Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Labor Day

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 MOTHER8AND 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


  1. Great stuff Lisa - I love it, and look forward to reading more from you about your adventures (or misadventures) on the road. Rita

  2. Lisa, its a great post. I also look forward to reading about your ongoing adventures on the road. Keep writing your 'Road Blog,' as it were. It is good to read what you have to say, and I also enjoy chatting with you about our favorite team on FaceBook chat. Write On!


  3. I love your post and you have it exactly right! It is exactly the same for my husband and I, we share the hardships and the joys together as God has intended for us to do.

    Like you we wanted a fall wedding with the leaves changing colors and briskness in the air as well as it coming just before Thanksgiving and Christmas, we felt that was the perfect spot for our marriage, this will be our 15th anniversary and we are looking forward to it very much.

    I wish you God's blessings and your 25th, 50th, and 75th will bring you as much joy and love as you have experienced in your previous 17