I knew his occupation when I married him...
(valparaiso, IN USA)
My wedding day
When I met my husband he was a local driver, leaving in the morning and getting home every evening for dinner.
But I always knew that his experience for 15years was over the road. I just hoped that his local job would last or that if ever he would find another one.. well after being layed off for almost 5months, I learned there is no local driver jobs that pay a driver of his experience enough to support a family on. So the dreadful decision was made that he was going back over the road..
He was forced to leave me at 7months pregnant and be gone for weeks at a time.. He was fortunate to be home for the birth of our son and stay with us a week before he had to leave again. Now in the month that our son has been born, my husband has seen him twice...
So many people who find that my husband is a driver and that I am alone with a newborn child feel pity for me and I all I can say is imagine what he goes through, It is definitely harder on him than me.. It kills me that he is gone, but what hurts the most is to know he is hurting.
I am not going to deny that I have not had my selfish moments of what about me, but I remind myself that I get to spend my time at home, I get to hold our son and even though things are a struggle for me here, he would do anything else in life to be here and join me in this struggle and joyousness of parenting.
I just dont know how so many women did it before technology.. If I didn't have his phone calls everyday several times a day I would have broken long ago.
I love him and it is not fair to wives who have to wait, this world needs to give us a break. If anyone deserves millions of dollars it should be the men who keep the infrastructure of America running.. who cares if you can through a football.
I would do anything to make life on him easier and I can't, that is the hardest part of being a trucker wife.