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When I Grow Up I Want To Be Like You


As children we all have our heroes


The people we want to be like


The Mickey Mantle’s and the Michael Jordan’s


The person I wanted to be like taught me how to catch a baseball


He taught me how to shoot a free throw


But he also taught me how to do something else

He taught me how to be a father and a husband


He showed me a father’s love has no boundaries


A father’s love is mimicked after the Father’s Love


He showed me a husband’s love is everything


He showed me a husband’s love is endless





Daddy Daddy, Why do birds fly?


Daddy Daddy, Can I go with you today?


Daddy, How can I go to heaven?


Daddy, Will you teach me to drive?


Dad, Do you like this college?


Dad, This is the girl I want to marry?


Dad, Why did this happen to me?


Dad, Do you like her name?


Dad, Do you like this house?


Who knows the next question?


But I know you have the answer.





Thank you Dad for being my Mickey Mantle


When I grow up I want to be like you!










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