Rick Jacobs and his wife, Susie, were enjoying the perfect life: happily married for more than twenty years, four healthy children, a successful family business, and a seemingly bright and happy future. In late summer of 2001, their idyllic world was shattered when Susie fell victim to a massive heart attack at the young age of thirty-nine. Though she survived, Susie suffered brain damage that left her forever disabled and unable to care for herself or her family. Rick's sudden role of caregiver to his wife and, essentially, single parent to his children challenged him beyond anything he had ever known. Adding to his ever-increasing stress was the ordeal of filing for bankruptcy and the loss of their cherished family business and weekend cabin retreat. Finding strength from within, his family, a special friend, and, especially, from God, Rick persevered. Slowly, he was able to move on, put the past behind him, and once again experience joy in his life. Life Has Begun, the sequel to Let Life Begin, details the remarkable journey of Rick and his family as they move beyond tragedy to healing through love, tears, and prayer.