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    I got this email from a friend this morning. I just thought it was so sweet and wanted to share with you all. I have no idea who the writer is.
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    "Some of you may know that our 14 year old dog, Abbey, died last month (8/23) 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 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.

    Love,
    Meredith Claire
    ps: Mommy wrote the words after Mer told them to her

    We put that in an envelope with 2 pictures of Abbey, and addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it. Then Mer 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, for Labor Day, we took the kids to Austin to a natural history museum. When we got back, 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: Mer" 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 paper
    "Dear Mer,
    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.

    Love,
    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.
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    OMG! I am sitting here with tears running down my cheeks. I have so much respect for the person that did that for you and your daughter . There are some nice people left in this world. Whoever it was took time out of his/her life to help ease the pain of a child. Wonderful.
    don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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    • #3
      Just a little reminder that I'm not the one who experienced that lovely act of kindness. I don't know who wrote that story, but it made me cry, too.
      Last edited by Terry; 01-18-07, 02:34 PM. Reason: left out word!

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      • #4
        oops! I completely missed the first statement that it wasn't about you. Well, I'm glad you didnt lose your pet. It is still a wonderful story, and so heartwarming..
        don't find yourself up a creek without a poodle.

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        • #5
          I got this too today from the owner of the grooming school that I went to
          I cried the whole time I read it
          That is the most wonderful thing that someone could have done
          "Whoever Said That Money Can't Buy Happiness Forgot About Puppies"
          Nancy

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          • #6
            What a heartwarming story. It's so nice to know that there are such kind and caring people out there. What an amazing person to take the time to send something so special to a little girl.

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            • #7
              Terry,
              Thank you so much for sharing that story! It warmed my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I sure hope God blesses that postal worker tenfold for such an amazing gesture of kindness and compassion!
              Sheri B.

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              • #8
                What an awesome thing to have happen... It is a Great feeling knowing that there is kind and compassionate people out there...God Bless the person who took the time out to make a little girl feel comfort at such a terrible time... Thanks for sharing... Tammy~

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                • #9
                  That is so very beautiful. It really makes you smile and feel at ease for are pets that have passed on.

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                  • #10
                    I was so touched by this story I copied it and sent it to my friends and church family. Thanks for sharing it (even if it didn't happen to you). It is a lovely story!
                    SheilaB from SC

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                    • #11
                      omg, I am sitting here crying. Good thing my husband is in bed, lol, otherwise I would be getting teased, lol. That is just amazing. There are so many good people out there and they dont get heard about enough. God will bless this person so much!! When I worked at a vets office a little girl had us put a note with her cat when it had to be put down, and of course we read it, and all of us, the vet included were sitting in the back tech room bawling. It was just so amazing. No wonder Jesus wanted kids around. They are so honest and unhindered in what they feel and say and think.

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                      • #12
                        How ABSOLUTELY LOVELY! If more people would do this small act of kindness what a lovely place this would be:-)

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