Harsh Realities

November 8, 2022

Carrying Weight You Don’t Need

As the holidays approach she knows my heart is tender as we start to plan and prepare– a delicate perk of having friends that know you as intimately as family. I have tears in my eyes as I look down and say, “Grief is just so heavy, especially this time of year.” Without skipping a beat, she hugs me and says, “It really is. But…

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Until We’re Together Again…

Today as we left our house I looked at my favorite tree and felt a little sad. “Oh no!”, just kind of slipped out of my mouth as I realized all of the vibrant red leaves had all fallen off, leaving nothing but dark brown branches. My daughter leans in and says, “It’s ok! They’ll be back. They always come back.” It was simple and…

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October 19, 2022

I Can Only Tell You What It Feels Like

I can’t tell you how to fix your grief or how to overcome it but I can tell you what it feels like.  It feels like the air has escaped your lungs at a pace that you can’t recover from. Like you can’t breathe or move. Like you heart stopped beating when their’s did. Like what you’re experiencing isn’t survivable.  It feels like fear, anger,…

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October 13, 2022

Begin Again…

In the thick of my grief a friend courageously asks “What do you think your mom would want you to do?” Sincerely, I reply, “I wish I knew,” while delicately hiding the pain that comes from speaking this truth. My mother has been gone for years. I no longer get the opportunity to call and ask her advice or her opinion. Things are different when…

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

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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