A Letter From The Post Office

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My friends send me a lot of interesting emails. Some are really funny. Others are thought provoking. And then there are the gems.  A Letter From The Post Office is a gem:

 

“Our  14-year-old dog Abbey died last month. The day after she passed away 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 that we could, so she dictated these words:

Dear God,
Will  you please take care of my dog?
Abbey died yesterday and is with you in heaven.  I miss her very much.

I ‘m 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 swim and play with balls.
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 & Meredith,  addressed it to God/Heaven.  We put our return address on it.

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.

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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 and I  recognized her 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’m 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
We  don’t know who replied, but there is a beautiful  soul working in the dead letter department who  understands LOVE  ”
© Raili Tanska

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4 thoughts on “A Letter From The Post Office

  1. The person who wrote back to Abbey has to be a very compassionate person who understands the trauma children, and adults for that matter, go through when losing a cherished pet. It is just a beautiful story that lights up your day.

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