Harsh Realities

August 2, 2020

Turning Into Your Mother

It’s official. I have turned into my mother.  I say things like, “Because I said so”, “For Pete’s sake”, and “If I have to ask you one more time!?” I cook dinners in Crock-Pots while yelling “Don’t make me come up there!” Usually followed by the motherly counting, “1-2- don’t you dare make me say 3!” I’m constantly asking my children to turn off their…

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The One Who Took the Reins

Technically she’s my aunt, my mother’s sister. Although, growing up people always thought we were sisters since we were closer in age than her and my mother. Either way, those titles don’t describe the beauty and blessing of that relationship.  She’s a friend. A listener. A supporter. A confidant. An encourager. She’s a shoulder to cry on, a faithful person to pray for me and…

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July 29, 2020

Keep Showing Up, They Need You

She texted to say the treatments were no longer working. That her precious mother was in the fight of her life, with no medical cure or sustaining treatment. Her text was brave and faithful and full of hope. She’s an incredible woman. I read the words as tears slid down my face. My heart prayed for different answers than the ones she had just sent.…

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July 27, 2020

A Love Better Than They Dreamed

She would meet him in the midst of chaos and transformation. She would meet him with lessened faith, and even lesser hope for romance.  She would walk into the restaurant cautiously optimistic. She couldn’t have predicted the man who would walk up, and even better, the priceless outcome that would come of it all.  As he walks up, she can see him through the window.…

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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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