a letter from the post office

OklaMoniNovember 14, 2012

I got this email today, and want to share. I hope, no one gets their panties in a wad, over the fact, God is mentioned. Please scroll down, if you prefer not to read anything containing the word God.

We don't know who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office who understands LOVE..........................

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 that we could, so she dictated these words:

Dear God,

Will you please take care of my dog?

Abbey died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much.

I 'm 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 & Meredith, addressed it to God/Heaven.

We put our return address on it.

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'm 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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YogaLady1948

AWWWW what a special person to be so kind~~~that darling girl will remember that forever and someday 'pay it forward'

Thanks for posting~~

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 7:03PM
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terilyn

That was wonderful! Thank you for sharing.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 7:08PM
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hounds_x_two

I love this! Thank you for sharing.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 7:23PM
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workoutlady

Oh that is so sweet! There are really nice people in this world. Thanks for sharing!

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 9:52PM
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Georgysmom

I have seen this so many times and I still tear up when I read it. Thanks...my dry eyes always need some help. LOL

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 10:14PM
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petaloid

Thanks so much for sharing that -- comforting thoughts for all of us who miss our late pets.

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 11:04PM
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Sue_va

Thanks, Moni. That reminds me of a poem I learned as a youngster, I couldn't remember the author so I googled and found it.

A PLEA FOR A SINNER

Dear Mr. God, please listen,
Since I had to give him up,

Please take good care of Tippy, Sir �
He's such a little pup.

Mother says You called to him

And he just had to go,
I wonder if he misses me,

'Cause, gee, I miss him so.

I know You'll treat him awful nice.
But he's really lots of care,

And if it's rainy out-of-doors,
He'll track mud everywhere.

He'll sure get into everything,
If You leave him just a crack.

But, Mr. God, if he bothers You,
I'd be glad to have him back!

� Peter Reed

It is a sad day when we have to be careful about mentioning God, in order not to "offend" some one..

Sue

    Bookmark   November 14, 2012 at 11:20PM
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Cynic

Most likely its not real, but the sentiment is still nice.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 1:12AM
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Cynic

And it's not just about a god that gets people so offended around here so it's sad that people have to be so careful about offending people over some of the silliest things. But some are out there just to BE offended and throw their tantrums. It gives some a reason to live it seems.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 1:19AM
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hounds_x_two

Snopes says it is true.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 6:03AM
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jasdip

I saw that a while ago on Pinterest, with pictures of the little girl and the lady at the post office, so I assumed it's real.

It made me tear up then, and again now. Love this, and anything to do with animals.

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 7:40AM
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SunnyDJ

Wonderful story and so glad you posted it....AND I agree, it is too bad when you are afraid to say, God for fear of offending someone....What is this world coming to???

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 11:37AM
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joyfulguy

What a happy thought ... that the little girl who was so heart-wounded at losing her beloved dog ...

... got such a lovely letter ...

... from "dog" spelled backwards ...

... (with one letter capitalized)!

ole joyful

    Bookmark   November 15, 2012 at 2:14PM
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jannie

I believe it's true. And may doG-backwards bless that postal employee!

    Bookmark   November 16, 2012 at 6:08PM
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sandiefl

I don't know how I missed this, but I thank you for sharing it.

    Bookmark   November 19, 2012 at 11:42AM
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