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, June 26, 2010

Hillcrest Invitational...

...sounds mighty fancy, doesn't it? Trust me... it's not! :-) It is, however, what led us this weekend to Giles County to the great city of Pulaski!

If you'll recall, a couple of weeks ago we were in Lawrenceburg - about 15 minutes from here - and I blogged about what a small, small town it was? Turns out I was grossly mistaken!

If Lawrenceburg was "small" then Pulaski is "tiny." :-) We drove down yesterday and I joined Chris, Patrick, and Ben on the golf course for their practice round. Hillcrest Country Club is a scrapy looking place with only 9 holes... the "back 9" being the front 9 from a different tee box! :-) So far the boys are playing decent and holding their own, and I am getting a chance to explore the great city of Pulaski! I found some cute shops and visited the Walmart! The most exciting this so far was the opportunity to finish my audio book:

It's a short, easy summer read. Something different from James Patterson with less suspense and mystery and more sentiment. It is the study of the relationship of a grandmother (Sam) and her granddaughter (Jennifer) and a lifetime of stories and secrets shared through letters.
It's a wonderfully relaxed and laid back weekend and we are enjoying ever moment! I hope you all are having a wonderful weekend too!


Sarah said...

Sounds fun!
You were supposed to let me know when you started reading The Art Of Racing In The Rain so we could read it together. How far into it are you? I have my copy with me.