Friday, January 29, 2010

We Have Heard Our Pilot's Name..

... is Jake Yockers

I love this man. Thank you for taking a stand and doing the right thing when no one else would listen.

Thank you for listening to your conscience.

Thank you for being THE MAN today.

Thank you for risking things for these babies who couldn't speak loud enough for anyone to listen to them. Thank you for being their voice and their symbol and literally LIFTING THEM HOME.

You are my hero. You are my son's hero. You are our hero.

I know you probably wouldn't want the attention - but I want people to know that you are a man among men.

Thank you for being an example for all of us.

We love you and we thank you for bringing our people home.

28 comments:

Anonymous said...

Amen!
-Trudi

Mom of 3 Boys said...

Amen!

The Mom @ Babes in Hairland said...

You said it. What an amazing man. I'm so glad they are headed home.

Sandra said...

he seems a man that cares more for others than for himself, so he probably wouldn't want all the attention...that said, in our current world culture, we give praise and attention to people for no reason..so why not to a man who stood up for the helpless?

Angels really do have wings!

gr8fulmom said...

How many kids made the flight? We appreciate all that you are doing and will continue to follow... THANKS THANKS THANKS

David and Candice said...

Amen!!

Kristen McD said...

Amen, again!

Our Family said...

Thank you Jake Yockers.

Anonymous said...

He is my hero as well. Thank you Mr. Yockers. Nathan's grandma Rosenlof will be ever in your debt. Thank you also to Lori for all her hard work and endless hours coordinating on of this while Cherayl was on the ground with Brent, Scott and the kids. You are also my hero. I love you!
Mom R

The Brown's said...

what an amazing man! I am so happy for you and all the families that will be holding their children in their arms soon!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lori & Brent,

Luana showed me your blog yesterday and I am amazed at what you have been going through. I am so happy that you get to bring Nathan home. You both are such great people and will be amazing parent.
My thoughts are with you.
Abby

Tobler Bunch said...

I am a friend of the Gordon's. Thank you for letting us know/ for sharing about Haiti and for your kind show of gratitude for this wonderful Pilot. We are all keeping everyone in our prayers. We all want your Haiti children to come home!

Julie said...

Mr. Yockers,
I pray that Brent and Lori will show you this blog.
Last night, when we were told our grandson would not be coming home on that plane...when it seemed that our children spent money they could ill afford to lose...when it seemed that everything was falling apart...I thanked God for His awesome timing and plan and I prayed His glory would shine through this dark time.
God used you to shine through. The minute I heard that you took a stand for my grandson and all the others, I nodded my head and thanked God for His work through you.
Last year there was a pilot by the name of "Sully" who saved an entire plane full of passengars. He was truly a hero, but didn't think of himself as that.
This year, there is a new "Sully." You are that hero...because you stood up for our kids and let God work through you!
God Bless You...Julie Busic

pdandco said...

Yes, Thank you God for being with pilot Jake today.

Ann and Ron said...

Jake Yockers, you are a man among men. Thank God you were there and had so much courage. You brought so much happiness and relief to the families.
Ann Aitken (Daves Mom)

Princess of Everything (and then some) said...

What amazing heros we have been introduced to over the last few days!

Q said...

What an amazing experience, this is what's in the movies...nobody really lives through this stuff, do they? You and Brent and all the people involved are amazing. We are still praying for you all and especially for Jess. p.s. Brian says you are a tear-jerking author!

Anonymous said...

In the movie Jake Yockers will be played either by Clint Eastwood or Chuck Norris I can hear him saying "MAKE MY DAY"

Anonymous said...

I BELIEVE THERE ARE ANGLES AMONG US sent down to us from somewhere up above they come to you and me in our darkest hour to teach us how to live to teach us how to give to guide us with the light of love.
Thank you Lori and Capt. Jake for being angels

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! Get them babies home so they can start to feel the safety the very much need to feel right now.

Z said...

Perfect on the Clint Eastwood reference. I can smell an "oscar" in the works.

Noelle said...

Amen to all that has been said!!! I love you!

Teri said...

Well said. What an amazing man.

Sandra said...

Midnight is fast approaching here on the other side of the "Pond". I hope when I wake up tomorrow morning and hit my refresh button, I get to see some good news from you!

Chris said...

I think you are all heroes. I live down the street from you as well. Our family will keep praying for all of you guys and those little ones still in Haiti

Jenn said...

Jake Yockers will be in our prayers of thanks tonight. As Anonymous said...
I BELIEVE THERE ARE ANGLES AMONG US sent down to us from somewhere up above they come to you and me in our darkest hour to teach us how to live to teach us how to give to guide us with the light of love.
Thank you Lori and Capt. Jake for being angels

Well said

Rusty, Lisa & David Lee said...

Can we have a statewide parade for Mr. Yockers when they all get home?!!!!! WOW.

The O'Connell Twins said...

Looking for information on Mr. Yockers. I am a TV reporter in Minnesota where Mr. Yockers lives.
Can someone call or email me. I would like to tell his story.
Chris O'Connell
KSTP-TV (ABC) Minneapolis
612-868-0816
coconnell@kstp.com

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