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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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3/4/2005 20:18

My dear Angelsisters,

I am so sorry I havn't posted in a while. I too have been quite down in the valley! Maybe it's all the rain we've been having when were not used to it! We have officially received 3 times the normal amount of annual rainfall! I now know how Noah must have felt, 'cept all I can see for miles and miles is MUD!

We are still perched high atop of our little hill. It's solid rock; literally quartz! Our town is even named after it.. Quartz Hill!

Sandy, sure hope you feel well soon. Please know that we are praying for your Valley days.

Selva, you too. You have my heart, mi hermana, I feel just like you.

Love and hugs to you all,
Susan and Verna hello too!

3/6/2005 00:44

Sandy and Verna . . I could tell, even though it's been a very long time, that someone was still praying for me and my Krissy. Thank you both, from the bottom of my heart. I can feel it nearing, that's for sure. That's a feeling I don't imagine will ever go away. I just learned today that a cousin I have not seen since 1982 passed away from a massive stroke. She was 49 years old. . . I always meant to pick up the phone and call her, just to say hi, and somehow or other it got put off. Now how I wish I would have made that call. All the way home from my dads today the tears kept coming . . It's March, my cousin, just everything. I'm not a big fan of springtime anymore. Jerry is having surgery on his neck this Thursday. They'll remove two vertabra and fuse it with donated bone. He should only be in the hospital a couple of days.

For those of you here I have not met, I am sorry for the pain of your loss and wish you comfort and angels always.

3/6/2005 00:46

Oh yeah Miss V . . the Elvis song... it's one of my alltime favorites. My cousin Julie and I decided to take a trip to Memphis this fall to see Graceland and stuff. I'm looking forward to it.

3/7/2005 21:50

Dear All, ~ Please be in prayer for our dear Angela who is in very much pain presently! I apologize for not sharing all of her special days sooner! Her dear Mom's anniversary date is today & her dear sister's was March 3rd. As you can see, she has quite a few other special days coming up this month; so thanks for keeping her in your prayers.

Angela, ~ Please know that you are very much in our thoughts and prayers!

Angel Moms, ~ I have been told to stay off my feet again until the swelling in my ankles goes down. Also, I have been experiencing so symptoms that tell me I need to slow down a bit; so I am once again focusing on letting my health issues become top priority! Thank you all for your prayers. I know I am in yours just as you know you are in my prayers; whether or not we find the time to say it here on a regular basis. :) However, I want to thank you now that I have finally gotten settled enough to post again! :)

Good news, ... Felecia is home again [out of the hospital], and her blood pressure has been stabilized for now, praise God! There seems to be no known cure for her condition; but she is a fighter, and at least for now, ... She is at peace and in no severe pain. No matter what the future holds, ... We are praying and hoping for a miracle! My entire family and I thank you for praying for our dear Felecia. No matter what the outcome, we can all say, "It is well, with my soul!"

God's peace & blessings,


3/8/2005 19:47

Hi my dear sisters. I am so sorry that I have not posted in a few days, but I have been working long hours, but I want you all to know that I still have time to pray for all of you. angelo I have been praying and I hope that things will turn out how Gos wants it, Angela I will do my best to ease the pain, my dear sister Miss V. I will always be here for you and Felecia, I have tried and you know what I mean. My dear hermana Marci, not a day goes by that I pray for you and your family and your mom, Oh how I wish I could heal all of you!, Cindy I know, march its a very bad month for you, but we are all here my dear sister, our prayers are with you 24/7. Mu dear Angel Chief Sandy, I know that march 15 it is a very bad day, but remember, all days are bad for us, yes some days are even worse, but if my prayers could do a little bit of relief, know that I am praying and praying, may God keep give you both strenght. Love Selva

3/9/2005 02:37

Dear Sandy, Marci, Cindy, Verna, Selva and other Sisters here... (Angelo and his wife etc. etc)

Prayers to all of you and yours ALWAYS!!

The Light of God shines upon all of you and feel His healing Light for all of you and your loved ones. We will be lifted up from our "down and sad" days.. someday.. one day. It will be His time to show you the way, His path and His will.

Wherever we are going.. or where we are now... it is God's will and purpose.

Everything from Him, is His Divine moment and we will always be thankful for His Divine intervention.

God, we love you always
Be our guiding light and way
Let not our minds wonder far away
With You in our hearts, pray that we will stay..

As faithful as You want us to be
Longing for You, through night and day
Though days and time, may get tough
We will always strive, to have You.. in our hearts.

Keep us safe O God of our souls and being
Be our guiding light when we travel
If we feel unsure with fear
Calm us God, we will not fear

We love you, God
We thank you, God
We will be where, You want us to be.
We will be true to You and not worry.

Love, Peace & Light

3/9/2005 02:39

Amen, Amen, Amen

Let Your will be done, O God

Amen, Amen, Amen

3/10/2005 15:11

Hello Everyone,
It's been a while since I posted here, I'm fine and well now, the crazy bug I had is all gone, thankfully, and I have my energy back, :-).
How blessed I am (and everyone else here too) to be surrounded with loving, caring people who pray for me as I do for all of you daily. There's no better gift than that of prayer!
Of course the days leading up to Shane's Anniversary have put me in a quiet, reflective mood, sad memories emerge into the forefront, but that's just the way it is for us, isn't it. I am very happy to be a part of this Circle of Love and appreciate your love and prayers so much, they will help to carry me through and always remember my love and prayers are always with all, even when I'm not posting.
Agnysse, another lovely prayer for all, another blessing here.
Lots of love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

3/12/2005 17:39

Hello Everyone! ~ Just a short post to say I love you and you are in my heartfelt prayers. It is an absolutely gorgeous day here in Shreveport, and I am feeling a little better after taking something for a migraine headache; [something I very rarely have]. It is so lovely out I am going to go for a walk in the park; something I haven't been able to do in quite a while. I promise I will not overdo. :)

Sandy, Cindy, & Angela; You know my prayers are with you throughout the month of March -- but especially so on your special days.

Sandy, good to know that you are feeling better. So am I, thank God. Thanks again for viewing and signing both the guest map & guest book at Diane's memorial site. :) It is fun and uplifting when I go there as see a note for someone I know! Still haven't gotten the news letter together to invite everyone; but hopefully will do so soon.

Lisa, thank you also for signing the guest map. Please, send me the URL for you beloved Aaron's site, and I will be more than happy to visit and sign. Since I got my new computer, I no longer have access to my old files; so unless it's the one you did here at Beliefnet, I probably don't have the needed information. If this is the case, or angel moms, if you have the URL for a different memorial site for Lisa's Aaron, please send it to me in an email.

3/12/2005 17:40

Selva, ~ Thank you soooo much for praying for healing of our Felecia! She is doing so much better, presently. She still has a long way to go; but for now, she is out of intensive care, at home, and in no severe pain, and has been getting out of bed and moving around on her own praise God! So, again my sister, thank you for the healing prayers!

Angelo, my prayers continue for you and Mary. No matter the outcome, God is in control, and will be with you both; and so will your precious guardian angel, Angela!

Deb, hope all is well with you and your beautiful and precious twins! Hope to have an update from you soon, and more photos! They are soooo beautiful, and what a divine blessing! I'll bet they keep you busy! :)

Marci, ~ I pray that you, your mom and the rest of the family are coping with the most recent loss of your beloved sister Melody. I am writing her name from memory; so if I spelled it wrong, please forgive me. Glad to know, too, that you and family were not in danger from all the rain and mud slides. I enjoyed your email about the 911 call! Heck, I couldn't understand half of what the guy was saying; but the laughter on the other end of the phone had me laughing up a storm! Can't wait to get the blow by blow account when my Rues come over again! Thanks for the laugh! :)

3/12/2005 17:41

Sue, ... This would be the perfect day for us to meet and get to know each other! Isn't if a beautiful day! I promise to send that rambler email just as soon as I get back from my walk; if I can find it in my files! You will get a kick out of it because you know the area, and therefore will have a mental picture of all that I share! Ha-ha! So, stay tuned! :)

Agnysse, ~ You are such an inspiration to us all! Your prayers, praise, and words of compassion always inspire me and uplift me no matter how great the storm that I might be facing! Thank you for reminding us all of the importance of praising God in times of both joy and sadness! As we all know; it sometimes takes a while to give praise when we are in deep grief. But, God understands this; and He gives us as much time as we need to feel His unconditional & everlasting love! May God continue to uplift you, so that you can continue to uplift His name in praise. To God be the glory! Amen!

3/12/2005 17:43

Sandy, Sandy, Sandy, ... Ha-ha! Thank you for the humorous one you shared too! It had me cracking up also! As I love to say; Sometimes, laughter is good for the soul! :)

Yvonne, ... Praying that God will keep you close to His heart and in His love and care! Give the precious grandcuties a big hug from all of us!

Eva, Ron, ... Please know not a day goes by that you are not prayed for. Ron, please keep on writing your beautiful songs, and Eva, keep trusting God to strengthen you both. Always know that God will never leave you; especially during times of sorrow. He is on call to each and everyone 24/7! Feel His love and power! He is a loving parent to ALL!

To all angel moms and angel dads; Know that you are loved and prayed for here in our circle of love! Always know that this is a safe haven where you can come and express exactly how you are feeling on any given day. Feeling of shock, disbelief, anger at God and. or others due to your loss; whatever the feelings you are dealing with at any stage of your grief process, ... You can safely express it here. Today, I am feeling my usual sadness; but at a level where I can handle it with God's help and prayer. Tomorrow, ... I may be ready to give in to the pain or not want to accept my loss; even after all this time. The good news is; I now know that there is no time table for grieving the loss of a beloved child, and that it is OK to feel whatever you are feeling on any given day! That is such a blessing and such a relief! To God be the glory!

Love & Angel Hugs to ALL!
[Yo Miss V.]:)

Angels do a lot of things, but they will not take away your free will or the lessons you are here on earth to learn.

- Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold,
"The Angelspeake Storybook"

From "Angels Around Us." Compiled by Karen Maguire. Reprinted by arrangement with Andrews McMeel Publishing.

3/12/2005 20:52

Ay my dear dear sisters, just wanted to let you know that if I dont post as often as I wish I could, I don't forget about you all. First of all my dear Miss V, I will keep on trying with Felecia and you. My dear Angel in chief, please know that you have my love and prayers, I know this month and specially the 15th is a hard day for all of us and specially for you and Cindy, you can count on my prayers and love, we all understand, and that is why I thank you my dear sister, for creating this Circle of Love and understanding, may God Bless you always for that. If I did not have this Circle, God knows where I would have beeen, so Shane is SO VERY PROUD OF HIS MOM, because he knows we all needed this. God Bless you my dear dear sister, you really have created a CIRCLE OF LOVE, and I thank you for that. Selva

3/13/2005 14:40

Oh my dear sister, I know you will and I do appreciate your efforts! I will also continue praying that God will ease your grief and pain' especially around the 15th of every month. It is a long slow process that takes a lot of time to reach a point where the pain is not os intense! My prayers are with you always!


3/13/2005 14:57

Dear Lisa, ~ I just submitted the post below at Aaron's memorial site here on Beliefnet. Please forgive me for being late posting for his birthday! If you still have that list of special days that you did for angel moms a while back, please send it to me. I now know that Aaron's birthday - anniversary was March 2nd, and his heavenly date anniversary will be September 26th.

Dear Aaron, ~ I am sorry I missed posting on your birthday AGAIN! :( I hope you and our other angels had a ball celebrating in the heavenly gardens. You are such a handsome young man; I bet the girls are lined up to have a dance with you! :) Keep sending your mom signs, dear one; for she still misses you so! Please know that I will continue praying and asking God to mend her shattered heart and give her the strength to continue on her never-ending journey; giving her many moments of peace as only He can. Thanks, dear one, for trying to send me a sign that your mom also had a special day during the month of March. Instead of figuring it out, I sent her an email asking her to visit my Diane's memorial site! :( Your mom was thoughtful enough to do a list of special days and shared with all of us a long time ago; [A list which I no longer have since I got my new computer]. As I am sure you know; we angel moms take pride is supporting each other, especially during our special days and all holidays. Again, I hope you had a wonderful and blessed birthday! Please give my Diane a big hug from her mom and tell her I still miss her so!

[Miss V.]
Diane's Mom
Birthday: 8/16/60
Heavenly Date: 8/31/96

3/14/2005 14:38

Hi my dear sister, you're such an Angel to all, thank you for your prayers for me and your love, thank you to everyone!, they will surely see me through tomorrow as they have the last week, as they do every day, I am truly blessed by this Circle of Love. I think my Shane is proud too, Lord do I miss him, these special days are always so hard, we'll be attending Mass tomorrow, and that day will be replayed all over again in my mind. God's blessing to you all,
Lots of love & Hugs,

3/14/2005 17:21

Hello Everyone! ~ This is my special day post for Sandy, Cindy, & Selva. :)

Hi dear chief angel mom, ~ Just a note to let you know that my thoughts are with you and Cindy as you embrace each other and fond memories of days gone by, on your beloved angels special home going day.

In my mind's eye, ... I picture them sitting on a white bench of clouds, trimmed in gold; holding hands in the mist of God's heavenly garden. There is no sickness, or pain, or sadness anywhere! Only love, compassion, happiness and divine joy everywhere! All the other guardian angels are standing around them; watching them as they blow heavenly kisses down to caress their mom's cheeks. :) Our dear Lord and Savior looks on, approvingly. Then suddenly, ... The other guardian angels crowd around God's radiant throne in the mist, and they all whisper a special something in our Lord's ear. Then, ... All of a sudden, ... They, give God & Jesus a big hug, and give them the good news! :) Shane & Krissy give praise to God & Jesus, and they each prepare to take off to go visit with their beloved mom & dad to comfort them on their special day! Solange yells out to them, "Hey, you two! Wait a minute! Hold up! God told me I could go visit my mom, too! Don't forget, ... The 15th day of every month is still so difficult for her! I must go give her a big special day hug, and bug her all day, ... So that she will not be so sad!" :) You must remember, ... I am her only child, and she is so new at this grief stuff; and still misses me so! She is ready to join me, ... but it is not her time! So, like you, ... I will pay my mom a visit and help her recall all the fond memories that we shared for so many wonderful years! Aaron just returned from a day long visit with his mom on their special day -- March 2nd, ... Shower her with hugs & kisses; She is also dealing with a lot of pain this month, too! So you guys just chill out with Jesus until Shane, Krissy, & I return!

Okay, Okay, Shane & Krissy!!! ... I'm coming! Give me a break!!! :) See Ya' ll when we get back!" :)

God's Peace and Blessings to Angel Moms: Sandy, Cindy, and Selva on tomorrow, March 15th; Their Special Day. Our candles will be lit, ... And, Together, we pray!

God's Peace & Blessings, ...

Verna R. Clay
Diane's Mom! :)

Angels do a lot of things, but they will not take away your free will or the lessons you are here on earth to learn.

- Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold,
"The Angelspeake Storybook"

From "Angels Around Us." Compiled by Karen Maguire. Reprinted by arrangement with Andrews McMeel Publishing.

3/15/2005 01:35

Miss V. That was absolutely beautiful and much appreciated. Jerry dreamed of Krissy during his surgery. She was holding his hand, and told him it wasn't his time. I could tell that he thought "if I die on the table, that would be ok." I could just tell what he was thinking. Now he's ok with it not being his time yet. He knows she'll be waiting for him. Sandy, Solange, my prayers, thoughts and hugs to you. Just keep Verna's image in your mind... it made me smile a little.
love to you,

3/15/2005 08:18

That is beautiful dear Miss V and so appreciated. Yes, Cin, it made me smile a little too, God bless you Miss V. Prayers for you too Cin on this Anniversary of our child's passing, and for strength to get through today - oh heck, we don't have to be strong today.

And along with Solange will be Sean Michael, it's a special day of the month for his Mom too,

Lots of love to you all,

3/15/2005 11:48

Good Morning Everyone, :) Just checking in to say I love ya'll and my heartfelt prayers are with all who are going through an emotional special day event. Special days are always difficult; but with prayer, and the knowledge that we will never have to go through it alone, it makes it a little easier to bear. Sandy, Cindy, thanks for your kind words. Selva, I know how busy you are; so don't bother to post. Just pamper yourself and concentrate on the fond memories if possible. :)

Don't ask me how; but I just know that all our beloved angels are watching over us, ... And, so is our Lord and Savior! Otherwise, I, for one, would not have made it this far! :) Sandy, Cindy, and Selva have known me longer than most of our new angel moms; So they can relate to [and testify to] how far God has brought me through my wilderness of grief and pain over the past few years. There are times, even now; a little over 8 years since I lost my precious and beloved Diane, ... that I still find it hard to believe that God didn't "zap" me off the face of the earth, because of my anger over losing my Diane! I mean, I didn't want NOTHING to do with God anymore! Whew! Lord, have mercy on me! There were times when my anger/grief/loss of faith & the desire to live -- was soooo great, ... I had difficulty breathing -- which I felt was a good sign; However; God ... Still wouldn't let me die! Ha-ha! So, ... I became suicidal! I'd show God! Ha-ha! Well, ... God, ... [Lord, have mercy!] ... In His tender mercy, ... Acted as though He didn't even here me! So, here I am today! Ha-ha! To God be the glory!

Now, I can say, ... "Thank You Jesus!" ... For keeping me around a while longer to do a little good in this world; my reason for being here! :)

Angel Moms, ... Never fear expressing your grief, anger, or any other emotion as it relates to losing your beloved child. God understands, forgives, and continues to love us unconditionally! :) In the words of a song that my Diane requested to be song at her funeral, [in a paper she wrote in one of her classes]: "He looked beyond my faults, and saw my needs." :) The other song she requested was, ...

"His Eye Is On The Sparrow."

I sing because I'm happy
I sing because I'm free
His eye is on the sparrow
And, I know that He watches me! :)

My poem edited & dedicated to all "special day" angel moms/dads/guardian angels. :) I call it:

Love To You Eternally ...

My Dearest Guardian Angel
On this your Special Day
I love you and miss you ...
More than words can say!

Tell all of our loved ones
In heaven with you ...
That I love them dearly
And I miss them too!

And while you're at it
My precious child ...
Please send me a sign
To make me smile! :)

Tell God, ... Jesus
All the Angels too ...
That I love them
And Thank Them All
For watching over you ...

And all of my loved ones
Gone on before ...
For love is the light
That keeps open the door...

Because love is eternal
Through my tears I can smile ...
As I continue my journey
Here for a while ...

I long for the day
When we are no longer apart
You are in my heart FOREVER! ...
I love you Sweetheart!

Verna R. Clay
Copyright 2005
All Rights Reserved

Angels do a lot of things, but they will not take away your free will or the lessons you are here on earth to learn.

- Barbara Mark and Trudy Griswold,
"The Angelspeake Storybook"

From "Angels Around Us." Compiled by Karen Maguire. Reprinted by arrangement with Andrews McMeel Publishing.

3/15/2005 16:21

Ay my dear Miss V. You always manage to make me feel better, you are so wise and full of Faith, God Bless you my dear sister. Yes I know that our Angel kids are all together keeping an eye on us. Special days are a little harder, but i know that God will give us strenght to continue. My prayers are with all of you my dear sisters. Love Selva

3/15/2005 17:50

Dearest Sandy, I know it has been forever since I have been here but I think of you often.I know today is a sad day so I just wanted to stop by and let you know my prayers are with you and my heart hurts for you.You are such a special loving person as I can still see from sitting here reading. This is a special place to come. I wish I had time to come here. It is so hard to believe it has been six years since you lost your sweet Shane. Please know I care so much for you all even if I don't come here very much. April the 2nd will also be six years Carol has been gone. How I miss my precious daughter. Lots of love to you Sandy and everyone. Say hi to Verna for me and tell her I still have the beautiful poem she wrote about Carol. How it touched my heart. All of you please pray for me as I will for you all. Love,Barb

3/15/2005 23:45

May God Bless you with his eternal peace and glory. Thank you for the loving compassion and kindness you show to us all...even on those days you might not feel like doing so!

Thank you for remembering the significance the 15th day has for me... It is the day my beloved Sean-Michael was born and the day we laid him to rest. Sandy, I will always be grateful that I found such wonderful support here. I feel truly blessed. Thank you for caring for us all.

With much love and prayers

3/16/2005 00:43

Hi dear Marci, ~ I know this post is a bit late, but I wanted to let you know that you were in my prayers today also on this your special day, once I submitted my post; then discovered by reading Sandy's post that it is a special day of the month for you also. I began working on a new list of special days yesterday, but still have a way to go. :) I pray that you felt your beloved Sean-Michael's love all around you throughout your special day. Please know I keep you, your mom and family in my daily heartfelt prayers!

Love & Angel Hugs,

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