August 03, 2020
A Tennessee college student lit up Twitter with her emotional post about how she has received pre-ordered flowers from her deceased father on her birthdays.
Bailey Sellers' father, Michael Sellers died on August 25, 2013, at 56. He died barely six months after he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.
At the time of his diagnosis, Bailey was a sophomore in high school and decided to be home-schooled to help her mom take care of her late father. During that period, the bond between the father and his youngest daughter grew stronger.
In one of his last acts before his death, Michael made arrangements for his daughter to receive a bouquet every year on her birthday, until her 21st birthday.
On November 26, 2017, Bailey turned 21and the tradition from the previous years continued. Two days before her birthday, she received her last set of flowers, a purple bouquet. Bailey took to her Twitter account to share a picture of the bouquet alongside the caption,
"My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer, and before he died, he pre payed flowers so I could receive them every year on my birthday..."
Bailey explained how she had received a birthday bouquet and note from her father every year since her 17th birthday which was only a few months after her father's death. The letter that Bailey received from her deceased father detailed how she would be receiving flowers on her birthdays until she turned 21.
Bailey's emotional Twitter post even got the attention of her favorite singer, Cole Swindell, who sent his love and prayer...
And the late Michael Sellers also had special surprises planned for his other children before his death. His widow, Kristy Sellers, revealed that each of their children received an embroidered handkerchief which their late dad had prayed over before his death. Kristy also revealed she knew of her husband's plans. In her words,
"We were sitting on the couch -- and it was about a month before he passed away -- and he said he had already done it. That this was what his plans were."
Meanwhile, Bailey's Twitter post quickly went viral, drawing over 330,000 retweets and more than 1.4 million likes from people worldwide in less than 48 hours.
The post also garnered over 13,000 comments from people in the US and across the world. Many of the commenters showered encomiums on Bailey and her late father, Michael.
Bailey's emotional Twitter post even got the attention of her favorite singer, Cole Swindell, who sent his love and prayers to the young lady.
Bailey revealed she treasures every note left for her by her dad and even though she will not be getting any more letters or bouquets, she would always be close to him.