I’ve been seeing a lot of cute posts and pictures, reading a lot of words of kindness and encouragement, for delivery men this season. I get it. Trust me!!! I am eternally thankful to MY delivery guys AND GALS for all the hard work that they put in, especially during the Christmas season. I, a stay-home, homeschooling mom of four children, rarely get the chance to go to a store alone, like NEVER. I have ordered all my gifts this year…and last year…and the year before. I am on the “Thank a Delivery Guy” bandwagon and I am tooting the horn…the kids are banging the drums.
BUT, I want to take it a step further…further UP the chain…
I’d also like to shine the spotlight on another group of people…a very LARGE, incredibly important group of people. You could say that they are the grease that keeps the crazy mouse-wheel that we are on spinning. They are overlooked A LOT. In fact, they are often looked down on. They are grumbled and complained about more often than any positive or loving word is said about them….at least from the mouths and keyboards of people that I see.
The Santas that I want to tip my hat to remain hidden away, behind the scenes.
No, not just DELIVERY truck drivers, but also the big-rigs, 18-wheelers, over the road truckers. These are the drivers who sleep in dark truck stops or vacant lots, away from their families for weeks, sometimes months, on end. Most of them don’t know from one day to the next where their “home” is going to be parked, it’s all dictated by the all-powerful clock. They are battling a schedule that was borderline impossible to keep, right from the start of their current run.
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