"Please don't worry about me, Mom"

The children are grown and living their own lives. We still want to help them, to be there when they need us, but how do we do that without interfering?

My daughter's soft voice was still sounding in my ear as I turned away from the telephone. I could feel the tug of worry and fear over the news she had just relayed. She was facing a difficult personal relationship challenge as well as a troubled time at work.

I hurried to my Bible and to the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mrs. Eddy. As a Christian Scientist, I'd learned to find comfort and practical answers by following the instructions in these two very special books. My daughter had also been turning to these books in her recent experiences. She had just married, moved out of state, and started a brand-new career—all at the same time.

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