Riding the Waves of Grief

June 9, 2020

We buried our mother, the most amazing woman we’ve known, and we were unsure of how life would now commence. 

We were in denial. We held our breath. We looked to each other for the next step.

We entered grief together..

We hugged. We talked. We wept.

We rode the waves of grief together.

We cried. We yelled. We screamed.

We rode the waves of grief together

We lost faith. We found faith. We prayed.

We rode the waves of grief together.

We held anger, resentment, and jealousy.

We rode the waves of grief together.

We begged for it all to be a dream. We had endless “What If’s” and “If onlys”. We made deals with God for comfort, for healing, for a redo.

Through it all, we rode the waves of grief together.

We were foggy. We were confused. We wereheartbroken.

We rode the waves of grief together.

Eventually, we accepted the grief and the immense loss. We accepted the harsh reality of death. We accepted the ups and downs, the endless cycle of pain, and kept moving…riding the waves of grief together. 

I had her, and she had me. 

We rode the waves of grief together, and it was the biggest blessing within the biggest loss. 

We have each other and we’ll continue riding the waves of grief together. 

xox, Chels

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Chelsea Ohlemiller

Chelsea Ohlemiller

A thirty-something 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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