I’m taking the opportunity in this letter to inform you that I will be having surgery on March 9, 2011. My routine annual physical with my obsessive compulsive doctor discovered a problem that requires a surgical procedure. The hardest part of this surgery for me is going to be recuperating at home for the next three or four weeks.
Jeannie and I have decided to keep the details of my surgery within our family. When I’m sick I am grumpy, and no offense, but I really do not want to see anyone—even if it’s the best of friends. So instead, I would covet your prayers, whether from your home or in Baskin Chapel which will be open for this purpose the day of my surgery.
I can assure you that everything is fine. The doctors have indicated a full recovery is expected, and there will be no long term ramifications from the surgery. I should be back to normal (if I ever was normal) by the end of March.
In the meantime, Brentwood Baptist’s very capable staff will be picking up the slack and doing their usual great job. Jay Strother and Aaron Bryant will be filling in the pulpit, and Aaron will coordinate my Kairos assignments.
On the day of my surgery, Wednesday, March 9, Baskin Chapel will be open all day for you to stop by and pray for me and my family. In addition, if you want to keep up with how I’m doing, you can follow my blog. You will also have the option there to leave a personal greeting.
We appreciate your prayers, and once again, I want to assure you that I’m fine. I’ll be back in the pulpit and to my regular duties next month.