Harsh Realities

April 9, 2020

Grief Shatters

I am different. Completely different than before.  There are two versions of myself. One when my mother was alive and one after she passed. The two are joined, and related, but they are completely different beings.  They house some of the same traits and characteristics, but as an entirety, they are completely separate.  For the longest time, I couldn’t figure out why I no longer…

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April 6, 2020

Gone for Good.

I miss her.  I always do, but this is different. It’s a longing deeper than most days. It’s an ache that has seemed to reach new places.  The chaos and the unknown of the world have transformed my grief. It’s changed the perspective and reality of living a life with a mother who has passed.  It’s noticing all of the people missing their loved ones.…

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April 2, 2020

The Day School Closed For Good

There he went, walking into his kindergarten year. We were full of hopes and dreams about the year and what it would provide.  The field trips.  The new friends. The learning. The memories.  Today, in the midst of a global pandemic, it was announced that the traditional academic school year is over. Students will not return to classrooms. Schools are closed indefinitely.  Our son will…

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April 1, 2020

A Letter to a Stranger

A Letter to a Stranger, We don’t know each other. I’m the true definition of a stranger. A person you’re not familiar with, but a person that has been praying for you nonetheless. Life’s path, and my introduction to grief, turned me into someone that feels deeper than most. Someone that empathizes with a greater force and a larger chunk of my heart. I’ve known…

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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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