Losing a loved one, particularly a mother or father, can be extremely emotional. Chastity Patterson, who lost her father four years ago, has been sending a text to his cell number every day sharing what her day was like. So, as she has for the last four years, Patterson texted her dad’s number — only this time, someone named Brad texted her back.
“Hey Dad, it’s ME. Tomorrow is going to be a tough day again!” Patterson said in the text messages she posted on Facebook, Patterson recapped the high and low points of her day in the text. The Arkansas woman says she has talked about beating cancer, finding love only to experience heartbreak and a myriad of other topics.
After sending the lengthy message, Patterson was shocked to see her phone light up with a response from her father’s number. As emotions flooded her over, she read the text message.
“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,” Brad explained.
“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,” he said.
Brad ended his heartwarming message by letting her know another father is now looking over her.
“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.”