The kindness of a stranger is simply an amazing and touching moment.
Here is an email that Debbie, an Itchmo reader, sent us about the story of a childís letter to God about her dog, Abbey, who had passed away and what happened after she sent the letter:
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:
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.
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, ďTo MeredithĒ in an unfamiliar hand. Meredith opened it. Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers called, ďWhen a Pet Dies.Ē 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:
Abbey arrived safely in heaven.
Having the picture was a big help. I recognized Abbey right away.
Abbey isnít sick anymore. Her spirit is here with me just like it stays in your heart. Abbey loved being your dog. Since we donít need our bodies in heaven, I donít 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, Iím easy to find, I am wherever there is love.
According to the San-Antonio Express-News, this story is true and it really did happen to the Scrivener family in August 2006.
Meredithís mother said that the book and the letter comforted her daughter over the loss of Abbey. Meredithís mother was tempted to go to the post office and see who sent the letter, but she decided against it. She kind of didnít want to know who did it and said it was simply the work of an angel.
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