non-fitness related, but this is definitely a part of le. i give God all the glory and praise for allowing me to be apart of such an illustrious, historical, organization of exceptional, talented women.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated! #21 ;)
we are the ladies of 'AKAtch 22'.
God has blessed and enabled me along with 21 other ladies to give our time, our efforts, and our service to this respected organization. to be able contribute to and continue this historical legacy is an honor i don't take for granted. i love these ladies and look forward to a lifetime of sisterhood with them.
enjoy these highlight photos from a very, very special day in my life.
gifts, gift, and mo gifts from the celebratory brunch held for us at the end of this past June 30th, 2013.
i heard my name, so out i came!
one by one we entered into the main ballroom as new initiates for all of our friends, family, and new Sorors to see.
Sorors Tiffany, Ijeoma, and Dami. my special day would not have been the same without these ladies and i'm excited to be able to call them Sorors. thanks for the photo, Tiff ;)
this guy right here... i've been waiting a looong time to show my hubby some SKEE-PHI love! Sonny made it back from his 4th Musclemania bodybuilding show in Miami that same morning, just in time. i sure did want to go to Miami with him though, not even kidding :shocked:
and then i got the surprise of my life - THIS guy came aaaaaall the way from Afghanistan to celebrate with me and see the fam! he has been overseas working since the beginning of the year and we have missed him terribly. he's my only sibling and we are super close so i was pretty dang happy to see him. cue the ugly-cry-face.
posing and celebrating with the beautiful sister Sorors Brandi and Shalonda just before AKAtch 22 made our grand entrance. excuse my raccoon eyes from crying my face off all morning.
i look up to and admire my mentor, Soror Brandi, tremendously. this woman is always on point. ALWAYS!
making memories with a dear friend of mine and 21 klub, Tiffany. thank you for..... simply everything.
my girl Andonnia and i! my sister for life. i was honored to be able to share that day with her.
Chiso had noooooo idea what was going on,
but his little confused face was priceless.
there might not be any fitness up in this post, but i couldn't get away with mentioning food.
Matthew caught me finally sitting down after it was all over to EAT!! i told him to tell those waiters to NOT touch my plate cause i was coming back. and boy did i. i had one of everything from the humongous buffet, dessert included. #allout
i loved all my gifts...but this one touched my heart sincerely and means so much to me.
just a quick snippet - the journey really is just beginning...
thank you to my precious FAMILY & FRIENDS for supporting me in countless ways throughout my entire journey. my heart is completely full of gratitude for each of you!!! to my dear Aunt Hazel and Godmother whose role was pivotal in my journey to AKA...i love and appreciate you. i thank my loving mother and Soror Andrea for joining me at my ceremony table as well and for their incredible support.
thank you for reading!