Wednesday, April 13, 2011

I read this and my heart melted.

This was an email I got yesterday but it was so touching I had to repost it here.

It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US postal service.


Our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month. The day after she died, 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 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 play with balls and to swim. 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. I recognized Abbey 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.

Love,
God 

Don't say you're too busy to forward this.  Don't you know the phrase 'stop and smell the roses'?

20 comments:

Chrissy said...

How unbelievably wonderful!! What a sweet idea with the letter to God! What a caring little girl!
And what a thoughtful gesture, sending her that book and that sweet letter!
This totally made me cry...we lost our family dog 7 weeks ago and we all miss her so much!
Thank you so much for sharing this!!

Jocelyn said...

I don't know who wouldn't cry at this story!

Thank you for posting, it's always awesome to see that there are still people like that in this world.

:)

HISdaughter said...

That is so sweet! Thanks for sharing that :)

Kate Weber said...

That is so sweet! I think I would really like to have that job just so I could do sweet things like this for other people.

Jennifer Fabulous said...

What a sweet post! It's nice to know there is still some love and kindness in this world. <3

Dancing Branflake said...

Oh my! So sweet and so incredibly beautiful. Thank you for sharing. What a kind soul whoever it is.

Bathwater said...

That was nicely done.

Krystal said...

awww, that is too precious!

ofarealy said...

Awww! That made me cry! So sweet, that's nice that someone did that!

Ashley said...

Love this! A LOT!!!!

Rachael said...

Oh my gosh that was so sweet!

Chrissy said...

Wierd, I had left a comment this morning and now it's not here...
What a wonderful story!! Totally teared me up...such a thoughtful little girl and such a great gesture of sending her that package!! xxx

Sheri said...

Ohhhh that is so sweet!

*Simply Colette* said...

Made me cry too. Thanks a lot :)

Jennifer said...

I can't remember where I saw it last, but I did think it was sweet. :)

Lady Grey said...

this is one of the sweetest stories I've ever heard!
So unbelievably sweet!
xo

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Ohhh, that is one heartwarming post! You are so lucky to have such a sweet and thoughtful daughter. It was even more touching when someone replied to her letter.

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Kris said...

Oh wow. What a story! I have no words right now but know I will be thinking about it all night! Pets are so special.

Shopgirl said...

What a wonderful story. I just discovered your blog, I am hoping to read more stories soon.

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Audrey Allure said...

Aw that is such a sweet story! & so sweet of that person to send her the book and a response letter :)

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