His wife abandoned him and their one-month-old baby so he wrote a letter that brought tears to thousands of people



In today’s world, it’s fairly typical to hear accounts of dads who leave their kids and partners without ever getting in touch. Mothers who leave their family, meanwhile, are an uncommon occurrence. Richard, a young man, had that experience.

In January, he experienced fatherhood for the first time. His life was flipped upside down when his luck ran out.
When Persephone, his daughter, was just one month old, his wife left him and traveled to California.



Since Richard’s wife threatened to place their daughter up for adoption if he didn’t pick her up right away, she must have had postpartum depression.

Richard quickly traveled to California to pick up his daughter since he didn’t want to lose her. Although his daughter would be delighted to see him again, their future remained uncertain.

Richard never provided care for a child by himself. He sought assistance from the Life of Dad Facebook page whenever he was in need. The organization of single fathers was able to provide Richard with the assistance he required.

He penned a letter to the organization, which instantly became viral and spread like wildfire online.
Richard’s amazing message is as follows:



Pretty Persephone Johnson lives with her single father Richard Johnson after her mother passed away around a month after she was born. Although we still don’t know why she departed, we believe postpartum depression had a significant influence.
In the first few weeks I ran across your group when it was just myself and my kid. Being a single parent required me to perform two responsibilities, which made me feel anxious and afraid. I had no idea how to handle it.


“I devoured every ‘New Parent’ book I could get my hands on and watched over a thousand hours of parent education videos, covering everything from hair braiding to nail art to theories on how to deal with everyday issues. Then I found out that other fathers had had the same issues I had. I acquired confidence from the group and was able to get through this.

I like viewing photos of and reading about the outstanding fathers in your town. You have been a huge assistance to my daughter and I through these trying times.
We’re both content right now, and we’re becoming closer every day. My friends are contacting me for parenting advice now that daughter is 10 months old as a favor. My daughter and I have gone a long way, and we owe the organization and its members a tremendous deal. On behalf of the two of us, thank you.
With respect, Richard Johnson and Persephone



It’s never simple to be a single parent, whether you’re a father or a mother. Anyone who achieves it is deserving of appreciation on a global scale!

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