Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again

By | June 28, 2019
Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again Author Kimberly Williams-Paisley
ISBN-10 1101902973
ISBN-13 9781101902974
Year 2017-04-11
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Three Rivers Press
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Many know Kimberly Williams Paisley as the bride in the popular Steve Martin remakes of theFather of the Bridemovies the calculating Peggy Kenter onNashville or the wife of country music artist Brad Paisley But behind the scenes Kim was dealing with a tragic secret her mother Linda was suffering from a rare form of dementia that slowly crippled her ability to talk write and eventually recognize people in her own family Where the Light Gets In tells the full story of Lindas illnesscalled primary progressive aphasiafrom her early onset diagnosis at the age of 62 through the present day Kim draws a candid picture of the ways her family reacted for better and worse and how she her father and two siblings educated themselves tried to let go of shame and secrecy made mistakes and found unexpected humor and grace in the midst of suffering Ultimately the bonds of family were strengthened and Kim learned ways to love and accept the woman her mother became With a moving foreword by actor and advocate Michael J Fox Where the Light Gets In is a heartwarming tribute to the often fragile yet unbreakable relationships we have with our mothers

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