Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Letter


I found this story and  just had to share it with you all today.  It touched my heart... 
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 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.

Love, God


  1. Nice story. I hope it is true, because it goes to show that there are some wonderful people in this world.

  2. Brought a tear to my eye, since I hope my dear departed Buttons is in heaven waiting. Don't know if I will make it there, but she was a very good dog, so good I would say perfect.

  3. thanks so much for sharing this SciFi - i am crying my eyes out. the idea that someone cared enough to respond - from the post office no less - means there are truly wonderful people still left in the world and a bunch of them are my friends!

    anyway - if anyone is interested in crying some more - please go and read my Uncle Gerald's post here:

    his blog doesn't get a lot of visits or comments - but he writes some of the most beautiful stories.

    it would mean a lot to me if some of you visited his site and read his stories. the one i referenced above is just lovely!

    again Sci - thanks for sharing. and i will send you a bill for all of the tears you caused!

    your friend,

  4. Well now you have me crying like a baby.


  5. Skippy, I believe that there are still good folks around, Heck... Look at you!

    Dizzy, my guess is that Buttons can hardly wait to see you again.

    Kymber, my friend,you can't bill me!! It's a payback :P
    Oh, I stopped by your uncles place. You are right, he is most certainly a wordsmith. Very neat story!

    Genevieve .... awww girl... Thanks for stopping by!

    SFG, I know... ain't it? LOL!!