I love you, not for anything you have done but because of who you are. Everything about you is special to me. I appreciate the qualities, opinions and beliefs that make you, you. I am thankful for your life and everything you have brought into mine. I want to thank you for being there whenever I needed you and staying away when I needed that too. I want to thank you for inspiring me to live, to fight for everything good I want in my life.
Thank you for holding my hand and keeping my head held high when I did not have the strength to do it myself. Before I met you, I was so afraid of being left alone if someone saw the real me, and I do not have to fear that anymore. Thank you for letting me be who I am. Nothing about me could make you look at me as anything other than a sister that you love. Thank you for sharing in the love of Delta Gamma with me, for believing in who we are and what we do.
This is a life that I could not have even imagined if it was not for the special bond of Delta Gamma. It makes me immeasurably happy to see the same love for Delta Gamma in your eyes that you see in mine. I thank you for being a great woman; strong, confident, brave, loyal, truthful, intelligent, driven, adventurous, and a woman who knows the importance of finding worth in herself alone. Thank you for pushing me to be that woman.
So here is a renewal of my promise to you, based on the strength of love in our bond as friends and sisters. I love you and I will until the day I die (and maybe after that, who knows). The day I became a Delta Gamma, I became, most importantly, your champion. I believe in you. Nothing you can do or say could make me love you any less. I promise to support you and push you. I promise to always help you grow. I promise to apologize or forgive you when we fight (We all fight. We’re sisters after all.). I promise that no matter where we go in life that you will always be important to me.
Our Delta Gamma bond will go past homecoming games, Greek Sings, chapter meetings and Anchor Splash. It will go on for as long as we remember why we became sisters in the first place. So, thank you for the hope and the strength, and thank you for the rest of my life.
Natisha Shannon, Delta Zeta-Memphis