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April 7, 2021

Dear Beautiful Girl with a Mother in Heaven,

Beautiful girl with a mother in heaven, there are some things you should know in the blossoming months ahead. As the world prepares for Mother’s Day you are reminded that your mother is no longer physically with you, as if you ever had the ability to forget. You are reminded of the hole that is delicately placed in your heart. You are reminded of the…

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April 5, 2021

Lessons on the Way to a Funeral

I’m tearful as I slump into the car heading towards the funeral of my sweet friend’s mother. Even though I have been in her shoes and know pieces of the experience she is surrounded by I can’t find words worthy enough of being said when I see her. To be honest, I considered skipping this celebration of life and this intimate time of mourning. After…

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March 31, 2021

When They Don’t Get to ‘Ring the Bell’

As I scroll Facebook I’m constantly drawn to the emotional posts and videos.  You know the ones I’m talking about, the posts that even before you click, you know there will be tears and a twinkle in your heart. The kind of posts that make you feel, effortlessly and intensely.  Today I’m drawn to a video that shows an older woman in a wheelchair. She’s…

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March 24, 2021

Presence of Grief & Imprisonment of Grief

The presence of grief is unavoidable, but the prison of grief is optional. Simple statement, hard path and perspective to follow. However, it’s one we must remind ourselves of daily and seek with a fierce determination.  Grief entered our lives and caused immense pain and involuntary change. We are now forced to live with both of those realities while also reminding ourselves of the blessings…

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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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