I feel honored to say that I get to work with my niece/daughter almost everyday. I have the privilege of being able to homeschool her. We spend more time together now than I could ever have been able to when I was working full-time. I mean, I ended up changing my schedule so that we would drop her and her brother off at the before school childcare program that was on Fort Knox. This enabled me to be able to be home when they got home from school. But I wanted so badly to be able to be a stay-at-home mom again for these two kids, but it wasn’t in the cards that first year for me to be able to do that. God had other plans for me during that time.
Then the following March I began to have hip pain issues that no one could explain. Over the next 6 months I had just about every test you could think of and no one could really figure it out. All I knew is it felt like a pinched nerve in my left hip but no one could find out where.
In the end, I ended up not being able to go to work and right after finding out that my husband had received orders to go to Alaska, we made a decision for me to not only go ahead and give notice to my job, but that I would get to homeschool my niece that next year. From the moment she came to us she’d asked me to homeschool her but it hadn’t been possible. Now it was and she was just as excited as I was for her to be able to be. The quality time alone was going to be worth it. She’d get one-on-one time with a teacher (me ) and I’d get to decide what curriculum she would learn from. It was actually quite fun looking up all the different things I could use to teach her and then buy.
So, I have the privilege every day during school week to work with my little girl. I get to serve her in a way that some don’t get the chance to. I feel honored to be able to do it. She is one special girl.
You might be asking where is my nephew in all of this. Well, due to some personal circumstances, he was sent back home to live with his biological mom. He is in a good place. We miss him.