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Getting along with Mom
For as long as I could remember, my mom and I had not gotten along. Differences in opinion. Negative comments toward each other. Even trying to figure out something to do together was a challenge. Our relationship just didn’t work.
I grew distant from her, creating more tension and resentment between us. Most of the time it felt like I didn’t even have a mother, and that feeling only intensified as the years went on.
I’d prayed about other things in my life, and I knew from these other experiences of practicing Christian Science that prayer is effective. So there were times when I really did try to pray about the situation with my mom. Often, my approach was to write down a few ideas from the Bible and from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy that would help me think more spiritually and constructively about the situation. Sometimes things would get better for a few days, but the progress didn’t seem to last. It wasn’t until the summer before my sophomore year of high school, when I was back home from boarding school, that I fully committed to addressing this problem with prayer.