[Celebrating World Falun Dafa Day] My Life Blessed after Believing in Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) The first time I heard of Falun Dafa (also known as Falun Gong) was the summer of 1999. At the time, all the newspapers and television programs were carrying slanderous information about Falun Dafa. Like many people influenced by such propaganda, my view of Falun Dafa was very negative, even though I had no idea what Falun Dafa was.
First Encounter with Falun Dafa
I heard of Falun Dafa again from my then-boyfriend, now my husband. We met in college, fell in love, and got married. Our story was like a soap opera, long and complicated.
We were both very serious about our relationship in college. When he told me that his parents were Falun Dafa practitioners and that he was a Falun Dafa supporter, I was shocked and couldn't accept it.
But I was in love. I found him to be kind and sincere, traits hard to find in today’s world. I chose to stay with him, even though Falun Dafa hovered like a dark cloud over me.
His father was an excellent teacher. Because he went to Beijing to appeal for the right to practice Falun Dafa, he was fired from his job. He was also detained multiple times.
As I got to know them, I realized that they were not like how they were portrayed on television. They never complained that I treated them indifferently. Instead they told their son to take good care of me. They were normal people.
“Falun Dafa Is Good” Brought about a Miracle
We got married in 2006. I hoped for a child with all my heart, but I still wasn’t pregnant after more than a year. I went to see a doctor and was told that my fallopian tubes were severely blocked. The doctor told me that it would be impossible for me to have a regular pregnancy. I felt as if my world had come to an end.
I asked my husband, “Will you leave me if I cannot have children?” He said he wouldn’t.
“Will you parents mind? I haven't been good to them at all.” I asked.
He looked into my eyes and said sincerely, “I told my father what the doctor said. He told us not to believe the doctor, that one day you will have your own children. He asked if you would say, with all sincerity, 'Falun Dafa is good' every day.”
I was suspicious, “What if that doesn't work?”
“It will,” he said. “Many miraculous things have happened when people said it.” He was convinced.
“What if it still doesn't work?” I pressed.
“We will adopt,” he said. Then added, “My father said so, too.”
I couldn't believe my ears. Could they really be so nice? I had nothing to lose, so I was determined to give it a try. I started reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” several times every day. Sometimes I was very sincere, other times I was not sure at all. My in-laws talked with me from time to time, trying to put me at ease.
A few months later, to my surprise, I discovered that I was pregnant. My relationship with my in-laws also improved. When they talked to me about Falun Dafa, I was able to listen. I withdrew from the Chinese Communist Party Youth League and the Young Pioneers at their suggestion.
Becoming a Believer
But life is never easy. When my daughter was born, my parents came to help out. They were as deceived as I first was about Falun Dafa. They were afraid that I could be implicated because my in-laws practiced Falun Dafa.
When my daughter was only eight days old, she had to be hospitalized for jaundice. At the end of a week, the doctor said she had to stay in the hospital for at least two more months. We couldn't afford it and were forced to take her home. My in-laws reminded me to say “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” in her ears every day. This time, I did it sincerely.
She improved day by day, and my relationship with my in-laws fundamentally changed. I realized that they were always good to me, no matter how I treated them. I read many things about Falun Dafa and even Falun Dafa books. I now believe in Falun Dafa completely.
Falun Dafa Changed My Life
In comparing my life experiences with my husband's, I am forced to face the truth about how Falun Dafa can change one's life. My husband has been a firm supporter of Falun Dafa since the beginning. When he was in high school, his grades were among the worst in his class, yet he was accepted by a second-tier university. Even though his grades in college was not very good either, he had no problem finding a job.
We are both teachers. The class he teaches is always one of the best in school. He was voted one of the best teachers in school, too. Students like him, and the other teachers and the staff like him. Everyone who knows him has nothing but good things to say about him.
I, on the other hand, was a top student in high school and was sure to get into a top-tier university. But I only got into a second-tier school. Even though my grades in college were excellent, I had problems finding a job, even though I was eventually able to teach at the same school as my husband. The classes I was assigned to teach always seemed to be among the worst. My students rated me so-so as a teacher.
As my understanding of Falun Dafa increased, I’ve become more open-minded. I’ve stopped complaining about my students and just try my best. As a result, my students treat me like their friend and give me high praise.
Now I am pregnant again. I am filled with happiness. It is all because of Falun Dafa.