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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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6/3/2003 08:32

Dear Yvonne, ~ I know how busy you are with all that sewing! Sure hope all is going well and that you are ok. We miss your beautiful prayer posts, but understand how busy you are. We know that even when you can't post that you continue to pray for all. And, you know that you are in our thoughts and prayers always!
Love & Hugs,

6/3/2003 08:35

Angel Moms, ~ I just noticed I started a new page with the post above. :) Make sure you go back to page 143 and read all my other post to everyone! :)

6/3/2003 15:39

Hello our dear Miss V! It's terrific to see your posts, we know you're busy too with your Reunion, book, etc., but we all love to see you posting! Wow, we're on page 144 now. Thank you Lord for blessing this Circle and keeping it up and running. Oh dear Verna, that's so nice of you to say, thank you, and I in turn thank Our Heavenly Father for using me to start this Circle! Hope you're keeping good hours lately and taking care of yourself, you want to be in top form for your Reunion, it should be a lot of fun! Yes, I received your copy & paste fwd. this morning, so it went through. Love you dear Miss V, and make sure to take good care of yourself!
Lots of love,

6/3/2003 15:42

Dearest Donna, today is treatment day for you, and that means one more to go!
Love you dear one and pray you're not in too much pain, post when you can,
Lots of love & Bear Hugsss,

6/3/2003 15:44

Yes, our dear Yvonne, write when you can and let us know how your trip and Aaron's graduation went! Much love & prayers to you,
Love Sandy

6/3/2003 20:27

Hi Angel moms, deeeeeeeep vally days, I'm so greatful to God 24/7 that He lead me to this Circle of Love. Donna we have not heard from you in a little while, please let us know how you are doing. Sandy, Verna thanks for your e nails and prayers, what will I do without you? I'm going to the phsyco tomorrow, and I am so upset, Solange had hundreds of photo's and now I can't find any of them in her room, I asked Juny who is the only one that had a key to my house, and she said she did not have them, I'm going crazy about this, I really think that Juny has them and she is afraid to let me know. You know my sister's Angel, I'm going through a very hard time. I love you all, but I wish I could die tomorrow. I know I will not, but that is what I wish. Love you. Selva

6/3/2003 22:08

Oh my dear sister, my heart aches for you, I'm so happy that you're going to your psychotherapist tomorrow, and please, make sure to go, she can help you one on one right now. Oh sweetie, that's awful about the pictures, I know how much they mean to you, if Juny did take them I pray, pray that she returns them somehow. I would be going crazy too if someone took our pictures of Shane, you don't need that extra pain right now! It's little wonder that you're so deep in the valley and feeling the way you do. I wish I was there to hold you and let you cry, I can only do it in my heart, sending you my love and prayers, and I ask the Holy Spirit, the Great Comforter to be with you tonight, and your Angels to surround you and bring with them our love and prayers for you. Please let us know tomorrow how you're doing, we love you and care.
Lots of love & Hugs,

6/4/2003 02:13

Dear Selva, ~ Oh gosh, I know this has upset you to no end! I remember when I lost some important papers that Diane had written in one of her classes that she was taking at a local community college. I thought I would die. :( That is just how it feels when we can't put our hand on something that reminds us our children. The photos will show up; I just know they will. I eventually found the papers that Diane had written, but over time, I misplaced them again. :( I have this habit of putting things away in a safe place, then I forget where the safe place is. :) I hope that is the case with your beautiful Solange's photos. I will pray about it and ask God to give them back to you no matter where they may be. Take care of yourself, Selva, and remember, during this stage of your grieving, there will be a lot of confusion in your mind. Please give yourself a little time, then go look through things again when you feel up to it. Maybe it's just that you have tucked them away somewhere safe either at your house or maybe at your sister's house... I sure hope so. Anyway, I will continue to pray that you find them. I no I will find the papers that Diane wrote, because, I never throw anything away! :) God bless you dear Selva, and please let us know how your appointment goes.
Much love and (((BearHugs)))

6/4/2003 02:22

My love and prayer goes out to all the parents and family members of those who have lot a family member. Just this Monday June 2 2003 My family lost a member my 19 yr old cousin Ryan Torres
in a fatal car accident and I just want everyone to pray not for the loss our family has endured but that we can get through these hard times I ask that you pray for his father who has lost his only son and for our family that we can remain strong for him and just pray that my cousin know how much he was loved! I know he is in a better place but I hope the rest of my family members do to and stop questioning what has happening but to try and except it even though it is hard to have lost some one!!!

6/4/2003 02:28

Dear God in heaven, ~ There will always be some angel Mom who is approaching some special day ... A day that reminds them of how much they miss their precious and beloved child. It's very difficult, Lord, to make it through those days. Please give us the strength and the courage to carry on in spite of all that we have been through. We know in our hearts that You love us unconditionally, and that our children are safe, happy, and in Your care. Thank you, Father, for taking care of our precious children, and for all the help you send our way daily to help us continue on our journey. We know that one day, we will embrace our beloved children again, and forevermore! We love you, Lord, and thank you for all the blessings You give to us on a daily basis... Blessings too numerous to count! Thank You, Father! In Your Son Jesus' name, I pray! Amen!

6/4/2003 02:59

Dear Desiree79, ~ I just clicked back on and saw your post above. I am so sorry about the loss of your cousin, Ryan. I can relate to your grief, the shock and disbelief of it all. I lost the oldest of my two daughters in a tragic chain reaction crash which involved 2 cars, 2 pickup trucks, and drunk driving. My daughter, Diane, was 36 years old. It will be 7 years the August , but not a day goes by that I don't miss her. The pain is not as intense, but it will always be with me. Please know that losing a child is unlike any loss one has ever known. Only those who have suffered such a loss can truly understand. So, be patient with your cousin's father, and just let him know that you are there for him. He is in shock, and will be for quite some time to come. Please no that right now, telling the father that Ryan is in a better place will not help. Right now, he needs his entire family to accept whatever he is feeling and just stand by him. Giving him a hug, asking what you can do to help, doing whatever you know you can do to help during this time will be greatly appreciated by the father. Remember, not only is he grieving the greatest loss he will ever know, he is in shock, and this was his only son. Also, if he is responsible for making funeral arrangements, he will need all the family support you and the other family members can give. Even if he is wrong or mistaken about the events surrounding his son's death, just let it be, for now! Right now, he has to have something to hold on to! Also, it may help to seek the advice of your minister, or some support group in your area. If drunk driving was involved, you can find an abundance of resources at For sure, we moms will storm heaven with prayer for your cousin, his father, and your entire family, and I know God will be with all of you during this untimely storm.
Prayerfully yours,

6/4/2003 03:04

Dear God, Please wrap your arms around Ryan's father, and help him at this time. Only you can know the depth of his grief, Lord. Give him the strength to endure. These things I ask, in Your Son Jesus' name, Amen

6/4/2003 20:10

Dear Desiree79, thank you for your love and prayers for all. We extend the same to you and your cousin's family over his sudden passing, especially his father. I'm sure your cousin Ryan knows how loved he was and is. I ask Our Lord to give his father and family the necessary spiritual and physical strength at this time as they struggle with the loss of Ryan, his father's only son. As Verna said, the loss of a child is a very different loss, and coming to terms with it takes a very long time. The very best thing you can do for Ryan's father and family is just to be there for them, supporting, loving, praying and listening. Ryan's father needs to talk about his loss, and please don't be afraid to bring up Ryan's name to him, he needs and wants to hear it, even if it makes him cry. I'm so sorry for your loss, and most assuredly all of you will be prayed for here!
Love Sandy

6/5/2003 19:16

Hi Angel moms, I've been having valley days 24/7, I still can not find Solange's pictures, just a few of them, this is driving me crazy, I know that Juny does not have it, so maybe they show up some day, I still have a few and the last ones she took, I told my Dr, that I just refused to believe that Solange is not with me, so I make believe she is at the university, or maybe she has gone to the beach, or she is hanging on with her friends etc, she said that if it makes me feel better OK but that I have to keep in touch with reality, AY Angel moms, it is so hard, I talked to my other sister last night, she called me when I was in deeeeeeeep valley, (the one who lost her daughter 18 years ago to a pshyco killer)she cried with me on the phone, the pooor thing, I think I told you that they found some remains in a canal and I've been trying with the medical examiner, to see if those remains were Charys. Did not want to get her involved with this, they had so much pain, imagine they don't really know where her daughter is and if she is dead, how she died and where her remains are. That is one mission that I have to complete in this life if God will allow me. I', praying for Eva, this is a hard week for her, I am also praying for all you Angel Moms, and thanking God that I was able to meet all of you, what will I do without you. May God Bless You All. Love you my sisters. Selva

6/5/2003 19:24

Dearest Sandy,Verna,Selva& Angel Moms, I received an e-mail from Sandy saying you are worried, please don't be, I became ill from the last treatment and had to cancel this weeks, I'm feeling better, and rescheduled for next Tues. Phyiscally I'm doing better but much is happening in my family. Justin let us know he is looking for a better job and wants to move out which in my head is the right thing for him to do but not my heart, I can't explain it, I feel very sad, and somehow it's like years ago getting prepared to say goodbye, I'm sorry you are worried but I need to deal with my feelings deal with the sadness, please know I'm ok but I need time, my sister is ill and was told to take a leave a absence from school and is seeing a neurologist but no answers yet, just writing is hard to do but don't feel sorry for me I know all will work out in time with God's help will write when I get through whatever this is and know you are in my heart and prayers and in the meantime I pray Peace will find you, rainbows to make you smile and lots and lots of BearHugsss. Love&Hope Donna

6/5/2003 23:26

My Dear sister friends...Tonight my husband Ron and I finally finished a song we had been working on...It is called " I Wonder".We plan on singing it in church this coming Sunday(June8).Im not going to the cemetery.I don't think I can handle that..My heart aches, and my stomach gets a butterfly feeling just thinking of that day coming. when in actuallity all days are the same to me.My boy is not here..and I don't have the will to even live....I have asked to be off for the next week...they have approved it..I don't know if that was the right thing to do...for I know to be here at home will only make me feel like I'm going insane...I talk to Matthew....I even go as far and answer for that not insanity or what? I don't now if I'm coming or going sometimes..I thank God he gave Ronnie the gift of song writing...His songs are powerful...I at times sing to get through valley helps me alot.then there are days when there is no song in my heart.....know that I love you all, and I continue to lift you all up in prayer..I His Care I Press On.....Eva

6/6/2003 18:59

Hi All Angel Moms. Sandy is not feeling very well, she has come out with some virus that is keeping her in bed, she told me to let you know why she is not in line today, she sends all of us, her prayers and love, as soon as she is feeling better (hopefully very soon) she will be at the Circle again. Please let all of us pray that our dear Sandy will be feeling better soon. Her love and her prayers are still with us. Love Selva

6/6/2003 19:14

Donna, our prayers are with you in this dificult time, I think I know what you are going through, sometimes when Solange will day to me she wanted to go to another University, like Tallahasse, or upstate Florida, I will get the chills, but she knew that no place like home, Justin is going through a stage, but when he puts 2 and 2 together (I'm an accountant) maybe he will change his mind, but remember when we were his age?, we also wanted to experience life, and he will learn so much, I did not have the choice, my parents (the poor things) had to let me go when I was 14, to a strange country, and alone, at that time I blamed them for everything I had to go through (they came 6 and 7 years later) but I thank them now that they sent me to this country and I did not have to go the terrible things that happened in my (comunist) island, so let go, he will be fine, and I am sure he knows that you guys are there for him , in case he needs help. Just remember my dear sister, when you were that age, and he will not be saying "goodbye", he will be there all the time for you. Let me tell you, when I came to this country, I had to learn english (I'm still trying)I could not call my parents, the gov in Cuba will not allowed it, so my bad times and the good times I had to keep all to myself, I'm sure Justin "needs" to experience life, and I am sure you got him ready for it. He will still be around and just a telephone call away, AY my sister, I know it is rough, but he will still around you, I love you my sister, if there is anything I can do? just listen to you or cry with you. I'm always here. I'm sure your sister wil be OK, sometimes we think of the worse, but remember, God is there for all of us.Rest my sweet Angel Mom, don't worry about not posting, you know we will be storming Heaven for you. Love Selva

6/6/2003 19:22

My Dear Sister EVA, I know so much of what you are going through!, you are not going crazy, we are going through the MOST DIFICULT TIME OF OUR LIFES, and the most awful pain any human being can handle, when I go out of work I pass by my house every day and go into Solange's room, I talk to her every day, I also answer myself, on top of it, I can not find any of Solange's pictures, she had hundreds of them, so I'm going crazy about it. So please my dear sister, we are in this together, Solange was my ONLY child, now I have no one, please my sister, cry and cry and cry, that will do some good, there is nothing else we can do, but hold on to GOD and his promises, I will be storming HEAVEN for you this weekend, be strong so you can do the same for me AUG 15. I love you my sister, and please, please , keep posting here, you will find lots of UNDERSTANDING, and LOVE, and that is what we need right now. Be sure my sister, we are going to pray for you and your family. Love. Selva

6/6/2003 19:31

Hi my sister Verna, thank you so much for all the beautiful e mails, I'am praying that you are feeling much better, but do not over do it, I can not wait to read your book, and I tell you I will send it to Oprah, and I know she will unterstand, she is a wonderful human being, as you know Sandy is not feeling too good, so please lets Storm Heaven , so she will be OK soon, I love you all my sisters, I'm going through valley days also, but keep on holding on to God. Love you Selva

6/6/2003 19:36

Lisa, my dear sister, please post, you know we are going through the same pain, and we are in this together, this is the best place to let our anger, fears, and pain, to go out. You know how much understanding and help are here for all of us, we at new at this awful pain, but we will managed (I think) to go through this, remember I have no other child, so for me this is the end. Please my sister, we are here for one another, I thank God 24/7 to lead me to this cirlce of Love, otherwise I will be in a nut house. I love you my sister, and remember we are here for you. Love Selva

6/6/2003 21:21

Hi my dear Angel Moms, you know by now that I go to sleep early (my time its about 9pm) otherwise I do not sleep, I'm up at 3am every night, I will try to be on line just in case any of you Angel Moms will need a little prayer or some understanding, remember our Chief Angel Mom, Sandy, its not feeling very well so lets pray for her, I wil be up around 4am and will keep all of you in my prayers, and I do pray in my own way. So far no good but I will be Pressing On. I love you all my dear sisters, and remember we are all in this together. Cry my sisters that is good for us. Love you all. Selva

6/6/2003 23:18

Dear Selva, ~ Thanks for letting us know about Sandy. Of course, you know I will be storming heaven with prayer for our dear Sandy, and so will the other moms. I will check in throughout the night just in case anyone needs prayer or just needs someone to listen, or respond in some way. I will also be praying for all who have lost a child or children. God bless everyone, and I will check back in every hour until I retire for the night. Selva, please get some rest, and know that I will be praying that you will find the lost pictures. God bless you, dear one, and take care.
Love & Hugs to all,

6/7/2003 02:24

Dear God, ~ Someone is grieving tonight because they have lost a child or other loved one. Lord, all I ask is that You will wrap your arms around them and ease the pain in their heart. Give them the peace that only You can give. Let them know, Father, that they are not alone; That there are those of us who can relate to the kind of pain they are feeling in their heart. Assure them that we understand and care. Lord, I ask that You will heal Sandy, and Donna. Let them know how very much they are loved and needed. Give them both peace of mind, body, and soul. I ask that You would ease the grief and pain in Eva's heart, and Lisa's heart. Father, please wrap your loving arms around Ryan's daddy, and give him the strength You know he will need to get through his loss. Give him the support of family and friends at this time, Lord, and also in the days ahead. Father, I ask these things in your son Jesus' name, Amen!

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