Marriage isn’t for you: Recently I came across this blog on my facebook news feed. In summary, the blog talks about how being married isn’t about you but about the person you want to marry.
I enjoyed the content of the post and it really made me start to think about how this applies to my life. I am by no means thinking about marriage, but for me it related back to my sisterhood.
The other night we had a discussion about our chapter, and as I listened to everyone talk about one thing or another, I realized that being an affiliated woman really has become so much more about my sisters than about me.
My sisters are always there to hold me accountable, listen when I am upset and love me unconditionally. As I read through the blog mentioned above, I noticed the similarities between the covenant of marriage and the promise I made to my sisters when I was initiated.
It wasn’t quite to have and to hold until death do us part, but there was an understanding that you share this bond with your sisters for a lifetime. Through good times and bad times, your sisters are there for you as a shoulder to lean on, a friend to wipe your tears away and an open heart.
This certainly isn’t as eloquent as your traditional marriage ceremony, but content-wise the promises are what matter the most. With that being said, I’ll leave you with this: being a member of Kappa Alpha Theta isn’t for me, it’s for my sisters.