Harsh Realities

July 18, 2022

Whoever Gets There Next

Whoever gets there next, to the place above the clouds and the destination some call heaven, please find my mother. You’ll know it’s her because she has a smile that lights even the darkest places and an aura of pure kindness and compassion.  Please, when you get there, find her. Whoever gets there next, please tell her how much I love her. Please tell her…

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June 28, 2022

Help Her Heal

Her love is noticeable from the very first words of her email. She writes to me with few words but a bold request: “Help her heal. Please, help her.” This is what happens when you love someone so fiercely you can’t bear witnessing their pain and their heartbreak. She is writing out of both desperation and hope.  This woman is a stranger to me but…

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June 27, 2022

Will I Cry Forever?

She writes and asks, “When will I stop crying? Will I cry forever?” Immediately I wish I could respond with the answer she’s looking for, the one that she’s hoping I’ll provide. The one that would say, “Of course you’ll stop crying. Of course you won’t cry forever.” But those statements would be lies. They would hold zero truth and would be completely inaccurate of…

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June 23, 2022

I’m Angry She’s Gone

I’m angry but I’m not sure who or what I’m angry at. Grief brought a lot of emotions and anger was one that surprised me the most. It’s fierce and it’s mighty but I’m not sure who exactly it should be directed towards.  Am I angry at God? For not giving my mother more time. For taking an immensely faithful woman too soon— before gray…

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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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