Harsh Realities

January 11, 2023

There You Are

Oh, there you are. I should have known. You told me you’d never fully leave me and that you’d remain with me always. I should have trusted you. I should have known. Grief made me doubt. It made me hesitate.  But, there you are. Not because I see you or because you’re physically here but rather because of the promises you made to always be…

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January 3, 2023

When Miles Don’t Matter–A Daughter’s Love

She got the call every daughter dreads. The one that ends in a rush to get to an ailing parent. The one that signifies borrowed time and immediate prayers. She drops everything to get home to her hospitalized mother.  As she tries to leave, her flight is canceled. She books another, it gets canceled too. She does this again and again until she realizes she…

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December 16, 2022

Carrying a Heavy Load: Grief & Love

He hasn’t found love yet in his life. He’s known brief infatuation and fleeting sparks of adoration but he hasn’t found that life-changing, ‘bend down on one knee’ type of love. And as he sits here talking about the person he hopes to one day find, he says, “I doubt I can find anyone that would want me now….I carry a heavy load of grief.”…

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December 12, 2022

Grief & The Holidays– Wishing the World Knew

She’s holding a fresh loss, while mine is much more distant, because of this she leans on me for advice from time-to-time. It’s such a delicate honor and responsibility. I know her heart is fragile because years after losing my mother, my heart is still fragile too. Silently I pray for the wisdom and comfort she seeks while she tearfully tells her current ache and…

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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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