Thursday, December 17, 2009

four year old, beer drinking burglar

dear emily,

i just heard a news report about a 4 year old who was discovered at 1:45
in the morning, drinking beer and lugging packages that he had stolen
from neighborhood homes.

this is disturbing on so many points that i don't even know where to
begin.

how did he open the beer can?  i don't think four year old thumbs are
strong or nimble enough to do that.

what was he doing outside, alone, at that time?

how did he break into the homes?

the story proceeded to say that he was trying to get caught so he could
go to jail and see his daddy.  so we know where his daddy was, but...

where was his mommy?

poor little guy.  it breaks my heart.  i pray that some kind soul will cross
his path and lead him to the One who will never leave or forsake him.

love,
lea

3 comments:

letters to emily said...

they showed his picture on the news...such a cute little boy!

myletterstoemily said...

the mom said, "kids just do the most unexpected things." ?????

...well, yeah, like overflow the toilet or write on the walls...

Anonymous said...

That One is the One that sticks closer than a brother or negelectful mother.