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Good for the heart news. --nines
It’s the “Diamond in the Ruffino” family!!What an awesome story!
I lost faith in humanity a long time ago, people like this lady are rare
Where is the father?
Where is either husband?
I'm wondering that too.
Anon@4:41 - Maybe he's dead. Anon@5:23 - You don't see a guy in the picture? Hint: He's the one wearing a tie.
Amen Brother, amen.
That's a good question.
That is great, but where are her own kids in the "new" family photo?Jerry
My aunt and uncle adopted my uncle's sister's five kids after she died and her husband was in prison. This was along with the four of my aunt and uncle's own four kids. All nine of them turned out well with good jobs and good families of their own and my aunt and uncle are proud of each and every one of them, their kid's kids and grandkids.
Did she adopt the hubby as well? PaulB
No hubby, Diamond was a single mom. To me that means unfit mother. Most women worth marrying are taken by 25.
You're fucking joking, right? Did you ever stop to think that some women are single mothers because their husbands turned out to be a piece of shit as time went on? Or they're widowed? Or maybe they got pregnant and decided against an abortion?BTW, Lisa's daughter is a single mother and she's a wonderful mom, better than most married women I've run across.Maybe you should do a little research like WiscoDave and Rastapopoulos did in this thread before you get all fucking judgmental and show your ass.
Folks, this is, according to my dad's definition he explained to me back in the early 70's, the definition of a friend. The word get thrown around too often for what really should be called "acquaintances", but this girl here is a true "friend". Very touching story.
When I joined the Navy my dad a 26 year fleet Master Chief gave me a bit of advise I have never forgotten. You are going to have lots of buddies, pals, and shipmates...however you are only going to have one maybe two true friends in your life time. I have found my two, one unfortunately took his own life, it absolutely crushed me, it was very sudden and he was suffering from a fatal condition. My second friend has been by my side through my battle with cancer which they have told me is terminal, they gave me several weeks maybe a month maybe two, I am 5 weeks into it and Davie and I hope we can prove them wrong. Navy EOD .
@JSG: Shit. I am very sorry to hear that. I hope you and Davie prove them wrong too.And sorry to bring this up, but do you have an advance directive (what kind of care you want) set up -- on paper and legally witnessed? AND make sure that someone you trust has medical power of attorney to speak for you in case you can't do it for yourself. (Because I've seen advanced directives ignored. A person must have not just an advocate, but a fierce advocate who will NOT be pressured or browbeaten, in today's F'd up medical system.)-M
Rather than contemplate all the veriables that I have not the answer to. I think I'll just go with, damn good lady. Good story.
Adopting husband is pictured.They already had two girls, and the placement is temporary until finalized.The Birth father was divorced when the youngest of the adopted girls was born, and it is claimed he has not seen his youngest daughter, has not been part of their lives, and wasn't there for his daughters at his ex-wife's funeral. The adopting couple are inspirational. Her as she lives to her promises made to her dying friend, and he as he opens his home to four more daughters. Good people, good story from sad circumstances.
Thanks for taking the time to lay it out for us.
That story brought a tear to my eye. Sounds like the girls’ natural father is a real piece of crap.
Wirecutter, I am a burn out. Don't really trust anyone outside of family, and a couple of friends. I generally anticipate the worst from folks, and then they meet my expectations. So, thank you for this. I suppose my allergy meds chose *this* moment to fail me.
My Good Morning Posts are my favorite ones to do.
I'll bet that in three months or less the hubby is going to drive into a bridge abutment at 90 mph, exhausted from working three full time jobs in order to support wifey and all those kids. I don't know how good his employers' insurance policies are, but I doubt they cover that many kids, especially when they are not his own. I'm cynical enough to have to wonder if wifey will take out an insurance policy for when her husband dies?The other possibility is that we, the taxpayers, are footing the bill for this clownshow..
Sheesh, nothing like looking on the bright side. If he adopted them, they are now his kids and will be covered under his insurance. Get a grip. You don't know what the guy does or what he makes. They don't look like "go to Wal-Mart in pajamas and fuzzy slippers" types. The guy could be a surgeon for all you know.
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