My life as Matts wife
by Deborah Kirkland
(Beulah, Colorado, USA)
us on our wedding day
What is it like?-I knew before I started dating Matt that he was a trucker. At first it was hard but the nightly phone calls, daily texts, and date nights when he is home make it easier.
How do you cope with your husband being away from home?
Well raising kids keeps me pretty busy. But to distress I do crafts, I paint, and bake, I do a lot of baking and cooking. Pretty much anything to keep me busy.
Where you turn for support when times get tough?
I turn to my husband if I'm having a bad day, I just call him and talk to him about my problems. Really none of my friends understand what I'm going through, so i have discovered a lot of truckers wife support sites and they help.
How do you keep a positive attitude during the challenges you face as the wife of a trucker?
I try not to dwell on the bad things or get overly disappointed when he says he'll be home one day but ends up not home until another due to truck problems, broker problems, and snow. I remind myself everyday how much he loves me and our kids. and I try not to think Negatively no matter what.