A little while back someone told me about a new ex-cs blogger, Hester, and her blog, Incredible True Stories of Christian Science Healing. I clicked over, skimmed it, bookmarked it for later and forgot about it.
That was longer ago than I care to admit. I generally keep my ex-cs related blogs on my wordpress reader, but Incredible True Stories is on blogger, I digress and make excuses…
This afternoon I had a few spare moments, the small ones were occupied with something that was too quiet, but probably safe because no one started to shriek for Mommy! like the world was ending.
I managed to read the first page of posts. Every last one resonated with me. I’ve linked to a few:
Lies resonated in an uncomfortable way, of course CS children lie, how else do you think all those miraculous healing happen?
It was my job to keep my mom feeling okay, and that job required either perfection, or the appearance of perfection. There may be some Christian Science parents out there who can roll with imperfection, but they aren’t the majority, and they sure as hell weren’t in my family.
In my family, it was my dad, and if we couldn’t be happy, or behave, or whatever, we could fake it. I got very good at faking it.
Hester’s Incredible True Stories hit all the emotional buttons, on topics I continue to struggle with. These are all topics I don’t have the emotional energy to write about…. I’m not sure I have the emotional energy to read about them, but it is comforting to know I’m not the only one confronting these issues.
* I’m loving the Random Deepak Chopra Quote Generator it is my new favorite way to write titles for posts