First, welcome to HubPages, Jeanna.
Here's the pattern you'll see with almost every hub you publish. Immediately after publication you'll have a high number of views, but these will almost all be from other hubbers. That, of course, doesn't last long, and your views will drop precipitately. Now, begins the real work. Your hub will have to earn organic traffic from Google, other search engines, and maybe some social media. If it's a good article, that could still take up to a year for it to reach its full potential.
Bottom line, expect an initial surge of views immediately after publication, then a big drop, and then (hopefully) a steady building of views from that low point, with some peaks and valleys along the way.
Also, be sure and do all you can to get your hubs moved to niche sites. Those that remain on hubpages.com will always have limited viewership.