August 1, 2014

Monday Evening Thread: True Love

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Detroit Lions’ Jerome Harrison leans on ‘Diamond’ wife throughout recovery from brain tumor

 

Jerome Harrison delicately walked toward the restaurant door as his wife parked their SUV.

His smile arrived long before his hand grabbed the entrance handle.

A few moments later, Michelle, his wife who he has been close with since they met at Kalamazoo Central High School, arrived beaming brighter than the sun behind her.

“This is my wife, Diamond,” Jerome said.

“You can call me Michelle,” she quickly replied.

Jerome’s nickname for his wife is playful, but the veiled meaning is appropriate.

A diamond is one of the hardest natural substances on earth. It is harder than the majority of minerals on this planet. Even though diamonds can be broken, they still remain valuable.

Nothing better describes the woman who was informed her husband had been traded from the Detroit Lions to the Philadelphia Eagles, but later learned he might die from a brain tumor.

She put her career on hold to spend every day in the hospital with her husband while six months pregnant with their second child. When medical personnel told her not to have high hopes for her husband’s recovery, she had faith when most people had doubt. It was Michelle who fought her husband’s depression when he didn’t want to live. When Jerome did not have control of his lower extremities, Michelle is the one who patiently wiped him everyday.

“That is pure amazing,” Jerome said. “At the time, I was an independent brother, so if she supported me, so what? If she didn’t, so what? But to see somebody have your back like that? It is amazing. No matter the scenario, she is going to be there, whether you like it or don’t like it. My wife is going to be there.

“You learn how to appreciate it. She doesn’t know this, but there have been many a day that she has kept me going when I wanted to give up. That’s what can’t be expressed. You can’t put a dollar amount on that.”

Read the rest of their story here.

  • PBomb

    I saw their story being highlighted during Thanksgiving. Very touching…

  • Miranda

    rolandsmartin‏@rolandsmartin
    the busiest person on TV today? @GroverNorquist. He’s desperately defending his anti-tax pledge on nearly every network. Did he eat lunch?
    _____________________________________

    Barack Hussein Obama took a bulldozer to the whole GOP apparatus..this is wonderful to watch.

    http://assets.amuniversal.com/fddc9b7015590130feb5001dd8b71c47

  • Miranda

    Jesse Rodriguez‏@JesseRodriguez
    NBC News: Amb Susan Rice will head to Capitol Hill this week to meet with some senators on Benghazi

  • GreenLadyHere

    Good Evenin’ miranda/POU FAM♥- –***BIG HUG*** :>)

    Awwww- —***tears* — -annnd ***smiles*** – -

    - – — TRUE BLACK LOVE♥- -- – - -Saaaaaaang. :>)—

    - — “You learn how to appreciate it. She doesn’t know this, but there have been many a day that she has kept me going when I wanted to give up. That’s what can’t be expressed. You can’t put a dollar amount on that.”

    - – —– PRICELESS!!- – -:>)

    THANK U 4 this. :>)- -BEYOND EMOTIONAL —:>) – - -

  • lamh36

    What’s that they say about Karma??? Oh yeah, “She’s a bitch, yo”.

    Mitt Romney share of popular vote officially rounded down to 47% and more votes in Dem states still being counted. So that number is likely to still go down to lowere 0.000 digits.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/11/26/1164808/-Mitt-Romney-47-percent-watch-47

  • Alma98

    What a beautiful story.

  • lamh36

    ..Ok, I bought a Kindle Fire. Now what…LOL?

    • rikyrah

      OK,

      you gotta tell me what you like about it.

      what are you doing with it.

  • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

    What a beautiful love story! :-)

  • gc

    Oh God, I relate to that story in so many ways. My deepest appreciation for posting it. I pray for all the best for these fine people.

  • sagittarius

    Evening, Fam!

    I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday. Now – this is ride or die! Go on, Diamond Michelle! Wishing them the best!

  • Lisa M

    It looks like Ed is already getting started on hatin’ on the President based on what he doesn’t know about the fiscal cliff. Ed and Bernie Sanders need to go sit down somewhere. He gone try and go all in on PBO half cocked. But then that’s what the PL do. Gets the hell on my last nerve.

    • Kennymack1971

      And people are already starting with the whining and BS. I swear some people never get tired of being wrong.

      • Ebogan63

        I am not havin’ it on Twitter! These clowns WILL get they azzes chin checked!

        • Kennymack1971

          And they have been on that bullshit tonight. You would think they’d learn by now but no.. Same old shit. These preemptive freak out sessions are beyond tiresome. And you know who the number one culprit was.

          • Ebogan63

            I am beyond tired of her bullshit, she and others need to stop taking their cue from fucking Ed Schultz

          • Kennymack1971

            She got her butt told tonight so now she’s offended. The routine has gotten old. It’s good more people are not playing this ‘talk me down’ BS. If you want to freak out go freakout by your damn self.

          • GreenLadyHere

            hEEY Kennymack1971. **BIG HUG*** :>)

            - –THIS ->These preemptive freak out sessions are beyond tiresome.

            – —RESURRECT – –THIS!! – –
            -DEY – -BEYOND P-I-T-I-F-U-L!! – - -geesh!

            Jus’ CAIN’T GET OVA dat –MELANIN — HUH!? – –

            Good 2 C U Kennymack1971. :>)

      • Ebogan63

        I am not havin’ it on Twitter! These clowns WILL get they azzes chin checked!

    • crazycanuck

      What are those losers on about now?

  • sagittarius

    OK – anyone who didn’t expect the Halle Berry/Olivier Martinez/Gabriel Aubry drama to escalate beyond hot mess rachetness after the judge’s ruling, take one step back because you’re already behind.

    • Miranda

      ROFLMAO

      • crazycanuck

        Any man hooking up with Halle Berry, all i gotta say is RUN, RUN LIKE THE WIND

        • rikyrah

          BWA HA H AH AH AH AH

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      I saw pics of Gabriel’s face. Man, Oliver whooped his arse!

      Why were they fighting?

      • Miranda

        Oliver wanted to talk to him and Gabriel didn’t wanna hear what he had to say…..and then it went down! LOL

        • crazycanuck

          Why was he getting involved in something that is between Halle and Gabriel. Halle planned this shit.

          • vulcan_girl

            Uh-huh. Right down to the missing security video.

          • lamh36

            wait, so the security video is missing too? Yeah that heffa so planned that shit.

          • vulcan_girl

            It’s missing according to this story. If it’s not missing, and Gabriel’s guilty, show it!
            http://m.nydailynews.com/1.1208377

          • lamh36

            yep, read my response, we see eye to eye CC

        • lamh36

          Miranda girl, now you know that unless u trying to start mess, then u ain’t gonna have ur current BF/GF drop off or pick up your kids by themselves from the baby daddy/mommy unless u trying to start some shit!

    • lamh36

      Here’s what I think, Halle Berry is getting all the drama back from all the drama she gave to her exs, I bet Dave Justice and Eric Benet are real glad right now they are done with her crazy azz.

      I see Gabriel got his ass beat (if he had only took the time to read Olivier’s wiki page he’d see his dad was an amateur boxer and obviously taught his son well). But here’s my issue, now Halle know that her ex and her “fiance” don’t get along. I come from a family of “exs” with children if you will, and the first thing you don’t do is have your current boyfriend/girlfriend drop off or pick up your child with your past baby daddy/momma who you been and still are beefing with, by themselves unless you trying to start some mess.

      All Halle had to do was go outside pick up the chile from the driveway and say buh-bye baby daddy. Instead, she lets her BF who already pissed at ole dude for causing his baby (Halle) pain go out their and rightly or wrongly mouthed off to the baby daddy. Ya’ll know Halle knew what the hell was gonna happen, she probably just didn’t think that ole boy was such a punk that he would start some shit just to wind up getting the beat down.

      Don’t even get me started on how you gone have a baby for some dude who you now say is prejudices. Wait, so all the time before he laid it down he never said anything bigotted? Naw son,

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – -BWAHAHAHA! – - – -a SISTA-NINA TURNER SAYIN’: – - -

    – — Grandma said: U can put a LIE in the water 5 minutes BEFORE da TRUTH – –BUT — –da TRUTH – –WILL – - -CATCH UP!!- — LOL – -

    Seeee- — -LOL – –U KNOW SHE – — SPOKE TRUTH!! -LOL – -

    – -LUVIN’ – -Sista-Nina. She –is my — SHE-ro!! – - -

  • goldenstar

    MSNBC is reporting that the Acting CIA Director is accompanying Ambassador Susan Rice to meet w/ the 3 Rethugs tomorrow. This means something: do not mess w/ PBO.

    • Miranda

      Is that lil jon hollering in the background?DON’T START NO SHIT WONT BE NO SHITDON’T START NO SHIT WON’T BE NO SHIT

      • Kennymack1971

        LOL!!!

      • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

        LOL!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – – -YA KNOW – - -All one can do is post this; without any expectations of da TRUTH. – —***sigh***

    – –Egyptian President Morsi Agrees To Limits On Decree – -

    – - – -Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi on Monday agreed to limits to his controversial decree that set off a wave of protests in the country, the New York Times reports.

    According to the Times, Morsi reached an agreement with judicial authorities that will subject most of his actions to “review by the courts.” Morsi’s original decree, made last week, would have exempted his edicts from any judicial review.

    – — – This –UNREST — has been goin’ on – –4-eva. – - —

  • Miranda

    So I’m not watching any politics tonight and according to my timeline that is the best choice I’ve made today. So MSNBC is in full emoprog mode huh? They’re in complete bitching and moaning free-for-all I hear.

    • http://pragmaticobotsunite.blogspot.com/ Sepia

      What are they whining about now?

      I guess it’s all a part of Phil Griffin’s plan to not be the liberal version of Fox.

      • Miranda

        Apparently the emoprogs already hollering about Social Security being up on the chopping block as if they have totally forgotten the words that came forth from PBO’s mouth. They are really just bitching to hear themselves bitch. Its a sickness.

    • TyrenM

      Except for Nina on Ed, I don’t blame u. Rachel pissed me smooove the fuck off. On some Reagan, Nixon, Wilson had bad 2nd terms…so Obama…

      Just stop.

      • Miranda

        The PL and emoprogs are completely useless….smh…utterly useless.

  • rikyrah

    this is a beautiful story. thank you for sharing it.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - -SAD MEMORIES –that HONOR: – - -

    – —New Yorkers mark 6 year anniversary of Sean Bell shooting – — –

    – - – -November 25th marked the six year anniversary of the shooting death of Sean Bell.

    Mourners gathered in Jamaica, Queens to remember the 23-year-old who was killed by police on his wedding day.

    Bell was out celebrating at his bachelor party with friends when they were stopped by undercover police after leaving a club. The police officers opened fire on the car, unleashing 50 bullets, killing Bell and seriously injuring two others. Bell was unarmed.

    William Bell, Sean’s father, told NY1: “Every day around the 25th it’s the same. It seems like it just happened.” He continued: “It don’t go away that easy, you know, and that’s the sad thing about it. Every year around the same time it just like, it really gets to me.”
    THERE Is MORE —[Annnd NO ONE is SERVIN' TIME!!]

    – - -RIHEP – –SEAN BELL – - -CONDOLENCES 2 FAMILY.FRIENDS. AMEN

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda — – - -***sigh*** – - -Here’s ANOTHER GROUP —-

    — -WHO NEEDSTA – — -LET! — -IT! — GO!! – LOL

    – - –Supreme Court revives challenge to President Obama’s healthcare law – –

    – — -The Supreme Court revived a legal challenge to President Obama’s healthcare law on Monday, saying a lower court can consider a challenge to the law’s individual mandate.

    The court — with the blessing of the Obama administration — revived a suit filed by Liberty University. When Liberty’s case reached a federal appeals court, the court said it could not rule because of the Anti-Injunction Act, a federal law that bars lawsuits against new taxes before they have taken effect.

    But when the Supreme Court heard its landmark healthcare case this past March, it specifically said the Anti-Injunction Act did not bar challenges to the individual mandate, which takes effect in 2014.

    So Liberty had asked the high court to send its case back to the lower court for a new hearing, since the rationale for declining to rule had been overturned. The Justice Department had signed off on the request before the justices granted Liberty’s request on Monday.

    The court’s decision Monday is purely procedural and does not indicate that the justices believe Liberty is likely to win on the merits. The lower court will still be bound by the Supreme Court’s decision upholding the healthcare law as constitutional. – –
    THERE IS MORE — –DRIVEL – — –geesh!

  • lamh36

    Here’s what I think, Halle Berry is getting all the drama back from all the drama she gave to her exs, I bet Dave Justice and Eric Benet are real glad right now they are done with her crazy azz.

    I see Gabriel got his ass beat (if he had only took the time to read Olivier’s wiki page he’d see his dad was an amateur boxer and obviously taught his son well). But here’s my issue, now Halle know that her ex and her “fiance” don’t get along. I come from a family of “exs” with children if you will, and the first thing you don’t do is have your current boyfriend/girlfriend drop off or pick up your child with your past baby daddy/momma who you been and still are beefing with, by themselves unless you trying to start some mess.

    All Halle had to do was go outside pick up the chile from the driveway and say buh-bye baby daddy. Instead, she lets her BF who already pissed at ole dude for causing his baby (Halle) pain go out their and rightly or wrongly mouthed off to the baby daddy. Ya’ll know Halle knew what the hell was gonna happen, she probably just didn’t think that ole boy was such a punk that he would start some shit just to wind up getting the beat down.

    Don’t even get me started on how you gone have a baby for some dude who you now say is prejudices. Wait, so all the time before he laid it down he never said anything bigotted? Naw son,

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – –WAY-ELL — — -DUH! – - -Like WE di-ent KNOW. – –LOL – -

    – - -Florida Republicans Admit Voter Suppression Was The Goal Of New Election Laws — -

    —-Floridians endured election chaos and marathon voting lines this year, largely thanks to reduced early voting hours, voter purges, and voter registration restrictions pushed by Republican legislators. In an exclusive report by the Palm Beach Post, several prominent Florida Republicans are now admitting that these election law changes were geared toward suppressing minority and Democratic votes.

    Former governor Charlie Crist (R-FL) and former GOP chairman Jim Greer (R-FL), as well as several current GOP members, told the Post that Republican consultants pushed the new measures as a way to suppress Democratic voters. Crist expanded early voting hours in 2008 despite party pressure, but Gov. Rick Scott (R-FL) targeted early voting almost immediately when he took office in 2011. Scott’s administration claimed the new laws were meant to curb in-person voter fraud, despite the fact that an individual in Florida is more likely to be struck by lightning than commit voter fraud.

    Current party members and consultants confirmed the motive was not to stop voter fraud but to make it harder for Democrats and minorities to vote:

    Wayne Bertsch, who handles local and legislative races for Republicans, said he knew targeting Democrats was the goal.

    – –SNIP – –
    Update
    African American pastors in Florida said they were “appalled but not surprised” at the Post’s report. One Jacksonville pastor said, “Even while cloaked in the dubious language of ‘voter fraud,’ the real reason for these measures was always clear. African Americans in Florida knew that, and we fought back – by voting.”
    —-

    REPEAT: – - African Americans in Florida knew that, and we fought back – by voting.” – — HAH!

    – - – -LOL – - TELL THOSE – -RE-THUCKERS –Antoine. — -LOL

  • lamh36

    I see the usual suspects are trying to talk BWD down from again. Talk about the Albert Einstein definition of insanity (doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results), what is the point since you’re gonna be having the same damn conversation next time.

    SMDH!

    Good night guys

    • Ebogan63

      I ain’t I’m tellin her to go f off!

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - WOW&1/2!!! – — SHE’S — -BEEN — AWESOME! – –:>) – -

    - – - -Seven Photos Of Susan Rice In High School -

    — —The possible next Secretary of State was a three-sport athlete in high school at Washington’s elite National Cathedral School. In high school her nickname was Spo, which was short for “Sportin.” Rice played basketball and was the school’s star point guard. She was also her class president and valedictorian.

    – —YES! U! R! — -AWESOME! :>) – - -

  • qosine

    Beautiful story of Thanksgiving. So much love.

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda- — -2 MORE SONGS come 2 mind.: –

    - — — – —– –***tears** annnd ***smiles**- – – -

    — —THIS. -AMEN – - -

    - –Annnnd –He’s – - – -MY HUSBAND. — -AMEN. :>)

  • GreenLadyHere

    miranda – - –LOL. – - -COMEDIC — SLAM!! :>) – — -

    – - –Open Thread [By Bluegal aka Fran] – - -CLIFF DIVING – -

    – — ***shakin’ my head*** — -LOL

  • GreenLadyHere

    – -<b) – –MAY U have –BLESSED SWEET DREAMS. ♥– ♥ :>) – -

    — —-”2-DAY was a — -GOOD DAY! :>) -WE -Had a CHANCE 2 do some RIGHTEOUS –CALL! OUTS annnd SMACK DOWNS!! LOL- –

    – - -Continue 2 PRAY 4: – –MR. PRESIDENT/VP Biden as the Move FORWARD – - ->; – –the STORM VICTIMS/1st RESPONDERS; – - -the ECONOMY/PEOPLE; – –EACH OTHER♥ – - –

    – - — Caribbean Christmas[@ caribbeanobserver. :>)] – -

    – - – - – -UNTIL THE MORNING LIGHT! ♥ :>) – - -

  • Camille

    Still so amazing and consistent—Barack Obama is a very lucky man!

  • Camille

    Impressive!