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Some years ago my mother decided it was time to leave the...
Some years ago my mother decided it was time to leave the home in which she had lived for fifty years, to be nearer her remaining family. As she had been a frequent visitor and had spent several winters with us, she already knew people and the area quite well. She asked my husband and me to find a small flat in our neighbourhood which she could rent. This way she could have all the advantages of being near to us but still "keep her own front door."
I had been raised in my mother's faith, and I knew nothing of Christian Science until I met my future husband at university. I learned through him about this truly practical religion and received many blessings, including membership in The Mother Church and a branch church, as well as a wonderfully happy marriage.
Mother's seemingly simple request was actually quite a tall order; rented properties were few and far between. Local authority housing was not available to people who lived outside the area, and housing association waiting lists were long or closed completely. But our family had already had several wonderful experiences of home-finding through total trust in God. Like the Shunammite woman, despite the apparent hopeless situation we knew that all was well (see II Kings 4:8-37) Together we gave thanks to God and prayed to know what to do.
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