by Alicia "lee lee" Stoutenburg
My name is Alicia, I am 25 years old, and I live in the beautiful mountains in Northern Utah. My husband is a Military Police Officer in the US Army, and is now on his way to become a professional OTR trucker.
I actually just dropped him off at a CR England school in Salt Lake City yesterday.... today was his first official day of school. I'm not going to lie - I am very bummed about our separation. We have been so very close since the minute we met.... we have worked together, and we are each other's best friend. So we are ALWAYS together.
The decision for him to become a truck driver was very sudden - and it came out of NO where. So I am still trying to cope with it, and deal with what is going to happen. It is like I went from having to wonder and worry if and when he was going to deploy again - to where he will be traveling and if he is going to face some crappy weather.... I just have to get use to it.
I would much, much, MUCH rather him be an OTR trucker, then being shot at in a war ANY DAY!
The one thing that I can say about my handsome soldier, is that he is very loyal and very in love with me.. so I never have to worry about him leaving me or cheating on me - and he doesn't have to worry about me either. We are very lucky in love and VERY blessed to have found each other.
Oh was this suppose to be about me? (HA!) Okay, well - there's just not too much to tell. My husband and I have lived in Provo now for almost 2 months.... so I am still trying to find a job (to keep myself active and from going crazy!) We have been trying for kids for 3 years - but, so far we have been unsuccessful. So, I stay at home with our two dogs, Jiggy and Jager.
Fun life, right?
It was until my husband left for trucking school... when he was home, I enjoyed cooking and cleaning and everything else a wife does. I have often been compared to a 1950's housewife - so, that was the only life I knew.
I enjoyed serving my husband hot meals, and clean and folded clothes, and his lunch and morning coffee. So now, I will have to find some healthy and helpful hobbies to keep my mind busy. I have recently started to walk at the park by my house, so that helps.
Other then that - I enjoy killing zombies on Call of Duty (lol) cleaning my house, decorating, photography, camping, traveling, etc.
Basically, I really miss my husband, soul mate, and best friend. I hope this website can help me connect with other OTR trucker's wives, and maybe meet a new friend or two =)