I wish to express my gratitude, in part at least, for what...

I wish to express my gratitude, in part at least, for what Christian Science has brought into my otherwise miserable life. For years I was a semiinvalid, sometimes thinking that I was getting well through what the good doctors were trying to do for me and then again seemingly deeper in sickness and misery than ever. This condition extended over a period of at least twelve years, during which time I underwent three severe operations and three of a minor character, with the hope always held out that each operation would remove from my system the cause which had produced these distressing results. Mentally I was first in the depths, and then on the mountain-top, and subject to extreme attacks of despondency, worry, fretfulness, and many kindred states, from which I suffered severely. I longed for one thing only, and that was to be well and rid of the ever-present dread and fear of the future and what it was sure to bring me. I grew to look years older than I was, and friends remarked how changed I seemed from the happy girl they used to know.

In the summer of 1907 I went to Montana to visit a friend and to try that climate, and while there a casual acquaintance gave me a book to read which proved to be "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. The very name of its author stirred up antagonism and assured for it a superficial reading. I read it through twice, however, and then parts of it several times, and although the opinion which I had formed of its author did not change in the least, I yet thought there must be something in it, and continued to read, though without much understanding. I was, however, always eager to investigate any new ideas along the religious line, and it was with this thought uppermost that I read Science and Health.

In the fall I returned home and not long afterward became ill. After going to our family physician and being put on a strict diet again, I was given three kinds of medicine, with the admonition to try them for a few days, and if they failed to give relief he would try something else. I took the medicine for two days, all the time growing worse, and then it was suggested by a member of the family that I try Christian Science and see what that would do. I objected, protesting that I already knew about it and that I was sure it would do me no good; but to please and not seem stubborn, I went to a practitioner.

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Testimony of Healing
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August 24, 1912

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