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A letter from the Post Office... This is absolutely the best!!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by fredball, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    This is absolutely the best!!
    We don't know who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office who understands LOVE..........................

    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 that we could, so she dictated these words:

    Dear God,
    Will you please take care of my dog? Abbey died yesterday and is with you in heaven. I miss her very much. I 'm 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 & Meredith,
    addressed it to God/Heaven. We put our return address on it.
    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'm 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.

  2. Tbucket

    Tbucket Olympia,Wash. Active Member

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    Dang Fredball having a young daughter who loves our dogs, this almost brought a tear to my eyes. Need more people in this world like this!
  3. 44mag2ndamend

    44mag2ndamend Round the ole tree stump, Down by the crick Well-Known Member

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    That is an awesome story!
  4. WAcarry

    WAcarry Olympia New Member

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    Very touching indeed. Great story!
  5. GOG

    GOG State of Jefferson Well-Known Member

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    Dang allergies are acting up. Nice story.
  6. Nutty4Guns

    Nutty4Guns Portland ADHD Superstar

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    Thanks for sharing this. Made my day.
  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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    Made my day!! There is hope for humanity!
  8. fredball

    fredball Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    These reply's show me that allot of folks on here feel just as I do when it comes to our dogs or pets in general and it makes a guy feel good that emotions are proof of kindness
    magnum and (deleted member) like this.
  9. 41Slinger

    41Slinger Harrisburg Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    My son in law put down his 13 year old lab yesterday, granddaughter is 12. There are good people out there, WOW !!!
  10. ZA_Survivalist

    ZA_Survivalist Oregon AK's all day.

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    That has got to be the coolest thing Ive read all week.
    Man, it almost restores my faith in humanity.
    Kudos to them, and you for sharing this.
    The stamp thing made me have a grin from ear to ear, unbelievably adorable!
    I agree with GOG, darn allergies acting up.. Yeah allergies. :)
  11. kenboy

    kenboy salem, oregon GOD BLESS AMERICA Bronze Supporter

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    Abbey was a blessing in your life just as our golden, Maggy, is in ours. God bless you and yours and Hopefully Meredith will have another best friend in the future.

    Ya, I cried like a baby:worship: