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How It All Began

A couple of years ago, I was at church for a VBS meeting and Rebecca, whom I had only casually met once or twice, asked if I could give her a ride home. Her husband had taken their kids home since Sam, one at the time, needed a nap. “Sure!” I said, already confident this girl with no fear would become one of my people.

An easy conversation in the car led to play dates at the library with our youngest children, boys only two weeks apart.

At the end of one such occasion, hoping to gain a customer in this busy Mom, I told Rebecca that I had been dreaming of starting a casserole business and was going to start making some for family and friends to see if the demand was as I hoped.

“I want to do that with you!” she said, excitedly. “I used to buy dinners to-go like that in Birmingham all the time.”

“Well, OK then…let’s talk!”

We were so excited to put our heads together that we met at my house to brainstorm later that afternoon. My son, Dodge, locked himself in a room, but it was otherwise a very successful meeting.

I believe in dreaming big, setting goals, writing them down, and making them happen. For this adventure, they’re contained in my little yellow notebook that reminds me “anything is possible.”

Not long after that meeting, I wrote down in that notebook a goal to have a storefront by 2018. With a lot of groceries, hard work, belief, and confidence- our dream is coming true.

Rebecca and I have become like family; our children think they have new cousins! This type of community and love is what we hope to carry over to the atmosphere at GK. Everyone will be family, customers too, and we can hardly wait.

Sincerely,

Taylor

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