As I reflect on my first year at Texas A&M and in Chi Omega, I am overwhelmed. I think back to the first week — rush week — and I laugh. I laugh because I remember getting back to my dorm after day one, laying on my bed and thinking “nope, not for me.” I laugh because I remember pref night, sitting on the floor in the chapter room with Emily Everrett, crying because there was something special about Chi O, and I didn't want to leave. I laugh because little did I know, I was going to be running home to Chi O the next day. And I laugh because my prayer coming into it all was “Jesus, surround me with girls who desire to know me deeply” — and boy did he do just that.
Through all the craziness of freshman year, Chi Omega was hands down the biggest blessing because it brought me my girls. My answered prayers. I honestly have no idea how I would have made it through the past two semesters without my girls who laughed with me, cried with me, sharpened me, pushed me, listened to me, encouraged my passions, celebrated my accomplishments, fueled my Sonic water addiction, and loved me so dang well. Looking back on it all, I truly don’t know what I did to deserve these sweet friendships, but I am oh so grateful for the Lord’s handiwork through it all. He knew just what He was doing & exactly what I needed to get through my freshman year.
So thank you Lord and thank you Chi Omega for my answered prayers. Thank you for Bella who is authentic and pushes others to be their best self. Thank you for Gabi who is encouraging and celebrates everyone so dang well. Thank you for Payton who is spunky and doesn’t let this world define her. Thank you for Brittany who kind and only sees the good in people. Thank you for every single girl in this chapter (especially my Alphas) who are true testaments of Your faithfulness and who have made my freshman year e v e r y t h i n g and more.
I am pumped to do the rest of life with you girls by my side.