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, April 9, 2013

Spring is Springing...

 ...and Ava Grace is discovering its joy!

Outside is Ava Grace's new favorite word!  She doesn't say it yet, but if you say it you better get out of the way! 

 We have been exploring our yard the last few days for rocks and sticks signs of spring.  Our yard is pretty wild!  It was very wild when we moved in last year and only made worse by a summer of new baby and busy schedules!

Chris and I are looking forward to working on cleaning up the yard this summer when he is not working so much!  In the mean time, it's untamed leaves, weeds, trees, and rocks make for great adventures for Ava Grace!

 Messy or clean, wild or tame... we are just enjoying being outside in the wonderful weather and exploring our world!

 Thank you Lord for the beautiful weather you have given us the last few days and the rebirth, promise, and hope that spring brings every year!!


Allyson said...

Love the cherry blossom pictures!!! And the post after this with AG's navy polka dot shirt with pink flower and pants--OH MY. So cute.