In the summer of 1911, I felt very unhappy, as I had...

In the summer of 1911, I felt very unhappy, as I had given untimely birth to a lifeless child, and although doctor and professor declared that there was no reasonable cause for this particular incident, I regarded it as the consequence of the condition of constant fear in which I had lived during the preceding period. Not only had I been frightened by every minute cause, but I had always been pursued by the fear of sudden fright. After recovering from this experience, I felt as one who was seeking but could not find. I found no rest and was continually disturbed by sad thoughts. I had no confidence in the future, and I believed that if ever I might be in happy expectation again, my fear would bring forth the same sad results. There was emptiness around me and nothing really interested me. I now know that all this time I felt an unconscious longing for better spiritual support.

One afternoon, by mistake of the postman, I received a copy of the Christian Science Sentinel addressed to one of my neighbors. Impelled by curiosity, I perused its pages and read about the wondrous healings. As a result, I was led to conclude that if Christian Science could help others, it could also help me, and I therefore asked for treatment from a practitioner. As I had never thought much about spiritual things, it was all new to me. The struggle between truth and error was long, but gradually I began to understand that there is only one power, and that is good. Then I learned to trust God.

After some time another little one was expected, and the old fear came anew, but gradually I was able to conquer this error and there were moments of great happiness and peace. On a fine summer night my little daughter was born under the most peaceful and harmonious conditions. The doctor declared that everything went very prosperously, and our baby is a fine, healthy little girl.

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Testimony of Healing
An overwhelming sense of gratitude prompts me to tell...
August 22, 1914

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