Default [Q] Weird text issue

Ok today there was a text in my list of messages - said from "Anonymous" and then you open it it was blank, and had no sender. I assumed it was a "draft" that saved. So I held finger on it, hit delete. then it deleted ALL MY TEXTS.
I have backup set to my Gmail account, but how do I restore them back to phone?
ALso found this (sorry stupid program) DrFoneForAndroid, paid $50 downloaded it it proceeded to scan phone, a box flashed on my phone that DrFone wanted to restore files from backup but as I was reading it it went away. then program on computer showed cannot restore your data without Root. There wasnt anything saying I had to have it rooted!
Ugggg I just want my texts back. Any help?

AT&T Note 3
KitKat update
NOT Rooted
Using NovaLauncher
Would Root it, if i KNEW it would work ok