This young woman intimately knows the pain of losing a parent.
No stranger to the death of a loved one, Bailey Sellers lost her father when she was just 16. Her dad, Michael, was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2013. It was an extremely aggressive form of the disease, and he was given only two weeks to live. It was so sudden, Bailey barely had time to come to terms with what was happening before her dad passed away.
Even though it was a swift process, Bailey's dad made sure she'd remember him.
Although the pain of losing her father was immense, he left something behind to comfort his beloved daughter, the baby of four children. Bailey recently posted on Twitter, letting everyone know that she’d received a 21st birthday gift from her dad, even though he wasn’t with her anymore.
In an amazing act of forethought, Michael planned a birthday gift every year.
Bailey shared pictures of flowers and a card that could soften even the hardest of hearts. As she explains it, Michael prepaid to have beautiful flowers delivered to his daughter, every year until her 21st birthday. She’d been receiving them for several birthdays and this year was her last one, making the experience bittersweet, to say the least.
The last of his gifts reflects a special bond.
A 21st birthday is a big occasion for any young adult, but for Bailey it marked the end of something special and sweet. Michael had doted on his youngest girl, making sure he was there to coach her basketball team for 11 years and standing next to her in the hospital, while she dealt with multiples heath issues of her own. Making sure she had a birthday gift from him, even after his passing, was par for the course to this wonderful father.
But the gift of flowers had to come to an end, and that was hard in numerous ways for a beloved daughter.
Michael Seller’s thoughtful birthday gifts were only meant to go on for a certain amount of time, and that fact made this milestone year an extremely tough one for Bailey. She didn’t hold back when she let everyone know exactly how raw the final present of gorgeous flowers was for her, and the enormous amount of followers on her thread were quick to agree.