I would like to share some of the wonderful healing and growth...

I would like to share some of the wonderful healing and growth that took place surrounding the birth of our son. My husband and I chose to have a home birth, which was assisted by a very experienced and loving midwife. I would see the midwife for periodic checkups, but it was very clear to all of us that it was the truths I was finding in my deep study of the Bible and of the writings of Mary Baker Eddy that were keeping me in such perfect health.

I felt this study sustaining me and giving me important insights as I pondered such concepts as creation, birth, and motherhood. The example of our Master, Christ Jesus, took on new meaning as I saw how he embraced and lived the ideas that I was learning about. He had a very clear understanding of God as the only creator.

I also made strong efforts to turn away from common material concepts of pregnancy and birth. One statement that I came upon in Science and Health particularly supported my desire to rely on God: "We must not attribute more and more intelligence to matter, but less and less, if we would be wise and healthy. The divine Mind, which forms the bud and blossom, will care for the human body, even as it clothes the lily; but let no mortal interfere with God's government by thrusting in the laws of erring, human concepts" (p. 62).

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