A young woman shared on Twitter that she had been receiving flowers from her deceased father on her birthday since she was 16.
“He pre-paid flowers so I could receive them every year on my birthday,” wrote Bailey Sellers in her post.
However, this year would be the last. A bouquet of purple blooms and a card with a special message were his parting gifts to her for her 21st birthday.
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. Well this is my 21st birthday flowers and the last. Miss you so much daddy. 💜 pic.twitter.com/vSafKyB2uO
Bailey’s father Michael was diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer in 2012 two weeks after Christmas, reports The Independent. He passed away six months later.
According to ABC News, Bailey was only a sophomore in high school during the diagnosis. The youngest of four, she chose to be homeschooled to care for her father.
ABC News reports that Michael also left surprises for his older children, according to their mother Kristy.
Her 33-year-old brother, sisters who are both 25 years old, and herself each have an embroidered handkerchief which he prayed over before his death, said the report. Michael requested his older daughters to use the handkerchiefs in their wedding bouquets, when the girls get married.
Michael also requested his wife to tell Bailey’s future husband to send her flowers on her birthday “in remembrance of me.” JB