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September 23, 2020

A Love Like Ruth & Marty

As a romantic, it’s easy to get lost in Hallmark movies. It’s even easier to get lost in the love stories of real people. Real relationships. Real love. Real happy endings with a fairytale-esque love. The story of the Ginsburg’s had my heart captivated by a romantic story worth remembering.   The kind of love that has you falling deep for someone else while simultaneously inspiring…

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September 20, 2020

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September 19, 2020

RBG & Filling Seats

Putting politics aside, an influential woman has passed away. Ruth Bader Ginsburg, deceased. A mother is dead.  A grandmother gone. A friend. A wife. A sister. A person who made a noticeable difference. Have you forgotten those things?  How can you fill a seat that is still warm to the touch?  How can you fill a seat of someone that hasn’t even been laid to…

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September 18, 2020

Forms: Empty Spaces & Vacant Spots

Paperwork can be harder than simply filling out empty spaces and checking boxes. Simple forms can turn into soul crushing realities and reminders. When you’ve experienced loss and grief, it seems to show up in the most routine and unplanned places.  School paperwork.  Medical forms.  Extra-curricular paperwork. Order Forms. Tax papers. Library Applications.   Mundane forms suddenly become little daggers, poking both your heart and soul.…

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Releasing Balloons & Letting Go

Nowadays, people no longer release balloons when loved ones die. For a long time, people did. They sent balloons into the sky, hoping they’d reach heaven or anywhere above the pain, heartbreak, and loss. They sent wishes and prayers up into the air, watching until they were no longer visible.  A sentiment that makes complete sense for the lost and brokenhearted. When someone you love…

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

A thirty-something wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is a sappy romantic, coffee junkie, book collector, and person who wears her heart on her sleeve. She’s sarcastic, full of jokes, full of tears, and enjoys writing most when life gets messy or complicated. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. Through her grief journey, she decided to take her mother’s advice and share her writing with the world. One day she gained the courage to honor her mother's wishes and write. It turned out to be one of the best decisions she's ever made.

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