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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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3/13/2004 22:05

Hi my dear friend Deb! It's been a while since you posted here, I know that school and classes keep you very busy, I have been recieving your wonderful fwd's, e-mails though! Oh dear Deb, WOW very big, warm congratulation's to you and your dear hubby (and Chris) on this terrific news!
Our Deb's going to be a Mommy again!! I know how much you LOVE children, always spoiling your nieces and nephews, :-) now you'll have your own again to spoil with much love! YES, Michael is happy, just think, he's already met his brother/sister? You'll have to let us know if the ultra-sound let's you know the sex of the baby (if you want to know yourself!) Very, very happy for you our dear AngelMom, what a big blessing from God, :-) Any names picked out yet? Thank's dear Deb for your beautiful prayer, I pray Our Lord give's you a happy, healthy pregnancy, no morning sickness, :-), I know this baby will be much loved! Big blessings to you, your hubby, big brother Chris and I know your Michael is very happy too!!
Much love & Teddy Hugs,

3/14/2004 00:39

Hello dear AngelMoms, Sisters, Friends,
I don't very often ask for extra prayer's, I know so many of you are hurting so badly right now, trying to make sense out of seemingly none, you're dealing with far more pain than I am, having gone through the excruciating pain in the beginning, I can so well relate to where each are on their own Journey's right now.

I'm having a very hard time this year dealing with Shane's Anniversary on Monday, my tears are always very close to the surface, and yes, I have cried this week, his Anniversary this year is really bothering me. Last year it was a sad, reflective one, but this time I'm in a very depressed state, I think because it's been 5 year's and it's hitting home that it's a long time since I've seen Shane, heard his voice, felt his hugs, missing his love in my life, I just plain miss him period.
Could you please pray for me that this black cloud will lift, thank you everyone, I'm deeply grateful.

3/14/2004 17:41

Hi my sister Deb, what a terrific news, wow we all needed to know good news, and imagine , we all will be aunts, guess what I think it will be a girl, ay my sister I am so happy for you God Bless you and the little Angel that is coming to this Earth. I will be praying that everything will go great. Thanks for sharing the good news, and remember you tell the baby that she (he) has a lot of aunts. Love you my sister, I am so happy for you. Selva

3/14/2004 18:01

Hi my dear dear Angel in Chief, you know our prayers are with you 24/7,specially now that Shane's Ann is coming, it will be 5 years for you and 19 months for me, but I know the pain is always there no matter how long, we have to hang in there my dear sister. I am going to tell you a story to keep your mind busy, today in Miami is Calle Ocho Festival, this means a Carnival that the Cubans started many years ago. When the cubans started to come into exile, Miami was not very welcome, they have signs in apt buildings who said, no pets and cubans, that hurt, during the 60's, a lot of professional people left Cuba because the knew that comunist will take over our country, Drs, Lawyers, Engineers, you named it, they have to go through a lot, whasing dishes, picking up tomatoes in the fields etc etc, it is a very long story, then at one point, the Cubans wanted to demostrate to the americans that we were not bad people, we were coming here to stay (and we built this city to what it is now), so they decided it to open up a few blocks of South West 8 street(calle ocho) into what is called Little Havana, all cubans were concentrated into that neighborhood, in the second week in March, they try to open 8 St, and called it Open House, so americans could share our culture, food, music etc. this became larger and larger through the years, now it is the Guinnes Record as the biggest block party in the US, they open 30 blocks (closed to the traffic) and in every corner they have latin music and latin stars, latin food etc. Well today is calle ocho, we live only 5 blocks away and you can hear the music from our house, when Solange was little I used to take her to calle ocho, then when it started to get bigger I never went back, well maybe for a few minutes to eat, she wanted to go when she was 12 , 13, or 15, then she realized it was to crouded and never went back, but I can not help to think she may be enjoying the music right now. It will be over at 11pm, and tomorrow back to work and therapy, I just finished working and I have terrible pains on my back, I hope I did not overdoit. My sister, my prayers and love are with you 24/7. Tomorrow I will be hanging on to God for you and me 24/7. Love you my sister. Keep Pressing On. Love Selva

3/14/2004 23:10

Please pray for me & my husband this week, as our daughter's birthday is this week on the 19th. She would be 37 if she had lived. But a car accident took her life in 1993, at the age of 26; there isn't a day passes that we don't think about her. Even tho' the pain of our loss has subsided somewhat, holidays are still very hard to get through, and especially her birthday. I will be praying for all of you also, as only we know the pain of losing a child - a pain that has taken a chunk of our heart away. May God bless you all, and may the Comforter come and give you daily peace.

3/14/2004 23:44

Hi Angel Moms & Dads,I haven't posted for awhile.I got through my Christie's birthday without any tears,we went down to her grave and decorated it for her birthday and let the balloons off to heaven,but I cried the whole week after,very strange.I couldn't bring myself to post.On March 1 ,we were in an accident,Danielle,Jessika and myself,the women behind me didn't see the tractor-trailer beside her tried to cut over hit it bounced off and slammed into us,we missed going under the truck by 2 inches,God and the angels were with us.It totaled the car,Danielle had a sprained shoulder and arm,I had whiplash and back spasams,Jessika was just shaken up,but not hurt.The worse thing was after 7 years I had gone into remission with my M.S.,I was feeling like my old self,well it threw me out of remission,any kind of trama will do that,I was very mad and angry at the women who hit me! She did more than just total my car,and sprain our bodies,she took my remission away from me.But I'm so blessed that the girls and I weren't hurt worse or killed.At the same time we wrecked,a car with 3 teenagers wrecked in another part of our county,they were all killed,they were 16 & 17,2 from the same high school.My heart went out to their parents,and I thanked God we were spared.I was reading some of the postings ealier,about how mothers and fathers grieve differently,it is so true.My husband Danny was Christie's step-father,but he raised her& took care of her,to her he was her dad and to him she was his daughter,they did alot together.He is the type of man that keeps everything to himself,but one day I was crying and screaming,and he looked at me and said,do you think you're the only one who misses Christie? Well that really made me stop and think,especially since he lost his sister(39) 2 months before from cancer.From that point on I would talk about her to him and we hold each other and cry. I thank God we had our two precious grandaughters,because it gave us someone else to focus on.Things are finally starting to get back on track as far as feeling like a family and a loving husband and wife.I thank God everday for a wonderful loving husband,we never thought about a divorce,we seemed to work on more of staying together,no matter how hard and strained things got and they did.
Well I've babbled enough.
Love & Hugs to All

3/14/2004 23:50

Hello my dear sister with the big heart, I'm hanging in, you know how difficult this is, you're still in deep valley days yourself, every Mom at this Circle know's how hard it is, it's just hitting me harder this year. I know that God will bring me through it, and the black cloud will go away once again. You hang in too, my love and prayers are always with you too and every other Mom here who are so precious at this Circle of Love. We're attending a Mass being said in Shane's name tomorrow for 5:15 pm, and I'll be lighting Candle's for you and Solange too, -:).
What a great tradition to start, Calle Ocho, what started out as a way to overcome prejudice (how awful!) is now a beautiful way for the whole city of Miami to get together in a spirit of brotherhood and sisterhood and celebrate life itself! The struggles, the Festival itself, show's the indomitable spirit of strength that we can all overcome with the help of God.
I can't help but think too that Shane was there with Solange, one of his passion's was music, maybe they even did a little Salsa dancing, :-).
Oh, see, you are overdoing it, I know you're very busy right now with work, but you still have to remember to take some break's, those fractures still have to heal completely.
I know my dear sister that your prayers and love are with me 24/7, and I treasure that so much, you know mine are always with you too, and yes, we'll both be hanging onto God tomorrow and keep pressing on. Love you back,
Lots of prayers, love & Hugs,

3/15/2004 00:11

Hello fayth3, and a big, warm welcome to the Circle! I know, these special day's are always so very hard on us, losing one of our precious children is the worst pain that we'll ever have to go through, and only those who walk in our shoe's know how it affect's us, every Mom and Dad here know's how you're feeling, a chunck, a big piece of our heart does go with our child, over the year's it's replaced with 'scar tissue', but it never take's much to reopen that scar, particularly on those special day's. Tomorrow, actually today, is the 5th Anniversary of our son Shane's passing, so I know how sad and difficult it must be for you too. Of course our prayer's and love will be with you this week, and on the 19th we'll storm Heaven for you and your family. What is your daughter's name? Please post back whenever you want, you'll only find love, support, understanding here, and validation for your feeling's. May the great Comforter also be with you this week,
Love & Angel Hugs,

3/15/2004 00:37

Hiya Sandy..God knows how much I appreciate the encouranging words you speak to all of us..even during your 'black cloud days" God love you my dear sister...You,Miss V.and Selva,and the other wonderful angelmoms.and are all so special to me..Today was not good for me either..My babygirl...well she's not a baby..but my baby none the less..anyway...she left for Kuwait today..and I miss her already..Ron has gone back on the road driving a big truck long hauling...was hard for him to do...for our Matthew used to beg him to go back to driving..for he loved it when he could go with his dad..But he's gone right now..left this morning...Please keep him prayer.My daughter Mary also... I feel so lonely..Times like these I think make it harder for me..But I refuse to sit and get depressed about it...I will continue to sleep on Ronnie's side of the bed ..while he's away...I went by Matthew's grave today..cleaned it up a bit...I surprised myself! I did'nt cry.Why is that? anyway...I love you all..and continue to lift you all in prayer..May God bless you...In His Care I Press On...Eva

3/15/2004 02:39


My dear sis, I stayed up so I could post to you on Shane's anniversary...I'm soooo sorry you have to go thru this...I am also going to pray for you on CF&L and the other prayer warriors there will also pray for you to get thru this week...

Dear Lord and Gracious Father, I bring to your bosom your child Sandy, she is hurting Lord for her dear Shane, Father may I ask you to comfort dear Sandy and let her know of your presence in her life...also let her know that Shane is safe with you Father and you will keep him in your care until they are re-united again. Please let Sandy's tears flow and let pain and grief release from her body and soul and heart as she weeps for her dear son Shane, her baby, her precious gift from God. You know her pain Lord, you know her hurts and sorrows, her joys and blessings but right now Father, she really needs your strength and encouragement to get thru this day and this week. Draw her to your bosom Father and wrap your arms of love around her as she weeps and mourns for her son...allow her to get into the feelings so she can deal with it for another Jesus wept in the Garden, so weeps Sandy and I know you know her pain Lord. Please comfort dear Sandy in her sorrow and let the day be gentle for her and please allow her to just be alone with her feelings and pain...let her take the day off from the Circle of Love and have other Sister's fill in for her so she can truly mourn for Shane. Father I thank you for hearing our prayer for our courageous and loving Sandy who gives so much to bereaved and grieving parents all Jesus name, Amen.


3/15/2004 02:45


Dear Father, please help dear fayth as her daughter's birthday approaches this week Lord, it hurts so much for the special days that come around and remind us of our loved ones...please grant fayth love from your throne Father and comfort her hurting heart from the loss of her dear child in a car accident; so many are lost in car accidents Father; please place your loving arms around fayth and her husband too and comfort them in their deep sorrow and grief and loss...and encourage them Lord that they will once again be re-united on that glorious day when your son and our redeemer Jesus comes again in glory...I ask this in Jesus name, Amen.


3/15/2004 03:45

Dearest Sandy,
I just wanted to let you know that you are in my thoughts and prayers today. I know today will be a hard one. Lean on God; He will support you in your time of sadness. You have done so much for all of us AngelMoms and Dads, please know that we are so blessed to have you to talk to and cry to. Now let us return the favor and be a comfort to you.
God Bless You,

3/15/2004 06:03

Dear Heavenly Father,
We come before you Lord asking that you might lift up our dear sister, Sandy. We ask Lord that You might bless her, bring her peace and comfort her with Your loving Grace.
We thank you Lord, for the many blessings that you have given us. We thank you Lord for lifting up your servant, Sandy.
In your Sons name we pray,

3/15/2004 06:54

Good Morning Angelmoms and Angeldads!
It's almost 4:00 am California time and another sleepless night. I didn't want another day to pass with out saying thank you to those who posted a reply to me...

Sandy, (as usual
You always seem to see beyond the words and recognize our pain. Thank you for acknowledging us all. I want you to know how important you are and what an impact you have had and will have on us grieving parents. Thank you for loving us.

Sandy, you don’t have to try to minimize or justify your painful heartache and sadness. We know it doesn’t matter how much time has gone by…A parent’s broken heart never truly mends. You can patch it up, put in a pacemaker, but there is no real cure, except for HOPE. HOPE that we will be reunited with our children once again. May God Bless you with all the Love, Comfort and strength you need. We love you Sandy!

Selva, Verna, Angela and Susan, my dear sisters in grief,
Thank you for your most heartfelt posts. When I don’t reply, it is only because I can not type through the tears. Thank you for being a part of our “CIRCLE OF LOVE.”

I made it through this weekend with only one major breakdown! Today, is the SEVEN Month anniversary of my beloved son, Seans funeral. I have never been to the cemetary, except for that day. I have never been apart from my children for so long before. As Selva would say “our love for our children is eternal.”
With much love,

3/15/2004 10:11

Hi my dear nephew Angel Shane. Today is a sad day for us mother here on Earth, I know that you are Happy and very very proud of your Mom, she is our Chief Angel here on Earth. See, we don't understand or have the knowledge that you kids already have, so we grieve so much. Deep in our hearts we know that you are all happy in the company of our Lord, but you mother misses you so much. I also know that you are very close to her, try to show her that. My prayers are with you and your mom my Angel Shane. Seek His Light. Love Aunt Selva

3/15/2004 10:15

Hi my dear sister Marci. I know today is also a very hard day for you. I understand, today is the 19 month ann since my Solange went to Heaven. I am sure that Shane, Sean and Solange are praying to our Lord to give us strength. May God help us find Peace. love Selva

3/15/2004 11:47

Dear Sandy,My thoughts and prayers are with you today,I know how hard this,but God is with you ,so lean on him,also I believe our children are always around us spirtually especially on days like today,sometimes I ask my Christie for a hug and you can almost feel someone hugging you.
My prayers are with you and your family.
God Bless you

3/15/2004 14:07

Dear Sandy, From the moment God led me to this circle of love, you have been there for me and all the other angel moms who were led here before me and after me. Today, we are here for you, to walk with you on this, your very special day; the 5th anniversary of your beloved Shane's rebirth. It is my prayer that our Lord and Savior will wrap His loving arms around you and family and provide fond memories of days gone by. I pray that He will allow you to feel your Shane's unconditional love, as he, in turn, feels your unconditional love. We know that love is eternal, and that the love bond between a mother and her child can never die. May you find comfort and tender moments of peace which only our heavenly Father can provide.
Much love & Angel Hugs,

3/15/2004 14:09



We gave Sandy the day off and us Sisters are posting the Circle today. I know it is very difficult for you today knowing our dear sweet Angel Mom Sandy is having her dear son Shane's anniversary today. It really hurts our hearts b/c Sandy gives sooooo much of herself in this Circle Of Love; we don't like to see our dear sister suffer the pain you are also suffering.
Thank you for posting to Sandy and may God Bless you today!!!


Love Angela xoxo

3/15/2004 14:15



Amen! Bless you my Dear Sister for praying for our Sister Sandy!!! I know God hears our prayers and will comfort Sandy and get her thru the day. Marci, only post if you are able to b/c I know this is your 7th month anniversary for Sean-Michael, your beautiful angel in Heaven.

Father, I lift dear Marci up to you and ask that you help her get thru this day, the 7th month of her dear son Sean-Michael's funeral. Children should not be going before their parents Lord. So we ask a special heap of blessings to be bestowed upon our dear Sister Marci to get thru this day, this awful day that she remembers of her son's passing and funeral. Lord, comfort Marci as she cries and longs to hold her dear son Sean-Michael, please give her heart a tug of encouragement and let her know in a large way that you are there with her dear Lord, In Jesus Mighty name, Amen.


3/15/2004 14:21



Selva, My Dear Sister, thank you so much for posting for Shane and Sandy. I know it means the world to Sandy and you are her special sister. You too, have a huge burden on your shoulder today Selva, so only post if you can. I will be here all day and am not going anywhere and will be checking for posts and prayers.

Dear Father, I bring our Dear Sister Selva to you Lord, asking for a special blessing on her as she endures the 19 month anniversary of her dear Daughter Solange's passing. Dear Lord, our Dear Sister is still healing from the accident and from the pain from surgery and healing and I ask a special blessing for her today to get thru this annivesary. Please comfort her in her distress, in her tears, anger, mourning her only child from her womb, Solange. Please wrap your arms of Love around Selva today and let her know you are with her in a big way Lord. Thank you for bringing Selva this far Lord and please continue to guide and comfort her in this horrible journey of Bereavement; a journey no parent should have to take. I thank you Lord for hearing our prayer for our dear Sister Selva and thank you for blessing her dear Lord, in Jesus name, Amen.

3/15/2004 14:33



Thank you so much Dear Sister Sharonlee for praying and posting to our dear Sister Sandy. I know it means the world to her on this day of mourning her dear son Shane.

Bless you Sharonlee for your are also missing your dear Christie, may God look upon you today and give you a hug from Christie to let you know she is safe in the arms of Jesus and waiting for your return to Heaven when our Dear Savior Jesus returns. Dear Lord please wrap your arms of love around Sharonlee and let her know you will encourage her and comfort her during her days of mourning. Thank you for this Circle of Love where grieving parents can come to share their pain and tears with each other and that they can also encourage and lift one another up as only these parents who have lost their dear children know the pain and torment that they endure day after day. Thank you Lord for hearing our prayer for dear Sharonlee, in Jesus name, Amen.


3/15/2004 14:36

Dear fayth3, I am sorry to read of the loss of your precious daughter. I lost my daughter, Diane, in a tragic chain reaction crash on Aug. 31, 1996. The loss of a child is a mom's/dad's worst nightmare. We never get beyond it; we do learn to go on in a different way. Special days are always difficult ... But with prayer and the support of family and friends, we eventually learn ways to live with our loss. I pray that God will provide both you and your husband with precious moments of peace on your beloved daughters birthday.
God's peace and blessings,
Diane's mom
8/16/60 - 8/31/96

3/15/2004 14:42



Oh Dear Sister Eva, you have a large burden on your plate, I know it was difficult for you to post today with your dear Daughter Mary leaving for Kuwait; as you said, "You miss her already". And Ron going on the road and you missing your dear Son Matthew...Thank you for being able to think of Dear Sister Sandy in the midst of your pain...

Dear Father, I lift our Dear Sister Eva up to you Lord, please strengthen and comfort her in a huge way today Lord, with the leaving of her dear Daughter Mary, her baby, as our children are always our babies no matter how old they are. Please bring Dear Sister Eva thru this heart wrenching day Lord, it is never easy to let go of our children Lord and yet Eva has to bear the burden of having her daughter leave and still the horrendous burden of missing her dear Son Matthew. Please encourage Eva with your Holy Spirit Lord and also please watch over Dear Daughter Mary in Kuwait. Thank you for hearing our prayer in Jesus name, Amen.

(((((Eva))))) (((((Mary)))))
(((((Matthew))))) (((((Ron)))))

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