The loss of a loved one is never easy, and it’s especially difficult on children. This little girl lost her dog; a puppy she’s known her entire life. This dog was the world to her; her best friend. This dog had a place in this child’s heart unlike any other, and her loss is just too much. When 14-year-old Abbey dies, 4-year-old Meredith cannot stop crying. She asks her parents if she can write a letter to God. She knows that Abbey is now with God, but she misses her dog so much she wants to make sure that even with God, she’s taken care of. What she does is beyond beautiful.
Meredith makes sure that God knows that Abbey likes to play, and she requests that God play with her dog. She even thanks God for allowing her to have her dog for so long. Her mother helped her write the letter, address the envelope to God/Heaven and stick stamps on it. What happened next is truly amazing.
Days past, and Meredith wanted to know if God received her letter. Her mother told her He had. That’s when a package arrived on their door addressed to the little girl. Her letter, the photos she sent, a book about the death of animals written for children, and another letter were in the package. The letter was a note from God thanking Meredith for her letter letting her know that Abbey did, indeed, make it to Heaven and that he has his own special angel to care for him. It was a beautiful sentiment, and something she will treasure forever.