April Kidwell
About the Author

April is a writer, story coach, and ovarian cancer warrior. She writes contemporary romance sprinkled with history for the waiting heart. She is married to a Science geek, is the mother to two grown children, devoted to her six four-legged rescues, and lives in beautiful Central

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  1. Thank you for letting us into your story, April. And thank you for letting us share it on (in)courage. Beautiful, powerful perspective. Grace to you, as you continue to live your faith.

    • I appreciate being able to share my story. I hope to encourage and uplift others! Being called to be brave doesn’t have to mean a cancer journey, and it is my prayer that women will know they are loved and accepted no matter what path they are on.

  2. April,
    This was so beautiful! I’ve been down that road, too. When my hair fell out I was devastated. But you are right, we are so much more than hair, or body size, or clothes. We are His beautiful daughters. Thanks for reminding me today. ❤️

  3. Raw, personal, and beautiful. Thank you April.

    How different our relationships would be — with others, and with ourselves — if we could see as Jesus sees

    • Right?!! Too often we focus on the wrong things (looks, status, or what have you) and forget to see with God’s eyes. We live in a broken world, but can shine his light in the dark!

  4. Such a great reminder of where our identity and worth come from! Thanks for your vulnerability and willingness to share your journey.

  5. Full of hope and grace while we read that we are so much more then our hair. I was moved as I got a glimpse of personal story of healing of a warrior. This story is short and is a must read. Thank you for letting us experience your journey with you.

  6. April,

    Thanks for sharing such an intimate story of your life. I could see myself in there with you. Growing up I never really knew who I was. Didn’t fit in with the “in” crowd at school. Never truly had an identity. For many years I didn’t like how I looked or talked. Born with punctured ear drums didn’t speak until 3-4 yrs old. Fast forward many years now I see myself as God does. A woman of immense inside beauty. One who has a caring heart & loves to help others.

    Chris Tomlin has a song out “Be the Moon”. It talks about wanting to reflect God’s light on a dark world. That is what I hope to do. My identity is in Christ alone.

    Blessings 🙂

    • There are so many ways the world tries to tell us we do not belong, but there is peace in knowing that God created us as a reflection of who He is. We are his masterpieces. May you be greatly blessed as you continue to reflect His light!