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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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4/8/2003 06:44

Dearest Selva, I'm so sorry about your garden when you wrote me I was glad you were safe but didn't realize your beautiful garden was undone. I love how God leaves his signature. Have you gotten any of my e-mails I still get returned so now I send to both addresses and I'd like to say Amen to what Verna wrote, please believe it with your Big Beautiful Heart and Thankyou for loving understanding.

4/8/2003 06:53

Dear Verna, Hi how can I send to you I would like that very much. I'm praying like every Angel Mom that you will get an answer soon really soon, and I'm glad for us both for all the Love and nuturing we have recieved from Sandy Selva and all the Angel Moms who have helped us on this journey to get well. I'm a definite fuzzball and the pain phyiscally is getting better. My heart will take time like all of us. You take good care and we will all be waiting to hear what the Dr says remember we are with you and best of all God is Holding you and getting you to a better place. I wish I could e-mail you too. Love&BearHugs Donna

4/8/2003 07:09

Dearest Angel Moms All of you have given your Prayers and Love and support and if I don't know your name yet please know you are important to me too. Lisa, I love your remembrance of Aaron you go girl, he's probably smiling ear to ear and telling all the others "Thats my Mom". Eva where are you how are you miss you. God please let the Moms who are hurting this day to find refuge here and those who don't know please send them here to this Haven Thank You God for every precious Mom and Angel for the difference made here has your Loving Power to Heal, to hold us all together when our cup overflows, I know the difference in my life and I am Thankful that Sandy said "Yes Lord here I am" and the Haven began, but Lord show the others lost out there and alone that we are here and they never need to face a storm alone again. Thank You Lord for answering my Prayers Amen.

4/8/2003 09:06

God please bless all these angel moms and show us how to do your will. Please let other angel moms out there know where we here and let them know they can come here to post about their feelings. Thank you God for getting me through some more bad days and please stay with me for the future ones. Amen
Selva, thank you for your email I will write back asap. Donna, it is so wonderful of you to post even though you are supposed to be resting. Please keep up your strength and take care of yourself. Verna, I hope your doctors appt. goes well and you get better soon! Please ladies take the time you need to get yourselves better. Sandy, are you okay? You seem to be a little quiet. I hope you will email me soon. I love and cherish all of you. Thank you all SO much for being here for me.

4/8/2003 18:24

Hi Sandy, Verna, Donna, Lisa, Yvonne, Eva,Deb and all you Angel moms. Well I'm still working hard, I decided to take another day off my regular job, because work here is overwhelming, both of us can not keep up, but guess what, I will be changing internet settings again, today my sister and I laughed so much (I needed that) because everything is going wrong, first of all, we need the connection to the net so we can update our tax programs everyday, BUT, if we connect then the fax mach does not work, then the phone in my sister's office does not ring, if we disconet the net , then the phone works but not the tax programs, and the answering mach went crazy, and then to top it all, the lights went out in my sister's office, that is when we started to laugh. So now I'm going to disconect the service and go back to the same we had before (hopefully) I will let you all know as soon as I can clear this mess. In the meantime, just know that I love you all and I will be praying for all of us, specially for Donna and Verna, I hope everything went well with Verna's Dr's appt. And please Donna take a little rest, we know you are there for us, but we need you, so please take care of yourself. Love you my sister. Selva

4/9/2003 13:57

Hi dear Deb, you're very welcome, it was so nice to see a picture of Michael and Chris, yes they do look a lot alike!
Did they get their good looks from you Deb, :) Oh Deb, I know you still think and pray even though you may not post, but I always love to see a post from you, so you have to post here at least once a week (or maybe twice?) otherwise we miss you! Good for you and your hubby, getting away, I hope you both had a great time. Oh gosh, someone else in Barb's family passed away? Thanks for letting us know, I'll check out her Memorial Page and post. Our big snowfall we received last week is finally melting and I can see the grass again in the field next to us - hurray!
A beautiful prayer for all, Deb, and you know our love and prayers are always with you too!
Love Sandy

4/9/2003 14:26

Hello my dear Donna, I'm so happy that you posted here on Mikey's Anniversary, even though I didn't post here, you know my love and prayers were with you and I'm happy to see you writing how you truly felt on such a difficult day.
Thank you for your very kind words dear one, and God's blessings for me, but this Circle is a labour of love and I receive many blessings and healing myself when I come here. Yes, it's filled with pain, but it's also filled with love, this Circle, and how can I thank God enough for using me to do His work for Him! This Circle is truly blessed to be a safe haven, where we can let our pain out and know that we'll be supported, loved and more importantly understood. If I have taught by example dear Donna, I pray it's the right example and what God wants of me. This Circle of Love wouldn't be as it is without all you wonderful, amazing Angel Moms, and I thank you for giving of your own heart and soul. Praying for good health for you my friend, and for our dear Verna.
Lots of love and Bear Hugs to you!
Love Sandy

4/9/2003 14:39

Our dear Verna, I'm very happy to read that you're feeling a little better, yes, please let us know what the Dr. said. Hmm, I notice you didn't give me Cheryl's e-mail address, I wonder why, ha, ha!! YES, you're supposed to be resting, and when I receive something from you I always look at the time and catch you, as does Cindy. What are we going to do with you, :) You know I'm teasing ya, but seriously take care of yourself!!
Much love,

4/9/2003 15:02

Hello dear Lisa, I'm back, :) What a beautiful post from you Lisa, the prayer for all the Angel Moms, you're one yourself, showing your love and concern for the other Angel Moms and myself, through your own pain. We love and cherish you too our dear sister, and we'll always be here for each other, this Circle is one big family, we all care about each other! I pray you're doing OK lately, and my love and prayers are with you dear Lisa,
Love Sandy

4/9/2003 15:33

Hello our dear Selva, I'm so sorry too that you lost your garden, but happy, happy that you're safe!
Oh Selva, forgive me, but I burst out laughing reading all about your computer problems, :) and it's good to hear that you and your sister had a good laugh too, although it has to be frustrating! YES, please let us know ASAP about your new e-mail address, and I pray by now you and your sister have solved your computer woes. Verna and Donna are so right about your praying, you may not realize it but hopefully with all three of us telling you, you'll finally know that you are praying! Much love and prayers to you our dear Selva,
Love Sandy

4/9/2003 15:38

Hello again dear Donna, I read in your post to Verna that you'd like her e-mail address, I know she won't mind me giving it to you, it's
She's posted it herself on other pages, so that's why I know she won't mind!
Love & Bear Hugs,

4/10/2003 04:07

Hi Sandy Thank you bunches for Verna's e-mail, Verna we are all praying for you and hoping. Selva, I'm with Sandy I haven't laughed so hard and have told my sister who laughed with me I was glad it happened eventhough it was hair pulling but it has brought laughter and tears which made my heart feel good. I do hope today was much better. Love to All & BearHugs.Donna

4/10/2003 08:47

Hi Angel Moms. Hope that you are all fine, just a quick note to let you know about the computers , now I have 2 internet servers and none is working properly, I think I have my sister's address again
if that one does not work then, well, we finally got our lights back in the office, my cousin's husband came over and fixed it, in the middle of Nancy doing taxes for a client, he also helped, now one of the printers chews up the pages, I still don't know if I will be able to connect again, I'm still on "vacation" working from 8am to 9pm, I'm already a computer expert thinking about oppening a bus for computer repairs, then I will definetaly go nuts. I have an appt with my phsyco today, Thank God for that. I will try to get on line again tonight for right now is work time, and besides I have to teach my sister how to get in line so we can update the tax programs otherwise she gets me very nervous, she knows nothing about computers and every little thing its a bid deal for her, she always think she will loose all her files imagine. I was talking to Juny last night telling her all the problems and we laughed a lot she said that maybe Solange was playing pranks on all of us, because the night before she did not want to go out, so she went to sleep early and her hair dryer went on by itself at 3am, and then her alarm went off at 5am ans she had i set up for 8.30am. Solange used to bother her a lot when she wanted to go out and Juny wanted to rest, she will make her go out anyway. Well my sisters take good care of yourself and I will post {?} again tonight. Love you all Selva

4/10/2003 17:49

From: LOVE2U
To: All Angel Moms
Re: Weekly Report :)

Hi dear Donna, ~ It's so good to know that our prayers have been answered and that you are pressing on, as Eva would say. :) I continue to keep you in my prayers. I tried to submit one of my favorite poems at Micky's memorial site last night, while under the influence of some very strong medications. Bet-cha I won't try that again! Ha-ha! Anyway, I did retype it and it looked a little better although the spacing was off.
I did go to bed shortly after submitting the poem. Best sleep I've had in a long time.

I would love to hear from you via email or by snail mail! My email address is: My snail mail address is:

Verna R. Clay
8732 South Emerald Loop
Shreveport, Louisiana 71106-5527

And, I would very much like to have yours and the other angel moms that I don't have email addresses for ... So that I can write or send fwd pages to you all also. Quite a few of us angel moms enjoy sending fwd pages or other articles of health or other interest, and just checking in on each other from time to time. It's really an extension of our great circle of love and concern for one another.

Donna, I am so very glad that you are feeling well enough to post, but remember, we angel moms are very protective of each other, and we insist on you not overdoing it when we know you need to be resting and taking good care of yourself. Of course, I am still having a hard time dealing with not being able to submit individual post to each angel Mom; especially on valley days or one of the many special days that we all have from time to time. As a matter of fact, I had to get on to Sandy recently because I could tell that she needed AND deserved some time off to rest,regroup, or renew her spirit.:) We all do from time to time. We know that, but we still worry when we don't hear from someone! :( Sounds mixed up and crazy, I know, but as the song says, that's just the way love is! :)

4/10/2003 17:53

Sandy is such a blessing to us all, God love her! I know her Shane is go very, very proud of her and all the good work she is doing for our Lord and Savior. I truly believe that showing love and compassion for one another should be as universal as it is in our circle of love. Maybe someday it will be universal and we will study war no more! :(

Oh, how well I remember my MaDear's voice saying ... " God is concerned about people ... All people!" And, ya know what, MaDear was right! :) Right now, I am also concerned about Eva. I guess all we can do is pray that God and our band of guardian angels will surround her and protect her from those who are insensitive to her loss, and intentionally add to her grief. :( I pray that God will give her the strength to handle such job related stress! That has to be Soooo difficult for her! Only God can give her the strength to endure. But, still ... We pray!

I also visited your precious Christina's memorial site and read all of the heartfelt tributes. I will be adding [submitting] a copy/paste (poem) to her just as soon as I rest up and can do so. Donna, I have also been trying to catch up on my reading at all the memorial sites also. I visited Michael's memorial site the other night -- Timothypoo--Debby's son. Deb has added a photo of both her sons. :) They are Soooo handsome! :) I discovered her site is also on the Grief link at beliefnet IF MY MEMORY SERVES ME RIGHT. :) Deb, did you know this? :) I'll leave a post there between now and Sunday evening. :) Again, your tribute to your son is AWESOME! They both are so very handsome!!! I bet you had your hands full with both. Thank you for sharing their photos with us. I haven't learned how to add photos yet. I tried once, but all I got transferred was a little tiny box with a red [x] in it! Ha-ha! But, I'll keep trying. I do have one photo on file that I will email to everyone. Sandy already has it and also Cindy. I will do that soon. I will add others as soon as James or Cheryl have time to show me the ropes. :) I don't own a scanner "if" that's what it takes! ha-ha! So, I'll try to share the one they placed on my computer a year or so ago! It was the last photo that Diane and Cheryl had taken together. :)

4/10/2003 17:56

Angel moms ... I still can't type fast, but I will get around to visiting all of our guardian angels memorial site, if only to read, and get to know all our guardian angels through the comments of their angel moms. :) It is such an awesome thing to do! Also, angel moms, send me your child's birthday and anniversary date in an email if you haven't already done so. This would help me to keep up with these important dates and know ahead of time when they are coming up. I always feel so bad when I miss a special date. :( As the healing of my arm and hand continues to take place, I will begin submitting posts to each angel and a prayer for them, their Mom and family. I am still feeling so very weak and disoriented from the meds. :( I really wish I were in the hospital where I could rest, have my meds, meals, swelling, fever, pain, and sleep monitored, so that I could concentrate on getting well. :( I am in the process of trying to see two new doctors. Hopefully tomorrow (Friday, April 11th or Monday, April 14th). I will keep you informed or request that Sandy does the honor! :) Sandy ... I promise ... It was not on purpose that I didn't send Cheryl's email address! ha-ha! I just wanted to update her on all that's going on first! Now that I have, I can give it to you! Ha-ha! It's: I shared your email with her and she thought it was such a fun and caring email. As a matter of fact, she said she was so glad to have some help with her Mom! Ha-ha! As soon as I can I will be sharing some of her emails with you angel moms. She sent one the other night that brought tears to my eyes. :( This child loves her Mom! :) I promised her that I will do my best to become more serious about taking care of my health. Which reminds me, I have to get off line and make my new appointment. :) Here's why! :(

Angel Moms, I am sorry to report that I did not get to be seen by the doctor on Tuesday. :( I went, but arrived a few minutes late. My appointment was for 10:30 AM, but I signed in at 10:55 AM. Sometimes people are just having a bad day, and though without meaning to, can cause others such STRESS, as well as emotional pain. :( For many reasons ... That's all I can say at this time.) However, I assure you, that once I have rested up, I will share the story of why I was late getting there, in an email. I promise, it will make you all laugh out loud. :) Sooo ... Just keep on praying, because ... God ain't through with me yet, I pray! :)

4/10/2003 17:58

Selva, Oh how I do agree, that we all need to laugh at ourselves at times! Your post really made me laugh out loud! And, as we moms know all too well, when a Mom has lost a child, there really aren't many occasions when she feels like laughing. So, please ... Keep sharing those updates with us. Ha-ha! After reading and sharing your post with my husband, daughter, and son-in-law, I was able to fall asleep with a smile on my face, and forgot all about what happened with my missed doctor's appointment. :) You bring such joy into the lives of others, and your strong faith in God, your sincere, heartfelt prayers, and caring heart shines through brightly for all angel moms! God bless you dear one! Your personality reminds me sooo much of my Diane's! Mine, too, when I was much younger! :) So, again, thanks dear Selva, for sending me down memory lane with your fun loving post. It also made me laugh because there is still so much I don't know about computers. Compared to me, even your sister is a genius!

Debby, thanks for letting us know about Barb. I will post to her ASAP. Please let her know she is in my thoughts and prayers, and so are you, Deb. God bless you for standing by Barb and letting us know when she is in need of our extra prayers.

Much love to All ... & God's peace and blessings ... I also wish for each of you ... Fond memories, as often as possible, and that each day you will write down a minimum of 5 reasons to be thankful ... Especially on valley days! Then, embrace your blessings and thank God for them! :) My fondest wish, however, is that you will make a conscious effort at the beginning of each day to experience "All the joy you can stand!" ... Even as you grieve! ... Do it anyway! :) God bless!

4/10/2003 20:11

Hi all you Angel Moms. First of all let me tell you that when I wnet to post tonight, Believe .com told me I was not registered , will you believe that I had to enter everything again?, well they finally accepted me again, well I'm conneted to the internet (2 of them) but the e mail address at my sister remains the same,
(I think),I'm so glad to post again, I really need you all you Angel Moms, I went to my phsyco and told her that I could not comunicate with the Circle, and she said I really needed you all. I decided to take the whole week off from work, after all this confusion, the work is way back due, and people want their taxes done, so we are working 24/7. Verna, please take care of yourself, do you walk a little? that is good for the circulation on your feet and ankles, try to do that slowly at first. I ', having problems with my legs also because I'm sitting down for about 12 hours a day, but as soon as april 15 comes, I will be walking in the evenings again. Sandy my sister, I miss you, also Deb, Donna, Eva, Lisa thanks for posting in Solange's memorial, after april 15 my life will go back to ? at least to have time to post, pray and let you all know how much I need you. My address is. Selva Menendez, 2611 S.W. 3 St. Miami Fla 33135. I forgot to tell you, I bought a scanner and when I tried to open it, I broke it, do you know about Murphys' Law?. Well my sisters, just know I love you, need you and I will pray in my own way for all of us. Selva

4/11/2003 00:05

Hello my sweet sisters in Christ..I thought I'd post something tonight...the last couple of weeks have been hard...just this past week the marked 10 months since the Lord called my Matthew home.I have been back and forth to my parents home...just wanting to be closer to my husband does'nt understand why I want to drive so's also the town where my Matthew is buried.I went to the cemetery....not good....for my weeks have be miserable's just that I miss hm so much it hurts like no other pain I've ever felt....of course you all the pain....I don't know why I'm even here you all....Eva

4/11/2003 00:43

Hi all, I was just wondering if someone could write me with some advice. My sister and her husband just lost their only child (my nephew) 2 weeks ago. We are all hangin in there but its not easy. He was only 2yrs 2mo and 3days old. "It is not fair!!!!" he was a baby, he was suposed to come to my funeral. I set up a prayer circle in their name, Juan and Dawn Garza "baby boy gone but not forgotten" They/we need all the prayers and support we can get. My email is please write me with some advise on how to help my sister. The pain I feel is horrible and I cant even begin to understand how my sister or any of you who lost your children feel. I am so sorry for your losses. God bless all of you.

4/11/2003 16:12

Hello dear Verna, what beautiful posts to all! I'm so sorry you're still not feeling up to par, BUT if you followed your Dr.'s orders, maybe, just maybe, ha, ha, you'll get better a lot quicker!
Seriously our dear Verna, you've been sick for so long now and we want you to take care of yourself because we need you here - yes, I know that's selfish, but I don't care!! Gosh yes, aren't Deb's boys so handsome! And that's a very good idea for all of us to share our child's birthdate and Anniversary date with all, I'll do it later on myself and will be looking for all of your's! You got me laughing again Verna, you actually came through and gave me Cheryl's e-mail!! Now, along with Cindy, I have your own daughter to tattle on you for your late nights, ha, ha!! She's worried about you too God bless her, and of course she loves her Mom!! Enjoyed reading your posts, and puh-leeze listen to all and get your rest in. May YOU "experience all the Joy that you can stand"......
Much love,

4/11/2003 16:23

Hello stacilee, I'm so very sorry to read about your precious little nephew, and rest assured that we will write you and try to help you, so that you can help your sister and husband. Thank you for giving us your e-mail address, and in the meantime our prayers and love are with your nephew's parents, Juan and Dawn, and with you also and the rest of your family.
Love Sandy

4/11/2003 16:27

Eva, I'm so happy you posted, everyone's been worried about you, and don't ever feel that you 'shouldn't' be posting, we all want to hear from you!

Selva my dear sister, I'll post to you and Eva this evening, have to get offline now and make dinner! Know that you and Eva are in my love and prayers,
Much love,

4/11/2003 17:12

Hi Angel Moms,
Selva, you made me laugh just reading your post about your crazy day. I am so glad that you and your sister could laugh about all the crazy things that were happening. They say laughter cleanses the soul!
Verna, It was so good to read a post from you again. Can't wait to hear your story about why you were late to your doctors appt. I know I am having a hard time staying on schedule for anything and I am not sick. So, I completely understand.
I too would like to have everyones angels anniversaries and birthdays.
My precious angel is Aaron James O'Neil, Born to Earth March 2, 1983 and born to Heaven Sept. 26, 2002
I MISS HIM SO MUCH! My email is I would love to receive email from all of you. My step daughter has made a website for Aaron and I would like it if you guys would visit and post. The address is: Well, I copied that address from an email but I think if you just go to you can get to it from there. We also have a page at the Houston Chronicle Newspaper where people have been posting. The address for that is: just type it exactly like that with no spaces.
Sandy, thank you for the beautiful email, it made my morning! Love to you all....I will try to post more later.

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