A Practitioner's Husband: “Our Family's Good Fortune Was All Due to Dafa”
(Minghui.org) After the lunar new year of 2010, I went to visit a fellow practitioner, Mrs. Kan, to wish her a happy new year. She and her husband were both home, so we all chatted. Mrs. Kan began to tell me how her husband was ignoring her. She further explained that he doesn't even talk to her, and he is drinking heavily.
Mrs. Kan's husband responded that he was happy I came for a visit so he could tell me that his wife was no longer practicing Falun Dafa. He continued to explain, saying: "Our family's good fortune was all due to Dafa, and now that she is not practicing, how will we get by? I am worried about being laid off, of course I am angry. "
Mrs. Kan's husband continued talking non-stop. He said his wife used to be weak and suffered from multiple diseases, including mental disorders, dizziness, pain in the lower extremities, and asthma. There were times when she could not even get up and take care of herself, much less her family. Mrs. Kan's husband even had to hold one of their young daughters while cooking meals.
He went on to explain that his wife was very beautiful and had been quite cold toward him before she began practicing. "I didn't please her, so she treated me with indifference. She drank and smoked daily. After she began to cultivate she confessed to me that she had wanted to poison me, but then she became a practitioner and her life, and mine, completely changed.
“We have three daughters. When my eldest daughter was six, she suffered from liver disease. After taking medicine and having injections, her liver disease was cured, but she developed kidney inflammation. When her kidney inflammation was cured, she suffered again from a stomach problem. Whenever she ate anything cold, her stomach would ache so much that she cried. The two younger twin daughters also were often sick with colds and had to get shots. I suffered from appendicitis. Although I am a good carpenter, I often could not work because I had to stay home and care for my wife and daughters."
“We lived with my parents. My wife did not like anyone on my side of the family. She found fault with everyone and would fight and argue with them. She bickered constantly with my parents, who did not want to even come home anymore because of her. My wife suffered from a mental disorder that caused her to laugh and cry at the same time. She would ask neighbors for wine and food, upsetting everyone. Finally other members of my family built a small house for my parents, so they could move out. Later, my wife found their new house and set it on fire.
“The money I made all year was not enough to cover the medical costs of my wife and children. I really did not know how my life could go on. Life was miserable and unbearable! I had borrowed money from every single relative and good friend. Later, we had to take out loans to treat my wife's disease. At that time, we really could not afford to purchase even the most basic necessities, such as salt, or toothpaste. Since my wife was so weak, we had to ask my mother-in-law to care for one of our twin daughters.
"Then, in February 1997, my wife began to practice Falun Gong. All her diseases and pains were miraculously gone. She was able to work in the field and do household chores. She had no formal schooling, so she was nearly illiterate, but managed to read the Dafa books written by Master Li Hongzhi. She has undergone a fundamental change. She took the initiative to apologize to my parents, telling them that she had been practicing Falun Gong and she wanted to improve her behavior. She stopped quarreling with my parents. My father was moved to tears and remarked that she seemed to be completely changed after taking up Falun Gong.
“My wife began to show filial respect to my parents. My mother praised her in front of everybody she met and said: 'My daughter-in-law is such a good person now. I want to learn Falun Gong too.' So, my mother began to practice Falun Gong. My wife and my mother often practiced together. In the past my mother suffered from heart problems. She often went to see a doctor at the hospital, and she took medicine. However, after she practiced Falun Gong, her heart problem was gone. She is 88 years of age this year, but she can attend the local fair, go shopping, and do most anything herself now.
“My wife's health also significantly improved, so I was able to go to work. She said she understood people's predestined relationship from studying Falun Dafa, so she changed her feelings toward me; there was no more animosity. She became a good wife. My gratitude for Dafa is beyond words!
“After the persecution of Falun Gong began on July 20, 1999, my wife continued her practice of Falun Gong, and I supported her completely. When the people from the local government came to arrest my wife and extort money from her, I locked the door, and would not let them in. I was prepared to risk my life for her. When she distributed the informational materials for helping people learn the truth about Falun Gong, I would watch out for her, I supported her completely, in anything related to Dafa that she wanted to do. I welcomed any practitioner who came to our home to do the exercises, as if receiving the deities from the heaven, with happiness and pride from the bottom of my heart. Our family life got better every day. I know this is because of Dafa. Everything I did went smoothly, wherever I worked and I earned more money than others who did the same work. When my neighbors were in need of money, they would borrow 3000 to 5000 yuan from us. Now, most of our relatives and friends owe us money. We never ask them to pay us back, regardless of the amount, or how long they have owed us.
“In the recent past, my wife was taken away by the “610 Office” of the city. After she came back, she no longer practiced Dafa. When she was practicing, everything ran smoothly. However now she does not practice, and life is not as good. How could I not be worried and concerned for us all?"
I smiled at Mrs. Kan: “How fortunate you are! Your family is so supportive of you and your practice of Falun Dafa. You should resume your practice and be diligent."
In 2012, when I saw Mrs. Kan's husband again, he was now a boss, and had 60 employees working for him. At the end of the year, he had paid all his employees well, and still made a lot of money for himself. He was extremely happy and grateful. He knew this was the fortune he received for supporting his wife and Falun Dafa.
At the end of the year, Mrs. Kan's husband gathered all his workers in a restaurant and treated them with several tables of fine cuisine. He also gave each of the workers a bonus ranging from 1000 to 5000 yuan. He bought his daughter a car. He also bought a vehicle for Mrs. Kan, for her work in distributing information about Falun Gong. The money he made in one year was more than enough for them to buy a house in the city.
In 2013, the business of Mrs. Kan's husband has improved even more. Good fortune comes those who have accumulated virtue.