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My thumb was perfect
Last year was my first summer at a camp for Christian Scientists in Maine. I was enjoying all the activities and learning new skills, like sailing and archery.
One day, we were playing a competitive game when a girl accidentally ran into my hand. I heard a loud, threatening crack from my thumb. In the past, I’ve jammed my thumb during volleyball and basketball, but this was much more severe. When I looked down at my thumb, I saw that it was crooked and swollen. It hurt, and I was afraid I’d broken it.
I told my counselors what had happened, and they had the Christian Science nurse come to bandage my hand. The first thing she did was to ask which hymn from the Christian Science Hymnal was my favorite. I told her that I loved Hymn 350, which has the refrain “All, all is well” (Mary Peters, adapt.).
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