I Have A Say Thanks to My Mom and Dad!!!

Being the oldest of 11, I am so thankful, especially now, for my Mom and Dad saying "yes" to life! Growing up, we never had a ton of money. My Dad was a high school chemistry teacher and my parents decided from the beginning that they wanted to have one of them home with us. My mom gave up her teaching career, and raised me, followed by 10 others! My Mom also taught all 11 of us at home for part of our childhood before we would head off to Nativity Catholic Grade School. My Dad worked long hours, eventually earning other degrees so that he could first become dean, then principal, and finally, when I was a sophomore, he was named Roncalli High School's first president. My Dad and Mom both sacrificed SO MUCH for us.

I remember, even as a young person, getting stared at by people, and I remember the comments they would make. I can still hear a dental receptionist asking my Mom "Are these all yours? You know how children are made right?" followed by a real insidious but ditzy chuckle, followed by a secretarial gum crackle. My Mom and Dad were always tight budget wise, and I'm sure at times ached with a desire to not have to take bags of clothes from other families so that we could have clothes. I'm sure my Mom and Dad had desires to simply go to Nordstrom and buy us and give us all our own new clothes and Gameboys and Reebok Pumps etc. I'm sure they at times really wished they could just get a new car and not have to drive a fifteen passenger van around. I'm sure at times they wanted really badly to just go to a restaurant and sit back and enjoy a big expensive meal instead of having to cut coupons and craft together economic meals on the stove.

But they chose life for us, and they chose sacrifice for themselves.

I often think about that ditzy secretary now when our family gets together almost every weekend for dinner to laugh and hang out. Some of the siblings might be out of town or busy with other obligations, but inevitably, all weekend long, every weekend, our family gets together. Sometimes, when we're out at a restaraunt, I see the couples who are alone with each other. They hardly talk to each other and the loneliness is palpable. A part of me feels bad that we're having so much fun with our 8 tables shoved together, telling stories, laughing good hearty and healthy laughs. Sometimes I wonder if one of the couples sitting in the restaurant quietly and solemnly is that dental secretary - who now has piles of money and can eat wherever she wants, but doesn't have hardly anyone to share it with. My heart breaks for the people who are alone, especially the ones who are alone because, when they could have been having children, they instead bought into the contraception lie and lived for themselves only.

I have a say today, and so do my ten younger brothers and sisters, because my parents chose life. Mom and Dad - thanks a million!!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Nicole Wiggins - the Child I Aborted Didn't Get a Say

I have a say. We have a say. My baby I aborted at 17 did not have a say. I have a say. We have a say. I am not a Catholic, I am a born again Christian. I have a say. We have a say. But together we fight the same enemy.

I have received forgiveness for the murder of my baby. None-the-less my mother's heart will always ache. I will continue to fight this enemy for my un-born child and his four siblings, and for every woman who was ever told that it is just a blob of tissue.

Cecile, I will continue to pray in front of your clinics and be a thorn in your side, because I have a say; I will continue to wipe the tears of the many mothers who have given their children to this silent holocaust you have called a choice! I have a say. We have a say. I will continue to give my testimony to the youth so they will not ever have to walk in my shoes. I have a say. We have a say. My husband will continue to speak the truth on the radio. He has a say. We have a say. I have a say. Bride of Christ it is time!

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the Gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.


  1. This was absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing, Ms. Nicole!

  2. Thanks for sharing. Absolutely beautiful. I've never had an abortion, but went to a retreat with women who had (it was suggested it might help me after so many pregnancy losses). I had been angry and not able to pray at the clinics or do pro-life work. That weekend, God showed me something I will never forget. Those poor women. I pray for them daily. It was gut wrenching to see their pain. I could no longer be angry with these women and began praying for them to find healing and forgiveness. I realized they have an extra burden I will never have... they killed their babies. Please tell Nicole thank you for sharing her story with us. Offering a prayer for all women contemplating abortion right now. That God may somehow open their hearts to the precious life in their wombs.

  3. We are sisters in Christ, and we know are enemy and we know that Our God will be the victor!