Monday, March 24, 2014

My Mom Goes Alpha Gam

So on Friday I told you that my sorority had initiation on Saturday.  While we had an amazing initiation in the fall this semester's was very special for a few reasons.
The first reason this initiation was so special was because the girls we were initiating were the girls who joined through our chapter's first ever formal recruitment.  Formal recruitment was such a huge thing for us & brought all of us so much closer together.  I cannot even describe how excited we were for this pledge class, Bid Day literally felt like Christmas morning times 10.  We were also so proud of ourselves, & felt so accomplished, all of which makes this pledge class so important to us.  It was amazing to finally officially welcome these wonderful girls into the most amazing sisterhood, & to now be able to call them my sisters.  No matter how many times I see our initiation ceremony it's is always memorable, I love seeing the new girls learn & experience the significant traditions that were created over 100 years ago.  I'm one of those girls who really enjoys the ritual aspect of all of this & find the initiation ceremony to be magical yes I'm corny.
The second reason that this initiation was so special was because of the amazing something that I haven't shared with all of you yet!  My Mom joined Alpha Gamma Delta!  Because we are a new chapter we have a relatively small alumnae group, we graduated 8 girls last Spring & will graduated 12 more in 6 short weeks.  To expand our alumnae, our headquarters decided to do a Mother Initiate program.  
My Mom is my best friend, & I know a lot of girls say this, but I mean it 100%.  We are so close & I know that I can go to her for anything; when we first began discussing the Mother Initiate program in chapter I knew that she had to do it.  I knew that this would be an amazing bonding experience & only bring us closer together, which it totally did.  In total we had 4 mother initiates & I think that everyone loved watching them getting initiated even more then our new members!  Since I find our initiation ceremony so special, it was incredible that I got to share it with my Mom.  
My Mom came up on Friday night because we had to be at the hotel for initiation at 8:30 on Saturday morning.  One of my really good friend's Mom was being initiated too so she suggested that the four of us grab dinner that was so much fun!  We went to this delicious little Italian restaurant & had an absolute blast.  The next morning we headed over to the hotel in our cream colored initiation dresses, ready for the day ahead of us.  After the Spring initiation ceremonies Alpha Gamma Delta chapters have a banquet called Feast of Roses to celebrate the initiation, & the new girls are allowed to invite their parents to celebrate with us.  I loved having my Mom there (since she was a new member!) to hang out with & to get to introduce her to all of my friends in the sorority.  The banquet is a lunch, which was very tasty & a lot of fun!
Finally to end the weekend we went to a local Farmer's Market to pick up supplies for dinner, & my Mom made very tasty scallops, pasta, & green beans!  Overall, her & I had the best weekend & I am so glad that she is now a member of Alpha Gamma Delta.  I feel so blessed to have the most amazing Mom who was willing to join this journey with me, & who had just as much fun as I did!

How was your weekend?  Did you do anything fun?

8 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this great event in your lives in pictures.

    Love,
    Sofia

    stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

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  2. My sorority had initiation this weekend too! There is truly something magical about it every time that I know no matter what the letters, we all love to experience. Congratulations to you, your mom, and your chapter!

    Hannah
    mystateofsunshine.blogspot.com

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  3. Wow what a special moment you got to share with your mom! It's really rare in my sorority that we initiate women not currently undergraduates, so I think it's really cool that yours lets you. I was president of my sorority and I've always said getting to initiate that new member class was by far my favorite part of my term. Our initiation ritual is such a great reminder of why I'm proud to wear my letters, and I'm sure it's the same way for yours.
    From Mississippi With Love

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  4. Awe! How special that must have been! Glad you all had a good time - you look stunning!

    -Chelsea
    chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

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  5. Aw, this is a cool idea- you and your mom look a lot alike!

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  6. Aw this is so sweet - congrats to you and your momma!

    katiesbliss.com

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  7. That's so awesome that you got to help initiate your mom! Gotta love Alpha Gam :) Tell me you are going to buy matching letters because that needs to happen.

    xoxo Jenny

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  8. I'm way behind on my blog post reading, but this is the sweetest thing I've ever seen! What a great idea, and what a special moment for you and your mom! :)

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