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What is the most beautiful appearance of love? [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2017-4-1 23:59:47 |Display all floors
Ma Changzhen, 72, living in a remote village in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region in northwest China, beamed with pride on March 29 when talking about having a new family in his old age. Thanks to a chance encounter with a much younger female street beggar, he has found love to conquer all the past misfortunes in his life.

Some 20 years ago, Ma fell into an abyss of misery, after repeated misfortunes. There was his only son's paralysis, his first wife's death and abandonment by his daughter-in-law. Who'd have thought that he would meet a "god-sent" wife and have another son and a daughter in his 60s? Ma struggled to support the whole family on his own for five years, until, on his way to buy salt one day, he ran into Ma Yinhua who was begging in the street. In conversation with her, Ma found that Yinhua had been kicked out of her parents' home after getting divorced and was homeless. "She was 35, and looked very beautiful," recalled Ma. Yinhua agreed to be Ma's wife and settled down in the family home. Ma was already 57, and 22 years older than his new wife. "If it was not for her, I would never be able to take care of a paralyzed son and three young grandsons. I'd have burnt out fast," said Ma. Yinhua shared the burden of supporting the family with Ma by being both a stepmother and a grandmother. Although tended to with meticulous care and attention, Ma's son died after being bed-ridden for eight years. What was surprising was that Ma became a father again three years later at the age of 60. Ma now has a son of 12 and a daughter of 11. He has carried them to and from school every day on his tricycle since the first day they attended class. The hard-earned happiness makes him cherish it even more. Given the financial situation of Ma's family, the local government has listed it among those receiving the minimum living allowance. Although Ma now enjoys both the allowance and the old-age pension, he has not stopped feeding cattle and growing crops. Two of his grandsons have come of age, but the third remains in high school. With such a burden on his shoulder, it is not time for Ma to relax. Referring to gifts he has given his new wife, Ma said: "The jade bracelet cost 20 yuan and the earrings five yuan. We lead a belt-tightening life, but I give her little gifts occasionally. I love her and feel grateful to her." Ma loves Yinhua dearly, because she has been there for him during the darkest days of his life and made him feel alive again. The newly-built house in the yard is reserved for the grandsons. Ma's own family of four still crams in a small, older house

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Post time 2017-4-2 10:10:02 |Display all floors
Mr Ma is a tough cookie but his second wife seems to think he is a soft dessert.  am happy for him and his second wife. sad to learn that his paralysed son was deserted by that ma's wife.

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Post time 2017-8-12 00:19:38 |Display all floors
Lovely story in the sense of the long-term perspective.

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