Healing and recovery after a fall

Some years ago, I was visiting my daughter in Savannah, Georgia, who had houseguests at the time. Weeks before, we had made plans to see the Southern Living-type “model home of the year.” As we were getting ready to go, I fell down a full flight of stairs (12–15) and lay crumpled on the floor. My son-in-law came to help me up, but I requested that he let me lie still. My daughter was very gracious and agreed to let me handle the incident as I saw fit, and so I turned to prayer. 

I asked my daughter to call a Christian Science practitioner, which she did. She brought the phone to me, along with some pillows. After I told the practitioner what had happened, she asked me what I would like to do. I replied that I would like to continue with my plans for the day. She agreed to pray for me, and, after about an hour or so, I was able to rise and walk upstairs, even though my ankles felt rather numb. Soon, I was able to put on my shoes and walk downstairs, ready to continue with our day, including attending the home show tour. We all had lunch and stopped to sit and watch the boats along the river walk. We had a pleasant afternoon. 

From the Editors
Perception management
June 6, 2011

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