It's a Bible study of the basics for individuals who are at their own level. Even though they are mentally challenged, they have adult needs, and we teach them at an adult level they can understand.

Our house had an extra bedroom or two after we had to rebuild because we were hit by a tornado in 1985, so it worked out well.

We were kind of going through a transition. I wanted to be home for my daughters more. Even though I had a degree in teaching I was working more in the marketing and public relations field, and the crazy hours get really rough when you have younger children.

I think they've learned a lot about difference and tolerance. In school 'retard' is a common, negative term that my oldest daughter, Amy, quickly stopped her friends from using.