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This made me think of my family dog Mickie that passed! And made me cry like a baby! Ivy Sanford-Harrell Matt Harrell James Wiencek

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

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Comment by Pug Chick on November 25, 2012 at 12:19pm

All I can type is Sniff Sniff.  Can't see for the tears rolling.

Comment by Jim Anderson (docand) on November 25, 2012 at 5:04am

Thank you so much for this story.  We adults are always so buried in our own sorrow, that we don't think of our kids and how it affects them..  I can only imagine what a child thinks.  It is a very comforting to hear of someone that took the time and thoughts, to answer and fill this little one's needs(even if it could have been mom).  Bless you for sharing and have very nice holidays!  Doc and Lexi

Comment by Di's spoiled kids on November 18, 2012 at 1:13pm

This is beautiful, I am not crying.

Comment by Pugnacious on November 18, 2012 at 10:17am

Oh my this is the most wonderfull story ive read in  a long time.i needed tissues and more tissues..)

Comment by Helena Brown on November 18, 2012 at 8:35am

Now that made me cry and thank you for it, sometimes a good cry is such a healing thing to do.

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