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Prairie Dog replied on Thu, Dec 2 2010 1:52 PM | Locked

 
 
 
Meredith and Abbey
This is one of the kindest things you may ever see.

It is not known who replied, but there is a beautiful soul working in the dead letter office of the US  postal service.



  
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 her. I told her that I thought we could so 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 play with balls and to swim.  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. I recognized Abbey 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"

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Nana replied on Thu, Dec 2 2010 3:34 PM | Locked

Prairie Dog

I have seen this before and cry everytime.  Thanks for sharing.  And thank God for loving and caring people.

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Marge (AKA Dimples) replied on Thu, Dec 2 2010 4:43 PM | Locked

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Nana replied on Thu, Dec 2 2010 4:44 PM | Locked

Marge

You are a nut.

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Marge (AKA Dimples) replied on Thu, Dec 2 2010 4:49 PM | Locked

I had to delete it Nana because half of the goofy poem didn't show up --- too wide for our format I guess.  It really was kinda funny if your could have read the whole thing.   

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Carol replied on Thu, Dec 2 2010 9:17 PM | Locked

Quilters:  look at the pictures of our troops in the Washington Post - notice the covers are quilts?  Now, this is inspiration to make and donate more quilts, right?                http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/11/27/GA2010112703190.html?hpid=artslot#photo=6

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Nana replied on Fri, Dec 3 2010 12:07 AM | Locked

Carol

Sad but heartwarming at the same time.  Thanks for sharing.  God Bless all of our troops and bring them home safely soon.

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Marie replied on Fri, Dec 3 2010 6:42 AM | Locked

God bless all our HEROS and their families.  They are why I'm here safe and sound.

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Marge (AKA Dimples) replied on Fri, Dec 3 2010 4:05 PM | Locked

While I sat in the reception  area
of my doctor's office, a woman rolled  an elderly man
in a wheelchair into the  room.  As she went 
to the  receptionist's desk, the man sat there,  alone
and silent. Just as I was thinking I  should make
small talk with him, a little  boy slipped off
his mother's lap and  walked over to
the wheelchair.  Placing his hand on the 
man's, he  said, I know how you feel.  My
mom makes  me ride in the stroller  too..'

*****

As I was  nursing
my baby, my cousin's  six-year-old
daughter, Krissy, came into the  room. 
Never having seen anyone breast  feed
before, she was intrigued and full of  all
kinds of questions about what I was  doing.
After mulling over my answers, she  remarked,
'My mom has some of those, but I  don't think she knows how to use them..' 

*****
Out  bicycling
one day with my  eight-year-old
granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a  little
wistful. 'In ten years,' I said,  'you'll want
to  be with your friends  and you won't go
walking, biking, and  swimming with me like you do
now.  Carolyn shrugged.  'In ten years you'll  be
too old to do all those things  anyway.'
******
Working as a  pediatric
nurse, I had the difficult  assignment
of giving immunization shots to  children.. 
One day, I entered the  examining room to give
four-year-old Lizzie her  needle. 'No, no, no!' she 
screamed.  'Lizzie,' scolded her mother,  'that's
not polite behavior.'  With that,  the girl
yelled even  louder, 'No, thank  you!  No, thank 
you!

******
On the way back from a  Cub
Scout meeting, my grandson innocently  said to my son,
'Dad, I know babies come from  mommies' tummies, but
how do they get there in  the first place?'  After my
son hemmed  and hawed awhile,  my grandson  finally
spoke up in disgust, 'You don't have to  make
up something, Dad.  It's okay if  you don't
know the  answer.'
*****
Just  before I
was deployed to Iraq , I sat  my eight-year-old
son down and broke the  news to him.  'I'm
going to be away  for a long time,' I told 
him.  'I'm  going to
Iraq ..'   'Why?'  he
asked. 'Don't you know there's a war  going
on  over  there?'

*****
Paul  Newman 
founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp  for 
children stricken with cancer, AIDS,  and blood
diseases. One afternoon, he and  his wife,
Joanne Woodward, stopped by to have  lunch with
the kids.  A counselor at a  nearby
table, suspecting the young  patients
wouldn't know Newman was a famous movie  star,
explained, That's the man who made this  camp
possible. Maybe you've seen his picture  on
his salad dressing bottle?'  Blank
stares. 'Well, you've probably  seen his face on
his lemonade carton.'  An eight-year-old girl
perked  up.  'How long was he missing?'

*****

... and my  personal favorite ...God's  Problem  Now:


His wife's  graveside service was just barely finished, when  there was a
massive clap of  thunder, followed by a tremendous  bolt of  lightning, accompanied
by even  more thunder rumbling in the distance.  The little, old man looked  at 
the  pastor and calmly said, "Well, she's  there."

 

 

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Nana replied on Fri, Dec 3 2010 5:16 PM | Locked

Marge

These are great.  I really loved the breast feeding one and the graveside service one.....ROFLOL

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Patti replied on Fri, Dec 3 2010 7:27 PM | Locked

the kids comments reminded me of when my daughter Melissa first started asking questions about sex.   She was going to be the Virgin Mary in a play, and she wanted to know what a virgin was.  The discussion evolved into an anatomy lesson about the differences between boys and girls.  I reminded her that she has seen her male cousin naked when he was getting his diapers changed.  . . ."you mean that thing that looks like a twig on a log?"  I thought that was a pretty good description.

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chocake2 replied on Fri, Dec 3 2010 8:11 PM | Locked

Way back in my pastlife I worked for my MiL in her day care. We had a little 2 year old boy who was just beginning to get the hang of potty training and a little 18 month old girl enrolled at the same time. I was in the middle of changing the girl child's diaper when the curious 2 year old showed up. He watched for a brief moment then leaned in close to get a better look. Turning his big eyes to me he spoke two horrified words... "NO Peence!?!" He was totally shocked to discover that girls came so poorly equipped for life. When his mother arrived to pick him up, he pointed, once again, to the little girl and loudly told his Mom that "Her got No Peence!!" That time he seemd genuinely disaapointed in her for her short-coming. *Tsk*  she was such a failure.

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Diane Morgan replied on Fri, Dec 3 2010 8:27 PM | Locked

I think I've told you this one before but it's too cute not to repeat.

Years ago (Grumpy days) we had the nicest landlady who was also our friend. Her DIL did not want her children using slang or little kid names for things so she taught them all the right words. They would urinate or void....not pee or poop. Now Nicholas was only about 5. He was taught that he had a penis and testicles. So when Mimi came to visit the grand kids, Nicholas comes running out and pulls down his pants and shows off his Peanuts and Popsicles. Out of the mouth of babes!

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Kris replied on Sat, Dec 4 2010 8:37 AM | Locked

Yep Diane you told us and I remember the rousing discussion we had afterward LOL. Thanks for the reminder I needed a laugh.

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Kris replied on Sat, Dec 4 2010 8:38 AM | Locked

Carol,

thanks for the link with the photos. I definitely need to make more quilts for donation next year.

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