3-years, 6-months, 4-days into Samantha’s abduction

Adriana Coronel Tenorio, Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel, Christmas, Father’s Day, Supreme Court, Yazmin Saad Guzman

Monday, May 14, 2012: Hi Sam! I am writing with mixed emotions today. I was not able to see you this week because of a work engagement. I am starting a new company and the biggest industry expo was this past weekend and in order to get it launched properly, anyone who is anyone had to be there. It turned out to be an amazing event. More on that later on. I will make this up to you. What’s important is that it was planned and  knew I was not going to be there. Not sure how she was going to twist the story, however everyone who was around me this weekend asked about you. That makes me feel good. When you were abducted, people from all over North America showed their support for me. The amount of support lifted us up and carried us gracefully through the grief and through the pitfalls of every twist and turn. I think about you and talk about you constantly with no problem. I see parents with their children constantly and it never gets to me except Father’s Day, your birthday or Christmas. The first person to call me Dad was you. I miss that so much. It consumes me to the point of breaking out in tears sometimes. Maybe over time that will go away. It helps that Adriana lost another appeal in the Supreme Court. That is good news. Time will tell if that is the change agent that points us to a compromise. I LOVE YOU SAM!