Monday, March 15, 2010

On a hot August day 20 years ago...



It all began on a hot August day in the city of Athens, Georgia. Two young freshmen girls separately and excitedly tore open their bid cards only to discover that they had just pledged Chi Omega, their first choice!!! Squeals erupted around the Tate Center as girls learned if their dreams had come true. At 18, away from home for the first time, what could be better than joining a group of girls with whom you would identify in some fashion for the next 4 years and even for the rest of your lives? Upon heading back to good ole Brumby dorm, the two girls met in the lobby and learned that they both were going to be Chi Os! The girl with the beautiful brown curls offered the bobbed brunette a ride to their Bid Day celebration. Riding in a blue Ford, a friendship was born. Through that friendship, a couple would later be introduced and would end up married.

A & I discovered that we shared interests in Young Life and other things. As our friendship grew, my then boyfriend and now sweet husband and I decided that we should set up A with Dh's roommate. They began dating and now have 3 beautiful children! We visited in Orlando a week ago and shared dinner with 8 children between us! I'll have to find a "then" photo, but I thought you might enjoy these 2 now photos!

20 comments:

mFw said...

That is such an adorable story!

Sherrie said...

What a precious gift your friendship is!

Kim said...

What a priceless story of a forever friendship!
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Trish said...

What a darling story. You are both so pretty and you look like you could be sisters! Girlfriends that last a lifetime are priceless! Great picture of you and your DH's :) XO

JDR said...

What great pictures! You can hear Amy's voice on our wedding video as we drive off in the limo - "Y'all can thank me later!" She's my favorite matchmaker! Glad you were able to get together. Miss you all!

Jillian, Inc said...

Love that story! It's so true that college friendships are some of the most cherished.

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Preppy Sue said...

How nice! You must have really enjoyed your time together!

We have some similar circumstances among our circle of college friends, it doesn't matter how much time passes...we always have a great time when we get together!

Preppy 101 said...

Sweetest story ever!!

Gwennie said...

What a great story! I can't wait for the "then" picture.

Travelbug Mom said...

How awesome life friendships are!!

Sweet Tea in Seattle said...

What a lovely story! Btw, I was also in Athens, GA around that time! xo

Tickled Pink Talk said...

such a great story! Sounds like you had a great time with them. Friends like that are so special. :)

pink green & southern said...

So sweet! My Chi O sisters are still so dear to me too!

bevy said...

We didn't have sororities at Converse (all girls college), but my college friends are the best!!! Love them...

So glad you two were able to visit!

Bama Girl said...

Love your story! There's just nothing better than spending time with your oldest and best friends! :-) XOXO

2 Little Irish Boys said...

Such a sweet story! Oh, those college memories--you girls were so cute!!

Mc Allen said...

wow, I loved this story. You guys have such a special connection. really sweet post. xoxo LA

sevenalstons said...

What a nice story! I can't wait to see the "then" photo :)

PinkPolkadotAA said...

What a nice story!

PaperCourt said...

How sweet! My mom was a Chi Omega at UGA.