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!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Prince Charming...

These pictures make me feel like a princess...

 ...but more than the pictures, HE makes me feel that way.
 He is the most generous, compassionate, kind-hearted, all-about-pampering-me guy.
I am so happy to get to walk through life with this man.  We plan to enjoy every single second of growing a family together and raising a family together and growing old together.  A perfect fit.  Worth the wait.  Soul Mate.


Valerie said...

May every single day of ya'll's marriage be as filled with happiness and fulfillment as these first few weeks have been. Love ya'll.

Allyson said...

LOVE!!! How was your first Mother's Day as a MOM!?

Sarah said...

love that second picture, and the last...OK ok I love them all! From what little bit I've been around him, he seems like an exceptionally wonderful person. He must be to have won my sister's heart so easily! I look forward to your many years of wedded bliss and the many years of opporunities to get to know him better! Love you all!