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Shane Whalen
This Prayer Circle is Dedicated to my son Shane Whalen Who Passed Away On March 15, 1999 at the Age of 24, & All Other Children

Start a prayer circle for bereaved parents who have lost a child.

There are many of us out there who have lost a child, and it is devastating. It changes the outlook on life, plunges you into a depression, and you think that the feelings and thoughts you have nobody else could possibly relate to. I think a prayer circle for bereaved parents would only benefit us and help us on our journey of grief. This Circle is one of Love, where a Grieving Parent can safely come to for Prayers, and to talk about their feelings.

Shaner -10/14/2000
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3/25/2003 09:08

Dear Moms... A family near our home lost their son in the war on Sunday. Please say a prayer for Lance Corporal Thomas Slocum and his family. He was friends with Damon, son to my friend Melinda. Damon and Tommy joined the service at the same time. Damon was killed in a drowning accident in 1999, and now Tommy. Now we truly have "Guardian angels" watching over us. I hope you are all doing well today.
Mom to Kristina
"Soar with the Angels" Kristina

3/25/2003 15:04

Hello dear Eva, I'm so glad that you posted your feelings instead of closing the site. When you're in such great pain at the beginning, your world has changed and when you look or talk to other people, you wonder how life can go on as business as usual, while your world has crashed around you. I remember shortly after Shane passed away, I looked out our patio doors, saw people standing at the bus stop, and thought 'don't they know that the world has changed, my Shane is gone?' Of course they didn't, it was my world that had changed, not theirs. So trust me, if you're feeling angry, resentful, it's OK and very normal at the beginning. Your world HAS changed and it's very painful to deal with. The important thing is to keep posting about how you're feeling, you know we love you, support you and pray for you. And please as Selva said, pray, pray, pray, talk to Our Heavenly Father about how you're feeling and how you need His help, He already knows how you're feeling, but He wants you to share ALL those feelings with Him and help you!
Know that you are loved and prayed for here, and you post how you're feeling anytime, we all understand.
Love Sandy

3/25/2003 15:21

Hello Cecile1124, it's so nice of you to post here, we all truly appreciate it when those who thankfully haven't gone through our experience take the time to post their thoughts and prayers for us. Thank you so much for your prayers, and may God bless you and your family in whatever way He knows you need,
Luv Sandy

3/25/2003 15:28

Hi Cin, I'm happy you posted about Tommy here, I was going to do it once I got here, so I'm glad that you already have. Our love and prayers go out to Tommy's parents, family and friends, Dear Lord, please wrap Tommy's family in Your loving arms at this time and in the weeks ahead, and we know that Tommy is resting in Your arms already. Amen.
Love Sandy

3/25/2003 15:38


3/25/2003 15:42

Hi my dear Deb, it sounds as though you had a great time, and I can just imagine how beautiful the Christening was! Your brother's getting married? Congrats to him, Deb, that's wonderful! And you'll get to see everyone again in September. Oh gosh Deb, yes, you've had your fair share of sickness since Christmas, I hope and pray this virus goes away fast - remember, chicken soup and saltines. Ah, yes Deb, I bet you would do it all over again, knowing you'd be sick, I know it was well worth it to be at your niece's party and attend your other little niece's Christening! Doing so-so, it's raining here today and gloomy, so it affects my mood, :) BUT Spring has definitely arrived which I'm happy about. Lots of love and prayers to you too dear Deb, and take care of yourself!
Love Sandy

3/25/2003 20:46

Hi Cindys1021. Of course we will pray for Tommy and his family. I've been praying for all our soldiers that are facing death in this horrible war. May Our Lord Jesus take Tommy in His lovigly arms and give him the Peace he was fighting for. And all the love he deserves. After a while, please give Tommy;s parents this web site, so we will pray together and give them som strenght. I lost my only daughter 7 months ago and I have found so much love and understanding in this Circle of Love that I;m sure it will help them too. Love Selva

3/25/2003 20:50

Hi all you Angel moms, just came back from my phsyco, I'm in the valley, but what else its new, I'm wondering if any of you heard about Donna, I'm really praying for her. I'm tired and sad tonight, too much work and too much stress, but again (Eva listen) I will pray to God to give me strenght to go on,even if I don't feel like going on, I know I must wait for Him to call me and then I will be with my Solange forever, and I will meet all our Angel kids, and I will cook for them and have a great time. Love you my sisters. Selva

3/26/2003 11:49

hi shaner, my brother donald(twin) is getting married on the 6th of sept.and my son chris is in his wedding and the other twin (joe) is getting married aug. 7, 2004 and chris an I are both in that wedding. so we have a buy year 1/2 coming up. I hope things are better for you today than yesturday. it's been beutiful out and i've been on the coach both nice days. Tomorrow I'm going back towork and ca't wat. I did have chicken soup and crackers yesturday after I had sleept for 3 hrs. I felt better last night but decided to stay home one more day. My throat didn't hurt this morning and my voice was back to normal. Going to go and take a nap so I'll talk again soon. Lots of love and prayers to you too. Love Debby

3/26/2003 14:43

Hello dear Selva, I hope your visit with your pyscho went well yesterday, I think it's wonderful that you go to one, you can open up to her too and let your feelings out. And my friend, don't ever feel badly about posting your grief, we NEVER get tired of you posting how you feel, that's what we're here for! As I've told you before, the more you talk about it, the better it is for you and you know we love you and want to give you support and understanding, dear one. I know how rough it is for you, Eva, and the other moms who are newly bereaved, and my heart aches for you because I know it all too well myself. We join with you in prayer for the strength you need to carry on, and I'm happy that you're still praying, I know it's hard for you sometimes, but that's when we stand in the gap for you and pray. My prayers and love for you my dear sister,
Love Sandy

3/26/2003 15:03

Hi my dear Deb, wow, I'll say you have a busy year and a half coming up, 2 of your brothers getting married! That's so nice that Chris is in the one in September, and both you and he in the one next August. At least it gives you lots of time to prepare for them both.
Yes, I'm feeling better today Deb, thanks for asking, the sun is out and the temp. is warm, and I'm out of the valley. And I'm happy to hear you're feeling better too, I know how much you love your job and are anxious to get back! Enjoy your nap, and talk to you later, love and hugs to you my friend,
Love Sandy

3/26/2003 16:51

Hi all you Angel Moms,
Sandy, I am so glad you are feeling better. And Deb you too! I was also glad to hear from ya'll that I am not the only one that still wakes in the night. Well, today is 6 months and I am trying to do everything possible not to think about it. I have had some really really rough days lately. Even stayed home from work on Monday. I had my first appointment with a grief counselor yesterday and I am looking forward to going back next week. I think she really might help. She is also a bereaved mother so she understands better than the other counselors. My other son Christopher is having a rough time too. He is supposed to graduate this May and we are both keeping our fingers crossed. He is really struggling. Eva, I am so glad you decided to post instead of signing off. I loved hearing from you again. I also wanted to thank Cynthia for posting, that was very thoughtful.
God Bless you all and keep praying.

3/26/2003 18:55

Hi dear Lisa, it's nice to see you posting again! And before I forget, thanks for submitting your birthday to my Birthday Alarm. Thanks also Lisa for your kind sentiments. Even those of us who are further along the Journey still have our bad days, or valley days as we call them here. Oh gosh sweetie, 6 months today, no wonder you've had some rough days! It's still so soon for you, good for you taking Monday off, you need to look after yourself right now too and be gentle with yourself as you grieve. That's really wonderful that you're going for Grief Counselling, and especially one who has experienced the loss of a child, I know it'll be a big help to you. I went to one the first year and Rita, my Bereavement Counsellor had also lost her son to a murder and his body has never been found - 10 yrs. now. Anyway, she was terrific and got me through some very dark times. I'd recommend Counselling for any Mom who's lost a child. Yes, it's so hard on the brothers and sisters, they go through their own grief. Our other son Chris was due to graduate from University in April/99, but with Shane passing away in March/99, he just couldn't study for his finals. But he went back and got his Degree so all is well now. So my prayers are with your Chris, that he will graduate and make his brother proud, God bless him! My heart and prayers are with you and I pray for peace for you and your Chris in the rough days ahead,
Love Sandy

3/26/2003 19:51

* Angel Moms*
I received a wonderful surpise in my e-mail this afternoon, a letter from our Donna! She's at home, recuperating, but still in pain. She's going to post here as soon as the 'woodpecker' as she put it, :) finds a tree instead of her head. So she asked me to relay to all of you her feelings. First of all, her surgery appears to be positive, she's already had one treatment and has six more to go, depending on the pathologies. She has another small surgery as she put it on April 10th, and will be glad when it's all over. She wants you all to know how much your prayers and love mean to her, and that your prayers, along with those of her family, helped so much for the positive prognosis and the peace that she felt going into the operation, no fear, no nervousness, only peace and the peace is still there! She also said, that she knew our Angels were in the room with her, everytime there was a problem, it was quickly resolved. She loves and misses us and is so thankful for our prayers. This is what she wants to send you all:
LOTS OF LOVE AND BEAR HUGS!! Donna, if you're reading this, I hope I remembered everything you wanted to tell the Moms.
Angel Moms, Donna still needs our love and prayers, and thanks be to God for hearing our prayers for her!
So Moms, this is wonderful news, and imagine, operated on Monday, and typing a letter today knowing we were anxious to hear from her and how she's doing, but she was more concerned to send her love and thanks to all for our prayers.
So Moms, our love and prayers are still with our Donna, that the pathologies all come back normal and that she doesn't have too difficult a time with her treatments. Love you Donna, and Bear Hugs back to you dear one,
Love Sandy

3/26/2003 20:05

Hi sister Sandy. I'm so relieve that you posted about Donna. I been praying for her all this time. I'm glad that God listens to prayers. Please tell Donna that in my own way I have been praying for her. I'm sure she will recover, please send her my love. I'm in deep valley, very deeeeep valley so I will write tomorrow, I hope I feel better, but I'm so glad to hear from Donna, I have been praying (in my own way) for her. I love you Angel moms. Selva

3/26/2003 20:10

Hi Lisa, I'm glad you are going to seek profesional felp. I'm doing the same thing and guess what , my Dr. also lost her child 9 years ago, but she understand our pain. That is great for you, My Dr. has helped me a lot because she understand "the pain". Keep on going to the Dr. it has helped me a lot. Bless you my sister. Love Selva

3/27/2003 01:05

Dear Angel Moms, ~ Thank you for remembering me in your prayers. I have been storming heaven with prayer for all. I have also been at peace in spite of all that's going on right now, and I know that it is because of the prayers that have been prayed by all.
Sandy, I thank God for answering my prayers and that you are out of the valley and feeling much better. It's been raining here also. Last night, while I was catching up on reading post, we were having quite a storm with plenty lighting. Funny thing is, I was just getting up from a much needed nap, and didn't realize how bad it was until I heard static and felt a little jolt from one of my hearing aids! :) I wish you could have seen me jerking them out of both ears at the same time, and turning them and the computer off! And thank God, I got my candle lit before the lights started blinking. They were only off for a few seconds, but that was enough to get my attention. :)
Thanks you so much for letting us know that all went well for Donna. :) I feel sure that all our prayers helped. I will continue praying for her and ask God to ease her pain. I also pray that He will continue giving her peace as only He can. May God keep His loving arms around her, and keep her in His care.
Selva, I pray for you 24/7, that our Lord and Savior will keep on filling you with His divine spirit, giving you moments of peace as only He can, and easing your heartfelt pain by allowing us to share your pain. You know we love you, and that we understand and can relate to the pain that you are going through. How I wish there were some way around it, but as we know, there is no way around it ... It is something we have to learn how to live with, a little at a time. :( The grief that we feel when we lose a child is like no other grief we have known! I remember there were times when what I was feeling literally took my breath away! I felt as though I was smothering! I felt that if only I could die it would be the best thing that could happen! Because then, I wouldn't be in so much pain! It took a longgggg time for me to learn how to deal with grief at that level. I thought I never would! But, thanks to the prayers of others, and my own, once I worked through my anger, and guilt, and self blame, and the if only, etc. :) No, it didn't happen over night, and as Sandy and some other moms will tell you, we moms who have been on our journey a while longer, still have our valley days. Sometimes, they hit us so hard, that we feel we are back to square one! But, because we now know that this feeling won't last forever, we allow ourselves to feel it, express it, and just as importantly, we don't allow others who have not lost a child to cause us to feel guilty about what we are feeling or how long we feel it. We have, with God's help, learned that it does pass and we can once again go on about the business of doing God's work! Just rest in the knowledge that you are loved and covered in the prayers of so many angel moms, who can relate to what you are going through. We will walk with you and the other newly bereaved moms and keep each of you covered in our heartfelt prayers! God hears them all you know! :)
Much love,

3/27/2003 14:33

Hello dear Verna! Nice to see a post from you, you know you're in our prayers, and I'm happy that you're feeling peace! Thanks for your prayers for me, yes, as you know, even we who are further along still have our painful days. Oh my Lord, Verna, you got 'zapped' by one of your hearing aids? I guess you did pull them out of your ears fast! Thank goodness no damage done. You and the other Angel Moms are welcome for posting about Donna, but really the thanks goes to her, I just relayed her message to all!
I hope and pray that she can post soon herself, and that she's not in too much physical pain. Donna, if you're reading the posts, our love and prayers are with you, take good care of yourself and we look forward to the day you can post yourself!
And dear Verna, know that you're always in our love and prayers!
Love Sandy

3/27/2003 19:26

Hi my sister Verna. Amen for your prayers, I'm in such a deep valley days, I can not believe my Solange its not longer here. Today we had severe storms and tornado watch, guess what I was so worry about Solange, where she will be, her car , the driving conditions, etc. All of a sudden I realized that she is in Heaven, that is very disturbing, I think I'm lossing touch with reality.I'm so deep in valley days that I don't know how to cope with it. I thank GOD for all you Angel moms, and for this Love Circle , that will let me open up to all of you that understand this 24/7 pain. Sometimes I think that I should declare myself crazy and then put into an institution and forget about the rest of the world, but I can not do that to my sister and brother, they have been such a tremendous help to me. But when will I find a minute of peace?. I'm sorry Angel moms for all this grieving. Tonight is stormy Miami and Solange did not care about it, she will go out no matter what if there was something going on, and I will worry all night. Now she is in Heaven and I still worry. Am I going nuts?. Donna if you are reading aour message I want you to know that I've been praying for you really deep , I'm looking forward to hear from you, but take your time, just to let you know that we are all storming heaven for you. Love Selva

3/29/2003 05:11



3/29/2003 19:59

Hi Deb, very nice prayer! You were up with the chickens this morning too I see, :) So was I, so I had to take a nap after supper. Hope you're doing OK, lots of love,

3/29/2003 20:19

*Angel Moms*
Love and prayers to you all. We continue to keep Donna in our prayers for her health, and now I'm asking for extra prayers for our dear Verna. I received an e-mail from her yesterday telling me of the results of her Dr.'s appt., and she's not feeling well at all. She still has bronchitis, and her arm and hand still have not healed so her Dr. is sending her to a Neurologist next week. She says not to worry, but of course we will anyway. She asked me to let you all know that she will post when she's feeling better, and if her meds. don't make her sleepy. She's been ordered by her Dr. to rest, so let's pray that she does. Moms, you know how much we all love Verna, so please say extra prayers for her to recover quickly! Dear Verna, we're going to miss you so PLEASE rest up, get better and get back here soon!! We all love you and pray for Our Lord's healing touch be upon you. We're storming Heaven for prayers for you our dear one and our dear Donna too. Much love and prayers to you dear Verna, please post as soon as you can!!
Love Sandy

3/29/2003 20:44

Hi Verna. My dear sister Angel Mom, please please take care of yourself, don't post or do anything but rest, we need you and we are all praying for your health but you should follow the Dr's order, my dear one remember that if you rest and follow orders then you can continue with your book and then finish MaDear, so please my sister even if we miss your posts you must rest. I love you my sister, take care of yourself so we can have a reunion in Miami. OK? We all stay at my house , and I will cook cuban food and sit down and have a family affair. I love you. Selva

3/30/2003 08:54

dear dovesfromheaven,

On the wings of a snow white dove
He sends His pure sweet love
A sign from above
On the wings of dove

When troubles surround us
When evils come
The body grows weak
The spirit grows numb

When these things beset us
He doesn't forget us
He sends down His love
On the wings of a dove

On the wings of a snow white dove
He sends His pure sweet love
A sign from above
On the wings of dove

When Noah had drifted
On the flood many days
He searched for land
In various ways

Troubles he had some
But wasn't forgotten
He sent him His love
On the wings of a dove

On the wings of a snow white dove
He sent His pure sweet love
A sign from above
On the wings of dove...

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