I'm in school for Medical Assistant and expecting to graduate in June. My first husband was a truck driver only for 6 months out of our two year marriage. I was a rider at the time. So I learned first hand how hard it is OTR.
My husband now and I have been together for 16 years and married 15 of those 16 years. We have one child whom is 14 years old now. I love my husband so much. When he told me he was going to start truck driving OTR I understood his reasons for doing so and told him I could handle everything at home for him to take care of himself while he is out there.
I have found myself curling up with his jumpsuit, spraying his cologne on his pillow, log onto a map where he has been or headed, personal logging in a journal about my life at home while he is working and new things I have faced alone.
My life has been centered on my husband and son all these years except I knew I had to do something else job wise because working as a housekeeper wasn't going to cut it long for us. I've always wanted to be a Nurse and just now starting to follow through with my own dreams with baby steps.
After I started school my husband was very supportive and still is even now with him being OTR.
I've always been thankful for God giving me wonderful husband and son but not really good at expressing it with either. My husband is my best friend so this has been a time of adjustment for me with him being gone. I find I'm getting butterflies again at the thought of him comeing home soon.