Today, marks the one year anniversary of Trucker Mama.
Appropriately, the paper anniversary. Modern day interpretation: a clock or timepiece.
It has been quite a year. From where I write in Indiana, to across the country, to across the world, much has happened in the past 12 months. Lives have been lost and new life born. New Olympians, new records, new leaders nominated, policies adopted and policies removed, people have fallen in and out of love, new companies emerged and others closed their doors. We had good and bad days, best and worst days. You and your colleagues have driven millions of miles. Literally.
Some things haven’t changed at all. Your work is the backbone, the foundation and the springboard for absolutely everything that happens in our country. You provide materials, supplies and a service that we simply cannot survive without. Your work gives work to hundreds of thousands of others. Your deliveries save and enhance lives. You help giant companies continue to grow and start-ups take off.
Truck drivers routinely stop and help others drivers – in trucks and not. You put dollars in hundreds of collection jars across the country raising money for important causes. You support your family, your community. Nothing runs without you.
Today’s piece is simply to say thank you. I already respected your work when I started penning this weekly piece. A year later, I admire your work, your sacrifice, your results infinitely more.
I have been reminded week after week that nearly everything is a little unique and often a little (at least) more difficult from a job on the road. You work long hours away from your family, friends and comfy bed to make life better for the rest of us. I know without a shadow of a doubt you don’t hear thank you nearly enough.
I look forward to what the year ahead will bring for all of us. May the good outweigh the bad and above all else, may your travels be always safe and fruitful. But mostly safe.
The days of writing on paper are slim, few and far between. But for our paper anniversary I am happy to share these words and honor this moment in time.
Thank you for all that you have done and for all that you will continue to do.
As always, I look forward to hearing what you think of this article and what else you would like to see in this spot.
Take care of yourself and drive home safely,