Seems there is a theme here lately.
One that came close to home in the past week or so.
Frippery Farmhouse has been a crazy busy place.
Health issues and new business opportunities including a trip to the ER and a trip to LA for hubs.
Yin and Yang.
A new job for our son who then had to turn down the one he really wanted because he felt it wasn't right to back out of his commitment to the first offer.
Ups and downs.
Getting ready to start back to my full time temp job next week.
Time has been at a premium.
It is a struggle to fit it all in.
Then the sad news that my daughter's beloved high school art teacher, Joan McGuire passed away.
Sadie was getting ready to visit her on Tuesday when the news came.
Ms. McGuire taught art at Mercy High School for 34 years and was such an influence for so many girls, including my daughter.
From summer art camp during elementary school through four years of art and AP art in high school her encouragement and creativity gave my daughter, and so many, the courage to follow their own dreams of becoming artists and designers.
To say that hearts are broken is an understatement.
To say that time is a gift not to be wasted could not be more plain.
Ms. McGuire was my age,
56, not so young any more but not nearly ready to leave when there is so much left to accomplish.
Please pray for her family and friends and all whose lives she touched.
She left behind so much joy and lived a meaningful life.
What more could one aspire too?
The lesson brought home by this is don't waste that precious gift of time.
Make the most of every moment.
Posting may be less frequent on Frippery as I sift through all that is happening here.
I do not want to waste your time or mine on posting for the sake of it.
That gift is going to be used more intentionally.
Bear with me as I make some changes around here.
I will leave you with a song that was something of a theme in my heart during my daughters high school years and is especially appropriate when remembering Ms. McGuire and the magic that came from the basement art room at Mercy High School.
Ms. McGuire, you were a beautiful soul.
Yours in every blessed moment, P.