Looking back to my late teens and early twenties, I thought I wanted to be nothing like you and made sure you knew it. Today, I am proud of the man I am and proud that the man I am is so much like my father! Who would have thought?
You have influenced me in ways that I do not think either of us could have foreseen. Your dedication to family, hard work, doing the right thing however inconvenient, and your unfailing commitment to me and my success has significantly contributed to the choices I have made in my own life. Given that we are a result of the choices we make in life, I give you much credit for the successes I enjoy in my life today.
You have always been and will continue to be my mentor, role model, and champion. I love you Dad.
Happy Birthday Dad!
Your loving son,