3-years, 4-months, 14-days into Samantha’s abduction

Saturday, March 24, 2012: Good Morning Sam! Its 3:00 AM. It’s a stormy day today. Unusual for Southern California. I can’t sleep. It’s been an eventful few days since my return from Houston. Perhaps not being able to turn my mind off keeps me from sleeping. Still wondering how and when all this will end after all this time. As I write this, I occasionally look out the window to see the city lights cascading down the coastline. As I look out over the ocean its pitch black. Looking south knowing you are out there makes this a beautiful view.

We passed the 6-month mark since Adriana Coronel Tenorio (AKA Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel) filed her family court appeal; ‘Adriana is trying to take you away from me’ appeal. I talked to Alicia about it on Friday and she feels we will have a decision in a month.

Saturday was amazing and interesting all at the same time. I remember thinking about how much your perspective will change when you know the truth behind all this. I have no idea how much Adriana has told you, or hasn’t told you. Poisoned you with lies. Whatever. She can’t tell anyone the truth. Unfortunately that includes you as well. All along she has been telling me you think I have limited time with you because I have to be in San Diego to work. While I do live and work there, that has no bearing on what little time I spend with you. Reading this you know the absolute truth – and every word is verifiable through the court records. However sitting down and eating lunch with you at Peter Piper Pizza, you mention how you do not want me to leave. That you want to spend more time with me and to forget what the court says! Sam, I melted hearing that. That gave me a glimpse into what Adriana really might be telling you, and of course it’s different from what she tells me. I am not even sure she realized the significance of what you said.

Suffice it to say, I am all in when my own daughter wants to spend time with me! Saying that in front of Adriana was absolutely GOLDEN. She needed to hear how you feel. What was she going to say, “No, you can’t spend more time with your Dad?” She does that enough without you hearing it.

So, you wanted to go see a movie, ”The Lorax”. Problem is that it was not playing at the theater we were at and had to settle for one of the worst movies ever made, “John Carter”. You and I knew right away the movie was horrible. You were even making fun of it throughout, which was funny. More importantly it meant spending more time with you, so I could have cared less what movie it was. I never take time with you for granted.

Its a hopeless feeling to sit and wait for people we never met before to make decisions about our futures. I had to be reminded that we have literally won every battle Sam. Yes, it’s been brutally long, however we have fought for and won every battle. I have to remember that because sometimes it doesn’t feel that way. People remind me all the time that if Adriana, Maria Guadalupe Tenorio Toledano (AKA Lupita Tenorio, Marsha Tenorio) and their friend did not have me put in prison for no reason, this situation may already be over. She knows that which is why she did it in the first place. And its why she has not dropped her appeal trying to take you away from me.

This is what life with her will look like if she succeeds Sam. Her life is in perpetual chaos and she is mostly to blame for that. Maybe one day she will grow out if that. Regardless, I will never stop fighting for you! I LOVE YOU SAM! KISSES!