Her dad died when she was 16 but he pre-paid for flowers until she turned 21. This year she received the last hand written card from him.


When Bailey Sellers turned 17 on Nov. 26, 2013, there was an unexpected bouquet of flowers that was delivered to her.

“Happy birthday,’’ the note read. “You’ll receive these until you’re 21. Love, Dad.”

Her father, Michael Sellers passed away from pancreatic cancer at 56 but before he died, he hand wrote 5 cards and pre-paid for flowers to be delivered to her every year on her birthday until she turned 21.

This year Bailey turned 21 and she received the last hand written card from her dad. While the previous years’ flowers usually had short greetings, this time a handwritten note with butterfly stickers was attached.

The card he wrote was his last love letter to her, asking her to not cry for him anymore.


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.

You are and will always be the most precious jewel I was given.

It is your 21st birthday and I want you to always respect your momma and stay true to yourself.

Be happy and live life to the fullest.

I will still be with you through every milestone, just look around and there I will be.

I love you Boo Boo and Happy Birthday!!!


Sources: Twitter
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