I am most definitely purchasing your book through Amazon. I first viewed this program last year when our family moved for a similar reason. Then again tonight.
My father was murdered in the States, after being an advocate against exact kidnappings. Our family had properties in the bordering Mexican town, where we were all raised. I share your beliefs, as my father was always vocal, and even was responsible for putting away some kidnappers. Unfortunately, this caused my fathers murder. For two years we tried to continue with our lives, but living in fear was something I do not wish on anyone. My father’s name was Mario Espinosa Lobato, and like your family, he was a legacy of his own.
Anyways, listening to your story has brought me some type of peace, almost like a connection. No one understands the anguish, the sleepless nights, and the fear that cripples our bodies and minds….
I was always so proud to say that I was from Mexico, and yet this country took my father in the most horrific way. I refuse to go back there, if we have legal documents to sign we arrange for meetings at the International Bridge. How crazy that seems to so many people. But we end up traumatized in so many ways.
I am a firm believer that God will protect us, and without this we would all be dead inside. I don’t know if I will ever hear from you, but know that I am praying for your family. That everyday is a new and hopeful day. Everything else, the houses, the lifestyles we may have lived, mean nothing in comparison to the safety and happiness of our family.
Dear Jayne – I just saw a rebroadcast of the Dateline show featuring your and your husband’s ordeal. It was horrifying. My heart goes out to you and your family. Did your husband’s employee who was also taken ever get released? His part of your story haunts me. Please let me know if he is OK. God bless you all. B.R.
Thank you for your message. Our former employee being taken was a devastating part of the ordeal, but did have a happy ending. We were in negotiations for his release, but the kidnappers feared being caught in the end, so they released him when we least expected it. He returned, unharmed to his family after 2 1/2 months of captivity.
Hello, my name is Dina Louro McNulty. I was up watching TV last night, when I came accross a documentary on MSNBC regarding a man having been kidnapped and his wife trying to free him… It caught my attention, but little did I know how this would impact me. A picture of Eduardo came on the TV… and I just froze….!!!!!!!!!! this gentle soul, a friend from years ago (whom I had lost contact) was the VICTIM OF THIS HORRIBLE ABDUCTION????? Oh Jayne,, all I have to say to you is you are a most extraordinary woman.. and I know why Eduardo fell in love with YOU.. If there is anyway to get this message to Eduardo.. please have him contact me… I cried yesterday and am crying while typing this message…
I watched a re-broadcast of the Dateline program today, having seen it when it first aired. I rarely contact anyone I don’t know after reading/watching/hearing a story, but I cannot stop thinking of your ordeal. I am a retired high school English teacher. I have read and taught many profound stories of love and tragedy, yet I am left with the feeling…for the second time…that I have just heard the most poignant love story of all. I thought of writing to you when I first saw this program, but didn’t. Tonight, as I sit here some eight hours after the program concluded, my mind keeps returning to thoughts of you and your family. The love between you and your husband resounds in my heart. How brave you both were, and your children as well! I hope this moment finds you content and safe somewhere. Please know how your lives, and the courage it took to share them with us, have effected so many people you don’t yet know. I wish you every success with the book, but mostly I pray for you to live long and happy lives together, You both are testimony to the power of love.