I WANT TO BE JUST LIKE YOU!


This morning, on our way to the bus stop, I had this song playing in the car.  My son Joel said, “Mom…don’t start cryin’ now…but out of all the people I know…I DO want to be just like you!”
I got all teary-eyed, and said, “Why me?”
He said, “Cause you’re not too good…but you’re not too bad either!  You get mad, but not for long.  And most of all…you forgive me…even before I say sorry!  I DO want to be just like you!”
-anita
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I want to be just like you
He climbs in my lap for a goodnight hug
He calls me (Mom) and I call him Bub
With his faded old pillow and a bear named Pooh
He snuggles up close and says, “I want to be like you”
I tuck him in bed and I kiss him goodnight
Trippin’ over the toys as I turn out the light
And I whisper a prayer that someday he’ll see
He’s got a father in God ’cause he’s seen Jesus in me

Lord, I want to be just like You
‘Cause he wants to be just like me
I want to be a holy example
For his innocent eyes to see
Help me be a living Bible, Lord
That my little boy can read
I want to be just like You
‘Cause he wants to be like me

Got to admit I’ve got so far to go
Make so many mistakes and I’m sure that You know
Sometimes it seems no matter how hard I try
With all the pressures in life I just can’t get it all right
But I’m trying so hard to learn from the best
Being patient and kind, filled with Your tenderness
‘Cause I know that he’ll learn from the things that he sees
And the Jesus he finds will be the Jesus in me

Lord, I want to be just like you…
Right now from where he stands I may seem mighty tall
But it’s only ’cause I’m learning from the best Father of them all

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