“This is not your practice life.” ~ Unknown
Remember I said Connor and Corinne’s shower wasn’t ordinary? It was coordinated by Martha Barnes, that’s why. I’ve been to two or three (I’ve lost count) showers Martha has spearheaded, and let me tell you, the invitation might say “shower,” but really, they’re super awesome parties with incredible food, fun games, and Martha. She manages to think of everything down to the smallest detail. The food is always spectacular; the games hilarious. She’s attentive to every guest’s need with a smile and warm heart. **Clarification: I got a note from Martha thanking me for this post, but she said she only coordinated the games. The shower was hosted by Connor’s sister, Taylor Barnes-Gilbert. In highlighting Martha I certainly did not mean to diminish Taylor’s role because she’s equally as awesome (and slated for a future post). Hostess or not, I maintain everything I said about Martha because 1. it’s all true and 2. whom better to learn cool shower etiquette from than Martha? And now, I return you to the original post.** If you don’t believe me that Martha is all that, maybe you’ll believe Notre Dame Academy who, just last week, awarded Martha and her twin sister, Amy, the 2018 Women Making a Difference Award for their service to family and community. Martha is tirelessly active in her world, and we are the recipients of her efforts. I’m honored to know Martha, and I’m so proud of her.