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 28, 2009

The Day Before Thanksgiving...

This year the day before Thanksgiving was filled with fun! Chris and I packed the car and hit the road early to get to Chattanooga for our day of fun!!! :-) We got there just before lunch time ready to roll! Ken picked Chris up right away and they headed to the golf course and Sarah came right behind him to drop of Bentlee for day of girly-girl fun! Lily had been talking for two weeks about playing with Bentlee and making plans! SO. CUTE!

It turned out to be a beautiful day outside, so we spent most of the day outdoors enjoying the sunshine! I love this picture I snapped of Lily sitting int the sun. She's so beautiful!!

Of course Grandmommy had to get a picture with her two favorite girls! My mom is the best playmate! She totally gets into all the games and pretending and participating! It's priceless and inspiring! The girls just LOVE her!

Here are their hands around a sidewalk chalk heart! Just thought that was a cute little photo-summary of our day!

Check out B's snaggle-tooth smile!!! She has THREE missing teeth! Of course all Lily's friends at school are losing teeth and B is losing teeth, so Lily is dying for a loose tooth! LOL!! She's not one for any discomfort or out-of-the ordinary, so I'll be interested to see how the actually loose tooth thing turns out with her! LOL Bentlee let them hang in her mouth until they literally fell out!! (I can't say much though, because I did the same! My papaw pulled my first 2 and I never let anyone near my mouth after that when I had a loose tooth!!)

Serious Sidewalk Chalking!!

In addition to sidewalk chalk, bubbles, and hopscotch (sp?) we had a lunch of crackers, grapes, cheese, and yogurt on the porch together, played baby dolls, doll house, and school!!

I'm telling you, these are two peas in a pod! They play together SO WELL! No arguing, they take turns, share... you even occasionally here, "No, YOU get the big stroller..." "Oh no thanks, why don't YOU have it this time!" LOL.... it's pretty amazing!

Sarah picked B up around 4:00. Me, Mom, and Lily headed to the mall for a little clothes shopping, daddy finished golf and met us at Couch's for dinner and then it was back to Grandmommy and Papaw's for some major doll-playing! :-)
The day before Thanksgiving couldn't have been any better! I have so much to be Thankful for! Most of which is an amazing-fun-welcoming family, a loving-compassionate man with a beautiful daughter, and uplifting friends that never cease to amaze me with their generosity! :-) Life.is.good!


Megan L Hutchings said...

All I have to say is that your new header makes my heart so happy! I LOVE that Chris and Lily are in the family photo this year :)!!!

Your mom IS definitely AMAZING! She reminds me so much of my mom!!!

Sarah said...

Awww...looks like you girls had a blast! I'm crackin up over Bentlee's smile. Dad told me about her tooth. What a nut! And all the pitures were great of the girls.