The day after her 14-year-old dog Abbey died, 4-year-old Meredith, was crying and talking about how much she missed Abbey. She asked her mother if they could write a letter to God so that when Abbey got to heaven, God would recognize her. Her mother agreed. Meredith dictated the following 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 ‘m 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.


They put their return address on the envelop. 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 letterbox at the post office. A few days later, she asked if God had gotten the letter yet. Her mother told her that she thought he had.’

And then something almost magical happened.  There was a package wrapped in gold paper on their 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 they had written to God in its opened envelope. On the opposite page was the picture of Abbey & Meredith and this note:

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I was in education for just over 20 years when I unexpectedly pursued another passion and entered the world of authors and journalists. I have since published two non-fiction, full length books on different aspects of beauty, but also avidly endorse the confluence of Inner and Outer beauty. I have written feature articles for Long Island Beauty Guide and LI Woman, and have served as Editor-at-large for MakeMeHeal.com, the largest Internet site for plastic surgery and beauty needs. I enjoy researching what's new in the world of aesthetics & anti-aging and devote one of my blogs: www.FabulousBeautyBlog.wordpress.com to sharing cutting edge, hype-free information. I devote my second blog to my other passion: writing, collecting and sharing stories to warm the spirit and inspire the soul. To this end, I have created an 'Authors Helping Authors' project/contest, to create books for inspiration, the first of which is titled: Tales 2 Inspire ~ Beyond Coincidence. It is a jewel of a book, filled with inspiring stories and full color original photos and/or drawings. If you're a talented writer with one inspiring story to share, visit www.tales2inspire.com to learn how to participate. FREE to enter. All you need is the talent and perseverance to do so. Lots of positive platform building opportunities for the winners. Learn more at: www.tales2inspire.com.

Posted on October 9, 2012, in Tales2Inspire, TALES2INSPIRE WRTERS CONTEST, The Power of Your Words, Words to Inspire and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. Oh, what a sweet thing to do. An act of kindness should be rewarded. What a special letter. Bless you for sharing and bless the angel that heard her cries and sent comfort.


    • And thank you, Tessa, for taking the time to leave a comment. This is one of many stories that touched me to the core, so I just needed to share it with others.

      If you have any such stories to share, I invite you to go to: http://www.tales2inspire.com and see if you fit in. It’s a little authors helping authors project I started that might be of interest to you.

      Warm regards,

  2. Lois,

    I’ve found the tale so moving that it made me cry. I do love both animals and kids, so this story touched me very deeply. Thank you!

    It’s pretty hard to write something so meaningful in so few words. Well done!

    All the best,


    • Lauta, I see you did make it to my blog and thank you for such a moving comment.
      Thoughts like yours are what inspire me to keep writing my “tales”!

      Warm regards,

  3. What a touching story! And beautifully told, too!

    I am also a writer. Technical and business writing helps pay the bills, but I also enjoy uncovering the human side, what makes ordinary people special. I now write a weekly column profiling local businesses, and the stories behind the businesses are often surprising and heartwarming.

    Thank you for sharing this story!

    • And thank you Deb for your thoughtful answer!

      If you have any heartwarming stories to share, even those business related, please let me know.

      Very best,

  4. Such a beautiful tale. Thanks for sharing.

    • Thank you Sandra! Yes, I loved that you too, but I tend to fall in love with all the inspiring tales I write. (Well, I guess that’s only natural or I wouldn’t bother to write them!) I have also fallen in love with many that other authors/writers have been sending to me, so if you have one, take a look at my website at: http://www.tales2inspire.com for more info.

      Very best,

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