Harsh Realities

February 18, 2020

The Day I Became an Adult

It wasn’t the day I got my driver’s license. It wasn’t the day I got married or had children. None of those things made me feel like an adult. Truth is, I did a lot of adulting before I ever actually felt like one. That all changed the day my mother died. That day I became an adult. The kind of adult that doesn’t have…

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February 14, 2020

Love Me Like A Song

For me, it was a Brad Paisley song. For my husband, it was the lyrics of John Legend. Both of us, out there searching to be loved like our favorite love song. Hoping to be wanted, admired, and adored like the poetic melodies of our favorite radio tunes.  It’s always been easy for me to become carried away and mesmerized by a song. From the…

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February 13, 2020

A Ticket Paid with Love

It was a typical night with my family. We were cuddled up watching movies, snuggled tightly together under the covers. I don’t remember what we were watching, but what I do remember is the phone call that interrupted it all. My phone rang to display a number I didn’t recognize. I answered. It started with my simple “hello”. On the other end came words that…

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February 12, 2020

A Mother’s Influence

Lately I’ve found myself more anxious than usual. Anxious about all of the things mothers carry around, heavy on their chest and heart. Anxious in the depths of motherhood. In these moments, I want to pick up the phone and call my own mother but I can’t. She’s no longer here. She lives in heaven now, where no phone call can reach her.  Several days…

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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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