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, June 28, 2011

What is it about water?

Chris and I sat in the shade watching Lily and her friend Caroline play in the sprinkler the other day and he asked me the question, "What is it about water?"

I don't know what it is about water actually.  Baths and showers and doing dishes all involve water and are all tasks that aren't particularly enjoyed.  But for some reason, spraying freezing cold water from a hose across the back yard in summer turns ordinary water into magic!

Squeels, laughter, and pure delight fill the back yard!

Chris and I sip sweet tea in the shade and smile because our girl is happy, care free, and soaking wet!

Our girly girl.  Miss Priss.

 I don't know what it is about water... but it sure makes summer even more fun than it already is!


Sarah said...

catching up on blogging and I'm so behind! I enjoyed all the recent posts I've missed. Loved the picture of Chris going fishin, and the lawn mowin' adventure! Great pictures and great blogs. Sounds like you three are having a marvelous first summer as a family!

Ashley said...

It definitely does make summer more fun! I haven't seen enough water yet this summer....that needs to change! I love her cute patriotic bathingsuit! Hope you're feeling good!