Monday, December 10, 2007

Had to Share This Sweet E-Mail I Recieved.

Below is an e-mail I recieved. It was too sweet to not share. I know a few of you out there are spending Christmas for the first year with out your beloved furfriends. I hope this blesses you as much as it did me.

This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a kind 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 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 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 am wherever there is love.
Love, God

18 comments:

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

Love it..
Have a Great Week.

redmaryjanes said...

Oh my word. I am overwhelmed by the kindness. How amazing. There is wonderful goodness in the world. God bless his special messenger.
And you are a wonderful mother.

Jewels of My Heart said...

That is so sweet.... I love that there are people like that in the world. I love that our beloved pets go to Heaven and we will one day see them again.

Mob said...

That is so cute. How very nice of that person to go out of their way to make a little girl feel better.

Krista said...

Oh my!!! I am sitting here crying!
How wonderful to know that there are people like that in the world!
It makes my heart smile!
My mom (also an Abby) passed away just 1 1/2 months ago, maybe she is up there playing with your Abbey!

Krista
(visiting from Journey to Baby M)

Shannon said...

I've gotta get a tissue. What a very sweet story, esp. the number of stamps it takes to get to heaven. Just beautiful.

Doris & Dan said...

Precious. Making me sniffy.

Keep smilin!

Lisa, Doug & Briana said...

I am crying...

That is the sweetest thing ever.

A Mom- In-W8ing said...

Oh Deb why’d you have to go and make me cry…

Oh well I am so glad I got to read that, it was beautiful and inspiring. Thanks for sharing!

Smiles! :o)
Nikki

Shannon said...

Mascara is running all over the place...

Shannon said...

wow

Tracey & Mike said...

What a sweet story.

OziMum said...

Oh my goodness, that is so sweet.

kerri said...

That pulled at my heart strings, that's beautiful.
My dog is almost 15, I can't bear the thought...

Abby's Mom said...

So sweet!!!!

mommy24treasures said...

oh my this made me cry, how precious...

Nadine said...

Oh that is just so lovely. It pulled on my heart strings.

Pugalicious said...

I am reading this sobbing.
My first Christmas without my Zeus.
When I unpacked his stocking along with all the other decorations, I just lost it....