Sunday, August 28, 2011

Letter to God Gets Response

I receive uplifting emails on a daily basis from friends and family members.  Before posting my favorite messages, I verify the stories with  The following message is a tear jerker and it's true, according to snopes.  Get your Kleenex....

Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month.

The day after she passed away my 4-year-old daughter
Meredith was crying and talking about how much she
missed Abbey. She asked if we could write a letter to
God so that when Abbey got to heaven,
God would recognize her. I told her that I thought we
could so, and she dictated these words:

Dear God,
Will you please take care of my dog? She died yesterday
and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I am
happy that you let me have her as my dog even though
she got sick. I hope you will play with her. She likes to
swim and play with balls. I am sending a picture of her
so when you see her you will know that she is my dog.
I really miss her.
Love, Meredith

We put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey
and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our
return address on it. Then Meredith pasted several stamps
on the front of the envelope because she said it would
take lots of stamps to get the letter all the way to heaven.
That afternoon she dropped it into the letter box at the post office.
A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet.
I told her that I thought He had.

Yesterday, there was a package wrapped in gold paper on
our front porch addressed, 'To Meredith' in an unfamiliar hand.
Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called,
'When a Pet Dies.' Taped to the inside front cover was the letter
we had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite
page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note: 

Dear Meredith,
Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a
big help and I recognized her right away. Abbey isn't sick
anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart.
Abbey loved being your dog. Since we don't need our bodies in heaven,
I don't have any pockets to keep your picture in so I am sending it back
to you in this little book for you to keep and have something to
remember Abbey by. Thank you for the beautiful letter and thank
your mother for helping you write it and sending it to me. What a
wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you very much.
By the way, I'm easy to find. I am wherever there is love.


Here is the link to check the facts of this story.  Kudos to the postal worker who comforted the little girl.

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