Saturday, April 4, 2009

Ne'er I Forget All the Joy That is Mine Today

Sunday was initiation for our 35 new members. The festivities began at 9 am. With my Littles (hope no advisors come across this) got initiated, it reminded me of the moment that I found out that they were going to be my Littles. I was so excited at that moment that I just wanted to jump up and down and do a dance. In fact, I did when I found out about Brittany, but I was not location appropriate when I found out about Sara. I am so proud to call them my own. Putting that pin on them as they officially became my sisters, once again, just filled my heart with pride and joy. As I said on bid day, “I feel like the happiest girl in the world right now.”

The ceremony was followed by Feast of Roses, which is a banquet for the new members and their parents. When all the sisters stood up to sing “Today” it gave me chills and brought tears to my eyes, for the thousandth time that day. What a blessing to be a part of such a wonderful sisterhood.

even though they're in England, Beth and Case were with us

Sunday night was lapboard revealing. I was so nervous about it, but they loved them… I think. It is also tradition that Littles give their Bigs a present. I got some wonderful presents from my Littles! They are awesome! The best thing of the whole night was seeing Linds scream when she got a zebra double back from Brandi. Linds does not scream. Oh what a wonderful night!

Tuesday our newest sisters finally joined us in chapter! I have never seen the room so full! When we stood in a circle, we could barely fit around the room! I have tried to form some wonderful thoughts about what these women mean to me, but all my feelings can best be summed up by this: “From the outside looking in, you could never understand it. From the inside looking out, you could never explain it.”

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad that you have a core group of such wonderful ladies there-- inside and outside of your sisterhood!