He wants to stop OTR to be at home with family but...

by mommaherring
(athens ga )

My husband and i have been together for 5 years. however we have just married in February of 2015. we are expecting our first child in april (thats right only married for about 4-5 months when we got pregnant).

Anyway, I stood by my driver this whole time. i was with him when he was a farm hand, a welder, and now he has started a career in trucking. i've been with him a few hours on each job, i've never seen his passion and fulfillment at a job like i did when we rode together.

He drives OTR M-F and home on the weekends, his company is Very family oriented. I love the benefits, understanding and security that comes from his current company. Having our first little one he is scared he will miss everything while he is gone. He is wanting to quit for the simple fact of being worried about missing a memory with our daughter.

I want him home more than he will ever know. i watched him build himself from high school. i stood by him on the nightshirt jobs at the shop. the only time i used to have with him is the time we slept together at night when he came home (on day shifts) with his current company he is home on the weekends all day. that's more time than he thinks. i want him to be happy, but i cant watch him walk away from a company he worked so hard to be apart of.

I feel like he needs to put more trust in me. i wont let him miss anything. He will have a video, a picture, he will be there for every big memory, every big milestone. what do i do? if he just jumps and changes to a local job, he wont have as much time home as he thinks, and he will miss more during the weekends he works also.... what do i do?!

i don't ever want to shoot down his ideas and goals, but he has worked ENTIRELY too hard to just walk away out of fear of missing a memory.

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May 23, 2016
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Be happy NEW
by: Anonymous

I say, if he wants to work locally and be home to see his new baby,than God bless him. Encourage it. He will hate missing all the wonderful firsts. You can't get those firsts back and pic and videos aren't the same. Good luck!

Jan 14, 2016
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Well then NEW
by: Anonymous

Ask me how he can be home more and make 1500 to 3000 a week gaurenteed.

Would this make love better, home making more doing what he loves and being home more?

Happy to tell you how.

Jan 14, 2016
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Your child is only little once NEW
by: AlaskasIceRoadDrivingSchool

Sure the job he has built is good one but nothing compares to what he will miss if he isn't there in those early years of childhood.
Keep doing things together. No job or amount of money is worth living with what you missed because of whatever the reason is.........child is only little once.
If he built this company why does he have to be the one workin? Cant he pay someone else to be on the job while he is watching child grow up daily. Still no job worth the years of your child growing up missing her dad
As God first to guide you in the way he needs for your family to be a healthy one. Go from there

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