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Old 08-19-2012, 04:52 PM
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It sounds like your daughter has a great attitude about recruitment. Can't wait to hear how it turned out for her!
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:16 PM
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Pref day: She knew she was incredibly blessed to be attending three parties, especially three that she would love to join. As an OOS girl with no connections, she knew she was in the best possible position. Here is what happened.

Party 1 - Aubie: "I really, really, really liked Aubie. I'm so torn. This group is amazing."

Party 2 - War: This has been a favorite from day 1. Her friend would be in this one. I just knew it would be perfect for her. After this party, I got a text that simply said "I don't know what to do." I told her to call if she could. When I answered the phone, I could hear her voice crack. My calm, laid back daughter was in tears. She had loved War all along but described Prefs as "just okay". Aubie had been slowly sneaking it's way up the list and suddenly changed everything.

We only had 15 minutes to talk before she went to Eagle. I tried to use facts. I read back what she had told me about each group. I reminded her War was one of her favorites all along. I told her that her friend will be in War. They could be sisters. I even tried telling her that she might get to Eagle and love it so much that neither War or Aubie would matter any more. At the end I told her to weigh all of the facts and then follow her heart.

Party 3 - Eagle She liked these girls. They just seemed to like things kind of fancy and frilly. My daughter is a no frills type of girl and I think it intimidated her.

After it was all over, she waited quite a while to rank them. By the time she called, I was ready for a Valium. I just knew she was meant to be a War and wanted to make sure she did not mess that up. When I asked her how she ranked them, she said it does not matter how she ranked them because she will end up where she is meant to end up. I was shamelessly plugging for War.

Later that night, I looked at the spreadsheet of bid data posted and got concerned. The main thing she wanted in a sorority was a group from all over the country. The girls War took last year were predominantly from the South. There were very few non-Southerners. I was not sure how she would fit in.

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Old 08-19-2012, 05:30 PM
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Loving this story and your sense of humor, especially the line about money. Can't wait to hear the ending!
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:48 PM
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The next morning, I had to go back to work and could not have my cell phone on me. I had it in my desk and kept checking it discretely every minute or two. Finally, at 10:34, I got a one word and one emoticon text message.

It said

Aubie

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Kappa Alpha Theta


This is the story of how my daughter learned to follow her heart instead of listen to her mother and how a number 14 can become a number 1 when you remember to treat each day as a new day and keep your options open. She could not possibly be more happy with her bid and I am so proud of how she handled recruitment. My wise daughter never wrote a single group off and found her perfect home in the end. It is everything she wanted in a group and I am glad she trusted the process. I am also glad they saw her as a perfect fit even before she saw them the same way.
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:53 PM
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Theta is very lucky to have her!!! Congratulations to you, your daughter, and Kappa Alpha Theta!!!
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Old 08-19-2012, 05:55 PM
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Love a happy ending rush story!
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:00 PM
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Fabulous story and fabulous ending. You raised an independent, self-assured young woman who followed her heart!
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:13 PM
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Welcome! Yay!
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Old 08-19-2012, 06:20 PM
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Congrats!!! My daughters and I are all Bama grads but know some AU Thetas....awesome girls!
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:34 PM
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Wonderful recruitment story. Congratulations to your daughter who followed her heart.
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:39 PM
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Great story! My daughter is a Theta at Auburn and she says it is a wonderful group of girls!
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:44 PM
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Congrats to your daughter! Sounds like Theta has a wonderful new member!
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Old 08-19-2012, 07:50 PM
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Congratulations! Great story. I hope she loves being a Theta!
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Old 08-20-2012, 07:38 PM
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Your daughter is super mature and I love that she was so level-headed about the whole process. Congrats to her and Theta!
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Old 08-20-2012, 08:03 PM
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ANOTHER Theta ending? Awesome!!! Congratulations to your daughter! Thanks for sharing her story with us.
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