Harsh Realities

January 25, 2020

The Moments We Need Them

They show up. They always do. You know, the people you’ve lost. The ones you so desperately ache for and miss. They show up, you just have to pay attention.  Since losing my mother, I’ve found that the hard times are made even more difficult by the fact that she isn’t here for them. She isn’t here to calm my nerves and ease my worries.…

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January 23, 2020

A Seat at the Therapist

Today I will venture to a seat I haven’t filled in years.  I will quit pretending I can do it on my own. I will quit procrastinating and making excuses. I will quit hiding from my pain and anxieties. I will own the fact that my anxiety is at an all-time high and I will do something about it.  Today I will sit in the…

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Faith & Fear

Here we are, two days before our baby son’s surgery. I’m a mess. I can’t think straight. I can’t sleep. I find myself engulfed by stress and anxiety. We have three children. But this is a first. Our baby son will be put under and operated on. It’s a simple operation in the scheme of things, but it’s not simple or easy on my heart…

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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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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

A 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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