What is Labor Day? It is supposed to be a day to honor the American Worker, although to most the original meaning of the holiday has gotten lost. Majority of people now just think of Labor Day as the "unofficial" end of summer. This end of summer means one last weekend trip before the kids go back to school. For an OTR trucker living on the road, holiday weekends are NO picnic. Extra cars and people mean extra stress. As a wife of a trucker, it is MY job to make his job easier, whether that be getting him food and something to drink, making sure he has good directions( most of the time, they aren't) or just being there in the seat next to him if he needs a hand to hold. To be honest that's the part I love the best, just being there, as there was a time when it was the LAST thing I wanted.
This weekend is special to us because it is also our wedding anniversary. 17 years ago, we were joined in the eyes of GOD. At the time, I didn't realize all that meant. I thought that meant that I could still do what "I" wanted, or what my parents wanted. If I had a problem, I ran to my mom instead of talking it over with the man I had promised to love forever. It wasn't until a few years later, after almost losing him that I realized I wasn't being the wife he needed and GOD wanted me to be. It has taken time and some hurt feelings but hubby and I now have the relationship some can only dream about. Marriage is a covenant, not a contract. The dictionary defines the word contract as "an agreement between parties for doing or NOT doing a specific task( usually written). Covenant is defined as "a SOLEMN pledge between two parties(like a husband and a wife). Once I realized the difference thanks to a very dear friend, there was NO where else I wanted to be than by his side.
This is my first attempt at a blog and it might be too deep but I think it needs to be said more often.
I hope you will continue to read my stories.
7“FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER, 8AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH; so they are no longer two, but one flesh. 9“What therefore God has joined together, let no man separate.” Mark 10: 7-9