3-years, 5-months, 4-days into Samantha’s abduction

Adriana Coronel Tenorio, Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel, Friday the 13th, James Cameron, Rosarito, Titanic

Saturday, April 14, 2012: It’s 3:30 in the morning and I cannot fall asleep. We are going on 7-months since Adriana Coronel Tenorio (AKA Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel) filed her appeal in family court. Still no ruling. <SIGH> I don’t know if my new-found sleep derivation is because of Friday the 13th, however, given its Saturday morning the 14th it doesn’t really apply. Perhaps it was the thunderstorms and subsequent water spouts (tornadoes in the ocean) we had near my house today. No, I relish bad weather because it doesn’t happen here that often. Perhaps it’s because today marks the 100-year anniversary of the Titanic disaster. I have been fascinated with this story since I was a kid. To a degree I still am. I am reminded of the trips we took to the movie studio in Rosarito where James Cameron himself built to film the blockbuster movie from 1997. You literally walked through where they filmed scenes: the boiler rooms, the first, second and third class cabins, the dock area where the ship was docked. I highly doubt this is why I am up at 3:30 in the morning.

So, I guess it could be that I tried to reach out to Adriana and extend an olive branch to her earlier this week in efforts to put the events of last Saturday behind us. And to let her know how that affected you. Her reply telling me to “Fuck Off”, was not all that shocking. I literally laughed it off.

Honestly, I certainly did not envision the biggest fight of my life encompassing my Little Princess, two countries, a hostile & violent woman with her hostile family and friends. I go big or I go home I suppose. What can I say. All kidding aside, in reality this is what happens when as parents, we are not better judges in character. In there lies a paradigm because you are the most amazing person I know Sam. I would not change a thing about you. That’s the weird part. Without Adriana and I, you would not be you. Things never used to be this crazy. Everyone on this planet has flaws. Some more than others. And still, others are capable of changing while some are not. I have known Adriana over 7-years. I know her better than she knows herself. Some would argue as she gets older, her impulsiveness and bad decision making is getting worse. There are always consequences to everything we do in life, good and bad. Adriana hates being held accountable for anything. Which is why we have had to endure this hell. <SIGH>.

I cannot wait to see you in a few hours. I LOVE YOU SAM! I miss you a ton!