My 91-Year-Old Mother Is Happy and Healthy Thanks to Falun Dafa
(Minghui.org) My mother is 91 years old. She is healthy and has a rosy complexion and smooth skin. She is open-minded, cheerful, and always smiling. All the neighbors like her.
My father passed away years ago. My brothers all asked her to live with them. However, she always said, “I’m in good health and can take care of myself. I don’t want to trouble you.”
She Helps Her Children and Others
Despite her age, she does not need any help from her children. Instead, she helps them.
During the summer and fall, my brothers are usually so busy with the crops that they have no time to cook. Mother makes stuffed buns or dumplings and brings the food to them on her tricycle. She also helps pick peanuts and husks corn. You'd never know how old she is, because she works as quickly as the young people.
My mother helps not only her sons’ family but also her grandsons' families. During harvest season, she noticed one of her grandsons had collected a lot of corn and needed help. She woke up at 3:00 a.m. and went to his house.
When her grandson woke up at 4:00 a.m., he heard noise outside and thought someone was stealing the corn. When he hurried outside, he saw it was his grandmother busily husking the corn.
My mother is warmhearted. One of her neighbors is a bachelor. His parents had passed away, and his siblings could not help him. He often skipped meals. When my mother made stuffed buns or dumplings, she often gave him some.
He raised a lot of chickens and ducks. The birds usually relieved themselves all over the front yard and in front of his door. It was impossible to avoid stepping on it, but he never cleaned his yard. My mother often picks up a broom and sweeps the area in front of his door.
Severe Stomach Problems Resolved
My mother lost her parents when she was four or five. She lived with her brother and sister-in-law until she got married. She and my dad were very poor. After they had children, our life was even harder.
My mother developed stomach problems in her fifties. It kept getting worse, and by 1995, she had developed ulcers. There were few things she could eat without causing unbearable stomach pain.
She went to the hospital for an examination. The doctor told her that 80% of her stomach wall was covered in ulcers, and he was worried that the ulcers might become cancerous.
My husband is a doctor. He prescribed my mother medicines for treating stomach ulcers. However, these medicines did not help. Others told me that a folk prescription might help. I went to find the herbs, but they did not help either.
Mother Starts Practicing Falun Dafa
Some people came to our area in 1996 and introduced Falun Dafa to us. Many people started practicing and recovered from their illnesses. I asked my mother to try it as well. Since she was illiterate, I gave her the lecture recordings by Master Li Hongzhi and taught her the five sets of exercises.
A few months later, she noticed that her stomach pain disappeared and she could eat anything she wanted. Before, if she ate any meat or corn, she would have severe pain.
She went back to the hospital for another X-ray. The doctor told her that her stomach ulcers were all gone. My husband was also surprised and kept saying, “How could such serious ulceration heal without any medical treatment?”
Mother Learns to Read
My mother was now happy and full of confidence. Seeing other people reading Zhuan Falun, the main book of Falun Dafa, she also wanted to read. She asked her school-aged grandson and granddaughter to teach her to read the characters. She wrote down the ones she could not read and asked us when we visited. Soon, my mother could fluently read Zhuan Falun and other Dafa books.
She reads Zhuan Falun and does the exercises every day. She has not needed any medicine for more than two decades. Seeing my mother so healthy and happy every day, we, her children, all feel great. We sincerely thank Master Li and Falun Dafa!