Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues
Twelve-year-old Taylor Smith passed away earlier this month (January 5) due to complications when she fell ill with pneumonia. Parents, family and friends were left devastated with the loss of a child who viewed life so brightly, explains Viral Nova.
Viral Nova leaves us with a heartwarming story about the blind love, optimism and open-mindedness of a child.
Following their daughter’s tragic passing, the young girls parents discovered something that would keep their hearts and minds heavy with positive memories of their daughter. They found a series of letters left by their daughter, one of which was addressed to her future self. Chances are, after reading this sweet girls message to herself, you will want to take some time to reflect and write a letter to your future self.
Viral Nova reports that the letter was intended to be open by Taylor in 2013, but due to her passing, her parents agreed to take a look.
The letter suggests the young Whovian was wise beyond her years, and that she was a very special little girl.
Read below for a transcript of the letter as well as pictures of the letter via Viral Nova.
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?