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Our Post Office is the best!!

I saw this several years ago but it is doing the rounds again. I think it is well worth another read. Hope you do too. Suppose it helps if you love dogs, as I do!

A letter from the Post Office...this is absolutely the best!!

We don't know who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office

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 we could so, and 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 '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.

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.



Don't say you're too busy to forward this. Just go ahead and do it.

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Awwww, I have seen this one before but it does give me goosegumps every time I read it :)


lovely thank you x


A very good one Wowsa, it always brings a little tear to my eyes as it will to those that have not seen it before



Yes, Wowsa, it has done the rounds, but it still brings a lump to the throat, and a tear to the eye :) x


Aww that bought tears to my eyes,Wowsa,just beautiful xxxx


I've not read this before, what a beautiful story of a child's love and innocence. It certainly made me cry and think of my beloved Georgie, my dog who I miss so much.


Yes lovely, brought tears,X


So glad you all enjoyed this - even if you had read it before. I think it is very special.


Aw that was beautiful but I can't cope with floods of tears at this time in the morning !


I hope you don't mind wowsa, I've just posted it on my facebook page. xx


You are more than welcome to share poemsgalore. Whilst we are posting beautiful things like this we are squeezing out the horrid black things which some people on other areas of the internet seem to delight in.

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