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!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The end of May and a Birthday to kick off summer...

Apparently this never posted, so here it is... a month late!

As usual, I am surprised how long it has been since I have posted!  Live has been so busy... again, as usual!  I thought I would post just a few of my favorite pictures from the end of May and from Kenslee's Birthday on June 1st.  These are the pictures from the days we were gearing up for summer.

Ava Grace's "shocked" face!  Cracks me up every single time!

Riding on Daddy around the living room! 

We had lots of softball games for Lily and enjoyed the time outside! 

 Ava Grace mostly enjoyed playing in the dirt... but she watched a little too!

Lily has become a good little softball player and we are so proud of her!

 We went to Chattanooga on Memorial day weekend and had a blast!  Grandmommy and Papaw had scooters for everyone and they played and played!

Sunday, we all went to church together and then headed to my Aunt and Uncle's house for an old family tradition - a lunch of North Carolina style BBQ and lots of sides and desserts too! 

The rest of the day was spent playing outside and enjoying the warm sunshine!

 On June 1st, I returned to Chattanooga.  This time Chris and Lily couldn't come with me.  Ava Grace and I went down to celebrate a very special birthday!