Kimberly Simpkins has been married since September 1999 to a wonderful man with a not-so-wonderful illness that was recently changed from bipolar 1 to schizoaffective disorder bipolar type. He was diagnosed at age 16, long before we were a couple. Theye met when they traveled the world as missionaries with a Christian music group. Kimberly played violin, he played drums. Together, they have a lovely college student daughter who brings sunshine into their lives.
By profession, she is a violinist, violist and music educator. Her musical journey has taken her all over the world and given her rich experiences too numerous to recount. However, thus far her greatest, and at times most treacherous, adventure has been that of her family of three, as they navigate life in the shadow of her husband’s serious mental health challenges.
In the midst of the many joys and trials, the Lord has been faithful beyond measure. She hopes to share with you some of the ways in which God has met them in the darkness, and pray you will come away encouraged with the hope that He can do the same for you!