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!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Mama, Momma, Mom, Mommy.... no matter how you spell it, a more precious word has never been spoken.  I have been wanting to post for a while, but couldn't find the right day, the right time, the right picture or the right words.  Tonight, my sweet soon-to-be-husband rented the right movie and I had the right amount of wine to make the right words and pictues a non-issue, lol.  A couple months ago (and increasingly since) Lily has started calling me "mom" and "mama."  There are no words to describe the feeling... the love... the joy.  We have discussed with her the logistics, the reality of her own mom, etc.  We have expressed that she should call me whatever she is comfortable with and what makes her happy and feel good.  She is an angle and I am blessed to have her in my life.  I am also blessed that she chooses to call me, "mama!"  A sweeter name, I have never been given.


Allyson said...


MELDUST said...

that is so wonderfully sweet.

Betsy said...

I have been such a bad blog commenter lately. But I want you to know how very HAPPY I am for you!!! What a sweet and exciting time! You are going to be the best wife and mommy, Meagan!! Enjoy all the fun over the next few weeks and months. Love you!

Sarah said...

how very special for the both of you! What a message of total love!