Through seeing my mother healed in three days of dropsy...

Through seeing my mother healed in three days of dropsy and heart trouble, after four doctors, including a specialist, had said there was no help for her, I took up Christian Science. I was healed of constipation and piles in one treatment. Our family physician had said I should never be well without an operation for another trouble, yet it was practically overcome in three weeks' treatment. I was healed of a sick headache through repeating "the scientific statement of being" from page 468 of Science and Health. I had had these headaches since I was a child, but I have had only one little touch of headache since, and that was once when I allowed myself to get angry.

Shortly after I took up the study of Christian Science, our boy, then a little over two years old, had what seemed to be a severe case of pneumonia. I was not living near any of the Scientists whom I knew, and my husband had very little knowledge of Christian Science. I had been trusting the children to this wonderful religion for healing and had had splendid results. The eldest girl, then eight, had been healed of stomach trouble, which had bothered her all her life. I was, however, overwhelmed with fear regarding this case. I told my husband that I felt he should say what we should have done for the child. This was a hard thing for me to do, because I felt that, if we depended on medicine for help, the child would not get well, for he seemed very sick. My husband said, "Well, the children have been getting along nicely the way you have been doing with them." I said that I seemed to have too much fear to handle the case myself, and felt that I should have a practitioner help me, but that practitioners charged for their time. He said, "Put a five-dollar bill in a letter and send it." I sent the letter special delivery, knowing that the practitioner would get it in a few hours. By that time the boy was no longer delirious, the fever had left him, and he asked for something to eat. He then wanted to dress and go out to play with the other children, which he did. When his father came home from work that night he ran out to meet him, saying, "See, papa, I am all well."

I should like to have other mothers know what Christian Science has done for me in childbirth. I had four children before taking up Science, and each experience seemed very hard for me, for I did not regain strength afterwards. With the first child after I took up Science, I had Christian Science treatment. I did not know the baby was coming until ten minutes before the birth took place. I felt fine afterwards and wished to get up, but thought I would read a little first. I opened my Bible and saw these words: "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." I stayed in bed most of the day, which was Sunday, because my husband insisted I should, but the next morning I was up and had his lunch packed and breakfast ready before he was up. The next Sunday I got the children ready and drove a four-year-old colt seven and a half miles to services, which were just organized with one of Mrs. Eddy's students as First Reader. I had no bad effects whatever from this drive.

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"Now is the accepted time"
March 25, 1939

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