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Fri Feb 21, 2014, 5:31 AM
My mother passed away 4 weeks ago. It's so surreal how it feels like it was just yesterday, but also feels like a lifetime ago. I'm now to the point where I'm not having stress-episodes like before, which is a good thing. I still get depressed, and there are moments I'm perfectly okay and then just fall apart the next minute. But time is doing it's things and it is getting better.

I spent most of this morning answering many (literally 300+) messages from deviants with respect to my mother. I have to admit, I should have answered sooner, and did get a few done here and there. But I kept putting it off since I knew it would open some wounds. Nevertheless, again, I am just overwhelmed by the love and support shown. This community has some of the most amazing people. I cannot tell you all how much your kind words mean to me.

That said, I'm not done. I still have condolence messages to answer, regular comments, and there are quite a few notes to respond to. Now that I've managed to make a big dent in them (and I didn't fall apart too badly), I hope to get them finished off this weekend.

As for art, I have been pixelling. I hope to get a stamp up this weekend, and maybe an emote or two.

On a side note, I'm approaching 100,000 PVs on my mirz-alt account. Since there is a lot of fudging with kiribans, I am doing a kiriban raffle. You might want to check it out.

Kiriban Raffle - WinnerUPDATE: Well, to be quite honest, the kiriban came a bit quicker than I expected when dA changed their pageview rules. I wanted to make sure that the commission to ThreshTheSky was paid before drawing a number. Anyhow, now that's done, We have a winner.

The winner is nightshade-keyblade! Congratulations, dear. Thresh is away from his computer for a few days, but he'll contact you next week and arrange for your prize.
Thank you for joining in, everyone. I am hoping to do another special raffle soon, so stay tuned.
I am quickly approaching 100,000 pageviews, which is pretty amazing to me. This account was originally just a little "side-thing" I created to post my writing and other art. I never expected that it would get a following, not to mention be awarded Seniority. Anyhow, I am excited to be rolling over into the 6-digits, so I want to do something to celebrate.
I normally do kiribans with a follow-up drawing afterwards. Well, since there has been


Again, continued thanks for everything. I know I sound like a broken record sometimes, but it is worth repeating. :heart:

Skin by winnietehpoohie (modified by Mirz123)
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MysticMcR Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
I've only just found your DeviantART page. 
But some of your stamps are so deep and wise, and you seem like an amazing person. I'm glad I found you.

I'm really sorry about the passing of your mother. I can't even begin to imagine how awful it must have been, how awful it must still be. I'm glad to know you're getting better and time will make everything easier even if it doesn't take away all of the pain. 
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Thank You Cry Sign by Mirz123
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TheRafflesia Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
My deepest condolences. :(
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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EvilScarrlett Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so glad you're doing somewhat better. Because I don't have a whole lot of support I don't know how I'd make it. much love to you as you continue to heal. Heart 
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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elavoria Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm so sorry to hear that, but I'm glad to hear that you feel ready to come back and talk about it so soon.  The time aspect is a bit strange, when something that significant happens. When my dad passed, it was pretty surreal, and even though it's been well over a year it still doesn't quite seem like it. [My presence on dA has been spotty, sorry for not seeing the news earlier.] It's very very nice that you can acknowledge you're getting better. : )
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
Thank you for your kind words. They do mean a lot.

Thank You Cry Sign by Mirz123
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SparklyDest Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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SingingFlames Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Take all the time you need. We understand. Just know we're here for you. Sad Hug - Updated 
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2014
My mother passed away in 1992. Aside from her passing my son had an illness and my daughter was getting ready to graduate high school and enter college. As a family, we all got through it, albeit to this day I still resent my husband couldn't attend the funeral, meaning the kids couldn't go, because he couldn't get out of work (the funeral was 170 miles away). I was able to hitch a ride with my sister from Cleveland and another sister was dropped off by her husband to my house (at the time she didn't live that far away but has since moved twice since to other states), so I could attend the funeral and get some work done in the house.

The point is I remember this all very clearly even though it was 22-years ago. Some things never leave you and can stay fresh. Yesterday I saw something on TV that reminded me of my son who passed on in 2001, and I burst into tears. No one "gets over" a loved one passing, but somehow life goes on but the memories will always be there :cuddle:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
That is so very very true. Thank you for sharing your story with me. :hug:
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
:heart::cuddle:
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whiwee13 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I am so sorry that your mother died, if you ever want to talk about it I am here for you.
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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moulinrougegirl77 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014
*hugs* you are not a broken record at all
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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moulinrougegirl77 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
hello! *Glomps*
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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moulinrougegirl77 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
hello there!
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Xzentrisch Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad you're doing all right. You're one of the toughest people I know, and I look up to you for that. <3

(And no, you're not a broken record!)
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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wildmagesapprentice Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Student General Artist
I'm glad you're feeling a little better, however small that might be right now. As a good friend recently said to me, however dark things may seem now they will get better. 
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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wildmagesapprentice Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Student General Artist
Hug 
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silverhammer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Stop it with the broken record, you say what you feel and that is perfectly okay :huggle:
As for taking "so long" to answer all the messages you had, everyone needs their own length of time to cope, and no one has ever faulted you for that :)

If you need anything just whistle :cuddle:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014

Well I meant about saying "thank you, I love you" and all of that. People think I don't have to say it all the time, but I think I do.


Love you. :hug:

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silverhammer Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can say it as often as you like if you feel the need to, from my personal point of view at least :aww:

Love you too :hug: :heart:
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   Traditional Artist
I think the important thing is that you just read them and know how many of us love you and support you. :huggle:
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer

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Emiller22 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I feel you hon. It feels like yesterday that my grandma passed away, even though it will be 7 years in July. Sad Hug - Updated 
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Mirz123 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014
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Endorell-Taelos Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2014   General Artist
You never sound like a broken record. :heart: 
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