When my three children were young, all under the age of five, I stayed at home as a full-time mom. Although I loved my children and found many aspects of motherhood enjoyable, at times I also found it very challenging. I felt as though I had no time for myself and that my days had become a list of endless chores and demands. I was often irritated and impatient, especially if the kids were not obedient or when they got into disagreements with each other. Sometimes a short period of inharmony seemed like an eternity. I yearned for the joy that I knew I should feel.

About this time a pain developed in my head that made it difficult for me to even move without discomfort. The pain was severer than any headache I'd ever had. I found after a few days that I had to be very still and talk quietly in order not to feel pain.

My husband was quite concerned, and I decided to call a Christian Science practitioner for prayerful help. Since finding Christian Science during my college years, I'd had many healings through spiritual means alone, as had my husband and children. I never once doubted that I'd be healed.

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July 21, 2008

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