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AA 2024.03.29 Letter to my Abducted Daughter Alexandra on her Ninth Birthday, 2024.04.01.

My Dearest Alexandra,

Do You Remember Dad - Best Social Justice Film

Do You Remember Dad – Best Social Justice Film 2024

As the sun rises on a significant date in the calendar, it marks the ninth Birthday of my beloved Daughter, Alexandra. However, this day is not just another milestone celebration; it is a poignant reminder of the seven years that passed since we were torn apart by circumstances beyond Papa’s control.

Alexandra with Anthie' celebrating her Birthday 2017.04.01

Alexandra’s last birthday celebration together on 2017.04.01, seventeen days
before the Abduction of her and her sister Anthoula on 2017.04.18.

On this bittersweet occasion, I find myself compelled to pen this letter to my abducted Daughter, a testament to the enduring love, cherished memories, and unwavering hope that have sustained me through the long years of painful separation. This letter serves as a beacon of light in the darkness, a message of love and longing carried across time and distance, reaching out to my precious child who remains deeply missed and fervently loved.

Alexandra and Anthoula two days before their Abduction on 2017.04.18

Alexandra and Anthie’ watching a movie in their room two days
before they were Abducted on 2017.04.18.

As the world celebrates another year of Alexandra’s life, Papa’s heart aches with longing and love.
The bittersweet mix of joy and sorrow fills the air, reminding me of the years lost and the memories waiting to be made. From your first steps to your contagious giggles, each memory is a spark of light in the darkness of your absence.

Through bedtime stories and whispered secrets, a bond was forged that time nor distance can sever.
Each day without you is a mountain to climb, a void that echoes with your smile, laughter, and warmth. Without your presence, life’s trials seem heavier, the burdens harder to bear without you by my side.

Though a thousand kilometers may separate us by cruel individuals and an ongoing war in the center of Europe, the thread of love binds us together, unwavering in its strength. As another year passes, the hope of reuniting with you and your sister Anthoula, dear Alexandra, burns brighter, fueling my dreams of holding you close again and embracing you both before my life candle burns out.

Alexandras last Birthday together 2017.04.01 before the Abduction

Alexandra’s last birthday celebration together on 2017.04.01

Papa is navigating life’s challenges alone and facing uncertainty with courage as he steps into the unknown future. Remember that courage is not the absence of fear but the strength to face it head-on. You and your sister have already shown immense bravery, and I know you both will continue to do so with grace, my cherished children.

The unanswered questions and lingering uncertainty can weigh heavy on our hearts. It’s natural to long for answers and closure, but amid uncertainty, may we find solace in the love and memories that bind us together, Alexandra.

Our faith can be a beacon of light in the darkest times. Let it guide, strengthen, and remind you that you are never alone or forgotten. Believe in the power of hope and the resilience that lies within your heart.

Resilience is not about bouncing back from difficulties unscathed but about growing stronger through adversity. You have shown remarkable resilience, and it will continue to be your armor in facing whatever challenges come your way.

My dearest Alexandra, your spirit shines brightly even in the darkest of times. May these words of strength and encouragement serve as a reminder of the love and unwavering support that surrounds you, no matter where you are.

I Love You with all my Heart

I Love You with all my Heart, Alexandra

Though our paths may diverge for a time, let us hold onto the belief in the possibility of reunion. The distance between us cannot diminish the bond we share, and the hope of being together once more fuels our spirits.

On this special day, I renew my vows of eternal love and devotion to you, my precious Alexandra. No matter the challenges we face or the distance that separates us, my love for you will always remain steadfast and unwavering.

As we navigate through the unknown and the hardships and obstacles that may come our way, let us keep the flame of hope burning bright. It is a beacon of light that guides us toward a future where we are reunited, stronger, and more resilient than ever before.

As I gaze upon the stars tonight, I whisper a silent prayer for your safety, happiness and return into my waiting arms. Though the road ahead may be fraught with uncertainty, know that my love for you knows no bounds, and my hope for our reunion burns ever bright. Until the day we are reunited, my sweet Alexandra, may you carry the warmth of my love in your heart, guiding you through each passing day. Happy Ninth Birthday, my dear Daughter. You are deeply loved, always and forever.

This letter is meant for you, my dear Alexandra, and hopefully, you will be allowed to read it. Do not worry about me. Despite the pain in my heart from our painful separation, I am fighting harder than ever.

I Love You To the Moon and Back

I Love You To the Moon and Back

I want you to know that Papa’s love for you has never wavered, despite what others may try to tell you and Anthoula. No matter how vehemently some may try to erase me from your memory and deny you of your Hellenic heritage, know that my love for you both will endure for eternity.

My Love for Anthie and Alexandra

With all my love and unwavering devotion,
Papa

Father of Anthie’ and Alexandra
Stockholm, 2024.03.29
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