Taylor Smith, një vajze 12-vjecare nga Johnson City, Tennessee, ndërroi jetë më 5 janar 2014 nga një fillim i papritur i pneumonisë. Pavarësisht kësaj tragjedie, Taylor ishte një vajzë e veçantë e vogël, optimiste dhe e gëzuar. Kjo u be e qarte edhe nga nje leter qe prinderit e saj gjeten rastesisht.
Prinderit e Taylor, Tim dhe Mary Ellen Smith, teksa po sistemonin sendet e saj, gjetën një letër të shkruar në prill 2013 për veten e saj të ardhshme më 13 prill, 2023. Letra nuk duhet te hapej deri në atë datë, por duke qene se ajo nuk rronte me, ata ishin kurioz se çfarë ajo kishte shkruar.
Transkriptimi i letres:
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.