Friday, February 3, 2017

Losing a Sister...

Today was a very hard day. I had to bury a sorority sister of mine. She died so tragically, leaving behind a beautiful young daughter and devoted husband. Suicide hits so close to home. After losing my grandfather to suicide in high school, I still just get physically ill when I hear of someone else losing their battle. Mental illness is a real disease. Someday I hope the field of medicine will be able to conquer this disease. Prayers to Courtney's family. She was a beautiful friend who ALWAYS had a sweet smile on her face. I know she will be missed. 

The only positive thing out of attending the funeral was getting to see a few of my sisters! They brought back so many memories of Chi O and college. We told lots of stories, cried and even laughed! So, in light of reminiscing, here is the Chi Omega Symphony. It is pretty good stuff! 


To live constantly above snobbery of word or deed; to place scholarship before social obligations and character before appearances; to be in the best sense, democratic rather than “exclusive”, and lovable rather than “popular”; to work earnestly, to speak kindly, to act sincerely, to choose thoughtfully that course which occasion and conscience demand; to be womanly always; to be discouraged never; in a word, to be loyal under any and all circumstances to my Fraternity and her highest teachings and to have her welfare ever at heart that she may be a symphony of high purpose and helpfulness in which there is no discordant note.
Written by Ethel Switzer Howard, Xi Chapter, 1904