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December 01, 2010


From Gail and unknown

This is one of the kindest things you may ever see..

It is not known who replied, 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 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. 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.




  1. You have our mom in tears, Mistaya. How beautiful this is!

    Love ya lots
    Maggie and Mitch

  2. The USPS is filled with wonderful people who know how to take care of special letters!

  3. Absolutely beautiful.....oh to be a child again and see things through their eyes..
    Madi and Mom

  4. The kindness of strangers...beautiful!

  5. Keewee, this really pulled my heart strings.
    Love you, Gail

  6. Maggie and Mitch...that is the same reaction M.O.M had even as she posted it.
    Christmas hugs and wags, Mistaya

  7. Alien, Our mail lady proves everyday how wonderful all these hard working post office people are!
    Christmas hugs, Mistaya

  8. what an amazing thing! this should be shared around the world! God bless you and your family!

  9. Madi, the world seen thru a childs eyes is so pure and beautiful. I'm sorry we loose that as we grow older. I have found my inner child again and boy, can I see the world beauty again!! (M.OM.s camers opens her to the real world!)
    Christmas hugs to you, Mistaya

  10. M.~K.. Kindness seems to be lacking a bit in this world these days. It always feels so good to read about people who really care about us.
    Christmas hugs,
    Mistaya and her mom

  11. Hi Corbins, thanks for stopping by my blog. We agree that such good actions really need to be shared!
    Christmas Hugs, Mistaya and M.O.M.

  12. Love love love you post today Mistaya.
    The tears as I type this too!!!!!
    Do you have any friends from across the pound??
    It is alright if we copy this and send it all over the world, YES??
    xxoo, Bambi & Fern

  13. Beth and I are crying! That was the best story ever! Thank you for sharing!

  14. Fern, PLEASE send this as far as you can! It is just too good to keep to ourselves!!
    Thank you, Mistaya and M.O.M.

  15. Hi Remington, We understand..M.O.M. had tears even as she posted it on my blog. An amazing story it is!
    Christmas hugs, Mistaya

  16. Mistaya
    How sweet and nice of that person. Tears here also!! ;-)


  17. What a beautiful story, there really are good people in our world. Gail & Mistaya, thanks for sharing.

  18. Oh Lord, that is so beautiful...I'm sitting here just crying my eyes out....thanks!


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