaning lady came (yay), and now I am resting some more!

I hope with my time opening up again, I'll do some things for me and have some more blogging time! :-) I hope y'all all had a great week. I'll be catching up on my blogs now!


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Lindsay said...

Man girl - slow down!! But I do know what you mean about the winter sports gettign LONG!! When I played hockey I remember thinking at the end of Jan - is it over YET??? Even though you like it, it's a huge time commitment.

The grub you made sounds fantastic!!

I need a cleaning lady. Oh wait...I have one - and I don't get paid. Darn.

Sarah said...

Yea! Glad that you get to spend less time at work now, though I know how fun the cheer thing is. And...can I come to your house to eat next time your having book group? Yum!

Lauren said...

I love , love, loved the book club!! Those women are HILARIOUS.

And...I know I already pointed this out, but I, Lauren Fletcher, ate ASPARAGUS. Because it was GOOD.

Amanda Ledford said...

Ok, this post makes me REALLY want to move closer! I am so jealous of the book club! Ha! :-)

See you in a few days!!!!

Betsy said...

You sound like me, Meagan!! Super, super busy. I hope you were able to slow down this week and RELAX!!! I can't wait to hear about your next week!

Betsy said...

You sound like me, Meagan!! Super, super busy. I hope you were able to slow down this week and RELAX!!! I can't wait to hear about your next week!