12-Year-Old Dies Unexpectedly, Leaves Amazing Letter to Her Adult Self By Beth Greenfield, Shine Staff | Parenting – Fri, Jan 10, 2014 2:16 PM EST
Sometimes sources of comfort can come from the most unexpected places. At least that’s been the case for a grieving mom and dad in Tennessee whose 12-year-old daughter died of pneumonia on Jan. 5. Just days after Taylor Smith’s death, her parents found a sealed envelope containing a letter Taylor had written
to her 22-year-old self — and its sunny, wise-beyond-her-years prose appears to be a consolation to her parents.
“To be opened by Taylor Smith on April 13, 2023 only unless said otherwise,” Taylor had printed on the envelope of the letter, written in April 2013, according to WJHL
“Sorry, baby, we opened it,” her father, Tim, told the television station, before reading it aloud with a sometimes-quavering voice. “Dear Taylor, how's life? Life is pretty simple 10 years in your past. I know I'm late for you, but as I'm writing this early, so: congratulations on graduating high school! If you didn't, go back and keep trying. Get that degree! … Do you have your own place yet? If we're in college, what are we majoring in? Right now I wanna be a lawyer.” The letter also addresses the importance of prayer and religious missions (she was, like her family, a devout Christian), Dollywood, her iPad (with a drawing of it attached) and the show “Dr. Who.”
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