Ms Patterson texted her dad's number every day and recently she was surprised to receive a response (pictured above). But, this time, she got a response.
Introducing himself as Brad, the man confessed that he lost his own daughter in a vehicle wreck in 2014, just one year before Patterson's father died, and has taken comfort from her daily messages these last few years.
The man on the other end of the phone introduced himself as Brad and told Chastity about how he lost his daughter in a vehicle wreck in 2014. "I just wanted to say I love you and I really do miss you!" "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. He added that he had wished that his daughter would've been able to become the woman that Patterson had.
"Jason was not my "biological" father, but blood could not make him any closer!" she wrote.
"I look forward to your morning messages and your nightly updates", he wrote back. But she sent text messages to his phone number every day texted his phone every day to share updates on her life and was shocked to get a reply last week.
The bereaved father went on to praise Chastity for her achievements calling her his own "angel" after he lost his own daughter in a devastating auto crash.
"It's been 4 years since I lost you and not a day goes by that I don't miss you".
Patterson mentioned Brad's response was an indication that "everything is OK" - and that she may lastly let Ligons go.
"When you text me, I know it's a message from God", he continued. He gave me you, my little angel.
She then explained some of the highs and lows she had gone through over the past few years, such as successfully finishing college and graduating with honors and falling in love, only to be left heartbroken. "I have known him my whole life". "No one can tell you how to cope and no one can tell you how long, but you need to do it". "I'm sorry you have to go through this but if it makes it any better, I am very proud of you! P.S". She added: "He never missed a school dance, prom, my games and YES he would give me long talks about my mouth and attitude".
"Hey Dad, it's ME".
"I shared my messages for my friends and family to see that there is a God and it might take 4 years, but he shows up right on time!"
'SO YES Jason was my father but he was a role model for many kids in our town'.