Summer was approaching, and the familiar thought came, "Oh no, now I have to deal with the discomfort of chaffing thighs again!" When I was doing a lot of walking in light clothing, I would experience soreness and sometimes even a rash on my legs. It didn't concern me that I was no longer slim and lithe as I'd been as a young woman—I was just a little more "substantial" than in my early years, I reasoned. But this discomfort was unacceptable, and it became clear that adjustment was needed.

So I resolved to deal with this properly, which to me meant through prayer. In fact, as I began to pray about it, I was reminded of an instance from many years prior that had strengthened my commitment to Christian Science healing.

It took place some 35 years ago, when I was pregnant with our youngest child. In those days, where I lived, one was obliged to attend a doctor (instead of a midwife) and was required to give birth in a hospital. At a regular visit in the latter stages of my pregnancy, the kind physician expressed dismay at what he saw was a dramatic increase in my weight, and asked me to halve my food intake, even though I'd never been a big eater. Although everything was fine, he was concerned about complications. So, I went home and followed his directions—and I was so hungry! It didn't seem right.

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Testimony of Healing
May 18, 2009

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