Personal experiences with a Higher Power of your own understanding.
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Postby sunlight » Fri Jan 14, 2011 12:02 pm

I found this among my stuff and would like to share it. Thank you.

(supposedly written by a mom near Houston)

"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,
Would 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 unopened envelope. On the oppposite page was the picture of Abbey and 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 am always easy to find. I am wherever there is love.

Love, God"

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Postby sparklek » Sat Jan 15, 2011 10:31 pm

Love it! This reminds me (off handedly) of a story someone told me of how she saw her Higher Power as patient.

She said that being new is kind of like being a little puppy. We all love puppies and when they make mistakes like pooping the floor, we loving clean up and attempt to train them the right way. That's the way she saw the loving patience of her Higher Power, picking her up after each error and trying to train her better.

I liked this and it has stuck with me. I do not poop on the floor so much anymore (lol) but I still make plenty of mistakes and sometimes this image comes to mind mind and makes me laugh. It brings me comfort to think of my God as having that kind of patience with me.

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