Heart to Heart hosts baby shower aboard Camp Pendleton

Military spouse Karley Ward and LCpl Sophia Martinez hold handcrafted baby blankets made by Fallbrook resident Nell Heard, a.k.a. Auntie Nell, at the Heart to Heart Baby Shower aboard Camp Pendleton.

CAMP PENDLETON – On Sept. 17, Heart to Heart, along with members of the congregation of Marine Memorial Chapel-Camp Pendleton, sponsored a baby shower for two pregnant military women, LCpl Sophia Martinez and military spouse Karley Ward.

This is the first child for both ladies, and both are expecting baby girls. The event was held in the banquet room at Fratelli’s Italian Kitchen in Oceanside. The banquet room was beautifully decorated by Heart to Heart volunteers, and 18 adults and two children were in attendance.

The highlight of the event was watching the ladies open their many beautiful gifts. Each lady received gift cards, car seat stroller combos, bouncers, swings, 400 diapers, an array of baby clothes, baby blankets, burp clothes, bibs, baby lotions, oils, wipes, baby medicines, hand bags, hand painted scarves, and two children’s books and note cards by Fallbrook resident and author, Renee Barnes.

They were also thrilled to receive beautifully handcrafted baby blankets from Fallbrook resident Nell Heard, a.k.a. “Auntie Nell,” who has so generously supported Heart to Heart over the last eight years, as well as her church and so many others in the community.

The food, fun, and fellowship was outstanding and a huge blessing for all.

Heart to Heart president Mary Young said, “We pray that Sophia and Karley will have quick and easy births and healthy babies. We are so thankful to the local organizations and friends of Heart to Heart for their generous cash donations that help to make this event possible.”

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