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!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Live Better...

SUPER great website to share!
Oh my goodness!  If you have ever paid, or do pay, for a weight loss website STOP NOW!  This website is so great!  And FREE (or at least the parts I use are free)!  :-)  It is a lot like the weight watchers website - it has just about anything and everything you could put in your mouth already in the system.  You put in what you eat and your activity and it counts your calories down for you every day!  You can adjust your caloric intake based on your needs and goals!  It tracks your weight!  It breaks down what you eat daily (amount of carbs, protein, etc) and compares it to what you "should" have or need.  I can't say enough about it!  So, if you have new years goals or even old goals that have anything to do with health - check out the website!  It is awesome!

In addition, I wanted to share a post that moved me today!  I highly recommend you read Kelle Hampton's blog post, "The Net."  I was moved.  And I am thankful for so many of you who are in my net.  It is something every woman... really every one... should have.  I hope you have a net.