Brad Paisley’s Wife Chronicles Mom’s Dementia Battle in New Book
Brad Paisley’s wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, is releasing a new book titled Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again, a memoir about her mother’s battle with dementia.
Williams-Paisley is best-known for her acting roles in the Father of the Bride movies and Nashville. Behind the scenes she has been dealing with the devastating disease and its repercussions for years.
The book, releasing April 5, chronicles Williams’ mother Linda’s illness from its early onset at the age of 62 through present day, walking through the ups and downs of the painful journey of Williams-Paisley watching her mother gradually lose her ability to write, speak and even recognize members of her family. According to Williams-Paisley’s site, it shares 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.
As the memoir’s subtitle suggests, Williams-Paisley shares an honest look at how she learned to deal with the tragic loss of who her mother was, and re-connect and love the person her mother became. The touching story has been commended by many well-known figures in pop culture, as most people have known someone to be affected by dementia.
“Generous, human, and healing; that’s what this book is. Kimberly Williams-Paisley has invited us into her life and her family so that we may know ourselves better. By sharing her story with such vulnerability and honesty, she makes it accessible to everyone, with or without a personal connection to dementia,” Nashville star Connie Britton shares. “Through it, I had the experience of seeing my own family differently, understanding my desire to love more, and connecting deeply to my own stories of illness, grief, compassion, empathy, and redemption.”
Keeping his sense of humor intact as always, Paisley shared a link to the book’s page with his fans, confessing that Mrs. Williams was not always such a fan of his.
Paisley and Williams-Paisley have been married since 2003 and have two sons together, Huck and Jasper. Paisley recently wrapped up his Crushing It Tour, closing it out with quite a memorable moment on stage.
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