Harsh Realities

November 23, 2021

Why Doesn’t God Heal Everyone?

My social media feed has been filled lately with the obituaries of people I once knew. In the last week I’ve seen the deaths of both the young and the old. Death does not discriminate. The common theme in each death has been cancer.  As I look at the pictures of each beautiful soul who left too soon, standing next to their family who is…

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November 18, 2021

The Chair Is Not Empty

The chair isn’t empty, though it may look that way. It’s simply filled with a capacity that I cannot understand or visualize.  Her chair looks empty, but it is not. It is still filled with her presence and her love. People act like because her physical body is gone, every aspect of her is gone too. That couldn’t be further from the truth. She remains,…

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November 15, 2021

Enough is Enough

One day she found herself in the hospital demanding “Enough is enough.” The treatments were no longer bringing her extra life, instead they were negatively impacting the fleeting life she had left. Her cancer was unbeatable. There was no longer a treatment or a cure.  Instead of enduring painful medical plans that were no longer working she knew when to stop. So at that moment,…

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Still Her Daughter

Why is it that I find myself desperately needing to remain her daughter? She is my mother, always. I am her daughter, always. Her exit from this earth can and will never change those truths, so why do I find myself chasing after them? I am still her daughter.  Even those words together seem unfitting and flawed.  Daughter, still.  Still her daughter.  How is it…

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November 10, 2021

Exquisitely Tender- Stepping Into My Pain

I think about you a lot. You see, you were a compassionate soul that got caught in the middle of my exquisitely tender heart. You were a bystander that became engulfed in the reactions of my pain, a pain that I was trying so desperately to hide from the world. You had no idea the rocky road that I was trying to walk on, or…

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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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