‘This is my last love letter to you until we meet again.’: Tennessee woman, 21, shares photos of final birthday flower bouquet from father from beyond the grave

A Tennessee woman is gifted flowers by her late father every year on her birthday just received her last bouquet gift.

Bailey Sellers has been given pre-paid flowers from her dad, Michael William Sellers, since his death and received her last purple bouquet on Friday.

‘My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he pre-paid flowers so I could receive them every year on my birthday,’ the Knoxville woman said in a post on Twitter.

Bailey Sellers was gifted pre-paid flowers from her dad, Michael William Sellers, and received her last purple bouquet on Friday

Bailey Sellers was gifted pre-paid flowers from her dad, Michael William Sellers, and received her last purple bouquet on Friday

'My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he pre-paid flowers so I could receive them every year on my birthday,' Bailey Sellers said
'My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he pre-paid flowers so I could receive them every year on my birthday,' Bailey Sellers said

‘My dad passed away when I was 16 from cancer and before he died he pre-paid flowers so I could receive them every year on my birthday,’ Bailey Sellers said in a Twitter post showing the note and the flowers

‘Well this is my 21st birthday flowers and the last. Miss you so much daddy.’

And while the beautiful flowers are special to Bailey, it does make her special day rather difficult.

‘Ever since my dad passed away I’ve hated my birthday and I dread it every year because he always made it so special,’ Bailey said to The New York Post

'Ever since my dad passed away I've hated my birthday and I dread it every year because he always made it so special,' the Knoxville native said to The New York Post

‘Ever since my dad passed away I’ve hated my birthday and I dread it every year because he always made it so special,’ the Knoxville native said to The New York Post

The note from her father (pictured with Bailey Sellers) said: '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'

The note from her father (pictured with Bailey Sellers) said: ‘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’

‘I was especially dreading my 21st because I knew it would be the last year.’

But this year, the flowers and card that went along with them was particularly emotional.

‘I broke down,’ said the Eastern Tennessee University Student. 

‘That letter was very very awesome and sad all at the same time.’

The note from her father said: ‘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 William Sellers (left with Bailey) was informed that he had stage four pancreatic cancer two weeks after Christmas in 2012

Michael William Sellers (left with Bailey) was informed that he had stage four pancreatic cancer two weeks after Christmas in 2012

While he was only given two weeks to live, he survived for six months before passing and left behind his wife, Bailey and three other children

While he was only given two weeks to live, he survived for six months before passing and left behind his wife, Bailey and three other children

Bailey’s father note also gave her clear instructions to respect her mother and be as authentic as possible. 

‘Be happy and live life to the fullest,’ he added. 

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

Michael was informed that he had stage four pancreatic cancer two weeks after Christmas in 2012.

While he was only given two weeks to live, he survived for six months before passing. 

He left behind Bailey along with her mom and three other children.

Bailey has been posting a picture of her flowers on social media every year but this year the post has gone viral with just under a million likes and close to 220,000 retweets

Bailey has been posting a picture of her flowers on social media every year but this year the post has gone viral with just under a million likes and close to 220,000 retweets

Bailey has been posting a picture of her flowers on social media every year but this year the post has gone viral with just under a million likes and close to 220,000 retweets.

 ‘He was trying to make my birthday spectacular,’ said the psychology student.

‘He would be very proud. I don’t even know. He would honestly say it was God, he’d be very proud that it touched a lot of people.’