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!

Friday, May 1, 2009

rain, rain, go away...

Today it rained...

and rained...

and rained.

This was similar to the view I enjoyed on my way home from work and depicts perfectly my mind today. Crowded, messy, and sluggish. Sometimes I wonder how much the weather contributes. It's funny... sometimes the rain feels so refreshing, cleansing... a renewal. Then other times, more like today, it's dreary, almost sad.

I have had much on my plate and much on my mind lately. After being sick, having personal stress, and watching those dear to me go through tremendous stress and family misfortune, I am "rainy" myself.

But after the rain, always comes the sunshine. Fresh, new life. So I am hopeful, prayerful.... that the rain will bring forth newness, freshness, joy, and peace.

How does the rain make you feel?


Leigh Ann said...

I have been feeling the same way today. I'm so tired of the rain! It seems like it has rained her all of April. I'm weary. Thanks for the reminder that sunshine is on the horizon. I needed that today! Hugs! Hope you are feeling better!!!

Betsy said...

I hope your weekend is going better, Meagan. Rain really takes a toll on me after it goes on for too long!

I'm sorry I've been so slack about commenting lately, but I've been thinking about you! Love and hugs!!