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Thursday, January 15, 2009

Brace! Brace! Brace!

I've written about it before and, unfortunately, I'm writing about it again. I don't care how many times it happens, what airline, nor the ultimate outcome, my heart hurts. My eyes always fill with tears. I even sob and shake uncontrollably, sometimes. The thoughts overwhelm me occasionally. It all strikes far too close to home. And I wish I were home with my honey. I never, ever, want to hear "Brace, brace, brace!" Ever.

14 comments:

RAD said...

Poor boo.. hang in there --dont get to upset ok...xo

Breenlantern said...

I wish I could hug you both. You must quit your jobs and come live with us forever...you can be our pool boys and our dog nannies!

Wayne said...

Now Breenlantern has an interesting proposition.
But, at least everyone got out! The pilots were amazing! For the first time ever, we've gone 2 years without any American airline fatalities!

annie said...

it takes incredible courage to be part of a crew that consistently boards a plane, knowing full well the care of the passengers is in your hands. i have huge respect and love for the both of you.

wcs said...

I'm with you there.

Billy said...

I'm so glad both of you are fine. This morning when I heard about the incident on the news here in my part of the world I thought of you two...

Lemuel said...

The news broke here just before I left work yesterday. Last evening I heard the great news that no lives were lost and I heard of the quick thinking and heroism of the pilot and crew. How marvelous!

I must say one of the people that I thought about right away was you and muttered a little prayer that you were not on that aircraft.

Let us all give thanks for the happy ending of what could have been a terrible, terrible tragedy.

Birdie said...

What an amazing, wonderful outcome of this story, isn't it? The pilot's resume is posted on TheSmokingGun; he founded a company that trains Catastrophe Response Management. Business will boom and more pilots will learn what he knows about handling an emergency. God bless that man, his crew, and the boat crews who came so quickly. NYC is an example again to all the world on how to respond to an emergency.

I join everyone else in being grateful you and your hubby weren't on that plane.

bridgeout said...

Weird as it may seem, when I hear these types of news stories now... I do think of you and what you do for a living. It is all fine and good with "tea and coffee"... but the gravity seems almost too much to bear when the reminder comes of exactly what you are trained to do up there comes to the forefront. Thank you for being up there so we can be safer when we travel! May you never hear those words! {HUGS}!
Wendy

Ultra Dave said...

Hugs to you from a fat little bear in NC. I have faith that it will never happen to people I know and still I worry. I get misty eyed too whenever I hear of these stories.

Laurie said...

It all came out just fine :)
When I was younger and we would
go visit my family we'd fly in
and out of LaGuardia....Take offs
never bothered me....It was the
landings that would make my tummy
do a little OOPS...Ya felt like
you'd plow right into the
airport...

I pray you never hear those words
too :)

TACKLE YOU HUGS!!!!!!!!

Robert said...

I'm so so happy that everyone is alive and well. For some reason, this story to me is much more powerful than Obama's inauguration! I understand that's history is being made, but it seems, to me, it has gotten a little too big for its own good. But then again, that's just my opinion. :-)

Hi Lewis!! Have a great weekend!! xo, r

afod said...

But thank goodness it was the best outcome possible. And now no clean underwear until they get home. You're the first person I thnk of when I hear of these accidents.(((((Lewis)))))

Anthony said...

Count me in, too! Bu then knowing my luck over the past few months .... one never knows :-(