Someone Worth Missing, My Mother

August 12, 2020

I miss her. 

She’s been gone longer than I’d like to admit or internalize. She was taken far too soon. 

I still need her. 

I still love her.

I still long for her, cry for her, and pray fiercely that things were different. 

I miss her. 

She was living beautifully, with comfort and normalcy, and in an instant everything changed. In an instant everything was different. My world collapsed, my heart broke. 

I miss her. 

She fought hard, braved a long and challenging battle. She didn’t lose. She simply gave in to eternity and put her hope and faith into heaven. She gained wings as I was reduced to scattered pieces, raw and destroyed. 

I miss her. 

She’s no longer here. Her earthly body and soul have transformed into her forever being, embraced by God and held by Jesus. She is out of sight, but forever in our hearts. Gone but not forgotten. Beautiful pieces of her remain, they always will. 

I miss her. 

I always will. 

She’s someone worth missing. She’s my mother. 

xox, Chels

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  1. Shannon Fleet says:

    Please may I use this for our private widows page, I would like to change the she to he, as it’s our husbands, I will put your name as writer

    • chelseaohlemiller says:

      Hi Shannon! I emailed you about this inquiry! Thanks so much for reading my work and considering sharing with your group. I’m honored. <3, Chels

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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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