Time, time, time. How it flies! And just like that. I realized the last post I've written was in January. Where have we been all these times. Sometimes I feel like I am losing my sense of days. You know how you wake up and you don't know what day of the week it is. During my working days, dates are so important because we have deadlines after deadlines. But now, you give me a fill in form and when it comes to write down what date it is, my mind stalls before scrambling for my hand phone to check. Is that bad? Is it?
Anyways, it's been a week without Oli who is currently in Sri Lanka for work and he will be there for another week before coming back next Saturday. I was kinda dreading this 2 weeks without him but so far, I think I am doing okay with Zachary. It does make me think about how challenging it must be for single mums or even mums whose husbands are away for work or deployment to take care of a child or children. I salute them and being a mum is no easy job I kid you not. Well, Oli did ask us to come along for this trip but I figured it was just too much for Zachary because we just came back from Malaysia and fortunately he recovered from jet lagged after a week or so. Then my mum and brother were here and we did a bit of traveling here and there. And then we went to London for a breezy 3 days 2 nights for a friend's farewell and I decided that's it. No more plane travel for awhile. I mean I love traveling and although Zachary is a pretty good traveler it was a bit stressful and tiring.
Speaking of traveling with Zachary, man, this boy has probably accrued enough miles to earn him a world traveler at least in the making. I must say, traveling to Malaysia, I have braced myself for the worst thing to happen on our 13 hours flight journey. Poop explosions, air pressure, melt downs and i mean, major melt downs. I even tried practicing my I'm-sorry-you-have-to-bear-with-this-smile just in case I need to use it. Thankfully, Zachary did pretty well in both his long haul trips. He slept a huge portion of the journey, woke up to nurse several times which I didn't mind, had his bits of playtime, changed his diapers which took a bit of skill when you had to do it in the tight spaced lavatory and yeah, that was it. He didn't really have problems with his ears due to air and cabin pressure because I nursed him both when the plane took off and when it was descending. And after surviving those long haul flights, I felt like any short haul flights were nothing although i do still get anxiety when traveling with a baby.
Oh and also this recent news about the missing Malaysia Airlines air craft MH370 that carries more than 200 passengers and crew is just troubling what with the recent claim that it might be hijacked although that has yet to be confirmed until they find the transponder or black box to know what really happened or what is happening. This really hits close to home because I used to work for Malaysia Airlines and it's my home country we are talking about. My heart breaks for the families and friends of those on board the missing aircraft. But what breaks my heart even more is the unknown fate of the passengers and crews and knowing that there are infants on boards, I can't begin to imagine. And I know I share the hopes of so many people that this aircraft be found and that everyone will be saved. We can only pray and let God be in control of this situation. Meanwhile, I pray for hope, strength and comfort for the loved ones who have to wait every single day for news of their loved ones on board.