Rhoda

by Rhoda Martin
(Kokomo, IN)

Moine & I

Moine & I

Moine & I
Daddy & His Crew...Welcoming Daddy Home!

I am a truckers wife! I just turned 30. My husband will turn 30 in Sept.. His name is Elmoine but everyone calls him Moine. We have 4 children. They're names & ages are as follows; Rachel-5, Michael-4, Brenda-3, and Myron-2. So I keep very busy.

My husband has driven truck now for almost 12 years. But it was basically all local. We were also owner/operators but due to the slow economy Moine got laid off. So after hunting awhile and filling out tons of applications we really had no choice but to except the job offer of going OTR.

He loves his job for the most part but really misses his family. I admire him for all he gives up so that he can support us. I'm proud of him. He has been OTR now for a little over a year.

I started homeschooling my 2 oldest and plan to do it this fall. I taught school for 3 years(2 in Macon MS and 1 in Goshen,IN) before I got married.

My husband is originally from Wisconsin. He grew up on a farm and did excavating work for 4 years before we got married.

I thoroughly enjoy my family and especially my times alone with my husband. We have been married since Feb. 2005 (6 years) He is my Best Friend! I don't know how I'd do it without him. We all miss him like crazy when hes gone and hate to see him leave but when he gets home he is readily greeted and fought over! Daddy time is a must and top priority on the weekends.

Were thankful that his boss is a family man and sees to it that he gets his weekends at home or if not makes it up to us later in the week. For which were thankful!

I enjoy teaching, scrap booking,my children, family & friends & couponing and etc,,,!

I come from a family of 12 children. The oldest, a boy then 9 of us girls and then 2 little boys at the end. We lived on a farm also until I was 11. At age 10 my father had a stroke which left him paralyzed on the right side. That made for many adjustments. After living for 18 more years, my father passed away a year ago in Feb.. Which was really hard cause since Moine went OTR the children & I spent a lot of time with my dad. But as you all know Trucking Life is Flexible Life so I've learned to be a lot more flexible. Not always easy but the best way.
My family just got done putting a cookbook together and were selling it to help support my mom.Growing up we owned a Bakery and so this cookbook has all the recipes we used in there plus many other favorites of all the siblings.Cookbook info

My husband & I are Mennonite and attend the Dunkard Brethren Church in Peru, IN. Our church family is very supportive and spending time with the ladies from church is probably one of my biggest highlights! They're a big encouragement to me especially when I get down about my husband trucking!

A shirt my husband brought me one weekend says it best; "The only thing tougher then a TRucker is a Truckers wife!"

My husband heard of lifeasatrucker.com and really encouraged me to get on and try to find it. He thought it might be a connection site where I could find strength and encouragement on my bad days. He just got the Internet at the house now so I decided to give it a try! Looking forward to getting to know you all better.

Sorry i got so long winded.

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Oct 18, 2012
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Lindsey NEW
by: Anonymous

Hey Lindsey yeah not as often as I should be I just never am on with everyone else :( I want to chat but somehow always miss it o well...good to see you on here

May 17, 2012
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hey girl! NEW
by: Lindsey

I didn't know you were on here to, that's awesome!!!!! Well I am glad there is more support for us out here!!!

May 27, 2011
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In answer to Barbs question...
by: Rhoda

Thank you Barb. I had a hard time knowing where to stop but anyway. If you want a cookbook you can email me at martins5695@yahoo.com and in the subject put cookbook order...or you can call me at 765-437-4274 or you can mail me your order with a check or money order to
Rhoda Martin
1601 N 700 E
Kokomo, IN 46901
The price of the cookbooks are $20 a piece and $3.50 for shipping & handling. If you want more then 1 book please contact me for the correct amount for shipping.Any questions feel free to ask as well.
Glad you are blessed with a wonderful husband as well. Have a great day! Rhoda

May 26, 2011
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Rhoda
by: Barb

How can I get a copy of your cookbook? I loved your post.

Being a truckers wife is hard, and you're right, you have to be very, very flexible. But my trucker is the kindest, smartest, hardest working man I know. I love him to pieces. I - like you - am so glad to have a man like him.

May 19, 2011
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good wife
by: Anonymous

good to know that he has good support back home, that will always make the hassles from the job-easier to deal with.

May 19, 2011
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by: Anonymous

Congratulations for keeping the home fires burning. If you two keep the love going you will not have any problems while your husband is on the road. Congrats also for homeschooling. We did that also but before hubby was a trucker. Make sure you talk to each other every day on the phone.

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