Losing More Than Her…

August 21, 2020

The day my mother passed it was as if a million things went with her. Some large, some small. All noticeable, all missed.

It wasn’t one singular thing or being that vanished. So many things disappeared with her.

I lost my mother.

I lost my friend.

I lost my lifeline and my lifeguard.

I lost my peacekeeper. 

I lost pieces of my heart and fragments of my soul.

I lost my biggest fan and my loudest encourager.

I lost my creator and intricate pieces of my existence.

I lost tradition, faith, comfort and peace.

I lost the composition of my planned future, both memories and moments.

I lost someone special and something special. 

Both the person and the relationship.

I lost the insight and influence of the greatest woman I’ve ever known. 

Many things went with my mother the day she left this earth. In losing her, I lost myself and a million other tiny things that could never be replaced.

When someone you love dies, you lose more than the person. You lose their love, their light, and the many blessings they brought to the world.  

xox, Chels

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3 responses to “Losing More Than Her…”

  1. Tonya Hannah says:

    I lost my mother exactly a month ago today at 247pm. It has not gotten any easier, but seems harder day by day. I read many quotes you have written and they really touched me and explained how I feel.
    Thank you so much

  2. Cynthia says:

    This is so true. It emphasizes all the nuances of my loss. My mom lived with me all my life (63 years), and losing her is enormously painful. It’s so hard to believe I’ll never see her again! Talk to her!
    Thank you.

  3. Ann says:

    I lost my mother 7 months ago and it is harder for me too every day. I feel lost

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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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