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I received this forward yesterday, thought it was sweet:

Subject: Fw: ANGEL IN THE POSTOFFICE

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. Insi de 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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I'm 34 but I think i might just have to write God a letter too if anything happened to Voltaire - thanks for that. If it's a true story and a post office worker did write back then i'm sure they've already earned a little halo - it's a lovely thing to do.
 

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I hope it is true, what a wonderful, thoughtful thing to do.
 

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What a sweet thing for a perfect stranger to do.  :)
 

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This letter really touched me today.  We hear so much about jerks and idiots these days, but rarely do we get to see real angels walking around as every day people.  What a wonderful thing to do!
 

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This is a cool story. I agree with Kate so many Jacl-a-craps around this world anymore.  Anywho, thanks for sharing this.
 

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That story really touched me.  I know I would have to do that for my kids, but I'm thinking I'd have to do it for me too (when I lose Lilly; I'll be devestated!!!)

Thanks for sharing.  That was a great thing for a stranger to do...
 

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What a great story, brought tears to my eyes and I would be doing the same thing if and when something happens to my babies...What a very kind and wonderful thing someone did for that little girl..God bless them...
 
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