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Old 12-28-2012, 12:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Heart This makes my heart melt!!!!

In mid-August 2006, the San Antonio family of Greg and Joy Scrivener and their three children suffered the loss of Abbey, their 14-year-old black and white dog. Driven by concern for their pet's future welfare, 4-year-old Meredith, the Scriveners' middle child, dictated the n...ote to her mother, then enclosed it and two photos of the family dog in an envelope addressed "To: God in Heaven." This envelope, bearing the family's return address, was dropped into a mailbox at the Brook Hollow post office.



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. 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

According to her mother, Meredith was comforted by the book and letter and was unastounded that God saw fit to write back. "She wasn't surprised because she had such faith that her letter was going to get to God." (The oldest of the Scrivener children, 6-year-old Andy, was impressed, though: He "thought it was pretty special his sister got a book from the angel," says his mum.)

While Mrs. Scrivener considered asking at the post office about the package, she decided against it. "I kind of like not knowing," she said. "I don't know who took the time to do it, but it was an angel. We all think about doing these things, but no one takes the time to do it."
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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This so touching !!
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:35 PM   #3 (permalink)
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This so touching !!

It is!! It makes you think!!!
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Old 12-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I loved it, and have read many books that suggest that our beloved pets do go to heaven when they die. I truly believe that they do, and when I get there I'm sure that I'll be met by licks and kisses of all of mine that have passed!
Deborah and my Fluffs, Laurel, Violet , Hardy and Dewey!

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Old 12-28-2012, 01:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I sure hope that they go to heaven and someday I will be reunited with them.
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Old 12-28-2012, 02:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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What a nice story!
Carole, Giovanni & Manny

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Old 12-28-2012, 02:46 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I hope we get to see them again. I like to think that my Mom has my sweet Luci and is singing You Are My Sunshine to her.
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I loved that story! I do believe that we will see our beloved pets some day and Yes we will get sooo many kisses from them.

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Old 12-28-2012, 07:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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What a touching story. It made me cry. It feels good to know there is wonderful people in this world that cares so much.

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Old 12-28-2012, 07:18 PM   #10 (permalink)
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That is such a sweet, sweet story!
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