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!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

A weekend getaway...

Chris recently played in a golf tournament in the very very small town of Lawrenceburg, TN. Did I mention it was very small? His tee times for both days were bright and early and because of that he knew he would be done playing by lunch both days. Therefore, he thought it would be a wonderful idea to turn it into a weekend get-away for the two of us! :-)

Here is the little theater in town that is only open certain evenings! There are total of 3 movies showing there now! :-) Chris and I had planned to see a movie while we were there, but decided in favor of enjoying wine and relaxing! We ate a couple of the locally owned establishments (as there was little else to choose from).

While he golfed, I slept in, read my book, and explored the small town! I snapped a few shots around town, but the most interesting thing by far was the Amish community up the road!

I didn't take a lot of pictures... in fact only two and from a distance. The Amish object to being photographed (especially their faces) and as they are people and not a tourist attraction I drove the country roads and drank in the beautiful, earthy, and simplistic landscapes and farms for myself instead of behind the lens!

Overall it was a WONDERFUL trip! We go and do all the time, and although we didn't plan on Lawrenceburg being THAT small and uneventful, it turns out that it was exactly what we needed! In addition to a lot of rest and relaxation, golf, and reading... we enjoying our leisurely dining experiences, games of chess, and long naps! :-) Sometimes the simpler life is good for the soul! And that's a good thing, because we have another similar weekend scheduled here in just a couple short weeks!


Sarah said...

I've heard of that town so it can't be too terribly small! Looks quite charming and I think a nice place to relax! Three movies and a few nights a week is a pretty good schedule. The nearest theatre to us when we were in Baker was in Bowman....one movie, one night a week, one showing. Rachelle went once and she was the only one there and they wern't going to show it. She pitched a fit cause she'd driven an hour to watch the movie. So she got a private showing that night.