Welcome to My Crazy Life
Hey friend! My Name is Kimmy Durham. Whether this is your first time getting to know me, or we have been friends since my last name was Spriggs, I am so glad you are here. In case you are new around here, I am going to try to summarize the insanity that is my life in as few words as possible.
First thing you need to know? I am all in for God. He has proven time and time again that He has my back, no matter the situation I find myself in. I don't know how anyone could look at my life, see the things I have made it through, and not give all the credit to a God who loves me and provides in my moments of need. When I say I am all in for God, I mean it. I have spent several years of my life with ministry as my full-time vocation. In fact, at one point in life, I dropped everything, moved 500 miles away, and dedicated two years to an internship college program at a church in Sacramento, where I met and fell in love with my wonderful husband.
That's the next thing you have to know about me. I am a newlywed who is head over heels for my hunky husband. I mean, look at that picture at the top of the page... be jealous ladies. Did I mention that he is a musician? Not only can he play several instruments, sing, and lead worship, but he produces music in his spare time. Oh, and the only thing he loves more than me is Jesus. Could I have gotten any luckier?
My husband and I currently live in Dallas, Texas where I work as a performing arts teacher for kids through a Christian Theatre company. The performing arts have been a huge part of my life since I was a toddler, and I have made it my mission to bring the church and the arts together in hopes of changing the world. I know, pretty ambitious of me, but I think life is more fun that way. The struggle is, I've run into roadblock after roadblock on the way to achieving my goals.
Here's where things get interesting...
I am chronically sick. I have a couple of different chronic illnesses that I have to live with and monitor regularly, and that effect my day to day life.
The photo of me in that stunning green gown was taken one day post my most recent of many surgeries. This hospital stay was brought to you by a little known disease called Psuedotumor Cerebri. What the heck is that? Well if you look at the roots of the words, Psuedo generally means something fake, we all know what a tumor is, and Cerebri is having to do with the brain. Put that all together and what do you get? Fake Brain Tumor Disease! (Okay maybe I'm the only one who calls it that...) That is a super simplified way of talking about it, but it helped me understand what I was dealing with.