My son recently came into this world, in a normal way… But I had to work, I had so many commitments…
My son learned to eat when he least expected it. He started talking when I wasn’t there. As he grew older, he said, “Dad, someday I’ll be like you. When will you back at home?” – “I don’t know, my son, but when I come back we’ll play together…, you’ll see.”
My son turned ten and said, “Thanks for the ball, Dad. Do you want to play with me?” – “Not today, my son, I have much to do.” – “It’s okay dad, another day it will be,” and he left smiling, and always on his lips the words: “I want to be like you. When do you come home, Dad?” – “I don’t know, son, but when I come back we’ll play together…, you’ll see.”
My son came back from college, quite a man. “Son, I am very proud of you. Sit down and let’s talk a little.” – “Not today, Dad, I have commitments…; Please lend me the car to go visit some friends.”
Now I have retired and my son lives in a nearby neighborhood. Today I called him: “Hello, my son, I want to see you.” – “I’d love to, Dad, but I don’t have time…; you know, work, children…; but thanks for calling, it was great to talk to you.”
When I hung up the phone I realized that my son had fulfilled his wish, he was exactly like me.