Harsh Realities

July 28, 2022

If I Cry, It’s a Beautiful Thing

They ask about her, my mother who passed away years ago. Before I answer their questions, I remind them as my eyes fill with tears that if I cry it’s actually a beautiful thing. I remind them that I love talking about her, and if I cry it’s ok, and to please not shy away or be afraid that they’ve made me upset. Crying isn’t…

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Someone Waiting For You

I’m floating. Everything is white. It’s all cliche but I’m too joyful to be bothered with that fact. I’m happy and free and rising higher with each second. Before I have a chance to become overwhelmed with confusion, I’m met with Him— God, the creator I’ve questioned so many times in my life.  He welcomes me with the most loving embrace I’ve ever known as…

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July 27, 2022

The Same God

The God that called my mother home before we were ready is the same God that sent me the love of my life.  The God that didn’t save my mother from a ghastly disease is the same God that gave me the title of mother and tiny blessings to go with it.  The God that didn’t answer prayers for my mother‘s healing is the same…

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July 19, 2022

A Woman that isn’t My Mother

He tried to prepare us for this moment but truthfully there is nothing that can prepare you for this kind of ‘meet and greet’. She walks in with a shy smile. The only things I know about her are the things he’s shared— the highlights, her best qualities, the things that caught his attention.  She might be really great. She might be a wonderful person.…

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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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