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Nearly a week since Flight 370 went missing after taking off from Kuala Lumpur bound for Beijing, family and friends are being forced to entertain the possibility that their loved ones may never be coming home.
On Wednesday evening, Piers Morgan conducted an emotional interview with Danica Weeks, an Australian woman whose husband Paul is among the 239 people missing. Left to care for her two young sons while scarce details trickle in, Weeks revealed the challenges the family is currently facing:
"We're taking it slowly and [I'm] just trying to keep myself distracted as I'm sure every family member is. You just hear all the news, and I'm trying not to take too much of it in," Weeks told Morgan through a teary Skype conversation. "One minute it's this and then the next minute that's not confirmed, so that's the toughest part, every day waking up and just ... looking on the news and seeing that there's nothing and there's no cause for Malaysia to say 'we've found something.'"
More than five days since reports of a missing flight first emerged, hope is dwindling:
"We're wishing for the best of course. But it's not looking, as it gets further and further down the track, it's not looking good."
As part of a television segment that was gut-wrenching from its inception, Weeks' tale grew even more sad as she divulged details of her last conversation with her husband:
"He said to me, just as he was leaving, he said to me 'I'm going to leave my wedding ring here. It's no use me leaving it in my room on-site. So i'm going to leave my wedding ring and my watch, and should anything happen to me, I want the ring to go to the first son that's married and the watch to the second.' And I said something to him like, 'don't be stupid. Just come back and I'll give it back to you and you can give it to them,'" she told Morgan, before displaying the items she was referencing. "So I've got them here. I'm praying that I can give that back to him. It's all I can hold onto. Because there's no finality to it and we're not getting any information."
Four minutes into their conversation, the "Piers Morgan Live" host asked his guest to describe her husband. What came next was nothing short of heart-breaking:
"He had strength, character, he's just so much - he's my best friend and my soul mate. And I just can't wait for him to come back. I hope. I hope."
Click the above link for more of Morgan's interview with Weeks, including the portion where she further describes her missing husband as "the most amazing father", and for the latest information on missing Flight 370, watch CNN on television and visit cnn.com online.
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