(Minghui.org) I am in my 60s and I have not yet practiced Falun Dafa, but I believe in Dafa and know that Dafa can improve health and keep me fit. I know that Dafa is the righteous path that teaches people to be good. I also like to read the truth-clarification materials distributed by Dafa disciples, which have a lot of stories about people being good and receiving blessings.
After reading many truth-clarification materials, I have become more broad-minded myself. I am able to think about others and maintain harmonious relationships at home and with the neighbors. I also earned the respect of my family and villagers for taking care of my mother-in-law who has dementia.
My husband has five siblings, including one brother and four sisters who are all younger than him. My mother-in-law favored her youngest daughter Wenwen and gave her all the family assets, including a house, a 140,000-yuan housing subsidy, and all her savings. Because of that, all her other children refused to take care of her, except my husband and me.
When my mother-in-law later was diagnosed with dementia, Wenwen, my husband and I took turns taking care of her. Wenwen took all the welfare money along with the food that was allotted to her mother by the local government each month. When it was our turn, we had to handle all my mother-in-law’s expenses, even her medical bills if she got sick while with us.
My husband’s brother was very upset that his mother only favored Wenwen. He disowned his mother and didn’t visit her for over ten years. When my mother-in-law missed him so much, she kept calling his name. I felt pretty bad and took her to see him, but he ignored her completely as if she was a stranger to him. I felt so sorry for her.
My husband was also upset with Wenwen. I told him that there was no point in being upset. I said to him, “Heaven is watching what people are doing and every cloud has a silver lining. Each one does his or her own filial duty. When others do not care for the elderly, we cannot follow suit. It is our duty. I do not complain. Why should you complain?”
My husband agreed with me and no longer complained, and willingly took care of his mother.
Even though my mother-in-law has dementia and caused us much trouble over the last four years, we take good care of her. She is healthy and has not been hospitalized for any major problems recently. When we are out working, she is able to stay at home and not have any mishaps.
Meanwhile, our clothing business is booming, even though businesses in general have been declining. Everything is going smoothly and well. Our neighbors commented: “It is absolutely true that good deeds are always rewarded.”
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