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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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11/27/2003 15:56

Hi my dear sister Donna, I'm so glad you are going out to eat, and a Blessed Thanksgiving for you and yours, tell Shar that I wish the best for her too. I just came back to my sister's house, tomorrow the movers wil take the heavy things to storage, the construction will not start until January (I hope), my sister is going out (she deserves a break from me) and I will stay here watching tv and giving Thanks for all of you, for God letting me have an Angel for 20 years, and for everything He has done for me. Love you my sister and have a Blessed Thanksgiving. Love Selva

11/27/2003 16:01

Hi my sister Sandy. I know that it is not Thanksgiving in Canada, but I thank God today for you, my dear sister and this Circle of Love, like I have said before, I don't know where I will be with out you. I thank God for my daughter, He gave me the privileged to have her for 20 years, I thank God for my borhter and sister, for Juny, and for all my Angel's sisters. Thank you God. Love Selva

11/27/2003 16:02

Verna my dear dear sister. I am praying and Thanking God for you today. I pray that everything will be OK with you and the femily. Love you my sister. Selva

11/27/2003 23:39

Hi my dear sister Selva, aw, you are SO sweet, I am very thankful too for you and all the other Angel Moms, friends, people who visit this Circle of Love! No, we had our Thanksgiving in October, very quiet, just me and my hubby, Chris went to Nova Scotia over our Holiday weekend, but it was still a day for Thanks - everyday is! I have SO much to be thankful for, it would take too long to list them all, :-) but yes, I do thank God for the 24 years we had Shane, our biggest blessing of all. Miss him SO much in my life.
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,

11/27/2003 23:45

I just noticed, we're on Page 190! That's another blessing, that this Circle of Love is still up and running,
Love & Angel Hugs,

11/28/2003 00:38

My dear sister, I have been praying for protection for you 24/7. If I were in a position to come to Miami to visit with you for a few hours, I would not hesitate to do so. I would do so because it sounds as though you are feeling very much like I felt during my early stages of grieving over the loss of my precious daughter, Diane. Selva, I know the pain of it all seems too much to bear! We moms who have been on our grief journey still feel that way at times! The going on is something we will always have to pray about.

It is important that you remember that no two people's grief is exactly the same. That makes it difficult for those of us who are farther along to tell you how much longer it will hurt so bad. The only thing I can tell you for sure is that all who have lost a child have known the ultimate grief in our own unique way! Yet, because your daughter's death was both tragic and unexpected, and also because she was your only child, your pain is so very difficult to bear. No doubt, it feels as though your whole world is folding in on you. Then, the stress of moving, letting go of the home that you and Solange shared so many happy moments in ... All of these things combined are making your grief journey so difficult, until you feel like giving up, rather than deal with it. Guess what, my sister? I had a lot of extra things to happen, in addition to losing my daughter, Diane, in a tragic manner. It got so bad, [I had literally no emotional support], so soon after her death, that I thought hard and long about ending it all. It seemed that every time I looked around, someone else in our family died. Some were much younger than my Diane and some much older. So, eventually, I had to accept the fact that there was nothing I could have done to save my daughter or anyone else! That helped a little, but it did not stop the loss I was feeling and still feel. It's just that at some point in time ... The unbearable grief became easier for me to handle. I know it was the prayers of others that helped to bring that about. God, in His tender mercy, does here our prayers for each other! But, still. we cannot say how soon the bad grief will hang around. We would like to pray it away altogether, but unfortunately, we cannot get completely rid of the pain because of the undying love bond that exists between a mother and her precious child! Added to this, we have to learn to accept that others who have not lost a child, really don't know how to relate to us! To be honest, my sister, neither did we, until it happened to us! Still, we must go through this additional pain of feeling abandoned by friends and family members alike! All of these added things makes it more difficult for us to try to move on in spite of what we are feeling. There is a lot more I could share, but must get some rest soon ... Dr.'s orders!

But I think if we continue to be there for each other, to support each other during the valley days, it will somehow give us the strength we need to continue on our journey. We know we can tell it like it is here, in our circle of love and we will never be judged. I will continue to ask God to give you the courage, my sister, and strength you need to press on. Please try to remember that we are your sisters, and you will never have to bear your cross alone! We will be here for you 24/7!

11/28/2003 00:47

Thank You, precious Father, for Your divine plan ... For we know in our hearts that You see the whole picture, while we only see in part! Please, heavenly Father, give us the strength to carry on! In Your Son Jesus' name, Amen!

11/28/2003 00:55

My sister & newly bereaved angel moms ... It is not easy, the going on, because things can happen to remind us how very much we miss our children. Sometimes, we who have survived the early unbearable stages are not aware that a bit of the unbearable grief is still alive and well, but covered over. But, we who have been on our grief journey a while longer, realize that each time the grief comes to the surface, we need to express it in a productive way as a tribute to our beloved children! That does not mean that we are stronger than you, or that our pain is really not so bad when it comes to the surface. It still hurts deeply, at times, Selva ... Even years, and years later! I had a setback just recently, that almost put me in the hospital! But, God had His earth angels to surround me so fast, ... It almost seemed like a dream! That is what happens, my sister, when the evil one tries to destroy you ... When you feel you can't go on! If the battle gets too tough for you, God will fight your battles for you! Then, He will send the help you need at the exact time you need it. Please, angel moms ... Continue to Let God deliver you from the unbearable grief! That is exactly what He wants to do! No matter how angry you may be with Him ... It does not matter, He still loves you in the same way that we love our children! Depend on Him to get you through the rough valley days! If you let Him ... He will fight your battles for you!!! Sometimes you may not see the blessing until after you have been blessed!!! As MaDear use to say, "Put your faith in God!" "Not in man!" And, as I've said in one of my poems ... When we feel we can't go on ... Let's take it to the Lord in prayer!
Love & Angel Hugs,

11/28/2003 11:42

Thanks my dear sisters, I thank God for having you. These holidays are really though, now I am going back to my home, the movers are coming at 4pm, I'm asking God for strenght, letting go of Solange's material things is so hard, Juny has helped me a lot with it, I know it is hard for her too, then next week I am meeting with Solange
s organ's recipient, and 2 days after that it will be her birthday on Earth, she would have been 22. Ay my sisters, I know you understand this pain, my pshycho just became a grandmother, and of course I am so happy for her, but then I think I will never be a grandmother, I used to tell Solange, I am going to spoil your kids so much, this way you'll realize how much I spoil you, she will laugh. I love you my sisters. Selva

11/29/2003 13:44

we really need your prayers today as it is my sons memorial at the will be the first time that my daughter and i will have to see all of these people coming to pay there respects.may God bless all of you that have or are going through heart sincerely goes out to you.
susie & jillie

11/29/2003 14:33

Hello Susie and Jillie, God bless you both on this very special day, it will be a painful one, let the tears come, but I know it will warm your heart to see all the people turning out for Rob's Memorial. My prayers and love are with you both,
Love & Angel Hugs,

11/29/2003 16:59

Hi Susie and Jillie, we will be storming Heaven for you, yes it is very painful, remember we all know about THIS PAIN, keep on hanging on to God, He will be there for you giving you the strengh to go though all of this, and keep on coming to this Circle of Love, We all understand THAT PAIN, and you can count on our prayers. Let you pain and tears out, there is no other way. God Bles you both. Love Selva

11/29/2003 19:52

Sending prayers and love to you all.
thank you for the support, for me and Mike. Thanksgiving was hard but ok.
You are here for a reason, see one thing said (to me)gives me stenghth, thats why were here, to help each other, don't give up, when it gets hard.
I have had these thoughts a couple of times, but now i'm so glad god wants me here for a while longer, I have things to do ! I thank you all for your kindness, in helping me, help Mike.
Knowing how you feel helps me.
I am not going to pretend I know how you feel. I can tell you I still hurt very much.
I'm praying for all of us during these hard times CHRISTMAS. Chris

11/29/2003 21:04

In the Name of Jesus Christ I ask that the families of those who have lost someone special to them would be given peace of mind and that their pain would ease.
Blessed Be

11/30/2003 17:30

Hi Chris, God Bless you, yes Holidays are very hard on us, I am so glad you were able to help Mike, yes sweetie he needs all the help he can get and Thanks God that he have you, you are a very special soul, you are part of your mission here on Earth, and yes continue to help him in this awful pain, you will have your reward, always remember the more you do for others, the more the Lord will Bless you, and let metell you, I understand it is not an easy, but hang in there my sister, you are an Angel here on Earth. Love Selva

11/30/2003 17:34

Thank you AidenCeridwen. we really apreciate all the prayers, yes we are going through a terrible pain, but we still believe in God and in His Love. Tahnks a lot Selva

12/1/2003 00:48

Dear Angel Moms, ~ I am so very sorry I have not been able to post lately. Following doctor's orders and your advice, I will take time to heal. Thanks for your prayers and you know you are always in my thoughts, which places you in my heartfelt prayers.
As always, God's LOVE, PEACE, & BLESSINGS,

12/1/2003 14:02

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEB! I hope you are having a good birthday.

12/1/2003 14:03

Hi to all Angel Moms,
I am very sorry I have not taken the time to post more. I was on vacation from work last week and did some things around the house that I have been neglecting. I am back at work a swamped. I promise to write more soon.
Hope you all had a peaceful Thanksgiving and love to all.

12/1/2003 16:05

Hi AidenCeridwen, thank you so much for your prayers and kind words to all, we always truly appreciate it when someone who hasn't experienced this type of loss thankfully takes the time to come here and post for all! Blessed Be to you too,
Love & Angel Hugs,

12/1/2003 16:27

Hi dear Deb, I second the wonderful wishes for you today, Happy Birthday!all the very best that this day has to offer you!
Love & Angel Hugs,

12/1/2003 16:34

Hi dear Lisa, nice to see you posting! It's ironic, isn't it, you take a week off work and get things accomplished around the house, and then go back to work, and you're swamped, :-) I pray your Thanksgiving went alright for you, special days are so hard on everybody, so if the tears and longing came, remember, it's alright, and I do hope you post again very soon,
Love & Angel Hugs,

12/1/2003 16:47

Hello to Everyone - Dec. 1st today, time goes fast for some of us, and slower for other's, this year is almost at it's end.
I managed to pick up a bug this weekend, starting to feel better today, so that's the reason why I wasn't online all weekend, and I WiLL catch up,
Love & Angel Hugs,

12/1/2003 19:02

Hi Deb. Blessed Birthday to you.To tell you the true I've lost Lisa's list (please Lisa send it to me again), so maybe if I am a little late, but my wish to you it is "May you find warmth in your igloo, oil in your lamp and peace in your heart. Love you my sister. Selva

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