Letter from God 719.4

According to a story making the rounds on the Internet*, a mom writes that when their 14-year-old dog Abbey died, her four-year-old daughter Meredith dictated this note to God:

Dear God,

Please take care of my dog Abbey. 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 so when you see her you will know that she is my dog. I really miss her.


The mom said she addressed the letter to God/Heaven, and Meredith pasted lots of stamps on the envelope because heaven was very far away. Sometime later, the mom said she received a package wrapped in gold paper addressed to Meredith. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called When a Pet Dies and the following letter:

Dear Meredith,

Abbey arrived safely in heaven. Having the picture was a big help. Abbey isn’t sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. . . . 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.


Whatever process resulted in this letter, you’ve got to love the person who wrote it.

This is Michael Josephson reminding you that character counts.

* According to Snopes.com, this actually happened in 2006 to a family in San Antonio, Texas.

Comments 4

  1. Oh, the tears that flowed so freely when I read this heart-felt letter. Blessed are ALL of God’s children. Who really sent the package with the book inside? Faith and my heart tell me one thing and my common sense and my heart tell me something different….both are wonderful feelings. Why do I cry so? Because chances are that we have all been through this ordeal and the heart ache is still fresh in our souls as if it had just happened. Meredith is definitely God’s child filled with LOVE as well as her Mother. Thank you for sharing this story and God bless those that have the heart to LOVE.

  2. My Journey Home, Into a Cloud of Tears and the Orange Sunset-
    A Final Tale by Sojo
    There have been other times when he has cried and said things to me, snuggled in all close and warm. His face buried wet and salty into mine. Damp soft sobs. Breathing, murmuring words I

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