Harsh Realities

April 29, 2019

To my Daughter, on her Birthday

My beautiful girl, The other day I watched you walk into school. You turned to give an extra wave and “I love you”. It brought tears to my eyes. You looked older. You looked wiser. You looked so incredibly beautiful and brave. You looked like you were old enough to not need me anymore. Like somehow you’ve become so independent and grown. As if at…

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April 21, 2019

To the Nurses…

Please know that while a political leader chose to make a ludicrous comment, we, the rest of the world are looking at you with gratitude, respect and appreciation. I’ve never once seen a nurse playing cards. But I have seen… A nurse care for my dying mother at her last hospital stay. Caring for her with a huge heart, a gentle touch and a compassionate…

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April 15, 2019

She Is Here, Just as She Promised

My mother is gone. Cancer took her from us. Her absence is crippling. Her presence is beautiful. You see, she’s gone, yet she’s still here… She is here in my daughters passion for baking. She’s here in her smile, her laugh and her warm spirit. She is here in my constant drive to be the best mother I can me. She is here in my…

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April 8, 2019

I Keep Falling…

Ask anyone, I’m head-over-heels for my husband. Truly smitten by him. Our paths to love and finding one another weren’t traditional but they brought us together. I’m forever grateful and forever in love. Truth is, I haven’t stopped falling in love with my husband since the day I met him. Sounds cheesy and a bit cliche, but it’s also incredibly true. I’ve learned you should…

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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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