Friday, January 16, 2009

Nothing Less Than A Miracle


Most of the world has heard the story of US Air Flight 1549 crashing into the Hudson River. The pilot, Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger III is an Air Force Academy graduate who received his pilot training in the Air Force. It was only by the grace of God, all 155 passengers survived this crash. You can read the entire story here.
May Almighty God Bless all of our heroes!

32 comments:

Julie said...

That man is a true hero. Thanks Sully!

Alice said...

I totally agree!!! What an awesome ending to what could have been a terrible story. And the fact that he walked the plane twice!!! That makes me choke up just thinking about it. Thank God for our military who obviously trains EVERYONE who serves so well.

(And we still thank God for their mamas too!!)

AirmanMom said...

julie...it means a lot you took the time to stop by! I know you have lots on your plate!

AirmanMom said...

alice...your words are perfect! I read the mom in you, with each passing day! Thank you!

DD2 aka Debonair Dude said...

You got that right Mom, the man is truly a HERO

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

What a miracle. Can't imagine how frightening that was for all people involved. So nice to turn on the news and hear how somethings, as tragic as they may be, can and do have a somewhat happy ending.

Hallie

Owens Family Adventures said...

When I heard the report on our car radio I had me some tears when it was reported that the pilot got his training in the Air Force.
Our military memebers serve their country is so many different ways.
Happy (and oh so very proud) to be married to one,
dawn

AirmanMom said...

dd2...thanks for stopping by!

AirmanMom said...

hallie...truly this is a 'good news' story! Thank goodness!!!!

AirmanMom said...

owens...I thank YOU and your family for their service! It is not easy to have a loved one serve our country, but it is necessary to be a 24-hour support system for them. My deep gratitude to your Airman!!!

Mary said...

AM,

The pilot is definitely a hero in my book. The crash could have turned out very differently, without his knowledge and skill. We saw pictures and heard the story on the news. Could angels have helped Sully guid that plane into the Hudson River?

Take care and enjoy your weekend. We are in a deep freeze here but it is to lift tomorrow.

How is your daughter doing?

Blessings,
Mary

Julie said...

I also posted about this on my blog. It is wonderful to hear good news. The pilot and all involved are heroes in my book.

Grandpa-Old Soldier said...

I saw the on fox the reporter talking to his wife, and she said she new he would do the right thing as usual. Ex Air Force man in the air for 29 or so years.. He is the man of the year for sure.

AirmanMom said...

mary...I agree there had to be an angel on the pilot's shoulder. Stay warm, it hasn't been this cold in Maryland in 15 years! Marie saw the doctor this morning and everything is where it was a week ago...she is well, tired! Thank you for asking!

AirmanMom said...

julie...thank you for stopping by! Truly, they are heroes!

AirmanMom said...

grandpa...I saw the same fox interview and I do believe you are correct, January 15th we found our Man of the Year!

Jormengrund said...

He's definitely a hero in my book.

Who would have thought that geese would listen to Bin Laden, and try the same stunt?

Amazing, but the truth is there....

Sorry for the bad joke, but heck, someone's gotta find the humor in the situation!

AirmanMom said...

jormengrund...always love your comments, corny jokes and all :) thanks for stopping by!

Mary Ellen said...

Obviously, his Air Force training served him - and all his passengers and crew - well. I was so impressed at his piloting skills, but equally so to hear how he checked and rechecked the plane to make sure everyone was off before being the last one to leave. What a hero.

AirmanMom said...

ME...how blessed we are to have so many everyday heroes among us!

Love Letters to the Middle East said...

I am always thankful for people like these heroes that we don't realize we have in our midst.

AirmanMom said...

HL...I am convinced, we do have angels everywhere!

Denise said...

I sat and watched that in awe........... That man is a hero of hero's........ A medal should be pinned to his chest!!!!!! God had his hands on those people that day..... I pray that each one of them know that..........

AirmanMom said...

denise...it was an amazing day filled with wonderful people.

Denise said...

P.S....... I am an Air Force brat..Dad was career 30 years... Retired in 1964..... He is 91 now and lives on my property with Mom... I take care of them both... it is my pleasure.........

AirmanMom said...

denise...please pass along my heartfelt gratitude to your dad for his service. Special thanks to you and your mom for your service as well!

Amanda said...

I have been watching this story in the news ~ it indeed is a miracle that nobody was killed.
The pilot will/should recieve great recognition for his skill and bravery.
love,
Amanda x

AirmanMom said...

amanda...simply a miracle!

Debbie said...

This was a miracle. Thank God they are all fine.

AirmanMom said...

debbie... miracles do occur!

Megryansmom said...

Oh this story just gives me goosebumps every time I hear it. His wife spoke this morning and I sat there and cried my eyes out. A true miracle, Thank God.

AirmanMom said...

megryansmom...simply amazing story! thanks for stopping by!