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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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4/3/2003 19:14

Hi Sandy, Verna, Yvonne, Debby, Lisa and all you Angel Moms. Now its my turn, Where are you? I hate to believe that you are taking a break from all my post, no I don't believe that, I just pray that you are all OK. I'm still strugling with the computer but finally I put it to work except the fax machine, well I will deal with that later, the e mail is still, until I get a new one, my office its still the same. I miss you Angel moms, I'm in deep valley, I have a phsyco appt tommorrow Thanks God, I have not been able to sleep past 3:20 am all this week, even when I take a sleeping pill that the Dr. prescribed, that was the time the police came to my house. I'm still praying (my own way) but it helps. Please come back to the Circle. We all need you. Debby I love the outdoors but Solange never did, I love to fish (imagine in Florida) I will buy her this little fishing rod with a fish hanging on it, and take her everytime to the Fla Keys which its a beautiful place to fish, she never liked it, after she grew up, she never went with me again, she enjoyed the fact that I went fishing but not with her. She liked the city, I love the country side, but anyway she enjoyed the City as much as she could. Love you my sisters, please don't forget me. Selva

4/3/2003 21:28

Dear Selva and Angel Moms! We could never forget you - I've been having computer problems lately and will post more tomorrow. Please keep Donna and Verna in your prayers, Verna has pneunomia, not bronchitis! She asked me to let all know how much she cherishes all, and requests extra prayers for her health. It's getting late now and I'm tired, (: BUT I will post tomorrow! Lots of love and prayers to all,
Love Sandy

4/3/2003 21:31

Barb, Verna asked me to let you know that she was thinking of you on the 2nd and praying for you, we all pray you got through the day alright. Verna's love and our love are with you,
Love Sandy

4/4/2003 09:08

Dear Lord, you know I don't know how to pray the beautiful way, but please please, I beg you to look out for Verna and Donna, give them back their health, they are so good souls, Lord, I'm sure you know that. so please Sir,make them feel better A.S.A.P. I will appreciate it very much. I know you are Pure love and will answer our prayers. Thank Lord for listening. I love you. Amen. Selva

4/4/2003 22:28

Hello, my sister-friends! I've missed you all so much! But, I am following doctor's to rest, drink plenty liquids, eat healthy foods, and stay in bed with my feet up to help reduce swelling in my feet and ankles. My doctor said my chest sounded better. I got another hip shot today. Don't know what happened, but the nurse had to apply plenty pressure to stop the bleeding. It also left a knot there and I had the worst headache shortly thereafter. That was around 3pm today. I went straight to bed shortly thereafter, and slept until around 8:30pm. Still have a slight headache, and the meds upset my stomach, but other wise I'm OK. :) The important thing is, I know I am surrounded by heavenly and earth angels and your heartfelt prayers.

I will be seeing my daughter's doctor on Tuesday of next week "if" she has made it back from her Florida vacation. Otherwise, I will see the other doctor who is filling in for her until she returns. My daughter (Cheryl) knows this doctor and has seen treated by this doctor, also, in the past.)

I had to cancel my appointment with my neurologist because of the pneumonia, but will reschedule later. This is just to let you all know that I love you all, and to say thanks for saying extra prayers for me and Donna. I pray Donna continues to improve. I have to catch up on my reading ASAP. As always, angel moms ... You are in my thoughts ... Which places you in my prayers 24/7. :) Sandy, thanks for letting everyone know that I am doing OK. Love, hugs, and prayers to all, my sister-friends. :)


4/4/2003 23:08

My dear precious Selva, ~ God bless you dear one! :) Please, please, don't knock your prayers! The prayer that you pray are not only compassionate and beautiful, but also, they come straight from your heart! God is not impressed by big words or how we say what we say. The important thing is that we say what's in our hearts, just the way the Holy Spirit gives it to us! Sometimes, my prayer consists of a simple sigh! But, that sigh is heard by our heavenly Father, and He knows exactly what that sigh means! :) And, sometimes, especially when I am praying for an angel Mom who is having a valley day or valley period, I simply say, "Lord, have mercy!" And, He answers my heartfelt prayer! God knows our every thought, and He knows what's in our hearts, Selva. :) You have a big, caring , and loving heart, Selva, and God is doing His mighty works through you! Your faith is so strong, and it shines through in your prayer requests and in the prayers you pray for others. Your posts always touch my heart and I know they also touch the hearts of the other angel moms!:) And, (As I wrote about MaDear so many years ago) ...Just think ... [YOU] could have given up! But instead, you are here ... reaching out to other angel moms and praying heartfelt prayers for them ... EVEN AS YOU, YOURSELF, ARE GRIEVING!!! Indeed, you are one of God's very special angels ... And, even if you don't realize it, you are doing His work, just the way God likes it! :) God bless you, dear sister! Keep holding on to God! He will take care of you!
Much love, & bear hugs to you, dear Selva. Your beautiful Solange is very, very proud of you ... I am proud of you ...And, so is God!:)
Much love,

4/4/2003 23:32

To all angel moms, ~ Thank you so much for your prayers for me and Donna. Donna, thank you for your beautiful heartfelt prayer. You are in my prayers also, and I hope you are feeling much better and free of pain. I will post or copy/paste something inspirational soon. Right now,it's past 10:30pm, so I must go back to bed and get some rest. Again, thank you all. You are always in my thoughts and prayers!
SANDY, ~ Thank you so much for everything! My prayers are with you always! I pray that the angels surround you dear sister, and that you feel all our love and appreciation. Take some time for you!!! I am concerned about you also! Lord knows we need you! So, you must also take some rest and regroup. We will understand and hold down the fort for you! When I look at all the pages and think how you have always tried to respond to each post and prayer request, I am amazed that you haven't experienced burnout a long time ago. I know this is your calling, but remember, even God rested on the seventh day of creation! :) So, please, please take care. We love you and our prayers are with you. Let me and the other angel moms know how you are doing. Let us take care of our Sandy for a while. :)
Much love,Big Hugs, and Powerful Blessings! :)

4/5/2003 03:03

Dear Kristina, ~ I am sorry I did not get in a post to you on your 2nd anniversary date of March 15th. I had been working on doing something very special for you and your Mom, but due to illness, I did not get to finish it. :( Please forgive me, and know that you and your Mom and family were, and always will be in my thoughts and prayers. I know you, Diane, Shane, Solange, Michael, and all the other guardian angels are having a ball up there.:) Thanks for watching over us down here. We do miss you all so very, very much!!! It's really hard on us, because we never knew that this kind of grief and pain existed until God called each of you back to heaven. Now, we must struggle with going on even though there are times when we really don't feel like moving on. The world ... as we once knew it, stopped for us, when God called you home. :( Now that you are an angel, and have the ability to understand in full, I am sure you understand what I am trying to say. And, you also know how losing you has shattered your mom's heart beyond repair. It's like that for all angel moms who have lost a precious child, and in some cases, children. It is for this reason, that I am so grateful that God, in his great wisdom, has given you, Diane, Shane, Michael, Solange, ... and all the other angel mom's guardian angels, His permission to watch over us, and send signs ... To let us know that you all are still with us in spirit, even though we can't see you in the physical. We long to just hold our children in our arms again! We know we will, someday ... Once we have finished what God sent us here to do. Still ... There are times when the indescribable grief is so difficult to endure! :( Please, stay close to your precious Mom, and send her a sign soon, to let her know how very much you miss her and love her. Remind the other moms guardian angels to do the same. Of course, I know that they don't need to be reminded. :) They are now angels, just like you! :) Forgive me ... I am only human. :) So I am allowed to make mistakes, and special requests! :) From each guardian angel to each angel Mom ... I ask that you kiss her cheek with a gentle breeze. Warm her aching heart with the rays of the sun. Give her images of you dancing in the beautiful heavenly gardens. Wrap your loving arms around her, especially on valley days! Let her know how proud you are of all the wonderful and compassionate and caring things she has done, and continues to do for others as a tribute to you, her precious guardian angel. No, none of this will stop her heartfelt grief. But, it will make it just a little easier to bear. You and your Mom will always have a special place in my heart, as will the other angels and their moms. :) We moms think of ourselves as being part of a very special and unique family of Angel Moms. It really helps to know that we will never have to bear our cross alone, ever again! God bless you, dear Krissy ... And, always know that you are dearly missed and loved by all, and so are the other angel mom's children! We love you all!
Much love & warm hugs ...
PS: Krissy, ... Your Mama's gonna be a little upset with me for being up this late :)... So, please let her know that I just got up to get a drink of water, and that I used copy/paste to submit this post that I did earlier last night. :) Thanks, sweetie! :)& give my Diane a
((((((( BIG ))))))) hug from me! :) Better still, give all the guardian angels a (((((((BIG) ))) )))hug from all of us angel moms! Give God and Jesus a very special (((((((BIG HUG)))))), too! :) We love ya'll!

4/5/2003 03:06

Dearest Angel Moms All, I have missed you all, Selva now I know why my e-mails have come back will write in the morning Dearest One do not doubt your prayers they are beautiful like you and you have a humble heart but never doubt your prayers, your e-mails made me happy when I hurt lifted me up when I hurt and made me laugh your Love for all of us makes a Big Difference in our lives, even in your pain you reach out to all I have felt it through this time of healing Thank You for all you have done to make me feel Loved BigBearHugs Donna

4/5/2003 03:13

Dearest Angel Moms You stormed Heaven with your Loving Prayers and Thank You with all my Heart it makes the hard days easier because I have not walked this journey alone. It seems that this has been a difficult time for all of us Deb I'm sorry I wasn't here for you and I'm so grateful your neice and others are doing better I'll keep them in my prayers. Need to go getting better but fighting a fever,pain is much better LOVE TO ALL BearHugs Me

4/5/2003 03:47

Dearest Verna, You are so Dear to think of me in your hours of need. You are in my prayers and my heart that soon you will have health and the answers you need. Don't worry about me take good care of yourself that is all the inspiration I need someday this will all be behind us we are so Blessed by all the Angel Moms who pray for us and Love us and have carry us through. Rest and be very good to yourself and we are all praying for you. Love&BearHugs Donna

4/5/2003 08:23

Hello thon06, and welcome to the Circle.
Yes, you're so right, a quiet sadness does set in after a while but Our Heavenly Father helps us with it. I'm very sorry that you lost your Ashley. Please know that we will keep you and Ashley in our love & prayers, and please post back again, we all understand here. Love & Prayers to you,
Luv Sandy

4/5/2003 08:27

Hello Verna and Donna, it's so nice to see you posting! Both of you take care of yourselves, you're missed here, but we want you both healthy again! Yes Verna, I'm going to take the weekend off, :) and renew my own spirit. Love you all, my dear Angel Moms,
Love Sandy

4/5/2003 18:39

Hi Sandy, Verna, Debby, Yvonne, Lisa , Eva and all you Angel moms. First of all Sandy please take as much time as you need, you deserve it, I will hold the fort for you, I know Verna and Donna SHOULD not post for a while they need the rest and so do you, Lisa please write anytime you want to, I'm sure it will help you, angel moms, my new address at my sister's house is:
I will be here for anybody that needs me, I will be in the Circle everyday until our Chiefs Angel Moms get a break. My prayers will be with you all. And I realyy mean it. Love you all. Selva

4/6/2003 11:56

Hi all you Angel moms. I'm glad everybody is taking a much needed rest. I will be here if anybody needs me, I will be working here at my sister's until tuesday, April 15 is almost here and we have tons of work. Love you all and God Bless You. Selva

4/7/2003 10:59

Well, I started my weekend off sliding downhill on Friday afternoon. I did my taxes all day Friday and then about 5:30 I started to do Aaron's. Man, it hit me like a ton of bricks. I had to write "deceased" on the form and write the "date of death". I just started shaking uncontrollably. Trying to fill out the forms through the tears in my eyes was almost more than I could handle. I finally got through it and sent it off in the mail. I kept thinking the whole time about this was going to be the last income tax I would ever have to do for him. He will never have to do another one. Then when I woke up on Saturday things didn't get any better. I was just completely overcome by emotions. I tried to talk about it but things just kept coming out wrong and were being taken the wrong way. I was pretty much a basket case all weekend. I went and met some friends for lunch and they were so kind. We all went and had our eyebrows waxed and had pedicures. It was really nice, just what I needed. They even went with me to get a tatoo. I have been thinking about it for a while now. I never wanted a tatoo before but I have been thinking about getting one in honor of Aaron for about 4 months now. So....I finally did it on Sat. afternoon. I love it! It is a little naked cherub boy angel with brown messy hair and sunglasses sitting on a cloud. I had A.J. (Aaron's initials) put in the cloud. It reminded me of Aaron so much when he was little. He would always put on whoever's sunglasses and dance around. We used to ask him if he was be-bopping. He would just smile and dance around be-bopping to his own music. I felt better afterwards. I can just hear Aaron saying "Mom, that is SO cool." I used to give him a hard time about getting tatoos and here I go and get one.(but only for him) My other son told me he wanted to get one in honor of him too. But he is not 18 yet and they won't do it until he is. Sunday, I got up feeling much better. I was at least able to get up and do the things that needed to be done around the house. You know, wash, vacuuming, etc. I even did a few extra things that made me feel really good like transplanting the plants from the funeral and even painted my nails. I am praying so hard for all of us Angel Moms. Verna, Sandy and Selva, thank you very much for the emails. Please keep sending them I love to hear from you guys. Donna, I am still praying for you to get better. Feeling any better? Verna, did your daughter come in? God, please grant me the serenity to accept things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can and widsom to know the difference. I love all of you!

4/7/2003 14:09

Our dear Selva, thank you so much for holding down the fort for us, :), that was so nice of you to do, through your own pain and being as busy as you are with tax season! It was so comforting to know that you were looking after the Circle, God love you, it means a great deal to me! Love you my sister, and even though I wasn't here this weekend, all you Angel Moms were in my heart and prayers. Thank you again Selva, you're truly a treasure here!
Much love,

4/7/2003 14:52

Hi Lisa, nice to see you posting again! I'm sorry to read you had such a rough weekend, but you've only recently lost your Aaron, and the pain is still fresh.
Good for you taking some time for yourself, going out with your friends and giving yourself a treat! We all need to take care of ourselves too. The tatoo sounds so cute!! Yes, no doubt Aaron is saying "way cool Mom", :)
It's a sweet and personal way to honour his life and spirit. You're very welcome for the fwd.'s and thank you for your's! You mentioned transplanting your plants that you received from Aaron's funeral. That's something I have to do also, the flowers that everybody sent to the Funeral Home for Shane were very beautiful, but 3 of his friends sent plants, and I thought how nice, I'd never heard of sending beautiful plants instead of flowers, so we were gratefully surprised. We still have them after 4 years, but they need transplanting too. Once our weather gets better, I'll do it outside.
God bless you Lisa, and may Our Lord's peace be in your heart. Love and prayers to you,
Love Sandy

4/7/2003 16:42

Dear Angel Moms, Seven years ago today Mikey went to Heaven it was Easter Sunday. I woke at 3am and my heart is breaking, it all comes back but this year I wouldn't allow the guilt that haunted me for years that I wasn't with him I'd hope to plant pumpkin seeds but the weather is like my heart gray with 40 mile hour gust. I miss him and today I feel the pain. As my heart longs for him so do my arms. My solace is he is with Christinia and all our Precious Angels. Jesus did all that he could to make Heaven a reality and not a myth and there they wait for us. Thank You All for Your Love and making a haven to come to. Love & BearHugs Donna

4/7/2003 17:07




4/7/2003 19:29

Hi Sandy, Verna, Yvonne, Lisa, Eva, Donna and all you Angel moms. I just finished working since 7am, I'm glad for it keeps my mind busy but when night comes I want to continue working because then valley days overcome, Donna I'm sorry that you had a valley day, imagine 7 years have gone by since your Mickey went to heaven, its only been 7 months for me, I'm sure that you feel the pain no matter how much time. Please my sister, take care of yourself, I wish you were in Miami, the weather here is in the 80's (but the humidity is awful), the bad storm we had a few days ago when a tornado hit town, destroyed my garden, but guess what the only thing standing was a sunflower, Solange's favorite. I tried again to plant the flowers, but I have not have the time to go to Home Depot and buy more flowers, this income tax season is driving me nuts (as usual), I took off from work today and tomorrow so I can help my sister with the taxes. Well my sisters, I'm here for you, I will pray for all of us and I love you all. Selva

4/7/2003 19:32

Hi Verna, please let us know how the Dr's apptm went, and how you are feeling. Please take care and don't write, just a little note to let us know how you are doing. Love you my sister. Selva

4/7/2003 23:49

Hello dear Selva and all angel moms. :) ~ I am feeling some better, but the swelling in my ankles remain. It doesn't hurt as much to cough, but the cough is dry and it's difficult to get my chest cleared. When I inhale, I can hear a roaring sound. Last week, one of my former student's Mom called to let me know that her son would be leaving for Kuwait on Friday. When I told her I had bronchitis, she told me I had walking pneumonia. ha-ha! I mean, she sounded sooo sure! She said she could hear the roaring sound each time I took a breath. Well, needless to say, she was right. :) I don't know about the "walking" part, but I can assure you, I now know what it feels like to have pneumonia! It just zaps your energy, and the coughing just wears you out. But, I thank God, I do feel some better. My main concern is the swelling in my ankles and hands, and the pain in my left arm and right wrist. I really think the meds I'm taking are much too strong! That's why I am being seen by my daughter's doctor tomorrow. I will check in tomorrow night to let everyone know how the appointment went. Please keep me in your prayers and always know that each of you are in my thoughts, which places you in my prayers! Thanks for all the cards and emails ... And, thank you Sandy, Selva, and Cindy, for making sure I stay off line and get some much needed rest! :) Trust me, my guardian angels and earth angels are making sure I keep my word and stop staying up all night! Right Sandy? ha-ha! You can guess who caught me online and sent me an instant message last night! :) I had no idea she could tell when I was online! ha-ha! So, I guess I had better hurry and copy/paste my inspirational message and sign off! :) Much love and hugs to all! :)

4/8/2003 06:39

Dearest Sandy, God Bless your footsteps as you have Blessed Ours. You have taken the hardest Journey I can think of you help us carry our pain and answered the call from God of Heavy Measure you made a Haven for each of us over four years and you teach us by your example I know I am not alone when I say God Bless You Dear One for giving of your heart and soul. Love & BearHugs Donna

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