Hi I’m Aprille…

About Me:

I’m a 30-something millennial mom living in the Triad area of North Carolina.

My husband is a combat veteran who has an anxiety disorder. I am his designated caregiver and deal with secondary anxiety, adrenal fatigue, and severe food allergies. We have an active, adorable son who has ADHD and behavioral problems. We face a lot of challenges, but our love is strong.

My religious background is very conservative Independent Fundamental Baptist. Now, I consider myself to be in recovery from legalism, fundamentalism, and perfectionism. I’m still trying to figure out what I believe and what faith should look like for me. This blog is a huge part of my faith journey.

About My Blog:

Beautiful In His Time is a very personal space where my goal is to share my experiences of finding God’s beauty in my mess. I do this for my own personal growth, but also in hopes that I can encourage others to do the same: I hope that you, too, can open your eyes to the beauty that God has for you, in spite of your mess.

To learn more about my blog’s history, purpose, and mission statement, please read this post.

If you want to know anything else, please don’t hesitate to ask! Send me a message on Facebook, Tweet to me, or email me at aprille.beautifulinhistime@gmail.com. I’d love to hear your story!


  • Julie DeNeen

    Hey April, I found you through Cloudy with a Chance of Whine 🙂 I wanted to let you know if you’d like to join our bloggers group on Facebook, there are LOTS of helpful people for the new blogger. I see you are moving your site over, and it might help for you to talk to others. Anyway, you can friend me on facebook and then I can add you if you’re interested.

    You are going to love WordPress. 🙂

  • Michelle Allley

    Thanks for your comment regarding the Little Blue Truck! This post is very touching and I am thankful that I had the opportunity to read your story. I hope you have a lovely day and thank you again 🙂

  • Amy Beth

    Apart from the fact that you’re a little younger than me and are married with a kid (I’m still single) – we seem to have much in common. I too am on a grain free diet because of GI and autoimmune health issues, love Coke and dark chocolate, I was a music student (vocal primary) at my Christian college, and have also faced a long walk away from legalism (I’ve been enjoying reading through that series by the way). Keep up the great work!

    • Aprille

      Thanks for commenting! I’ve been blog stalking you for the last half hour or so and plan to do a lot more reading on your site! 🙂 Where did you go to college?

  • Susannah Faulk

    I’m so glad I fond your blog through Pinterest! Beautiful pictures! I look forward to reading and keeping up with the Donaldsons!:)

  • Lou

    Although I’m still wiping tears away from reading your blog,Im still so glad I stumbled across it while googling “why can’t I stop yelling at my son” Most of the time I cannot relate to the women who seems to have so much more going on.2,3 and 4 kids.That I can understand.But I only have the one.One magical boy that makes me feel so awesome and incompetent at the same time.Im 38 a single Mon living next door to my amazing parents and yet I cannot see the light at the end of my sleepless tunnel.My son wakes for hours through the night,every night for months and months.Weve been to endless doctors,I almost wanted something to be a miss to explain it all.Explain all the screaming in pain,The throwing himself onto the bed,the headbutting me,The anger,and at times i wonder who will win the screaming match,when i scream “what is wrong with you,I cant do this anymore over and over…….” only to hear banging on the ajoining wall of my parents with the swift text of “do you need help” How embarrassing to know that loosing it isnt quite behind closed doors and yes i need help,every, damn, night.But my parents especially my Mum gets tired from a night with my boy.(hes very very strong) so i cannot expect her to help me and i need to find a way to not “loose it” every single night.I may never know what’s going on and what’s causing pain,upset,the endless night wakings (I’m sure my screaming doesn’t help him mentally) However your post gave me hope,That some day,maybe not as soon as I hope for,this too shall pass.I just pray that I don’t mess him up in the mean time.And on that note my boy has woken crying and I must tend to him with whatever strength I have because as you say I’m a good mother,even if I don’t always believe it myself.
    All the Best

  • Haley

    I found your blog through Pinterest. I am in the mountains of NC and we are just starting this journey of figuring out the behavioral problems with our 4 year old. The doctor has mentioned ADHD and attachment disorder. We have some aggression issues as well. We are currently waiting for our first behavioral evaluation appointment.
    Thank you for documenting your experiences. I’m sure I’ll be reading more.

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