Harsh Realities

May 9, 2020

Mother’s Day without your Mother

I was blessed with an exceptional mother.  A mother who is no longer here. A mother who has passed. A mother gone too soon. Because my mother is gone, Mother’s Day aches. Because there are only memories, Mother’s Day hurts. Because my mother has no future, only pictures from the past, Mother’s Day is harsh.  Because she cannot be hugged, or kissed, or seen, Mother’s Day…

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May 5, 2020

Double Digits

I was in the kitchen making spaghetti when she walked in. I could tell by the hug she gave and the look in her eye that she was craving some mama time.  I love these one-on-one moments with her. Simple and unplanned. Moments that provide insight into her emotions and thoughts. Times where she freely shares the things and feelings that enter her heart. She…

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May 4, 2020

A Laugh that Wrecked Me

Another court date. Another outcome of consequences for my ex-husband. Another win for me on paper, but really, another harsh reality that the law is complicated and time-consuming. I left the courtroom with the ruling and decision in my favor, but with the knowledge and competency to know it would be a very long time before anything changed, if ever.   As I walked out of…

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There she goes, my baby sister. I watch as she places her hospital bag in the car, and slowly lowers herself into the passenger seat.  There she goes, my baby sister, off to deliver her first child, a sweet precious boy.  My nephew. The blessing we’ve been praying for and anticipating for months. The boy that will transform my sister into a mother. A baby…

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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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