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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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9/3/2004 19:37

OMG, Selva! ~ Please tell me you all are going to get out of the eye of the storm!!! I know you are still very much in pain missing your beautiful daughter, Solange, but are also on a mission; a love tribute to your Solange! Please, my sister, ... Let us know immediately, that you are not going to stay there in harms way! Please post back and let us know your exact plans. Sandy, ... Please talk to Selva. She will listen to you!!! Whew! I am praying hard that God will protect her and all of the residents of Fla. I know God is in control, but it is so difficult for me to let go and let God! I promise I will try!!!

Sandy, Susan, Marci, Lisa,... Angela, and all prayer warriors, please, let us storm heaven with prayer for all who are in harm's way, and that there will be no lives lost! In Jesus' name I pray, Amen!

God's peace & blessings,

9/3/2004 22:09

(((((Angel Mom's & Dad's & Families)))))

There are a few prayer threads going on CF&L and C2C for the hurricane...have been on since Monday and many are praying and have also posted as they are in Florida...Selva is one of them...she has posted and many Silent Visitors have also been praying...CF&L on Hurricane On Way Prayers Needed, also Prayer Requests

C2C, Hurricane Florida Prayer Request
a very informative thread, Frances Preparedness

Please feel free to visit and add your own prayer as they need all the prayers they can get...

Also, please remember the Russian Children and School Crisis in your prayers; God has to be invited into a life before He can come in...we need to pray for these oppressed people to invite Christ into their lives...this is a revelation that evolved thruout myself this week...just lost it when I found out about the children in the school, I was watching TV to see the hurricane and this came on; with my PTSD, I just flipped out but I saw my DBT nurse this week so I got sort of straightend out...but not all the way...

Selva, you know we are all praying for you and you know what you are doing; and so far the hurricane has changed course a bit, so it seems our prayers have paid off...let us keep on prayer vigil until hurricane is over as where ever it hits land will be awfully strong winds and much property damage...just pray we lose no lives...
Love Angela xo

9/4/2004 08:52

Hi our dear Susan,
I'm sorry to read that about your husband, but I can certainly relate to how he's feeling. I too thought that the joy had gone out of my life during the first 2 yrs. after Shane passed and that it would never come back. I remember asking my Bereavement Counselor if it ever would come back, crying the whole time. She said 'yes, it will come back but in a different way'. It eventually did come back and yes, in a different way. So I feel for your husband right now, he's experiencing the same. I think it's terrific that you're both going for the group counselling, even if your husband doesn't open up as much as you will at the meetings, he's going to be surrounded by people who'll be telling their own stories and you'll both be able to relate. You'll see that twinkle come back into his blue eyes. Maybe not tomorrow, or the next day, but it will come back.
May God continue to bless you both as you grieve for your precious Alex and you know we're always here for you,
Much love, prayers & Hugs,

9/4/2004 09:25

Hello dear AngelMoms, friends!
Darn, I could kick myself, our dear sister wrote me last night to say she had to sign off the comp., the power kept going off and on, but I was asleep having a catnap, so by the time I wrote her back, it was too late, she was already offline! She did say she'd try to write me today, so I'm praying that she's able to!! I have my TV on CNN and that's all they're covering at the moment, is the Hurricane - the outer effects of it are being felt already on the shore's and area of eastern Florida, Palm Beach, which is only 80 miles from Selva. I know she and Nancy and their brother made all the necessary precautions, windows all boarded up, food and water stocked up on, batteries, etc. They have their cell phones with them and I told her to call me if she's able to. I know that Solange is there with her and she know's our love and prayers are with her and Nancy too. We pray for all in the path of this Hurricane, so many Floridians are still cleaning up after Charlie, and now this. I join you in prayer Ang, for NO loss of life and thank our Lord for the weakened winds, with our continued prayers we pray He further calm's the winds as He did at Galilee. As soon as I hear anything I'll post! NO catnaps today!
Yes, dear Ang, such a tragedy in Russia, our prayers are with all there too, our dear Miss V, please try and calm down, I know, easier said than done, but we don't want your blood pressure going up either, we will hear from our dear sister and we will continue storming Heaven for all!!
Lots of love, prayers & Hugs,

9/4/2004 12:12

Hello Everyone!

I heard from our dear sister about an hour ago, she sent me an e-mail, she said they're expecting Frances to hit them by this evening, although they're starting to feel the outer affects of it already. She and her sister are doing alright so far, the only thing they've lost is their microwave, the power surges going on and off 'fried it' as she said. Her sister went outside for a moment and Selva said it looked pretty ugly out there. I'm SO relieved to have heard from her and i told her I'd post at the Circle letting everyone know.
She also sent me an Advisory about another Hurricane out in the Atlantic at the moment brewing, Ivan, this is definitely a bad month for all!

Sadly, there has been one fatality reported from the Bahamas, which took a real beating.

VERY happy to hear from our sister and passing it all along to you,
Love, prayers & Hugs,

9/4/2004 16:34

Hello again Everyone,

Selva just phoned me, they are really starting to feel it now, very high winds, rain, they think they might loose their shed, even though her brother roped it down, but she said the main thing is during a Hurricane to have all your windows covered, and they do, so any flying debris hit's the shutters they have over the windows rather than the windows themselves. The main part of the storm is going to hit them sometime tonight she said, and they're also a little worried about their roof, shingles. She said that flooding is also going to be a big problem, Miami is very flat and they're only 20 blocks from the Ocean. All in all though she sound's in good spirits, she was calming me down! She sends her love to all and thanks everyone so much for their prayers and ask's that we keep praying for them, which of course I assured her we will! She said she'll call me tomorrow after the worst come's this evening and let me and all know how they are.
Lots of love & Hugs to all,

9/5/2004 00:03

To all my Brothers & Sisters

With the storm only a few hours away from Orl. We are siting around for the light to go out. The Grandkids have been in bed for a few hours, But son Stan & Carrina my dughter are doing the movie thing all night they have them line up till Monday. Please pray for all down here in Fl. and that this storm keep dieing down to a tropical storm . love to all it has been a while .But know that not one day goes buy, With out my prayers.. Well the lights jsut went out. The battery backup just kick in so
Blessing to all
Angela Dad,

9/5/2004 08:22

Hello dear Angelo! It's so nice to hear from you again but I wish it was under better condition's. You and your dear family hunker down and stay safe, our love and prayers are with you and all during this terrible Hurricane,
Much love, prayers, hugs,

9/5/2004 16:18

Hello again All,

I've talked to our dear sister Selva twice today, she and Nancy are fine, but they weren't able to sleep all night with the winds pounding and the sound's of debris flying around. Selva said she suddenly had a craving for kentucky Fried Chicken, something she never eat's, :-) she said it was probably because of her nerves. If the weather was better later on today, they were going to take the shutters off the main window so they wouldn't feel so claustrophobic. She appreciates so much everyone's prayers, love and thoughts and wanted me to make sure and post this.
Love, prayers and hugs to all,

9/5/2004 18:50

Hi Angelo my electricity just came back on, I know my brother you are still feeling Frances, but Thank God and all of our sister prayers we are OK. But don't put your shutters down yet we have Ivan coming our way, here in Miami we are still feeling gusty winds and rain so I can imagine what you are going through in Orlando, keep inside and please be safe. Prayers work Thank God. Love Selva

9/6/2004 01:06


Thanks so much mi hermana for keeping in touch with Sandy...My modem broke and I was without pc Fri night till I was watching TV news on weather network to see news on Hurricane...Praise God and Thanks Lord for bringing the hurricane down instead of up...Thank you for hearing all of our prayers for our dear sister Selva and all others in hurricane's path...We are now praying for Ivan to stay out at sea....we dont want to have it come much can a person take? Thanks so much Selva for keeping us posted and thanks Sandy for keeping everyone aware that Selva was in touch and okay...physically at least...have to go to bed now, very tired, but still praying...Love to All, Angela xoxo

9/6/2004 01:44

This was written for a friend who lost a child at is a poem that was truly inspired by Heaven,
and so I can only take credit for putting down the words.

My precious children, I love you so,
I grieve now at your sorrow;
The child you thought to have and hold,
Iíve saved until the morrow,
When on that distant shore youíll meet,
Your cares then far behind you;
Together then a family full
youíll know a joy thatís true.
This child of your was special,
his need was not of earth;
He knew and loved you as his own
But in death he knew a birth.
Heís waiting for you here with Me,
His mission here heís filling;
Heís such a beloved son of Mine,
I know the grief youíre feeling.
So look for rainbows in the sky,
The beauty of a tree;
The softness of the snow that falls,
and in seeing....
see him
......and Me.

Copyright 1986-Forrest Phelps-Cook

9/6/2004 04:36

Hey Everyone! :) ~ San,... God bless you for keeping us informed about Selva and family. And thanks also for calming me down and reminding me about my blood pressure! Giving in to what I call "panic attacks" can lead to some serious health complications. As a matter of fact, I consider myself extremely lucky as well as blessed to still be here, because I am an expert at creating a lot of my own panic attacks! Ha-ha! You see, I have a very, vivid imagination, ... And sometimes it pays to take a deep breath and, as you advised, "Calm down!" :) As a matter of fact, I've had my share of panic attacks for the past few days! Ha-ha! My Rue held my hand and helped me to deal with one. My sister, Pearl, helped with another, "Big time!" Ha-ha! Then, I came here and read your calming words of wisdom. :) And, as our dear Angela pointed out, our dear sister, Selva, knows what she is doing! Ha-ha! ... Except, maybe, ... Thinking about Kentucky Fried Chicken at a time like this! Oops! ... Here I go again with my vivid imagination, ... picturing our sister bracing against the powerful winds, trying to go out, and pick up an order of KFC! Ha-ha! I know our sister felt the results of our prayers for protection for her and her family and all who are affected by these storms. Thank God for answering our prayers.

9/6/2004 04:40

Angel moms, I have a lot of irons in the fire right now, ... So, please pray for me, and family, ... For strength to endure all that is going on right now. In addition to getting through our special days; Diane's birthday, heavenly date, and home going service date, which was Sept. 5th, ... The spur of the moment interviews, which caused us to vividly recall the pain and loss, ... there are some other issues we are dealing with presently. So pray that God will give us the health, strength and courage to remain focused presently, ... and in the days ahead.

This past week, I felt as though I was in the eye of a powerful storm! But, with God's help, and your continued prayers & support, I made it through the worst parts of the storm! As Sandy reminds us, the quiet sadness will always remain, ... but with God's help, we learn how to live with it. Someday the intense pain will become easier to bear, angel moms. When that day comes, ... the love and fond memories will begin to replace the intense feelings you are dealing with presently! So, remember to give yourself all the time you feel you need to grieve deeply for your child, and remember that working on mending your shattered heart is a lifetime endeavor!

9/6/2004 04:42


Selva, I loved reading your post to me! :) I am so damn proud of you, too! Ha-ha! You have done what I had to do that day at the foot of the bridge! :) You go girl! I wish you could have seen me as I read your post of determination! My eyes filled up with tears, but I laughed and felt such joy as I was reading it. I even gave you a standing ovation and applause's as I sat there starring at your post! You do your beautiful Solange proud! ... And our heavenly Father too! God bless you, my dear sister! Remember, you still have a long way to go on your grief journey. There will be some rough days ahead! But, you have taken a big step, by making up in your mind to pay tribute to your beautiful daughter, in whatever ways you decide to while on your journey. I say ways, my sister because there is so many, many ways to contribute in a world that's filled with so many problems and so much hate! And, you know you will always be needed here to pray for the angel moms who will follow you. So you see, you have already begun paying tribute to your child, just as the Sandy, and our other angel moms and those who post here have done; even though all of us are still grieving. We are all God's children and we are doing His work when we reach out to one another in love and compassion for all. :) You will grow stronger and do more as your heart continues to heal. You will find that your outreach ministry is like medicine for your broken heart!

9/6/2004 04:52

Angel moms/Angela, ... I will be in touch as often as possible, and come here and read, even if I cannot post. Of course you know my love and prayers are with each of you and your & family always! Anyone with special days, [please post], or other special prayer request, please don't hesitate to post your prayer request here. You will be prayed for here.
Love & Angel Hugs,
God's peace & blessings Always!

9/6/2004 18:42

Hi Forrest4955. Thanks so much for sharing that beautiful poem that we all understand so well. Welcome to our circle of Love and understanding, please come back to post, you will find lots of love and understanding in this Circle of Love. Love Selva

9/6/2004 18:50

Hi all my dear Angel Sisters. First of all I want to thank you all for your so much needed prayers, and YES prayers works, this hurricane was a category 4 and thanks to you all it was a category 2 when it hit Florida, I know that most of you don't know what a category 4 and 2 means, but it means a lot os less destruction, lives safed and all that. I want to Thank you all from the bottom of my heart for all of your prayers, we that live in Florida know what that means, God hears Prayers and that is wonderful! We are still watching up for IVAN, heck, not another one, we will know by friday, we did not take our shutters out, just in the front windows, they are so heavy! so we will keep them up until next weekend, heck that is the price you have to pay for living in a tropical Paradise. Thank you all my sisters and Thank God. Love you all Selva

9/6/2004 18:55

Dear Miis V. Rememberyou have so many persons who need you and I am one of them, please,please my dear sister take care, take good care of yourself, see, like you always tell me, Selva have no one to live for, but I still have Steven and you and the Rues, so lets make a promise, I will take care of myself (forgive my spelling remember I am cuban) and you will take care of yourself. Love you Selva

9/6/2004 18:57

My dear sister Sandy, thanks for posting about me, Thanks to all of your prayers we are OK, and thanks for posting to my dear Angel sisters. Also Angela thanks for all your Praying Warrios, yes Prayers Works. Love you all my dear sister. love you Sandy. Selva

9/6/2004 19:00

My dear sisters. Just wanted to let you know. We have all kinds of debris in our backyard, but guess what? Solange's little garden is just fine. Coincidence?NOT. Love you all Selva

9/6/2004 19:54


Praise God for hearing our prayers...So Solange's garden was spared...that is a message dear hermana...God is with you...and your dear Solange...

Am just working on Prayer Warriors email presently for H. Ivan...migraine too so may not get it out till tomorrow...


Remember when you are in your storm, God has enough angels to help others; you needn't be in more than one storm at the same time...take the time you need for YOU...and keep your B/P under control...there are lots and lots of people praying for H. Ivan so just keep your prayers ascending to Heaven and know your limitations...

Love Angela xo

9/6/2004 20:12

My dear sister, Selva, ~ How happy I am to see several posts from you! Thank God for answered prayers! About Solange's little garden not being affected by the storm, ... A Coincidence? As angel moms Sandy & Cindy would say, "I think NOT!" :) God bless you, my sister, and yes, you will always have Steven, me and the Rues as part of your extended family. You have my promise, ... I will take care, because like you, and the other members of our prayer circle of love, [Which continues to grow with love/support/and compassion], "God (ain't) through with me yet!" :) And, don't worry about the misspelled words! As I use to tell my beloved students during creative writing assignments, "It's the message that counts!" Again, my sister, ... I am soooo proud of you, and glad that our prayers were answered, ... "In the eye of the storm!" I will continue to pray that God will send Ivan and all other storms back from whence they came so that many lives will be saved.

Love & Angel Hugs,

9/6/2004 21:15

Dear Angel Moms, ~ Please pray for the Bowden family who lost two relatives in a tragic crash caused by Hurricane Frances.
Love & Angel Hugs,

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