In January of last year, I was nervous about a solo speaking engagement I was giving to a small mothers group. I had grown comfortable speaking with my husband, Todd, by my side but speaking alone was still so new to me. Thankfully, this sweet group of women quickly eased my nerves and made me feel welcome.
After my presentation, while signing books and chatting with them, I was approached by Emily, one of the moms from the audience. When she introduced herself she stood out immediately, and I knew there was something special about her - not only was she was confident, kind, and humble, she was so inspired by Taylor’s Gift Foundation that she lit up talking about it. As we said goodbye, she she wanted to stay in touch, mentioning that she worked with a national non-profit and graciously offered her guidance in anyway she could.
Of course we would meet Emily just as Todd and I were beginning to discuss how we wanted to expand and grow Taylor’s Gift. She was very gracious with her time and encouragement, and we quickly found out how well respected she was in the non-profit sector. It wasn’t long before she became someone that Todd and I turned to often, seeking direction and advice for the foundation where we needed it.