A Family Blessed by Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) I started Falun Dafa cultivation practice during my teenage years. I stopped practicing in 1999 however, due to fear from the persecution campaign by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Soon after marriage, my health began to decline, and I frequently became ill with headaches and colds. As I suffered from pelvic inflammation, ovarian cysts, and irregular periods, our attempts to conceive met with multiple failures.
Successful Pregnancy After Resuming Cultivation
My health continued to decline, despite treatment from both Chinese and Western medical experts. Our family was not well-off and I could not afford the escalating medical bills.
While in the depths of depression, I recalled the happier times I spent while practicing Falun Dafa. Despite opposition from my family, I resumed cultivation practice and found peace and contentment as a result. My symptoms disappeared and I even found myself unexpectedly pregnant six months later.
My astounded husband was overjoyed to hear of my pregnancy. He told me, “I now believe that the advice, ‘Believe in Dafa and receive heaven’s blessings’, printed on those Dafa posters, is true.”
My Daughter’s Miraculous Birth
I became pregnant again, unexpectedly, one year after giving birth to my son. This time, our extended family was firmly opposed to my carrying the child to term.
The government’s one- child policy meant that a substantial fine would be imposed on our financially-struggling family. In addition, my first child had been born through caesarean section and my gynecologist was worried about my short recovery time between pregnancies. The child growing steadily inside my womb could force open wounds that needed more time to heal.
Despite the risks, I was unwilling to abort my unborn child, and managed to persuade my husband to keep the child by explaining to him the principles of the Fa.
Although my belly felt unbearably tight towards the end of my pregnancy, I knew that Master would ensure our safety. My husband also began reciting “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good” daily. Thanks to Dafa, my pregnancy proceeded smoothly. However a complication arose just weeks before I was due to give birth.
It was standard practice for hospitals to deliver babies through a cesarean operation. However, my parents-in-law had their hands full taking care of my son and two other grandchildren. As such, they could not take care of my newborn daughter as I recuperated in the hospital. My mother was also unable to help, as my younger sister was expecting her firstborn at around the same time. As the breadwinner of our family, my husband had to work and could not stay home to take care of our daughter.
My husband and I decided to place our trust in Master and Dafa. We found a gynecologist who was also a fellow Dafa practitioner. She agreed to allow me to have a natural birth. Upon learning that no one from my family could take care of me, many practitioners voluntarily visited to tend to my needs and offer encouragement, as though they were my real family.
On the day of my daughter’s birth, I suffered from unexpected severe chills, and my cervix was worryingly slow in dilating. Fellow practitioners accompanied me from morning until afternoon, encouraging me to believe in Master and Dafa. My husband also continually recited the phrase, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good,” asking Master to protect both mother and child.
Encouragement from fellow practitioners bolstered my resolve and I successfully gave birth to my daughter soon after. My husband was so moved that he shed tears of joy as he thanked Master Li and Dafa.
The attending medical staff also breathed a sigh of relief and commented, “Under normal circumstances, it would be impossible to carry this child to term. Additionally, the mother managed a successful delivery through natural birth. Falun Dafa is truly amazing! Falun Dafa is really good!”
My Husband was Blessed Due to Unwavering Support for Dafa
Despite scathing criticisms from his parents and relatives regarding our decision to keep our daughter despite our poor financial situation, my husband remained firm, and maintained his unwavering belief in Dafa. However as the days went by, he became increasingly haggard, as worry over household expenses took their toll on him.
I frequently reassured him using the Fa principles, “We just need to let things take their natural course. There is no need to worry. Our family will certainly have all we need.”
Soon after, we were offered an unexpected upgrade to better accommodations. My husband was also able to purchase a car. My husband’s burden was lightened, and our improved situation quickly silenced our in-laws and relatives.
My husband is very supportive of my truth clarification activities, and often volunteers his services as my chauffeur.
Besides trusting me to manage our savings and household expenses, my husband also encourages me to spend money on truth clarification activities. Our computer, phone, and printer are freely available for use by fellow practitioners, and were purchased with my husband’s agreement to use our household funds.
Every year on Master's birthday, which falls on May 13, my husband takes a day’s leave from work to celebrate with us, kneeling before Master to offer his thanks!
A number of practitioners filed criminal complaints in 2015, against Jiang Zemin, former head of the CCP, for initiating and directing the persecution of Dafa practitioners.
I wanted to follow suit and tentatively raised the question to him. As my husband is a timid, cautious person who tries to avoid trouble, I expected my request to be rejected. To my surprise, my husband immediately replied, “Count me in your lawsuit. I also want to sue this evil person for persecuting Dafa practitioners!” His dignified, upright response moved me to tears.
My husband’s previous job was labor intensive and paid little. A few months after we submitted our lawsuit, his company began searching for someone to fill a higher-level position. My husband’s background and experience happened to meet the qualifications required, so with my encouragement, he applied and was selected for the position.
My husband now drives to work in a suit, works much shorter hours, and brings home much more income than before. The difference is so stark that those who looked down on him previously, now envy his luck.
This is the power of Dafa. As long as one continues to believe in Master and the Fa, all problems will be easily resolved!