Grieving Mom Forms A New Friendship After Sending Text Messages To Son Who Passed!
Posted by GreaterGoodness
Colorado mom Carole Adler was extremely proud and very close to her 21-year-old son Taylor Thyfault. They worked out together, met for coffee every week, and kept in touch by texting every day.
His mom was the last person Thyfault texted before he was killed trying to stop a driver in a high-speed police chase.Thyfault, who was a trainee with the Colorado State Patrol, was at the side of Colorado’s Highway 66 on a crash investigation when he and his partner got word of the high-speed chase coming their way. They deployed stop sticks to stop the driver, and Thyfault warned the tow truck driver on the scene to get out of the way. The tow truck driver claims that saved his life. Thyfault wasn’t so lucky. The high-speed driver crashed into Thyfault and his partner, and Thyfault was killed at the scene.
Adler was devastated at the loss of her son. She continued to text him as an outlet for her emotions. A few weeks after Thyfault’s death, she was shocked to receive a reply.
Thyfault’s phone number had been passed on to a new subscriber. Kell Hulsey, a sergeant with the Greeley Police Department, had been given Thyfault’s old number. At first, he just ignored the texts he was getting, but when a particularly emotional one showed up on his screen, he felt he had to respond. He let Adler know her texts weren’t being received by the person she was sending them to. That’s when he learned Thyfault’s story.
Hulsey offered to change his number, but Adler said he didn’t have to do that. The two have continued to text, and Hulsey has been inspired in his work by Thyfault’s story.
Learning about real-life acts of good will and sacrifice, such as that of Taylor Thyfault and his mother, can help inspire us to reach our goals.