Mother of Keller Man on Malaysia Jet Thanks All for Support - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Mother of Keller Man on Malaysia Jet Thanks All for Support



    The mother of Philip Wood, a passenger on board missing Malaysia Airlines flight 370, spoke to NBC 5 about how she received news that the plane is believed to have gone down. (Published Tuesday, March 25, 2014)

    The mother of a Keller man on board missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is still taking in the news she received Monday that it's believed the plane went down in the southern Indian Ocean.

    Sondra Wood was told that all passengers were believed to be dead, including her son Philip Wood. She spoke to NBC 5 about how she is dealing with the news.

    “This is a time in your life when you must learn to let go of loved ones, as you relax more and more, your grasping hand gradually opens up releasing your prized possession into my hand,” she read to NBC 5.

    Ever since the jetliner vanished, support has come in different forms every day to the Wood’s Keller home.

    Wood received a hand-delivered letter from President Barack Obama on Tuesday.

    “They're telling us that they're staying involved in this, he did in the letter, so that makes me happy," Wood said. "But I, I'm frustrated a little. I feel their pain, I feel their agony, sometimes you just shake your head, you know? You want faster results, we're just that way."

    Also, just about every day, the family gets a call from Malaysia Airlines. The airline offered to fly the family overseas and financial support, but they refused that offer.

    “We don't know anyone there, and he's not there, and they don't know where he is, and they're not going to know it looks like for quite a while," Wood said. "So I don't need to go there. My support system is here."

    The family has refused to give up hope.

    “You can't help but hope as long as the plane is not found, you just don't want to give up,” said Sondra Wood.

    Her devotional reminds her of that faith everyday.

    “Remember that I never let go of your hand, herein lies your security which no one and no circumstance can take from you,” she read.

    Wood has a message to everyone: Don't be afraid to show those you love, that you love them, every day. She said she was lucky to have done that the week before her son left North Texas, on a flight out of DFW March 2.