Saturday, February 16, 2008

We Are God's Representatives on Earth

"Proof" from someone who thought so ...
This was posted on the website of one of the radio stations I work at. I did a little research, and found that this is a true story of the Scrivener family in San Antonio from mid-August of 2006.

Earth in a Starry SkyTheir dog died, their little girl sent a letter to God about it, and she got a (completely unexpected)! response from God. If you haven't already heard this heartwarming story, here are the details:

This is one of the kindest things I've ever experienced. I have no way to know who sent it, but there is a kind 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 four-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,

Little Girl and DogWill 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 in 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.

Glowing Earth and Starry SkyThank 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.

Love, God.


  1. I love how you titled this story .. so true!

  2. I agree. I'd seen this before, but never quite thought it through like that. Congratulations on being such a good representative yourself!

  3. I know this story, but never thought of it that way before. Values are real things as long as they have real people to represent them!

  4. Now that was special. I'll have to stop here more often. Glad I found you through twitter Sarah. Love the What a Wonderful World blog title (happens to be one of my favorite songs - Satchmo version)

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  5. Oh, thank you for sharing this story! I hadn't read it before, it's very touching. When our precious dog passed away a few years ago, our daughter was too young to really even notice - we have a new dog, and are getting a new puppy in January, so of course she'll notice when it's their time to cross over years from now. I'll be sure to tuck this story away to share with her when that does happen. Thanks!

  6. Tears of Divine touch rolling over my cheeks..

    I would do the same if I'd found such a letter in my mail....

    Love, Light & a Lot of Laughter

  7. Thanks for mentioning me a while back on Twitter. I appreciate it.

    Allen Klein, author of The Healing Power of Humor

  8. just so believable - so wonderful - blessed are the meek and the true hearted. much love!!!! cassie

  9. I love this story - I hadn't heard it before. thanks for sharing it. It really touched my heart today. Now why don't we hear stories like this on the news? It would make for a much more kind, loving world.

  10. Thank you very much for sharing this with us. It touched me deep in my heart. I am close to tears.
    It is a very emotional story.
    Thank you. Be blessed. Cinderella.

  11. Lovely story & great blog. I found you through Twitter, we follow each other. (I'm @giftofmoney)
    God is love. Blessings, Judy

  12. I have never heard this before. It's a beautiful story and a beautiful gesture.

  13. Hey very nice blog!! Man .. I will bookmark your blog and take the feeds also...