My father-in-law had been sick of acute renal disease; he even had to undergo dialysis for almost a year before he finally retired.
In the last week of November 2007, he was confined already in the hospital because his situation got worse.
My husband and his other siblings had already accepted that it's time that they let go of my father-in-law. They are still waiting for my sister-in-law who is based in Canada. A day after Sherry arrived from Canada, my father-in-law gave up.
Some of their cousins and other relatives went to the hospital as well when they learned what happened. While we are waiting for the funeral service, everyone was sad of course. Suddenly Tessa, one of his grandchildren spoke..."He is happy now; he doesn't want us to grieve for him now he feels no more pain and sufferings..." All of us looked at her... And she continued..." He is there sitting... And he is smiling."We didn't feel scared at that moment and one by one we gave our message to "him" apparently.
My sisters-in-law and other siblings wanted the Internment to be held in a private funeral parlor to be able to accommodate more people, But Tessa contradicted it. She said my father-in-law wants the Internment to be held in their own house.
His children insisted on what they wanted, they spoke to him through Tessa. And Tessa spoke to "him" and explained why they want the internment be held in a private funeral parlor.
And we believe He agreed finally, when Tessa smiled and said..."It's okay with him now."
During the whole time that it was happening, we didn't feel scared at all because we know it's him and he wouldn't want to scare us, he just wanted to convey his message.
Tessa was believed to have psychic ability even when she was still young.