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

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September 13, 2017

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By Kimberly Williams-Paisley

You may know Kimberly Williams-Paisley as the bride in the 1991 Steve Martin remake of the movie classic Father of the Bride, as Peggy Kenter on Nashville, or the real-life wife of country music artist, Brad Paisley. But perhaps, her most challenging role has been that of daughter – when her mother, Linda was diagnosed with 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 story of Linda’s illness – called primary progressive aphasia – from its early-onset when she was 62. Kim chronicles the ways her family reacted for better and worse, and how she, her father and siblings dealt with the difficult diagnosis and its progressive attack, eventually finding humor and grace in the midst of suffering.

Where the Light Gets In is a heartwarming and loving tribute to the often-fragile, yet unbreakable relationship between mothers and daughters, and the exceptional challenges to that relationship posed by a diagnosis of dementia. It offers an intimate look at a family’s struggle with a life-altering disease and how it ultimately strengthened the bonds that held them together.

Kimberly Williams-Paisley will be the featured speaker at the 2017 Mistletoe Marketplace Ladies’ Luncheon and Fashion Show, Friday, November 3. For ticket information visit www.mistletoemarketplace.com

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