Harsh Realities

July 6, 2019

I am your Daughter and I am Gay

Let me start with the simple facts. I am your daughter. I am gay and I love you more than I can explain. I know you don’t understand or accept the fact that I am gay. That is ok. I’ve come to realize that not everyone will accept me. I can’t change people’s minds or views. I can’t open people’s hearts. That is not my…

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July 1, 2019

Look At Me Now

You told me my dreams would amount to nothing. Look at me now. You told me I couldn’t prioritize my fitness, couldn’t have a body worth loving, couldn’t be beautiful. Look at me now. You told me I was nothing and that I’d be nothing. Look at me now. You told me no one would want me, need me, or love me again. Look at…

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June 25, 2019

To the Friend that just lost a Mother…

To the friend that just lost your mother, There are no words to heal the pain and sorrow in your heart.  There are no words that can comfort your soul.  This heartbreak is unique. It will shatter you and leave you breathless. But you already know that. You felt it the moment she slipped from this earth.  Your life will now be motherless. It’s a…

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June 24, 2019

She Laid There Dying

She came home from the hospital, straight into home hospice. She slipped quickly. One day we were shopping and enjoying ice cream dates. The next we would barely be blessed by her smile and conversation. Another 24-hours later and we’d have nothing. She was still with us but fading quickly with each moment and each breath. She was dying. We knew it but we couldn’t…

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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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