Losing a loved one can be really hard, and Chastity Patterson, losing her surrogate father just four years ago found a great way to ease her feelings a little, she would text him every day, well his number, with updates…
She would tell him things about her life, still at the age of 23-years-old she felt she still had a lot to say about things in her life, but she wasn’t expecting to get a response!
One day, a Thursday, she got a response, the night before the fourth anniversary of her father’s passing…
She posted on Facebook:
“I text my dad every day to let him know how my day goes, for the past four years!”
“Today was my sign that everything is OK and I can let him rest!”
She shares in the screenshots of her messages how she finished college, beat cancer, and recovered from a heartbreak…
In the surprise response, she received a heartfelt message from a man called Brad who tragically lost his own daughter in a car accident many years back.
“My name is Brad and I lost my daughter in a car wreck August 2014 and your messages have 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 for years and I have watched you grow more than anyone,” Brad said. “I have wanted to text you back for years, but I didn’t want to break your heart.”
I text my dad everyday to let him know how my day goes, for the past Four years! Today was my sign that everything is okay and I can let him rest! ❤️ Jason Ligons
Brad described her as:
“an extraordinary woman”
He also said that sharing that he wishes his daughter could have grown up to become a fine woman, like Patterson.
“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. He gave me you, my little angel and I knew this day was coming”
“I’m sorry you have to go through this, but if it makes it any better, I am very proud of you!”
The post has since got around 140,000 likes and 20,000 commenters too!
Patterson said that although Jason Ligons, who passed at age 36 was not her biological father “blood could not make him any closer.”
Patterson says Jason had her working at his skating rink, US 67 Skating Rink, to keep her out of trouble, and by the time she was in 6th grade, he was introducing her as his daughter, so sweet.
“And from that moment on he was a dad to me”
“I didn’t share my messages to gain anything and I didn’t share them because I was looking for a father, I had one and I still have my real dad.”
“I shared my messages for my friends and family to see that there is a God and it might take four years, but he shows up right on time!”