This post begins a series I am writing about life with a Road Warrior Spouse. I hope it will encourage and support those of you who are managing life with a spouse whose job requires them to travel frequently.
The Road Warrior has been on a 20-day trip away from home—with one suitcase!
Halfway through his trip we met him San Antonio and then continued on to Dallas.
Originally, our plan was that he would fly home with us and we were all looking forward to that.
Unfortunately, he has to fly to Pennsylvania for another week away and we are unable to go with him this time.
Photo: (c)iStockPhoto/ Karimala
Laundry implications aside, this has been as hard on him as it is on us.
But work calls and we are grateful for his company and everything it provides our family, as well as the families of those who work for him.
His job is a blessing that neither of us EVER takes lightly.
Fifteen years with the Road Warrior has taught me that every life, marriage and career goes through seasons.
I have friends who are currently experiencing a season of drought in their life; while others are enjoying a time of plentiful harvest.
Our family is currently in a season of planting.
We are working towards our harvest.
There is an excitement that comes with this season of ‘planting’, but there is also the strain of not knowing when we will experience the harvest.
However, like Oprah there is one thing I know for sure:
We are always a team and always a family.
We do life together, no matter the season.
That doesn’t change with the time zones or the number of days the Road Warrior spends on the road.
We look forward to the homecoming and the harvest.