When I was a young mother with two little girls and my...

When I was a young mother with two little girls and my husband and I were beginning adoption procedures for a third child, I should have been happy. Instead I was fearful, nervous, depressed, and hyperventilating many times a day.

Now, it had been a long time since I had relied on God for anything, even though I had been taught to do just that as a pupil in a Christian Science Sunday School. These days I went to doctors and found it very easy to take medicine and ignore God completely. My family physician, upon diagnosing the symptoms, was sure that barbiturates would cure me. I faithfully took several a day.

August 20, 1990
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