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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.

She dictated and I wrote:

Dear God,

Will you please take special care of our dog, Abbey? She died yesterday and
Is in heaven. We miss her very much. We are happy that you let us have her
As our dog even though she got sick. I hope that you will play with her.

She liked to play with balls and swim before she got sick.

I am sending some pictures of her so that when you see her in heaven you
Will know she is our special dog. But I really do miss her.

Meredith Claire
P.S. Mommy wrote the words after I told them to her.

We put that in an envelope with two pictures of Abbey, and addressed it to
God in Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then
Meredith stuck some stamps on the front (because, as she said, it may take
Lots of stamps to get a letter all the way to heaven) and that afternoon I
Let her drop it into
The letter box at the post office.

For a few days, she would ask 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.
Curious, I went to look at it. It had a gold star card on
The front and said "To Meredith" in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith took it in
And opened it.

Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers, "When a Pet Dies". Taped to the inside
Front cover was the letter we had written to God, in its opened envelope
(which was marked Return to Sender: Insufficient address). On the opposite
Page, one of the pictures of Abbey was taped under the words "For Meredith"
We turned to the back cover, and there was the other picture of Abbey, and
This handwritten note on pink

Dear Meredith,

I know that you will be happy to know that Abbey arrived safely and soundly
In Heaven! Having the pictures you sent to me was such a
Big help. I recognized Abbey right away.
You know, Meredith, she isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me--just
Like she stays in your heart--young and running and playing.
Abbey loved being your dog, you know.

Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets!-- so I
Can't keep your beautiful letter. I am sending it to you with the pictures
So that you will have this book to keep and remember Abbey.

One of my angels is taking care of this for me. I hope the little book
Helps. Thank you for the beautiful letter. Thank your mother for sending it.
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 am in heaven but wherever there is love, I am there also.

God and the special angel who wrote this after God told her the words.

As a parent and a pet lover, this is one of the kindest things that I've
Ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but
There is some very kind soul working in the dead letter office. Just wanted
To share this act
Of compassion.

Blessings of love, peace, health & happiness!

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What a wonderfull, and great story! .. tears are rolling right now! :'( :angel:
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