I'm a trucker's wife and I'm oh so proud of it...
Yes. I am a trucker's wife and I am so proud of it. And other truckers' wives should be too. If nobody else would, the who will be?
My husband has been driving trucks for 21 years now. I've only been married to him for almost three years, going to our 4th year now. I'm not an American, it is understood that I'm an outsider of this country and I never imagine that I'd marry a trucker.
At first, I thought it was bad but not hardly after all. My husband is a very nice man in all sense of the word. He will take his shirt off and give it to somebody who needs it, if you know what I mean.
I have the opportunity to be everywhere in the country because of the line of his work and that is more than an average girl in our country could experience. I get to meet friends of different races, religions, personality, colors and beliefs and I love it.
Most truckers are polite and always have a ready smile for everyone. Some can be snobs but it don't faze me. I love waving at them whenever we're driving unlike the regular truckers wave that you just move your hands and that's enough.
I gave them like a wave of a child whenever she sees something new that she never see before and with accompanying big smile. I care less if they wave back or not. But when they see me waving and smiling, and they wave back then I am mostly happy.
Well, it's just me. Simple things like that makes me happy. I love truck stops. I always thought that they are the melting pots of making friends and acquaintances other than the usual activities like taking showers, bathroom breaks and laundry and such. Truck stops to me seems like a haven where good people abounds.
Yes, for me, I view everything as good, nice, kind and generous. There is no such things as bad to me. Coz I know, wherever I go, I walk with God beside me and I don't have to be scared coz He's always around to protect me.
This whole thing is very different from the way we lived back home in my own native country. I'm a homebody, mother of three before I married my husband now.
Now, he got instant family and kids and they adored him so much and takes him as their real dad. We've been in a long-distance relationship for more than 4 years before I got here in the US and married him so we kinda know each other already and the life he has.
I don't have any problems with that in a way. Because for me, as long as he loves my kids and treats them right, then we'll have no problem. My kids comes first most of all.
What can I say aside from being a happy trucker's wife? Oh, I have to say, I love truck drivers and truck driving although I'm not driving. I'm just a regular wife in the passenger seat sitting next to the husband driving.
I always say, Trucking and truck drivers is America's backbone. Without them, how do u think we'd be able to get all our needs such as foods, medicine and the basic commodity?
They're putting a great deal of time, effort, courage and dedication being on the road and getting things we need when we need it and where we need it.
I am proud of them.
They aren't any more noble job than truck driving and truckers. So I always feels so bad with people and rules giving them a hard time. They don't realize what they have to go through for them to be able to deliver goods and services at the right time and place with safety.
I guess, somebody has to be a trucker driver and fill in their shoes to be able to understand such situation. Most of them live a solitary life on the road just to make a living. Some are lucky to take their girlfriends and wives with or some of the children to fill the void of longings for their family.
It takes a great deal of courage, patience, knowledge, generosity and understanding to be a successful trucker and I am proud that my husband has all of that. May not be the best looking trucker in the whole trucking industry but for me, he is the most handsome man in my heart.
I love him more than anything else in this world because of his sacrifices. And I am sharing this to all of you. In order to live a happy life on the road, you have to understand the need to accomplish the job and I do. I will try to be there and be always supportive of him as long as he needed me to be.
More power and hope this can be an inspiration to others to share their own stories about their spouses.
Thank You and have a nice day.