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Offline marinafb

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Dear God,
« on: January 26, 2009, 03:13:31 am »

I am sure many of you have seen this before i think it is very cute!

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 writing. 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.

Love God
Freya-9 years collie shepard mix
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Bryce-3 years English Mastiff
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Offline KiraNGunnersmom

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Re: Dear God,
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2009, 03:19:45 am »
Thanks Marina, tears are flowing.  Great way to start my Monday morning...J/K
That is a really sweet story.
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Offline vmimom2006

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Re: Dear God,
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2009, 04:47:10 am »
Oh that is so sweet. I'm crying like a fool now! best thing I'm sure I will read all week.
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Athena 20 month Blue Great Dane
Aurora 5 yr Blue Merle Great Dane
Baby Tux cat-RIP 6/9/09
Mandy & Millie 10 yr sisters tabbys
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Re: Dear God,
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2009, 05:56:29 am »
I can't tell you how many times I've read that story... and I cry every time. Thanks a lot. :P I think that mail-man needs a raise.
Leah
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Sky- Australian Shepherd
Sammie- Newfoundland/Border Collie mix
Rose- Tortie/Tabby cat
Stinky- Silver Marten rabbit
Ruby, Mambo and Charlotte- Rats
Trevor- Frog
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NO LONGER WITH US
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Re: Dear God,
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2009, 06:14:54 am »
So sweet...

Offline GoldenPyrs

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Re: Dear God,
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2009, 12:04:39 pm »
Oh wow,  :'(  :'(  :'(.  Deep breath, that was so very sweet. 

My youngest son was just talking about Halley the other day and he started to cry again and it's been nearly 3 years since she passed away.  The bond between kids & their pets is wonderfully strong.
Marie

And my pups:
Daisy a 9 y/o Golden/Lab mix
Sammy a 6-7(?) y/o Great Pyrenees adopted 3/07
Cassie a 3 y/o Pyr/Mystery Snuggle Bunny mix adopted 2/07

My angel girls waiting at the Bridge:
Cara 1989-2001 Great Pyrenees
Sally ? - 1993 Dobie(rescued '92)
Halley 2002-2006 Great Pyrenees