Do you ever stop to thank the Lord for the truckers you see when you travel the interstate? Do you think to pray for them?  I love to do that when we travel, and my prayer goes something like this...

                                   Thank you for this driver
                                 Give him (or her) the special blessing he needs today...
                           PATIENCE
                            if he is running late for his next stop;
                           ALERTNESS
                      if he is weary and tired;
                        WISDOM
                             if he has a tough decision to make;
                         KINDNESS
                              if his dispatcher is unreasonable;
                           PEACE
                                if his heart is troubled;
                         STRENGTH
                         if he is facing a painful situation;
                        SAFETY
                         in the dangerous times;
                             Remind him to call his wife if she is lonely.
                            Give him a good load if their finances are tight.
                        Lead him to a chapel if his need is spiritual.
                   Lord, somehow give him a hug
                  to let him know you love him

                      

                                            As we travel, I see every kind of truck outside our window 

             ... flatbeds, tankers, dump trucks, vans, covered wagons, wide loads, cattle trucks, drybulk, dropdecks, and  reefers; old and new ones, large and small ones; every color imaginable, and from every state and province in North America. The other day as we traveled I-78, I tried to imagine what they were hauling. Before long I was reminded of the phrase,   

                                  "If you use it, a truck brought it."


IF YOU
BUY OR SELL IT
SIT ON IT
OR SLEEP ON IT
WALK ON IT OR UNDER IT
FEED ANIMALS OR PETS WITH IT
DECORATE OR PAINT IT
EAT IT OR DRINK IT
BUILD OR REPAIR IT
WASH IT OR DRY IT
WATCH IT OR LISTEN TO IT
WEAR IT OR SEW IT
FIX OR BREAK IT
DRIVE OR PEDAL IT
THROW IT OR CATCH IT
EXERCISE OR RELAX ON IT
WRITE ON IT OR ERASE WITH IT
CLEAN OR SWEEP IT
MOW OR RAKE WITH IT
READ IT OR TELL TIME WITH IT
LOOK IN IT OR THROUGH IT
BORROW OR TRADE IT
OPEN OR CLOSE IT


 

If you are a driver or the loved one of a driver L.O.A.D.S is a must visit site

It is my privilege to be a member of a wonderful forum  called

L.O.A.D.S   it is a group of loving and supportive friends and family of truckers.

My thanks love and appreciation to Kathy Harders founder of  L.O.A.D.S  for creating a haven of helpful hints, love, support and understanding for drivers and their loved ones and friends

One of our dear members Dave Madill ( aka Bookworm) has published a wonderful book called

"Reflections Through My Windshield"

Here is a sample poem

HIGHWAY SONG

I drive along the highways and listen to the song

A mix of so many styles as the big rigs roll along

A song about a cheating heart, blue eyes crying in the rain

The diesel sings a deep sad note that adds to all the pain

The rhythm of the drive wheels match the sobbing of a wife

Memories of a last kiss when her driver lost his life

The gear train adds a happy note at the ending of a run

Another driver coming home to see his wife and son

It would take Beethoven to tell about the strife

Maybe add a bit of Hank to bring the song to life

Mix in some of Eric's rock and a sad and lonely horn

Throw them all together and a highway sound is born

Mere words can not do justice, they can't describe the song

I hear out on that highway as the big rigs roll along

Author

Dave Madill

used by permission 

Do not copy

Dave's book can be purchased here

 





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