Why My Mother-in-Law Can No Longer "Forecast the Weather"
My mother-in-law lives close to Wei County, Hebei Province. She is 82 years old this year. She has been compassionate, kind and hard working her entire life and is widely regarded as a good person by her fellow villagers. She has four sons and daughters and has experienced much suffering during her lifetime. She started suffering from rheumatoid arthritis when she was 50 years old, but her family couldn't afford any treatment for her. By the time she was 70, her joints had become badly deformed and as a result, she could barely walk. Just a trip to the toilet could take her an hour. Five years ago, she completely lost the ability to walk and was confined to her bed. She was almost deaf and had stomach problems. She didn't eat or sleep well. Her face was gray, and her voice was faint. All day she remained huddled up with her eyes closed, unable to recognize even acquaintances. Because rheumatoid arthritis sufferers are very sensitive to weather conditions, she could predict changes in the weather even more accurately than the official forecasts. Whenever it became humid or rainy, her bones hurt as if being pricked by needles. She suffered so much that she felt that she was a burden to her children, so she often hoped that she would die soon. Her sons and daughters were very loyal to her and bought medicine to try and cure her diseases, but her health did not improve.
In February 2002 my mother-in-law's physical condition worsened, and she decided that she wanted to die in my home. When she came to my home, miraculously, she slept very well without any nightmares for three days straight. After she woke up, her mental state had greatly improved. Then I taught her to do the Falun Gong exercises and read Zhuan Falun to her. She learned very carefully. She believed in the principles of Dafa sincerely. She said, "The teachings of Teacher are really good. Teacher knows everything." In spite of her dim eyesight, she could see Teacher's Fa image very clearly. She also said, "Teacher is too compassionate to be a bad person." She cultivated diligently and asked me to read Dafa books to her, and to do the Falun Gong exercises together with her whenever I had spare time.
My mother-in-law did the Falun Gong exercises diligently all day, except when she had meals or slept. Because the pain in her bones was so great, she had to take continual breaks as she did the five sets of Falun Gong exercises, and it took her almost the whole day to finish doing all the exercises. Several days later, this woman, whose body had been cold for so long, felt warm all over. Both of her legs, which had lost sensitivity several years before, felt warmer, and she could sense something moving inside, which made her feel very comfortable. In the past, she didn't dare to eat any raw, cold or hard food, but now she wanted to drink cold water. Now she eats as much as she wants without suffering from loose bowels. She used to have loose bowels all the time, and she had almost no desire or courage to eat anything when she was living at her children's homes.
When my mother-in-law came to live in my house, her elder son brought her six months' worth of medicine, but she hasn't had to take any of it. Instead, she sent all of it to other people, because she knew that doing the Falun Gong exercises was much more effective.
Once it snowed for the entire night, but my mother-in-law didn't feel anything. She didn't even realize that it had snowed! From then on her bones were no longer able to "forecast the weather."