AN ANGEL IN THE POST OFFICE

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by BailBonds, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. BailBonds

    BailBonds New Member

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    I found this posted on Craigs List



    This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a kind 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 am wherever there is love.

    Love, God
     

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  2. anchorpuller

    anchorpuller New Member

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    What a cool story! Thanks for sharing it.
     

  3. Gordhawk

    Gordhawk New Member

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    Just goes to show you that GOD & the Postal Service deliver on their promises!:wink: What a touching story.:big_smile:
     
  4. Wabash River Bear

    Wabash River Bear New Member

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    Yup, tugs at the ol heart strings dont it. Kids and dogs will do it everytime. Thanks for bringing this story to share.
     
  5. bootshowl

    bootshowl New Member

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    Well, guess I won't complain about the postal rates going up anymore.....
     
  6. Big Dav

    Big Dav New Member

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    Thanks for sharing that very touching story.
    That kid (and mom) was most likely touched in a way that will stay with them the rest of their lives.:big_smile:

    Thanks again,
    David
     
  7. troutline

    troutline New Member

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    That was a nice story. Kind of a heart breaker. Hope it helps your little girl feel good about knowing her dog will be taken care of.
     
  8. catfishlarryiowa

    catfishlarryiowa New Member

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    Very touching story thanks for sharing!
     
  9. SHARON FLEMING

    SHARON FLEMING New Member

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    Great story Thnaks for sharing
    Sharon
     
  10. zappaf19

    zappaf19 New Member

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    I am glad to see that there are still caring people out in this world. For someone to take the time to respond like that is a miracal in it's self.
    Bill
     
  11. AwShucks

    AwShucks New Member

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    Yeah, but your supposed to post a hanky alert somewhere near the front. sigh
     
  12. Mickey

    Mickey New Member Supporting Member

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    Rick thanks for sharing this touching story. Reps to you.
     
  13. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Rick, that's a pretty cool thing that they did for you all. thanks for sharing the experience with us!
     
  14. catfishcrazy256

    catfishcrazy256 New Member

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    very touching ,great post ,Thanx
     
  15. QBQ

    QBQ New Member

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    That is one great story.
     
  16. Ulikedew

    Ulikedew New Member

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    Thanks for sharing the letter enjoyed reading it.
     
  17. postbeetle

    postbeetle New Member

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    Think of the sequence of events that that episode in a persons life took. The attachment of that child. The death of the dog. Parents who took the time to send the letter. The person who responded happening to be on duty when that letter went buy and having the curiosity to look. Then that person taking time out in their personal life to go to the effort and expense that it took. That in itself is the story behind a good story.

    Thanks for plugging it in here. John.
     
  18. 1sporticus

    1sporticus Active Member

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    Wonderful story. Later Andy