There are a few things you should definitely not do before hopping on a flight. This includes obsessively googling stories about a recent airplane crash that killed dozens of passengers on the very same airline you’re about to fly after landing in the very same airport you’re currently in (such as Garuda airlines in Indonesia). F.Y.I. God: I’m too young to die!
After freaking out and trying to switch our New Zealand flight to a less-sketchy airline than Garuda, the girls and I nixed the option of purchasing a whole new ticket. Instead, we resorted to washing down sleeping pills with a little liquid courage while silently praying. After lots of turbulence-laced dreams about a Hezbollah-manned aircraft approaching our plane to take one person named “Holly” hostage, I awoke to find myself landing safely in Kiwi Land. Thank you Jesus!