Nicole and I are sharing a car right now because hers is broken. Nicole buys feeding center groceries on Friday and was going to pick up the cake and get it to the school.
Thursday afternoon, Karen, Elena and I received pretty invitations to an quinceañera for Rosy at 10:00 on Friday. I discovered it was for the whole school, not just Rosy's class. I have become quite good at changing plans and rolling with the flow. Nicole and I were at PriceSmart when it opened at 10:00. I grabbed the cake she ordered and chose one more that had no writing on it. Nicole dropped me and the cakes off at the school at 10:30.
I was so glad they waited on me to get there before they started the party. This was a huge deal and it was a complete surprise for Rosy. I walked up stairs to the room where the party was being held. Both sides of the stairs were lined with boys holding flowers which were to be given to Rosy.
I could see her in the courtyard and was able to get my camera ready and shoot as she entered the room.One of the teachers had brought a dress for her to wear. Her hair had been done and someone had put a little makeup on her. She was beautiful. She was radiant.
Rosy was asked to say something. She said she was very excited and surprised. Happy tears welled up in her eyes, but she never let a single tear fall from her eyes.
It was then told that Rosy was the first girl in school to turn 15 and they were making this special for her.
The entire room was decorated for Rosy.
Each of the teachers said something about her. One said something about how tranquil she had become. We all laughed because we all remembered the days she was no where near tranquil.
A few of the male teachers and boys danced with her.
Her dress was flowing. The teachers had her sit down on the floor. They spread the dress around her and then placed all the presents on her dress.
There were many group pictures. Many, many group pictures.
Rosy was so beautiful. I just could not stop taking pictures of her.
Elena showed up at the end of the party and asked if she and Rosy could ride home with me. I told her I was waiting on Nicole and Nicole still had more errands to do. Elena said they would just ride the bus. I waited an hour on Nicole and then we had to go to the feeding center to unload the groceries. When I finally arrived at home, Rosy was anxiously waiting for me. I had all the presents. She showed everyone what she got.
She asked to see the pictures. We came to the house and looked at all the pictures on the computer. She was happy.
Yesterday was Nohemy's birthday, too. Rosy shared some of her presents with Nohemy. She has become a beautiful young lady, hasn't she?
I was extremely honored to be included in this special day.