Falun Dafa Brought Blessings to My Whole Family
(Minghui.org) I would like to share some of my memories of Falun Dafa bringing blessings upon my whole family.
An Unfortunate Childhood
I lost my father when I was little and grew up with constant verbal abuse from my stepfather.
All this left deep scars on my mind. I lost interest in anything around me and always felt that fate had been really unfair to me.
I complained to my mother, saying she should never have brought me into this world to suffer like this. I hated my stepfather and hoped that he would die in an accident. I really wished I could leave home as soon as possible.
My Father-In-Law Causes Me More Pain
I thought my life would take a turn for the better after I got married. It didn’t, however, as I happened to have a rather crafty and selfish father-in-law.
My husband’s family was running a car repair workshop at the time. My father-in-law was in charge of the bookkeeping, while my husband and his younger brother worked with a few employees.
My husband is the honest and hardworking eldest son in the family. Because of his work ethic, the business was doing very well.
However, my father-in-law gave us just over 100 yuan to live on per month, saying that he would give us a big balloon payment later on.
Later, we found out that he had squandered a lot of money and was deep in debt.
He urged us to sell our apartment, saying that the ground floor was no good, and that if we sold our place he would help us get a better one.
Our place was sold for less than 30,000 yuan.
My father-in-law then told us to keep the bankbook in his place and that my mother-in-law would take care of it.
A few days later, he said he needed to borrow 20,000 yuan from us for business, and that he would repay us double the amount when he made money.
Both my husband and I knew that he would not be able to keep his promise, but we still lent him the money.
My husband later lent him our remaining 15,000 yuan without telling me.
I wanted to buy a cheap place for ourselves, so I asked my husband to see if we could get our money back.
When my father-in-law heard about this, he started cursing my husband and me behind our backs, saying that we were not being filial and that we were forcing him to pay back money that he didn't have.
But to our faces, he would praise us for being good and filial.
I was really angry with him and thought that fate was being so unfair to me. I pinned the blame on my husband and often argued with him.
The anger and frustration took a toll on my health. I developed all kinds of illnesses, such as severe stomachaches, hematochezia, insomnia, and various heart conditions. My life was a living hell.
I didn’t want to go to the hospital for treatment and thought it would be better for me to die than live with unbearable pain. I often thought of committing suicide.
Falun Dafa Gave Me a New Life
One day, my aunt came to my home and suggested that I practice Falun Dafa with her. She told me the practice had incredible health benefits and gave me a copy of the book Zhuan Falun to read.
After I started practicing Falun Dafa, I understood that my suffering was only because I had to pay back the karmic debts I owed.
I conducted myself according to the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance. Soon after, all my illnesses disappeared. Witnessing the changes in me, my husband, son and mother also took up Falun Dafa.
Reconciling with My Father-in-law
When we heard that my father-in-law suffered a stroke, my family went to see him for the first time in five years.
He held my son’s hands and cried.
My resentment disappeared. I decided that I would treat him like I treated everyone else–with a kind heart.
When my mother-in-law became very sick, my husband’s younger sister and the wife of his younger brother brought her to my place. I had no complaints and looked after her, attending to her every need.
My siblings thought it was really mean for them to “dump” my sick mother-in-law on us the way they did.
I said to them, “I’m a Dafa practitioner. Our Master has taught us to be kind towards everyone.”
My parents-in-law were moved to tears by my kindness.
I told them that I would have kept them at arm’s length if I had not practiced Falun Dafa. I might even have died long ago. I told them that they should be grateful to our Master instead of me.
Since then, they have all become very supportive of Dafa.
My husband’ younger sister said, “My sister-in-law would never have been able to reconcile with my father if she had not practiced Falun Dafa.”
My mother-in-law later had to be hospitalized when her condition deteriorated. I looked after her day and night until she passed away. The doctors and nurses all thought I was her own daughter.
I treated everyone in the family kindly. When the wife of my husband’s younger brother got sick, I went to look after her in hospital as well. After she was discharged from the hospital, she came to stay with us during her recuperation; each time, she would stay for half a month.
Now, she keeps saying to everyone, “My big sister-in-law became so kind after she started practicing Falun Dafa.”
Letting Go of Hatred Towards My Stepfather
Through practicing Falun Dafa, I also let go of my hatred towards my stepfather, who had made my childhood years miserable.
My mother’s place is not far from where I live. She makes a living by being a street vendor and gets home quite late.
When I heard that my stepfather had suffered a stroke and had difficulty moving about, I would often cook dinner for them.
Falun Dafa has turned me into a generous and kindhearted person and helped me let go of all the resentment I used to hold toward others. I feel that I’m becoming healthier each day, both physically and mentally.
Falun Dafa Has Blessed My Whole Family
Through practicing Falun Dafa, my husband quit drinking and smoking. His chronic stomach disease also disappeared without treatment.
My mother used to suffer from protrusion of her lumbar intervertebral disc. When it was bad, she could not take care of herself, and no treatment or medication had any effect on her. After she started practicing Falun Dafa, the illness miraculously disappeared.
Once, my mother and I were walking down the street. A car suddenly veered towards us at high speed. However, it screeched to a halt mere feet away. The people around us were all frightened; some were cursing the driver, wondering if he was drunk.
My mother and I didn’t feel any fear, as we both knew that Master had protected us.
My cousin suffered from osteonecrosis at her femoral head, to the point where taking a few steps would cause her enormous pain.
One day, she and my aunt came to my son’s place for a meal. There is a big tree in front of the building, so my aunt wanted to hang a banner on the tree, with the words “Falun Dafa is good.”
Seeing that she had trouble hanging it up, my cousin said, “Mom, give me the banner. I’ll do it.”
To everyone’s great surprise, as soon as she hung up the banner, the pain in her leg was gone.
She said to her husband, “None of us should have a negative attitude toward Dafa in the future. You see, my leg is cured!”
She has not felt any pain in her leg since then. Now, she is very supportive of my aunt practicing Falun Dafa. Each time she visits my aunt, she would ask for some Falun Dafa flyers to hand out to people.
My husband’s younger sister is also very supportive of our practicing Falun Dafa and often goes with us to hand out flyers and help people quit the Communist Party. She always keeps “Falun Dafa is good” in mind when handling adverse situations.
She was once staying in a hotel room with a few others. She had a terrible toothache that kept her awake at night. She didn’t dare moan for fear of waking the others, but she recited “Falun Dafa is good” in her heart. Gradually, she fell asleep. When she woke up the next morning, her toothache was completely gone.
Later, she married and went to live farther away. Earlier this year, she came back home to learn Falun Dafa. She is now a practitioner as well.
For the last twenty years, my whole family has enjoyed many blessings from Dafa. We are all extremely grateful to Master for his protection and compassionate salvation!