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I still have yet to find the words that will do her memory justice, but I will continue to seek them out with love and honor.

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The paragraphs in italics are my mother's, quoted verbatim.

EDIT: Thank you to ^Beccalicious and `thetaoofchaos for the DD. :heart:

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Given 2013-02-06
Love and Other Demons by `LadyLincoln Suggester Writes: An unpretentious and undiluted snapshot of life and loss, as told in sincere and meaningful prose. ( Suggested by thetaoofchaos and Featured by BeccaJS )
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toxic--sunrise Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
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Rdkkdr36 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
So sad. 😢
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
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hopeburnsblue Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Writer
Oh wow ... this is incredible. What a beautifully haunting way to tell this  story.

I'm so sorry for your loss. I know that that's a kind of loss whose hurt never quite goes away.

"I remind myself to be strong in times of turmoil, just as she was, even if it were not an easy task – I would do this for her. I would honor my mother's cherished memory every single day, by never surrendering."

Your mother was strong, and although I'm newer to your circle, I can tell that you really take after her in that way. I think you would make/are making her very proud.

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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, lovely. :heart:
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cristinewakesuphappy Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:+fav:

hi! i hope you don't mind my humble feature:
your lovely piece is handpicked. (link)

thank you.
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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I know this has received a DD, the ultimate feature, but I had to share this again. I have featured it in my Fantastic Favorites Feature.

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PennedinWhite Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is...breathtaking. I am fighting back the tears as I read this, thinking of my own mother as well (as many of us have mentioned already). What she has done for myself and all her children is worth fighting for, and I can't see me losing my mother at this point in my life. It would be, too hard to even imagine happening. She is part of my strength, just as so many are. 

Fantastic, and a well deserved, DD. 
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cordaicor Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013
How sad, but well written, thanks for sharing!
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xlntwtch Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2013   Writer
Featured [link]
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LiliWrites Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug: Congratulations Jenene!! :love:
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IrrevocableFate Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013   Writer
:hug: :heart:
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Rosary0fSighs Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013
:heart:
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AzureKate Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
beautiful!
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vespera Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This was so human. Wonderful. Especially: "I find it hard to imagine not being able to imagine."
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TheRealRinOkumura Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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iAmoret Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
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Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go hug my mother! :cries:
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ShadowIsStillAlive Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I pray she rests in peace. I can tell you are very strong, being able to write about something so personal and hard to thing about. You and her are definately both wonderful people.
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AmySueAkers51986 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful, moving and <3 this, you should write a novel.
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spcebaby Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely lovely. Thank you for sharing. <3
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silverxtippedxrose Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure whether to attempt to hug you the way I would any of my friends, say "i'm sorry for your loss", or congratulate you on something so well written.
You can feel the pain, the heart and the soul of this. You can understand the everything in your words, see it clearly as if you were the one who did the loosing, in both sides of their struggle. I dont know if this is because many people have others they care about so deeply, and that intrinsically calls to us, or if its because of your fine writing ability.
It was called an "undiluted snapshot", and this is completely accurate. Where words fail us daily, this somehow manages to use words as one uses a camera, to capture a moment, a synapse, a glimpse back in time. You forget the words as you get lost in the imagery, the brilliance, and the complete humanity of this.
If one day I can write like this and find a way to make the words disappear into the making of something more important, then I will truly be a great writer. In the meantime, you've leapt over that boundary and gone flying far past it.
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the well deserved DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :heart:
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thetaoofchaos Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   Writer
Congratulations Jenene! I hope the veracity and power of your sentiment reaches others the way it reached me.
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Sammur-amat Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013   General Artist
It became hard to read the last part what with my eyes blurring from tear formation. You are so beautiful, this piece is wonderful, and I congratulate you on the DD from the bottom of my heart, sweetheart. :tighthug:
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catluvr2 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow. :tighthug: Congrats on the DD, and thank you for sharing this about your life. :salute:
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intricately-ordinary Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
oh my goodness, dear, this is so touching and beautiful :heart:
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katarthis Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful. Your mother was (and still is) a beautiful soul. Your final words made me cry.

I am told that as long as we are remembered we are not gone, never forgotten. Your mother will be with you always.

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Dedfa Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this gave me the chills. My mom came from an abusive home and survived a deadly cancer so this really touches me. I hope that I can be as strong as she is
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Vigilo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Student Writer
This is so beautiful. Congratulations on your DLD. :hug:
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rlkirkland Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Congratulations on your DLD fair lady. :)
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DailyLitDeviations Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2011
Your wonderful literary work has been chosen to be featured by DLD (Daily Literature Deviations) in a news article that can be found here [link] Be sure to check out the other artists featured and show your support by :+fav:ing the News Article.

Keep writing and keep creating.
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AzeeraTheNinja Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2011  Student Interface Designer
This is absolutely beautiful, I loved every moment of it, even the part where I almost cried.

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Very well done.
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Philthey Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
I'm always humbled when people share something like this... even if they leave me with nothing to say.
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dreamsinstatic Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
This reminds me of many things I prefer not to be reminded of, but in moments when something does stir those memories back into my consciousness it also makes me think about how I am not alone in having been somewhere you never wish to be. I can't decide if this has made me sad or if it makes me hopeful about using the days we have ahead of us still. Either way it is beautifully written, and the combination of two different views is incredibly insightful.
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Tere-Amour Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011   General Artist
This was ad to read, but I am very glad I did. You did very well capturing your reader
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beeinthebottle Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011   Writer
:tighthug: Beautifully written; thanks for sharing more about your mother and her and your stories.
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TheScorpionBoy Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
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riparii Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011
The paired elegance of the words of mother and daughter is very effective. Haunting in the truest sense.
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Zeromune Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
>.< This is very beautiful, even more so being a personal piece.
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Sperpy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist
gorgeous, amazing you can find the words
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Sperpy Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011  Hobbyist
oops find the words to tell your and your mother's story. Congratulations, I imagine this would be very difficult. I hope it gave you some sort of peace, or the start of the feeling of peace.
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Sardonicism Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2011
it's not often that i get pulled into a random story, but this one sucked me in. beautifully done.
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