Having an 'imperfect' child gave me gifts beyond measure
Vancouver, Washington (PRWEB) March 19, 2016
Rene Steelman announces the arrival of her new book ‘Heaven Sent & Bent’, available in paperback and eBook through Amazon and retail outlets. The first-time author wrote this book to share the story of her life’s greatest gift and greatest challenge. Rene’s sixth child, TJ, was born with Cerebral Palsy and other health challenges. Raising a child with disabilities taught Rene the lessons of perseverance, patience, faith, and learning to seek and accept help from others.
“Having an ‘imperfect’ child gave me gifts beyond measure,” Steelman says, adding that a child with multiple health issues will challenge one's faith, marriage and patience.
‘Heaven Sent and Bent’ is receiving rave reviews from mothers and authors who believe that while motherhood is one of the hardest jobs on the planet, it is also one of the most important ones, as well. The book shares some of Rene’s favorite scriptures and inspirations that has offered her comfort and support. Her son TJ is now 30 years old. The book discusses and shares with readers the grief and acceptance in realizing how the dreams and fantasies a young mother once had were dashed and replaced with another lifestyle that requires ongoing resilience, strength, faith, and humor.
‘Heaven Sent and Bent’ is funny, irreverent, and a learning tool for women of all ages to learn the lesson of accepting life’s challenges with grace, faith and humor. For media inquiries, contact Diane at info(at)inspiredmc(dot)com
About the Author
Rene Steelman is a professional speaker, radio show host of Heaven Sent and Bent, writer, blogger and the mother of six children. A veteran of the US Navy where she served as a photographer, her love of visual art led her to a quasi-career in interior design until the call of her true occupation, motherhood, demanded full attention. Rene writes a regular blog that can be found at http://www.HeavenandNot.com
Rene was recently nominated for the ‘Pebble Rebel’ award by a committee of the Women’s NW Festival 2016 for her community service. Rene volunteers for the local Oregon and Washington chapter of the United Cerebral Palsy organization and donates to the national chapter through The Steelman Family Foundation (http://www.SteelmanFamilyFoundation.org), a family nonprofit organization that she and her husband founded to help other families with children of disabilities acquire wheelchair accessible vans.
She and her husband live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and take advantage of all it has to offer, including a great airport where they can leave the rain occasionally.