NEWPORT, Arkansas – A 23 year old lady, Chastity Patterson, was left in shock after she received a text from her late father’s phone after she continuosly 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!’
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 Facebook post that his reply shows her father is at peace.
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.’