Nothing easy about being a trucker wife
by Baby Bear - April
Hi. I am April I am a single mom now of 3 wonderful kids Matthew 9 yrs & Taylor 7 yrs & Leah 3 yrs.
I never agreed to be a single mom. But my Hubby Jammie wanted to become a truck driver so now I have no choice in the matter to do things all by my self & The kids are growing up fast and he misses out on almost everything.
I wonder sometimes if other trucker mates feel this way & struggle as much as me or if I just make a really lousily trucker wife?
I absolutely HATE it. He's only been driving for 5 1/2 months. He was trying to get a local job, but nobody would hire with less than 12 mos. experience.
So, the first company that hired him, he went with...which is okay because it seems to be an okay company, so far. Other then he went IC & he isnt making hardly nothing for money we are so broke its not even funny.
He first had to ride with a trainer for 6 1/2 weeks - he was gone, with no home time. I thought I was going to DIE!! It was totally miserable. I cried all the time - I missed him so much. It was hard, here, to function without thinking about him all the time. I didn't feel like doing much of anything.I feel so a lone. It's still like this nothing has changed much & its been 5 1/2 months. In addition, trucking can be very expensive.
Jammie can spend a lot, in addition it seems he always need something for the truck such as GPS, Radio, lights, broom, CB, and the list goes on and on.
I can call him anytime I want or need to. We talk all the time on the phone maybe 10 or more times a day. We try to be as supportive as possible even though we might be a couple of thousand miles apart.
We are devoted to each other.
Jammie & I been together 6 Years this December & Never really spent the night a way from each other up & til now. Not to put more stress on my plate & acting as a single mom the kids need me & keep me going I am always running with the kids to there activities & dinner & home work & house work I never have a free min to my self it seems like.
I just want my baby back home with me this is the hardest thing I have ever had to do I hope things become easy.