It was 2007 when I heard about Hospice Society in Chilliwack.
My life was VERY busy just by being a mom with 3 children, they were 1year old boy, 3 years old girl and 5 years old boy. Also I was already giving Reiki treatments daily bases, and teaching Jikiden Reiki classes about bi-monthly.
It was impossible for me to do any kind of volunteer work.
However, I really wanted to meet a lady who did a interview for my friend
at the Hospice.
I can't never forget the day when I met Lucy (who is now Executive Director at the Chilliwack Hospice Society).
I actually don't remember what I talked with her, but I do remember the first thing Lucy said to me even before we introduced each other.
In a very casual and friendly manner,
"Oh hi! Please be careful not to step on my rabbit when you have a seat. I am an animal lover and I have my bunny somewhere here. "
I LOVED it right away !
I was expecting the Hospice might be more serious environment, but meeting with Lucy
made me feel at home right from the beginning.
I found out that I would be able offer Reiki treatments for the Hospice patients, but
I would have to go through Hospice volunteer training. It would be 2 times a week for 5 weeks.
I wasn't sure if I could commit myself to even go through all the trainings,
but also volunteer work at that time of my life.
So, I decided to donate some money to the Hospice Society when I make extra money (well, it sounds like generous, but it was a small amount of money...) until I would be able to share my time as a volunteer.
That's all I could do at that time.
I kept in touch with Chilliwack Hospice Society for few years by donating small amount
of money here and there, but in 2009, I came up with an idea !
to be continued,,, to Hospice series 3