What Kappa Delta means to me!

Cherise Curdie
Pittsburgh Standard

It's not that easy for me to express in words the profound impact my sorority continues to have on my life. So I tried to see if someone else could say it better.

I came across a quote by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 'The music soars within the little lark and the lark soars.'

Photo provided by Meredith White

This phrase truly articulates how Kappa Delta has affected my life. When I became a part of this organization, it was the love that encompasses me and pervaded my heart that gave me the courage and the motivation to strive to be the woman I have always wanted to be. I suppose that is what attracted me to Kappa Delta in the first place.

I had never intended to join a Greek organization, but there was something about my sorority that I wanted to be a part of.  It took me a while to put my finger on it, but it is something that I have found in common in all of my sisters as well. We all come from different walks of life, have different backgrounds, and different ambitions, but there is that something within all of us.

That something makes us stand a little taller, hold our heads a little higher, and our steps a little lighter. Itís an essence. Itís a spirit that is fun and compassionate; encouraging and uplifting!

I have seen it in all of my sisters since I began, and it is a quality that makes me proud to be their sister. And like the lark, it is their music that makes me soar.

It is the support of my sisters that gives me strength. It is their warmth that gives me joy. It is their trust that gives me faith. It is their grace that makes me proud. It is their loyalty that puts my mind at ease for I know that I have true friends wherever I go. And it is their love that makes me whole.

And so I would like to thank each and every one of them for giving me this gift and sharing with me this essence and making my life richer, fuller, and more meaningful than it ever could have been without them!