4-years, 10-months, 26-days into Samantha’s abduction (part 1)

Adriana Coronel Tenorio, Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel, Atlanta Braves, Axel Alvarez Coronel, Axel Coronel, child abduction, Dodger Stadium, Jiu Jitsu, Los Angeles Dodgers, Lupita Tenorio, Maria Guadalupe Tenorio Toledano, Marsha Tenorio, parental alienation, Sandy Kofax, soccer, Tommy Lasorda

Sunday, October 6, 2013: Hi Sam! Wow! What a day it was yesterday. I was on such an endorphin high Sam, I could care less the border wait was almost 3-hours. It was so great to see you. I stood there in line with this smile on my face the whole time. I did not write in your journal until right now. Taking the moment in. I am having one of my famous allergic reactions to the Santa Ana winds this weekend. It’s so dry that my allergies go ballistic this time every year. I don’t even care about that. That is how much spending time with you meant to me. It’s been too long. I am in the parking lot of Dodger Stadium sitting in traffic going home. They just finished playing Game 3 of a playoff series against the Atlanta Braves. Dodgers won 13-6. I was wondering how long I was going to be able to hold out with the allergies. They came on strong too. I made it through. Dodger’s royalty was in attendance and we got to meet a couple of them before the game: Tommy Lasorda and Sandy Kofax. Legends of the game. It was a great experience.

As good as the game was tonight, yesterday was like winning the World Series. I met Lourdes, Flor (Lourdes’ assistant) and the court representative at their office. We made it to the house right on time. I don’t know if Adriana Coronel Tenorio (AKA Adriana Howitt Coronel, Ari Coronel, Ari Coronel Tenorio, Ari Howitt, Ari Howitt Coronel) was expecting us or not, but everyone was there. It did not take long for things to get interesting. Adriana and Maria Guadalupe Tenorio Toledano (AKA Lupita Tenorio, Marsha Tenorio) did not disappoint either. They did exactly what we thought they would do. Maria Guadalupe told us that you did not want to come downstairs. The court representative told her to bring you downstairs or she was going to come upstairs. So, we started rolling video. As Maria Guadalupe was making her way back upstairs, Adriana shouted up to you “Sammy, Brian is here”. Everyone’s head’s turned. “Brian is here?” That is child abduction brainwashing 101: do not call Dad “Dad” Call him by his first name especially when they are trying as hard as they have been to have you call someone else “Dad”. In legal terms it’s called Parental Alienation. A term you will hear a lot of from now on. Not just by us, but by all the judges moving forward. Anyway, it’s all on video Sam.

It’s interesting, they knew we were rolling video and they still could not help themselves. That is what makes this so incredible.

You came down in a few minutes, dressed in your soccer uniform. Everyone mentioned how beautiful you are. They could not get enough of you! As your real Dad, that never gets old to hear Sam! Never. You were very nice and friendly to these people. For a few minutes a little shy with me, but it did not take long for you to come around. I sat on the floor as you sat in Adriana’s lap to talk about your soccer team. You mentioned how this was your first game and you choose number 18 because number 8 was taken already. Then you showed me the backyard. Gone are all the barnyard animals. It’s just Foska and a parakeet, for now. Everyone could tell you were happy to see me. From there it was not hard to ignore Adriana, Maria Guadalupe and Axel Alvarez Coronel (AKA Axel Coronel). It was all about you.

As I helped you feed the parakeet, you told me that Adriana and Maria Guadalupe do not say nice things about me. I told you that it only matters what you think of me because unlike them, I have never lied to you and I never will lie to you. I asked for a big hug, which you game me. With it came a big kiss and told you that I love you more than anything in this world, which is true. You are my world Sweetheart. I asked you what soccer practice is like compared to ballet. You said that it’s a lot like jiu jitsu and ordered me to do 20 sit-ups. It was funny. So, I did my sit-ups. Half way through them, I grabbed you and held you up as I did them. You were laughing and giggling the whole time. Inside I could hear Adriana and Maria Guadalupe going off on Lourdes and the court representative. Adriana and Maria Guadalupe were literally yelling at them. They do realize that the court representative is there to report back to the judge everything that goes on in that house, right??? Then again we knew that they would act this way. One thing Adriana and Maria Guadalupe are finding out, is that Lourdes does not mess around. She means business. So does the court representatives. Adriana and Maria Guadalupe are finding that out the hard as we stay outside.

We make our way back into the house and Adriana tells us she has errands to do with you before your game. Lourdes mentioned that she could do her errands and she could leave Sam with all of us at the house. Adriana said “no way”. Lourdes mentions that she is going to have to talk to us sooner rather than later. This situation has gone on for almost 5-years and it’s time for her to grow up. Adriana sat there in complete silence staring at the floor. At the same time, Maria Guadalupe failed to see the gravity of the situation and kept spewing her men-hating venom. Making her and Adriana look horrible in front of the court representative, again.

In the interest of keeping you calm, we agreed that we would meet you at your soccer game. Adriana and Lourdes exchanged cell phone numbers and away we went. Maria Guadalupe whisked you upstairs so fast we were not able to take any pictures or even kiss you good-bye. You did hear us leaving and you did say “good-bye Dad”. Adriana saw us trying to take pictures of you. She tells us, “no more pictures and no more video”.

Lourdes responded with,”are you trying to hide something Adriana?”