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I don’t think this one is the hormones

December 22nd, 2007

Grab a tissue…if this story doesn’t warm your heart, well I won’t call you cold but I would wonder a little.  I checked it out on snopes and they claim it is a true story.  I’ve seen it in a couple of places – most recently here.  I love stories that renew my faith in my fellow man – especially at the holidays.  Apparently this story was sent to the Dear Abby column.

A little girl’s dog dies.  The 4 year old asks mom to help her write a letter to God, so that God will know when Abbey, their dog, arrives in heaven.

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.

The mom and girl put the letter to God in the mailbox….which of course goes to the “dead letter” department of the post office, along with other letters to God, Santa and the Tooth Fairy.   They put a return address on the letter along with lots of stamps, since it was going all the way to heaven.  Then, the angels at the dead letter department stepped in.
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 am wherever there is love.
Love, God

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19 Responses to “I don’t think this one is the hormones”

  1. jenn Says:

    I read this about a month ago and cried like a baby. Now, I’m reading it again and crying. I love this…

  2. Julia Says:

    OMG – thanks for the kleenex warning:)

    precious – having kids makes those kind of stories hit you totally different!!!!!

  3. Rhonda Says:

    What an incredible moving story.

  4. Soltana Says:

    What a sweet story!!! Tears over here!!

    Glad you get a change of couches!!!

    SOOOO glad everyhting is going well….Have a very merry Christmas…..

  5. Kecia Says:

    This was very touching, and especially relevant as my husband is a veterinarian and deals with loss and pets and kids quite frequently. It is amazing the impact our pets have on our lives.

    Ok, now for the sarcastic, cynical part of me. After reading it i said, geesh, so thats why stamps cost so much now! (sort of kidding)

    Thanks for sharing, I hope you are relaxing and eating lots of yummy stuff and getting waited on like a princess!

  6. Yvonne NM Says:

    Sheesh, if I wasn’t weepy enough! So glad I brought the tissue.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  7. Kelly Says:

    Ugggggg, Tears Tears Tears Love this story !

  8. Samantha Says:

    someone out there was very very thoughtful- lovely story!

    hope you have a lovely trip and get lots of rest as well as more helpful hands so you can relax.

  9. Bobbi Says:

    Ok, mushy pregnant woman you don’t have to make us all cry!!

    What a wonderful story

  10. Sig Says:

    Oh my, what a story, I had chills going down my spine. What a *wonderful* “God” to send that book and letter. ::sigh::

  11. Dottie Says:

    What a wonderful post. Thanks for making me cry.. LOL..

  12. ani Says:

    Oh gosh, now I’m bawling.

  13. Melissa Says:

    oh man. very touching

  14. Lori Says:

    Sniff, sniff….Someone has got the spirit of giving!!

    Merry Christmas to all of you! So glad to hear things are going well for you, despite the bed rest!! Glad that you are able to change scenery and a different couch!

  15. Beth Says:

    Great story to share. Thanks!

    Merry Christmas!

  16. mama k Says:

    So sweet! *snif*snif*

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!
    & Blessings for the New Year! 🙂

  17. Alleen Says:

    Sweet story.

    I hope you are enjoying your new view for a while and that Santa was good to everyone!

  18. stacie Says:

    omygoodness, I have chills.

  19. Denise :o) Says:

    Okay, I’m crying!!!

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