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Letter from Marilyn about Mourning the Death of their Companion Animals - 14 Jul 2007

Within the last month we have lost one of our beloved cats and yesterday our dog.... We are all very upset but my grandchildren are taking it really hard.... We've had a small service and created a gravesite for each animal with the kids helping in their own way such as decorating the large stones we used, making a cross, etc. They are ages six and seven and would like to write a letter to God to ask him to please take care of his new angels.... I don't know where to send such a letter. Could you offer any advice???

Thank you so much for your time..

Warmest Regards,


Reply from Frank and Mary Hoffman

Dear Marilyn:

Thank you for writing, and we are saddened to hear about the recent death of your companion animals. We know the pain that you and you grandchildren are feeling, as we've been there many times ourselves.

What you are doing by having a service and burial is wonderful, and helps bring about some closure. These furry members of your family are now with God, free of all pain and suffering, waiting patiently for you to join them again some day in the future.

As you know, we don't need to write a formal letter to God for Him to know our deepest feelings, but writing such a letter is a wonderful idea for it helps us to formalize our feelings. Since God doesn't have a mailing address or email address, why not send God letter (email) to us along with a photo of your companion and something about his or her life, and we'll publish them on our web site for God to read in cyberspace and for others to share.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

In the Love of the Lord,

Frank and Mary

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