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, January 19, 2011

There is never enough...


Even when given lots of unexpected time (multiple snow days), there never seems to be enough.

Not enough time to plan.

Not enough time to be frugal (don't you agree that it takes time to save money?)

And certainly, never enough time to get everything done.

When there just isn't enough time to get it all done.  When there seems to be too many things on the list to do and not enough hours in the day to do them.  When there are so many things that need (and want) to get done, it can be overwhelming....

...then I remember how unbelievably blessed I am.  I am so blessed that I have such wonderful friends and family that need and want my attention.  I am blessed that I have a home that needs taking care of and laundry that needs to be washed.  I am blessed that I have to load the dishwasher so many times in a week, because it means that I have the means to cook wonderful meals and all kinds of food to fill our tummies.  I am blessed to have a job that I love and students that need me.  I am blessed.

...then I remind myself, to ENJOY.  Enjoy the blessings and get done what I can. Don't sweat the small stuff.  And don't get so busy with the motions that you forget why you're doing them in the first place.

My goal this year is to enjoy the time I have
and to stop worrying about the time I wish I had.
Life is too short not to.


Allyson said...

Love it! What a great reminder!!!

Sarah said...

good good good post and inspiring thoughts to ponder. I can apply the same approach, not so much to lack of time, but other grumbles I have.
Thanks for sharing.