Ten years ago today I crash landed an airplane on Shark’s Tooth Golf Course in Florida. It’s amazing to think it has already been ten years since this happened. The story behind this life-changing event has a great testimony of Faith, Unity, Love and Life (FULL) and I thought I would share. It is interesting that these four things spell the word FULL, because full is what the life of everyone involved in the crash has become. I know most don’t like reading really long blog posts, so I will try my best to make this as short as I can. If you just want to read the news story about the crash landing, you can read it here.
This testimony begins with Justin and Rose Langham. You see, I met Justin and Rose at the same time they both met; our first week of college at Oklahoma Christian University. Justin and Rose fell in love and were married just 6 months prior to my wife and me. Tragically, on Valentine’s Day 2010, Rose passed away suddenly from a brain aneurysm. During this trial, Justin was in the Air Force and stationed in Florida as well–just a few short miles away from where I was stationed–but neither of us knew this. We soon got in contact and began to spend a lot of time together. My wife was away finishing her final semester of nursing school, and Justin was going through the hardest trial of his life, so as any good friend would do, I just tried to spend quality time with him doing things that made him smile. One of the things he always wanted to do was fly an airplane, so that’s what we did. Justin and I would rent planes from the Destin airport and fly up and down the beach or maybe do a lunch-and-back to Dauphin Island airport.[Read more…] about Crash landing on Shark’s Tooth Golf Course