First among the memories of my childhood is that of pain

First among the memories of my childhood is that of pain. Then at the age of fourteen an attack of rheumatic fever left me an invalid for a number of years. All kinds of remedies, doctors, baths, electricity, and the like, as well as change of climate, were tried with only temporary benefit.

Seven years ago, while I was in Seattle trying to regain strength after a breakdown caused by bowel disorder, a friend persuaded me to try Christian Science. The trouble was soon overcome, and with the help of a faithful practitioner I received my first glimpse of Truth. Since that time the blessings have multiplied, until I hardly know how to begin to enumerate them. Coughs, colds, croup, rheumatism, stomach trouble, and fever have all disappeared into their native nothingness. When only a few months old my baby was instantaneously healed of croup, and many times since I have proved the truth of the words, "Your Mind-remedy is safe and sure" (Science and Health, p. 384).

The Christian Science periodicals and the Lesson-Sermons have been my daily food, and it has been a great joy and privilege to help others. My heart goes out in thankfulness to God, and gratitude to Mrs. Eddy for this healing truth.

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March 24, 1917

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