Injured finger quickly healed

One morning, I was trying to get our two babies dressed, fed, and ready for their daycare. At the same time, I had to get myself ready for work. My husband had already left to coach a swim practice beginning at 6:00 a.m. This was a new schedule for him, and I was resentful that he was holding practice so early in the day and afraid I wouldn't be organized enough to get the children and myself ready for school and work.

I had my two-month-old daughter in my arms, and my son was following behind us as we started down the stairs to the kitchen. Our son was fourteen months old and had figured out how to get down the stairs by crawling backward. But on this morning he wanted to be carried down. I didn't feel safe carrying both him and the baby, so even though he was crying, I encouraged him to crawl down on his own. The baby and I were halfway down the stairs when my son fell. I turned and scooped him up with my one free arm. He bumped heads with the baby. We all sat down in the middle of the staircase, and both children started crying.

Wanting to comfort them, I began to sing a hymn that begins, "Everlasting arms of Love / Are beneath, around, above" (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 53). Both babies stopped crying in about thirty seconds. We pulled ourselves together and continued downstairs.

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Testimony of Healing
Child recovers from fall
September 4, 2000

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