During spring 2009, my older daughter Gianna expressed to my husband how she yearned to have a closer relationship with me as she felt she had with him. She was eight years old at the time. I had been super busy for the previous several years operating our home building business. The financial crash of 2007-08 hit our household. We closed the company by the end of ’08 after operating it for about 5 years. My husband had closed our mortgage business the year prior. We lost thousands and thousands of dollars we had invested. I was devastated and went through a period of depression and discouragement. Nestor recommended I take some time off to rest. Obviously, after taking some time off, my plans were to go back to work in my previous field of IT. But God had other plans for me.
A few days after Gianna expressed her heart to her dad, she and her sister knelt on the tiled floor of our kitchen and with their little hands in a prayer position begged us if I would homeschool them! They were finishing their school year that spring so their plans were for us to start homeschooling in the fall of 2009. Their desire seemed strange to us but we felt it was from God.