Happy Birthday Pumpkin!

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It’s my daughter’s birthday June 20th and I want to wish my sweet Pumpkin a happy birthday – I miss her so very much. I love her to the moon and back.

This is the third birthday I am forced to miss and I pray that I never miss another one again. It breaks my heart that I can’t be there for her today, but I’m doing everything possible to get the Truth out so I won’t be forced to miss another birthday, ever.

The last birthday I was able to have with Alexandria was a special pool party sleepover that was a big hit. I know she had a great time because she and her friends kept telling me so. I remember how excited and happy she was that day, she would wrap her arms around my neck in the pool claiming, “that’s my Daddy, that’s my Daddy'” as me and the other fathers were tossing the kids into the air at the pool. Oh, how I love my kids and love being a great Daddy!

If I could talk to Alexandria now, I would tell her that I miss you so much sweetheart and wish we were together on your special birthday as you become a teenager. I promise with all my heart that I am doing the best I can to make things right again so we can all be together again, happy and enjoying each other.

We can’t control what others say and do around us. We can control how we feel, how we love and what we pray and wish for in our own hearts and minds. I hope your birthday wishes and prayers come true for you.

Words cannot begin to describe how much I miss her and her brothers and sister.

I’m always keeping you in my thoughts and dreams and of better, happier times together real soon.

I love you so much Alexandria, my pumpkin, my darling sweetheart.


Your Daddy!


A Hug, a Kiss, I Love You, Good Night

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On this FATHERS DAY, a special shout out to Thomas Zerbarini and his beloved kids – Mathew, Alexandria, Theresa and John.

It’s been 1643 days since Tom last gave his children their nightly kiss, hug, and an “I Love You” in person. But Daddy hasn’t missed a night yet. He still prays and holds his kids close every night before bed and, in his heart, he holds his kids and whispers his love in their ear.

Hatred, Lies and Darkness have kept them apart physically these past four years, but we will never give up until Truth and Love win the day and Tom(Daddy) gets to hold his kids again.

Tom’s great passion was his flying until the day he held Mathew in his arms, his sweet, handsome young man. Then, his proudest accomplishment was being “Daddy.” It only grew stronger when Alexandria came along, his “Princess.” Theresa was like an Angel, an amazing gift. And John just made the family perfect. The final member of the Rock Band!

On this day more than most, We weep for what was stolen from these precious children. The years, their father, their innocence, their lives, their home, their friends. All because hatred and deceit saw an opportunity to use vicious lies to destroy a good man for selfish ends. They’re still doing everything in their power to destroy his life and reputation, but they can’t take away a Father’s love for his children.

Thomas loves his kids more than life itself. He would give up anything to keep them safe and happy. He loves them unconditionally – no matter what they must do to or say to keep themselves safe. NOTHING could ever make him Love his kids less. No matter what happens and how long it takes, Thomas will NEVER give up on his kids!!!

The sweetest Father’s Day was that last one. 2013. The “double surprise” Fathers Day on his layover in S Carolina. It was awesome because they just hung out, window shopped, had ice cream and dinner, kids waving to Daddy in the cockpit as he taxied the jet for takeoff.

Daddy Loves you Mathew, Alexandria, Theresa and John. He will never stop loving you and he will never stop fighting to hug you, kiss you, and Love you, goodnight.

I Love my Kids!

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I Look forward to the day I can hold them in my arms again! I will fight until my last breath to make sure they are safe, loved and blessed with the opportunity to grow into amazing adults. My kids know the Truth – that their Daddy loves them and is fighting for them every day! I still have FOUR (4!) years of Christmas/Birthdays to share with them! No lies, no matter how staunchly put forward will overcome Love and Light!Apple Phone 1027

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Happy Thanksgiving everyone.

I wanted to wish my family, friends and especially my four beautiful children a very Happy Thanksgiving.


I am so thankful for Matthew, Alexandria, Theresa and John. I am honored and blessed to be their Father and to have them in my life. Each of them have touched and changed me the day they were born. Their presence in my life has touched my heart and soul and made me want to be the best Father and person. They are great kids and we have a wonderful life and future ahead of us.

Here’s one of our favorite things to do around Thanksgiving…

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It’s been a while since we’ve been there, we always had a blast together

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Thomas Zerbarini


What is the health requirement to be a commercial pilot?

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In the United Sates the FAA sets parameters for three levels of Medical Certification of Certificated Pilots. Third, Second and First. You can find a synopsis of medical standards at the FAA’s medical examiners website.

Synopsis of Medical Standards – Revised April 3, 2006:

Summary of Medical Standards

Visit the FAA website links below for more information on the requirements and duration of these three medical certifications.

Third Class Medicals:

Until recently, the FAA has required private, recreational, and student pilots, as well as flight instructors, to meet the requirements of and hold a third class medical certificate. They are required to complete an online application and undergo a physical examination with an FAA-designated Aviation Medical Examiner. A medical certificate is valid for five years for pilots under age 40 and two years for pilots age 40 and over.

Beginning on May 1, pilots may take advantage of the regulatory relief in the BasicMed rule or opt to continue to use their FAA medical certificate. Under BasicMed, a pilot will be required to complete a medical education course, undergo a medical examination every four years, and comply with aircraft and operating restrictions. For example, pilots using BasicMed cannot operate an aircraft with more than six people onboard and the aircraft must not weigh more than 6,000 pounds.

For Second and First Class Medicals:

§61.23 Medical certificates: Requirement and duration.

Thomas Zerbarini

Happy Birthday Theresa, My Sweet Pea!

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Thomas Zerbarini’s precious Sweat Pea Theresa Zerbarini.

Today is my Sweet Pea’s 8th birthday. I wish I could tell her Happy Birthday and give her a big hug and kiss from her Daddy. I miss her so much I’d scoop her up, hold onto her all day and just talk about anything and everything we’ve missed and all the fun things she wants to do and see.

Her Daddy has a broken heart and tears up with Love and sadness when he thinks about her, how much he has missed. I last saw my precious Theresa when she was 4 years old. The last words I have heard her speak are “I Love my Daddy and I miss my Daddy.”

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Theresa, Tom and the kids rough housing in the Living room.

Theresa was always so energetic, happy, laughing and joking around with big grinning smiles. Now, all I see in pictures is a drawn face and sad disconnected smile. I’m sad too Sweat Pea; I’m looking forward to turning our frowns upside down real soon. Your Daddy never forgot you or gave up on us. I know it’s been so long, frustrating and confusing for everyone we have to patient and steadfast in our resolve. I love my children too much to make hasty mistakes.

I have the truth and facts in our favor and we simply have to be patient. Get ready because there is a super bright light at the end of this tunnel for all of us.

I Love you so very very much my Sweet Pea, my tiny Theresa! She always has and always will have a special place in my heart and soul just for her.

Theresa and Daddy together
Theresa and Daddy at the Smith 50th posing for a group photo.

From a Loving Grieving Father–Theresa’s Daddy

Thomas Zerbarini Children on Fathers Day!
Thomas Zerbarini Children on Fathers Day in South Carolina.


Happy Birthday Matthew, Kiddo! My Son!

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I miss my boy immensely. I want to wish him a very Happy Birthday from the warmest center of my heart. I keep him and his brother and sisters in my heart and thoughts daily.

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My handsome boy, Thomas Zerbarini

I deeply love my son, my heart hurts to be separated from him and his brother and sisters, especially for this long. I wish Matthew the happiest Birthday wish a Father could wish his son. I’m so proud of him and his accomplishments at school; and, his taking care of Alexandria, Theresa and John…I know he is because that’s the kind and caring hearted person he was, going above and beyond to help others and make them feel better.


The best Birthday gift I can give him now (besides the cool Robot kit) is the assurance that I LOVE him dearly and I’m standing up to the Bullies that have ripped us and this family apart–We will be reunited soon; and, we’ll have the rest of our lives to make up and rebuild all we have lost, including:

  • Our talks, helping him through life ups-and-downs, like battling evil forces…
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Matthew light saber fighting with Darth Vader with Alexandria and Thomas Zerbarini
  • Helping him with school and relationships, school can be fun you know…
Here comes the bus...
Here comes the bus…
  • Teaching him to drive the Golf Cart and eventually his own Car…
Our Golf Cart, Thomas Zerbarini
Our Golf Cart, Thomas Zerbarini
  • Teaching him how to fly and take care of airplanes…
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Great Day for Flying! Fueling up in Alabama. Thomas Zerbarini
  • Our BIG hugs and just spending fun time together…


  • Our missed vacations Skiing, Water Park, Camping, Sailing, and just being adventurous, like when he and everyone came to work to surprise me on Fathers Day…


  • Seeing him perform and compete in school events, swimming and Cross Country running. I look forward to recapturing and making new memories with him.

Even as I write this, I know those surrounding him have stepped up their pressured influence, manipulation and continued mantra of untrue statements. They will continue to say things like “your Dad’s a manipulator,” and, “your Dad will lie and say anything…” and, “there’s something broken in his head,” even, “Daddy did this to us, it’s all his fault…” Those and all their hateful statements are simply untrue. I am firmly planted in the truth and I relish the day I will prove it to him and his siblings this December.

If I could, I would share with Matthew a statement from a young teenage girl that was ripped from her father. During a divorce, the other parent wanted full custody and control over the children. The teenage girl was coerced by surrounding family members, therapists and social workers. The conflicting feeling inside her to what they were saying  eventually helped her realize that the truth resided in her. So, she wanted to share something very important to other kids dealing with the same thing she went through…

Advice from an Alienated child...
Advice from an Alienated child…

All my LOVE Matthew, I miss him so very much!