I'm Seein' My Father In Me
Last night we brought the children by to visit their grandpa
And it's plain to see they're truly part of him
While we were there their grandma took out some old photographs
Man he sure looked a lot like me back then.
And today I took my wife for a walk down that old dirt road
And now looking back I can recall the times we disagreed
When I could not take gold of his old fashioned ways
And the more I tried to prove him wrong the more I proved him right
Now I know why he still stood by me when I went through that stage.
I'm seein' my father in me, I guess that's how it's meant to be
And I find I'm more and more like him each day
I notice I walk the way he walks I notice I talk the way he talks
I'm startin' to see my father in me.
And I'm happy to see my father in me...~ Paul Overstreet
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Sunday Morning Poetry
When I was a child I looked so much like my Dad. It drove me crazy when people would comment on it. What little girl wants to look like a big, strong, handsome man? I didn't get it then that they weren't saying I looked boyish. Truthfully, I acted like him, too. I shared a lot of his qualities, quirks, and traits. I wanted to be like my Mom - tiny, perfect, and beautiful. Instead, I was like my Dad - a passionate leader who tended toward impatience, and not tiny at all. And now? I'm still not tiny and I'll never be as beautiful as my Mom. But, each day, I hope I can be a little bit more like my Dad. He's kind, compassionate, considerate. He's competent, smart, and wildly productive. He's just the kind of man I love and admire. He's just the kind of person I'm proud to be like. I hope I will grow more and more like him as I get older and wiser. I pray that others will see my father in me. Because my Daddy? Well, his heart looks just like our Fathers'. I love you, Daddy. Happy Father's Day.
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