Harsh Realities

January 10, 2020

This Chair & The Things I Kept

I sit here, staring at this chair. It’s not my favorite, but it was yours.  I kept it because it was yours, and therefore I couldn’t let it go. It’s a small piece of you.  Truthfully, I don’t like it. It’s not my style, but it sits in my office because it’s my favorite room of the house and I want a piece of you…

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January 9, 2020

One Foot in Heaven

I watched as you were barely hanging on.I watched as you had one foot in heaven. I watched as your breathing slowed, and your movements ceased.I watched as you had one foot in heaven. I laid there with you for your last days and your last moments.I laid with you as you had one foot in heaven. You had one foot in heaven and I…

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January 6, 2020

What I Want to Teach My Children about Church & Jesus

It was a special occasion. One where we ate cake for breakfast and washed it down with hot cocoa. We were full of sugar and needed replenished so we ventured down the road for burgers and fries. There was no way we could swing lunch and make it to church on time. With it being the first weekend of the new year, I didn’t want…

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December 30, 2019


Motherless. A term that never entered my vocabulary until after my mother passed. Suddenly people used this word to describe me and my recent loss. I hated it. Still do to this day. Something about it sparks a sensitive spot in my soul. I am not motherless. My mother just resides in a new location since her death. I am not without a mother. She…

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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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