Desire to be a mother answered

My early childhood was very happy. I was the youngest of four. As a little girl I loved babies and always longed for another child in the family, but I was aware that my mother had other views on the subject! Yet, I was always hoping that a little one would arrive.

When I was in my early teens, our family life changed drastically. My mother and I moved from our small town to Johannesburg. Years of tough challenges followed. The wonderful blessing was that we were now able to attend a Church of Christ, Scientist, and I was able to go to Sunday School. With this came a deep desire to increase my understanding of Christian Science and to serve in some way. So, when I heard about Christian Science nursing, I applied for training and was accepted. Thereafter I worked for quite a number of years as a Christian Science nurse in England, the US, and in South Africa.

But the yearning to be married and have a family was still always there. When I met the man I was to marry, I learned that he did not wish to have children. As I loved him dearly, I agreed that we would not have children. To bury my sadness, I busied myself doing anything I could to express my mothering qualities.

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