A little girl, Meredith, and her dog, Abbey, were the definition of best-friends. Unfortunately, at 14 years old, Abbey passed away, leaving her best-friend heartbroken and desperately missing her canine.
According to a post on Suspended Coffees’ Facebook page, Abbey wanted to make sure Abbey would be okay when she got to heaven. So with the help of her mother, she decided to write God a letter. Her innocent and sweet words will have you in tears.
In the letter she wrote, “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 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.
After, the mother-child duo put the letter in an envelope with a picture of Abbey and Meredith and addressed it to God/Heaven. They also put their return address on it and pasted several stamps on the front of the envelope since Meredith thought it would take lots of stamps to get the letter to heaven. Later on they dropped the letter at the post office.
A few days later, Meredith received a special package. It was wrapped in gold and addressed to her. Inside the package was a book, ‘When a Pet Dies’ by Mr. Rogers’, and inside the book was Meredith’s original letter, as well as a note from God to Meredith.
The note read, “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 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.”
While the story might be really sweet and heartwarming, we think the message behind it is even much more valuable. A small act of kindness makes all the difference.