Harsh Realities

February 25, 2022

Her Mom

He held his drink and smiled as he said, “Her mom is the nicest.” Like a punch to the face, his words stung. They shouldn’t have because she is nice. She’s beautiful and she’s great. She’s like my mother. But that’s the problem, since losing my mother, it’s hard to hear statements like this.  Not only because they’re laced with “is” instead of “was”, like…

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February 17, 2022

Fragile Memories

I close my eyes and I can easily remember what it feels like to be hugged by her and warmed by her love. If I keep my eyes closed and take a deep breath I can still remember the way she smelled of cake batter and crispy bacon. I can remember the wrinkles on her hands and the way she would laugh when something was…

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What Happens Next- Decisions with the Final Days

You are not powerless, though it seems that way right now. The latest diagnosis, test results or news is bad. The reality is that someone you love is dying and you know it, even if you don’t want to accept it or acknowledge it.  Ready or not, the future will progress and so will the outcome the doctors have predicted. As someone who lost my…

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February 14, 2022

Celebrating Love To and From Heaven

Love is different when you know grief and loss but different isn’t any less meaningful. It isn’t less important or less potent. It’s simply unique, in a way that only you can understand. In ways the world couldn’t comprehend, because it is yours and yours alone. Unless an outsider knows love after death, they can’t possibly imagine what it feels like. Love is different when…

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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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