There are no shortcuts to being a good father. To be loved and respected the way your children do you is the ultimate reward all fathers could only hope for. You are truly deserving, Mahal, despite little shortcomings or failures if you may.
But our gift is that all your children have come to value who you are and hopefully what you had become.
And there's more. I believe the future holds a greater promise of endearing memories for you and your children.