Harsh Realities

May 4, 2024

For the One Carrying a Broken Hallelujah This Mother’s Day

No one that was there that day knew I was grieving more than the death of my mother. No one present at her funeral knew I was broken in the grief of losing her, and also shattered by the reality that I had coincidently lost my faith, too. It felt like the foundation of who I was and what I believed had been stolen right…

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May 3, 2024

Gardens & Missing You

I saw an older lady today, about the age you’d be if you were still here. She was outside in her garden, pulling weeds, planting— busy at work. It made me think of you. It made me miss you. It reminded me that on a day like today you’d probably be doing the same. Your yard was always blooming with beauty. You’d have a smile…

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April 23, 2024

Some Days

Some days you need her more than others– all days you need her.Some days you feel as though she was just here, others as if she’s been gone for as long as you can remember. Grief is transformative and tricky like that. Some days you look around and see her in everything– as if she’s just left the room, or even, dare I say, still…

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April 8, 2024

When Darkness Consumes the Light

The entire country is consumed with talking about today’s eclipse. I live in Indiana, a state on the path of totality– a place where the light will diminish and darkness will take reign. Who knew the symbolism between grief and this unique phenomenon? A moment when darkness consumes the light. A moment when a shadow, an obstruction, completely changes our view– our perspective. A moment…

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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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