She is a woman like no other. She lives in a world surrounded by people who will never understand her. There is no prestige in what she does, she is not considered a hero, but in fact she becomes the outcast. She is considered unworthy of women in the society she is forced to inhabit.
Sleepless nights. Long days of being mommy, daddy, the cook, the maid, the chauffer, the psychologist, the nurse, the delivery lady, the coach, the accountant… the glue that holds her home together. Her job is not one that is sought after. There is no award, no promotion, no recognition.
More often than not, this woman falls asleep in a bed with nothing but a pillow to hold on to. She awakens to only a vision of that smile she so longs to see. It’s a lonely job, despite the amount of people she encounters. To avoid the whispers, the chuckles, and the laughs she stays to herself and her family. She spends her days grasping her phone, anxiously awaiting the one call that makes her whole day, and praying she doesn’t receive the other.
To most this life seems so horrific. They wonder why a woman would subject themselves to such tragedy. They cannot understand a woman willingly allowing herself to become this… whatever she has become.
Oh but to her, there is no other life she would ever dream of. She is loved by a man that goes far beyond the men of these other women. She holds her head high with pride in knowing what the others can’t see. God has given her a gift that He only gives to the strongest of women. She may lay awake most nights, she may seem so lonely, they may feel sorrow for her… But she is shining in the eyes of the Lord. All that He has given to her, she in turn gives her family. He gave her the strength and the love that only she could express. So she gives the same to the most precious gift she received. She supports him, she helps him raise their family. She ensures that when he does come home, it welcomes him with open arms. She is the bridge between her love and their children. She is strong enough to carry even the heaviest of loads so he remains safe while he is away. Most of all she loves him. With all the love God has given her to give, she loves him. And she knows when she hears that all too familiar sound of that diesel shifting down, everything she does becomes worth it. She…. is a Trucker’s Wife.