I'm married to a Cell Phone
by Beckey Short
My Wonderful Truck Driving Man
Even tho I have had a few truck drivers in my family(pepa and uncle), I never imaged it would be so hard to be a truckers wife. My hubby and I met last Feb. and everything was so awesome, We floated on cloud 11 for the first 3 month so we decided to get married, and in May thats what we did. Thats when real life set in..I began to realize things weren't so awesome. The time we got to spend together slowly started to fade and now we spend what seems like 24/7 on our cell phones. Most of that time is spent listening to him vent about anything from other drivers disrespecting to the bs with the dispatchers, to making sure I sent out such and such bill, to the weather, to how slow his truck runs now and the list goes on. So mean while I'm stuck in what seems to be and endless chain of chaos and stress and to make matters worse I just recently lost my job of 5 yrs which I loved. I have one child left at home who is 14 and I still can't shake the loniness I feel, there has been a many of nights I've cried myself to sleep and prayed for things to get easier. When my hubby does come home some of the stress is lifted but then theres always something to take it's place. I wait on him hand and foot with no complaints and try to act strong when he doesn't feel like do anything but resting. Please don't think I'm complaining cause I'm not, I love my husband just as much as when we was on cloud 11 if not more, I have a whole new respect for this lifestyle and the families who have to indure. It really does take a special woman to be able to cope with this type of lifestyle, and at times I'll even admit I wonder if I'm goin to have the strengh to keep on keepin on, But somehow I always find a way. I'd like to say "Thank You" to all truckers and their wives for what you do and for what you go thru everyday. God Bless.
There's a few things I'd like to say to the haters, golddiggers and the "lot lizards"....I don't feel for you at all, you disrespect our men and what they stand for, break up loving families, spread diseases and have no care for who you hurt. My advice to you is Get a Life and I real JOB! may God have mercy on your soul.