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, July 19, 2010

One For the Mole and One For Me!

Lily was with me a month or two ago when I was talking to a friend about my problem with moles in my yard!  She was also there when they told me that a remedy was to put sticks of gum in their tunnels.  She recalled this conversation when we were outside at my house and asked me when we were going to put gum in the mole holes!  I was spraying weeds at the time and thought there was no time like the present.  I told her to run inside and get some gum out of my pantry!  Take a moment to envision my 1 acre lot (very large yard) absolutely FULL of mole tunnels!  Keep this in mind - we would need LOTS of gum and it just so happens I have several packs in my pantry...

Lily goes in, rumages around, and comes back out and proudly says, "I brought two pices!  One for the mole and one for me!"  :-)  She makes my heart smile.


Megan L Hutchings said...

Hilarious! This is by far one of the cutest pics of Lily ever. She is so smart and so witty :).

I am glad you found a way to be publicly private.

Sarah said...

That's precious! Oh my Lily! I wish I could have been there!