[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] Master, My Whole Family Thanks You!
(Minghui.org) My in-laws have three sons and three daughters. Our big extended family didn't always get along with each other, but things changed for the better as five of us took up the practice of Falun Dafa one after another.
All three daughters-in-law, including myself, started practicing first, followed by my husband and my father-in-law. As we live by the principle of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, the conflicts that used to bother us are no more, and we genuinely care about each other.
As May 13 (the anniversary of Falun Dafa's public introduction) drew near, we thank Master from the bottom of heart for giving us a harmonious family. Below, I share some tidbits of our story.
In-laws Become Envy of Neighbors
Tensions between in-laws are commonplace in today's China. Elderly parents are often left with no one to care for them, especially when there is more than one son in the family.
The three of us daughters-in-law, however, never fought again after we began practicing Falun Dafa. We all do our best to tend to the needs of our in-laws, who have become envy of their neighbors.
Many people have said to my in-laws, “You're so blessed! Look how kindly your daughters-in-law treat you!” My mother-in-law always responded, “Indeed! My daughters-in-law have become so caring and considerate now that they practice Falun Dafa!”
Father-in-Law More Energetic
My husband and I bought a new house for my father-in-law after my mother-in-law passed away in 2005. He was elated and said, “I've never lived in such a nice house.”
Now 88, my father-in-law is as healthy as can be. A lot of people commented, “Look at you! You're becoming more and more energetic! And your family is so harmonious!”
He said proudly, “I practice Falun Dafa. That's why I feel so good! I owe it to Falun Dafa for the endless blessings to my family.”
Supportive Husband Finally a Practitioner
My husband had always been very supportive of my practice of Falun Dafa, but he didn't join me until 2015.
He endured a lot of stress over the years, as I was detained numerous times. He never complained, however.
He once ran into a villager who asked him to persuade me to stop practicing Falun Dafa. He became annoyed and said, “What's wrong with her practicing? She did nothing wrong. There's no way I'm going to stop her from practicing Dafa!”
I was sentenced to three years for my faith in 2004. My husband told me after I was released, “I was most worried about your well being. I heard many practitioners were tortured to death. I prayed for you every night.” I cried after hearing his words, grateful to have such a husband.
He survived a terrible disease in 2015 and began to reflect on the meaning of life. I encouraged him to give Dafa a try, and this time he didn't hesitate. His various health problems disappeared before he knew it.
He and I now happily practice Falun Dafa together.
Coworkers: “Falun Dafa Practitioners Never Cheat!”
My workplace offered incentives for early retirement in 2002. Anyone 45 or older was eligible to apply so long as they provided medical records proving they had some qualified diseases (such as heart problems). As the pension would equate the pre-retirement salary, many people faked medical records to qualify.
My husband also tried to talk me into it. “Look, if you apply and are approved, you can relax at home while still enjoying the same level of income.” I reminded him that I've been healthy since my practice of Dafa and would never fabricate my medical records.
A good friend of his got the “medical paperwork” ready without us asking, and my husband said, “No thanks. I know she'll never take it.”
Many of my co-workers expressed admiration for me upon learning of my decision, “Falun Dafa practitioners are indeed different! They never cheat!”