(Minghui.org) I have practiced Falun Dafa for 20 years. After the persecution began in 1999, my husband was arrested. He was sentenced to 17 years in a prison because he refused to stop practicing Falun Dafa. He passed away before he was released.

I raised our son on my own, and I also had to take care of my mother-in-law. She turned 90 this year.

During these years, as if taking care of a young child and an elderly person were not difficult enough, I was illegally arrested and detained. My job was affected because I practice Falun Dafa. As punishment, I was demoted from a teacher to a gate keeper and I had to clean the school. I made regular trips to visit my husband in prison. One can only imagine how difficult it was during those years.

Before I realized it, it was time for my son to got to college. My salary was far from enough to cover college tuition. Other practitioners lent me money so that my son could attend college.

Life was hard, but I was optimistic and confident. We were persecuted because we wanted to be good people. I helped my son to see everything with a positive attitude, and reminded him that he should not be ashamed of his parents. On the contrary, he should be proud. His father was sentenced to prison because he wanted to be a good person. My son was sad about what happened to our family, but he was able to face the situation with a correct mindset.

Money was extremely tight, so I had to think hard before I even bought a piece of tofu. Yet, I donated any spare funds I had for Dafa projects. No matter how hard life was, I stayed cheerful. I believed that, as Dafa practitioners, we are the best people, and what Master Li Hongzhi gives us is also the best.

As my son entered adulthood, he was faced with finding employment and getting married. It’s a common assumption that a fatherless child from a poor family, with a mother who is being persecuted by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for her faith would have a hard time finding a wife. My son had a girlfriend in college, and their relationship ended because of our imprisonment.

I was not upset or worried. I knew everything was up to Master. I would do what I needed to do—let go of my attachment—and Master would give me the best solution.

Another practitioner introduced my son to a girl, and they dated for two months, but it didn’t work out because they worked in different cities. Later, however, these two young people worked in the same city and met at a small restaurant.

My son is not a practitioner, but his criterion for a wife is that she must be supportive of my cultivation and approve of Dafa. His kind heart was rewarded. This girl is supportive of my cultivation and believes Dafa is good. She also experienced Dafa’s power. She knew about our family’s economic situation. Not only did she not mind, she did not make any requests. She wanted to marry a nice person, even if his family couldn’t provide an apartment.

It’s customary in China for the groom’s side of the family to offer financial support in the form of an apartment for the newlyweds. This is often a deciding factor in whether a girl continues a relationship and marries the man, or not.

Nowadays, most families only have one child, and they are raised with love and care. I must thank Master for his careful planning and Dafa’s power as we welcome such a nice daughter-in-law into our family.

I did not have the money to help my son purchase an apartment. A few years before they married, however, salaries in the education sector were increased. Even though I was not allowed to teach and my teaching certification was revoked because I practice Falun Dafa, I still got a raise. Not only that, I was given tens of thousands of yuan in back pay. Not all the teachers who lost their licenses got a raise.

I never hesitate to donate to projects that clarify the truth, and saving money for my son was not my priority. When I needed money the most, I got such a big raise. I realized that Master was using ordinary people’s ways to give me the money. Not only was I able to pay off my debts, I saved enough for a down payment on an apartment. My son bought an apartment in the city, and they had a proper wedding celebration.

My daughter-in-law is tall, attractive, and kind. I am very pleased. Even though we are not well off, we provided the children with everything they needed to get married. The girl’s family is also happy about the marriage.

Unlike other families, I did not try to save money for my child. Still, I got what we needed. Master can help with anything. My son is not a practitioner, but Master watched over him.

Master has protected me so many times, and I narrowly escaped arrests. Given my son’s wedding, I understood that, as long as we believe in Master and the Fa, no matter what happens, Master gives us the best. As long as our mindset is good, Master will make everything right.