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Never, Ever Marry a Pilot

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Tuesday night I asked a seemingly simple question on my The Pilot WifeLife Facebook page: How did you meet your aviation spouse? The response was breathtaking and diverse, as I knew it would be! Because you, my family, are breathtaking and diverse. “He’s a gift!” “My best friend.” “Married 41 years. He

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The BIG Announcement

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When I started this site on October 21, 2016, I honestly had no idea where this was going to lead. I simply knew that there was a community of negativity surrounding my fellow aviation families and that it wasn’t doing our personal or marital wellbeing any favors. We needed a new culture

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Learning to F.L.Y. 

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One of the key concepts that I try to impress upon my pilots’ wives is that it is essential for you to learn to F.L.Y.–to first love yourself–if you are going to be married to a traveling man. If you haven’t read this piece (or you just need a reminder), I encourage

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Dear Aviation Husband, Five Things I Need From You

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Dear Aviation Husband, First and foremost, I want you to know something infinitely important–something which I know I do not tell you nearly enough–I am so very proud of you.  When I see you button up that crisp white shirt, slip on your epaulettes, and pin those wings to your chest, my

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Let’s Choose Love

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I know this woman. She should hate me, and I should hate her too. By all conceivable, current-day, self-gratifying logic, she and I have every rational reason and personal right to downright loathe one another. But we don’t. In fact, we are friends. If you laid out our general beliefs, tastes, affiliations,

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Perfect Chaos

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Can I tell you a frank secret? Because you are, after all, my people… I got up this morning and he was gone. I reached for him, but he wasn’t there, and my heart did a sad little flip. Sooooo I checked my messages to cheer me up. Big mistake. The first

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Welcome Aboard: Beauty From Ashes

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Here’s something I never, ever, ever (times infinity) imagined myself saying: To all the brand new members of our #thepilotwifelife aviation family, numbers 601 through 11,145, welcome aboard!  Just…wow.  I am so glad you are here! To say that I am humbled beyond measure would be putting it mildly. You, my amazing aviation

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To Love a Pilot You Must Learn to F.L.Y.

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It was one of those divine moments of shining clarity. For some people they come like the morning sun rising over the horizon and bathing the world in glorious revelation. However, in my stubbornness they usually come more in the form of a good, solid kick in the teeth that finally knocks

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