Harsh Realities

February 3, 2020

From Baby to Big Sis

38 weeks pregnant, waiting on baby number two’s arrival, I sat there staring at my beautiful little girl. She was two and she was the smartest, most beautiful, and incredible girl I’ve ever known. Even better, she was mine. In just a short time our world would be changing. We’d be sharing the time with someone new, her brother. We’d be sharing our hearts too. …

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January 30, 2020

Three Days & A Wedding Dress

Three days before my mother died I was in a boutique picking up my wedding dress. The dress she helped me pick out just a month before. Back when she was walking around, healthy and happy. I never would have imagined that I’d be picking it up, alone. Even worse, that she’d never again get to see me in it.  Three days before my mother…

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January 28, 2020

A Conversation with Dad

We stood in the kitchen chatting between sips of coffee and bites of cinnamon-sugar toast. Laughing. Joking. Telling stories. Discussing life. Discussing loss. Reminiscing about my mother and how desperately she’s missed.  That’s when the conversation took a slight turn. My dad did the thing he always does before talking about something serious. He makes a sarcastic joke. The kind of joke that makes you…

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January 27, 2020

A Father. A Daughter. Gone.

I sit here reading all of the headlines. A star, dead. His daughter, dead. A husband, a father, a son, a friend, gone. A child, a daughter, a beautiful soul, gone. The shock of it all is intense. The empathy is heartbreaking. In seconds a woman lost the love of her life and one of her children. She will never be the same. What’s worse,…

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A 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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