Post by single dad on parenting goes viral

A father with a 10-month old baby girl says he went through a very difficult period in the early weeks after his daughter's birth.
Richard Johnson, 21, says he instantly became a single dad when the girl's mother walked out on them, possibly due to post-partum depression. 
Johnson says he came upon Life of Dad, a Facebook page for fathers, that offered the advice and support he needed.
Johnson took to Facebook this week to thank the people behind the page.
The post has gone viral.
Life of Dad,
My name is Richard Johnson, and I'm a single father to a beautiful little girl named Persephone. Her mother left about a month after she was born. We still don't know exactly why, but we suspect post-partum depression played a part. In the first few weeks of it being just her and me, I stumbled upon your page by accident. I was so nervous and scared about being a father in general, but now I was a single father and had to fulfill two roles. I wasn't sure I could do it.
I had read every "new parent" book I could find and clocked in over 1000 hours in YouTube videos from everything to braiding hair and painting nails to theories on how to deal with common parental issues. I then started to watch your page more closely and saw that there were other fathers out there who were in similar predicaments as me. The page started to turn into a major confidence booster and really helped me through all of this.
I always look forward to photo submissions and reading the stories of some of the awesome dads out there in this community. You truly helped my daughter and me through a very difficult time.
We're both very happy now and continue to grow together everyday. She's now 10 months, and I now get asked by my friends for parenting advice constantly. We've come a long way, my daughter and me, and we definitely owe part of that to this page and the people within it. So from both of us, we wanted to thank you.
Persephone & Richard Johnson
Click below for the post on Life of Dad: 

Life of Dad,My name is Richard Johnson, and I'm a single father to a beautiful little girl named Persephone. Her...

Posted by Life of Dad on Tuesday, November 10, 2015


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