Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Tonight, we took Ralph to Springfield, Ohio for orientation/training with Werner Trucking. Man, how I hated saying goodbye to him not knowing for how long. Sniff! Sniff! I was hoping and praying something else would come up before today. Nothing did, so we felt this was our only option. I know I shouldn't say this, but I just don't understand why God allowed this. Why did Ralph have to take a job where he can't be home with his wife and kids for days at a time. I'm trying to be thankful that at least he found something while many others haven't. I've heard of several men now that have committed suicide due to loss of their jobs, etc.
I'm so very thankful to many of our friends and family who have offered to keep the boys on the nights that I work. This is a great relief to me, although I hate to impose on their family time. I also have Sandy Masters across the road and down a little ways who is home at night in case of an emergency if the boys stay here. She also will know to watch and make sure they behave!!! Thankfully, I have a full time job where I only have to work 3 nights a week, so I'm sure everything is going to work out!!!
I guess really, I have been spoiled over the last year, my husband did all the running for school and basketball, did all the laundry and dishes. Now, I have to try and juggle this myself. I'm just not real good with change.
Thanks everybody for your prayers for us. Please remember Ralph during the next few weeks, he has a roommate at the hotel (he wasn't real thrilled about that) and then will be on the road with a trainer(I believe they will sleep in bunk beds in the truck). Hopefully, his trainer will be someone who has some things in common with Ralph.


Life with the Crowls said...

We will be praying for both of you.Also let us know if you need anything

Jen said...

Beth, I will be praying for you... it's been hard not having Stan here during the week. I mean he's here, but he's sleeping when he is tough being a "single" parent at's opened my eyes to those that are single parents and how hard it must be...I just keep reminding myself how thankful I am he has a good job and is able to many like you said are without right now...just remember it's only for a season, that's what I tell myself...hang in there and keep looking up for guidance!

Anonymous said...

I have been there with my other half driving truck. It is an adjustment. You look forward to the phone calls, and those days that he does get to come home. You savor the time with him and let that help carry you through until he is home again. I understand what you are going through. Remember this doesn't have to be his lifetime career, this is something to tide you all over until things turn around. I will be praying for you all. I know Tim already misses him. LOL.