Christian Science was the only religion taught and practiced in my family with five siblings. We lived in the Territory of Hawaii, on the island of Hawaii, and had an active Christian Science Society.
When I was sixteen, one of my legs became paralyzed, and I remained immobile and bedridden for several weeks during the summer. Our housekeeper cared for me during the day while my mom worked downtown as the full-time Christian Science Reading Room librarian. We asked a Christian Science practitioner in Honolulu for help through prayer. The only way to communicate with her at that time was by letter, which could be sent by boat twice a week.
When Mom came home from work, she cared for me and daily read the weekly Bible Lesson to me from our Christian Science Pastor, the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy. When she arrived home one day she said: “Here, you like biographies. Read this book by Sybil Wilbur about Mary Baker Eddy.”