Kate’s Quinceañera!! 15!! It is a time to celebrate beautiful, young womanhood and that precious time to prepare for the woman she wants to be and the life she wants to have!!! For Kate we chose a white dress to symbolize the meaning of her name, our wishes for her as a woman, and her preparation for entering the temple in these next years. We chose a crown to recognize and symbolize who she is—a most valuable and unique, precious daughter of God with her own important role to play here on earth. We placed jewels near her heart represent how she is our jewel and always in our hearts!! The setting of her table was in gold, a symbol of her faith and the keeping of God’s commandments—that being more precious than gold! A gift was placed at each setting symbolizing the many gifts Kate has been given (including the gospel of Jesus Christ, many talents, and a family that loves and adores her) and the many gifts she will give others as she grows to contribute in so many ways to those around her! And we had a feast, provided by her loving young women leader, Iliana, symbolizing the abundant life Kate has been given and will continue to have as she grows in truth and righteousness! Kate was showered with the love we have for her on this, her 15th birhtday! I think it was neat for her to get a glimpse, even a tiny one, of all the love that surrounds her, from some of the family that was here to family and friends around the nation, to grandparents and grandchildren even those who have moved on from this life.
(Here’s some of the scripture references for her place setting and cakes and gifts of gold: Psalms 119:127 “Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine gold.” Proverbs 16:16 “16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!” Proverbs 22:1 “A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” 1 Peter 1:7 That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:” Job 23:10 “But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.” Psalms 119:72 “The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.” Psalm 19:9,10, Proverbs 8:19, Proverbs 25:12, Proverbs 20:15, 3 Nephi 24:3, Alma 37:35, Mosiah 2:41)
And gratefully, we still have one year before she begins dating. Fewf!
Love you Kate!!! Happy Birthday!!!!
Love from, Mom and Dad xoxoxoxox o