Blessings Christian Science has brought Us

Until three years ago this spring and summer I cannot remember one day in my whole life that I did not suffer pain. I have heard my mother say that when I was only a babe they did not expect me to live, that I could not walk until I was two years old, and twice after that I was very ill. From that time until I was sixteen I was a constant care to my friends. Then I rallied and was able to go to school and teach until about nineteen years of age, when fourteen weeks of brain fever kept me in bed, or idle for six months.

March 7, twenty years ago, I was married in Groton, N. Y., and came West to live in the Red River Valley of North Dakota, to what was then known as the Soldier's Fort of Abercrombie. Only a house now and then dotted the prairies. For one year I enjoyed the best health I had ever known, then an accident kept me in bed nearly all summer. At last I got about, but the doctor gave me but little hope of getting well. Then a terrible blow came to us. My only brother, then eighteen years of age, who had never known a day's sickness before he came West, passed on the first of August, my father following him the next February.

Faithful Study of Science and Health
May 31, 1900

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