Six years ago my mother passed away, leaving myself...

Six years ago my mother passed away, leaving myself and two younger sisters orphans. At that time a great sense of fear came over me, as friends and relatives were constantly telling me that I would be responsible for the conduct of my sisters. I could not understand why all this had come to me, for I was only a young girl, but being the oldest of the three they seemed to think I should govern the others. We lived at that time on a farm in the middle West, an uncle lived with us, and as most girls on a farm do, we had to work very hard.

A few months later I was suddenly taken with a severe attack of fever. At times it was felt that there was no hope for me, but I finally rallied, and was up in a few weeks, only to be sent to California, as the doctor and nurse said I could not endure the severe winter where we then lived. My sisters were then sent by our guardian to a convent, much against our wishes. I gained slowly in California, but was so homesick that I returned, as after eight months' stay there I was convinced that climate could not heal me. I soon returned to California, however, and this time brought my two sisters with me, but the sense of responsibility was again evidenced in fear. Soon, however, Christian Science was presented to me, and now I thank God that I came back to California, as I was healed of all my troubles and am now a well and happy girl, finding it a pleasure to help my sisters. My youngest sister attends the Christian Science Sunday school, for which I am more than grateful.

I now know that we are not orphans, for God is our Father and our Mother. Only those who have been left in this same position can know what a burden it seemed, but Love has indeed lifted it from my shoulders and brought me protection and comfort. I owe all of this to Mrs. Eddy, for if she had not told us of God's protecting care, I might still be without the realization that God is our Father and Mother.—Miss Gertrude Pittman, Pasadena, Cal.

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Testimony of Healing
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September 21, 1912

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