Mom Texts Dead Son to Cope with Grief and, to Her Surprise, Gets a Text Back
In May 2015, Taylor Thyfault was doing a ride-along as a Colorado state trooper in training. When a speeding driver did not stop for stop sticks, he hit the car Taylor was in. Taylor died instantly.
When Taylor’s mom heard the news, she was in disbelief. How could this happen? She had just been texting her son earlier that morning.Advertisement
Not wanting to stop their conversation, Taylor’s mom continued texting him for days, weeks and months after his death. She sent texts randomly thoughtout the day, things like, “I love you,” or “I miss you” or “Please come see me.” But she never got a response. Until one day that she did.
The text she received read, “You are texting Sargeant Kell Hulsey of the Greeley Police Department.” As it turns out, Sargeant Hulsey had just gotten a new phone and a new number — which was Taylor’s old number. Both Taylor’s mom and Sargeant Hulsey took this as a sign. God had given Sargeant Hulsey Taylor’s old number as a reminder that he was doing exactly what Taylor had wanted to do. Sargeant Hulsey says it’s like he always has a little angel in his pocket now.
Many people say that nothing happens by chance. Everything is God’s plan. This is one story in which God’s plan is hard to ignore.