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Old 05-30-2012, 09:37 PM   #1
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Thought I'd share this

I got this e-mail today from a friend and thought it was worth while to pass on.

We don't know 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 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.

Love,

God


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Old 05-30-2012, 09:48 PM   #2
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That is a beautiful, heartwarming story !! It renews your faith in mankind, doesn't it ? Please forward this to Meredith and tell her that Fred ( the dog ) sends her a hug from Tennessee ??
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Thank you for sharing your story....
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That is so sweet. What a precious little girl. And, uh. What God said about Mom.
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These kinds of stories are nice and often more fantasy than fact. Certainly they are rooted out of good intentions so no one should be offended.

HOWEVER....this is a true story.

snopes.com: Letter from God about Abbey (Dead Dog)

Some things are just too good to be true but they are true anyway.
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I got this e-mail today from a friend and thought it was worth while to pass on.

We don't know 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 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.

Love,

God

You made my day thank you.
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Wow, nice story!!
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Wow! What a heart warming story. Thanks for sharing. Don't care if it's real or a made up story, taking it for it's face value and it's very nice.
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There are a lot of good folks outb there, and they show up when you least expect it.
This letter made my day also.
Thanks for posting it.
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Great story, brought a tear to the eye.
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Great story, brought a tear to the eye.
Ditto! Very touching.
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These kinds of stories are nice and often more fantasy than fact. Certainly they are rooted out of good intentions so no one should be offended.

HOWEVER....this is a true story.

snopes.com: Letter from God about Abbey (Dead Dog)

Some things are just too good to be true but they are true anyway.
Just looked it up too.... then saw your post ...some of us just have to know the truth....it is a nice story.... D
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Nice story. Very nice.
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