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!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hello Summer!

I don't think I have ever been so ready or so happy to see summer break arrive!  :-)

We started our break with a doctors appointment (more on that in another post), golf for Daddy, play for me and Lily, and then a nice late dinner grilled fresh!

 Grilled corn!  SO GOOD.
Steak.  Oh yeah!


Cheese toast!

Now that's summer!  And the little girl after my own heart, who will be turning 7 in a week asks, "Do I get to pick whatever I want for my birthday dinner?"  Um, YES!  "Well, I want steak."  :-)  Love that child!


Valerie said...

She does have good taste!

Sarah said...

That looks so good and SOOO much better than the McD's I'm about to have for dinnner. Can I come over for Lily's birthday dinner?
How do you grill corn? I've been meaning to ask you how to do that.

Betsy said...

Well, steak would definitely be my choice, too!! Great minds, right?? I am so jealous of you already being out for summer. This weekend was such a tease. It felt so much like summer, but then we had to go back today for two more weeks. Praying it goes FAST!!!