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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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8/11/2004 22:44

Hello our dear sister Marci, it's so nice to see a Post from you, I know you're still hurting so very much. You didn't say how the day went, if it's too painful to talk about right now you know we all understand, that elephant may have looked as though not many bite's were taken out of it on Sean Michael's Anniversary, but you know it's slowly getting smaller. Me give up on you or anyone else here? No, never, you're stuck with me now, :-). Please post back when you're feeling up to it, and always remember you're in my heart, love and prayers,
Hugs too,

8/11/2004 23:00

Hello murdi and welcome to the Circle!
I'm so very sorry too about the loss of your step-daughter as well as her friend. This has to be very hard on you as well as your dear husband, losing his only daughter, so recent too.
Our dear Chris is very much in the same situation as you are and her advice to you is wise and unique to both your situation's. Be assured of our prayers for you, your husband and family and your intentions. Please post back here anytime, you'll only find support, acceptance, understanding, love and prayers here, so please feel free to write here anytime, we all understand.
Love & Angel Hugs,

8/12/2004 12:39

Thank all of you for your prayers and kind words during this season in our life. Our family is coming together in prayer tonight at 6:00. Thanking God for Deriece and Nekiesha's lives. And to ask him to comfort us and give us peace so that we may continue to function in our lives. We also need prayer for my husband that he will see the blessings that God has planned for us. And warfare prayer is needed to stomp satan out of our lives, our home and our marriage. Here is a website with comments regarding our daughters accident if anyone would like to post some encouraging words.

8/12/2004 16:44

Hello dear Murdi,
That's wonderful, all of you getting together in prayer tonight, Our Lord will be in the midst of you all.
Thank's too for posting the site, I'll definitely have a look at it and post,
Love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

8/12/2004 16:57

Hi Everyone,
I want to thank you all for remembering me on my Birthday yesterday. I know I haven't posted in a really long time and it made me feel so special for you guys to have remembered me. I read a couple of the last pages and I see we have quite a few new angel moms. I am so sorry for your losses. You have found a great circle of friends here at this site, they are always here for you.
Selva, I know Solange's anniversay is coming up as well as Aaron's next month. I don't know about you but I have been obsessed with thinking about Aaron for the last couple of weeks. Not that I don't think about him all the time anyway, but the last couple of weeks have been really bad for me and I am feeling depressed again. I'm guessing it's because of my birthday without him and his anniversary coming up next month. And also Christopher is moving into an apt. on Monday to go to college. I am so happy and proud of him but I am desperately going to miss him. My Mom says it's the empty nest syndrome. But she hasn't lost a child and doesn't understand anyway.
I know today is Deb's Michael's birthday and Saturday is his anniversay. I hope she is doing well, I have not heard from her in a long time. Have any of you?
I'm sorry I didn't post on Sean Michaels anniversary, but please know my heartfelt prayers were with you and all the other Angel Moms. I always have a candle lit for all of our angels.
Sandy, I see you are still keeping up with all of us on a daily basis. I really admire you. You are truly and inspiration to me.
Well, I will try to post more often, but till to you all.

8/12/2004 17:19

Oh our dear Lisa, you've been missed SO much here, it's really heartwarming to see you Posting. I'll write more later, Palmer just got back from out of town.
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,

8/12/2004 17:23

Hi our dear Deb, we haven't heard from you in a while, I pray everything is going alright for you!
Thinking of you with love and prayers today on Michael's Birthday, this IS a difficult week for you with his Birthday today and his Anniversary coming up on Saturday, but you know we're all here for you,
Much love & Angel Hugs,

8/13/2004 18:10

I understand what lisa is saying, It makes me feel better about being soooooooo sad the last couple weeks.Stephanies birthday coming sept 24 and 1st anniversary sept 25, already preparing for it.
can't belive it's been a year, just can't believe it. even though we feel her with us and dream of her with her grandpa, still miss her so much, there are no words to explain the pain-emptiness that this loss feels like.

some good news, steve is doing better, I seen him today. they say there fighting the infection, but another popped up. he's more awake and his lips are red again. He knew i was there, but agitated by the tube in his throut, can't talk! they are going to try to take the ventilator off mon. I had great hope when i left. praise the lord, I did! Still has a way to go but still fighting. Thank you all for the prayers and candles, I just know they help.
my daughter ? up & down. hoping anti dep pills help.

you are all in my prayers, Chris

8/14/2004 11:10

dear angel moms,
i'm doing ok and holding out this week. had acouple of sleepless nights but took some naps during the day. my brother got married on saturday so that kinda kept me busy and had family here to help keep me busy too. went to the dr's on monday and things are looking good. had an ultrasound and bsby a weighs 2.11oz and baby b weighs 2.12oz and on tuesday i have to go for a 3 hrs diabetes test. found out on friday that i failed those tests so i have gestational diabetes and will go on a diet next week after i talk to some one and arange for a diet plan. besides that i've been resting alot and taken it easy. going to church and saying prayers for every one. i pray that things are going well for every one and i will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.

love Debby

8/15/2004 08:33

Hello our dear Chris, oh gosh, that IS good news, thank You Lord for answering all prayers said for Steve and I know you'll bring him right through! Our prayers are still with him. What a worry it must be for you with your daughter, Chris, but our prayers are with her also, I'm glad to hear she's on anti-depression medication, it take's a bit before it start's working, but once the med.'s are fully in her system you should see a big change, God bless her, very tough to be a young person and suffer from depression. Please keep us updated on everything, you know we all care and our prayers and love are with you and Mike always, we'll do all we can to help you both through,
Much love & Angel Hugs,

8/15/2004 08:50

Hi our dear Deb, it's terrific to see a Post from you and bringing us all up-to-date with you and your pregnancy! You know our love and prayers were with you for Michael's Birthday and then his Anniversary, still a rough time for you of course but just think how happy Michael is that he's going to have a new brother and sister! Glad to hear that family is keeping you busy also, that help's, especially this past week.
Take care of yourself sweetie and follow the diet plan, I hope you're not craving sweets because they're a no-no now, :-). God's blessings to you, your babies and your family, always in our love and prayers,
Much love & Angel Hugs,

8/15/2004 09:12

Our dear sister Selva, my Candle is lit and prayers are going up for you today, on Solange's Anniversary. I know this is a very, very painful day for you and you've been dreading it for a while now, but you are circled with the love and prayers of us all, we're all with you linked spiritually my dear sister, so please remember that you're not alone today of all days. I know that even 2 yrs. doesn't dull the pain you're feeling right now, or bring up the good memories you have in your heart, I understand that your heart is broken as you said and today bring's it home even more for you, God bless you my dear sister. In your mind just picture all of us in a Circle around you and your precious Solange, giving you strength, love and many, many prayers today. We're all here to help you through today and everyday after. I pray that you feel Solange around you today, giving you the much-needed comfort that will help to take the edge off today, I know that your precious Solange IS with you today. I hope you were able to attend the Mass for Solange and that it brought you some comfort also, I know our dear sweet Lord is with you today, His love above all will see you through.
May all the Angels surround you today as well, and know that we're all surrounding you as well my dear sister.
You will get through it,
Lots of love, prayers & Tender Hugs,

8/15/2004 11:32

Dear (((Selva))) ... my thoughts & prayers are with you and your angel Solange today (and always) . . Remember, she is with you always...
Krissy's Mom

8/15/2004 11:52

Today, Aug. 15, 2004 i join all angel moms in lighting a candle to pay special tribute to Guardian Angel, Solange: Beloved daughter of our dear sister, Selva.

Dear Selva, ~ My heart goes out to you today. I prayed to God and asked him to cradle you in his loving arms all night and throughout this special day. I know from experience that God answers all angel moms prayers, ... Not just mine. If you feel like crying, go right ahead; I'LL cry with you. If the fond memories you shared with your beautiful Solange peek through, please know it's OK to smile through your tears of loneliness; I'LL smile through tears with you. It is so important to me, as I know it is with our other angel moms, that you know deep down in your heart that you are not alone today in your pain. We are with you in spirit and unconditional love. There are no words that can take away the grief that you feel. That, too, we understand. But we pray that it will help a little just knowing that we are standing in the gap for you today; praying that God will ease your pain. May you feel our love and compassion through out your special day. May you also feel Solange's presence and unconditional love all around you. I know in my heart that all of our angels will join with your angel to help the two of you make it through this very special day.
Much love, ... God's peace and blessings,

8/15/2004 15:17

Dear Sister (((((Selva)))))

My heart is crying for you now, the pain is unbearable; so I don't have any IDEA of how much your pain hurts my stomach so....My candle is burning for Solange today and in memory of Sean-Michael too and all the other children I have missed from being away on my own recovery...Dear Selva, please go to the page I made you when you were ill, and I have a pic of my candle burning there as well as a song from Jewel, Angel Standing, when you get time, send me Solange's pic and I'll put it up there for you hon...

In Memory Of Solange

With All My Love,
Angela xoxo

8/15/2004 15:29

To All Angel Mom's and Dad's

Take a picture of you and your candle's burning and send them to Sandy or me and I'll make up a collage page so when you go thru the valley days and anniversaries, you can go to this page of solace, where nobody but you parents know your incredible pain...It's all I can think of to help, but I just have to do something b/c it hurts me sooo much in my tummy...I cannot comprehend your pain b/c this hurts like it never hurt before...please let me help you Bereaved Parents on this awful journey to remember your children...send me or Sandy pictures of your children and I'll get them up on a collage page too...We are all in this together. For New Bereaved Parents here, my name is Angela and I have endured triple family suicides, mom, sister and brother and I devote my life to helping others get thru grief and trials...I do not walk your path of Bereavement, yet I do walk "A" path of Bereavement...

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With Love and Prayers,
Angela xoxo

8/15/2004 17:04

Hi all my dear sister Angels. First of all I want to thank you for keeping me in your prayers, Thanks my Sandy , Tank you Verna, Marci, Ang. Cindy. Ang I shared your site with a lot of my friends, it was so beautiful!, I went to Mass today I asked our Virgin Mary to help me today, She knows of our pain, but I am in such a horrible pain, imagine 24 months since I have don't have my little daughter with me, I miss her so very much, I will give my life just to see her for a second, yes I know we will be together again, but please pray my sister that this will be soon. I am in such pain! I cried but not as much as I want to, I try to keep alone, my brother and sister don't deserve this although they put up with me. I am so angry that I have to confess. I had comunion at the mass and I did not went to confession but I was so angry that I told God, I will go for it, like it or not. I am in pain and so are you all my dear sisters. Lets pray for all of us. Love you with all my heart. Selva

8/16/2004 00:15

Hello Angel Moms, Angela, and all who lovingly support us. Below is an awesome poem that was sent to me by one of my faithful email buddies; Jillian. It spoke to my heart and soul. I don't know if my friend wrote it, but I do know the words and the message came from God's holy spirit. I pray this poem and many others we sometime share, will help bring each of you a measure of God's peace also.
Love & Angel Hugs, ... God's peace & blessings,

God Speaks Quietly

Have you ever heard a quiet voice
deep down within your being,
A voice so soft, still, and calm,
It stops and sends fear fleeing?

It comes in times of trouble,
When things appear most grim.
Other times it comes for no other reason
Than to let us know it comes from Him.

God tells us things so simply stated,
It's hard to misunderstand.
Yet the things He speaks go against the flesh,
But exposes His loving hand.

He sometimes gives us answers,
For which we desperately seek.
Other times, He gives the words
He wants us to earnestly speak.

Have you ever been utterly confused
not knowing which way to go,
Then suddenly the choice becomes so clear,
You wonder how you didn't know?

Has there ever arisen a crisis,
leaving you anxious with an unresolved need;
Only to have things suddenly go into reverse
And from the crisis you're freed?

Not only does God speak to us
in His still small voice,
He actively moves to accomplish His will;
Giving us reason to rejoice.

That soft calm voice has given me peace,
Each time I've been overwhelmed by fear.
When I listen closely, He always speaks
The exact words I need to hear.

And when I find myself in trouble,
He always hears my unspoken plea.
He comes in and sets things right,
And His perfect will I'm able to see.

I'm in a crisis as I sit and write this,
And it's totally beyond my control.
The circumstances are overwhelming.
Yet, there's peace inside my soul.

No matter what the outcome,
there's one thing I'm certain of -
I've heard the quiet voice of God,
Assuring me of His love.

8/16/2004 01:51

Dear Sister Verna!

The Beautiful Poem is Copyright by Kathi Toups and can be seen here: God Speaks Quietly

As well my dear Sister, I have made up a page for you as your dear Diane is having a birthday up in heaven and this is a present for all you angel parents.

God Speaks Quietly

I have written to Kathi to obtain permission to use it on my site so I have not placed links on it yet, like back, next, etc.

Will light my candle for Diane for you today Sister Verna, many hugs and prayers for you and all angel mom's and dad's too.

Much love, Angela xo

8/16/2004 02:08

Hi Sis, Here is the author of that beautiful poem. Love Angela xoxo

Thanks, Sis, You're an Angel! I sent an email to Jill to find out if she was the author, but as late as it is I doubt she will see it before tomorrow ... or later today. :) I didn't know about the copyright rules, so I hope I haven't messed up by sharing the poem at our circle of love. I sent Jillian a page you did for me: My Cross. If I remember correctly, Jill is a friend of yours also??? Let me know if I am wrong. At my age, I have many senior moments! Lol

Angie, you and I have a lot in common in that you feel written expressions so deeply!!! I experienced the same kind of pain that you described today in an earlier email when I read the poem Wake Me When It's Over, and other poems such as the ones from the site that you shared with me today. I too felt his poetry so intensely that I was only able to read one or two more and that was it for me! Lol :) Perhaps I will try again once my special day thing has passed.

Oh, what a beautiful page you have done for Solange & Selva!!! ... And the offer to do the same for all angel moms. You are so compassionate and really do relate to our pain in a way that few others can. I believe it's because of the deep emotional pain that you have felt and always will to some degree; due to the MANY tragic losses you have endured. I really think expressing compassion for others in the unique and creative ways that has your "Special" touch, is a big part of the ministry that God has for you! You are definitely multitalented, Sis! And we love Ya for being so supportive. Plus you are such an inspiration to so many others who are hurting in different ways and for different reasons! God has great things in store for you to accomplish! Talk about doing God's work, ... Don't EVER doubt, ... You do your Daddy [God] proud!!! :)
Much Love & {{{{{Angel Hugs}}}}},

8/16/2004 02:27

Oh gosh, Angela, I submitted before reading your posts above! :) Thanks so much for remembering my Diane's birthday in your own creative way! I know your prayers and our angel moms prayers will give me the strength to make it through today with mostly fond memories that I have learned to treasure more and more as time goes on. God bless you, dear Angela, and thank you again for letting us know the name of the author of the poem that touched me so deeply!
Much love & Angel Hugs,
Diane's Mom!
Happy Birthday, Sweetheart!:)
Love Always,

8/16/2004 08:11

My dear sister Verna. I know Diane is celebrating another Birthday in Heaven, yes we wish we could all share that birthday with her, but I am sure that all of our Angel children are there with here, giving her big kisses and hugs from all of us. May you find Peace today. My prayers are with you today and always my dear sister. love Selva

8/16/2004 08:18

Good Morning all Angel Moms! Hello Sandy! Thank you for taking the time to answer my letter and all the other letters, so many, You are an ANGEL!!!
~~~Happy Birthday Diane! I'm thinking of you today Verna, God Bless you.
~~~Thinking of you yesterday Selva on the 2nd anniversary for Solange, it doesn't get a whole lot easier does it, we just learn to live with the pain of our loss, you are in my prayers.
~~~Sandy, just to let you know a little of what's going on in my life, my husband is still waiting for a liver transplant, the hardest part is making the decision to go ahead and have it done. He made that decision last week when we were at Mayo Clinic. His score goes up every 3 months and is scheduled to increase on Sept 12th and at that time he will be at the top of the list in the region and in his blood type, so anytime after that it could happen and we will be on call to drop whatever we are doing to travel the 5 hours it takes us to get there and have the surgery. So we have been pretty much living on the edge ever since his diagnosis last Nov. He is doing quite well in spite of it all, very healthy, which is good for going into a surgery of this kind, he did have one chemo treatment in June, which made him very sick, but got through it, nothing holds him down for long. Our faith and the prayers of many people is what is getting us through it all. When we leave home for this we will be expected to stay in Rochester for 3-4 weeks, so that will be a hard one for us to be away from home for so long.
~~~Our little Grandcuties as you call them, I like that! They are doing fine and growing like weeds! Today is Zoe's 2nd b-day already. Ruthie will be 2 on Oct. 18th. They are both so different but so precious to us! They are like our own little kids, we love them so much. My daughter is trying for another soon. Zoe's parents are separated, a sad deal for all of us, had no idea anything was wrong until a month before she left him in March. Nothing is legal yet, still praying for a miracle to happen in their lives, Zoe doesn't deserve this, to never know what it's like to grow up in a normal family. It makes me sick, it sure isn't what I wanted for any of my kids. My other children are doing fine, as I said before my boy Aaron and his wife Brianne are moving to Portland to get out of LA so they can save some money, so expensive in LA.
~~~You know, you mentioned Sharon (Prettybird)? I have no idea who that is, I tried to figure that out before and didn't know anything about her situation or anything.
~~~Keep it up DEBBIE! So happy for you with those little babies coming along fine! When's the due date! Praying for you!
I am holding up ok, but need prayers for the time when we get our call, it will be a stressfull time for us. I need to get our bags packed!
Always remember everyone, my prayers include all of you Angel Moms here.
God Bless you all and I love you. I will try to write again and not so far in between!

8/16/2004 15:01


My Dear Sister, I have prayed for you and lit Diane's candle and posted prayer on CF&L, as I did for (((((Selva))))) yesterday as well...

Happy Birthday Dear Diane!!!

I am making a page to put the pictures of YOUR CHILDREN on, so parents, please, please, send me your pictures of you and candles and your precious children so I can get it going for all of you....I have a scanner if you cannot scan and you can send to me snail mail and I will return them (I do this alot when I make websites for Bereaved Parents) so no worry, you will get your pictures back...I need to do this for you as it is a burden on my heart...Lets get the ball rolling so the valley days you will have a place to go to view all the pictures of you angel mom's and dad's and your dear, dear children...

Love Angela xoxo

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