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!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's official!

 On December 1st, they popped the question.... that's right, I said "they!"

 (reenactment photos)
On this Wednesday night, Chris insisted I come over after I went to paint with Megan and Lauren!  He said Lily wanted to see me before she went to bed!  Never mind that my painting thing took WAY longer than I thought... and kept me out til 10:00... and Lily was still up waiting for me!  lol.  When I arrived the garage door was locked (which was odd!).  I fumbled for my keys and finally got the door open.  Lily yelled, "WAIT!  Don't come in yet!!!"  This might have tipped someone else off to something being up, but Lily is a surprise-a-holic, so her telling me to wait was nothing unusual!  She's always hiding or making a "surprise" of her own.  Finally, she said, "Okay, come in!"  I walked int to the living room and there, in their PJs, I saw the two loves of my life kneeling together on a pink baby doll blanket!  They smiled, asked in unison, "Will you marry us?"  I am told that my reply was a stunned, "NO WAY!!!!!"  (seriously).  :-)  The Lily reached behind her and pulled out a box, opened it, and showed me the ring.  Then in true Lily fashion, she elbowed her dad and said, "Okay dad, do your part like I showed you."  ...and he took the ring from the box, placed it on my finger, asked me if that was a yes, and we all three covered each other in hugs and kisses!  I am, officially, the happiest girl in the world.  It was, beyond a doubt, the most perfect proposal ever.  After which Lily proclaimed, "now I can have lots of brothers and sisters!!!!!"  :-)  LOL.... I like the way that girl thinks!  ;-)


Lindsay said...

WHOOP WHOOP! I KNEW IT!! I've been just waiting and waiting to hear something on FB (since I'm terrible at checking blogs lately)! :-) Congrats lady - how exciting and how adorable of a proposal! So happy for you!!

Allyson said...

WOOOHOOOO!!!!! I assumed this was coming soon! So excited for you!!! Love that they both did it!

Megan L Hutchings said...

Love the reenactment photos :)! I know this has been something you have hoped and prayed for and now God is answering your prayers.

So happy for you both!!!!!!

Sarah said...

that has to be one of the coolest proposals ever! I think its so sweet that he involved Lily. And the ring is beautiful! Congrats and love you all! Very happy for all three of you! And looking forward to shopping for the "lots of brothers adn sisters" when the time comes!

Sarah said...

PS: Is that snow I see in his back yard????

Ashley said...

Ahh!! So exciting!!! Congratulations!! I am so, so happy for you and can't wait to hear about wedding plans! : )

MELDUST said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so excited for you! That is an absolutely perfect proposal story!!! Yay!!!!