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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Conversation (face to face) (10/07/10)

TITLE: To See Your Face Once More
By Lori Godfrey


To See Your Face Once More

As life would have it a conversation with a loved one is rare when your loved one
Is an over the road driver. How lovely it would be to have a one on one conversation in the flesh with the one you are married to.

There are many ways to hide behind a phone, a long distance a way. If you are having
A difficult day you don’t want to bombard him with the troubles looming on the old homestead. Not when the perils of the open road is before him.

“I’d love to have this time with you, to remember the fun we had.
The days spent talking face to face, oh how we’d make’ um last.
Conversation on the road is something not so new, we’ve been
Before on this path, again we’ll muddle through”.

Face to face conversation among truck driving families is an all together different life when it comes to normalcy. The times apart are times you don’t take for granted the moments you have at home. It is just too risky, to say the least.

“To see your face once more I know will bring the sunshine to
The darkened places of the soul as life will often do. Talk is cheap
But love’s divine so remember dear the times, when face to face
Is sweeter still when one is gone so long.”

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Misti Chancellor10/22/10
Sometimes we take for granted what we have with family near to us where we can have the face-to-face conversations frequently. Thank you for sharing this with us.
Philippa Geaney 10/22/10
There are lots of diamonds in this. I began reading it as a story and had to back track. Perhaps with a different lay out it would would really catch the light it deserves.
Mildred Sheldon10/23/10
Ah! The life of a trucker. My nephew all 6'5" of him dead headed from Illinois to Maryland just to see me for a face to face. Your story was sweet and tender. Thank you.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 10/23/10
My father and brother were truck drivers so I can empathize with a lot of your pain. Even though it's a hard life it can work out good for some families as long as they make the time together extra special. Nice message that even though you worry you still love him and want to hold on to that love.
Colin Nielsen10/24/10
Beautiful. Sort of reminds me of one of my favourite songs. 'I hear crying 'by Ken Tamplin.
Run a google search on the lyrics.
I guess I can relate as well because I work in the transport industry and am often away from home myself. Although it's only local so it's not so bad.
Brenda Rice 10/24/10
My daughter was a long distance trucker's wife, so I have some idea of what you are saying in your article. Thanks for sharing your heart with us and keep writing.
Jan Ackerson 10/24/10
This should be polished up and sent to a trucker magazine!
Dee Yoder 10/24/10
I think many truckers and their families can relate to this entry. The emotions are well described.
Cheryl Harrison10/24/10
Kind of reminded me of an old John Denver tune -- Country roads, take me home to the place I belong. Good job.
Virgil Youngblood 10/25/10
I thought immediately of Freddie Fender singing his hit song, Six Days On The Road. And of my wife's friend who got her truck driving license so she could team drive with her husband. I'll bet long haul truckers have some tales worth writing.