Harsh Realities

February 4, 2020

Forgiving God

Dear God,  I forgive you.  I forgive you for taking my mother before I was ready. I forgive you for allowing cancer to steal her health, her days, and her moments with us.  I forgive you for all of it. I know your plan is bigger than I can see. Your truth and your light are things she was faithful and hopeful about her entire…

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An Empty Seat at Marriage Counseling

I sat there waiting. Foot tapping. Serious face. Angered soul. It was shaping up to be the second time I sat in this office alone, when there should have been two of us. We started counseling to try and save something that, quite frankly, didn’t have anything left. This was proof. If you find yourself sitting alone in a marriage counselor’s office, you have your…

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February 3, 2020

From Baby to Big Sis

38 weeks pregnant, waiting on baby number two’s arrival, I sat there staring at my beautiful little girl. She was two and she was the smartest, most beautiful, and incredible girl I’ve ever known. Even better, she was mine. In just a short time our world would be changing. We’d be sharing the time with someone new, her brother. We’d be sharing our hearts too. …

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January 30, 2020

Three Days & A Wedding Dress

Three days before my mother died I was in a boutique picking up my wedding dress. The dress she helped me pick out just a month before. Back when she was walking around, healthy and happy. I never would have imagined that I’d be picking it up, alone. Even worse, that she’d never again get to see me in it.  Three days before my mother…

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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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