I've learned more from you than I'll ever know.
You didn't even have to teach me. I just had to watch and listen.
You let me choose my own path. I didn't always take your advice, but that's okay. I know that even though you watched me make mistakes and it probably ate at you inside, you wouldn't have wanted it any other way. I now understand that you were allowing me to learn from my mistakes, which ultimately has made me a better, stronger person.
While my life has not brought fatherhood my way, should I ever become a parent I could only hope to be half the Dad that you are to me.
Today if I ever wonder what is the right thing to do, I ask myself, "What would Dad do in this situation?"
Thank you, Dad - for all that you have done, and for all that you continue to do. You are my role model, and for that I am eternally grateful.
I love you. Happy Father's Day.