Friday, July 18, 2008

First Solo!



Our Daddy is flying -- well, with the help of an airplane! [smile]

For the past 20+ years airplane flight has become one of Dad's earnest dreams. Over the years he would periodically check into the prices of various flight rentals and classes. But with the needs of a growing, lively family, he always set aside his desires to financially provide for the crew.

And isn't God good?! Now, with his own son as a pilot instructor, he's been able to take lessons these past couple months. And Wednesday was his big day -- the first solo! With an eager cheering section from the ground, he was up, up, and away.....and back down again with a safe landing!

Way to go, Daddy! We are so happy for you -- and thank the Lord for the fulfillment of your desires. May you have many safe, happy flight hours!


"Delight yourself also in the LORD,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart."
Psalm 37:4

17 comments:

Margaret Neufeld said...

That's got to be so exciting. Way to go!

Gods little girl said...

Congratulations!!! I Hope you have many safe trips through the air!!!

~Heidi~

David Kent said...

Congratulations Loren!

Anonymous said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happy for you Loren!
the Ulmers

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Mr.Wissmann!
Safe trips!

Kay & Rick Ficken said...

The daring "young" man in the flying machine.... (ok, bad paraphrasing. lol)

Congratulations! Love that big smile.

Rick & Kay

John said...

congratulations!!!!!!!

John said...

congratulations!!!!!!!

Josiah D. Wissmann said...

Congratulations Dad!! Way to go! What can I say, just a chip off the ole Block!! =)

Lesley said...

Congratulations Mr. Wissmann! How exciting...I hope you have many fun and safe flights!:)
~Lesley

Desiree said...

Good job Mr. Wissmann.

--->AJ<--- said...

Congrats Mr. Wissmann! :D

--->AJ<--- said...
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AJ said...

There was something wrong with my name there ^^^ but it's me: AJ who commented that last post. :P

your daughter-to-be said...

What an accomplishment! Congratulations, daddy!! It's been so fun to see your diligence, and delight to reach your goal! And that I know I'm completely biased...what can I say...but that you had a superb insructor! May God grant you many safe, happy miles!

Stephanie said...

Congratulations Mr. Wissmann!!! :D

Kristin said...

That is very cool. Congratulations!

I just got my solo in a glider!
It is well worth it.