Wednesday, April 9, 2008

I don't even care if this isn't a real story...but I believe

OK - did you ever read something that just touched you inside....this was an email sent to me by my SIL, Romaine, and of course I blubbered like a baby (doesn't take much these days) - and I thought even if it is just a story - I LOVE it! So look at this lil pic and know I have decided that I will believe it it true.....enjoy!

E-mail entitled: "This will make you feel better about our postal service"

I have no way to know who sent this, 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 k now 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.



NattyK said...

I hope it's true, its a lovely story, with all the horrible things going on in the world it's nice to hear something hopeful. x

Manna said...

What a sweet story! TFS!

Alexandra said...

Oh, I have tears in my eyes - thanks so much for sharing this, I needed this today!!


gina said...

How sweet is this story :)
Gina xx

suzann said...

Dog stories always make me cry! I love this and Yes It Is True - especially that last line "I am wherever there is love!

Suzanne said...

I am sat here crying my eyes out what a beautiful story.... I just hope my Bailey has gone to this wonderful place!! Sue :o)

louise said...

Yep I admit I had a wet eye! Thanks for sharing this lovely story.

Beth said...

I believe, too. We had to say farewell to our Shadow last summer - she was a 15yo shepherd mix, so she lived a LONG life. It's still hard on my 9yo DD, I think I will look for that book. Thanks for sharing this. Blessings!

Katie said...

How beautiful, it must be true!