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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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6/7/2004 08:02

Hi our dear Billie, your Sharing is from your heart and the place you are right now in your own Journey, it made sense to me, and I know it will to Madison's Mommy too. I'm sorry about your marriage also sweetie, whatever happen's you know you always have our love, support and prayers.
Much love & Angel Hugs to you,

6/7/2004 08:05

Hi our dear Susan, can the rest of us share in your e-mail address, :-). Although with all those kitties, are you sure you have extra time, lol.
Much love & Angel Hugs,

6/7/2004 08:24

Good morning to all!

Well, they're starting to make the newspaper print smaller these day's, so I'm off to visit the Optometrist this morning, :-). No, no, it's not my age, ha, ha.
Chris and his girlfriend came to visit for the weekend and we had a terrific time, we did the 'tourist thing' ourselves and took her on the Thousand Island's Boat Cruise, visited Old Fort Henry, Queen's University and walked around downtown, showing her all the Historic bldg.'s, and visited 2 Museums and then we all went out for Dinner, by that time we needed a rest, :-) - well, I did, anyway, :-). Took lot's of great picture's, and made it back in time to watch the Belmont, hoping Smarty Jones would win the Triple Crown.
Unfortunately not, ((:- but a great class act by all. Then of course the GAME was on, and watched Calgary get beaten by Tampa, so tonight I'll be glued to the TV to see if Calgary win's the CUP! We also watched the 60th Anniversary of the D-Day celebration's, the International One and then the Canadian one, the Beaches at Juno and Sur-la Mer, very touching to see all the Veteran's who attended and are now in their 70's and 80's, God bless them all.
I pray all of you had a peace filled weekend also, all are always in my love and prayers, OH - Beliefnet has a Memorial on the front page for Pres. Ronald Reagan if you want to add your thought's, prayers.
Much love to all,

6/7/2004 13:19

Dear Sandy,

Your kind words have been tremendously appreciated, especially “Could you please give my Shane a hug from me Kristine?” What a nice thought, Shane and Kristine becoming friends. She is rather shy, witty, tall, and extremely intelligent so an older man would be good. Ha. Now, I have my old smile back!

( Kristine is my only daughter, and I have a fabulous son a year older than her. )

Many thanks for remembering us at Mass. You too shall be in my Mass intentions and prayers often.

God bless you, Sandy and Shane.

Respectfully with much gratitude,

6/7/2004 16:45

Hello dear Patricia,

It was my joy to talk to Kristine, you and your dear family!
Yes, I believe (as do the rest of us here) that our children are all friend's in Heaven and I have no doubt that your precious Kristine did give Shane a Hug from me. I know he'll do the same for you, :-). Shane is also tall, witty and very intelligent, hm, not really shy, but not a boisterous type of person either. An older man, now you're bringing a smile to my face!
I'm so happy it brought one to your's too! Thank you so much Patricia for remembering us at Mass also and in your prayers, be assured of mine for you also. And please, post here whenever you wish to, as I said, you should have mentioned the first time that you had also lost a beloved child.
May the Peace of Christ be with you,
Much love & lots of Angel Hugs,

6/7/2004 18:40

Hi Patricia and welcome to our Circle of Love, yes I am sure that your dear Angel Kristine met Shane, he is our angel in chief, just like his mom is our Dear Angel Mom in Chief, just wanted to welcome you to our Circle. Love Selva

6/8/2004 02:52

Hello Angelmoms!
It is with great sorrow that I post tonight. Today, I was glued to the TV for several hours watching the memorial of former president Ronald Reagan. As you know I am a Southern California resident and a republican to boot! I don’t like to discuss Politics; my Dad always told us that opinions are like butts, most everyone has one! However, I will discuss the great man that Ronald Reagan was and the impact he has made in the lives of those he served, the American people. He was lovingly married for 52 years to the exceptionally gracious and noble Nancy Reagan. They did much for the state of California and the community where they lived. We are honored that the Reagan family held a memorial here and Mr. Reagan will be buried at the Ronald Reagan library at Simi Valley, CA.

We have attended several landings of the space shuttle in Edwards Air force Base. At one of those landings President Reagan was a “mystery guest”. No one knew he was there until the fact! We were very fortunate to have VIP status and were able to here him speak to a select group. A memory we have cherished!

In our early years of marriage we were on vacation and I wanted to drive up and down the coast of CA. My hubby likes to go from point A to point B with no leisure or scenic rides involved. He rather fly than drive! Not me, I am in for the sheer adventure of it all! Give me a road trip and I am ready to roam! Anyway, my darling hubby was okay with the drive until we hit central CA. No more scenic routes for him! Being the accommodating people-pleaser that I am, I found a short cut on the map for us to take. The route looked a little winding but I figured we would make up some time. All was well for the first few miles. We were in our old Chevy van and felt very secure until we noticed that some of the roads were no longer paved and were getting extremely narrow. At one point we were passing shallow streams that had all but washed out the road. All the while I had been reassuring my hubby that we had gone as far up the mountain that we could go all we had to do was go down the mountain now! It was then that we noticed that we were not alone on our treacherous adventure, we were being followed. At first it would be one jeep following us, then it would fall away, and another would resume following us. This continued until we were just about down from the mountain! It wasn’t until we arrived at the coast of Santa Barbara County that I realized that we had just driven through Refugio’s pass and Ronald Reagan’s Ranch! And for those mysterious tailgaters were probably just security! We still laugh when we think about it!

Ronald Wilson Reagan
May he rest in peace.
Download I Remember Ronald Reagan.mp3
"I Remember Ronald Reagan,"
written and performed by Greg Wall
exclusively for the Reagan Ranch.

With much love to all,

6/8/2004 12:46

Hello our dear AngelMom Eva, I know this must be a difficult day for you, your family, on Matthew's 2nd year Anniversary. It probably still doesn't feel 'real' yet in a lot of way's and I know you miss him dearly. Our love and prayers are with you today dear sister, please let us know how you're doing,
Much love & lots of Angel Hugs,

6/8/2004 13:39

Thank you my dear sister Sandy, for remembering my Matthew's heavenly birthday.
Seems like today that I had receieved the news. I miss him more and more each passing day.I just want to hold him so feel his breath on my lap as he lays his head down for me to scratch his head or just rub his aching muscles after a long day at school...Just like he used to do me after a long night at work..He always had a smile for me, when I needed one...His "Ema" he used to call me.. Oh God how I miss him....

There Will Come A Day

It's not easy, tryin to understand
How the world can be so cold
Stealing the soul of a man
Cloudy skies rain down,
On all your dreams, you wrestle with the fear and doubt,
Sometimes it's hard,
but you've gotta beleieve!

There's a better place
where my Father waits
And every tear, he'll wipe away
the darkness will be gone
The weak shall be strong
Hold on to your Faith
There will come a day.

Wars are raging, lives are scattered
Innocence is lost, and hopes are shattered.
The old are forgotten, the children are forsaken
In this world we're living in
Is there anything sacred?

There's a better place
Where my Father waits
and every tear , he'll wipe away
The darkness will be gone
The weak shall be strong
Hold on to your faith
There will come a day.

The sun will ring out
down those golden streets,
The voices of Earth, when the angels will sing "halleluya'!
Every knee will bow
sin will have no trace
in the GLORY of His amazing grace.
There will come a day
There will come a day
Oh Yes, there's coming a day!

Ema of Matthew Cordero Parr
June 8,2002

6/8/2004 13:54

Hi my sister Eva, my prayers are with you today, wishing you Peace, may you feel your dear Matthew closer than usual, letting you know that he is with you at all times. Much love to you my dear sister. Selva

6/8/2004 19:35

Hi my dear sister Marci. Ditto, ditto, ditto, I am a republican all the way (well I am Cuban American) and Gore blames US for giving Bush the presidency. Ronald Reagan is my hero, I know about the FREEDOM, must American take for granted, I came to this country at 14 all alone, my parents did what thousands of other cuban parents did, send their children alone to this country, rather than live in a comunist regime. Reagan was very closed to the Cuban American community in Miami,he visited here a lot, and the best part was, he mingled with everybody (after the election) not looking for votes, he got rid of the Soviet Union, and the Berlin Wall, when you know what Freedom is, you learn to appreciate all those wonderful Miracles, Cuba is the only country in the world where communism still prevail, my fellow cubans are going through hell and beyond. God Bless Ronald Reagan. Love Selva

6/8/2004 20:08

...And also our dear Cuban/American sister is going into the hospital tomorrow morning for the biopsy on her thyroid, I know we'll all lift her up in prayer for tomorrow, our love and prayers go with you our dear sister,
Love ya,

6/9/2004 01:43

To all Angelmoms,
When I am struggling and unable to pray, I search for scripture that has a special meaning to me. I let that scripture pray for me and soon the holy spirit intercedes on my behalf. I feel annointed and comforted. May God Bless you and keep you, always.
With much love to all,

Heavenly Father,
I come before you Lord, asking that you might lift up those who are struggling with the painful loss of their beloved child. I pray Lord that you will comfort them and give them hope and peace. I pray that you will sanctify and make holy our circle of love and prayer, that you will give all those who seek comfort, your everlasting love. I ask Lord that you will bless those who are weary and in need of healing. Please comfort them for all times. I pray in your Son’s name, Amen

The God of All Comfort

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.
2 Corinthians 1:3-7

He named him Noah [ 5:29 [Noah] sounds like the Hebrew for [ comfort ] . ] and said, "He will comfort us in the labor and painful toil of our hands caused by the ground the LORD has cursed."
Genesis 5:29

You will increase my honor and comfort me once again.
Psalm 71:21

We wait in hope for the LORD ; he is our help and our shield.
Psalm 33:20

You will keep in perfect peace
him whose mind is steadfast,
because he trusts in you.
Trust in the LORD forever,
for the LORD , the LORD , is the Rock eternal.
Isaiah 26:3-4

So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10

Rest for the Weary

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

6/9/2004 02:13

Welcome new Anglemom Madismommy and Patricia,
May you find friendship and comfort here. I as well as many others certainly have. My first post was a distressful cry for help. I was beside myself with anger, fear and pain. I had so many questions (still do!)

Our Dearest Sandy and all the other angelmoms, acknowledged me, prayed for me and comforted me. I still have many questions, but I no longer feel alone. We are in this journey together. My first post tells of my family and the loss of my young son Sean-Michael, 7/15/87- 8/9/2004, page 193. I pray that you too will find comfort here. May God Bless you always.

With love,

6/9/2004 02:15

Dearest Selva,
I am praying for you and your Cuban/American Thyroid! Please stay well mi hermana! We love you!
With much love, Marci~.~

"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."
Matthew 11:28-30

6/9/2004 02:16

Dear Angelmom Eva,
Words can not express the sorrow we feel on the anniversary of the loss of your beloved son, Matthew. May God Bless you and Comfort you always.

With much love, Marci~.~

6/9/2004 02:27

What is the verdict? Are you gettin' old or is there something in your eye that makes that newspaper print appear smaller? He-he! If having to wear reading glasses makes us old...all this time I thought I looked cool!

My eye doctor told me there could be one of two reasons for your eyesight to deteriorate after the age of 45...

1. Too much sex
2. Too much time spent on the computer.

We all know the answer to that one! LOL!
Too much #2!

Hope all is well!

With much love and prayers,

6/9/2004 02:38

Good to hear that all is well in your neck of the windy woods!

If I could I would ask that you save a kitty for me! My daughter Kristi has been pining away for her 15 year old cat "Sister" who passed last year. She would love a new kitty! oh well, I'm sure UPS or Fedx couldn't handle it! Enjoy!

"you know it is spring time when you got puppies, kittens, and chicken pox" Marci 1992- after all four children came down with chicken pox and little kittens were running throughout the house!
May God Bless you always,
Love Marci~.~

6/9/2004 10:07

Hi dear Marci! Beautiful prayers you've posted, very inspirational and hopeful for all. Love the Scripture quote's too, Matt.11:28-30 is one of my favorite's, as well as John 11:11-14.
The consensus is in Marci, it's definitely #2, ha, ha! No, no, it's not our age, :-) now I can be cool too!
I pick them up Friday, I know, I should have gone to one of those 1 hour place's, (:-. I'm fine sweetie, hope you're doing alright yourself and still taking those small bite's.
We're in for a big Thunderstorm at the moment, so I'm going to have to shut this down, hope it doesn't knock out our internet connection?
Much love & lots of Hugs,

6/11/2004 01:18

Hello AngelMoms,
I've had a few icky days. I think the feelings and emotions I planned (yeah, like we can ACTUALLY plan these moments)on having on Alex's one year anniversary came a month later. I am just so sick and tired of missing him!! I'm tired of the profound change my family went through, I'm tired of this wall of grief that is slowly coming up between my husband and me. We are both just so super sensitive about sharing when we are feeling sad, that little by little our conversations are becoming very polite and without emotion. We ended up talking a little bit last night and I think we both felt a bit better.
My email addy is out there to share with everyone!!! ESPECIALLY AngelMoms that want kitties!! My last (I HOPE!!) cat, Diamond gave birth last night. Six more little ones!! I'm thinking about putting up a sign Buy one for a penny, get 4 free!!...and keep the penny!!
Miss Verna, I live about 20 minutes from Barksdale's Main Gate. The 2 closest "landmarks" to my house are Elm Grove Middle School where Hwy 71 (which is actually what Barksdale Blvd turns into) meets with Hwy 154. Closer to my house (about 3 properties away) is Shockley's Catfish restaurant. If you know where that is, you are seconds from my house!!
Now that I have practically given everyone directions to my house....I want everyone to visit!! I have the "PURRFECT" gift to give y'all!!!
Meow and God Bless,

6/12/2004 09:39

Hi dear Susan! I was offline most of yesterday, Friday is errand day, but did come online late last night.
You're having a rough time, yes, sometime's the grief come's after the actual event, your Alex's 1st Anniversary, you're so right, there's no planning this, no schedule to follow, it can be delayed, any little thing, spark of memory can bring the pain back strongly, striking a big blow to your heart. It's only been a little over a year, it's very normal that you're feeling the way you do! We want the pain and grief to go away and have our live's returned to what they once were, this is so complicated and complex, isn't it, it affect's every area of your life. My hubby and I went through the same thing for the first six month's, we were on very different 'page's' in our grief, he was holding it all in while I was a mess. I'm happy you and he talked it out, it's so difficult to communicate the way you used to when you're both feeling this way, but it's important to do it, I know that many of us who are married have experienced this, so hang in there, it too will work itself out, just keep talking.
Wow, how many kitties is that now, with your latest litter, :-) They must be so cute, but I can understand why you want to give some away! You can't beat a deal like that, ha, ha, I'd gladly take a couple off your hand's, but as our Marci said, I don't know if Fed-ex or UPS would go for it - or the kitties for that matter, :-).
I'm sorry you're going through all this right now, I'm glad you shared it with us, it help's to get it off your chest, and you know our love, support and prayers are always with you our dear Susan, as well as your family, always here for you,
Much love & Tender Hugs,
a 'meow' to you too, :-)

6/12/2004 15:29

hi angel moms,
sorry i haven't posted the news sooner but i have just been a little tired latley. everything went well from my amino tests and things are normal from the fluide and we are having girls. so i will be having a Kaitlynn Victoria & Jaquilynn RoseMarie in October. We are so happy. My husband still says he didn't get his way again. they have been kicking away and i have gained about 19 lbs. i feel great and still working until the 24th of this month. i've been still working out three days a week and to bed buy 6:30. some times i shut the alarm off and roll over and fall back to sleep and then jump up a half hour later to make lunches.
i pray for all to be well and to have strenght and guidence as we move on in life.
thoughts and prayers to all.
love debby

6/12/2004 23:33

Hi dear Deb, Congratulation's, that's terrific news! Two little girl's, and what sweet name's you've picked out for them! I guess hubby wanted one to be a boy, :-).
19 lbs. isn't bad, working out must be helping. So you're officially done work on the 24th - you'll have plenty of time to rest then and nap when you feel like it! That's wonderful dear Deb, thank's for letting us know, very happy for you and your hubby! Always in our love & prayers,
Much love & Angel Hugs,

6/13/2004 22:52

Dear Angelmoms,
I am having the most awful day ever. Just when I thought that I was coping just fine...I crumble. I have cried off and on all damn day. I'm tired of this! I'm mad at my mom, I'm mad at my husband, I'm mad at the parents on our swim team! I'm mad at the world! I'm tired of having to pretend not to be sad! I MISS MY SON! There should not be any reason why I can't grieve! I'm tired of having to pretend that everything is okay when it is not! I'm tired of going to the theater to watch a movie and parents must bury their child and then I can't stop crying. I want to get off and go back to where my kids where all young and I would never let my son Sean get a SUV...

Sorry for venting, I love you all so much.

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