This is a good story. . . .
Our dog Abbey died Aug 23, and the day after Abbey died, my 4 year
old, Meredith, was SO upset. She wanted to write a letter to God so
that God would recognize Abbey in heaven. She told me what to write,
and I did
Then she put 2 pictures of Abbey in the envelope. We addressed it to
God in Heaven, put two stamps on it (because, as she said, it could be
a long Way to heaven). We put our return address on it, and I let her
put it in the drop box at the post office that afternoon.
She was absolutely sure that letter would get to heaven, and I wasn't
about to disillusion her.
So today is Labor Day. We took the kids to the museum in Austin, and
when we came home, there was a package wrapped in gold on our front
porch. It was addressed to Mer. So, she took it inside and opened
Inside was a book, When Your Pet Dies, by Mr. Rogers (Fred Rogers).
On the front cover was the letter we had written to God, in its
envelope (opened). On the opposite page was one of the pictures of
Abbey taped on the page. On the back page was the other picture of
Abbey, and this handwritten note on pink paper:
I know that you will be happy to find out that Abbey arrived safely
and soundly in heaven. Having the pictures you sent to me was a big
help! I recognized Abbey right away!
You know, Mer, she isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me
(just like it 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 to keep things in-- so I am
sending you your beautiful letter back with the pictures--so that you
will have this little memory book to keep.
One of my angels is taking care of this for me. I hope this little
Book will help. Thank you for your beautiful letter. Thank your
mother for sending it. What a wonderful mother you have. I picked her
especially for you.
God blesses you every day and remember, I love you very much. By the
way, I am in heaven and everywhere there is love.
God, and one of his special angels (who wrote this letter after God
told HER the words)."
How wonderful is that! I never knew there were angels working in the