Back in October, as in four months ago, I was suffering from migraine headaches almost daily. One particular day, the pounding in my head was so acute that I had to shut down at work and go home. I lay in my bed for hours crying and praying for God to remove the pain. Once I fully recovered, I began to think over my life. I have a wonderful spouse and three great kids, a job that I like, friends and so forth, but something was missing.
You see, my passion is writing. I actually have a Master’s Degree in Creative Nonfiction Writing. The jobs I have had over the years have allowed me to write, but not creatively. Secretly, I longed to be one of those writers not confined by daily obligations; a writer that could sit in a log cabin in the middle of the woods writing while drinking raspberry tea with milk, or travel the country lecturing and reading from my body of work. But that is not my reality. My day-to-day is riddled with school drop-offs and pick-ups, washing and twisting my daughter’s hair, helping my sons with Common Core homework (I still don’t get it), and balancing my schedule with my husband’s, who is just as busy as I am.
Please don’t get me wrong. I love my family. Being a wife and mother has been one of the most exhilarating experiences, and I cannot imagine my life without them. But, turning 40 without having accomplished any of the goals on my life list was a sobering wake up call, and I knew that I had to do something to push me back to my writing life…and away from those migraines.
During the holiday season, I made a decision to revive my website cherishedflight.com, but, instead of offering editing services (which I did for over eight years), I would provide a space where people would come to be encouraged, revived, and leave with a renewed since of God’s peace.
So, this is what Cherishedflight is all about. It was created for the person who is overwhelmed, exhausted, and fed up. The person who is on the cusp of pursuing their dreams but is afraid to take that leap of faith. It is for that person who feels invisible in a crowded room, forgotten in the scheme of things. It is for that person who has been hurt, but is ready to release the pain…or maybe not. It is for anyone who is ready to deepen their relationship with Christ, and is ready to embrace joy, grace, and God’s peace. Cherishedflight is for you.