Monday, April 11, 2011
This weeks Focus 52 post is brought to you by the color "yellow". Actually, that is what the prompt is. And what a good time for this prompt to show up. The above flower was from a bouquet I received from the wonderful girls that comprise a group of ladies I now affectionately call "Team Melia". These girls have been a constant mode of support for one another since our dear friend Melia lost her daughter in an accident at the end of this past February. Six beautiful, wonderful women who would make this flower blush with embarrassment for thinking it could remotely compete with them, who all rallied together at a time of crisis for the seventh member of Team Melia; Melia herself. Seven women. Seven women bound in the wake of tragedy who have since brought so much laughter and love into my life that I can scarcely find the words to describe it. Seven women, one for each color of the rainbow, who have brought so much color into my world. And, how appropriate that this yellow flower was the star of the bouquet, for yellow is the color of loyalty and friendship. Yellow is bright and full of promise and hope. Yellow is warm as the sun in the sky and the warmth in my heart when any of these girls leave me random love notes on my Facebook wall. We, the members of Team Melia, are a force to be reckoned with. We have conquered every subject from bad backs to bad marriages. Good sex to good food. We laugh at one another and with one another. We cry just as readily. We have brought tears of joy and tears of pain to each others eyes, but never once was there someone not readily available to dry those tears with a soft word or a sweet gesture.
And while we have all known one another for various rates of time, it matters not, because we are seven women for whom time stood still, stopped and then, started once more. Anything that happened prior to that fateful day in February does not matter. What matters is here, now, under the watchful eyes of our "Rainbow Girl", Destiny. Could our angel be any more aptly named, for if not for her departing our lives so soon would we have made this "rainbow connection"; the lovers, the dreamers...and me.
This post is dedicated to my girls, my world. I love you all.