Heart String tug

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Today I read the sweetest post on Facebook.

It really tugged at my heartstrings!

I just had to share.


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



I am in love with the person who took the time out of their busy day to make a family’s  heart feel better.

(and the cynic in me understands that this might be a made up story just for the internet– if it is– let’s have a few more like this!)


Find the beauty in life!


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October 27, 2011 at 10:57 am | Living Beautiful | 8 comments


8 responses to “Heart String tug”

  1. Claudie says:

    Ok I have seen this before, but how I LOVE it.
    It was so nice talking to you on the phone again. I love it when I can just pick up where we left off. I’m sorry if I babble on and on and on. I’m full of energy for a change.
    What a fast trip that was, but it sure filled my heart with wonderful warm memories of my mom and her sisters and my cousins.
    I wonder where BOOTS went? I’m always thinking about him too.
    BTW… something that bothers me tonight: All the pictures are up from our event. Not ONE picture of Jeanne, only ONE of you and ONE of me… and a bad one at that. NOT ONE of Ro. Only the pretty girls made the cut. Another thing I will have to “air out” on my blog.
    That’s all for tonight sista #7.
    Love You
    Love Me

  2. jeanne says:

    Hello Claudia, Your email sure touched my heart. There is a bond between us and it is heartfelt by us all. We are blessed to have each other. Imagine …Our blogs brought us together. I find that amazing.

    This is the sweetest post ever. I agree, this is something positive and with so much negative stuff out there we want more of this no matter who wrote it. I am so glad you shared this today.

    Love you to pieces, Jeanne xoxoxo

  3. LuLu Kellogg says:

    Hi Claudia!

    I found you through Claudie. You truly are an AMAZING photographer! I am just in awe.

    This post was just the sweetest and God Bless the person that sent that package.

    Looking forward to keeping up with your beautiful photos through your Blog!

    LuLu Kellogg

  4. Sue says:

    Claudia, I get a little teary every time I read this. It is a wonderful story, whether fiction of fact. It really doesn’t matter- as long as it makes us feel good! hugs, Sue

  5. wendy says:

    I had not seen that before, but it certainly is lovely.
    I too (alas, ) sometimes wonder if these are true or if just made up….BUT….I am a bit of a Pollyanna and prefer to believe in all things fanciful, magical, tender, and that brings tears to my eyes.
    I sure do love my dog. She is very sensitive to my emotions.
    Big hug
    (Claudie told me the story of Roe……some lady’s need to be throat punched)
    ooops, that didn’t sound very Pollyana-ish.

  6. Claudia,

    I have read this before but it never ceases to fill my eyes with tears and my heart with love. If it’s not a true story, I don’t want to know.

    Your Friend,

  7. I love this story Claudia! We totally need MORE stories like this, yes………. xoxo 🙂 ~CC

  8. Hi there, over from Claudie’s to say hi..I chatted with her a bit today on face book and she mentioned that you lived in Utah..me too. I loved this story, true or not, I guess I have a believing heart because I think someone kind would really do this..very sweet. Come say hi some time. ( I am a new follower here) ;D

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