Love and gratitude for Christian Science have led me...

Love and gratitude for Christian Science have led me to write this testimony, trusting that any one experiencing similar conditions may read and profit. When I was a child my mother passed on as the result of tuberculosis, and two years later my brother followed. I was a delicate child, and seemed to inherit my mother's tendencies. Relatives and friends believed that I would eventually have the same disease. As I grew into womanhood the belief of heredity developed. Each spring I would have a total breakdown and a cough lasting for months. I tried different remedies, but finally our family physician found my left lung affected. I was finally somewhat relieved and discontinued the treatment he had recommended, but the evidence of heredity remained. Each year I experienced the same conditions.

In the spring of 1914 a neighbor whom I had never met called upon me on business, and each time she came I was sick. She expressed so much love that I looked forward to her visits. Our conversation drifted toward religion. From childhood I have been interested in church work, was at the time a Sunday school teacher in a Baptist church, but never heard any one quote Scripture as she did. She frequently left a Sentinel for me to read, and when she went away for the summer she lent me a copy of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. I began reading the book and became interested in its religious teachings. I was under the doctor's care, spending my time lying in the hammock, wrapped in a heavy bath robe, the hot summer's sun shining on me. I enjoyed reading and resting, and by the time I finished the book I was up and about my housework, with interest I had not experienced for some time, and was healed, although it was not until the following winter that I fully realized the belief of heredity had entirely disappeared.

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