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Meredith & Abbey

A fellow associate sent this email to me this morning.  I thought I would share it with my pet lovers and Christian friends at Active Rain. I did check it out with Snoops and they say it is true. Meredith is from San Antonio and the letter was dropped into a mailbox at the Brook Hollow post office. 



This is one of the kindest things you may ever see.  It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful 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 wr ite 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

Abbey & 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'm easy to find, I am wherever there is love.
 
Love,
God

About the author:

Teresa Harris is a Lake Norman Residential Real Estate Broker who can assist you with the purchase and/or sale of real estate in Lake Norman and surrounding counties. Please visit www.TeresaMHarris.com for your relocation and/or your local needs.

Teresa Harris - Holbrooks Real Estate, Inc. - 704-458-1807 - Teresa@TeresaMHarris.com

Copyright © 2008 By Teresa Harris, All Rights Reserved...*Meredith & Abbey*


Comment balloon 19 commentsTeresa Harris • October 23 2008 10:37AM

Comments

Oh my gosh...what a way to start the morning!  This is a beautiful blog and brought tears to my eyes. I will be printing it out to share with others.  Thank you for such an inspiring story!
paula

Posted by Paula Swayne, Realtor-Land Park, East Sac & Curtis Park -Dunniga (Dunnigan, Realtors, Sacramento (916) 425-9715) over 8 years ago

That is so awesome.... God does love us so much and he is surely in the little things as well as the big things. great post....thanks for the inspiration today. be blessed patti herrington

Posted by Stephanie Hall (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

What a great story. This little girl will always remember this and love her dog and god.  Thanks for sharing this beautiful story.

Posted by Pat Champion, Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs (Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty) over 8 years ago

Truly a great story! I may need this for when my old boy goes! My kids are surely going to have a hard time as he has been a part of this family their entire lives! Thanks Teresa for passing this story along.

Posted by Terrie Leighton, Reno Real Estate Agent ~ Selling Homes in Reno (Ferrari-Lund ~ Reno's Premier Real Estate Company) over 8 years ago

Teresa.. This is a beautiful story.  The angels were listening.  I'm glad she got that letter.  This is just so beautiful.  Yes, I know I already said that.. but it should be said again.

valerie osterhoudt

Posted by Valerie Osterhoudt, ABR, Cromwell, CT Real Estate ~ 860.883.8889 (Johnson Real Estate, Inc.) over 8 years ago

That was touching Teresa.  What a wonderful gift for the child.  Thanks for sending it on to us. 

Posted by Paddy (Patricia) Pizappi, Real Estate Associate Broker Hudson Valley NY (Better Homes and Gardens Rand Realty) over 8 years ago

Very sweet.   I am still sniffling.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Sidney Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula Kutchuk - Realty Works Temecula, Realty Works Temecula (Realty Works Temecula) over 8 years ago

I have seen this story before, it is precious, thanx for sharing

Posted by Patrice Estess (PB APPRAISALS) over 8 years ago

Paula: Thanks for your comments!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

Patti: Thanks for your comments too!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

Pat: Thanks for your comments too!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

Terrie: Thanks for stopping by and your comments. Yes, we love our animals but loosing them can really be heart wrenching.

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

Valerie: Thanks for coming by too!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

Paddy: Thanks for your comments too!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

Jane: Thanks for your comments too! I hope you are okay now.... Take care! 

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

Patrice: Thanks for coming by and commenting!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

Teresa - What a wonderful story and I won't tell you what happened after I read it because I am to macho. Thank you so much for sharing and I am sorry I reached it so late. I didn't forget about you and never will!

                                                     This ones for you Teresa, great job!  Featured!

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) over 8 years ago

Robert: Don't forget we are all human!! That's why we love you Robert, your soft side!!!  Thank you!!!!

Posted by Teresa Harris, Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte (Lake Real Estate, LLC) over 8 years ago

My eyes are filled with tears of compassion. How sensitive and and in touch this person is...I find this story humbling and incredible amazing. A true angel upon the earth. Thanks for sharing Teresa.

Posted by Greg Gorman, Naples Florida Real Estate (John R Wood Properties) over 8 years ago

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