The post office no one hears about...
Our 14 year old dog, Abbey , died
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 the
heaven, God would recognize her.
She dictated and I wrote:
Will you please take special care of our dog, Abbey? She died
yesterday and is in heaven. We miss her very much. We are
Happy that you let us have her as our dog even though she
got sick. I hope that you Will play with her . She liked to
play with balls and swim before she got sick. I am sending
some pictures of her so that when you see her in heaven you
will know she is our special dog. But I really do miss her.
PS Mommy wrote the words after I told them to her.
We put that in an envelope With two pictures of Abbey, and
addressed it to God in Heaven. We put our return address on
Then Meredith stuck some stamps on the Front (because, as
she said, it may take lots of stamps to get a letter all the
way to heaven) and that afternoon I let her drop it into the
mail box at the post office.
For a few days, she would ask 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
Curious, I went to look at it.
It had a gold star card on the front and said "To Meredith"
in an unfamiliar hand. Meridith took it in and opened it.
Inside was a book by Mr. Roger, 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, one of the pictures
of Abbey was taped under the words "For Meridith".
We turned to the back cover, and there was the other picture
of Abbey, and this handwritten note on pink paper:
I know that you will be happy to know that Abbey arrive safely
and soundly in Heaven! Having the pictures you sent to me
was such a big help. I recognized Abbey right away. You know,
Meredith, she isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with
me--just like she stays in your heart--young and running and
playing. Abbey loved being your dog, you know. Since we don't
need our bodies in heaven, I don't have any pockets!! So,
I can't keep your beautiful letter. I am sending it back to
you with the pictures so that you will have this book to keep
and remember Abbey.
One of my angels is taking care of
this for me.
I hope the little book helps.
Thank you for the beautiful letter.
Thank your mother for sending it.
What wonderful mother you have.
I picked her especially for you.
I send my blessings every day and remember that I love you
By the way, I am in heaven but wherever there is love, I am
God and the special angel who wrote this after God told her
As a parent and a pet lover, this is one of the kindest things
that I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent
it, but there is some very kind soul working gin the dead
Just wanted to share this act of compassion.