To the friend that just lost your mother,
There are no words to heal the pain and sorrow in your heart.
There are no words that can comfort your soul.
This heartbreak is unique. It will shatter you and leave you breathless. But you already know that. You felt it the moment she slipped from this earth.
Your life will now be motherless. It’s a different kind of life from here on out. It doesn’t matter if your mother was young or old, the pain is the same. It’s excruciating.
You’ll learn that the world will keep moving but you’ll feel like you’re detached from it all. After-all, how can things keep going when your world is shattered and still.
You will be broken. You will hurt. You will miss her so fiercely that you become a different version of yourself. The you without your mother.
Eventually you’ll get up. You’ll find strength and comfort and healing. But you won’t find a cure for the brokenness. It stays with you always.
I hate that we share this heartbreak. I know the hurt you feel and wish I could help soothe the pain, even for a moment.
Find comfort knowing that you grieve intensely because your love and bond was powerful and pure. After-all, grief comes from love.
You had the love of your mother, and she may be gone, but that love will always remain.
Praying fiercely for you as you enter your grief journey. It is unique to each person and a token of the love you shared so beautifully.
Wife, mother and educator who has Indiana roots and a passionate spirit. Chelsea is married to the love of her life, Justin. She’s the mother to a kind-hearted daughter named Hattie, a rambunctious son named Hutson, and the baby and “Grand Finale” of the family, a son named Hyland. Chelsea recently left her job as a special education teacher in Indianapolis to become a stay-at-home-mom. Little did she know she'd soon be led back into the classroom. She recently accepted a position with Anderson University supervising student teachers. She has a deep love of teaching and has always enjoyed helping inspire students. She is a Ball State graduate but an Indiana University Hoosier at heart. Chelsea’s mother is her inspiration, as she always encouraged her to write. In 2017, Chelsea's mother passed away. She decided to honor her mother's wishes. She started writing and sharing it with the world. It was one of the best decisions she's ever made.