Parents Tim and Mary Smith lost their daughter, Taylor, to pneumonia when their little girl was just 12-years-old. One day soon after her death, her grieving parents were in her bedroom reliving memories of their little girl when they noticed a mysterious letter hidden away.
Taylor had written a letter to her future self on April 13, 2013, and sealed the note writing that it was to be opened on April 13, 2023. Taylor would have been 22-years-old.
Little Taylor had big plans for her future. She wanted to go to college, travel outside the country, watch several episodes of Dr. Who and most importantly, keep God in her life. Sadly, she didn’t get to live out her dreams.
The envelope she kept her letter in looked like an official document, like it contained something important. As it turns out, the letter, was pretty important.
Taylor’s parents decided to post the letter online, in the hopes that it would give others some solace.
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.
Sincerely, Taylor Smith
Mrs Smith said, “I can’t physically resurrect her, I can’t bring her back, but
I’m so grateful people have been inspired by her story.”
These are truly beautiful words written by an incredible little girl who was taken away from her family too soon! We hope Taylor’s letter inspires you today.