Lori (AKA foxylady)
(Lasalle, Ontario, Canada)
Hi I'm Lori, 51 yrs old, separated mother of 2 great kids by adoption, Rachel 10 and Sam 8.
I met my 50 yr old trucker, Pete approx. 4 months ago and I'm just learning the realities of long haul.
I grew up in the Greater Toronto area and met my first husband in Barrie, Ontario but moved to the Windsor area in 1998. We adopted our children in 2006.
I am a bookkeeper and currently work for a golf course in McGregor, Ontario. I am an average golfer but love the sport and try to golf whenever I can tear myself away from my desk and my kids.
Pete is also an avid golfer and we golf together whenever he is home.
When my husband and I separated, I thought I would be alone for the rest of my life until I met Pete. He and I clicked immediately and although our alone time is severely limited we have managed to make the most of the time we have together.
When he is home we see each other every day and when he is on the road we text and talk frequently.
Pete is a divorced (for 10 years) father of 4 daughters (oldest 25, youngest 15) and has been trucking for over 18 years. When we first met he had been out of trucking for about 2 years but went back to it right around the time we met.
I am finding myself falling in love with him and along with that comes thoughts of a future with this wonderful man. It also brings thoughts of uncertainty. My children already love Pete and I worry about compounding the hurt they experienced when their father left.
Pete has warned me that life with a trucker is difficult and I already see glimpses of it. I miss him terribly from the moment he leaves for the road, I worry when I know he's heading into bad weather, I get disappointed when his plans change and put him behind a day or two. I am so lonely without him.
I guess this is nothing new to all of you, so I probably sound like an emo woman. But honestly, I still think he is worth the effort. And I want to give this a fighting chance.
Guess I just need some feedback :)
Thanks for reading :)