Incurable Disease

"Hello. My name is Angelia. I am a pilot's wife." Sometimes when I announce that particular life fact, it feels like I'm revealing some deep, dark secret to a sympathetic support group beneath the cold, unfeeling fluorescents of some damp basement room. Or like I've been diagnosed with an incurable illness. Because that's how people [...]

Let’s Choose Love

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, religions, political preferences, [...]

Perfect Chaos

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 one I received this [...]

Welcome Aboard: Beauty From Ashes

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 friends, are quite [...]

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

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 some sense into [...]

The A.R.T. of Love

Love. You can't see it, touch it, hear it, taste it. It's elusive and invisible. It comes out of nowhere and dissipates like mist in the wind, leaving us reeling in its wake. It is nowhere to be seen, yet it is everywhere to be found. It is nothing...yet it is everything. It controls our [...]

Distance Makes the Heart Grow Distant

We've all seen the movie (only like fifty million times during his last trip). A chance encounter. A twist of fate. A stolen kiss. And they fall instantly, deeply, madly in love on the Carolina beaches beneath a breathtaking sunset. They spend two romantic, whirlwind weeks of sheer bliss together before she heads back home to [...]