I can look back now and see how God, divine Love, was caring...

I can look back now and see how God, divine Love, was caring for our family as I was growing up—preserving our health and happiness, giving us strength to meet challenges in school, providing guidance in careers, and healing the physical difficulties we faced.

My husband and I have relied on Christian Science in bringing up four children. During a prenatal examination before the birth of our fourth child the doctor had diagnosed phlebitis. I felt complete trust in God's perfect care for us all. By the time of the birth the condition was healed, and the birth was happy and harmonious. I felt so lovingly cared for.

One day I was at the recreation centre with our children and my sister and her children. Our eldest son was bouncing on a trampoline, but when he jumped off he landed on his back, injuring his neck. He lay still, apparently stunned by the impact. I began to pray, and I knew my sister was praying, too. The thought came to me that God is man's Life and that my son could never be separated from God, divine Life. The instructor in charge showed some concern. But our son got up and was very quickly recovered. He asked if we were going to stay and go swimming—which we did, happy and grateful that he was safe and unperturbed. There were no aftereffects of the incident.

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February 3, 1992

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