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March 15, 2021

When Grief Calls: An Idea & A Picture

“Mom, are you ready to hear my idea?” I’m so busy and distracted I nearly dismissed his question and his need for attention.  He walks up to the blank living room wall and says, “Right here, Mom! My idea is to put Memere’s big picture right here. It looks like the perfect place for a picture and then we’d see her every day. I need…

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March 9, 2021

The Love of an Amazing Mother

I was blessed with the love of an amazing mother.  Not just one idolized after her passing. Not just remembered for her best and idealized for her goodness. But because she was actually a powerful, compassionate, warm and influential type of woman. The kind you were lucky to know and ever luckier to hold her love.  I was blessed with the love of an amazing…

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Dirty Couches & Ghostly People: A Story of Addiction

He lays on a dirty couch, miles from home. A place he chooses to be, surrounded by pills, inebriated people, and a lack of responsibility. At home, he would be wrapped in love and endless pursuits for change and healing.  He wants neither of those things. He’s found comfort and numbing in the pills, the patches, and the empty friendships that came with the previous…

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March 8, 2021

A Chapel and Prayers

The wooden sign said “Chapel”, with tears and without hesitation I walked in. It was dark and oddly peaceful, unlike the rest of the hospital.  I knelt on the bench and released everything I’d been holding tightly to for hours. My mother had needed lifesaving surgery to rid her body from the cancer that was overtaking it. She was now hooked up to endless machines…

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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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