The Trucker's Personal Assistant
(Atlanta, GA, USA)
I've known my husband of one year since elementary school (about 20 years). He is the kindest man I've ever met. He takes great pride in supporting his family, being a good father, friend and spouse.
I try to honor him by being just as good a partner in our relationship. I offer my unconditional support and praise him, because I cant imagine being isolated from the world for the hours and days that he is. He misses out on so much at home, and dont get me wrong, I dont feel sorry for him, I just make a point daily to be a positive source for him.
Our family makes a huge sacrafice, as I am sure all of our families do, therefore I make extra efforts to be the best mom, friend and wife that I can be. When I am stressed to the max, I call my girlfriends that have a sense of what a good marriage is supposed to be. When I surround myself with "drama queens", I get poor advice, just an fyi. I pray alot. I handle the bills and the household. I openly communicate with my husband. I treat him as my best friend. We made an agreement to tell each other "our truth", and if the other person is upset by it, that person responds with, "...what i heard you say was...,". This has worked really well when things have gotten tense because it helps eliminate misunderstandings, and when you're thousands of miles away from each other we can't afford to have those.
I used to get depressed being alone 26 days a month, but I've begun being "selfish" in a way that I hadnt in a very long time. I have rekindled a relationship with myself. I reccommend that all women develop a relationship with themselves and what better time to do it than when our spouses are gone?
I shop a little more, get pedicures, tan and have girl nites with friends. I purposely avoid compromising situations or those that could become that way. I dont want anything or anyone coming between my husband and I. He is the answer to every prayer I every prayed when I was asking God for my "perfect" man....lol! I just encourage every woman to have a strong support network and family value.