It recently came to my attention that a post was made in social media about this blog that clearly screamed they didn’t “get” who we are. First I was shocked. Then I was, frankly, angry. I later realized the post clearly came from a lack of understanding.
Directly from out About page:
Road Widow (n.)
A person whose spouse or significant other is a touring musician, crew member or artist. Sometimes irrational and emotional, but
mostly always supportive.
Musician’s wife, band wife, musicians wives, band wives, wives of touring musicians, tour widow
We are the wives, fiances, girlfriends (and sometime even the husbands & boyfriends!) of singers, musicians, crew members, bus drivers, managers, and support staff who tour not just this country but the world. We are stay at home moms. We are working mothers. We are professional women. We are volunteers. We keep our households running while our other half is in let-me-get-a-globe-and-show-you.
Sometimes we get lonely. OKay, we very often get lonely. We find ourselves feeling isolated and like no one in the world can understand our life. Sometimes we find ourselves cursing the road and it taking our loved one away from us for days, weeks and months as a time.
It is in these times we turn to our Road Widow sisters. It’s for these moments that this blog and community exists. We don’t need advice, we need an understanding ear and shoulder to cry on… or to laugh with. Women we might not normally be friends with outside of this crazy lifestyle become our best friends… even if we might never meet them in person.
We exist to keep our marriages alive. Let’s face it, we’ve ALL see marriages and relationships crumble under the strain of the road-life. I’ve witnessed too many divorces in the 7 1/2 years I’ve been married. This blog exists to try to help be a source of strength when it starts to feel just too hard to do. Because sometimes… sometimes it really does feel that way.
Every time we receive a message, comment or tweet saying this blog has helped someone, it makes the time spent writing for it even more worth while. We’ve helped someone, and they unknowingly have helped us through THEIR words.
Thank you to all our fellow Road Widows. We love you all and are here for you any time.