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!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

50 years is a long time...

Recently Chris' parents celebrated 50 years together!
I wanted to share some pictures from the event, but just haven't had a moment to spare!
I decided I wasn't ever going to have time to do this post justice, but I do have time to share some images from their surprise celebration!

This is my favorite of all the pictures I took!
Chris with his Dad "pap" and his brother Rob.

My next favorite is this quickie I snapped of Chris and Lily Mac!  These two people mean the world to me.  (Check out the cute hair... Daddy does some seriously fun hair styles and can do a pony tail that won't let a single wisp fall!)

This was the cake.
It was especially significant because when Penny and Harris wed, they didn't have a reception.  So technically, this is their first wedding cake!

Here they are cutting the cake...

...and toasting.

Me and my guy!
Who I am so proud of...
...and proud to be with!

Here are the siblings...
Chris, Jodi, Gina, and Rob

Mimi and Pap with Lily.
They were so very surprised!

They whole family!

...and Lily and her best friend Kate...
doing what they do!


Megan L Hutchings said...

That first picture is GREAT! I think they all need a copy :).

It was so thoughtful for everyone to surprise them!!!

Sarah said...

What a wonderful thing to celebrate! I'd wager as the decades proceed, fewer and fewer people will be able to claim that milestone!