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Penguin08 07-10-2009 04:13 AM

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Originally Posted by WhiteDaisy128 (Post 1766800)
My story of sisterhood is quite long, and some of you already know it if you've been around Greek Chat long enough. It was just published in Delta Gamma's ANCHORA (our magazine). The online version can be found here:

http://digital.watkinsprinting.com/publication/?i=9605

My story starts on page 17...on the right half of the page, it's called, "She may have Died, but I am my Mother's Sister."

OMG... Thank you for sharing that! It was such a beautiful story.

AOII Angel 07-10-2009 08:45 AM

I just read WhiteDaisy's story in the Anchora and am sitting here crying tears like a baby! What an amazing story! It is so refreshing to hear stories of women working to lift each other up rather than bring each other down. Sometimes I feel like society wants to stereotype all women as catty bitches out for only themselves, but we know what women are really like.

SWTXBelle 06-04-2010 10:30 AM

Sisterhood is for always
 
Here's my latest - a Gamma Phi from Arizona had to come to the Houston Medical Center for her husband's surgery. She had to stay at a hotel, with no car, alone in a strange city. Her son, who worked on the Arizona State campus for years and had been impressed by his mom's sorority,wrote the president of the Houston Alumnae Chapter. We kicked into action - sent pink carnations to her hotel, and then arranged for members to take her to coffee, lunch, and last night a wonderful dinner. Saturday she is being taken to the Faberege exhibit at the Museum of Natural Science. She is just amazed - and was crying as we sang the blessing at dinner last night. "THIS" she said "is what being a Gamma Phi is all about".
Of course, THAT is what sisterhood, for all of us, is about.

nittanygirl 06-04-2010 12:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WhiteDaisy128 (Post 1766800)
My story of sisterhood is quite long, and some of you already know it if you've been around Greek Chat long enough. It was just published in Delta Gamma's ANCHORA (our magazine). The online version can be found here:

http://digital.watkinsprinting.com/publication/?i=9605

My story starts on page 17...on the right half of the page, it's called, "She may have Died, but I am my Mother's Sister."

I know this is old, but this is absolutely a beautiful story of sisterhood.
I'm sorry for the loss of your mother, but very happy you found such amazing sisters. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

chickenoodle 06-04-2010 12:51 PM

What a beautiful thread. Thanks for the bump!

ellebud 06-04-2010 01:40 PM

My sorority was very hard hit by breast cancer. (If AKAMonet is still on the board, thank you to you and your sisters for walking in the Susan Komen walk. And thank you to all who have supported the search for the cure.) Over 30% of my sisters have had breast cancer, and frankly, many died because they got cancer so young.

One of my sister's husbands, a physician, actually conducted studies to see if there was an ecological reasons as to why so many got sick.

Please bear in mind that it has been many years (and time and space and deaths) since I graduated from college. But, four years ago..this week...I felt a lump. And yes, it was cancer. And yes, I needed chemo.

Sisters that I hadn't heard from in years contacted me to support me, to offer advice, to send over meals. One of my friends who is an neighbor (and lost her mother to breast cancer) and was a sister not only brought food to my house, took me out when I was able to go and sat with me...making me eat. One day she sat for an hour while I struggle to eat 3 ounces of ice cream. And then she stayed to make sure it stayed down.

As one sister, who was also a survivor, who I hadn't heard from in years, said, "We have lost too many to breast cancer. I won't lose another sister."

SWTXBelle 07-04-2010 03:12 PM

Bumping 'cause it's been a month, and this thread is one of my favorites.

SWTXBelle 08-03-2011 05:34 PM

Annual bump in preparation for recruitment - sometimes you just need to remember what it is really all about.

WCsweet<3 08-03-2011 09:59 PM

I have been a part of this board for over three years and have never read this thread. This is why we join sororities. I'm in tears.

NinjaPoodle 08-05-2011 01:58 AM

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Originally Posted by WCsweet<3 (Post 2075935)
I have been a part of this board for over three years and have never read this thread. This is why we join sororities. I'm in tears.

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SAITrump 08-05-2011 02:42 AM

The one story that always touches my heart goes out to AOII. My mom was a sister when she was in college. When she was 25 or so she found out she had thyroid cancer. The doctor's said it probably started developing around the age of 20. Her sisters helped support her emotionally, because that is one of the most important things someone can do at that time. And now, she will be celebrating 27 years cancer free on Saturday. She gets to do so with the two children she wouldn't otherwise have. I also believe it was her big, my brother's godmother, that introduced my mom to my dad. He was in another fraternity on campus. So in a way, I always say to her that her sorority helped give me my life.

As for SAI... I have only been a member for a few months. Already I have heard plans of us helping one girl raise the money to have the little she has always wanted. They told us that the average big at our school ends up spending maybe $125 on their little. She has always saved for it and then last year, her little dropped. We want to give her another opportunity if we can since this is the one thing she really wants, and she had saved for 2 years in preparation for her last one. Oh, and because she is one of the sweetest and smartest girls we have ever known. She makes everyone smile when we see her, so we want to give her some smiles back!

Sunshine2011 08-05-2011 05:35 AM

I actually shed tears at some of these! This is the support and love I am hoping to find when I rush this fall!

knoxie13 08-05-2011 11:14 PM

Although this seems like something small, here is my story.
Shortly after becoming a pledge, after struggling with what I should do for weeks, I broke up with my long-term boyfriend. He is a wonderful guy but it just wasn't working for me and I was devastated. That night, I had a pledge event to attend, and the second I got there, I was swarmed with hugs and support from the actives. It meant the world to me that, after only a few weeks of knowing everyone, they already cared about me that much.

BumbleBeeofDDD 08-06-2011 12:21 AM

My story happened about a few weeks pledging. I was by myself, had recently had my tonsils removed, and suddenly started spitting up little bits of blood. Well, it turned into more than just a little bit and the only persons number I had in my phone was my Silver sister (kind of a pre-big) so I called her and told her what was happening and her and another sister got there quickly and took me to the hospital. They stayed there with me for the few hours that I was there. I was so glad that they were there, they really didn't have to stay but they did. When I got back to the house I got this HUGE hug from the house mother. Lol, I think she was more relieved than my actual mother that I was okay.

SWTXBelle 08-06-2011 09:43 AM

I think the small stories are as inspirational as the "big" stories. God willing, most of us will not have to deal with a major illness or calamity. ALL of us will have the stresses and strains of everyday life with which to deal. Sisterhood supports, strengthens and enables us to live out our creeds. Not only do we get to receive, but we get to give to our sisters. Being able to help a sister is a privilege.


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