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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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9/23/2003 16:23

Hi dear Angel Mom Billie, I know it must have been so nice to get away and visit with your sister in Florida for a bit. Oh Billie, don't put any expectations on yourself right now, you're still in a lot of pain, shock and disbelief, so be very gentle with yourself, your valley days will no doubt come back, but sweetie, it's only been a very short while since you lost your beloved Nick, and everything is so fresh for you right now. You're doing the right thing though, by talking about it, and how you're feeling, take it one day at a time right now. Ah, that's cute how you came upon your username, and it'll always be a loving bond between you and Nick by using it!
That's how I picked my username, we called our Shane 'Shaner' as a nickname, so that's why I'll always keep it too! May God bless you dear one and know we're all here for you, with our prayers and love, support.
Love & Angel Hugs,

9/23/2003 16:29

A very Happy belated Birthday to our dear Donna and Shar, with all the love of the Circle! And a big wish for many, many more! Ready? Big Bear Hugs attack from the Circle to you both!! Always in our hearts, love and prayers.
Love Sandy and all the Circle!

9/24/2003 04:58

Dearest Sandy, Big Thank You for you warm wishes and Hugs for me and Shar for our B-day. We are both doing better and had a wonderful day together. Thank You Dear One for your your Remembrance and Prayers it has been a long haul but Shar is getting better and is learning to cope with her roomate it was lovely just to be together and have lunch and the world disappeared for awhile. Mike and I are adjusting to Justin's move and we brought a Black Bear Hamster named Teddie he really looks like a little Black Bear and a tiny mouse named itsy bitsy they are darling and we have been working hard on our home trying to figure out where to put what and all but we are doing much better so Thank You All for Your support during this time I need to do some reading to catch up on where everyone is and doing It is so good when black clouds move on. Love&BearHugs Donna

9/24/2003 20:18

Hi my sisters Donna and Shar, I am so sorry I missed your birthday, please don't think that I forgot about you, there is so much going on that I just missed the date, but please be sure that I am always praying for all of you and that you are very close to me and I love you very much, I am glad that Shar its keeping on with the roommate I just pray that the roommate is starting to understand, please my dear sister, you know I love you all, I am going through rough times, very deep valley days, my office is like upside down, so many people dying and getting close to die it is incredible, but please my sisters you know I am always here. God Bless you Love Selva

9/24/2003 22:11

Hello my sister angelmoms..Today was not a good day for me....It all started early this morning..I woke up feeling so alone..though my husband laid right next to me in bed. I got out of bed.I prayed Lord God Please not today.I don't wanna feel the pain today.
I went to work...My boss was there earlier than he normally is.Not good...Cause I was a slight bit late. Anyway....I walked in on a conversation about a guy that had been killed in a car accident...My boss was going on and on about how this guy died a miserable death...Even went on about how he sufficated to death because of the car crushing his lungs...I wanted to die...Thoughts running through my mind about how my Matthew laid under the car with his lungs screaming for air. Oh God...I prayed with everything that was in me..Lord just help me get up and leave this room before I scream.SHUTUP!!.I know my boss had no idea what I was feeling...And did not realize what he was saying..I can only say to you my sisters....I felt Gods love surround me...and in my mind the picture of and angel lifting my son from under that car. I have always in my heart believed God pulled my son from that wreckage and not let him suffer one bit.Ane will always believe that.
I have'nt been sleeping good for so long. I always seem to wake up at 1:45.(My Matthew called home June 8th,2002).and knowing I have to be up at 4:30 is making me crazy.Tonight I just want to cry and cry and cry.

Sandy..I'm so sorry to hear about your nephew..To have all those feelings "triggered" must have been so intense. God love you hon.

Selva..Debbie,Lisa..Velma, Donna, and all the anglemoms I cannot recall at this moment...I love you all...let's please continue to lift each other up in prayer.

In His Care, I weep, but still Press On... Eva

9/24/2003 23:51

Hello dear Donna, sounds as though you and Shar had a lovely time together, as only sisters can, especially twin sisters!! That's wonderful Shar is faring better with her roommate, say Hi to her and our prayers are with her still. Your very own Bear, :) it sounds so cute, and an itty bitty to enjoy too! I'm SO happy for you that the black clouds are lifting, and you are seeing the sun peeking through again, it's about time, but you know Our Lord was with you all that time, giving you the necessary graces to get you through the black cloud period, God love you. Did you get caught up on your reading? Gee, the few days I was away, I had some reading to do myself, sadly new moms, but we welcome them with open arms and love, hoping and trusting that they find some peace and comfort here on their own personal Journey. Glad to have you back!!
Lots of love & Bear Hugs,

9/25/2003 00:02

Hi dear Angel Mom Eva, aw, I'm sorry sweetie that today was a bad one for you, no, it wouldn't help listening to your boss's story, but I believe in my heart too that Matthew felt no pain, the Angels came to get him before that ever happened!! Isn't God awesome, giving you His peace, surrounding you with it, to help you with a bad experience today! Yes, it seems to be so common among Moms to awaken during the night if their child passed away in the wee hours, but no, it doesn't help you get a good night's sleep, especially when you have to get up that early. Like the other Moms, it will go away in time, so just keep praying, and you know you have us here always to pray for you and give you our love and support.
Thank you Eva, yes, it was a very difficult time, still is a wee bit, but I think it's very necessary, otherwise I wouldn't be experiencing it. I too press on dear Eva, and you have all of us to help you press on too. Lots of prayers and love to you,
Love & Angel Hugs,

9/25/2003 02:04

Hi Chief Angel Mom, Sandy! Gosh, it felt so good to sign on and see a post from you! Although we moms tried to hold the fort, it still wasn't having our Sandy here with her words of wisdom and tender loving care! I think we are a little spoiled! :) I thank God that you took some time to work through your valley days that came up so unexpectedly. As you know, it can catch us off guard and it's very difficult to deal with. The only way to get through it is by doing what we recommend so often to our newly bereaved moms. We, who are a little farther along on our grief journey tend to forget that we also must pamper ourselves and take it slow and easy, and lean heavily on our heavenly Father during the storms of life. Actually, I have been doing a lot of heavy leaning myself lately. :) But as we know oh so well, our Father is always there waiting for us to crawl up on His lap whenever we feel the need to. Glad to know that you are feeling some better, but you still need to take it easy and at a slow pace. The loss of any loved one or friend takes a lot out of us, therefore, we need to take time out and allow the healing of our shattered hearts to begin. In addition to your most recent loss, the timing made it even more difficult for you. That Derek passing happened on your Shane's monthly anniversary date had to have been so very traumatic for you. How well I recall what it was like hearing that princess Diana had been killed on the first anniversary of Diane's passing. I was alone in the house when I learned of her death and I know that had it not been for our Lord and Savior, I would not have made it through that night. Talk about a panic attack! :) Fortunately, God placed His shield around me, and somehow calmed my fears. The first thought the evil one placed in my mind was: Now, you'll never be able to forget! But God told me something different! And, someday, God willing ... You and the rest of our angel moms and angel moms all over the world will read about it. :) But, as we all know, God is good all the time, and He is always with us ... Even during those times when we are not aware of His presence. Yes, our Father is so awesome and wonderful, and as the saying goes, Nothing will happen today ... [Or any day for that matter] ... that the Lord and I can't handle! Now, ... If I can just remember that during the storms of life! :) God bless you, dear Sandy, and WELCOME BACK!
Love, and Tender Angel & Bear Hugs!

9/25/2003 02:31

Dear Donna & Shar, ~ I, too, am so very sorry that I missed wishing you and Shar Happy Birthday! :( A lot of angel moms had misplaced the list of special days that Lisa prepared for us, and also, the Birthday.Com site has become difficult to access. That is the only other place I depended on to remind me of all angels & angel moms birthdays. I just received a reminder about Sandy's birthday, which is Sept. 30th. so I am going to try to contact them to see what the problem is. Also, Donna, I had no idea that you and Shar were twins! I don't know how I missed that. What a pleasant surprise! I've always felt that twins are a very special blessing from God. It's a little late, but I wish you and Shar a very happy "belated" birthday, and may the two of you have many, many more! God bless you both, always, and keep you both in His love and care!
Love & Angel & Bear Hugs,

9/25/2003 09:58

Good Morning Angel Moms,
Donna, I too did not know that you and Shar were twins. That is SO cool.. I tried to send you an email-birthday card but it was returned. All my emails to you are returned. It tells me that you are over quota. It has been happening for the last couple of weeks. You do still have the same email don't you? Anyhow, I hope you and Shar had a Happy Happy Birthday. How is Shar doing with her roomate and the smoking? Did her roomate agree to smoke outside? or better yet, quit? I am a smoker and I know that quitting is probably one of the hardest things to do. I have never seriously tried, but have been thinking about it a lot lately.

9/25/2003 10:02

Dearest Selva&Verna, Thankyou for you Beautiful wishes and Love and will pass it on to Shar, I read back and can see you've had a hard time and I'm sorry for not being here for you and I'm sorry you've been through so much,Verna you said it well about leaning on our Heavenly Father and I'm glad you can but I know it still hurts and Selva I guess I'm saying this to All Please be gentle with your hearts and FORGIVE me for not being here It seems we have all been sorely challenged with Valley Days and Yes I agree we are spoiled by having Sandy and I know we were all wishing we could have been with her through her time of need and awful journey and yes we all need to do repair work Verna did you take time for you to rest your heart and soul and climb on our Heavenly Fathers lap Selva did you I'm not going to say all is ok I feel raw inside it seems we have all be sorely tested and I know I flunked badly so My Sisters Forgive Me for not being there for you or causing you pain ie Verna I know you well enough too and as I said as soon as I thought about it Forgive my Stupidity I know why I feel as I do Shar levels are poor though she doesn't cough anymore at rest she's an 88 upon movement she drops big time and I become Protective but bottom line scared and her roomate hasn't made changes Shar goes outside often but she is so Loving and Forgiving but we are praying hard and have you ever noticed when you start to get yourself together blam you become deeply challenged and brought back to the worst moment of your life and you begin again so many of you do it with Grace I know I've read your Pages me all the sheilds go up and just like the kid I was I fight but Shar and I spent much time in Prayer for each of you, You were never far away Hospitals are a great place to see how blessed we are for the moment for the time we have those we Love and ask Mercy for those so desperately in need, Shar's middle name is Grace my mother named her well she is everything I like to be I need to go but know when not here am here in heart and Spirit and sometimes my Dear Verna my Stupidity shows amazing well Forgive me Dear Sister and Selva did you ever get to meet with Don and Evelyn I didn't read if Isabel got in the way God Bless You All with Love Mercy and Hope and Please forgive my stupidity and will pass your messages to Shar and know I may put my worst foot forward but never doubt I Love You I would fight for you as I do for Shar trust me God has heard the litany and knows my foolish anger. Love and BearHugs Me

9/25/2003 10:05

All of your emails are coming back undeliverable too. Did you change your email address? I completely understand what you are talking about, listening to your boss. I went to this meeting the other night and one of the women shared about getting to go to the Caymen Islands where her 2 sons live with thier father for a visit. She was talking about how she missed their smell and their hugs, etc. How she cried on the flight home and was just miserable for days. It was all I could do to keep my mouth shut. I wanted to scream at her that at least she can still have those things. But then the more I thought about it the more I was happy for her to be able to have those things. Those are things that we take for granted until they are gone. I was truly honestly happy for her. I was just sad that I couldn't. Not yet anyway. Someday in the future, I will get to have all of those things from Aaron again.

9/25/2003 10:08

Tomorrow is the 1st Anniversary of Aaron's passing and I can't get it out of my mind. It is all I have been thinking about for days. I took a vacation day tomorrow but woke up this morning and couldn't go to work. All I keep thinking about is what he was doing this time last year, and what I was doing, and the last things we said to each other. I am reliving that night word for word, sight for sight and can't get it off of my mind. I am sure you can all relate. I just wanted to get that off of my chest for now and will try to write more later. I can't see through my tears right now.

9/25/2003 10:29

Dearest Lisa Thankyou for your effort and yes my e-mail account was way over I didn't clear it and when I learned of Sandy's Loss I didn't read any others at the time and yes my e-mail is the same I read of your breakthroughs and know like everyone here Sending Love and BearHugs for YOU and Family and I'm glad you took today off but am so sorry that you are in a Valley of pain and know you may not see us we are there with you and will be Feel the Love Dear Lisa be gentle on remembering and forgiving yourself for any regret that surfaces YOUR A SWELL Mom Remember the Good its hard but there was a lifetime of Good too and I Pray all Our Angels Surround You but Aaron is with YOU holding you close and Sending His Love and Yes you may feel like your losing it but your not its the process Father in Heaven hear your Childs Heart give her your strength and Please Lord Protect her in her time of need and let her know she's a Good Mom. Amen

9/25/2003 10:36

Dear Angel Moms, The Angel Garden is growing well the autumn sunflowers are three feet tall and there is one sitting among the Forget-me Nots the rose we will have to wait till next spring the cosmos and holly hocks are flourishing and so are the pumpkins they were planted from seed and I wasn't suppose to see anything for three weeks but they growing well not blooming yet will let you know when they do they are the joy of my mornings and a special joy in my heart we had a bad wind storm they grow we had cold nights they grow I think they are growing with Gods miracle grow I can hardly see my little Angel and critters I put for all the green. Love&BearHugs Donna

9/25/2003 18:06

Hi my sister Donna, hang in there, we are all in the same boat, but Thank God we have each other, so God must be ready to give up on us and say OK, Ok, you will have a break, it will come soon. I love you my sister, I also did not know that you and Shar were twins. Love to you both. Selva

9/25/2003 18:12

Ay Lisa, my sister, I know, we all know, I went through the first ann a month ago, so we all know about the pain, we are here for you my dear sister, lean on us and in Jesus, if He puts you though it He will pull you through it. You are in my prayers and I know the pain, just let it out, don't keep anything in, that is what we are here for. Love you very much. Selva

9/26/2003 03:13

Dear Angel Mom, Lisa, ~ I know this is a difficult day for you. The first of anything is always hard. May it help you to know that even in your grief, you are surrounded with our heartfelt prayers and love. We cannot stop the pain, but we can walk with you through out this day, and pray that you feel your precious guardian angel's hugs throughout the day. Your beloved Aaron walks with you always. May you feel his divine presence throughout this day!
Love & Tender Angel & Bear Hugs,

9/26/2003 05:30

A Special Day Prayer

Dear God:

On this very special occasion
We know that you understand
That Aaron's family are sad today
Please comfort them as only You can

Place Your loving arms around them Lord
And remind them that others care ...
As we reach out in love and compassion
Make their pain a bit easier to bear

Let them feel Aaron's love from heaven
Let them know Itís O.K. to cry!
For crying is a part of the healing process ...
We experience when a loved one dies.

Fill their hearts with many fond memories
That will someday overshadow the pain
Send them signs from Aaron in heaven
Let them know they will see him again

On this very special occasion, Lord
Take them gently ... by the hand
And walk with them on their grief journey
And always by their side ~ please stand!

By Angel Mom
Verna R. Clay

9/26/2003 05:52

Dear Donna, ~ Don't be so hard on yourself! We all are human, and we all make mistakes! I know I do! As I wrote on the greeting that I sent to you and Shar, you both will always be in my love and prayers!
Love & Tender Bear Hugs,

9/26/2003 08:25

Hi Lisa. Just to let you know that my prayers are with you, there are no words, but I do understand the pain, we all do, hang in there my sister, like Eva says Press on to God, if he puts you through He will pull you through. My love and prayers are with you and Aaron. God bless. Selva

9/26/2003 16:13

Hi dear Lisa, all of the love of the Circle is with you today, as you commemorate Aaron's 1st year Anniversary, one of the most difficult.
Many prayers being said also, dear Lisa, you're in all of my hearts today,
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,

9/27/2003 10:59

Hello Lisa, My prayers are with you and your family on this 1st aniversary of Aaron's passing. May God strengthen you and give you peace during this time. Lots of prayers and hugs.

9/27/2003 14:32

Dear Lisa, Know we are holding you each and everyday till the storm passes and we here from you right now it is a level 5 storm but someday Dear Sister it will lesson and you will only ride the ocean waves that yes are fierce but not like now. As I wrote we are all with you but importantly so is your Precious Son who knows your need of his presence that is our Hope that you will feel his presence and the presence of God just let it out till the storm passes and it will in time Sending Love and Teddy Hugs and most of all Hope. Donna

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