Name: Johnie Palmer | City: Dallas, TX | IG: @Johnie_the_realtor
Take us through your thoughts the moment you realized your child was ready to come into this world.
I can’t lie, I was extremely nervous and scared. I was 25 at the time and my life was totally different then it is now. I didn’t know how this person that was a street dude, was going to turn out to be a dad because I grew up with no dad. He killed himself when I was around 9 months so in my head I knew I would never let my daughter go without having a dad in her life.
What were your physical, mental, and emotional feelings while in the delivery room as your child was entering the world.
I was really nervous in the delivery room. I know for sure I was sweating. I was just praying that everything with smooth with no complications. It was tough watching my daughters mom go through the pain she was going through. But when I heard that first cry, I knew everything was ok and my baby girl was here. I could breath again.
Describe what it felt like holding your child for the first time?
It was such a joyful moment holding my daughter for the first time. It was like a love that I had never felt before. All I wanted to do was love and kiss on her. It definitely brought tears to my eyes.
Do you have any advice for fathers who are expecting for the first time?
Embrace the journey. From start to finish. From the time your lady starts to show to the time you see your baby in the delivery room for the first time. Don’t take these moments for granted because before you know it they will have grown so fast right before your eyes. Always be a huge part of there life and show them what a real father’s love is suppose to feel like. They need us.