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, November 15, 2010

Happy Fall Y'all!

I am finally caught up enough to post pictures from the right season! LOL!  Last month was the annual MTSU Homecoming Parade! 
It was a perfect fall day!  Beautiful, Sunny, and with LOTS of leaves to play in on Main Street in the 'Boro!

Lily had a blast in the leaves... she is dancing above, she ran, tossed leaves, giggled, and galloped her way through the Fall morning!
She is starting to look like such a big girl!  I swear sometimes I see a teenager in that tiny little body!
I wore everyone out with the camera, but it was just such a perfect day for pictures!
Lily and I in the leaves!

Lily and Vance had the best time of all.  Here they are on the curb waiting for the parade to begin...
...and really, really TIRED of waiting for it to begin! (LOL... this picture cracks me up!)
For the first year in her life, Lily's Daddy didn't get to be there! He was missed. But we had a great time with the Hutchings and the Nelsons!
Above: Amanda, Beckett, Patrick
Below: Megan, Vance, Web, and Jack

The best part of the day for the grown ups was being outside and enjoying friends and family...
...but for the little ones, it was, of course, the candy! 


Sarah said...

looks like fun and it was a beautiful day! I can tell from the pictures! So glad your back to blogging! I missed your updates! And I can't wait for the pampered chef party! I need to go look online to prep for my order!