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04-02-2011 01:29 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor

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 l

etter 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.



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#1 posted 04-02-2011 01:59 PM

I am all misty. There really are some beautiful people in this world.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#2 posted 04-02-2011 02:11 PM


-- Life is a one lap race.

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#3 posted 04-02-2011 02:20 PM

Man that one got to me too. Well said saddle .. there still are some good people left in this world. Thanks for sharing

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#4 posted 04-02-2011 02:33 PM

well done…....God moves people to do amazing things and I think this is one of them…...

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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#5 posted 04-02-2011 03:57 PM

Misty too. Beautiful

-- John, The Great White North

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#6 posted 04-02-2011 04:08 PM

Damn, you made me cry. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#7 posted 04-02-2011 05:04 PM

Beyond misty. Gotta go need tissues.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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#8 posted 04-02-2011 05:12 PM

What a great story! Thanks for posting!

-- Proud Supporter of Homes For Our Troops

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#9 posted 04-02-2011 05:42 PM

THIS is the most beautiful letter I have ever read !!!
How absolutely wonderful, yes, there are some beautiful people out there and may God bless them !

Tears to the eyes for sure!

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#10 posted 04-02-2011 05:58 PM

Sooo, COOL ,gotta go ,runny nose

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#11 posted 04-02-2011 06:08 PM

Yes, the tears are flowing. Such a wonderful postal employee, with such a kind heart.

-- Verna -- Indianapolis, IN

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#12 posted 04-02-2011 06:09 PM

Got me too, God is great!

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#13 posted 04-02-2011 06:17 PM

How beautiful that a wonderful person could come upon a special letter and then write a such a heartfelt reply.
There is hope for us all after all.
Thanks for posting GMman, sure made the eyes blurry.

-- Gary; Marysville, MI...Involve your children in your projects as much as possible, the return is priceless.

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#14 posted 04-02-2011 06:34 PM

No wood so it may get removed but I am glad I could share it with a few LJs, I could not help not posting it because it is so touching.

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#15 posted 04-02-2011 07:09 PM

That’s great, so cool. Great life experience. Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed hearing that.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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