Understanding the bond between a father and his daughter is no easy fete. It is often said that a girl’s father is her first hero. The bond that they have is like nothing else in the world and the stories of the bond between them are always amazing. However, there is one story that stands out from the rest. This is the story of Bailey Seller, a girl who lost her father at the age of 16 years. While the story has some sad parts, the overall love in the story will not be lost on anyone.
Meet Bailey Seller
When you come to know that Bailey lost her father during her teenage years because of cancer, you’d feel sorry for her. This happened just a few weeks before she was to turn 17 and her dad had ensured that Bailey would have a gift from him despite any circumstance.
Receiving The Gift On Her Birthday
When Bailey turned 17, she discovered that her father had prepaid for flowers. She received her first bouquet on her 17th birthday. “I just dropped,” she said. “I was completely shocked.” When she opened the gift, she thought it was from a secret admirer but upon opening the card, she found out that the gift was from her father.
The Next Year
The gifts did not stop there. On her 18th birthday, Bailey received another bouquet of pink roses along with a card that told her to spread her wings and fly, and that her dad will always love her.
The Following Year
For the next few years, she kept on receiving pink roses and white dahlias along with letters filled with messages of love. These gifts from beyond were all planned by her father when he knew that he would not be able to present them to her in person.
The Last Present
The last letter and bouquet came on her 21st birthday, on November 26, 2017. "I couldn't help but be so happy," she said of the bouquet's early arrival. "I think everything happens for a reason, and I think that happened for a reason."
The Letter For Her 21st Birthday
"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." And the letter ends with a promise from her dad: "I will still be with you through every milestone, just look around and there I will be."
Posting On Twitter
To tell the world how proud she is of her father, Bailey posted on Twitter and told the world her story. She recounted how she received the flowers each year and how she was proud to be her father’s daughter.
The tweet has more than 1 million likes and more than 340 thousand retweets. People from all over the world left heartwarming comments and condolences for Bailey and wished her a happy birthday.
In order to honor her father, Bailey got a tattoo of some of the words that her father left in the letter. She says that she admires them everyday and that they serve as an inspiration to do good in her life.
The Greatest Bond
In any loving relationship between a father and a daughter, you will notice that there is a lot of love and a whole lot of sacrifice. The daughters are always treated as princesses by their fathers and are a major factor in making a family whole.