Added on 11/13/07: I checked snopes and this is a true story.
This is something I got in an E-Mail. Some have probably seen it already. OK, now get out a tissue. My friend (from back a few years ago) and I would rate a movie by tissues like a really sad movie would be 4 tissues. This post is probably about 2 or 3 tissues. But it is good!
Postal Service no one hears about
> 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
> She dictated and I wrote:
> Dear God,
> Will you please take special care of our dog, Abbey?
> She died
> yesterday and is in heaven. We miss her very much.
> We are happy
> that you let us have her as our dog even though she
> got sick. I hope
> that you will play with her. She liked to play with
> balls and swim
> before she got sick.
> I am sending some pictures of her so that when you
> see her in heaven
> you will know she is our special dog. But I really
> do miss her.
> Love, Meredith Claire
> P.S. Mommy wrote the words after I told them to her.
> We put that in an envelope with two pictures of
> Abbey, and addressed
> it to God in Heaven. We put our return address on
> it. Then Meredith
> stuck some stamps on the front (because, as she
> said, it may take lots
> of stamps to get a letter all the way to heaven) and
> that afternoon
> I let her drop it into the letter box at the post
> For a few days, she would ask 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. Curious, I went to look at it. It had a gold
> star card on the
> front and said "To Meredith" in an unfamiliar hand.
> Meredith took it
> in and opened it.
> Inside was a book by Mr. Rogers, "When a Pet Dies".
> Taped to the
> inside front cover was the letter we had written to
> God, in its opened
> envelope (which was marked Return to Sender:
> Insufficient address).
> On the opposite page, one of the pictures of Abbey
> was taped under the
> words "For Meredith". We turned to the back cover,
> and there was the
> other picture of Abbey, and this handwritten note on
> pink paper:
> Dear Meredith,
> I know that you will be happy to know that Abbey
> arrived safely and
> soundly in Heaven! Having the pictures you sent to
> me was such a
> big help. I recognized Abbey right away. You know,
> Meredith, she
> isn't sick anymore. Her spirit is here with
> me--just like she stays in
> your heart--young and running and playing. Abbey
> loved being your dog,
> you know.
> Since we don't need our bodies in heaven, I don't
> have any
> pockets!-- so I can't keep your beautiful letter. I
> am sending it to
> you with the pictures so that you will have this
> book to keep and
> remember Abbey.
> One of my angels is taking care of this for me. I
> hope the little
> book helps. Thank you for the beautiful letter.
> Thank your mother
> for sending it. 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 am in heaven but wherever there is
> love, I am there
> Love, God and the special angel who wrote this after
> God told her
> the words.
> As a parent and a pet lover, this is one of the
> kindest things that
> I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who
> sent it, but
> there is some very kind soul working in the dead
> letter office.
> We believe it was probably the carrier for this
> family who did this instead of the clerk in the dead
> letter office.
Cheryl here: So was I right, do you think this was 2 or 3 tissues?