When my husband and I were a young married...

When my husband and I were a young married couple, we moved from a northern Indiana city to the country. It was hoped that our move would improve the state of my rapidly deteriorating health. We had two children (an adequate number, we felt), when an unplanned child came. The medical verdict was that this boy would not grow or think normally. Then in sixteen months another child came. She was normal, but a new baby and an ill toddler were more than I could manage. By then I was afflicted with numerous complaints, including pain in my shoulders, migraine headaches that lasted three or four days, female trouble, weak ankles, and an arthritic wrist that caused me much pain.

One day a lovely friend, who knew of our health problems, gave me a copy of The Christian Science Monitor along with some other Christian Science literature. What eye-openers! I read and reread the Christian Science lecture that had been printed in that issue of the Monitor, and I also read the religious article. The other religious periodicals shared testimonies of healing—pages and pages telling of healings such as those Christ Jesus performed and said his followers should do.

February 6, 1984

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