Before I found Project Rachel I truly didn't think that healing from my abortions was even possible. I was a bundle of angst and tension always looking for something deeper to satisfy the emptiness. I had never really spoken to anyone about what I had done. I swept it under the rug pretending like it hadn't happened.
I carried this guilt and hatred of myself around for so long and was so tired of it. I finally came home to Christ, but still could not find the forgiveness I needed.
One day in church, during praise and worship, I heard the words Pro Life like a whisper in my ear. I took that as a sign that I would be volunteering my time with the organization. Little did I know that God had a wonderful program waiting for me at the other end of the email I sent to Nova Scotians United For Life that would start me on my healing journey.
I reluctantly called the facilitator and the moment we started speaking I knew this was where I was supposed to be. I realized that God had forgiven me long before I was even aware of the abundance of His mercy.
The Project Rachel program has helped me heal when for years I thought it was impossible to do so. God is the only way to heal from this painful decision.
What a joy to finally be writing to you! I didn’t really know you were out there. To think that you have known me all this time, and I have not known you, is a little strange but also a blessing. A blessing that your ‘slow’ mother has got with the program and been in touch, at last, with her beautiful daughter.