Tuesday, May 8, 2012

remember to smile. always.

It's been about a week since I've blogged. I've had a really rough week. One of my best friends/sorority sister, Sydney Sloan, passed away last Wednesday. I drove to Knoxville for her candlelight vigil which was both heartbreaking and amazing at the same time. To see all those people there for Syd was beautiful. She truly was the definition of life. She always wore a smile and always had the best advice. As gorgeous as she was on the outside, she was twice as beautiful on the inside. She recently returned from Camp Koinonia, a camp for special needs children, where she spent a week working with the kids. I could go on and on with all the memories I have of her but I'll just share a few.

This is one of the first times I ever hung out with Sydney.
Lambda Chi Watermelon Bust 2009

Ignore the brown hair haha
Sigma Kappa Spring Formal 2010

All 3 of these are from Summer 2010 :] Best. Summer. Ever.

I will forever remember this philanthropy event. Called to standards for drinking hahaha
Sigma Kapture the Flag 2010

The result of "pregaming" HOURS before the football game. #drinkdrankdrunk

One of our MANY nights out.
July 2011

I have tons more but I'll stop there. I love you sweet girl and I will always remember to smile even when times are tough because that's what you taught me. Rest in Peace Sydney Rae.

She loved this song & wanted it sang at her last Preference party during recruitment. It couldn't be more perfect. It gives me chills.


  1. This brought tears to me eyes! I'm so sorry and I will be praying for you & her family. What a beautiful young lady!

    1. Thank you sweet girl. It's been really hard but I know she wouldn't want us to be sad. I enjoy looking back through the pictures and remembering all the crazy things she used to say & do :]