(Minghui.org) After graduating from college, I took a job in Tianjin. I dreamed of finding a wonderful partner, and having a smart and adorable child. Well, life is not always what one hopes it to be.

When looking at my past, I realized that I had let my suffering and struggles rule my life. I never once felt happy. I was always jealous and bitter at how unjust the world seemed. I only thought of myself and my suffering.

Falun Dafa helped me to see this and begin to truly change. Falun Dafa's principles of Truthfulness, Compassion, Forbearance also had powerful impact on my family. It saved our lives and taught us how to live.

Two Bad Marriages and an Incurable Disease

My first marriage lasted two years and ended in a bitter divorce, as my ex-husband had a paranoid personality disorder. He didn't allow me to have any friends and monitored my every move. He got angry if he saw me with a male colleague, and I had to tell him every little detail of my daily life.

I felt sorry for him at first, and tried to help him overcome his paranoia, but he could not change. We fought often. He would hit me, and my body was often covered with bruises. He also forced me to have a few abortions, which pushed me physically and mentally to the point of collapse.

After our divorce, I remarried. My new husband was egoistical, self-centered, and disliked work. He showed no concern for me and our daughter, and he drank, smoked, and gambled.

As a result of the chronic strain and depression, I developed a rheumatological condition and suffered from joint and bone pain that was aggravated by cold weather. For over 10 years I tried everything to cure my condition, including consulting the best doctors, acupuncture, and traditional Chinese medicine. But my condition only worsened.

I became pale and very thin, and my skin constantly peeled. Although I was only 40, I had the physical appearance of a 60-year-old woman. My husband felt embarrassed and disdainful of his unattractive and sickly wife, and he moved in with his mistress.

Hitting Rock Bottom, Finding the Top

When I thought that I could not live much longer, I met two Falun Dafa practitioners. They were both intellectuals, and their demeanor was simply remarkable. They were mature, steady, intelligent, sincere, kind, and almost otherworldly. With their encouragement, I began reading Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, and other Dafa materials. I learned why people became ill and the reason for calamities as well as the meaning of life.

I thus began practicing Dafa and all my illnesses disappeared. Dafa gave me a new life. I will never forget the surprised joy on my daughter's face when she saw me in summer clothes for the first time. Seeing these changes in me, my relatives, friends, and neighbors learned about the goodness of Dafa.

I became compassionate, learned to forgive and how to forbear during times of adversity. I never fought with people, nor did I harbor any hatred toward my husband.

My daughter became a young Dafa practitioner, and she read all the Dafa books over her summer break. In school she follows Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, and she is always cheerful. She is now studying at a top university.

Wayward Husband Returns

My husband separated from his mistress and came home in October 2010. Despite what he had done, I was kind and compassionate toward him. He was grateful to Falun Dafa for saving my life, for making me healthy again, and for transforming me into a kind and moral person. He felt regret about the difficulties he caused my daughter and me, and he vowed to make amends for it.

He was diagnosed with kidney cancer in November 2012, and the doctor told him that he had an aggressive cancer, which meant he could die within a year. My husband was depressed and felt there was no hope.

I consoled him. I told him that Dafa could save him. Starting the day before his surgery, he kept reciting “Falun Dafa is good; Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He did not stop until he was put to sleep by the anesthesia.

The surgeons removed my husband's left kidney, which was full of cancer cells. The radiologist who read his CT scan said that the cancer was so large it must have been growing for at least a year. But what was even more astounding was that despite its size, the cancer was wrapped within a membrane and had not yet spread.

My husband's surgeon said, “It's amazing! In all my years of practice, I've never encountered such a case.” But we knew that Dafa had protected him.

After he was discharged from the hospital, he opted out of chemotherapy and started practicing Falun Dafa instead. The two of us studied Dafa teachings and did the exercises every day.

My husband recovered very quickly from the surgery, and 20 days after being discharged, he returned to work. My husband's friends, who witnessed the extraordinary power of Dafa through him, had a very good understanding of Dafa at that point. Some of them even started reading Zhuan Falun and expressed interest in practicing.

Falun Dafa has given my entire family good health. It has given my husband and me a second lease on life. Our morality has improved, and we now have a harmonious family life.

On the 23rd anniversary of the introduction of Falun Dafa to the world, and the 16thWorld Falun Dafa Day, my family and I wish to send Master Li our deepest respects, and we wish Master Li a happy birthday!