My name is Irina. I gave birth to my child in the 10th grade. For almost 5 years I hid the identity of the father of the child.
My mother found out about my pregnancy late, as I was always overweight. Mom probably thought I was getting a little better. But, when the weight gain became too noticeable, my mother took me to an endocrinologist. It was there that she learned everything.
Mom was shocked. She didn’t expect this. She asked who is the father of the child, but I hid everything. This angered her even more. She tried to get the truth out of me, but I didn’t say anything.
When the school found out about my early pregnancy, it became even harder. Gossip, swearing, inappropriate comments, speculation about the father. But I did my best and didn’t say anything.
My daughter was born this summer. I named her Alice. She has eyes the color of the sea.
Mom took maternity leave to help me look after the baby.
When I graduated from high school, I went to a neighboring city to study on a budget. The daughter was raised by her mother and grandmother. I got in and got a job right away.
In addition to the money I earned, every month I received a certain amount of money, but I did not tell anyone where I got it from.
3 years have passed. I took my daughter with me. Then I rented an apartment in the city, studied and worked in an advertising agency.
My daughter was too smart for her age. She started reading when she was only 3 years old.
Mom was still trying to find out the name of Alice’s father, but I stubbornly hid it.
Alice went to kindergarten, I graduated from the university and began working full-time graphics in the same advertising agency.
One summer I came home with my boyfriend. Mom immediately remembered him: we were in the same class. She noticed how similar they were to Alice: the same color of hair, eyes, the same ears.
Then I told my mother the whole truth. Andrew is the father of the child. That monthly amount of money I received from him. Since he planned to enter the military academy, having a child would ruin everything. Then we decided together not to tell the truth to anyone.
All this time he helped me with money and secretly met with his daughter.
I’ve been waiting for it for 6 years! And so he came and asked for my hand.
We got married. A few months ago I gave birth to my second child, a beautiful boy.
We are happy!