This Single Dad Was Afraid Of Failure… His Heartbreaking Post Is Destroying The Internet.
Richard Johnson felt lonely and scared when his partner left him and their one-month-old daughter, Persephone. The 21-year-old believes the baby’s mom left due to postpartum depression. Johnson admits he cried many nights while he held his sleeping baby. He did not feel confident he was up to the task. This is when he came across a Facebook page called Life of Dad.
The Las Vegas resident, “saw that there were other fathers out there who were in similar predicaments as me.” This gave him the extra push to move forward. Persephone is now a 10-month-old baby who is happy. He recently thanked all the fathers who have inspired him.
"One night in particular was the night she first crawled. She came to me and laid her tiny little hand on my cheek and stared into my eyes. I took it as "Come on Daddy, we have a lot to do." So I told her no more crying for either of us and we were going to fight to be happy. We've kept true to that promise. A few days later I found Life of Dad."
Johnson was raised by his single mom. His dad left the family when he was only six years old.
Johnson is thankful for all the outpouring support. He hopes he can encourage other dads that may be feeling scared and overwhelmed.
"For any single parents out there, if you ever feel like the load is to much or you're just not good enough. Look into your amazing child's eyes and just tell them you love them. You'd be amazed to see how much strength you have when someone else is counting on you and loving you more and more for what you're doing. You'll find strength where you thought you had none."
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