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, May 3, 2011

Wedding Part II

Here are a few more wedding photos! 

My Daddy giving me away...

Our vows..

We had a "sand ceremony" instead of a unity candle.  First, because I figured a candle would never stay lit ourside (boy was I right about that - what a windy day!).  Second, because I wanted Lily involved.  Third, because I wanted something I could keep!

Chris, Lily, and I combined sperate vessles of white, black, and tan sand into a beautiful "family."  I love it because you can still see our "individual" characteristics, but we are blened beautifully and can never be sepaprated. 

This is one of my very favorites!  Our prayer. 


And then...
 Husband and Wife...
...and the beginning of fovever...
Happily Ever After!


Sarah said...

beautiful! I love the one of you and Chris praying with your forheads touching. And those of the two of you walking away are also very pretty! Hope your PC party goes well tonight!
Love you!