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!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday Folder...

Every Wednesday, Lily brings home her "Wednesday Folder."  It contains all of her work, quizzes and tests, etc. for the entire previous week!  The cover of the folder has a weekly progress report as well.  Lily, of course, gets plus signs every week in all categories!  :-)  Each Wednesday, Lily gets SO excited and won't let her Daddy or me even take a peek until we have time to all sit down together and go through it piece by piece.  I can only hope she is always so excited about sharing her school work and grades with us!

 This week's Wednesday folder contained one piece of work that made my heart pitter-patter and swell with pride!  I don't know if you can see the above worksheet that Lily filled out or not, but you can certainly see the illustration that goes with it!  That is Lily holding a camera!  The work sheet revealed the following:
When Lily grows up she wants to be a photographer.  She wants to be a photographer because she likes to take pictures and because she will be able to make her own schedule.  To do this job, she will need a phone.

So it would seem that I'm rubbing off on her!  She has already learned to use my Nikon D40 and she handles it with the utmost of care!  I'm tickled pink that she enjoys pictures as much as I do!  As for her daddy, he is doomed to a life of posing and blinking from being blinded by flash!  :-)  Yay!


Valerie said...

That's my girls!!