I have a confession to make….I am addicted to Pinterest :).  For those of you who do not know what Pinterest is, briefly it’s a website where you can go and look at tons of pictures of fabulous things from DIY projects, to food and recipes, to montages of clothing, travel photos..the pics and ideas are endless.  If you  really like something and want to save it then you “pin” it to your board (you have to create an account first but it’s free).  I have 252 pins currently!  I just love it!!!

While browsing in the wee hours of the morning because I was unable to sleep I came across the cutest Valentine project.  It was simply needle pointing the words “Be Mine” on a heavy cardstock card.  I immediately went out bought all the supplies (cards, envelopes, floss, needles and the best mechanical pencils ever!!), penciled out the words “BE mine” and began to sew.  The project was quick, easy and it looks fabulous.  All of my sweet Valentines are stamped with gift cards inside and are ready to mail off to my children and family….

As I put the cards in the envelopes this morning and sealed them closed I began to wonder about those little words “Be mine” and how they relate to recruitment and sorority life.

BE MINE…….if I had to write a definition for this phrase I would put the following: “Be mine”,  phrase meaning an invitation to belong to someone or something.

Isn’t that what the result of going through recruitment is?  Ultimately it is the act of receiving an invitation to belong, join or become a part of a group of women who see you as a valuable part of a “whole”.  This invitation is not given lightly but comes from the heart..just as the carefully stitched Valentines that I am sending away do.  This offer comes with a lifetime guarantee to belong to a sisterhood who choose YOU to belong to THEM.

BE MINE………those little words carry such power and emotion.  How good it feels to truly “belong” to others…in case a sisterhood that is not only on your campus but stretches its arms across many campuses for the Pacific Northwest to the tip of the Florida panhandle.  I think this is especially powerful when as a freshman you are beginning a new experience ..college.  For many it’s being away from home for the first time.  Missing your parents, your friends, your siblings and the comfortableness of  “home” can be difficult but there are your sisters…a group of women with outstretched arms, welcoming you in saying “Be mine”.

BE MINE……..those words are uttered silently as your Bid Day buddy places the jersey bearing your “letters” over your head.  Wearing those letters means YOU are now a part of THEM.  You “belong” to that sisterhood….you are “Home”.

BE MINE…….when you open up that Bid Card and you see those words….XYZ Sorority cordially invites (your name)….they are calling you to “BE” a part of a loving family.  A family who will love you when you get an A on your Calc test,  cry with you when the bad haircut is worse than you think, laugh with you when you discover that you have been walking around with gum on your pants, supporting you through the good times and bad.

BE MINE……….with those words come responsibility that should not be taken lightly for just as you are now apart of this wonderful group of women it now becomes YOUR responsibility to be ready to make this offer to others.

BE MINE…….come with me….the best is yet to be… join my sisterhood as see…BE MINE….be my sister ……..for a sister is:

The people you can share your secrets with, cry with, laugh with, and just be yourself with. They don’t judge you or make you change. They accept you exactly as you are. They look at you and they see a great person, one they love spending time with. You all share something in common and are tied together by memories, tears, laughs & smiles. You’re tied together by love for the other. Sisterhood is the greatest thing in the world. I find my time with my sisters the best times of my life. My sisters are my heart, my soul, my fun, my laughter, my tears, my love and my life.

So come…take the invitation…BE MINE!