Dafa Lifted Our Family Out of the Depths of Despair
(Minghui.org) Life was very difficult for me when I was growing up. My mother was ill with high blood pressure, rheumatism, and neurasthenia. She was weak and often discriminated against. My father had to leave home as a migrant worker to support the family and pay for my mother’s high medical bills.
I began shouldering many responsibilities at a young age, including taking on a parental role for my little brother. My life was devoid of happiness!
Things got worse when I was 13 years old. My mother developed a severe kidney disease and was hospitalized for a year, leaving me and my six-year-old brother at home alone.
I went to school, fed my brother, did household chores, and worked in the field. My brother cried for my mother so I had to be strong while hiding my own tears. I was tired after a long day of hard work, but held him in my arms and assured him that our mother would come home soon.
My memories were full of hardship and sorrow!
Dafa Saved My Mother
When my mother was finally discharged from the hospital, the doctor told her that her disease was not curable, and she would continue to need plenty of rest. So my father had to stop working and return home to take care of us.
September 1999 was unforgettable. That was when my mother began to practice Falun Dafa. She strictly followed Dafa's principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance and gradually recovered. The disease that the doctor was so certain could not be cured disappeared, and my mother recovered completely.
We were all happy, and my mother smiled again. She assumed all my responsibilities, and I was finally a happy child. My father was also able to return to work. Our home was filled with laughter. Twenty years later, we are still just as excited when we talk about that time in our lives.
One day my father's friend came to visit. He had not seen any of us for a long time. When he saw that my mother was healthy he was pleasantly surprised.
My mother exclaimed, “Yes, I am still alive. I am practicing Falun Dafa. It is Master Li Hongzhi (the Founder and Teacher) and Dafa that saved me.”
Even though the former Communist Party leader Jiang Zemin had just launched the persecution, we did not want to keep the secret – it was Dafa that saved my mother’s life and saved our family. We all supported my mother as we knew the difference between right and wrong.
Master Li Saved My Son
This happy period of my childhood passed quickly. I grew up and got married in 2004. I had a physical checkup and was told that I had congenital anemia. The doctor said I could not have a baby. Even if I conceived a child, it would not grow up to be normal. This was a heavy blow to us.
When my mother heard this, she brought me a copy of Zhuan Falun. As I had already witnessed the power of Falun Dafa, I was quick to embrace the teachings. A miracle happened six months later: I was pregnant and everything was normal. Modern medicine was no match for the power of Dafa!
During a prenatal check-up, the doctor told us that the umbilical cord was wrapped around the fetus’s neck. My husband had a coworker whose baby died as a result of this, so we were worried.
I told my mother and she said, “No worries. I will teach you the Dafa exercises. Everything can be corrected!”
I began doing the exercises and studying the Fa every day.
At eight months pregnant, I had another check-up and was told everything was normal. My mother-in-law was so happy she thanked Master and Dafa even though she did not practice.
My son is now 13 years old and is five feet nine inches tall. He also often studies the Fa and does the exercises with me. It is Master that blessed me with such a good son!
I have learned how to be a thoughtful person. I respect my in-laws and treat them well. My mother-in-law does not have a daughter, but says she is lucky to have me as a daughter-in-law. She praises me in front of her friends and neighbors, and they all admire her.
My in-laws have supported me in my practice. When my child was young, they helped take care of him so that I could have more time to do Dafa projects. They also reminded me to be safe when I went out to tell people about the persecution.
As they aged, I approached my husband about inviting them to move into our condo. We ended up buying another house, even though it was a financial strain for us. My in-laws were happy with this arrangement.
Thank you Master, thank you Dafa! I will continue to cultivate diligently.