Michael Sellers died four years ago of pancreatic cancer, but that didn’t stop him from celebrating his youngest daughter’s 21st birthday.

Bailey had been receiving flowers from her father since she was 17 and he promised to send them up until she turned 21. Two days before her 21st birthday, Bailey got her final bouquet of flowers with a heartwarming note from her father. The note read, “Bailey, 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 had died just six months after his diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer. Bailey, who was a sophomore at the time, dropped out of high-school and began homeschooling in order to help her mother with Michael. During those rough months, the bond between father and daughter grew.

That first set of flowers came three short months after Michael’s death with a card that read, “I loved you first…Happy 17th!”

Kristy Sellers knew of her late husband’s plans. “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,” she said. “He said, ‘I’m going to do it until her 21st birthday. And if she’s married, ask her significant other to send her flowers in remembrance of me.’”

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