2-years, 9-months, 16-days into Samantha’s abduction

A Father's Love, Adriana Coronel Tenorio, Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel, Brazil, David Goldman, New Jersey, Sean Goldman

Friday, August 26, 2011: Sam, I am calling it a week. Its Friday afternoon. My business trip went well. It’s been a very busy couple weeks. I am sitting at the beach, which I have not done in a while, having a bonfire with friends. Of course wishing you were here. I can’t wait to see you tomorrow.

As I was sitting in the airport Wednesday night, I found myself walking through a bookstore. In it David Goldman’s book “A Father’s Love” was prominently displayed. I had been meaning to buy it and there it was. You may remember David’s son, Sean, was abducted by his mother and her parents from New Jersey and taken to Brazil. It took almost 6-years to get his son back and if it were not for Sean’s mother passing away, David may never have seen his son again.

Sam, I have never read a book as fast as I read that one. I could not put it down, reading it in less than 24-hours. What I found amazing was how eerily similar our stories are. Knowing other cases like ours, while reading the book I could not help but flashback to November 10, 2008. The horror of that day came rushing back to me. That’s the point. Reading David’s book you could change David’s name to my name or Sean’s name for you. The names become interchangeable because the stories are that similar. I have said it before, it’s almost like there is a parental child abductor’s playbook out there because it seems all the parents who do this to their kids all go down the same path.

On the flip side, David is an inspiration to me. He was able to stay above reproach, championing his cause about his son and not anyone else. Through the never ending lunacy, he persevered for almost 6-years. Here we are staring at 3-years since your abduction and I think that is long. I have been struggling lately with what else I can be doing for us, not knowing what I do not know. Through it all quitting has never been an option and Adriana Coronel Tenorio (AKA Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel) is certainly finding that out the hard way.