This Monday, July 6, my dad will undergo open-heart surgery for the replacement of a valve blocked by significant stenosis. Dad is just days away from his eighty-eightth birthday, which puts him in a category of less than 10% of those who undergo open-heart surgery.
We’d appreciate your prayers for my father–Paul Burke–over the next few weeks. Dad loves the Lord, and he’s a realist who walks out his faith with a practicality reflected in the three -dollar shoes he scooped up at Valueland and has worn into moccasins. No complaints as he flutters to the floor in an unoxygenated slump. No victim mentality about his aches and pains or the loss of his wife. Just a tad too much bragging about his kids and grandkids and a fierce longing to see the world set right.
We love you, Dad. And we’ll be there beside you.