Be Kind ~ Dog Story ~ Abbey & Meredith

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  1. Susan Lynne Schwenger

    Susan Lynne Schwenger The Final Synthesis - isbn 978-0-9939480-0-8 Staff Member

    BE KiND ~ DOG STORY ~ Abbey & Meredith ~ DOG STORY ~ Abbey & Meredith

    Our 14-year-old dog Abbey died last month.

    The day after she passed away
    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,
    and 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 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
    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
    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
    Three things in human life are important:

    the first is to be kind;
    the second is to be kind; AND, the third is to be kind !!!

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