38. A MATTER OF FAITH
February 4, 1976
Pa and the girls go on a trip and leave Ma alone at the house so she can finish baking pies for the church fair. She notices a little scratch on her leg but doesn’t think much of it. That scratch seems to exhaust her and gets more serious. At night, she has to go outside to bring the cow back in the barn and she collapses under the rain. The wound gets more and more serious and she keeps fainting. Reverend Alden and Mrs. Foster come over to pick her up but the door is closed. He thinks she’s left the house when in fact, she’s right behind the door, in pain. He sees Charles and they both wonder what’s up with Caroline, and Charles rushes back home. In the meantime, we think Caroline is ready to cut off her foot or part of her leg as she had read in the Bible. In fact, she was lancing her leg to make the infection go away. After a good hard prayer, and with the help of Doc Baker, the family manages to keep the Lord from calling Caroline by His side.