The parents of this girl were crushed when their 12-year-old daughter Taylor died in January 2015. She was creative, intelligent child who knew the true value.
Mourners Tim and Mary Ellen Smith began sorting things that belonged to Taylor. This happened at the moment when they found a letter addressed to herself that she should have opened in 2023.
Her parents were shocked, as their daughter wrote a letter to herself, and the way in which she wrote that letter. After reading a letter from his daughter felt the strange being. Her words from the letter were shared with their family, and later with the whole world.
On 5th January 2014 Taylor died suddenly when she was only 12 years old as a result of complications due to pneumonia. She lived with her family in Johnson City, Tennessee.
The letter had all the characteristics of an important document, in addition to children’s handwriting one 12-year-old girl.
A flood of emotion and curiosity could not stop her parents to open the letter. They were impressed with the amazing message that the girl wrote her future self.
Here is the transcription of the letter:
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.