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 – one that would reject negativity and pour positivity into our brothers and sisters of the skies. I began The Pilot Wife Life with three main goals:
- Teach and encourage individuals of the aviation community to F.L.Y – first love yourself.
- Build a strong, positive, supportive community.
- Strengthen marriages.
I figured there may be a couple hundred of you out there somewhere who would be interested in joining me on this journey. Boy, was I ever wrong!
This site is ten and a half months young and over 13,000 followers strong. Just wow.
Over the last ten months I have been constantly seeking new and intuitive ways to pour into you. I have a lot of BIG ideas and I know we have a long way to go, but I ask you to be patient and enjoy the journey with me! Like all of you, I am a pilot’s wife out here [barely] holding down the fort, dealing with flat tires and the occasional black plague, and generally binge eating Oreos while my fly guy is away! These things take time, and I promise I am giving every spare moment I can carve out of this beautiful chaos right back to you! I am actually very excited about how far we have come in such a short period of time…
And that, my dear friends, brings me to today’s really big announcement!
For the last 10 months I have been pouring myself into a very sweet project that I believe has the potential to profoundly impact aviation marriages! I am excited to announce that on October 21st, 2017, the one year anniversary of The Pilot Wife Life, I will be doing a double book release of the first two books in the Just Winging It series:
These are a ‘his and hers,’ aviation themed prayer journey written to address not just general marriage, but the specific struggles we face as aviation couples: Jealousy, temptation, loneliness, safety, health, sexual purity – it’s in there!
The books are being published under AGF Publishing (of which I am the CEO) and sport a super cute aviation themed interior (if I do say so myself…and I do!).
A lot of thought went into the writing and preparation of these books because they needed to fit into the capabilities of those living the aviation lifestyle. They are written as a guilt-free, pliable resource to hasten your prayer journey for your aviation spouse.
If you are a scheduled, type A personality and simply have to read a prayer every single day, there are 31 prayers just for that purpose. If you can only get to it every other day…or miss a day or 10 because the kids are projectile vomiting in your hair or you come home to a honey-do 30 items deep, just pick them up when you are able. If you have specific struggles, locate a prayer in the table of contents and pray that one specifically that day – or for the next 30 days if that’s what it takes.
It is also written in such a manner that anyone who has a faith in God, no matter your religious affiliation, will be able to pray these prayers over your spouse – Protestant, Jewish, Mormon, Catholic alike! In fact, even if you are atheist or agnostic, I still believe that using this book to think or consider the addressed issues over your spouse could be beneficial to you, helping you have more compassion and a better insight and understanding of their side of aviation life, bringing you to a better place in your marriage. Everyone is welcome here.
Although I absolutely believe both spouses should participate in this book, they don’t have to! It can be used as a joint study if you so desire or can be undertaken separately by one or both spouses. If your spouse is not on board (yet!), do it anyway! Marriage is often a reactionary relationship. If you are praying intentionally over your spouse, your heart and attitude toward them will change, and they are going to react to your changed approach to them in a positive manner!
You cannot use these books wrong, family. Just use them! I am incredibly excited to get this resource into your hands and hear your stories about how they have impacted and changed your marriages!
These will be great books for your own marriages as well as anyone you know (friend, child, parent, sibling, etc.) who is living #thepilotwifelife. They would make fantastic gifts for newlywed aviation couples, anniversaries, Christmas presents, or ‘just because’ gifts.
There is some exciting launch fun coming up, so stay tuned. I will keep you updated on my progress and answer any questions you might have about this project. I am also going to be having a free giveaway for a pair of these books coming up very, very soon! I know someone out there wants a free book!
And due to your amazing response in the last 24 hours since my video announcement of the books’ release, I am also currently working on a pre-pre-release sale in the next few days. This will be a limited time offer for autographed books (to be sold as sets only for this particular event).
Because of some setbacks in launch (namely Harvey and Irma), I am starting this launch much later than expected, so we will be moving pretty swiftly through the process! Stick with me (and wish me luck…I’m going to need it) and keep your eyes wide open, checking back here and on the Facebook site regularly for updates, giveaways, and offers.
I want you to know that I love you, aviation family. I am extremely excited and humbled to have the opportunity to speak into your lives in this way. It is my hope that these books will be exactly the thing someone out there needs to restore their marriage. If only one marriage is saved…
Then it is more than worth it to me. Because you are worth it.
Blue skies and tailwinds,
Angelia (a fellow pilot wife)