Wendy Taylor, author of Undefeated A War Widow's Story of Faith and Survival

Announcing Our 2017 Featured Speaker

Our featured speaker at this year’s “Join Us at the Table” event is Wendy Taylor.

On July 22, 1986 Wendy Taylor became a soldier’s wife.  She wasn’t even twenty years old yet, and neither was he. For the next two decades, Wendy remained a soldier’s wife. Through basic training, deployments, and promotions, she was by his side; sometimes physically and sometimes emotionally. Being a soldier’s wife was not easy.  Every time he left she ached for him, but never imagined the ache would become a permanent fixture in her life.

On January 20, 2007 Wendy became a soldier’s widow and a member of the Gold Star Family – an exclusive family no one wants to be a part of. Her husband, Major Michael Taylor, was killed when his Blackhawk helicopter was shot down by enemy fire.

Wendy has written a book entitled, “Undefeated: A War Widow’s Story of Faith and Survival.” It is honest, sometimes heart breaking, but always hopeful, story of survival in the wake of life-changing loss. It is her how-to guide on how she remained “Undefeated.” The book will be available soon.

Click here to read the interview with Wendy in this month’s Celebrate Magazine. Wendy will also be appearing on KNWA Today on Wednesday, August 9th at 5:30 am and 7:00 am.

Beth Hickman

Beth is a local dance instructor who founded Home For Dinner after she was inspired by her father's military service during WWII. What began as regular volunteering at the VA became more as she sought a simple way to show gratitude to the men and women of the US Armed Forces who have served and continue to serve today.

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