Happiness found at Last

At an early age I lost both my parents, and went to live with my grandparents. Although I had much to make me happy, all that kind friends could do, I was very unhappy all the time, was envious of nearly every one, was so sensitive that I imagined people were talking about me wherever I went, always thought I was being slighted, and that no one cared for me. Nothing could describe my condition of thought.

As I grew older, these troubles, instead of growing less. became more noticeable, until I was miserable, and made it very unpleasant for those around me. After an outburst of passion, I would many times go to bed and cry myself to sleep, wishing I could be better. After some years I united with the church, but could not see any great difference in my life, as I seemed to be as full of trouble as ever. Whenever I allowed myself to think of it, it troubled me a great deal. I wondered if I were really saved, and what would become of me if I should die. People used to remark upon my unhappy appearance.

Through a case of healing in our family, my grandmother became an earnest adherent of Christian Science. I was very well contented to have Science treatment when ill, but did not care to investigate it for myself. I found that I must look into it if I would be free from the ills that surrounded me.

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Testimony of Healing
Thankful for the Opportunity to Learn the Truth
September 12, 1901

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