Harsh Realities

May 18, 2020

Lightening and Cuddles

I see the streak of light illuminate the sky. I hear the loud boom that follows. I sit and wait. I know what will follow.  Within seconds, I hear it. The scared little cry that streams through the monitor. You’re getting bigger every day, but these moments remind me of the tiny pieces of baby left in you.  I tell you not to worry, it’s…

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May 17, 2020

A Superhero on Camera

Today we captured a superhero on our security camera.  The kind of superhero that goes by the name of Teacher.  The kind of hero that works hard and with immense dedication.  The kind of superhero that possesses the powers to teach and also touch hearts.  A superhero who inbetween E-learning, and Zoom calls, sneaks over to houses to present little tokens of love for her…

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May 13, 2020

The Reopening of this House

The world might be reopening, but this house, our house, remains closed.  Not because I don’t miss family, friends, adventure, and the value of a moment.  Not because I don’t value relationships or get-togethers. Not because I don’t love fiercely and care deeply. It’s because I do.  I care immensely and with such intensity that staying tucked away, feels safe and right. I’m not ready…

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Our Mess. Our Safe Place.

I love this mess. I love this chaos. I love these little mess makers.  I don’t mind being locked away from the world with them.  The world feels scary. Here, together, we feel safe.  They drive me crazy, sure. They expend all of my energy, sure. But they also sprinkle love and joy and bliss everywhere they go. They make me laugh and cry and…

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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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