23-year-old Chastity Patterson from Arkansas has shared a remarkable emo story on Facebook. The young woman claims that she sent text messages to her deceased father for four years. Thursday she suddenly received an answer. From a man who had lost his daughter himself. “A sign that everything is okay and that I can now let him rest,” she writes.
“Hey dad, it’s me,” Patterson started her last text message to her late father, Jason Ligons, the day before the fourth anniversary of his death. “Tomorrow will be a tough day.” Patterson seized on that sad birthday to look for “closure,” so that the death of Ligons could be given a permanent place.
In her umpteenth message to him, Patterson gave a brief overview of her life over the past four years. She overcame cancer, completed her studies, fell in love, was left with a broken heart, was very deep in the pit, but then found someone who saved her life. She doesn’t have any children yet, but she is ready. She is afraid of marriage because Ligons will not be able to lead her to the altar. And no, she has not yet lost her “dirty leaf” and her “attitude”. They all wrote that.
To her surprise, a text message from her to Jason Ligons old song was suddenly answered for the first time. “Hey sweetheart, I’m not your father, but I’ve been receiving your messages for four years,” the person responded. “I look forward to your morning messages and your nightly updates. I’m Brad. I lost my daughter in a car accident in August 2014, and your messages kept me alive. If you text me, I know it’s a message from God.”
Brad wrote that he often wanted to answer Patterson, but “did not dare to break her heart.” “You are an exceptional woman, and I wish my daughter would have become like you. Thank you for your daily updates. You remind me that there is a God and that it is not his fault that my daughter is no longer there. He gave me you, my little angel, and I knew this day was coming. ”Brad decides that he is“ very proud ”of Chastity Patterson and is already looking forward to tomorrow’s updates.
After her story went viral, Patterson announced in an update on Facebook that Jason Ligons was not her biological father. “But a blood bond would not have made it closer to me.” Ligons himself was killed in a car accident in 2015. He was barely 36. Patterson emphasized that she saw him as her dad, even though her biological father is still alive. “I’ve known him all my life,” she wrote. “He didn’t miss a single school performance, ball or competition, and yes, he had long conversations about my dirty magazine and my attitude. I cried with him, told him everything and even became very independent because he took the time to love me and show me what happiness is. So, yes, Jason was my father, but he was also a role model for many children in our city.”
For the critics who find her improbable experience just a bit too coincidental, Patterson still had answers to some tricky questions:
- No, I don’t know Brad (if that’s his real name).
- Yes, I knew my messages arrived at a recipient.
- No, I didn’t let him know everything. Sometimes it was a typical ‘good morning’ or that I had got through the day well.
- I don’t know how long he actually received my messages and I don’t care. I’m just glad he got them.
- Yes, I sent him an update over the past four years because I was ready to let him rest.