Single father pens heartwarming post about raising his infant alone

More Single Fathers In The United States Than Ever Before
More Single Fathers In The United States Than Ever Before

Any mom or dad can tell you raising a child is no easy feat. But for single parents, it's a challenge that's feels even harder to tackle.

Richard Johnson understands just how difficult -- but also rewarding -- single parenting can be. The young father poured out his heart in a viral Facebook post, published to the popular page Life of a Dad, claiming:

%shareLinks-quote="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." type="quote" author="Richard Johnson " authordesc="" isquoteoftheday="false"%

Johnson is the father to an adorable 10-month-old girl named Persephone. He started raising his infant alone 9 months ago after her mother left due to issues with depression. But when tragedy struck, the father found hope in the incredible tales from other parents experiencing the same things he was.

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

Johnson's post garnered an unbelievable response and within just 24 hours, he uploaded another post with more words of encouragement. The young dad also went on to explain more about his estranged wife, and the underlying reason as to why he was so scared to raise a child single-handedly.

I honestly don't know what to say. I've been reading everyone's comments and I'd be lying if I said I haven't became a...

Posted by Life of Dad on Wednesday, November 11, 2015

At the end of the day, Richard Johnson knows that as tough as his job as a single parent is, it's so worth it.

%shareLinks-quote="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." type="quote" author="Richard Johnson " authordesc="" isquoteoftheday="false"%

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