Harsh Realities

July 28, 2019

Making Memories Without You

You left this earth. We weren’t ready. Years later, I still get confused about how we live a life and reality without you. Years later, I’m confused how we are here, making memories without you. I never thought you’d be missing all the fun, the laughs, the moments, the adventures, the trips… But here we are, making memories without you. I never thought you’d be…

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July 24, 2019

Taking the Time in a Hurried World

Today while leaving the Chick-fil-a drive-thru, I noticed a slow-moving grandmother with what I assumed were her daughter and granddaughters. I smiled politely and said, “Go ahead!” to which the younger woman responded “It might take us awhile!” with a stressed look on her face. I smiled and explained there was no hurry. As they walked slowly across the parking lot the elderly woman turned…

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July 23, 2019

Riding a Roller Coaster in the Fog: Thoughts on Losing Your Mother

 I lost my mother in July. She was 57. I was forever changed that day. Grief is such a unique feeling. Such a unique space that no one can properly prepare you for. Someone told me today that grief is like riding a roller coaster in the thick fog: there will be extreme highs and extreme lows but you will not see them coming. This is…

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July 20, 2019

Turning an Ex Into Something Extraordinary: A Message to my Ex-husband’s Family

Divorce is awful. It’s not something people plan for or wish to endure. It’s a circumstance that involves broken dreams, heartache, and severed relationships. Divorce is the ending of a marriage but it dissolves more relationships than husband and wife.  In divorce, what happens to the “In-Laws” and the relatives you gain in marriage? Do you lose those too? I can’t speak for everyone, but I…

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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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