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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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9/26/2004 19:19

My dear friend Lisa, just to let you know that I am also praying I pray that God will let you have very good signs and dreams about Aaron, we are starting in our journey for the third year, it is always tough, and no matter how long we will always feel this pain and the emptyness, but we have to continue my dear sister, until God decides that we could be together with our kids again. Love Selva

9/26/2004 19:23

My dear Angel sisters. Thank you so much for your so much needed prayers, yes prayers works, once again we survived the hurricane, the fourth in six weeks, this has been a very unsual hurricane season, but like all Floridians will say WE WILL SURVIVE, thank God it is almost over, I thank God four you all my dear sisters, what will I do without you. May God Bless you all. Love Selva

9/29/2004 23:28

Fill the hearts of parents who have lost, with hope and love. Lord your plans are too complex for us to ever understand. Please give us the blessing of courage to help cope with them.

9/30/2004 08:25

Hello EnchantressPassion, what a lovely prayer! Thank you so much for taking the time to post here, we truly appreciate it! May God bless you in whatever it is He know's you need,
Love & Angel Hugs,

9/30/2004 13:45

Our Dearest Sandy,
Thank you for acknowledging us all...You have a gift for making us all feel welcomed and loved! You too, Selva! I appreciate you both so much!

I think I have given up on Birthdays. On my 12th birthday, I desperately wanted to be 13 years old and finally a TEENAGER (don’t ask me why?!). My Aunt was very kind to offer me HER birthday every year…so I had two birthdays. Around my early twenties I figured out that I was getting the raw end of the deal and I let my aunt know that that I could not accept anymore of her birthdays, keeping up with my own had become quite a chore!

Every year I have always treated myself to a little “Birthday gift”. Nothing elaborate or extravagant, but none the less, an item I normally would not buy for myself. In my newly married and small children days, money was tight and so I contemplated and thought out my options quite seriously, being frugal as well as frivolous was very important to me! It was not often that I would spend money on myself; I wanted to make sure the item was a “need” and a “want”! As years passed (and they do so fast!) I realized that buying that small gift (reward) had turned into a time of contemplation and reflection! And so now I look upon birthdays as a time of reflection!!

We sometimes call our son, “Curious Matthew” due to his dedicated and somewhat enthusiastic habit of asking questions, said to me “So Mom, what was your gift this year?“ my reply “WRINKLE CREAM!”

Yep! This past year has been real big year for REFLECTIONS… …REFLECTIONS in the mirror!

Thank you all again, Sandy, Selva, and Verna. I appreciate you all!
With much Love and Prayers,

9/30/2004 13:48

I finally made it up the Coast of California to Monterey where my daughter is now living. Bless her heart! She went from sharing a two-story Condo with a fireplace and ocean-view with one roommate to living in a very cramped dorm with FIVE GIRLS and no kitchen! She grew up with three brothers and a cousin! She doesn’t have the tolerance or experience to handle so many GIRLS in such close quarters! LOL!
My Husband reminds her that if it (living in dorms-going to college) were comfortable, you would never leave. You are supposed to hurry up and get through college. She is a Junior at CSUMB this year.

All in all, it was well worth it to spend time with my daughter! I am so proud of her. She is doing well emotionally and physically considering the she has had so much upheaval pain in her life recently. She is on a water-polo scholarship and attends two practices a day with classes in between. Morning workouts at 6:00 am and evening workouts over at 8:00 pm she isn’t back until 9:00pm daily!

It was the longest drive I have ever made alone! FIVE HOURS! The way home was horrible…I had a tire blow-out in the middle of no where with NO cell phone service. I used the call box down the road and the CHP operator was upset for me! She kept asking me are you okay? Do you know how to change a tire? Nope, I never have had the opportunity to change a tire…Though I’ve seen it done, plenty of times! She also informed me that Towing companies don’t like to drive out to the middle of no-where land to change tires, it would cost around $75.00-$150.00 just to get them to come out at their leisure! So, I called my hubby and told him I would just do it myself! Ha-ha-ha-ha! You need a ladder just to get into it! (My SUV) was my hubby’s reply! I knew that if I started changing the tire, someone might just stop and help this slightly frazzled damsel in distress! And they did! Two young gentlemen who looked a little rough around the edges, pulled up in a beat up old wreck, had a heck of time getting the tire off (it took two jacks!) and the spare on. I tried to give them money ($20) for lunch or soda but they wouldn’t take it. I tried to persuade them to take my token of gratitude; after all they stopped and took time out of their busy day to help a stranger. They replied that “GOD WOULD GIVE THEM THEIR REWARD” It is true that you can “never judge a book by it’s cover” and an ANGEL can be very unassuming!
with much love to all,

9/30/2004 19:09

Happy Birthday to you ...
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Sandy ...
Happy Birthday to-o-o you-u-u!
And many mooorrrre! Ha-ha!

Love & Angel Hugs,
[Miss V.]

PS: Check your email, 'cause I sent you a beau-ti-ful birthday card! :)

9/30/2004 19:20

Hey Marci! I always enjoy reading your posts! What you said about angels speaks volumes to me! :) Thank God, you came face to face with true earth angels! Thanks for sharing another of your warm and joyful posts. Another example of answered prayers: Precious moments of "God's peace & Blessings!":)
Love & Angel Hugs,
[Miss V.]

9/30/2004 19:28

Hey my sister, Selva! ~ I know I promised to take care of my hands/wrists, but I will check back later tonight to help you post; if needed, so that our chief angel mom can take a break and enjoy her birthday! :) She is always here for everyone; but we will give her a well deserved break tonight. :)
Gotta go pick up grandson. I will give him a big hug from his Cuban-American grandma!
Love & Angel Hugs,
[Miss V.]

10/1/2004 00:51

Precious Father, ~ Thank You for this day. Thank You for friends and family who support and encourage us as we continue on our journey. Lord, we know that without You we would not have made it this far. Thank You, Lord, for giving us the strength and determination to do Your will; ... Even after all we've been through, ... and for allowing us to serve You as we continue to encourage each other in any way that we can. Lord, thank You for providing us with prayers, words of compassion, and those precious moments of peace, and joy; which can sometimes be so difficult to achieve. Finally, Father, thank You for healing our shattered hearts, and for giving us the strength and determination to press on, ... In Jesus' name, I pray, Amen!

10/2/2004 13:37

Hello dear AngelMoms, my sisters and friends!

I'm baacckk, ha, ha. No, I haven't been celebrating my b'day for the last 3 days, lol, but a big heartfelt thank you to all who sent me such lovely Cards, you're all the greatest and I'm so blessed to be among you all!!

Thank's dear Miss V for holding down the fort, appreciate it and for the day 'off', :-). And of course the lovely prayer that you posted for all, they always contain hope and that's a wonderful feeling to have, isn't it.

Hi our dear Marci, as always, terrific to see a Post from you again! I loved reading about the Angels God sent to you in your hour of need, (not that it's any fun to have a flat) but isn't that marvellous!! You just never know what an Angel is going to look like and God sent you two of them! Happy too that you had a good visit with your daughter, I know how you must miss her now that she's farther away. She was no doubt elated to have her Mom there as well, :-).

I was reading this the other day and I thought "I have to post this at the Circle". So here it is:

The Ancient Greeks didn't have obituaries after a person died,
they only asked one thing...'Did he/she have passion?'

I believe that one sentence describes our Angels to a tee! Whether our Angels visit with us was short or long , they seem to have all taught us wonderful lessons, loved with all their hearts and had PASSION!!! They lived well according to the greeks ... And those of us who loved them...

I thought yes! Shane had a Passion for life and lived it to the fullest!

Lots of love, prayers & Angel Hugs to all,

10/2/2004 16:28

Hi our dear sister Marci. Great to hear from you again, so glad you had a good time with your daughter, and then the Angels, wow that was quite an experience, yes Angel come in all kind of people, because we are all children of God, that is why we can not discriminate others, and we can not judge people for what they look like, we all have an Angel inside of us, if we could all understand that, this world will be a better place, but we are all learning and I think we are in the right path. Glad you made it safely back home and you are counting your blessings, please don't be a stranger, we all need each other. Love you my dear hermana. Selva

10/2/2004 16:30

Hi my dear sister Verna. Remember BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING, ha ha, glad to read your posts and e mails but again, you should have gone to the Dr by now, so what did he said?I am worried about that fall and your arms and wrists, so you better take it easy, remember what I always say, we need you our dear sister and we still have to go to Oprah. Love you and may God Bless you. Selva

10/2/2004 16:38

Hi my dear Angel in Chief. Thanks for sharing that, yes I think our kids Angels all had a Passion, I know Solange did, it was overwhelming, I think they are The Brave Souls, they decided to come to this life to teach us all a great lesson, they chose to live a short life (that is why I consider them Brave Souls) and teach us this tremendous love that we all feel, I lood around and see parents taking their kids for granted, we don't, we really know the meaning of being parents, we know of all THE LOVE, that it is so great we still feel that love, because our Angel kids are still with us, we are still Mothers, our love is Eternal, and believe me, not many people have experience this much love, we learned the hard way, but we now can understand Mary's love for her child Jesus, and She is with Him in Heaven and so will we. Love Selva

10/6/2004 20:12

Hi my dear Angel Sisters. We are keeping very quiet and GUESS WHAT, we have to let it all out and this is WHY our dear Angel in chief and and all of us are keeping this, I want to say that I am missing my Solange soooooo much, I want to see her one more time, I want to tell her how much I love her one more time,I need her close to me and I need to see her and I am sure that all of you want to do the same thing, I just needed to let it out. Love you my dear sisters. Selva

10/7/2004 09:44

Yes, it is quiet here lately, where is everybody?
Yes, our dear sister, you have to let it out, it takes more courage to let it out, cry than it does to hold it in, I tried doing that and it made it worse for me, so I listened to the wise word's of Bereavement Specialist's.

This up-coming weekend is our Thanksgiving. Yes, I am blessed that Chris and his girlfriend will be here for Turkey and all the trimmings, but I'll also be very conscious once again of the missing chair. I don't think I'll ever get used to it.

Love you eternally my Shane and remember, you're my hero and the wind beneath my wings, miss you more than words can ever say, Mom xoxoxoxoxo

10/7/2004 16:51

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I also lost my son of 20 years to an accidental drug overdose. My family and I are devastated. It seems so wrong not to ever see him around. I will keep you in my prayers.

10/7/2004 19:43

Hi RMC1218. Welcome to Our Circle of Love. So sorry about your son and so sorry we all have to meet this way, I also lost my daughter 20 years old to a car accident, she was my only daughter, so we all know about THE PAIN, you can share this pain with all of us, we understand, also the complicated pain that this will bring, it is not only the pain and crying it is also all the memories, and the frustating pain, we all understand my friend, so please welcome to post whenever you can and know that you will be part of our prayers and understanding. Love Selva

10/8/2004 16:26

Welcome also rmcl, I'm so very sorry you've also lost a beloved child, it's the worst pain a parent will ever experience, isn't it. Thank you for your prayers and know you'll be in ours.
How long ago did your son pass? Please post back anytime, we all care,
Love & Angel Hugs,

10/9/2004 01:15

I just wanted tingo let you know that there are many of us who are praying for you right now. We are praying that the emptiness of your heart will be filled with love and hope. May you feel the loving embrace of the Lord lifting you up and giving you strength and peace.

With much love and prayers,

10/9/2004 01:17



Love to all Angelmoms and Angeldads!

10/9/2004 01:17



Love to all Angelmoms and Angeldads!

10/9/2004 01:21

So sorry for the double entry...I'm on my laptop and the enter (touchpad) is very senstive!

with love and prayers,

10/9/2004 09:01

Hi my dear sister Marci, I thought I'd come to the Circle early today before Chris and Jialing get here for our Thanksgiving weekend, and read your beautiful posts, :-). Thank you so much my dear friend for your prayers and love, there is no better gift I could receive.
I have so much to give 'thanks' for this weekend, you and everyone else here at this Circle of Love will be up there near the top.
I pray all of you have a blessed, peaceful weekend yourselves,
Lots of love & {{Hugs}}

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