because having three sisters is not nearly enough

As the youngest daughter, poor Jodie has endured much at the hand of her three older sisters. There’s the one time the big sisters ditched her on the walk home from school because why should they have to worry about their 7 year old baby sister they argued. Because adorable and little and blonde and someone might steal her, I answered back. I might have also told her big sisters that no one would steal them, they would bring them back because sometimes they were that mean to their baby sister. Yet here we are today and Jodie is now a sister of more sisters than she can count!

Last night she was initiated into the sisterhood of the Gamma Phi Chapter of Delta Gamma which means I get to add Sorority Mom to my maternal resumé. A big deal for my darling daughter. A big deal only open to the sisterhood. Of course that wasn’t about to stop me from being there to surprise my darling daughter…and perhaps make her cry tears mixed with homesickness and happiness.


It’s a talent of mine.

Dear Darling Jodie,

This day, this moment is a very special one for you. Although Dad and I and your sisters and brother can not be there to celebrate with you I am thankful for the opportunity to celebrate and congratulate you with this letter.

From the moment that you told me of your intent to pledge with the Gamma Phi Chapter of Delta Gamma I could not help but think that this was something that was meant to be for you. You were born to be a sister…literally….even if your older sisters teased you so when you all were growing up. Once your shiny, new-ness as a baby wore off and you were walking after them just trying to keep up they soon realized that you were so much more than a cute little baby plaything to force their own will upon. Soon enough they realized how awesome it was to call you their sister…as I imagine your new sisters at Delta Gamma are starting to discover.

The motto “Do Good” suits you because you have always been someone who tries her very best to do just that. Your family, your friends, your teachers, your fellow classmates, your coaches, your teammates over the years have come to appreciate the firm anchor that you have been for us all. How fortunate Delta Gamma will be to include you in the bond sisterhood and secrets of the Delta Gamma Fraternity!

As with every part of your adventurous life, I am happy for you and very proud of you. You never fail to disappoint in the sense that when you say you will do something you do it and you do it with grace, strength and kindness. Good luck to you on this next adventure of yours.

I love you with all my hearts, my baby, my love, my life my joy!



Do Good, Jodie.