Feel free to cry!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by siz8003, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. siz8003

    siz8003 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 31, 2007
    Fitz.,NH
    My grandmother just forwarded this to me and I am still crying [​IMG]




    There is a God in the Post Office.

    This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced.. I have no way to know who sent it, 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 hea ven. 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 arrive d 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
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    [​IMG] [​IMG] That was AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. Lucky Ducky

    Lucky Ducky Chillin' With My Peeps

    How incredibly sweet!!! Someone there is definitely a good soul. And I did cry, it is just sooo touching to know that there are people out there who unselfishly think of others.
     
  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    The last time someone posted this, it turned into an arguement about how the postal worker broke the law [​IMG]
     
  5. Three_Blessings

    Three_Blessings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Jan 23, 2009
    Barry county, Michigan
    Cool!!! That was very sweet of somone to do that!!! They do the same thing at my post office when the kids write to Santa.
     
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  6. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    [​IMG] Well there are now tears on the key board and a lump in my throat. I also had an Abby dog that went to heaven about 8 months ago. What a beautiful story.
     
  7. English Chick

    English Chick English Mum

    Jun 27, 2008
    Cheshire UK
    Darn! tears tripping me can't type......truly lovely [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
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    DH is wondering why I am sniffling! That is beautiful!!
     
  9. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Quote:Oh my! Are you serious? [​IMG]
     
  10. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Yes, I'm serious. I think it's a beautiful gesture, but someone (can't remember who) started posting about how it's a federal offense to open mail not addressed to you. Just wanted everyone to be prepared for that.

    This story makes me tear up every time I read it. Too bad not everyone appreciates a thoughtful response...
     

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