On Thanksgiving weekend I was invited to participate in a beautiful Hispanic tradition for the Rolando Hinojosa family, the Quincenera for their daughter Marissa. It was a beautiful ceremony featuring Marissa’s faith and devotion to Christ and her family and friends love and devotion to her. Yesterday the local newspaper carried a feature article about it in the Sunday paper. Pretty cool, eh?
For years I have labored to teach families to take care to watch over their daughters and protect them morally–to guide them spiritually. The Hinojosa family is doing this is a beautiful way. At the fiesta there was a traditional dance. Growin’ up Baptist, I’m not real experienced at that, but this was honorable and pure. I found a tear in the corner of my eye a number of times through the day. It was a joyful, beautiful day. I even missed a chunk of the Ohio State-Michigan game to be a part of it, so you know it was big-time.
Hope and I attended together. It was a very pure and beautiful, a Christ-exalting celebration, which left me a little jealous that I was not Hispanic.
Here is the article with photos and videos.