I will not just be teaching the family, I’ll be their volunteer. This is a long-term, possibly life-time, commitment.
I can’t be “official” – whatever that might mean – until after 4/15/2009 when my teaching contract expires.
I have a great deal of peace with this decision, even as my friends still think I’m nuts for doing it. And I understand that sentiment. I have just extended my “family” to include four more people. My heart AND my head tell me it was the right thing to do.
Give me strength… that’s all I ask.