Happy to be a trucker wife?

Nicole - posted on 02/25/2010 ( 13 moms have responded )

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I read a lot of negative things on this board as well as another and I know we all have our struggles and hard times but is anyone happy to be a trucker wife?

I like it, happy with my life, happy with the decision for him to be a trucker. Yes I have one child, a four year old boy and his dad became an OTR truck driver about a year and a half ago. Granted I would probably prefer regional as opposed to OTR but all and all I like the life.

I look around and see so many people struggling to make ends meet or out of a job completely. Yet I feel secure that we have an income better then most around here. Nothing in life is perfect and although I think more time with myself and our son would be good, I know that when he is home we make the most out of it and it is truly quality time together.

Anyone else out there positive about being a trucker wife? Happy to be living this life?

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Marie - posted on 09/29/2012

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Yes my husband used to be an exterminator and loved the bug aspect but wasn't happy with so many aspects of the job so he went to trucking school to escape that other job. He is much happier at this job and I think that's important. When he used to be home he just wanted time to himself and was so misearble. So happiness is important. I felt at first like I was sacrifricing my happiness for his to not have a husband around. But actually I am very happy myself with the arrangement. I will always make sure my son knows how much his daddy loves him. We talk of him everyday and look at pictures. No life is perfect but I feel like we have a pretty good one.

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Belinda - posted on 03/15/2014

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I love being a truckers wife and my husband finally has a job he is happy with plus now that our kids are grown the younest 2 being 17 I can go with him whenever I want cause my mom moved in with me to help with our horses plus she is my best friend so I feel im pretty lucky and tn is a great place to live I love my life

Cassandra - posted on 07/08/2013

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So our baby is 3 months old. Daddy is a car-hauler and gone to week or two at a time. Not all that bad really. Its seems lately my baby is really fussy when he is at home and throws fits. Out of random if Im holding or he is. He doesnt always cry when daddy holds him. Im wondering if he is forgetting his dad or wondering who this person is or something. He took the 1st month of our sons life off. Is this just a stage thing babies go threw or is he forgetting his daddy?

Sheila - posted on 11/10/2012

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I am a trucker wife and I am happy. I know that it is something my spouse has been wanting to do since we met. I am supporting him wholeheartedly and he is OTR but we both decided that after his training it is best for us to take a local/regional job.

Marie - posted on 09/29/2012

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Yes I def agree. I used to work in child care and I wanted to work and have my son in there but I get sick too much and it's not worth it and I've always wanted to stay at home with him. It is wonderful. I always try to look at the positives when I get down about his job. I miss him a lot. But sometimes I love not having to share things the t.v. and things. But when he's home all I want to do is hug him and be close to him. Never enough time.

Marie - posted on 09/29/2012

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I feel exactly the same way! I have a 3 year old son and stepson that's 8 that lives with his mother. My husband has been doing this for over 3 years he's an otr truck driver. The only downfall for me is my stepson hasn't been coming as much since my husband started the job just when he's home so my son loses more time with his brother. He gets bored here without his dad and would rather be with friends. I hope to have another baby though eventually. We are very happy with his job. I look at all the positives. We only have one car less laundry for me to do I get to stay at home with my little boy. And when my husband is home we try and make the most out of his time your right truly quality time together. But of course other people look at his job like it's a crime to be away from his family not everyone. Everyone is different my husband is a loner and enjoys being alone out there. He misses us of course and loves us very much. But yes it's a good life! Phone calls everyday so always in touch with each others lives.

Marie - posted on 09/29/2012

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I feel exactly the same way! I have a 3 year old son and stepson that's 8 that lives with his mother. My husband has been doing this for over 3 years he's an otr truck driver. The only downfall for me is my stepson hasn't been coming as much since my husband started the job just when he's home so my son loses more time with his brother. He gets bored here without his dad and would rather be with friends. I hope to have another baby though eventually. We are very happy with his job. I look at all the positives. We only have one car less laundry for me to do I get to stay at home with my little boy. And when my husband is home we try and make the most out of his time your right truly quality time together. But of course other people look at his job like it's a crime to be away from his family not everyone. Everyone is different my husband is a loner and enjoys being alone out there. He misses us of course and loves us very much. But yes it's a good life! Phone calls everyday so always in touch with each others lives.

Rebecca - posted on 09/02/2010

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I do like being a trucker's wife. My husband worked in a factory for four years and he hated it. Now he has a job he loves and we have good money, granted we would like for him to be home more but when he is home he doesn't have to do anything but spend time with us he's not taking calls from an office and he's not going to be late to anything when he's here. I love my husband and as long as he's happy I'm happy

Jill - posted on 08/28/2010

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Nicole.... now thats what i'm talking about....lol.... i am glad to be a truckers wife.... the money provides for us...my husband is regional but gone 24 hrs at a time.... i like when he is home but i like when he is gone....

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I actually met my husband when I worked at the local truck stop here. I could never ask him to do anything different. He has his good days and bad days just as I do....We have had a lot of ups and downs the past couple of years and find it very difficult to find that quality time together since we have been taking care of our mom's every weekend as well as our own stuff which usually get put on the back burner....but all in all I am happy.....It's a lifestyle I have been used to since I was young. Truck driving runs through our veins. My dad, my brother, uncles, cousins.....so it is something I think I would actually miss being around at times. I just thank God for the invention of cell phones....we talk several times a day and that gets me through to the weekend. He is usually gone Sunday through Sat. morning so we don't get a lot of time to do the things we NEED to do before he goes back out.

Kylie - posted on 06/11/2010

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at first i didn't like it but when our daughter came along i know now why he does it and i am so proud of him because he is a wonderful man and a great father he calls all the time and i am just a very proud truckers wife...

Kadie - posted on 04/28/2010

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I agree! I knew what I was getting into. Sometimes we have had tough nights but right now he is local (because I'm finally pregnant again). He was OTR for 6 years and I enjoyed it 90% of the time.
This was his dream from childhood how could I be disappointed to see him fulfill that.
And I have full control over my house! lol I was a single mom for a few years so it works out great for us.

Erin - posted on 03/05/2010

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I enjoy it. We lived together before we were married and he had a local job. I was working too and we weren't making ends meet and neither of us had time with family because of work. (we have 8 kids between the two of us). He took a OTR job just before we got married and we got caught up financially and now I don't work. I miss him terribly sometimes and other times I wonder what we were thinking. But for the most part it is good. We appreciate all the little moments more and we make sure our time together and time with the kids is truly quality time. I am with the kids full time and yes they miss their dad but I'm glad that we aren't paying someone else to watch our kids grow.

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