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Subject: a letter to GOD..
Date Posted: 4/21/2008 9:20 PM ET
Member Since: 3/19/2008
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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. 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 heav en, 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 ble ssings every day and remember that I love you very much.

By the way, I'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 9:24 PM ET
Member Since: 11/27/2006
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I think that is one of the most touching things I have read on this site. Thank you for sharing that.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 9:39 PM ET
Member Since: 2/2/2006
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You know what's cool about it, too, is that it's a true story, according to Snopes. Some kind soul in the dead letter office in ... San Antonio maybe? ... took the time to read and respond to the little girl's letter.

Date Posted: 4/21/2008 9:40 PM ET
Member Since: 10/25/2006
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This made me cry (my mom passed away Tuesday)

Sue L. (slev415) - ,
Date Posted: 4/22/2008 1:46 PM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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WOW  see the world is not so bad after all.....  it reminds me of that movie with Greg Kinnear where he is sentences to work intehpostoffice and takes it upon himself to start answwering letters to God. Tehn all teh people whowork with him start helping.. wish I could remember the name of  it  IMDB here i caome...

Sue L. (slev415) - ,
Date Posted: 4/22/2008 1:47 PM ET
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DUH   it was Dear God  that makes so much sense now

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 5:27 PM ET
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Tears in my eyes...thanks for sharing!

So sorry for your loss, Donna.  My prayers are with you and your family.

Date Posted: 4/22/2008 7:53 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2006
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Now that's truly a HIDDEN GEM!  Whomever wrote the letter will never be known publicly.  But it affirms the goodness in mankind.  I'm going to remember this story when I hear the next news report about any terrible, hurtful, evil act.