Letter to God

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Photo Credit: Kasana88 via morguefile.com

There is something about reading or hearing stories about children that is very moving and enlightening. The innocence and the pure emotions that they share is simply heartwarming. The following story is one o those instances….

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.



Source: atimetolaugh.org

  18 comments for “Letter to God

  1. September 28, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Wow Coach that was very touching brought happy tears to my eyes! Thank you for sharing this! 🙂


  2. jlmartinez815
    September 29, 2013 at 12:29 am

    What a inspiring story!! Awwhh, although its sad, its so touching and comforting to know it was handle with such care and so much love. Loved it. Thanks for sharing. 😀


  3. September 29, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Oh my goodness that is such a sweet and inspiring story! Definitely brings on tears.


  4. Bob
    September 29, 2013 at 6:08 am

    Reblogged this on PATCO Blog It All… and commented:


  5. September 29, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Coach, you are a blessing to share such stories. You bring hope that there is still much good out in the world. Thank you for your dedication to sharing with us.


  6. oldmainer
    September 29, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    I’ve read this before and I cry every time. Thank you.


  7. September 29, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Beautiful token to remember a beloved pet. Thank you for posting this story. God bless.


  8. September 30, 2013 at 4:12 am

    WOW…Beautiful story!! Thanks for sharing!


  9. September 30, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    OMG how beautifully touching!


  10. October 2, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Such a beautiful story.


  11. October 21, 2013 at 2:24 am

    More tears …


  12. October 25, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    This so touching, the replay was indeed wonderful,


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