Harsh Realities

January 15, 2020


There they were, the words that slip out of my mouth every time someone mentions or asks about my mother.  “My mother passed away unexpectedly a few years ago.”  Unexpectedly. I say it every time. Truth is, to a medical professional, it probably wasn’t unexpected. She had cancer. The cancer spread. Treatments were no longer helping and eventually they were stopped altogether. Those things combined…

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January 13, 2020

A Stranger & A Prayer

We were standing on the beach, just hours from our final stop, Disney World. We were soaking up the last moments of salty air, sandy toes, and listening to the sound of the waves. I was trying to enjoy the moment, but was also stressed and saddened that my husband was missing it.  You see, like most family road trips, something usually goes awry. For…

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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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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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