Counting my blessings, one by one
My name is Shannon, and three years ago my husband completely changed careers and went into long distance trucking. At the time our oldest was 1 and I was pregnant with our second.
For me it was a very scary time since I was worried about being alone so much with TWO children soon! However, it turned out to be less difficult than I thought. I'm so thankful for that.
Yes, there are hard times when the kids are sick, or I'm sick, I get tired and impatient, not to mention discouraged. BUT, we make sure the girls talk to daddy on the phone every day (thank you free cell-to-cell calling!), and when he's home he truly dedicates his time to us.
He is setting a great example and being a solid role model for our girls to see - and hopefully they will marry men that work hard and care for them as much as their daddy does.
When times are rough, stress levels are high and it seems all we do is argue, we work EXTRA hard at resolving the issues because we know the divorce rate is high in this profession. No one is perfect, trucker or not, wife or not, so we need to really work on being patient, being forgiving, and really try to listen to dig our way out of whatever conflict we find ourselves in. It's totally worth it :)
Trucking has provided us the means to buy our very first home, it has allowed me to switch gears from full time work out of home, to increasing my business that I get to do from home.