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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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10/18/2004 13:04

Oh I know dear Miss V, bless our dear Susan for sending "I Refuse to be Discouraged" to all, I sent it along to a friend and she said it was a real blessing for a friend of her's, whose experiencing health problems right now!
Nice to see it here, :-) and thank you our dear Susan!!
I join you in Prayer for our dear Susan, please post when you can, our love and prayers are with you!
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,

10/18/2004 19:58

AY my dear sisters. First of all please forgive me for being so selfish lately, I have been having terrible valley days that I did not come to the Circle, thinking that I did not wanted to burden you all, and now I think, heck that is why we are all here, to let it out and be understood. Please forgive me. Susan, please be sure that my (our) prayers will be with you through the surgery and I am sure everything will be OK, but listen, and you all know me I am so damn honest, get those staples out and enjoy it, so if you are gaining weight go into the South Beach Diet, it is not bad at all, nothing like Atkins, but no matter what, my dear sister, my prayers are with you and when all of us Angel Mothers Storm Heaven, for sure that you will be OK. Love Selva

10/18/2004 20:03

Hi mi hermana Marci. Great to hear from you, what a wonderful dream! yes the 15th is hell for us, but listen, be aware of signs and dreams, once you are aware of it, our children send us beautiful signs, telling us that they are happy and free. Solange loved butterflies and sun flowers, and every morning I see a beautiful butterfly, ever since I am aware of signs, they are with us my dear sister, in a different dimension, but they are still with us, they are still our children and we are still their Moms. Love Selva

10/18/2004 20:07

Ay my dear sister Debby. What a wonderful news, we are all aunts to two beautiful girls, OMG I can't wait to see the pictures. I Thank God for them my dear sister, and I am so happy for all of you.Thank God for giving us 2 new Angels in our lives, please take good care of yourself and whenever you can please share a picture of our dear little angels. Love you and May God bless you all. Selva

10/18/2004 20:11

Hi my dear Chris. I'm so sorry you are still having problems with your daughter, but listen, sometimes we think they will never understand, but the time will come that they will, remember back when?, we though our parents will never understand and then we grew up, give her a little time and understanding, and eventually she will come to her senses, in the meantime we will all pray for her, I promise. Love Selva

10/18/2004 20:18

My dear Ms V. So glad to see you posting, but please , you must still be taking it easy or (I will tell The Rues) so glad that you are finally listening to me(in some ways) please get those arms and wrists cured, and go the the very best doctors, my sister was involved in an accident 2 weeks ago, a lady ran through a stop sign, when she called me I was thwere 10 minutes after the call, and guess what? she already have told the Rescue people that she was fine, I could have punch her, after all that, she has 4 broken ribs and is still waiting from the results of an MRI which I am sure she had something wrong with a vertebrae, she didn't even wanted to go to a Dr. so my brother came and took care of all that, so you see my dear sister, sometimes we have to fight, and at least get the medical bills (which are soooo high) paid up. Love you my dear sister, and please take care of your self. Selva

10/18/2004 20:20

My dear dear Angel in Chief Sandy. Where will I be without you and and without this Circle of Love. May God Bless you again and again, for I will be lost withouth this Circle. Love you a heck of a lot and I Thank God for you. Selva

10/18/2004 21:17

Hi my dear sister, it's wonderful to see you posting again, missed you around here! No, it's my turn to say sorry, I should have posted for prayers for Nancy here, my cabeza? wasn't working.
Hey, where would we all be without you here with your big, loving heart, in spite of your pain. Love you back more, :-) and keeping you in prayer for your valley days. May God bless you and keep you close to Him, and everyone else here at this Circle of Love,
Lots of love, prayers & Angel Hugs,
p.s. Keep looking for the Butterfly!

10/20/2004 08:30

Good Morning to All Angel Moms!
~~~CONGRATULATIONS DEBBIE!!! on the birth of your twin little girls! That is so awesome and I love the names you picked out for them. Life is a miracle and these sweet precious babies will be the joy of your heart and for your husband as well! Good Job!!! and God Bless!
~~~You all were talking about the date of each month being hard, today is the 20th and I do think about it all the time. Next month is the big one for us, it will be 5 long years since our 24 year old son Joseph was killed in a car accident on Nov. 20th, 1999. And this year it falls on the same day as when it happened, so it will be hard. And Thanksgiving was 2 days after we buried him just like this year again. I don't know what I'm going to do, I guess just plug on through it like every other day. We light a candle in honor of Joe too at the special holidays when our family is together. The holidays will be especially hard this year too, my son and his wife are going through a divorce, this is Zoe's parents, so that is another loss in our family. But we do have some good news to share, my daughter Sarah and her husband are expecting another child due on May 1st, this is Ruthie's family. My two little grandcuties just both turned 2, they are so much fun with them talking and all.
~~~We are still waiting for a donor liver for my husband, we thought it would have happened by now, he's been at the top of the list since Sep 12th along with a handful of others in his blood type, so that must be the reason. It's beginning to wear on us, the waiting and wondering, and keeping up with everything around here so when the time does come we will be ready. We have to drop whatever we are doing and just leave, it is a 5 hour drive for us to Rochester, Mn.
~~~Sandy, I hope you are doing well, I know what you mean about the holidays and the empty chair, it's not the same even though we have to go on for the rest of the family, there will always be that child missing in our hearts, and the mother/child bond is everlasting, but I have no doubt we will see our children again in eternity. You are a blessing to this circle here. God Bless you always!
Dear Father God, I come before Your throne with a grateful heart for all of Your blessings to us. I ask You Father to comfort the Moms here with Your peace and love. Give them all the Hope of Eternity that You promise to them who love You and surrender their lives to Your salvation and care. I thank You for each one and I ask Your blessing on them and their families and help them with the upcoming holidays. In Jesus Name, Amen. God Bless you all.
Love, in Jesus, Yvonne<><
Joseph's Mom, Angel in Heaven
March 7, 1075~Nov. 20, 1999

10/20/2004 15:34

Oooooh Deb! They are Soooo PRECIOUS AND BEAUTIFUL!!!!! My eyes filled up with tears of joy as asked God to bless both of them and keep them in His loving care! Oh gosh, Deb, I can only imagine how very, very proud you and hubby are! And big brother too! I know your beloved Michael had a hard time letting them go, but knowing how much love that was in store for them here, he decided to let go and let God! I know he & God blessed them both and he planted a thousand big brother angel kisses on their chubby little cheeks before doing so! I can imagine their proud daddy has just about popped all the buttons off his shirts! And, who can blame him! God has richly blessed you and family, Deb, and you all deserve all the blessings God has bestowed. And I love their names! Take good care of yourself and your beautiful babies, Deb. Be sure to tell them often how much they are loved by their extended Angel Mom family! :)

Double OXOXOX [LOVE -- LOVE] OXOXOX, & Double {{{{{HUG - HUGS}}}}}


10/21/2004 09:03

Hello our dear Yvonne!! Gosh, I've been thinking of you lately, wondering if your hubby's call has come, so it's wonderful to see a Post from you!!
I'm sorry I wasn't here yesterday on the 20th, but it's so true, isn't it, the date our child passed away is indelibly marked in our heart. I knew Joseph's Anniversary was coming up but I didn't realize that it was the SAME day and a repeat of Thanksgiving as well. Can you believe it's been 5 yrs.?
I couldn't when Shane's came up earlier this year, I found it to be a very hard one, too long to be without him and too short for the painful memories to resurface. You will get through it Yvonne, we'll keep you in our love and prayers! Sorry to hear about little Zoe's parents dear one, a Divorce is never easy on a family, but very happy to hear that little Ruthie's going to have a brother or sister!!
Oh I bet they are cute, imagine, both of them 2, everything they do at that age you either smile or laugh at, :-).
And soon they'll be 3 for you to love and enjoy, truly a blessing for you all!
Your hubby hasn't received the call yet, but thankfully he's at the top of the list, yes, I can only imagine how stressful it must be, God love you both, I pray the call come's soon so you can both get past this and your dear hubby enjoy's good health once again. Please keep us informed, we care and want to know.
I'm doing fine Yvonne, still have some bad day's but that's to be expected, I know you experience the same. That 'empty chair' is always going to be there, but you're so right, we will be reunited once again and this time for Eternity!
Again, one of your beautiful prayer's for all and never forget that you're always in mine/ours and circled by love too, God bless you and your's dear one,
Lots of love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

10/23/2004 15:11

Shaner, and to all of those who have lost children to some reason. I give you this poem that has helped me tremendously thru the loosing of my beloved mother of 76 yrs. old. I truly hope this will help all of you thru your grieving process. I was an only child so believe me when I say this poem really helps.I am a Grandmother of 2 yr. old triplet boys who we came so close to loosing as they were only 1 and 2 pound premies, so my heart completely goes out to you all. May God Bless all of you and help you in your time of sorrow-
It's called "I'M FREE"
Don't grieve for me,for now I'm free.
I'm following the path God has laid you see. I took his hand when I heard Him call. I tutrned my back and left it all.
I could not stay another day. To laugh,to love,to work,or play. Tasks left undone must stay that way. I found that peace at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void, Then fill it with remembered joys. A friendship shared,a laugh,a kiss.Oh yes,these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow.I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow. My life's been full,I savored much.Good friends,good times,a love one's touch.
Perhaps my time seemed all too brief.Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.Lift up your hearts and peace to thee.
God wanted me now;
He set me free!
I hope this truly helps all of you with your grief and helps you to know that God loves you and that he will always be there beside you. Your loved one is safe in our Heavenly Father's arms-God Bless you.
In Christ's Name, Liz or kc7pjq

10/23/2004 21:28

Hello Liz, we're always so touched when someone else come's here to our Circle of Love and post's, thank you, this is very thoughtful and sweet of you, :-).
The Verse is beautiful, I hope it's given you some comfort over the passing of your Mother as well.
Kiss and hug your triplet Grandchildren every chance you get and tell them you love them. May God bless you too Liz, in whatever way He know's you're needing right now,
Love & Angel Hugs,

10/24/2004 13:36

My dearest angelmoms and sisters,

Once again I am posting a daily devotional from There are many resources out there and I love the fact that I can get a daily dose of much needed wisdom and encouragement from Griefshare.

My hubby and daughter are in NYC visiting his mom and I am home with my youngest son, Evan. We are going shopping (for him only, I had to promise him! He knows his mom can out shop ANYONE!) and then off to see the movie Sharktales! It's not often we get to spend that one-on-one time and I relish it when we do!

My love to you all, Your in my heart and prayers always.

PS. Selva, mi hermana, you are the most loving and UNSELFISH person there is. Your loving words and posts no matter how you are feeling are always a blessing to all who read them. You always post what others are feeling and can't express themselves! love you sister!

Susan, hope your doing well after surgery. Take care.

Sandy, many blessings and hugs to you!

Got to go...I'm hiding in the bathroom from my son, trying to get this post in before we go to town! LOL! I'm suppose to be ready to go now!

with much love and prayers,

10/24/2004 13:37

From Griefshare daily devotionals

If God Is Good, Why -Day 208

Grief often brings with it theological questions. Why did God allow this or cause this to happen? Why now? Why to this person? Moral issues often arise out of the cauldron of emotions in grief. A sense of outrage is embedded in the grieving process, especially when children and good people die, sometimes creating an inner demand for justice.

Dr. Ray Pritchard says, "There are questions for which answers are hidden in the mind and heart of a loving God. All we can say is this: God has so designed the moral universe that, as the Bible says, the rain falls on the just and the unjust.

"We live in a fallen world, a world that's distorted by sin, and ever since sin entered the human race in the Garden of Eden there has been sin, sickness, pain, suffering, and death. So I don't think anyone will be able to know why one child gets cancer, why one marriage breaks up, why one person loses his job and another one is promoted. Sometimes we'll come up with superficial answers, but truly I've discovered that the deeper and more heartrending the question, the harder it is to come up with an answer on a human level."

While God does not always give answers to your questions, He always gives Himself. You can focus your attention instead on the faithfulness of God, His comfort, and His promise to work all things together for good (Romans 8:28). You can trust Him when you do not have all the answers.

"He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous" (Matthew 5:45).

Lord God, even though I do not understand why, I know I don't need these answers in order to move on. Your ways and Your thoughts are truly higher than mine. Amen.

10/25/2004 21:03

Hello our dear sister Marci! You and Evan 'batching' it huh - it is nice though, as you say you and he can spend some time alone together. Did you keep your promise and ONLY shop for him, ha, ha!
Those are comforting words from the Devotional you posted, right now we "see through a glass darkly" don't understand why but we trust in our Divine Master with hope and His love that all will be revealed to us in the next world.
Much love & Angel Hugs to you,

10/27/2004 20:28

Yvonne, my dear sister, please be sure that my prayers will be with you and your hubby, my angel Solange was an organ donor so I know about the pain and about the misunderstanding, we have to keep everybody to know how important Organ Donors it is. If only people will know, my Angel Solange gave life to 9 people, OMG we have to keep people aware, our bodies are nothing after you leave this planet, Our Souls keep on living, so why not? we should give other people a chance. I'm praying so hard for yoy and your family. God Bless You All. Selva

10/27/2004 20:33

Hi mi hermana Marci. I am just a human being who lost the only daughter I had. My message to all of you. Please count your blessings,spoyl(never mind my spelling) your children, and have a good time with them, no matter what we think they will turn out fine. Love Selva

10/28/2004 10:21

Good Morning Angel Moms, :)~ I just finished reading all post. I must tell you that I always gain a measure of peace and understanding from your words and all that you share. I believe it's the sharing and caring that counts. It doesn't matter whether we are sharing happy thoughts or sad thoughts. Both are a part of our lives as we continue together on our journey. Just knowing that we don't have to go it alone is comforting to one's soul and gives us the desire to keep reaching out to each other as well as all who are grieving. May God give you peace of mind and shower you with blessings today and always.

Love & Angel Hugs,

10/28/2004 11:01

My dear Sister in Christ, Angela, ~ Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you on this, the first of your special days. I pray that God will comfort you on both days as only He can.
Love & Angel Hugs,

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
Philippians 4:13

10/28/2004 11:26

Sharing a few thoughts this morning angel moms. :) I was just thinking about the many times in the past that someone did something to cause me pain. Sometimes, I went for months, even years, ... unable or unwilling to forgive. Then one day in May, ... 1996, for seemingly no reason at all, ... God revealed the following to me in the poem "One Way."

One Way
When we kneel and pray
We always say ...
And forgive us as we forgive
But still we go from day to day
Unwilling to forgive.
Sometimes I wonder as I travel
This road of life, so filled with strife ...
"And forgive us ..."
Is this a One Way Street, or what?

Love & Angel Hugs,
Diane's Mom
8/16/60 ~ 8/31/96

10/28/2004 11:34

Sharing words of a favorite song from days gone by. :) I think the title was Forgive.

If I have wounded any soul today
If I have caused one foot to go astray
If I have ruled in my own selfish way
Dear Lord, forgive!

10/30/2004 19:11

Hi my dear sisters. I have been on Valley Days lately, but still trying to survive, Ay my dear sister Verna what a nice post. Can I be honest? I stopped asking WHY, you know why?, because no matter what God will explain I will not accept His answer, there is no answer for my pain, I will not take any explanation even from our Lord, so I don't want to know why, all I want is WHEN, when will I be with my little daughter again. Forgive? yes I forgive, I try not to hurt anybody, I try to be pleasant (it is hard), I try not to be selfish, but heck, I want my daughter back. So will The Lord forgive me? I pray He does, and just in case He doesn't, Why not? I have not done anything wrong. Who can explain this?. Sorry my sister I am having valley days, it is Halloween Solange will be making plans about a month ago, with all her friends, to decide what is the theme for this year. And now what? Love you all my dear sisters and I am sorry I am angry. Selva

10/30/2004 22:42

Uh my dear sister, you know better than to say "sorry" here! You're confused, angry and hurting and nobody is going to judge you for that!! You're expressing exactly how you feel right now and you know what? - some other Mom is probably reading your Post and nodding her head 'yes' that's how she feel's too right now. Stay real, stay honest, and let it out - we all understand.
Love you my dear sister,

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