As a long-time member of Triangle KD, I often reflect on the many fond memories shared with our group. I could write a book on all of the wonderful sisters I’ve met over the years and the amazing experiences along the way.
But if I had to choose one, it doesn’t take long for me to be right back in the single moment that was so touching it gave me goose bumps…a night I will never forget.
It was May 2006. Sisters gathered at my house to celebrate and thank our exiting board members and welcome and congratulate our new KD crew. We shared some great food and fellowship during what we called our “Salad Supper.”
Once our tummies were full, it was time to get down to business. We took care of those important duties and at the end of the night our president prepared an activity for us. She lined a table with small slips of paper that were turned upside down and handed each sister a beautiful white rose. Our job was to choose a slip of paper, read it aloud and add the rose to a vase.
After many turns and seeing the empty vase grow into a vibrant bouquet, it was finally my turn. I chose my slip and read these words aloud…”I add this rose for Kappa Deltas yet to be.” As soon as I uttered those words, I immediately looked around at all of the stunned faces staring at mine. There wasn’t a dry eye in the room.
The reason? I was pregnant with my daughter Abbey who would be born just a few months later. It was truly one of those precious moments that I was so glad to share with my dear sisters surrounding me.
It touched me so deeply that I kept that small (yet so big) slip of paper. Still looks good after seven years, doesn’t it?
My daughter has now begun second grade and has many years before she enters the college world and sorority life (or so I hope!) While I can only dream of Abbey standing beside me one day as my Kappa Delta sister, the slip of paper also acknowledges all of the beautiful young women across the country that are now embarking on a journey that will ultimately lead them to…Kappa Delta.
Here’s to all of those Kappa Deltas yet to be!
Frances Hymiller, VP Finance