By Laurie Deez
A 23 year old lady, Chastity Patterson, was left in shock after she received a text from her late father’s phone after she constantly messaged him for four years.
Chastity sent her late father, Jason Ligons’ phone text message updates on her life as a way to keep his memory alive, and last week, a night before the fourth anniversary of his death texted his number saying: ‘Hey Dad, it’s ME. Tomorrow is going to be a tough day again!’ “I’m doing great, you would be so proud of the woman I have become,” she added. She signed off with, “I just wanted to say I love you and I really do miss you!”
To Chastity’s shock and surprise, a man named Brad responded, revealing that he lost his own daughter in 2014 and that her texts have kept him going.
After reading his text, Chastity said in a lengthy Facebook post shared more than 307,000 times that his reply shows her father is at peace. She also wrote about beating cancer, falling in love and having her heart broken, joking that he “would have killed him.”
“I lost all my friends and hit rock bottom, but I found someone who came into my life and saved me,” Patterson wrote in the emoji-filled message.
Brad’s message read: ‘Hi sweetheart, I am not your father, but I have been getting all your messages for the past four years. ‘I look forward to your morning messages and your nightly updates.
‘My name is Brad and I lost my daughter in a car wreck August 2014 and your messages kept me alive. ‘When you text me, I know it’s a message from God. ‘I’m sorry you lost someone so close to you, but I have listened to you over the years and I have watched you grow and go through more than anyone.
‘I have wanted to text you back for years, but I didn’t want to break your heart.’
He added: ‘You are an extraordinary woman and I wish my daughter would have become the woman you are, thank you for your everyday updates, you remind me that there is a God and it wasn’t his fault that my little girl is gone.’
Patterson said Brad’s response was a sign that “everything is OK” — and that she could finally let Ligons go.
Her post touched the hearts of people all over the internet and the young girl told users about her late dad. He told them that her father was not her biological dad. However, he was the one whom she looked up to from a very young age. “I’ve cried with him, told him everything and even became very independent because he took the time to love me and show me what happiness looks like. SO YES Jason was my father but he was a role model for many kids in our town. I shared my messages for my friends and family to see that there is a God and it might take 4 years, but he shows up right on time!” wrote the girl, according to Daily Mail.