When we decided a little over 4 years ago, to join the great body of truck drivers, I had no idea of the boredom involved. Boredom behind the wheel, the mindlessness of driving, the boredom at the truck stops waiting and waiting on a load. In another time I would have been happy for a boring job, but I must say, although I love my job, there are times when I’d trade it in a heartbeat.
We dream a lot. I’ve built and rebuilt my retirement house a zillion times. I’ve thought about life with my kids and grandkids and dream of a time when they will “pop” in for cookies and fun. When I can drag myself out of a real bed in the morning to go about mundane chores of regular life like washing the windows, or clothes in our own washer, or raking the fall leaves. I dream of vacations… ha! I live for vacations! (not really but sometimes it seems like it!)
One thing I have come to appreciate though, is the time I spend with God. And though I spend a lot of time on time consuming earthly thoughts, anytime I want I can go above that line and spend as much time with God as I want to. He never turns me away or leaves me wanting something more. He is the stability in this life of anything but stability!
So today while I have an entire day of rest and waiting for my next day to start, I have time and a place to go that is fulfilling and where I can leave these worries, frustrations, hopes and dreams… and know the peace of a Father who cares.