Single Dad Didn’t Know What To Do When His Teenage Daughter Told Him She Is Pregnant. But Never Expected This Outcome.

A father was incredibly worried for his teenaged daughter when he discovered that she had become pregnant in an unplanned manner. What happened next is both unexpected and heartwarming. (Thanks John for sharing this story with us through our page).

My wife died whilst giving birth to our daughter, so naturally my daughter and I are very close. From a young age she would spend her spare time volunteering to help children who were ill or dying, and as she is a musician, she would also teach the children at the hospital I work at how to play the piano and guitar. Along with her kindness, she is the most beautiful young woman I have ever laid my eyes on. She has the sweetest smile and her mothers big blue eyes.

When she brought home this scruffy looking guy who hadn’t done well in school, who was unemployed and trying to make his band successful, I didn’t like him at all. I’m very sorry if I offend anybody but I just couldn’t understand the attraction she had to him and hoped it would fade into nothing. She could do better.

About a year into their relationship, my daughter discovered that she was pregnant. My heart sunk, not because I didn’t want a grand-child, but because I knew she hadn’t planned it and I knew she was too kind to ever consider an alternative to keeping it.

Her boyfriend approached me one evening shortly after the pregnancy was announced, with a bottle of whiskey and asked if we could talk. I accepted the offer and we sat down and had a drink together. He confessed that he was scared to have a child but how he had already started saving money and how he’d started looking for a job. He explained how he knew that he wasn’t good enough for my daughter but that he loved her with all of his heart and wanted to support her in her choice – even if that meant throwing away his music dreams.

I will admit, we both got very drunk and ended up getting along well. This boy I had first judged was actually a very nice, warm gentleman who simply wanted the best for my daughter and their future child. That was good enough for me, so I invited him to live with us and got him a job working at the same hospital I work for.

My daughter and son-in-law are doing really well for themselves now. My son-in-law still works with me at the hospital (he is a nursing assistant, trained on the job) and my daughter has just qualified as a social worker. They don’t own their own house but are no longer living with me or rely on me for any funds etc.

I have a four year old grand-daughter and a two year old grand-son. My daughter was 19 having their first child and my son-in-law was 22. It has taken a long time for them to get on track but I am so proud of them both. And after seeing how much happiness my grand-children have brought to our small family back then, the thought of an alternative would never have crossed my mind. 

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