A father of four children, who died in 2013 of pancreatic cancer, thought of the future when it came to his youngest daughter.
Bailey Sellers wrote in a viral post on Twitter that her father, Michael, sent flowers every year on his birthday since he was 17, and promised to send them every year until he was 21 years old. And in fact, she the last set of flowers, a purple bouquet, arrived this year two days before her 21st birthday real on November 26.
A moving note included with the flowers read in part, "Bailey, this is my last love letter until we meet again, I do not want you to shed another tear for me, my baby because I'm in a better place."
The student from East Tennessee State University said about the final letter: "I was so happy to read that message."
Michael Sellers died on August 25, 2013, at the age of 56 years. His 18-year-old wife, Kristy Sellers, told ABC News that she had died six months later. the day since he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in stage four.
Bailey Sellers, originally from Knoxville, Tennessee, was in her second year of high school and chose to leave school to help her mother care for her late father.
"I was educated at home so I could help my mother … because I could not work anymore," she added.
It was during those times that the bond between father and daughter grew even more.
Bailey Sellers obtained her first flower set three months after her death. The card said: "I loved you first … happy 17th! Love, dad." Another letter would detail that he would receive flowers on his birthday until he was 21 years old.
Kristy Sellers said she knew about her husband's plan.
"We were sitting on the sofa, and it was a month before his death, and he said he had already done it, that was his plan," recalled Kristy Sellers. . "He said:" I'll do it until I'm 21. And if you're married, ask your partner to send flowers so he remembers me. "
And the late Michael Sellers not only remembered his youngest son. He had special surprises for each of his children, according to Bailey Sellers.
Each of his children, according to his widow, who is between 21 and 33 years old, received an embroidered handkerchief for which Michael Sellers prayed before dying. She wants her two older daughters, Morgan and Abigail, both 25, to use the handkerchief in their bouquets when they finally walk down the aisle.
Bailey Sellers, who still treasures the notes his father left him, including a diary, knows that he will still be close to his father despite not getting another bouquet.
"He was my best friend, I admired him so much," he said. "He was just a great person in general."