My Husband's Pneumonia Pointed Out Where I Needed to Do Better
(Minghui.org) I would like to share how I overcame an extremely difficult week this year. I almost broke down mentally. By elevating my xinxing and having strong faith in Master, I made it through.
My husband and I went to visit my son-in-law’s family in another province for the Chinese New Year holiday. On New Year’s eve, we watched the news on TV about the spreading of the CCP virus (coronavirus) and learned that the entire metropolitan area of Wuhan was closed off and under quarantine.
I was worried about my husband. He’s in the military and deeply poisoned by the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP's) atheistic ideology. He is a smoker and believed he would not contract the virus after reading a post on WeChat that claimed that nicotine kills the virus.
The Long Week
The third day after we returned home, my husband started feeling sick. He began running a fever the next day, and medication did not bring it down. I suggested he say, “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good”.
He got angry and said that he believed in science.
After three days, he went to the hospital. The diagnosis was pneumonia, but the hospital refused to admit him. Looking at my husband’s chest x-ray, the doctor said the infection was caused by bacteria, not a virus, and thus did not test him for the CCP virus.
Still hoping for some treatment, my husband went to several other hospitals. None of them were willing to admit him. All of those hospitals suspected he had contracted the CCP virus, yet they would not test him to confirm it.
Most of the people in our two apartment buildings know that I practice Falun Dafa. I decided I could not allow our community to go into quarantine because of my husband. His condition worried me.
I asked Master to save my husband. At the same time, I reflected upon my cultivation in the past few years. I found many of my selfish thoughts and that I needed to cultivate my speech. My sharp tongue made my husband resistant to what I say.
For instance, if I saw him watching CCP propaganda on TV, I would have a heated argument with him instead of speaking to him with compassion. To correct my mistakes, I wrote my husband a letter. Through the letter, I was able to calmly and thoroughly clarify the truth to him.
My husband was never against Dafa and had withdrawn from the CCP organizations long ago. He even introduced Dafa to his friend. I was detained several times in the past for practicing. My husband always stood by my side and used his connections to bring me home. He welcomes practitioners into our home and is very friendly to them.
He read my letter later that day. I showed him some articles on the Minghui website about how believing in Dafa helped people recover from the CCP virus. He asked me to read them to him.
Before going to sleep that night, I gave him a small Falun Dafa keepsake. I asked, “Shall I put this under your pillow?” “Yes,” he replied. I felt that he was starting to believe in Dafa.
His fever was gone the next morning. The day after that he was back to himself.
I knelt in front of Master’s portrait and wept. I thanked Master. I wanted to say more but could not find the right words to express my gratitude.
What happened to my husband was a warning to me. Only if I cultivate myself and align myself with the Fa, will my surroundings be rectified.
In the past, I never backed down from an argument with my husband. Even if I was wrong, I would never admit it. After this happened, I sincerely apologized to him if I did anything wrong, I also added, “Let me know when I make a mistake, I want to correct myself.”
My husband is also able to keep his temper in check these days.
Our apartment building eventually went into quarantine. I used my free time to study the Fa and send forth righteous thoughts. One person from each household is allowed to go out every two days. My husband would call his friends to wait for me outside at a set time, so I can bring them Dafa pamphlets and articles from the Minghui website.