Sunday, September 20, 2009

Letter from God

Ok, this was sent to me in an e-mail. I don't care if it's an urban myth, it's just too cute! It reminds me of that movie a long time ago "Dear God", where the people in the post office started answering and fulfilling requests from kids in the "dead letter file". If you haven't seen it, it's a cute movie...

It is not known 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 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'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.


Now c'mon, that's cute, right? LOL


  1. Yes! that is sooo cute. thank you

  2. AAAWWWW .... You just really like making me cry don't you?

  3. dear, i love this post... it's so real and so moving...
    wish you a great week.

  4. No words other than YOU are precious...

    What a beautiful and loving act.

    God bless you!


  5. So sweet! I am not looking forward to the basketcase I will morph into when I lose one of my dogs. My husband will have to try this trick, haha!

  6. I was so touched by the story and just had to share! I'm glad you all liked it. I just know my dog "Princess" I had when I was a little girl is waiting for me in heaven. Yes! There WILL be animals in heaven!!!!! (smile)

  7. Such a great post! Amazing that someone took the time to respond in this manner.

    Stoping by from SITS!

  8. okay this is my first visit .... and thanks for making me CRY!! sheesh! Thanks for stopping by Shaking the Tree..

  9. That is just too cute!! Makes me all teary eyed. Someone at the Post Office has a really big heart! Bless them.

  10. Oh - the reason I came to your blog! I saw your post on mine about the "Christmas Decoration/Ornament Swap" and that you wanted to play!! Please do!! Would love to have you join.

  11. I hope it's true! By the way, when our cat died, I got that Mr Rogers book from the library for our older daughter, who was about four at the time, and I was struck by what a great, sensitive, book it is. It can be used by kids of a wide age range. I love the pictures, too. They show a dad digging a grave, etc. Anyway, urban legend or not, I do hope just like you that some sweet soul is working at the post office.

    Thanks so much for swinging by my blog on my Sits Day last week:-)

  12. What a sweet thing for "someone" to do for your sweet daughter.
    What a great story!


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