My life as a truck drivers wife
by Marisha Chinn
(Enterprise, AL, USA)
My husband and I with our silly boys.
Life as a truck drivers wife is tough! My husband and I have been together for 9yrs and we have 2 boys, ages 7 and almost 2. In August of last year we talked about him getting his CDL.
Well, in September he got them. He was gone for 2wks to school. That was the longest 2wks of my life! His first time out, he was gone for almost 3mths and I swore I was gonna die! I had very long days and very sleepless nights. I stayed on his schedule no matter what is was and took care of our boys. I talked to him as much as possible to ease my mind and make sure he was safe. Our oldest son did not like the fact that his daddy would not be home every night and his attitude/behavior sure showed it.
The beginning was very hard! There were times when I wanted to give up but I just prayed about it. He's been driving over a year now and I've finally gotten use to it. It's still tough at times with the kids and stress of basically being a single parent but I push through it. I know he is doing what has to be done to support or family.
A couple months ago he started team driving with is uncle and I don't worry so much about him now. I know his uncle will look out for him. I do miss him terribly everyday he's gone but my days go by easier because I always get a good morning call or text.
It's not easy being a truckers wife but if you love them with all your heart, you'll be in it for the long haul.