Rick and Karen Santorum’s inspiring story of life with Bella, their special-needs youngest child
Four days after Rick and Karen Santorum welcomed their eighth baby into the world they were given the devastating news that their little girl, Bella, was going to die. The full story of life with Bella has never been told until now. This inspiring family memoir explores what it means to embrace and celebrate the life of each person, and find hope, even in the midst of painful challenges.
Bella’s Gift is the story of how the entire family came together to love and care for Bella and how God strengthened them during the storms and blessed their family with grace, peace, and joy.
Searchingly honest, faith filled, and surprisingly joyful, Bella’s Gift is a loving, lived-out testimony to the truth that everyone counts, even “the least of these.”
|Contributor(s)||Rick Santorum , Karen Santorum , Elizabeth Santorum|
|About the Contributor(s)||Rick Santorum
Rick Santorum, a native of Pennsylvania, was a candidate for the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2012. He served in the House of Representatives from 1991 to 1995 and in the Senate from 1995 to 2007 and is the author of several books, including the 2005 New York Times bestseller It Takes a Family . Rick’s most important role and love in life is being a husband and father.
Karen Santorum, one of twelve children and a former neonatal nurse and attorney, received a bachelor of science in nursing degree from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and worked for several years in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Her juris doctorate degree is from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she was a Law Review member. Karen is the author of two books, Letters to Gabriel and Everyday Graces: A Child's Book of Good Manners. Karen and her husband of almost twenty-five years, Rick, are the parents of eight children: Elizabeth, John, Daniel, Gabriel, Sarah Maria, Peter, Patrick, and Isabella. Her greatest role and love in life is being a full-time mother at home. According to Karen, "There is no greater joy in life than to be a mother. It is the most important job I will ever have."
|Publish Date||Feb 10, 2015|