My name is Nicole Peck and I never thought I would get pregnant as a teen; (we were “in love”.) I was a student athlete with a bright college future and a baby would ruin my life! I was afraid to tell anyone. I felt trapped and saw no other choice.
At the clinic, the staff did not provide counsel about options or complications. I vividly remember the sound and intensity of the vacuum. They took my money, my baby, and my self-respect. The denial set in immediately & I was relieved and yet sad & depressed. We never discussed that day or the abortion again. I thought life would return to normal but I was never the same!
The relationship ended and suicidal thoughts began. I was spiritually dead and felt damaged, unlovable, empty & so alone! I lived for over 10 years with guilt, shame and feeling inadequate and unworthy of love. I had failed relationships and became a workaholic.
Yet God did not define me by my past sin. I found forgiveness, and hope through Jesus Christ and the Rachel’s Vineyard healing program! I named my baby Peter and finally forgave myself.
I had hoped to have another baby but reality set in -I would never conceive another child! Infertility was my cross.
By God’s grace, my wonderful, husband and I were blessed to adopt two baby boys. Their mothers’ are my heroes– they gave their children LIFE and gave me a family!
We stand here because you do have a Choice! Choose LIFE! Choose Adoption! And this is why I am Silent No More!