From birth I suffered from spinal trouble, never being...

From birth I suffered from spinal trouble, never being long out of some kind of cast; added to this, heart trouble was thought to have been inherited. When my mother passed on suddenly, I seemed lost, not knowing the truth. In 1911 there came into our lives a new mother who was a Christian Scientist. We all loved her, and our two little girls were happy with her. In 1916 she presented me with a copy of Science and Health. I read this book and liked it very much. When I had an accident in the fall of 1919 and broke my back, we called in specialists, who said the back was tubercular. As the doctors left my room to have a consultation I heard one say, "Poor dear, she is cheerful, but she has to go." I felt as though I were in a canoe in the middle of the ocean. Needless to say, I turned to my textbook. My mother was not near to help me, and I knew nothing of practitioners or the Lesson-Sermons in the Christian Science Quarterly, but after four years of constant study I received my complete healing, and was happy to be able to walk and to help others.

I have had some very trying times since, and I am very thankful for the work done by a faithful practitioner when I have had to struggle with "the last enemy." I always think at such times of climbing a mountain, when we look up and see what seem to be stumbling blocks ahead; but after we climb over them we find that they were steppingstones to a higher outlook. On page 66 of Science and Health our dear Leader tells us, "Trials are proofs of God's care;" and on page 494 she says, "Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need."

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