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!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Shower Number 1

My first shower helped me get used to my new initials!  The "H" has been growing on me for the last two years, but now it's becoming a reality and I am so excited!

Lauren and Megan threw me the most wonderful shower!  Everything was themed around my new monogram initials and my favorite colors... brown/pink/black!  :-)

I got so many wonderful things!  I was blown away by all the generosity of friends and family as they truly did "shower" me with gifts with which to start my new life!

Lily was included as well!  She even got some gifts of her own!

My friend Beth brought her daughter and Bentlee came too, so the three girls had a BLAST playing and popping bubble wrap and taking care of all the ribbons, bows, and paper! 

 Bentlee and Lily showed up dressed as opposites! lol

Overall, it was an amazingly fun, girly, and delightful afternoon.  I am so thankful to Lauren and Megan for hosting my first ever shower!  It was a blast!!  :-)


MELDUST said...

how exciting!!!! Looks like it was a lovely day!

Allyson said...

Sooo fun! And let me tell you--you'll love having an H last name!! Especially when you have to do anything alphabetical. You won't be at the end anymore like we used to be! :)

Sarah said...

Glad you have such great friends to throw you such a great shower! I love that first picture! See! You should look into merchandising photography!