Woman Gets Last Birthday Present From Dad Who Died Years Ago

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"This is my last love letter to you until we meet again. I do not want you to shed another tear for me my baby girl, for I am in a better place.”

 

 

A Tennessee woman celebrated her birthday with a bittersweet gift from beyond the grave, flowers from her father, who died five years ago but still managed to make his “baby girl” smile.

Bailey Sellers' dad pre-paid for a bunch of flowers to be delivered to his young daughter for her birthday every year until she turned 21, knowing he would not live to be there in person after being diagnosed with cancer.

“My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he pre-paid flowers so I could receive them every year on my birthday,” the Knoxville woman said in a heartrending post on Twitter.

While the beautiful flowers are special to Sellers, she said it does make her special day rather difficult. 

The note from her father said, “This is my last love letter to you until we meet again. I do not want you to shed another tear for me, my baby girl, for I am in a better place.”

Michael William Sellers also told his daughter to always respect her mother and stay true to herself.

“Be happy and live life to the fullest,” he wrote. “I will still be with you through every milestone, just look around and there I will be.”

Michael discovered he had stage four pancreatic cancer two weeks after Christmas in 2012. While he was only given two weeks to live, he survived for six months before passing. 

“Every year I looked forward to my birthday because I felt like he was still here with me but this is the last year I get them so it's so heart breaking,” the daughter wrote on social media.

Having shared her dad's last words to her, it didn't take long for others to react and express how touching his gesture was. It also struck a powerful chord with others who lost their parents tragically young. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Her post has been shared over 250,000 times and liked by more than 1 million people.

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