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Parents Uncover Heartwarming Letter From Deceased Daughter

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A Tennessee family grieving over their young daughter's unexpected death finds comfort in a letter.

Taylor Smith's parents found a letter tucked away in their daughter's room. It was written by the 12 year old Taylor and addressed to her future 22 year old self.

Taylor passed away unexpectedly from complications from pneumonia.

Her father says his daughter's positivity in the letter is what's helping him through the pain.

"Initially its shock and waves of depression, and hoping that it's not real, and hoping that every time you take a nap or go to sleep you find out it wasn't real," rationalizes Smith.

"If it's God's time, it's God's time, and he loved her more than we could ever love her. So much so that he said 'come on," says Smith.

Smith continues, "A lot of people are probably wondering why it's so easy for a father who just lost his daughter to say something like that, to not curse God, to not hate God, the only thing I can say is that right now it's easy for me to trust god because my baby girl trusted him."

"She showed me how God loves. She didn't see anything on the exterior she only saw the inside and what was best about you. I'm more determined now to find what God's will is, and right now you're even seeing a glimpse of what God's will is. All the people that are being touched by what's going on, you know if even that changes the course of someone's life I know Taylor would say it's worth it."

"To be opened by Taylor Smith on April 13, 2023 only unless said otherwise," Smith reads.

"Dear Taylor, how's life? Life is pretty simple 10 years in your past, I know I'm late for you, but 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 want to be a lawyer. 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."

Taylor's mother's co-workers helped raise money to cover the cost for the funeral.

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