Friday, April 30, 2010

They used to say he was "all boy" and I didn't know what they meant

I know now.

Shepherd's letter to his Compassion child:

Dear Oliverio,

Do you like your picture I drew for you? It's of pirates.

What do you do all day?

Do you like pirates and wars?

We have the exact same birthday. I was born on August 26, 2003.

How old is your dad and mom?

I like to play sports. Especially flag football.

Do you have any brothers or sisters?

Do you know the story of Eglon and Ehud? It's from the bible. From the book of Judges.

Once upon a time, there was Israelites that kept disobeying God. So Eglon's army took over the Israelites. So now the Israelites were slaves of the Eglon's people. So they told God that they'll be good to Him. So God sent a left-handed man who was named Ehud. And he was a left handed man. And so he made a sword, and he strapped it on his left leg. And he came to Eglon's castle and told him that he had to tell him a secret and to get all his servants away. And then Ehud told Eglon that a secret was about to come, so he told Eglon the secret, but it was not a secret at all! He stabbed Eglon! And so Ehud got out his sword that he made and because he was so fat, that when he stuck his sword in his stomach even the handle went into his body. Then he locked all the doors and the servants thought that Eglon was in the bathroom pooping! Then he said, he is taking so long to poop so they opened the doors, and they were so sad to see their king stuck with a sword in his stomach. They tried to pull it out but he was so fat they couldn't get the sword out. And so the Israelites were free.

That's the story of Ehud and Eglon! The end.

Love, Shepherd


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