I had a trying yet joyous experience that brought me closer...

I had a trying yet joyous experience that brought me closer to God—the birth of our daughter.

Before I became a Christian Scientist I had two Caesarean sections. The second time, twins were born prematurely and survived only a few hours. When I became pregnant a third time, it seemed every rule was against my having the child naturally. Yet the Bible says, "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart" (Proverbs). I had become a serious student of Christian Science and was confident that through prayer the childbirth could take place naturally. I trusted God wholly and spent much time in prayer and study.

I had many challenges, including finding someone to deliver the baby. I knew that God is our true deliverer and that my desire for a natural home birth would be supplied. I lived in a country where home births were uncommon and it was hard to find a doctor or midwife who would make a home delivery. But I kept turning to God in prayer and knew the answer would come.

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December 23, 1991

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