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!

Sunday, February 19, 2012

For Grandmommy...

Grandmommy called this morning and requested a picture of Ava Grace smiling! 

 You know we aim to please!
Just in the last 2 or 3 days she has really "gotten good" at smiling!  Before she really had to work up a smile (if it was on purpose), but they are coming more often and easier now!  Especially for Mommy and Daddy and especially first thing in the morning!

Speaking of mornings...
 This morning it started snowing!

This is the view out of the kitchen/dining room... our "back yard."
I love looking out into the woods, it's beautiful!

In honor of the snow, when we changed out of our PJs (above), we decided to go for our snowman outfit!

 It was so cute, we decided to take some pictures with the snowy front yard in the background...
 ...and then we got tired of pictures...
 ...and settled back into staring at the living room light... it's beautiful you know, the light! ;-)

I hope you are all having as wonderful of a weekend as we are at the Hooper House!  Stay cozy!


Allyson said...

I love her little chunky cheeks in her sweet smiling pictures!!! And your backyard is amazing!!! Don't you love not having a house in your backyard???

MELDUST said...

She is absolutely adorable! Love her smiles!