Lucy Millwood, 40, from Australia, was only 16 years old when her daughter was born. They say the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree, as Lucy’s daughter was only 20 years old when she became pregnant.
Lucy met her boyfriend at a party just three months ago, and then suddenly it turned out that she was expecting a child, she was already 12 weeks pregnant. As young as she was, she handled the situation so well that 16-year-old Lucy did not despair at all.
“I always looked at the positive side of things, I felt very lucky when the doctor told me that I would have a child. I was excited to see what would happen next,” said Lucy.
Lucy was very happy about the baby, but she was afraid of what her family would say.
“I was very worried and it took me a while to bring myself to tell my family. But luckily, it was well received. I never doubted for a minute whether I should keep the child. And my family supported me in everything and stood by me,” said the young girl.
In the following period, Lucy prepared for the big day with the help of her mother, and after 9 months of pregnancy she gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby, Mikhala.
“I will never forget the moment when Mikhala was placed on my chest for the first time and she looked at me with those beautiful blue eyes. I thought, and now what will happen next?” said Lucy.
Lucy, her partner and little Mikhala lived together, but they did not last long together. They were certainly too young to live as a family.
“Mikhala’s father was not yet ready to start a family, so we went our separate ways, but we remained friends. My mother was always by my side and, if necessary, she was happy to take care of Mikhala. But she definitely told me that she is not my babysitter and I have to take care of my own child. It was the best advice she could ever give. I have always been independent, which is why I tried to manage the child’s education according to my own principles,” said the young mother.
Lucy packed seeds in a warehouse from Monday to Friday, and Mikhala was next to her in the stroller. That way, even though the work went much better, the little girl didn’t bother her in any way, in fact, it motivated her.
As time passed and Mikhala grew up, Lucy got married and had three more children: Lily, Lucas and Chloe. Meanwhile, the mother of four started a business related to the distribution of healthy food.
Mikhala met her then-coach Matt at the gym, who is now her husband. Three years later, Mikhala announced that she and Matte were expecting a child.
“I knew they wanted a child, but still, when I found out she was pregnant, I was very happy. I was happy that I would be a young grandmother, and that way I would be able to spend more time with my grandson,” said Lucy.
When Lucy’s first grandchild, little Maizie, was born, the young grandmother was only 38 years old.