Over the last few months, I had been writing a series of posts about ethics and professional fundraising. I am near the end of the series, and before I could finish, life came at me with full force. It has taken me away from my blogging and social media presence, and for that, I apologize to my followers and readers.
As some of you know, I returned to my hometown of Rockford, Illinois a little over a year ago. I came back to help my elderly parents in their final years, and I felt good about it, and those who know have told me that I am doing a great thing. I appreciate the praise of those who give it, but I am not doing it for praise. I am doing it because I love my folks and lived too far away to really be a part of their lives for far too many years.
In the past few weeks, each of my parents have spent time in the hospital. While one was a patient, the other would need to be driven to see the spouse. There have been doctors’ appointments since then, some in other cities. There have been errands to run, shopping to do, church services to attend. It has been physically and emotionally exhausting.
I let the ball drop.
Things are settling down, and I need to sit down and finish this series and move on.
I hope you understand.