Harsh Realities

February 2, 2024

Groundhog Day: Grief & Shadows

Waking up to see if things might shift, if they might start to get lighter, only to live the same circumstances again and again– Groundhog Day. A cycle grieving hearts know all too well. For each day we wake up and relive the emptiness of our loved ones’ final days. Each day we wake up to realize again and again, they are still gone– still…

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January 29, 2024

Alone & Faithless

She left this world with an endless faith, while mine became broken and shattered. She taught me to believe in God’s love and his faithfulness. But in losing her, I couldn’t feel it so I believed it to be nonexistent.  I felt alone in ways like I’d never known before. I felt helpless and hopeless. I felt like He had abandoned my mother and betrayed…

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January 26, 2024

A Moment Too Big For Me

This moment is too big for me. No matter the challenges I’ve faced in life or the heartbreak, or the disappointments, this moment is simply too big for me.  No one teaches you how to watch your parent die. No one teaches you how to say a final goodbye– how to whisper words that feel like bold betrayal on your heart. No one teaches you…

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January 23, 2024

Darkness & Grief

It was dark. I can’t remember if it’s because I had pulled the shades closed to pretend it was nighttime, or if it actually was nighttime. The days after my mother’s funeral were a horrific blur of dread and disbelief. The days following a casket being lowered beneath the ground, shift you from numbness to feeling so much it’s as if your own bones, and…

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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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