In 1913, when I was about to undergo an operation, I...

In 1913, when I was about to undergo an operation, I was assured by a friend that I could be healed through Christian Science. But as I was the wife of a physician, and my sister also was a doctor, it seemed difficult to attempt, for I knew that they would oppose it. In Isaiah we read, "In quietness and in confidence shall be your strength." Realizing this, I went to a Christian Science practitioner, and in the first interview I saw that this procedure was right, even though I was not sure I would receive my healing.

After I had had about three treatments, my family learned that I was trying Christian Science. They then endeavored to have me set a day for the operation, as I had postponed it to try this Science. I answered, "I have been helped, and I know that I can be healed if allowed to continue." My sister asked me if I would go to the specialist, tell him that I had been trying Christian Science, and ask him for another examination; and if he found the condition malignant and thought it dangerous to delay the operation, would I abide by his decision? After a moment I agreed. I saw the specialist the next morning, and after a very thorough examination he said that the growth had so changed that he would not operate. My joy was unbounded! My healing was complete. Soon after my first healing I was healed of tonsillitis by reading our textbook. I had been subject to this trouble several times during the winter, and now, even if that had been my only healing, it would be sufficient to call forth very much gratitude.

April 27, 1935

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