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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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7/21/2003 19:38

Hi my dear Sisters. First of all please forgive my spelling, I had to take one of "those pills" because I had a rough day. First af all, Eva I am so glad to hear from you my sister, Thank God that you are allright, the stress you are feeling its normal for a new job, I am sure you will get used to it and it will be less stressful that the other one, just think, a grandaughter and what a beautiful and peaceful name Lindsey Brook, remember one thing so you can enjoy your gradndaughter to the fullest, I will never be a grandma, so my dear sister, count your blessings, and please keep in touch as often as you can, you know we all love you. Verna my dear dear sister, I hope that you are feeling much better, and I pray that you found that attachement I told you about, maybe they do not have it in Office Depot, but we have a store here in Miami it is call Compu USA, that they have all the attachment if you don't find it please let me know, I will find it for you.Sandy I am so glad you went to the horse races, I used to go once in a while while I lived in NY, never won anything, my sister, I love you so much!. Donna, I am so sorry that you went through so many rough times, I can not believe the love you have inside of you after so many rough times, my sister, I know of problems galore, specially when you are a young person without any support, I admire you sooooo much, you are a special Angel here on Earth, and I thank God that He gave me the opportunity to meet you, it is an Honor. Please tell Shar she is part of our family for sure. I am worry about Lisa, I think she is away on her trip to NY, I don't know when she will be coming back, but I pray that her son will be OK, as a matter of fact I know he will. I love you my sisters, I thank God for this family, guess what, after I came from Cuba and found so many disapointments, I will always tell my aunt, I do not believe in "blood family" I choose my family, because of my experience when I was so young, and she always reminds me of that and of course I still choose my family ( I thoughed Solange the samething) I always told her, you discriminate bad people no matter what color they are, but good people you choose as your friends and family, no matter where they come from, She always did. Thank God for that. I love you my sisters. Selva

7/21/2003 23:47

Hello my dear sister, your spelling is alright, and I wouldn't care if it wasn't! If you had to take one of your pills, that's good, hopefully you will get a good night's sleep and be at peace for a while. Ah, you like the Races too dear Selva, sorry you never won anything, but they're still exciting to watch. Yes, Lisa was due back yesterday, so I pray she's alright and posts here soon. let's us know how she's doing and how she liked her Conference in the big Apple. You're oh so right dear Selva, there doesn't need to be blood between you to consider a person part of your family, and you taught Solange a wonderful lesson in life! Love you too, and pray tomorrow is a good day for you, you're getting closer and closer to your trip!
Lots of love and {HUGS}

7/22/2003 09:39

Dear Angel Moms,
Thank you for all the kind words butwe all know if it wasn't for you (Sandy) we would of never been able to let our grief out. you ,donna ,verna and selva have helped alot of us moms out. it will bethree years next month and some times i wounder where the years went and other times i can't beleive it is true but i am so thankful for all of you. the accident happened on the 30th o this month and his birthday was the 12th of next month and he passed on the 14t. all those special days i have been thinking about has kepted me in my valley days. i haven't been able to sleep at night and when i do i wake upat 1:30am and 3:56am every morning for the past week and all i want to do is cuddle.
congradulationon your new grand daughter lindsey. likeselva i have a grand daughter from my cael bt have never meet her and she will be 4 the day after my birthday in december. best wishes and good health for your family.
dear father i ask for your prayers,
i pray that you are all doing well and following the dr's orders and getting plenty of rest. may you all find the strenght on these valley days a head of you and find the courage to move as you find your path. I ask this in the name of the father amen...

love Debby

7/22/2003 09:48

Dear angel moms,
I just went to check on Barb (eudora) and found out that her daughter Carol ann's birthday was the 20th.
Love Debby

7/22/2003 13:26

Dearest Angel Moms, Cindy, Kristina Mom has asked for Prayer, you know she has worked really hard for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Foundation to raise money, she is trying to get the Fundraising Benefit going and because she has not been a previous fundraiser or has a well known name as a fundraiser the Funds are not coming in and has asked our help to Pray for God's intervention, I know this is a hard time for many of us but I'm asking we as Selva says so well Storm Heaven for folks to open there Hearts to her and to empty there pockets. Love to All & BearHugs Donna

7/22/2003 13:53

Dear Selva, good to see your Post and its good to hear you taking good care of you and sweetie Thank you for your Loving words but like Deb said if Sandy hadn't heard the whisper our journeys would be so much harder and if I helped I Thank God but like Sandy and Verna and so many Moms to God be the Glory for whispering to Sandy and giving us each His Love, I liked what you said about choosing a family and being chosen because thats what happens here and I too am so grateful for this family whose Love and Faith help each of us to move forward with God's Love and years ago there was a song Neil Sedecca sang called Turn on Your Heart Light it was inspired by the movie ET well thats what it's like here for me We All Turn on Our Heartlights through sorrow through joy through Blessings and a whole lot of Hope I started this for you Selva but it always turns to this Family. Sandy your Heartlight has shone for all of us and for each of us a switch turned ON. We have been Blessed with rain which we haven't seen since May and that was about 3 times and everyone here was smiling and than the birds did a beautiful aerial display of JOY it was like a Beautiful Dance well I've chewed your ear off but before I go Deb, Our Hearts are with You too Sending Love and BearHugs Lots and Lots of BearHugs to All. Donna

7/22/2003 20:50

Hi my dear sisters. Ay Deb, I know just how you feel, my Solange's accident was Aug 14, 2002, the police came to my house at 3.20am, ever since then, I can not sleep past that time, when they came to my house and told me about the accident (and believe me this is hard for me to say) they noticed I was so confused annd did not know where Jackson Trauma Center was, that they rang twiced and offered if they could take me there, and of course I said yes, Thank God one of the policeman was a close friend of one of the Drs. there, and he was one of my mother's best friend's grandchild, after that I have no recollection of what when on , maybe I don't want to remember. So my dear sister, cry and cry again, that is what we are all here for, and Thank God, like Donna said, that Sandy heard that whisper, it is a "Miracle", and let us all bless Sandy for bringing us together, and May God Bless all these dear sisters that came to this Circle of Love. We are not alone in this journey, we have all these wonderful Angel Moms to help us through it. GOD BLESS. Selva

7/22/2003 21:07

My dear sister, Sandy, Donna, Verna, all I can say to you its that I love you and chosed you to me part of my little family (there is not so many left), like I said and keep on saying, I choose my family, when I came to this country I did not received that family love so I had to choose, and I did, and believe me, I still have that family (not blood family) and like I said, I toughed Solange the same thing, after all we did not have a big (blood family except her half brothers and sisters) but she chose her own sisters like Juny and many more since they were on third grade, and it worked out fine, so I chosed you to be part of my family (a great part), so no matter what you look like, where you live, and if you don't mind that you have a cuban sister, you are all my sisters and part of my family, and guess? I really do love you like sisters, if anything will happen to you I will be there for you. I pray (in my own little way) but from the heart, for all of you my sisters, and for sure I will look forward to our reunion. Love you all. Selva

7/23/2003 04:00

Hello Angel Moms, ~ I just signed on to copy/paste a long overdue post to Selva. I will still do that, but after I began reading at the top of this page, I realized how much I miss all of you when I cannot post or come here to read often. I know that all of you feel the same. I guess I am in one of my emotional states right now, because I, too, recall the night I first learned that my precious daughter had been killed in a tragic crash. It's like Selva and Deb says, sleeping during that time frame, seems to be a thing of the past. :( At that time, Cheryl was living in Texas, and since my husband handled his grief all together differently than I did, I really felt as though I was totally alone during those times. Then, God placed it on my heart to start writing poetry that expressed exactly what I felt, and poems that came from Him and His Holy Spirit. I began to recognize when my thoughts were from God and when the evil one was attacking my thoughts, my faith, ... All that I had been raised to believe about our Lord and Savior. Eventually, I began reading the bible more and more, during those times when the anger would swell up inside of me. It was during those times that I really had to pray hard, to make it through the night, or rather, the wee hours of the morning. :) I'm talking about months that eventually turned into the first year, and then some! But, fortunately, when I look back now, I realize I was working through my grief and loss in the only way that I knew. And, that it really was OK, because there is no one best method of grieving. Nor is there a set time limit. So, however I did it, [mistakes and all ...], it help to get me to where I am today! :) And, now, even when I am in the valley, I can still cry out to God to give me the strength to move on, in spite of the quiet grief that has settled in. I know now, that this time will pass, and that joy awaits me, at the end of my journey. :) So, hold on, angel moms ... God knows exactly where you are, and I promise you, He is right there with you, and He always will be! :) As always, I pray that our Lord and Savior will grant you precious moments of peace, as you continue to hold on to His unchanging hand! In Jesus' name I pray, Amen!

7/23/2003 04:20

PS: Selva, my dear sister, it wouldn't bother me if you were the color of the rainbow! :) I love you just the same! And, so does everyone here, and best of all ... So does God! :)

And, now, my copy/paste post to you. That is, if I haven't lost it by now!:)
I just finished reading the article that you sent to me in an email several days ago. :(
Oh Gosh Selva, ~ I have just finished reading this beautiful story and my heart goes out to you and all the people who knew and loved Ms. Cruz so very much! I also watched the coverage on TV. It is so unfortunate that, until you introduced her to us, I had never heard of Ms. Cruz. :( Now, I feel that I have missed knowing such a beautiful person. But, thanks to you, I will never forget her, and I will definitely learn more about her and her beautiful music. I did get to see a picture that they had in the news online shortly after her death. There was also a big write-up in our local paper, and it was all over the TV News coverage for days. There is no doubt that she and her music touched many souls, and she leaves such warm, bittersweet memories behind for all of us, but especially for you and those who have know about her and her music for years ... Both here and in Cuba. Just as it is with your Solange, you will carry her in your heart forever, and she will never be forgotten; and best of all ... Thanks to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, you will meet her and get to hear her sing again someday in heaven where there will be rejoicing forever and ever! :) Again, my sister, thank you so much for sharing Ms. Cruz with us. Thanks also for all the beautiful fwd pages and emails. I am almost at a point where I can take time to finish reading all the thoughtful emails and fwd pages from all angel moms. All of you are the wind beneath my wings ... Especially now, that I am in the mist of finishing the first draft of Chain Reaction. :) Needless to say, ... I feel a little sad, because I have nursed this little baby [book project] for almost six years! :) It's difficult to explain, but it is a very emotional time for me, and I am sure it has a lot to do with the special days coming up. But, I know that I am covered with so much love, warm hugs, and heartfelt prayers, I know I will get through the valley days as they come and go. God bless you, my dear sister, and God bless all angel moms, especially those we know need our prayers the most. Thank you all for being the wind beneath our wings! :)
Love and (((BearHugs))) to All, :)

7/23/2003 04:52

Selva, I have not had a chance to go look for the voice attachment yet because of my latest assignment, plus my car has been in the shop for two days. I got it back today, but had to keep my grandson, and niece, plus I had piles of housework. I plan to check it out online first, then go look at some of the stores here if I can't order it online. Thank you, my sister, for recommending it. Right now, I am mostly doing a lot of copy/paste from old floppy disk that I saved a bunch of book topics and poetry on from years back. As I told my book project manager, I have always been too busy to be organized! :) Especially since I retired. She has promised to help me with this, once we get the whole thing together and printed. After that, we will try to find a sponsor, then she will send out a minimum of three grant proposals. Hopefully, we will be successful there. So, Y'all keep storming heaven with prayer! :)
Love & hugs,
Oh by the way, my sister, if I have success with this book, I am going to charter a plane to pick up all angel moms and fly them to Florida, and have limos waiting at the airport to bring them all to your house! :) As for me, ... I DO NOT FLY! Ha-ha! Had one bad flight and that was enough for me! I promised God that if He got me down safely that time, I would not be back up there until He called me home! Ha-ha! But, I love long drives, so I'll arrive by limo! OK? OK!!! Fortunately, Louisiana is not that far from Florida by car. :)
Lots of love, hugs, and joy, my sisters!

7/23/2003 05:32

Dearest Selva, Sweetie, I have learned so much from you and if you were a pink elephant it wouldn't matter Love you as you are I Love when you talk of your Heritage and the food I've never heard of and the festivals, you have opened a whole world to me and All, what has ever mattered is the Heart and Love that you share and though I can not eat spicy foods they sound delicious like Verna said We Love You and true we come from all over different backrounds and I do hope someday I will hear the Beautiful Music of Ms Cruz, even though she has gone to sing with the Angels and I know that is very sad the light she brought into this world will never die, there are many Cubans living here but I don't speak the language and I wish I did, they live so far from your homeland and I'm left ignorant and they don't celebrate festivals which would be nice for them as well as us gringos but you have shared so much, Sweetie how do we convince you that if you were from another world with antenna it wouldn't change how we feel, no we don't know how any of us look but we know each others heart and sorrows and joys and most of all each other Angels which is such a Blessing like Verna many of us Moms dealt with our grief alone and still do but like Verna it was the comfort of the Bible that helped to pull me through too even when I was angry or sad I sought comfort and found comfort and still fall short but my favorite is Song of Songs when I was hurting the first few years and felt bewildered as to why Mikey and Justin suffered so much I found that Book in the Bible and as I read I put myself there as though God was saying all those beautiful words to me and found an intimacy that didn't exist before and found comfort yes it hurt bad for a long time and than coming here has done more good than any therapist could why because Sandy you Verna reached out and understood and I could unlock my heart and learn and express the sorrow that had not been shared about Christinia all those years and when the valley days came with Mikey there you were as well as the Angel Moms listening and understanding and I found peace, yes right now I'd be planning his Birthday and I feel sad but I also celebrate now that both my children are together and have a family of Loving Aunts and to me a big family of sisters and brothers so the valleys don't last as long and I'm not sad like I was for so long and know for each new Angel there waits a whole family too and I find Joy knowing they are altogether keeping watch over all of us and Heaven has no barriers because Love exist there the total Beauty of Gods Love and I share with others who have lost a child or loved and Christinia doesn't live just in my heart and Mikey always wanted a big family, so thats what I think about even when I'm sad and missing him so much but there is a Blessing here of Love for each of us of Love and acceptance as Sandy says warts and all, so Dear Selva our lives would not be so full with Love if you weren't here and the Love shared here extends out to others and the ripples grow. We Love You just as you are and know someday in time God will reveal answers or settle your heart with Peace but first its going through the door of grief and helplessness but not forever the first years are the hardest and the valley days come but after the grief softens I began to remember beautiful memories and now Christinia doesn't live just in my heart and I'm forever meeting people who have lost children and loved ones without saying a word they talk and sometimes cry and I give them time and ear just like all of you and I give them the name of this Haven where Love and acceptance live in abundance and support, my life would have been a darker place, a lonlier place and now I to have a family that chose and I chose and my world is brighter and I found laughter again and we wouldn't be the same without you Selva so tuck that in your heart and Remember We Love You. Love & Big BearHugs Donna

7/23/2003 05:52

Dearest Verna, they say timing is everything of course letting your heart and soul go out from your protective arms feels sad, your book is apart of you and you have cared and nutured it for six years so it is hard to let go but just think of a world that needs to hear what you know and I bet before long God will give you another and it isn't the best time to have to let go with so many memories and remembrances are hurting but there is a family waiting to hold and learn about this new baby with open arms and many will learn what they never have and God gave you this beautiful gift for his purpose, maybe it will stop someone from making the error that caused so much loss and save another family but I am sorry for the valley days and having to let go again but it won't be in vain but like Selva and Deb and Eva and Lisa and those I don't know but for all of you I wish I could wrap you in BearHugs so it wouldn't hurt so much but all I can do is Send Love and an Army of BearHugs but you are right grief is a lonely journey made better by God's unconditional Love but I also have learned no shortcuts, maybe a trip when its all done and there will be a day to celebrate with Joy when it reaches the bookstores, just think we will all be waiting for its arrival but for now I'm sending Love and BearHugs and we are here and maybe soon you will have your voice device so you will be here when you want, Love You Verna Donna and lots of Hope too.

7/23/2003 05:54

Dear Lisa, We miss you and hope that Life is being kinder and that you have recovered from your trip. Just wanted to say thinking of you. Love&BearHugs Donna

7/23/2003 05:58

Dearest Deb, take it slowly and just a moment at a time, Sending Love & BearHugs Donna

7/23/2003 20:41

Hi my dear sisters, well tonight I had to take 2 pills, I was so anxious(?) because for the first time they (the agency) slip a information ( I think they did it on purpose) because they know how much it means for us. I sent the letter where they did mentioned his Dr. (Solange's recepient), well I got all the info, but his assistant Rondha was not in the office today, I went up to see my boss, He is such a sweetheart, and He is a member of the board at UM, and I told him that I will be keeping in touch with the Dr. ( I already know who he is and Rondha's tel number ) Thank God for the internet, she was out of the office today, so tomorrow will be a "great or Bad day for me". I will tell her all of my phone numbers and bed her to call Don and Evelyn, so I need your prayers my sisters, I want to go to that workshop with an open mind and nothing to worry about. So, I already have the Dr.'s assistant number and will be calling her tommorow, I pray that she will understand and give my numbers to Evelyn and Don. I will keep you updated tomorrow what will be the outcome. I also talked to my boss, he is a member of the board of directors at Jackson Memorial Hospital, so he said he will try to help me on that. I have taken 2 pills for my nerves, because I can't hadrly wait until tomorrow. I will keep you posted. Please my Angel sisters, once again I am asking for your prayers, even though I know that we all need it. You can count on mine, but I need a little help from my friends. I love you all, believe me. Selva

7/24/2003 00:16

Dearest Selva, I realize hope deeply this means to you and yes I will pray for a good outcome and continue contact. They certainly continue to make it complicated which I don't understand why so Sending Love Hope and keep good thoughts. I hope you get a good night's rest and a better tomorrow. Love&BearHugs Donna

7/24/2003 00:19

Dearest Deb, Loved your smiley e-mail and have tried to send many times but mail returned will keep trying, hoping your resting a little better and know Prayers are being sent and hoping for comfort and Peace. Love&BearHugs Donna

7/24/2003 19:54

Hi my dear sisters. Just to keep you updated, I had no luck today on keeping in touch with Don and Emily (Solange's recipient) as a matter of fact it was a bad day, I talked to one of those persons involved in that program that it was so nasty, that It got me so angry, that I told her off (it is not my way)I complained to the program , because they should not have such an insestinived(?) person on that program, there are a lot of sensitiviness involved in this, but well, I will wait until God will find a way for me to a way to find to get in touch with Solange's recipient. I am in bad shape today, so I will write tomorrow. I love you my sisters. Selva

7/24/2003 20:43

Hi my dear sister, just got caught up reading the posts, I'm so sorry that it didn't work out for you, but leaving it in God's most capable Hands is the right thing to do, He will make a way if it is to be, and with both of you wanting to contact each other, I know He will hear all our prayers for you, maybe try your Boss again, if you reached somebody who was insensitive, and good for you letting them know of it, sometimes people need to be told, but in a nice way, that their behaviour is bad, especially in that line of work, but I understand how disheartening and frustrating it was for you, so just rest tonight, tomorrow is another day. Thank you for all the sweet Cards and articles, I read the one today about the Cuban's trying to come over to the U.S., very sad but interesting, God love them. Anyway, just rest tonight and you know our love and prayers are always with you, ay my sister, love you bunches,
Bear Hugs too,

7/24/2003 20:55

Our dear Miss V, after 6 years of pouring your heart and innermost feelings into your writing, it has become your 'baby', and like a child, you don't want it to 'leave' home, but as Donna said, just look how many people will benefit from what you've written, the gift is meant to be shared, it will always be your 'baby', but you will proudly look on at how much help it will give to those who need it, and when you're rich and famous, renting limo's is the way to go!
Love you dear Miss V,

7/24/2003 21:06

Hi my dear Deb, thank you for your kind words, and I'm so sorry the valley days are getting hard, waking up at that hour every night, time really goes by so fast, you wonder where those 3 years have gone since your precious Michael passed. And you have two special days so close together, along with the date of the accident itself, God love you, so you let yourself grieve and cry and cuddle, and you know we're here and our prayers and love are with you, especially with these difficult days for you coming up, we'll do our best to see you through. And thanks Deb for letting us know about Barb, that's so nice of you to check in on her, Barb, if you're reading, I pray Carol's birthday wasn't too difficult, and remember too that you're in our prayers also.
Love & Hugs to you dear Deb, and thank you too for your fwd.'s and Cards,

7/24/2003 21:17

Hello our dear Donna, you are so good at comforting everyone, I'm so happy you chose us as family too, and I know everyone else feels the same, and your beautiful Cards every morning to all Angel Moms helps to brighten valley days for some and happiness and joy to all. Love you my dear friend, and say Hi to Shar from all of us!
Lots of love & Bear Hugs,

7/24/2003 21:19

Lisa, Yvonne, thinking of you both too, and always in our prayers and love.

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