Arkansas Woman Texts Her Deceased Father For Four Years – Then Gets A Response

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We all deal with grief in our own ways. An Arkansas woman texted her deceased father for four years, updating him on her day-to-day life. She neither receiving nor expecting a reply, until recently…

Talk About Devotion

23-year-old Chastity Patterson lost her father over four years ago but continued to text him. Like every day, she texted her father’s number, on the 24th, the night before the fourth anniversary of his death. In her texts, Ms. Patterson recapped all the highs and lows of her life. Patterson talked about beating cancer, how she finished college. She told him about graduating with honors, and how she fell in love and had her heartbroken. She posted one of her latest texts on Facebook.

Her Post/Text

Her post started by saying:
“I text my dad every day to let him know how my day goes, or the past Four years! Today was my sign that everything is okay and I can let him rest! [Heart] Jason Ligons”

Her text said:
“Hey Dad it’s ME
Tomorrow is going to be a tough day again! It’s been 4 years since I lost you and not a day goes by that I don’t miss you. A lot has happened in that small time, but I’m sure you know since I tell you all the time. First, I beat cancer and I haven’t gotten sick since you were here, like I promised you I would take better care of myself!

I finished college and graduated with honors, now I’m back and finishing up again! I fell in love and had my heart broken ( you would have killed him ) but I picked my head up and became an even stronger woman. Then I lost all my friends and hit rock bottom, but I found someone who came into my life and saved me! I don’t have any children yet, you would be so happy, but I’m ready.

I still drive momma crazy every day, but I’m keeping her on her toes.

I’m sorry I wasn’t there when you needed me the most, but one day we will will our chance to watch that game! Also, I’m afraid of marriage because I’ll have to walk that long aisle alone and you won’t be there to tell me everything will be okay. I’m doing great, you would be so proud of the woman I have become……

NOOOOO my smart mouth and attitude has not changed and NO I have not gained weight it only goes to my head! I just wanted to say I love you and I really do miss you!”

Not She That Expected Any Response, But Certainly Not This One!

“Hi sweetheart, I am not your father, but I have been getting all your messages for the past 4 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 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 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.

You are an extraordinary woman and I wish my daughter would have become 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. He gave me you, my little angel and I knew this day was coming.

Everything will be okay, you to push yourself everyday and shine the light God gave you. I’m sorry you have to go through this, but if it makes it any better, I am very proud of you!

P.S. I think your father would be happy to know you brought another dog instead of having children. Take care and I look forward to your updates tomorrow.”

Is This The Most Happiest Depressing Thing Every Or What?

In a later post, Ms. Patterson said that Jason Ligons was no her biological father, but he was the best father she could’ve asked for. “Jason was not by ‘biological’ father, but blood could not make him any closer! He never missed a school dance, prom, my games and YES he would give me long talks about my mouth and attitude.

I had to introduce my boyfriends to him (If I was allowed to date) and he would act like a normal dad and give us the long talk. I shared my messages for my friends and family to see that there is a God and it make take 4 years, but he shows up right on time!” she said according to 

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