(Minghui.org) A few days before the 2013 Chinese New Year, my 21-year-old eldest daughter was hit by a drunk driver. She had emergency surgery in a county hospital and was then transferred to a hospital in Beijing where she was operated on five more times. Her left leg had to be amputated below the knee. 

Unable to eat or sleep, my husband cried all day long and was furious with the driver. He gnashed his teeth and said, “I will kill his son! My daughter is suffering so much but he is at home celebrating the new year with his family!”

I tried to comfort my husband, saying, “It’s not good to harbor such hatred—you could ruin your health. Let’s just let nature take its course.” My daughter agreed with me.

Because my daughter’s pelvis had been shattered, the doctor told her she had to lie flat on her back, immobilized, for 40 days.

After my daughter was discharged, the driver and his brother came to see her. He was nervous and scared that someone might beat him up. My daughter said calmly, “I don’t hate you. I know you didn’t mean it.” The driver cried out, “I am sorry! I am so, so sorry! I have ruined your life! I made you suffer so much and yet you still forgive me.”

We told him, “If we hadn’t learned Falun Dafa, we definitely wouldn’t have treated you like this.”

Actually, many people did not understand what we did. But if they knew what we’d experienced and what Falun Dafa is, they would think differently.

How My Daughter and I Began to Practice Falun Dafa

Falun Dafa, also known as Falun Gong, is an ancient mind and body practice first introduced in China. I learned about Falun Dafa in March 1999. I wanted to follow “Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance” to be a good person. At that time I had to take care of my young kids and do the housework. Occasionally I went to my neighbor’s home to read Zhuan Falun, the main book of the practice, and do the exercises.

Although I didn’t practice diligently, Master still purified my body. Gradually, my headaches, difficulty breathing, and arm pain all disappeared. I was full of energy and never felt tired even when I did a lot of work.

Just a few months later, in July 1999, the Chinese Communist Party started the persecution. The authorities came to my home and threatened me and told me to stop practicing. I was scared and gave up. However, I knew in my heart that Falun Gong was good.

Seven years later, in the winter of 2006, after a day’s work, for some reason I wanted to read Master Li’s lectures. That day, I finished reading Teachings at the Conference in Los Angeles.

That night, I told my eldest daughter, who was in her second year of junior high school, “After dinner, you should read Master Li’s lecture. It’s really good!” She said she would.

I had just fallen asleep when my daughter suddenly called out, “Mom, Mom, turn on the light! I can breathe through my nose! It felt like I swallowed a big meatball and then I could smell it! Why didn’t you tell me to learn Falun Dafa sooner? Then I wouldn’t have had to suffer for so many years!” She was so happy that she couldn’t stop crying.

My daughter had suffered from rhinitis since she was little, and the symptoms only got worse as she got older, especially when she had a cold. Sometimes her head hurt so much that she wanted to hit the wall. She tried all kinds of medications and all kinds of remedies, but nothing worked. She was groggy all day long, and her grades suffered.

But she was fully cured after simply reading Teachings at the Conference in Los Angeles. My husband couldn’t believe it: “It is just amazing!” I also cried—with regret that I had wasted seven years of my life not cultivating. After that, my daughter and I became genuine Falun Dafa cultivators.

Following Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance

My mother-in-law didn’t like me. She has four sons. Three of them have sons while my husband has two daughters. My mother-in-law is very patriarchal. She didn’t like me and blamed me for not having a son. She often picked on me and took everything out on me. I was so scared of her that whenever I heard her voice, my heart and my stomach hurt.

After I learned Falun Dafa, I held myself to the standard of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. When I made something good to eat, I shared it with my in-laws. When my mother-in-law was sick, I took care of her and told her to recite the auspicious phrases: “Falun Dafa is good, Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” She remembered and recited them every day. Once she told me, “Falun Dafa is so good.” She often asked me to read Zhuan Falun to her, saying that it made her feel better.

My father-in-law had cerebellar atrophy. Sometimes he soiled his pants and even his bed, so we had to change his pants many times a day. I always helped clean him and his clothes. I had no complaints about taking care of him for so many years. My father-in-law’s doctor once told my sister-in-law, “Your second sister-in-law (meaning me) has positive energy.”

My husband is very supportive of my practicing Falun Dafa. He cooks and does the housework so that I have time to do the three things. I often rode my electric bicycle with a fellow practitioner to distribute Falun Dafa informational materials. After a long time, the battery stopped working. My husband noticed and bought me a new battery.

I think he has been blessed. He is healthy and hasn’t been sick for more than ten years. Although he is 57, he looks like he is in his 40s.