Paul and Danica Weeks on their wedding day in November
2007. The couple have two small children.
Little Lincoln Weeks has a map on his wall showing where
his father, Kiwi Paul Weeks, was going to live and work in
Mongolia before his plane went missing over the South China
Six days after it disappeared, the fate of Malaysia Airlines
Flight 370 and the 239 people on board is still unknown.
Amid the rollercoaster of disaster speculation and dead-end
debris hunts, the biggest hurdle so far for Danica Weeks had
been telling her son his Daddy may not come home.
"I said, 'On the way to Mongolia, Daddy got lost.' Then I
broke down," she told the Herald. "He put his hand on my arm
and said, 'Don't worry, Mummy, I'll find Daddy'."
The 38-year-old Mr Weeks left Danica and sons Lincoln, 3, and
Jack, 11 months, in their adopted home of Perth to start work
in Mongolia as a mechanical engineer.
Mrs Weeks said it was her husband's dream job.
He was off on his first stint away and would have been gone
for 28 days.
But as the days stretched on with no news on the plane's
whereabouts, she knew she had to tell the 3-year-old.
"I said, 'People are out there trying to find Daddy.' I said,
'Do you know where your heart is?' He said 'yes' and pointed
to his chest. I said, 'You just have to keep Daddy in your
heart ... Everyone is keeping Daddy in their hearts'."
Mr Weeks had bought a map for Lincoln's wall so he knew where
his father was - and a Tablet so they could Skype. "He was
Paul's little shadow", she said.
"He was my biggest hurdle. I may face a bigger hurdle yet,
but that was the toughest [so far]."
She had lots of emotional support and help with the children.
Her sister had arrived from Scotland and a friend from Sydney
had also flown to Perth.
But the lack of credible information from Malaysia Airlines
about the flight was increasingly frustrating.
"It seems crazy to me that you can't find a plane. The plane
just disappeared. You'd think they would have some idea where
it was going."
She had had intermittent contact with the airline, mostly
through a saleswoman based in Perth - who had admitted to Mrs
Weeks she would probably hear news through the media before
hearing it from the airline.
It was hard not to expect the worst, she said, which had been
in her mind since first hearing of the flight's
"I guess we'll just wait for news. I wake up every day and
it's the same thing. Sadly, you know as it goes longer, the
news isn't going to be good.
"You're expecting the inevitable ... but then what if it
isn't? So you just hold on."