Before I began studying Christian Science...

Before I began studying Christian Science, I was often sick—in particular, I suffered from a chronic allergy, colds, and sinusitis. When my three children were small, I was bedridden for three months with bronchitis and pneumonia. Although family members and hired aides were very helpful and kind in taking care of the children and our home, I frequently felt depressed and full of self-pity.

I prayed often during this time, asking God to show me how to know Him better. After coming home from a hospital stay of five days, I read books on spiritual healing and attended healing services in my Protestant church. However, although these activities were spiritually uplifting, I continued having bronchial and allergy problems. My physician then began giving me allergy shots each week and large doses of vitamins.

January 21, 1985
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