11 year-old Meredith Scrivener was just 4 years old when she wrote a letter asking God to take care of her deceased dog. In her letter she said:
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.
(written by the mother of Mer Claire)
Meredith put the letter in an envelope with a picture of her dog, Abbey and addressed it to God in Heaven. Meredith then attached several stamps because she said it would take lots of stamps to get its way to heaven.
Two weeks later, her family returned home to find a package wrapped in gold on their porch. It was addressed to Meredith and signed by God and one of his special angels. Meredith then opened the package and found a book entitled ‘When a Pet Dies’ by Fred Rogers and a note:
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 wherever there is love.
Meredith’s mother, Joy Scrivener, was astonished by the kind gesture of the unknown sender so she decided to share their story in a blog.
“There is a kind soul working in the dead letter office of the U.S. Postal Service somewhere…” she wrote.
Thanks to the help of an incredibly compassionate postal worker — who wishes to remain anonymous, Meredith recovered from the heartbreak of losing her dog Abbey. She welcomed 2 news dogs, a collie and a terrier into their home.