Earlier this month, Brad Paisley's wife, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, released a book titled Where the Light Gets In: Losing My Mother Only to Find Her Again, which details her mother's heartbreaking battle with a rare form of dementia.
After years of noticing some unusual behavior, Kimberly's family learned about Linda's condition in 2005. Linda originally wanted her family to stay quiet about her struggle, which is why Kimberly hasn't been able to open up about it until now.
The past few years have been a trying time for Kimberly, but as she told People, she has been able to push through thanks to Brad's support.
"He's been amazing," she said. "More than anything, he keeps me laughing. That’s the best...He's just seen me at my worst and handled it so well."
Now, Kimberly has finally been able to come to terms with her mother's condition, and feels comfort in knowing she is being well taken care of in a long-term care facility. Still, Linda's experience has caused Kimberly and Brad to develop one big fear about their future.
In an interview on TODAY to talk about her new book, Kimberly shared how her mother's diagnosis caused her and Brad to worry about their own mental health in the years to come:
"We worry about [dementia] happening to both of us; it’s in both of our families. But we’re just trying to have those kinds of honest conversations that I wish I’d had with my mom, about what we want to have happen if that is the situation."
Even though Kimberly is worried about what the future may have in store, she knows that she can always count on Brad to help her through the tough times.
"I'll have moments where I just completely break down," she confessed. "I can't handle it anymore, and there he is to hold me, and more often he's there to make me laugh in the middle of a really hard day."
You can watch Kimberly's full interview in the video below.
It breaks our hearts to hear about everything Kimberly and Brad have been through these past few years. But we know that no matter what, they two of them will always be there for one another.
We'll be keeping Kimberly, Brad, and their family in our prayers.
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