It put a lump in my throat and a tear in my eye

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  1. Smoke It

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    It was in my in box today
    I don't know where else to post this and wanted to share it.
    I know there are some very decent souls on here

    Got to love those people in the post office! I LOVE WHOEVER DID THIS!

    This is one of the kindest things you may ever see…

    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.


    Forward to all your friends..
    And don't tell me you're too busy for this.
    Don't you know the phrase 'stop and smell the flowers'?

    Happiness keeps you Sweet,
    Trials keep you Strong,
    Sorrows keep you Human,
    Failures keep you Humble,
    Success keeps you Glowing ,
    But Only Friends Keep You Going!
  2. Buddhalux

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    I thought the post office was **** though......
  3. JGRuby

    Portland Oregon
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    This was a kind gesture by a great person - most people in todays busy world dont take the time to perform those acts of kindness that are really needed to keep society civil. People amaze me - we can be the most vile uncaring POS or one of those that create comfort and kindness. It gives me great pleasure to read a story like this and know there are a few left with a heart.

    James Ruby
  4. 555 browning

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    Great post smoke it, its great to hear stories that there are still decent people out there made my day before heading to work.
    Loved it thanks,
    555 browning
    (hopefully im doin this right without sending you the whole thing back, new to this whole computer thing lol)
  5. jib

    Central OR
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    I just got done drying my eyes and blowing my nose, geese what kind of gun forum is this :thumbup:
  6. sandman1212

    NW Oregon
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    I have had the pleasure of reading this on multiple occasions! this is a great story and really conveys what few know now. Great story andthanks for posting it for more to see!
  7. pokerace

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    I really hate it when you guys put tears in my eys..
  8. MarkAd

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    I have to transpose a few words to have this been about my little darling.
    Thanks guys. Tonight I really needed to see this. :D
  9. CAL30M1

    Longview, WA
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    Thanks for making a grown man shed a tear.

    Great story though.

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