(Minghui.org) May 13 is Falun Dafa Day and it is a special day of celebration for me and my family. The principles stated in Master Li's book Zhuan Falun have changed my views of this world and how I look at the universe and human life.

I was born in the Republic of Moldova. In the first 33 years of my life I started a family and achieved many goals of an ordinary human being. For me, life has been good and I have a good job―I have served as a judge for the past seven years. However, before I started practicing Falun Dafa, I always thought that something was missing. I saw how easily close friends or relatives became enemies in court, and I wondered about the real purpose of life and work, and the real purpose of living on Earth. Where did we come from? Who created life on Earth and the laws of this universe? Why is it that people are becoming more intolerant nowadays?

I had a tight work schedule, family responsibilities, and a plan for my life, so I was not able to spend much time thinking about these issues that bothered me. Only when I felt really tired would those questions return to my mind.

After I turned 33, I began to feel unwell. I underwent many medical tests and took very expensive medicines, but they did not help me. My marriage was facing problems as well, and my children were regularly sick. I thought I was about to die.

I realized that medicine was not working for me, so I began looking for spiritual solutions. My health condition then improved a little, which led me to seek further along this line. I met some swindlers and visited local monasteries. I also visited a Shaolin temple in China to learn some methods, but did not get any real answers to critical questions.

In 2004, I found Falun Dafa. I still remember the first time I read Zhuan Falun: I felt real joy! I felt like I had been living in the desert all those years, and now I was a thirsty woman who finally found water. It is not possible to accurately describe my feelings with words. I finally understood that to get rid of illness I must change my way of thinking.

After cultivating in Falun Dafa, I began to joyfully tell people how, over a short time, all of my illnesses disappeared. Doctors were shocked to learn that I did not take their prescribed medicines, yet was in good health. My face became radiant instead of pale, and my eyes shone with happiness.

My children also cultivate in Dafa. My daughter began cultivation when she was 10, and my son when he was 3. They did the exercises and followed the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance as closely as they could. I also constantly corrected myself in accordance with these principles, which led to a visible improvement in my marriage. My children rarely get sick now, and they are able to get along well with each other and their classmates. My husband is not a practitioner, but he is now at peace with us and has become more understanding. He has read Zhuan Falun and knows the importance of being a good man. He has seen the changes in us and is now fully supportive of our cultivation practice.

Master Li told us to care for others first and how to be a good person. When there is a conflict, we must first look at ourselves for the cause.

We have encountered tough tests, but following the wisdom acquired from Dafa principles, we have been able to overcome them all. It is difficult to be a practitioner in today's world. Cultivation is a serious matter, as one shoulders significant responsibility. At first, people around us did not understand why we followed Dafa principles, but as time went by, they began to see and believe that my family has high moral standards and cares about other people.

In China, families like ours, who practice Falun Dafa, are being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). The persecution has been going on for 13 years. Hence, we want to do what we can to stop this persecution. My children have participated in many activities to clarify the facts about Dafa. They helped to show how the CCP agents torture practitioners and let the citizens of Moldova know that the CCP's actions are illegal and evil.

Before 2004, very few people in Moldova knew about Falun Dafa. Later, practitioners in Moldova became very active in telling people the facts about Dafa. Now, people here know the truth and condemn the CCP for its evil persecution.

Through these years of cultivation, my children and I have been sharing our understandings with each other, and we have noticed the changes in our character. My son is now 11 years old. He said that Dafa has brought him a bright future. He has grown up to be a sincere and tolerant person. He is kind, happy, and contributes to our harmonious family.

My daughter is 18 years old now. She said: “Dafa has taught me how to live and how to follow Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance closely in my daily life. I have faith in Teacher, who encouraged and supported me when I had to overcome tribulations.”

Falun Dafa Day is now being celebrated in more than 100 countries. We are confident that this day will be celebrated everywhere in the world in the future. We are truly thankful to Teacher for His merciful salvation. On this sacred day, my family and many citizens of the Republic of Moldova wish to pay our respects to Teacher. We shall not forget Teacher's infinite grace.

Falun Dafa has brought us compassion and good future! We hope that all people of the world will treasure Dafa!