This was on another forum, but I had to share it.....
U. S.POSTAL SERVICE STORY
Our dog, Abbey, died August 23, and the day after Abbey died, my 4 year old,
Meredith, was SO upset. She wanted to write a letter to God so that He would
recognize Abbey in heaven. She told me what to write, and I did.
Then she put 2 pictures of Abbey in the envelope. We addressed it to God in
Heaven, put two stamps on it because, as she said, it could be a long way to
heaven. We put our return address on it, and I let her put it in the drop
box at the post office that afternoon. She was absolutely sure that letter
would get to heaven, and I wasn't about to disillusion her.
So today we took the kids to the museum in Austin, and when we came home,
there was a package wrapped in gold on our front porch. It was addressed to
Meredith. So... she took it inside and opened it. Inside was a book, When
Your Pet Dies by Mr. Rogers (Fred Rogers).
Inside the front cover was the letter we had written to God, in its opened
envelope. On the opposite page was one of the pictures of Abbey taped on
the page. On the back page was the other picture of Abbey, and this
handwritten note on pink paper:
"Dear Meredith, I know that you will be happy to find out that Abbey arrived
safely and soundly in heaven. Having the pictures you sent to Me was a big
help! I recognized Abbey right away! You know, Meredith, she isn't sick
anymore. Her spirit is here with Me, just like it stays in your heart...
young and running and playing. Abbey loved being your dog, you know.
Since we don't need our bodies in he aven, I don't have any pockets to keep
things in. So... I am sending you your beautiful letter back with the
pictures so that you will have this little memory book to keep. One of My
angels is taking care of this for Me. I hope this little book will help.
Thank you for your beautiful letter. Thank your mother for sending it.
What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her especially for you.
This is a true story, I love that we have angels among us, some of them
even work at the Post Office!
He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.
What a heartwarming story.
That is a beautiful story.
Penny from Sunny Southern California
all I can say is WOW. This board is sure bringing on the tears today.
Oh man you guys are killin' me today..... wrong time of the month for this, if you know what I mean!! :'(
Baloo - 5 year old black lab
Peanut - 7 year old minpin
Monster - 3-ish year old frenchie/jack, rescue