Happy Birthday to the man who inspired in me no less than a lifetime of confidence- My father

In wishing my Father a Happy Birthday this Monday morning, I chose to use a post that I had written two years ago. It is indeed apt because I suppose there is no other way of saying it.

"Today is my father's birthday and I want to wish him a very happy birthday! Our relationship has certainly had its ups and downs over the years, but I want you to know that nothing that I have ever achieved or at least attempted would have been possible without you. You are the foundation on which I stand; my confidence and fundamental belief in myself and worth comes from you. The only thing left for me to say is "thank you" and "I love you"."