Taylor Smith was only 12 when she suddenly came down with a powerful pneumonia attack. Unfortunately, the illness was too strong and she passed away after a short battle. During this difficult time, her parents wept and grieved her passing…
One day, her parents decided to walk around her room to relive memories of her when they suddenly stumbled upon a letter that was hidden away. They had never noticed it before and as they got closer, they noticed something strange. It was Taylor’s handwriting but the letter was addressed to herself.
Taylor had written a letter to her future self. However, seeing as Taylor had passed, her parents were curious as to what she had written, and took this as an opportunity to experience just how creative, optimistic and joyful their daughter truly was.
This is the letter, along with the transcript in text below the picture.
How’s life? Life is pretty simple right now (10 years in your past). I know I’m late for you, but as I’m writing, this is early, so; congratulations on graduating high school! If you didn’t go back and keep trying. Get that degree! Are you (we) in college? If not, I understand. We do have pretty good reasoning, after all.
Don’t forget, it’s Allana’s 11th birthday today! Sheesh, 11 already? In my time, she just turned 1! I didn’t get to go to that party though, because I was in Cranks, Kentucky for my first mission trip. I’ve only been back for 6 days!
Speaking of, how’s your relationship with GOD? Have you prayed, worshipped, read the bible, or gone to serve the lord recently? If not, get up and do so NOW! I don’t care what point in our life we’re in right now, do it! He was mocked, beaten, tortured, and crucified for you! A sinless man, who never did you or any other person any wrong!
Now, have you gone on any more mission trips? Have you been out of the country yet? How about on a plane?
Is Doctor Who still on the air? If not, what regeneration did they end it with? You should go watch some Doctor Who! Later though, you gotta finish reading your own words of wisdom!
Do you have your own place yet? If we’re in college, what are we majoring in? Right now, I wanna be a lawyer.
Have you been to Dollywood recently? Right now, their newest attraction is the Wild Eagle. It’s so fun!
Also I think I’m going to sell my iPad and buy an iPad mini, Don’t forget to tell your kids that we’re older than the tablet! Attached I also have a drawing of an iPad, so you can show them.
Well, I think that’s all. But remember, it’s been 10 years since I wrote this. Stuff has happened, good and bad.
That’s just how life works, and you have to go with it.
This is one of the most bittersweet things I’ve ever read. Taylor’s parents wept as they were able to experience one more memory and one more smile from their daughter. Life is precious, please treasure it. Tell those that you love that you love them today.
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