Every day I give thanks for the wonders that open up for me...

Every day I give thanks for the wonders that open up for me in my study of Christian Science. I can never be grateful enough for Mrs. Eddy and for her dedication and love for mankind so richly expressed in her revelation of Christian Science.

When I was a small girl in the first grade at school, I was told by the school nurse and an eye doctor that I must get glasses right away. My teacher had moved me to the front row that I might see the blackboard. I immediately reported this at home, and my grandmother, who was a consecrated Christian Scientist, took up the work through prayer for me. About this time I became ill with a bad case of measles, and I was moved to my grandmother's home.

The next two weeks were unforgettable. Though I never saw myself, and I was covered with measles and my eyes were completely sealed shut, I was having a happy time proving the truth. We sang all Mrs. Eddy's hymns, which I learned at this time. We read and discussed the Bible Lesson in the Christian Science Quarterly, my grandmother doing the actual reading. The only truth I remember specifically from that time long ago was that my sight was never in my eyeball but was from God, that it was always perfect and would remain so. I remember this experience as one of the happiest of my childhood. When I returned to school, I quickly realized that the healing had taken place. This was soon confirmed by the school nurse and doctor, who couldn't believe their previous records.

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July 13, 1968

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