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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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8/21/2004 02:25

Sandy, I just had to click back on and say thanks for your kind words too! It really does get better, doesn't it? Even though it is so hard to believe in the beginning. :( Thank you, too, for all the love and support to give to soooo many who are still in so much pain! All you need to do is look at how God has blessed our circle of love with so many loving and giving angel moms who offer prayers for others even though they are still in the eye of the storm! Makes me wonder where you've hidden your wings! :)
Much love, & Angel Hugs,
Yo Miss V. :)

8/21/2004 03:15

To all angel moms/dads, ... You are still here for a reason. Don't try to rush or figure it all out on your own; because, [in my opinion], you can't. You have enough to do just allowing yourself time to grieve your loss! Don't overload your mind with things that are no longer important to you. Take time for you! Pamper yourself, let go and let God! Whatever God has in His master plan for you to accomplish, He will reveal it to you at just the right time! But, it will happen little by little; not all at once! You may not know it, but the healing of your heart IS taking place. Please know you don't have to get over your loss in order to find a measure of joy in life again. You will when the time is right. :) Some of you are still in intensive care! That is where you need to be right now. I know, because I've been there! Therefore, I can relate to your intense pain! So can some of the other angel moms! Please know that it is OK to grieve in your own way! No two people's grief is exactly the same; still we can relate to each other's pain. Some of us are a little farther along than others; improving, but still healing! Dr. God wants you to take your time, take your meds, your rest, and allow the physical, mental, and emotional healing to take place, ... a little at a time! Believe it! I pray that your child will send you a sign soon, to let you know that he/she is alive and well. I pray that you will have sweet dreams of your beloved child, and that you will begin to feel your child's presence all around you soon! May God watch over you one and all! ~ Amen!
Love & Angel Hugs,
Miss V.

8/21/2004 10:20

THANK YOU ALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

8/21/2004 16:13

Our dear Chris, does that mean Steve is out of the woods so to speak and doing much better? Or something else?? Don't leave us hanging, :-) please let us know!
Much love & Angel Hugs,

8/21/2004 16:19

You're most welcome our dear Miss V! Oh yes, very hard to believe in the beginning, I certainly didn't - I thought people were crazy and didn't know what they were talking about when I was told the same thing. So it's very understandable if other Moms don't believe it here right now.
Thank YOU for being a part of our Circle of Love, :-)
Much love & Angel Hugs,

8/22/2004 16:29

Hi Ms V, I thank God every day for you and Sandy and of course all of our Angel Moms, Yes I am still in Intensive care, but Thanks to you and Sandy I try not to go to the morgue. It is so hard, and yes I still think that it will be impossible for me to feel better, but I trust you and Sandy, but with this pain I find it difficult to imagine that I will have a 10 minute relief, but I promise I will keep on trying hanging On to God, even if I am angry at Him I still love Him, but when I talk to Him I don't expect an answer because I am angry at Him, maybe I should relax and try to forfive Him but I still don't. What can I tell you I say it like it is, He is more powerful and more inteligent that I am so I guess maybe He understand my anger.. Thank you my dear sister, and please, please take care of your hands, how is Felecia?, Love Selva

8/23/2004 23:58

Hi AngelMoms, I haven't posted in so long. When I got back from vacation, AOL didn't want to be my friend anymore. Everyone in the family could sign on, but as soon as I clicked on my screen name, my computer shut off!! It took a week to beg, bribe and finally force my son to look into why. Seems like something I downloaded corrupted my files. Not a virus, he says. I have no idea what he was talking about, I'm just so happy that it is fixed. My box was filled to it's limit!
I know there were some birthdays and anniversaries that passed since I posted last; Marci, Miss V, Selva. Please know that on your day, I lit my candle for your and your angel. Marci, I remembered reading that your son loved swimming and since I was at the beach, I bought a rose and put it in the ocean and watched the waves carry it away. It was a blessed peaceful momemt for me and I prayed that you felt some of that peace.
That's all for now. I am doing pretty good. I can only pray for one good day at a time and today my thoughts of my Alex bring a smile to my face. I pray we all have days like that.
Love and prayers,
Alex's Momma
Jan 2, 1983- May 8, 2003

8/24/2004 09:10

Hello our dear Susan, big welcome back and great to see a Post from you! I hope your vacation helped you and you had some fun, new memories made, :-).
I know you're still having a rough time, but taking it one day at a time is the best way to handle it and I'm happy that thoughts of your Alex brought a smile to your face yesterday!
Praying they will today too, :-).
Glad to hear that you and AOL are friends again, ha, ha, touch wood, I haven't had any problems lately and I'm hoping it stay's that way, :-)
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

8/24/2004 20:37

Hi Susan. Welcome back, it is great to hear from you again, we always keep all of you Angel Moms in our Prayers, and Thanks for keeping us in yours. Glad to have you back my dear sister. Love Selva

8/26/2004 02:06

Hello Angel Moms! ~ I have been trying so hard to be good! :) But I sure do miss being able to post more often. If Ya'll could see my swollen hands and tiny little wrist, you would understand why I have no choice but to be good. I have begun dropping things on a regular basis because I forget sometimes just how sharp the pain can be when I forget and pick up something that's too heavy. Lol There is a bright side to this, however. When the pain gets so bad, I have to put on my wrist braces and that means I don't have to do the dishes@ Ha-ha! Hubby has really been helpful during these times. But I have to make sure the I keep the braces on for a while on days when he does the dishes for me! Ha-ha! Ya'll, ... I am about to fall out of my chair again from laughing so hard! Seriously, though, the pain can really get bad. I have broken so many coffee cups until I only have one everyday cup left to break. I have a thousand coffee mugs, but they are soooo heavy, I don't like using them. So, I am being very, very careful not to drop my last light weight coffee cup! Can Ya'll believe I am talking about coffee cups? Ha-ha! No, I haven't taken any of my meds yet, but I guess I'd better do so soon and try to get some rest. Whew!

I went to the doctor just for a shot today, picked up my prescription for my blood pressure meds at the pharmacist, went shopping for gifts/cards for family members birthday, [Felecia & her dad], ... went out to check my things I have in a mini storage that someone broke into last week, :( ... [talk about stressful!] ... Later, ... Joined family and friends at my sister's to wish Felecia & her dad happy birthday, ... Came back home and answered a few emails, cooked, had dinner, ... Sent a page to my sister-in-law, in memory of my brother, her beloved, whose birthday was also today, ... And finally ... I'm home! Ha-ha! Of course, by now, all of you are asleep! So, God willing, I guess I will check on everyone tomorrow! As always, you all are in my heartfelt prayers, and I know I am in yours! Thanks for the love and support, always!
Much love, & Angel Hugs,
God's peace & blessings always!
Diane's Mom
8/16/60 ~ 8/31/96
I miss you, Rue!
Never forgotten ... Always loved!

8/26/2004 09:33

Waiting to hear about Steve, haven't been up this week. Tues night Mike's mom went in the hospital,Started out a bug, now has pnamonia, ok, but slowwwww going. Mike also in DEEP valley days 25th (eleven months).
Tell me if this is ok ? I have a frame for mike, it has a bunch of pics of him & her growing up with a one year poem written over the top.
Is there such a thing as being too sad ?
I don't want to make him hurt, But I don't try to (forget) her. I like to talk about Stephanie, and I like even more to hear about her.
Mike's mom talking of joining her soon.
The thank you was just for being here !
sometimes I read and am speachless(can't post), sometimes I laugh, and sometimes I cry. again, Thank You, Chris

8/26/2004 14:18

Just heard from Pam, Steve IS out of the woods!!!!! I've learned that prayer does work and I have more faith in it , than i used to. I used to be amazed. Still amazed, but think- any dout?????
Now Carol (mikes mom)She's ready to meet the lord, and join her family in heaven. We're not ready to be without her. I'm almost afraid to love people, It feels like they leave me when i love them. This can't be true ? can it ? Chris

8/26/2004 15:09

Hi our dear Miss V, yes, you're a Nightowl, but we love to read your Posts! You even make dropping coffee cups a funny experience, ha, ha! That's too bad about your hands though, hopefully the braces do help some, and hey - if hubby does the dishes for you when you're wearing them, keep them handy! :-). Take care of yourself and thank you for always being here for all of us and your prayers, you know you're always in our love & prayers too!!
Much love & Angel Hugs,

8/26/2004 15:24

I lost my daughter Grace 12 years ago, it hasn't been easy. have divorced since then and i recently remarried. I never thought i could ever make it through another day, but I have made it through many. I have been blessed in so many ways, We can never understand why tragedy strikes when we least exspect it, and I know that all parents who have lost a child feels they will never be able to be happy again, but God is with Us all the time, we must remember to let Him guide us and help us, we must remember that God had a son that died too! I pray for everyone of u who have lost a precious child, I hope that you will be able to love again ,and to be able to smile. I never thought I would ever be able to go on , but I did, and I was also able to help other families who have lost children. I will always remember my Angel;Gracie God be with u all, GBU !!!

8/26/2004 15:54

Hi our dear Chris, OMG, that's great news about Steve, thank You Lord for answering all prayers for his recovery!!
Pam must be so happy and relieved! Prayer is one of the most powerful gift's from God, and He never ceases to amaze me either! Give Steve a gib hug from us all when you do see him, :-).
I think that would make a beautiful, thoughtful gift for Mike, a very touching way to honor Stephanie's life and memory on her 1st Anniversary. Hm, yes, he and you must be really feeling it, the anticipation and anxiety start's to build before the day itself, God love you both. Oh, that's what the thank you was for, that's so sweet of you, but thank YOU for being an important part of the Circle, we're all so blessed to have each other!!
I'm so sorry to hear about Mike's Mom, that has to be very tough too, it doesn't matter how old you are, losing a Parent is devastating in it's own way.
I lost both my Parents a little over 20 yrs. ago, they both passed within a year of each other, but they're always in my heart too. I wish my Mom had been alive when we lost Shane, but at least I know she was there to greet him.
I understand what you mean sweetie, about loving and losing people, but no, you know in your heart that's not true, much better to have these people in our live's than never having them at all, those we love leave their mark on our hearts, especially our beloved children.
Heavenly Father, I come before You and ask for a happy, peaceful passing for Carol, that Stephanie will be there to greet her, and peace, strength and comfort for Mike, Chris and all the family, through Your Son, Our Lord and Saviour Jesus, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, Amen.
Our love and prayers are with you all and please let us know,
Much love & Angel Hugs,

8/26/2004 16:07

Hello Jody, and welcome to the Circle!
I'm so sorry you're one of us, losing your beloved Grace. Our live's certainly do change after we lose one of our precious children, but I'm happy to read that you've come through the storms with the help of God, and are now at a better place in your own life!
Your own words will help to give hope and comfort to all the Moms here who are going through the pain and grief that you know so well yourself. Thank you so much for your prayers, and we'll of course remember you. Please post here anytime, Moms who are further along the Journey such as yourself have much to offer to help those who are in such deep grief right now. May God continue to bless you,
Love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

8/26/2004 16:22

Hello dear AngelMoms

Wendy, our dear Editor here at Beliefnet, who's such a sweetheart and always so supportive of our Circle asked me to post the following, it just may be something you're interested in doing, and a way to help others;
"I thought some members of the grieving parents' prayer circle might be interested -- and also the person who is starting this discussion group might want to know about you all. Here's the group number:

Coping With The Loss Of A Child 9/11

"This is a place for grieving the loss of a child. If you have lost a child Please feel free to speak here about it. I hope to accomplish how to learn to be able to cope with the tragedy of our losses and to be able just to have some one to talk to when needed and to be able to feel like We Are Not Alone In The world."

It's a short discussion Group this Mom has started, you can find it by either entering the address into your address bar, or click on the left hand side on Dialogue Groups, once there, click on Grief and Loss and you'll see her Group she's started, I believe her username is Heaven?
Lots of love & Angel Hugs to you all,

8/26/2004 19:18

Hi my dear Miss V. You better take care of those hands remember how much we all need you, so take a break, please give Felecia a big kiss from me for her birthday and my prayers are always with her. Now promise that you will give your wrists a brake, we all know that your prayers and love are with us, and so are ours. Love you my dear sister and Thanks for always been there for me. love you Selva

8/26/2004 19:35

Hi Chris, welcome back to our circle of love. thanks for keeping us posted about Steve, Thank God he is doing better, yes my dear sister, prayers work, I'm sorry about Mike and for his mom, I know that she will be happy to see Stephanie waiting for her in Heaven, yes my dear sister it is rough, it has only been 11 months, I am in my 24 months and it is worse than the first 12 months, just let Mike feel his pain, just listen to him, unfortunaly that is all you can do, hust be there for him. God Bless you my friend, and you and Mike can count on our prayers. Love Selva

8/26/2004 19:40

Hi Jody320. Welcome to our circle of Love, thank you so much for sharing your story with us, I'm so sorry about your dear Grace, and at the same time I am glad to see that you are feeling better with the help of God, I am still new at this, it has only been 24 months since I lost my only daughter Solange, so I still believe that it will not get any better. I know my sisters Sandy and Verna keep telling me it will get a little better I am still in a 24/7 pain and nightmare, I am still praying so that God will pull me through this. Again welcome to our Circle of Love. Love Selva

8/26/2004 19:43

Hi my dear dear Angel in chief. I still have to do one more tax return, but I will try to get into the web site for Beliefnet, if not tonight I will do it first thing in the morning. Thanks for sharing my dear sister. Love you. Selva

8/26/2004 23:13

Dear Angel Moms, ~ Just a note to let you know I signed up for the dialogue group that Sandy mentioned in her post above.
Love & Angel Hugs,
Miss V.
Submitted: 8/26/04
Hello Heaven11, ~ My name is Verna. I learned about your desire to start this dialogue group through Bereaved Parents prayer circle and support group here on Beliefnet. I lost my 36 year old daughter, Beverly "Diane" in a chain reaction crash which was caused by drunk driving. I have been on my grief journey since August 31.1996. I look forward to sharing with you and others some of the ways I have learned to cope my loss. God's peace & blessings,
Diane's Mom
Never forgotten, always loved! :)

8/26/2004 23:38

Hello again Angel Moms, ~ I am asking for your prayers for my dear Mother-in-law. We just rec'd a long distance call a few minutes ago from south Louisiana. She is having difficulty breathing, and seems to be having some kind of seizure. When hubby called the nursing home, they had already taken her to the hospital, but had not yet arrived at the hospital, which is about 15 miles from their hometown. I will keep you informed on her condition. It may be a long night. :( My Mother-in-law just turned 92 on the 21st of May). Thank you for praying for her in the past and present, and also for praying for the rest of our family. Please pray for my hubby, ... and that God will give me the strength to not become emotional [in hubby's presence], IFit is her time. Pray also that God be with her, to calm ANY fears, and ease ANY pain, ... and also that I can be there for hubby & family in any way that they may need.
God's peace and blessings,

8/27/2004 18:53

OMG my dear sister, of course we will be praying hard, yes if it is her time, we will pray that God will give you and hubby strenght, I am sure you will be strong for your husband, I remember when my MOM passed in our home, we were all there for her, but she died in my arms, the first time I have seen anybody passed, and it was my MOM, but she wanted to go with my Dad, I will never forget that moment, Solange was also there, little did I know.Of course we don't want them to go, but they do, at least my mother wanted to go since my father passed away, she was with me since that day and I know she was ready from the begining and she lasted 6 more years, it was so sad to see her go, but at the same time I knew that she was happy, I'm sure your mother in law will be too, after you live so many many years, if you don't have quality, you don't want quantity. Please keep us updated, and be sure we will be Storming Heaven with prayers for her and for you and hubby. Love you my dear sister. Selva

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