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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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1/6/2004 15:54

Oh goodness Sharon, I pray it's only temporary, and of course our prayers are still with all, thanks so much for letting us all know, we do care, and please keep us updated,
Love & Angel Hugs,

1/6/2004 19:01

Hi to all angelmoms~.~
I pray that God will bless us all with Love and Understanding throughout the coming New Year.

Dear Sandy, Thank you for inquiring in regards to us newbie’s! I know there are many of us who would rather just not participate in any of the season’s celebrations...This year nothing is the same - because we are not the same. Someone is missing. For us it's our beloved son Sean who is not in attendance at the festivities. It is a comfort knowing that there are others who have been where we are going. Grieving is most difficult, not having to do it alone helps.

Dear Mypearlie, My heart goes out to you. I know. I have and do feel the same as you. I have had (still having at times) the same difficulties in trusting God. In understanding what happened. In wanting to hurry up and get over with my own life as I might see and hold my son once again. My son was killed August 9th 2003; we buried him exactly one month after his 18th birthday. It is hard to come to grips with it all. There are a few good days when I only cried once that day and then there are the days when I cry without ceasing. I don’t have any sure-fire remedies or answers, but I know what has helped me is to know that IN TIME. IN TIME I will see my son again. IN TIME the pain will hurt less (I don’t think it will ever go away). IN TIME I will once again have faith that GOD does hear and answer my prayers. IN TIME I will once again feel like praising GOD instead of being so needy. IN TIME we will feel like living and loving again. I pray that GOD will comfort you always. With much love to all, Marci

1/6/2004 20:02

Hi my dear Angel Moms and brothers. Yes my dear sisters we all understand this unique pain, it is a very complicated pain,we all go through this anger, pain, disbelief, shock, and all , I lost my only daughter Aug 15 2002, we are all in this troubled pain, prayers, yes we welcome it, but we sometimes wonder will prayers do anything to help us in this awful pain? Yes my dear ones, even if we are Angry at God, He understands, He knows how angry we are at Him, He also knows that He will be there for us, no matter what we are feeling. Our Angel kids are under His care, they are Happy and there are still with us, we can not see them but they can see us. They can not take the pain away, because they are in another realm, greater that we can understand, but they are still there with us. See our love IS ETERNAL, so love can never die,so our children are still there, because Our Love can never die.Please my sisters, think of our children Alive, they are souls and so are we. They are all alive in another realm and we will be together again. Love Selva

1/7/2004 08:17

Sharon.I am storming Heaven with prayers for your brother in law, I am sure that all our dear Angel sisters and dads are also praying for his recovery.Remember to Let go and Let God. Love Selva

1/7/2004 09:40

Hi AngelMom Marci, it's terrific to hear from you! Oh my sister, you're not a 'newbie' here, this is YOUR Circle, but sadly you are a newbie in your loss. No, dear Marci, the Year may have changed, but not your grief and pain over losing Sean. Thank goodness the Holidays are over, they're so very rough to have to go through, especially when your grief is so fresh and raw. Nothing is the same anyway, dear Marci, your life is forever changed by your loss of Sean, losing a child splits your life in two; the one you had with your child in it, and now the one you now have without your precisous son. We're forever changed people, Moms, Dads, when we lose a child. I'm not the same Sandy I once was, a big part of her went with Shane, but some of the changes in me turned out to be positive ones, I just wish I could have learned them some other way, :-) And you'll also slowly re-build your 'new life' Marci, I know I must sound like a broken record by now, but time is your best friend right now. Your own time, not what some well-meaning people may tell you. I so agree with you, time may diminish the 24/7 pain, the all-consuming one in the beginning, I still have moments of the pain surfacing again, some little thing will set it off, but thankfully it doesn't last, and I refer to my pain now as a quiet sadness that has settled in. It doesn't mean I don't laugh, smile, have a good time, I do, just in a different way now. And you will too, Marci, as hard as that is to believe right now, (I sound like a broken record again, :-) it's been 4 yrs. for me, soon to be 5 in March, hm, it certainly doesn't seem like that much time has passed, and other days when I'm really missing Shane it does.
No Marci, this Journey is too painful to go it alone, so always remember you have support, understanding here, I've marked down Sean's Heaven date, and his birthdate, we always remember the 'special days' here. Please post back again, as I said, this is YOUR Circle, and together we can learn from each other, support each other, and most of all a safe haven to let your feelings out and know you'll never be judged for them, they're always honoured, and that applies to all,
Love, Prayers, & lots of Angel Hugs,

1/7/2004 09:45

Hello dear prettybirdlovesu, it's so nice to see you posting again too, you've been missed here, I know these are also very difficult days for you dear AngelMom, it's only been 6 months since your precious Benji passed, so always know too that you have support, understand and love here too,
Love, Prayers, & Angel Hugs,

1/7/2004 13:01

Hi Angelmoms,

Thank you Sandy for your words and understanding. My days have never been so bad as now. I think today is my worst day so far, I am sitting at home and tears keep running from my eyes, I am lucky I am alone in the office now. On top of that I had to call the insurance because they want me to enroll my newborn, I sent them a letter explaining but I think they didn't process it, so I called them today and told them. I could hardly speak and I am lucky that the lady on the other side of the phone was understanding and made this call as short as she could. I dont know how to get myself together I just seem to can't get over it.

Thanks for listing.

1/7/2004 16:58

Oh gosh, my dear sister Sou, my heart aches for you, I can feel your great sorrow and pain right through your Post, how I wish I could be there for you right now, this is another one of those times when the distance between myself and an AngelMom like you dear Sou is SO frustrating! I wish so much I could just hold you, listen, and let you cry. I am SO sorry my dear sister that you are going through this very difficult time, do you think it's been building up in you, over Sarah's due date, that would surely set you back in your own Journey, sometimes with grief it's three steps forward, and then 2 steps back, and something like this, receiving the phone call from the Insurance Co. while you're already in deep pain right now, would only add more to your already existing pain, God love you. Are you able to take a day or two off work, so you can cry and let it all out right now, it has to be very, very hard on you right now trying to work when your heart is aching so badly. Dear one, it hasn't even been a year yet since you lost your little Pearl, your sweet, precious Sarah, so you're still experiencing deep pain over your loss, instead of holding your precious Sarah, your arms are empty, and that would cause anyone to feel as you do right now. Don't be hard on yourself right now my sister, this is a VERY hard time for you right now, and letting your feelings out, crying as much as you need to, is alright! Have you tried 'picturing' Sarah under the care of Abraham and Sarah again? That brought you some comfort the other day, I pray with my heart that it does again for you. I will ALWAYS listen, dear mother of Sarah, may God, the Most Merciful, the Most Kind, give you His peace right now that you so need, and I will say extra prayers for you to help bring you out of this terrible pain and sadness, please post and let me/us know how you're doing, I care. And the offer still stands if you wish to write to me,, but never any pressure, if you just want to Post here, I fully understand, but know that my prayers and love are always with you dear AngelMom,
salaam my sister,
Much love & lots of Angel Hugs,

1/7/2004 18:51

Dear Sandy and all other Angel Moms & Dads, I'm so sorry for not posting more often, please know that my heart is with all of you and also my prayers. I'm also very sorry to see so many newly bereaved parents at this wonderful circle. It's a great place to come to vent or pray or whatever you need, this is the place, thanks to the Lord! And Sandy! But it saddens my heart to know that so many of you are experiencing this awful pain of losing a precious child. You are in my prayers.
~~~Sandy, thank you so much for thinking of me. You never fail to remember what everyone of us are going through. You are truly a blessing to all here at this circle. My husband, as you know in my last post in Nov. has been diagnosed with liver cancer. He had surgery to remove the tumors on Dec. 19th. He went in with 3 tumors (thru imaging) but they could only find one, Praise God!!! and also did biopsies of different tissues and there was no cancer anywhere except the one tumor that they did remove. And now they are preparing him for organ transplant asap, he was put at the top of the list because of the cancer, he also has a long standing chronic liver condition, which is why he got the tumors in the first place, but certainly we were never expecting it to happen. Anyway, God is working through this in our family once again, a great trial of faith and hope. He is so good. Please continue to lift him up in prayer, for this transplant could happen any day, they told us to have our bags packed and be ready to leave home in 30-40 minutes. We are 2 hours from the hospital. God has His hand in this all the way.
~~~Please know everyone that just because I don't post often that I'm not around, I check in as often as possible, but we are in for a long haul here and it will be difficult for me to say the least, but will do the best I can. I'm always thinking of everyone and what you are all enduring. Jesus has His Hand on everyone of you, He is in control of our lives and knows what's best for us, we only need to look to Him as our Source. May God Bless each and ever Angel Mom & Dad here. I love you all.
~~~To those of you who don't know me, I lost my 24 year old son Joseph to a tragic car accident on Nov. 20th, 1999. He is my second born child out of 4. It has been the most difficult and darkest time of my life, but God has pulled me through, when I didn't think I could live another day He was always there to rescue me. And now He will pull us through yet another trial. I love Him so much. Thank You Father God! He will pull you all through too! God Bless.
Love, Yvonne<><

1/7/2004 19:43

Hi my dear sister Yvonne, it is great to hear from you again,good news about your hubby, see God and prayers are awsome, I pray that you will hear about an organ donor, my daughter Solange was one, she saved 7 lives, two of them was the liver, it sounds awful, but it brings some sort of Peace knowing she was always there for other people and she continued to help after she graduated from Earth, I will pray my dear sister, I know about the process and the waiting, I met one of Solange's recipients through a miracle, and he is having quality of life for the first time since he was 12, he is now 50, I know that Solange is happy about that, so I will pray that you will find a donor, and remember the importance of been an Organ Donor. We will Storm Heaven for your hubby, and I believe in Miracles, they do happen. Love you my sister Selva

1/7/2004 19:53

Hi my dear sisters, Perlie, Marci, Sue, Sharon, Prettybirdloves Sue and all of you newbies, there is not such a thing, see, I lost my daughter only 16 months ago, so I am new at this also, but like our Angel in Chief Sandy said, this is OUR CIRLCE OF LOVE, everybody is welcome here, and believe me I had my tantrums, but no judgement, only love and understanding, please feel free to post all your anger, worries, sadness, and everything else, we are all together in this awful pain, and we all understand one another, we are going through the same disbelief, anger, depression, valley days, wanting to die, etc etc etc. This is a very complicated pain, it is not just "a pain" it is the most horrible nightmare any one can experience, but we are all in this. Please feel welcome here. if you ask our sister Sandy, she will tell you that I have gone through so much Anger, tantrums, disbelief, etc, but I have not hesitated to put it in words here, I am very honest and whenever I feel like HELL, I say so, so please my sisters, come back here and let your feelings out, we are all here to help one another. I love you my sisters. Selva

1/7/2004 23:28

Hello AngelMom Yvonne! It's so good to hear from you, I was wondering and worried about you and your dear husband, especially over the Holidays, not only over your dear Joe not being there once again, but how your husband's health was and how he was doing. Praise God indeed dear Yvonne, only one cancerous spot, not three! And the cancer is localized, has NOT spread, oh, Yvonne, you, your family, and especially your dear hubby must be so relieved. I know your precious Joe is doing all he can to help his Dad, you, and will be there for you both when you get the call. I'm truly sorry that your husband has to undergo another operation, along with the stress and tension of not knowing when the call may come, but God hasn't brought you both through this trial without being there for you both when he get's his new 'lease on life'! I know you have great faith, and it will carry you through this next trial for you both. I know without a doubt that Our Lord is with you both through all this. I know we're always in your prayers, Yvonne, even when you don't post, and I hope you know by now that you're always in our's and in our hearts. You both will definitely be in my prayers along with all others who are praying, and I hope we hear a Praise Report very soon! By the way, the other day 2 Doves landed on the railing of our Balcony, very unusual for this time of the year.
Much love, Prayers & lots of Angel Hugs,

1/8/2004 00:32

Hello my dear sister, what a terrific Post to all Moms, I hope when anyone reads your Post that they will know that anything they say, whatever they're feeling, however they want to express it, is OK, you were always very honest about your feelings, and continue to be, and I hope that everyone here will feel comfortable posting their own feelings, emotions, I know in the beginning of my Journey, I was pretty irrational at times, very angry and easily hurt, very vulnerable, and only another Mom who had also suffered the same loss would have understood me. I started this Circle, but it does NOT belong to me, it is your's, it belong's to all, and although I hate rules when it comes to grieving the loss of a child, there are only 2 here, never any judging of a person's Post and respect for all people's beliefs. I really hope you embrace this Circle as your's, start feeling at home here, and hopefully respond back to other Posts, especially when a Mom has directed part or all of her Post to another. I know how consuming the pain is, especially in the beginning, and it's difficult even getting out of bed in the morning, having to face yet another painful day, it is NOT selfish in any way if it's too difficult to reach out to another Mom right now, but it's very important in my opinion to be validated for your courageous sharings, so in time I hope more and more will come together as the family we all are here, united sadly through the worst loss a Parent will ever deal with. My heart, love and prayers are always with you all, my fellow AngelMoms, my sisters,

1/8/2004 00:46

Hello My Angel Moms & Dads,My heart goes out to you Yvonne,I know about chronic liver problems,my granddaughter who is 11yrs.old,that we have adopted has fatty liver disease and first stage of cirroshis,down the road she may need a liver transplant,I pray they find one for your husband as fast as possible.I will keep you in my prayers.
My brother-in-law is about the same,this dear man was first to call me when he found out about Danielle,and said if she needs a transplant and I match I will be glad to give her part of mind.He is such a wonderful and caring man.I know all of you are praying for him and I thank you so much!
I can't begin to tell you how wonderful it feels to belong,I thank each and everyone of you,it helps so much for someone to know exactly how I feel.
All my friends say they can only imagine,but they can't even get close to imagine,only if it's happened to you do you know.God has sent me the most wonderful friends through this prayer circle.
God Bless All of You

1/8/2004 02:42

Dear Angelmoms and AngelPops,
It is with a heavy heart that I ask for prayer for the Goodwin family. Their grief is two fold… The Goodwin’s lost their 20 year old daughter Casey Nine months ago on March 13, 2003 to a drunken driver. On Friday January 2, 2004 their 16 year old son Kyle was killed in a single car accident. They have two other children a son age 19 and daughter age 13.
My daughter swam and played water polo for the same college as Casey Goodwin. My oldest son swam for the same University as the Goodwin’s son Chris who is a freshman this year.
Heavenly Father, I pray that you will bless the Goodwin family. Please comfort them. Lift them up, sanctify them and bless them with with your peace and understanding.
In your son’s name, Amen.

1/8/2004 02:49

Today is my son's 23rd birthday. All he wanted was his little brother back. I couldn't give it to him.

1/8/2004 02:52

Following is a memorial for the Goodwin's family...

Love and prayers to all, Marci~.~

1/8/2004 10:10

Hi dear AngelMom Sharon, so sorry to hear that about your little Danielle, so young to have something like this, God lover her. If or when it comes to the point she needs a transplant, I truly hope and pray she doesn't have to wait long. That really show's what type of person your dear brother-in-law is, not hesitating to give up part of his own, to help little Danielle! Your brother-in-law is about the same - is he at least out of intensive care? I know that God is listening to all prayers being said for him, and we're gladly part of that dear Sharon! I'm so happy you feel at home here in your Circle, I agree, unless you've walked this Path, you could never fathom what a loss of a child does to you, that's why all of you are so dear to me and in my heart, all of you DO understand! God has also sent me the most wonderful friends, sisters of the heart, and I value each and everyone of you, God bless you my sister, and continued prayers for your dear brother-in-law,
Love & Angel Hugs,

1/8/2004 10:32

Hi AngelMom Marci, oh, what a horrific tragedy for the Goodwin family! Nine months ago lose their beloved daughter Casey, and now have to face yet another loss of a precious child, their son Kyle. I just can't imagine the amount of pain and grief they're experiencing, they were still grieving for their Casey when Kyle's death hit them - every Parent's worst nightmare, not only to lose one of our children, but then have to endure a second loss! Oh my gosh, I feel so badly for them dear Marci, I hope they have a lot of good support around them right now and in the days, months ahead, and please tell them your Circle is praying for them in this most difficult, tragic time for them. All of our hearts are with them, so very, very sad.
That had to be very hard on you and your son, his birthday today, and all he wants is his little brother back, I know you too wish with all your might for Sean to be back, it had to be very heart breaking for you to hear him say that, my dear sister. May God bless you too on this difficult day, and may Our Lord wrap His loving arms around the Goodwin's,
Love & Angel Hugs,

1/8/2004 14:04

Hi dear AngelMom Sou, just to let you know that my heart, thoughts and prayers are with you my sister, if you're up to it, please post,
Love & Angel Hugs,

1/8/2004 16:16

Hi wanted to say i am prayinjg for you all missing you Sandy your comforting thaughts and words sometimes are the miracle for making it through some rough days but i know all our angel children are our protectors lots and lots of angel hugs

1/8/2004 16:24

Thank you Sandy for your words and prayers, I really needed it. Yesterday was the worst day since the funeral, I didn't expect to have such a set back at this time. After I finished my post here, I couldn't stop crying and asked my husband to come and get m e from the office. He cam right away, got me and drove me home. I called the office today and told them tht I wouldn't come back until monday. I am lucky they understand. Today is better and I want to see a therapist to help me. I can't go through this alone, I feel that Sarah can't rest if I freak out like this every time. So God willing I am going to get some help. Thank you again for this circle, this is the only place I can vent and know that people understand. God bless you all.

1/8/2004 16:41

Yvonne it is nice to see you here Sandy Yvonne and i are from the same town Yvonne showed me this sight Thanks Yvonne my messages might be short but i am having it hard to face reality i just want to still believe this is all one big joke

1/8/2004 19:11

Hi all my dear Angel sisters and dads, Sue it is "very normal" that you are feeling so bad, my sister, your dear Sarah is in Heaven and Sarah is taking care of her until God decides that you will that is your turn to take care of her Once again. Sharon, I am praying for your brother in law, what a good soul He is, Let go and Let God, if HE needs him then we have to let go, but if is not his time yet, he will recover. Prettybirdlovesue, I am sure that Benji its watching over all of you, yes , it is so hard, Marci I visited their web site, it is so hard to think that they are still going through the pain of losing their daughter and now Kyle, please believe me that my prayers will be 24/7 with them, I am so sorry about your son's birthday, yes wanting to have Sean there for him, you know what? I want my Solange back right now. I am sorry my sisters, but like I said before, I am very honest about everything, and right now all I want is my daughter back, I don't want prayers, I just want to wake up and know this is just a horrible nightmare, I want my Solange home with me. I am sorry, I can't not give you support today. I will try tomorrow. Love you all. Selva

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