Hard but necessary
I always knew I'd be a trucker's wife, which I am content with for now. Although I'm thrilled my husband has a job he loves, I want that job to be local soon.
I will never say a trucker's life is easy, but some think a trucker's wife has nothing better to do than sleep around.
My life consists of holding two PT jobs, studying to be an accountant, and taking care of our beautiful three year old daughter while we live in my parent's home to save for our own house.
My husband works for PRIME and is considering leasing (which is nerve wracking to me so if you have experience please let me know :) ).
My life is not terrible, but it is hard to be a mother and a father to our girl. I can't really complain though. I'm always busy, but I have a wonderful husband who supports me and encourages me.
It takes a lot of effort to make our marriage work, but we do NOT compete with each other on whose life is more difficult, but rather encourage.
You must give each other respect and be honest with each other. The hardest time is the end of a four day home time. The tears on my daughter's face is what makes it the hardest.
As long as you are respectful and understanding to each other, a GOOD marriage can survive this. Just never underestimate what the other has to go through and do not compete for pity from your spouse.
Love you honey!!!