‘In Darkness And In Light’ | Modern Love 7


Nicole Kear seems like any other young mom — balancing career and family, rushing from activity to activity, and working to keep her marriage strong.

But Nicole has another challenge. She’s slowly going blind.

This week, her Modern Love piece, “Together Always, In Darkness and in Light,” is read by Tony Award-winning actress Patina Miller.

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