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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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3/16/2005 01:15

Hello Barb! Gee, it is so good to see a post from you! I still think of you and Carol often, and I always include you both in my heartfelt prayers. You've been on my mind a lot lately. I even visited your beloved Carol's site a couple of weeks ago; but can't remember if I submitted a post or just read to get a feel of how you were doing. If you've had a chance to catch up on read I probably know I've had difficulty posting sometimes because of an injury to my right wrist.

I also still think of you and Carol every time I find a penny. :) Thanks for your kind words about the poem I wrote for your precious Carol. :) It meant a lot to me to get it finished in time for your Carol's special day. I will always keep you and Carol in my prayers. It doesn't matter whether or not you can get here often; we know that we and our guardian angels are remembered in your heartfelt prayers! I pray that God will bless you always, and give you more and more peaceful moments as you continue on your journey.

Much Love, & angel hugs,

3/16/2005 01:28

Praying for all angel moms/dads, who have lost a precious and beloved child or other loved one. Where ever you are, ... God is there also! May He comfort you and keep you in His loving care!

God's peace & blessings,

3/16/2005 07:02

Hello Barb!! Gosh, it's so good to see a Post from you, what a nice surprise!
Thank you dear one for your comforting words, love and prayers. These special days are hard to get through, but I know that everyone's prayers help, in this beautiful Circle of Love. Six years for you and Carol too, I don't know where those 6 years went, sometimes it seem's like just yesterday as I know it must for you too dear Barb.
We wish you had the time to post here more often too, if you can't we understand, but please don't be a stranger, we miss you too. Hope and pray you're doing alright though, you've got your own special day coming up with your precious Carol's Anniversary. We're all here for you and our love and prayers are always with you too - keep looking for that penny! God's blessings and love to you dear Barb, it's so wonderful to hear from you again!!
Much love & Angel Hugs,

3/16/2005 07:16

Hi our dear sister Marci,
Thank you so much for your prayers and love too dear Marci, it's so wonderful that we're surrounded by love, prayers here at this Circle, we're all truly blessed here.
I pray that you also got through yesterday, you have a double whammy, Sean Michael's birthday and the day you buried him, God love you. The 15th is a special day for so many of us here, but "we can do all things through Christ who sustains us".
I'm very happy that you found this Circle my dear friend,
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,

3/21/2005 15:27

Hi everyone,just stopped by to read and thought I would say hi. I pray you all are doing well. I wanted to let Verna know that I tried to go on the site for Diane. I signed the guest book and filled out the questionaire. But when I tried to submit it it told me the system could not log me on. Do you have to be a member? Did I do something wrong? Please let me know. I am on spring break this week since school is out. I worked in the yard since it was 70 degrees but it started raining. Working in the yard helps me so much. I talk to Carol out there and to God. I don't think he is to happy with me. I want to do the right thing but something keeps messing with my mind. Please say a prayer for me to get back on track. I love you all and my prayers are with you too. Barb

3/21/2005 21:01

Hi Barb. I know that you belong to this Circle of Love before me, I am Selva, I lost my only child Solange aug 15, 2002, yes Ms V is still out therem she will read your post and I am sure that she will answer you with the right web site. Love Selva

3/21/2005 21:51

Hey Barb! ~ It's great to see a post from you again! I've been trying to get here to read. Selva saw your post and informed me in an instant message. I am so happy to hear that you visited the memorial site I had built for my beloved daughter, Diane. I don't know what could have happened, Barb. But, as I recall, Sandy had problems getting there the first time she tried, but it worked the next time. :) It could be that the system gets bogged down at certain times. Anyway, here is the address to the site:

I think the easiest way is to copy/paste the address into your browser. If that does not work, send me your email address, and I will email you the link that you only have to click on to get there. My email address is:

Be sure to let me know it works this time. I would still love to have your email address, Barb, so we can fwd inspirational pages to each other like Sandy, Selva, and some of our other angel moms do. Barb, I know it is still so difficult for you. You must remember, the magnitude of your grief over losing your Carol is unlike any other! The loss of a beloved child is the most difficult grief you will ever know. It takes a whole lot of time, support, prayer, tears, and yes, trying to move beyond the disbelief and the anger brought on by the loss! Believe me, you are not alone! Some days, we do OK, then something or someone will remind us of our loss and there we go again. :( But, with prayer, and support from others who have walked in your shoes, really does help to give us the strength to endure. And please, please, never doubt; God is very much on our side. He understands how hard it is on us! So, don't let the evil one tell you that God is upset with you for any reason! It is the evil one just trying to discourage you and mess with your mind! He still tries it with me; even after all this time! But I just keep on trusting in the Lord to see me through it; and so far, He has not let me down! I still shed tears whenever the need arises, and I still have complete faith that I will see my Diane again once my mission here on earth is finished! The same is true for all angel moms and dads! God bless you, dear Barb, and please post again whenever time permits.

Much love, & hugs from heaven, :)


3/21/2005 22:25

Dear All, ~ Please say a prayer for a young wife and mother who lives in Springhill; a little town not far from Shreveport, who was involved in a very tragic wreck on the 20th of Feb. She is in critical condition and paralyzed from the neck down. She is in intensive care at a hospital in Bossier City. She cannot talk, but can still move her lips to form the words, "thank you" when someone visits to pray for her. She is a friend and former coworker of my youngest daughter, Cheryl. Cheryl asked me to ask for prayer for this young lady and her family. She and her husband has two children. The young lady's name is Sherylon. I believe in the power of prayer! Either God will heal her, or He will give them the strength to endure!

God's peace & blessings,


3/22/2005 20:09

Ay my dear Ms V. like I told you before, she can count and all our of our prayers. Yes God will listen to us, He knows that we are special Angel Moms, we shared with Him our Angels kids, so I think the least He can do is answer to our prayers. Barb I will visit your site tomorrow, you know why? because right now I am so angry, about Terri Schiavo, I live in Florida, and all we hear is about her cause, I am a mother, so what will you do?, there is such so imformation about it that it can make you confused, but if I had the choice to have my daughter alive, I will keep her alive, and in the other hand, will my daughter wanted to go?, we people in Fla are so confused, Please Help us God. Love Selva

3/25/2005 11:09

HELLO, i haven't been here for sometime, hope everyone is doing fine, my reason for being here today is to request your loving prayers for my sister KAREN who lost her oldest son this past NOV. , please ask GOD to help her. She is most deserving, GOD loves her, also we don't relize how much He loves us also, He intrusted our children to us. What gifts HE gives us. But our lives do change and to roll with the punches sometimes is not easy. GOD BLESS YOU ALL. SHARON

3/25/2005 11:36

Hello dear Karen, yes, it's been some time since you last posted, but I do remember you :-). Be assured of prayers for your dear sister with her own loss of a child, she's blessed as well to have you for loving support,
Love & Angel Hugs,

3/25/2005 15:00

Hi Selva,its nice to hear from you. I am so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter. As I said before I do come here and read even when I don't have time to post or just don't know what to say. I also live in Florida. Lakeland so I am about 200 miles from you. The Terry Schiavo upsets me also. I would also want to keep my daughter even if she was that way so I could at least touch her and kiss her but then I think what is she going through? I am so confused over it all. I know it is all in Gods hands but also this that is going on now, the starving her part, it really hurts me. And you also wonder if she does feel anything would she want to be like this. Yes we do need Gods intervention. Next Saturday the 2nd my baby girl will be gone 6 years. How I miss her and how I would love to hold her and kiss her and do the many things we did together but that is no longer possible. But like Verna said she is with God whom she loved with all her heart and given the choice she would want to stay where she is but as her parent I just wish she was with me. Take care. Love ya, Barb

3/25/2005 15:17

Dear Verna,I can always count on feeling better when I hear from you. I wish I had a relationship with God as you do. I wish I didn't disect everything in my life. I have always been told to never question why God does certain things. I don't understand that. If he is my heavenly Father why can't I ask him questions? I may not agree with some of these things but I do have enough since to know that his way is the right way. I do love him so. I just can't get it together. I lost Carol in April 1999, I lost my baby brother that I helped raise in April 25th 2002 and then my niece my sisters daughter died on the same day we lost Carol April 2nd, 2003. Please don't think I am feeling sorry for myself. I know there are others worse off. I just want that peace back in my life. Verna, I will go back and try to get on Dianes site. Also I will send you my email. I will pray for Sherylon. What a tragic accident. Thank you all for your support and prayers. I have been off work this week because of spring break so I had time to come here. I will come when I can. I love you all. Barb

3/25/2005 15:19

I meant to say sense above not since. Sorry, Barb

3/26/2005 09:30

Our dear Barb,
You're not feeling 'sorry' for yourself, we'll never get over the loss of our precious child, regardless of how much time has passed, but each of us in our own way find's a way to live with the sadness and I pray that you do too, dear Barb. It's been 6 years for us since Shane passed, but there isn't a day that he's not on my mind and yes, I still have 'valley days' over losing him. So please never think that way, I've talked to Moms who've lost a child 10, 15, 35! years ago, and it's something that they never forget either and keep their child close to their heart. They too have learned how to live with this undescribable pain and loss, but they hold their child close until they too are re-united with them.

My dear sweet AngelSisters, AngelMoms and Dads, I wish and pray for God's peace to be upon you all this Easter weekend, this Holiday too brings up past memories of happier Easters spent with our child, our family as a whole.
I love you all, be blessed!
Much love, prayers & Hugs to all,

3/26/2005 14:38

Hello Barb, ~ I am so glad that you have a little time on hand to post again. Having spent 28 plus years in the school system, I can relate to how time consuming it can be. Still, those of us who are in a position to post more often feel blessed indeed whenever we see a post from one of our 'silent' members, whom we know would post more often if time permitted them to do so.

We know that you continue to pray for us as we do for you. Always know, Barb, that you are included in our thoughts and prayers, always, and that you and your beloved Carol are loved. Know also Barb, that your relationship with God is as precious to Him as mine, or anyone else. As our chief angel mom, Sandy, has said so many times in the past to all of us; You are exactly where you should be on your own personal grief journey. We all go through that painful period that I refer to as 'The need to question God.' And since there is no time limit on grieving the loss of a beloved child, we may always feel that need to a certain degree, I believe, because of the 'forever' bond which exists between a mother and her child. What happens, in my opinion, is that each of us, in our own time will gradually learn how to start replacing those questions with the ultimate question of why we are still here. I believe we are still here because we are destined to fulfill the ultimate purpose God has for us in this life. We may never know for sure the all of the reasons we are still here. However, One thing is certain. We will do everything that God has for us to do before God calls each of home. Our chief angel mom sometimes refer to it as 'Doing God's work.' The funny thing is; We all end up doing just that on an ongoing basis; only we may not realize it until much later on, as God reveals it to us. You see, because God sees the whole picture, and knows exactly where we are and what we are feeling at all times, He is very patient and allows all the time we need to become stronger in our relationship with Him. This does not mean that we will finally reach a point where we no longer question Him, or that we will no longer feel our pain and loss. We will never get beyond our grief completely. We will, however, reach a point where we find reasons to laugh again, to love again, to renew our faith in a loving God again, and to become advocates by serving God as we serve each other; each in our own way. I believe this with all my heart, Barb. So, don't beat up on yourself or feel you need to apologize for whatever you may be feeling at any given time. It is by acknowledging your true feelings that you become a stronger and better person. For now, just believe that the healing of your shattered heart is taking place right on schedule. And, you will continue to grow stronger in your relationship with God.

So, my advice to you is to keep dissecting everything and searching for answers. For, like it is with grieving, God provides the answers that are necessary to draw us closer to Him ... One minute, one hour, one day, one year at a time. Therefore, we continue trusting in God to help us reach a point where we will be able to feel a measure of peace and joy in life again; even after all we've been through. God truly is our Spear of Strength! :) Therefore, Together We Pray, in Jesus' name, Amen! :)

Let me know if you were able to view Diane's site and
Don't forget to send me your email address, Barb. There are so many wonderful and inspirational pages that tend to supply answers to some of life's most perplexing questions as it relates to dealing with the loss of a beloved child, or other loved one or friend. They seem to have a way of ministering to our spirits at just the right time. :) I see God's hand in almost everything that touches my life. I believe our guardian angels are proud of us all; no matter whether we are down in the valley or having a hilltop day. We will rejoice with them again someday, Barb. Hold on to God's promise ... And, Believe it!

God's peace & blessings,

3/31/2005 02:38

Hello dear angel moms/dads, ~ I pray that all made it through the Easter holiday with a measure of peace and many blessings. As most of you know, our chief angel mom, Sandy, is taking a much deserved break, God bless her. It is my prayer, that anyone with a prayer request, or anyone who has a special day coming up would let it be known so that we can offer prayers and support. I am sure Sandy would want us to continue praying for one another as we continue to welcome any newly bereaved parent who has lost a beloved child.

Heavenly Father, ~ We thank You for those precious moments of peace as we continue on our grief journey. Thank You, Father, for always standing by to help us make it through another day. I pray that You will continue to give us the strength to continue on our journey, as we endeavor to do Your will. In Jesus' name, Amen

3/31/2005 18:25

Hi everyone, yes my day is coming up this Saturday the 2nd. Six years since Carol left this world, I know to go to a better place but I miss her so. Your prayers will be greatly appreciated. I am glad you are getting a break Sandy whatever you are doing. You truly deserve it. And Verna I tried for two days to email you. When I try to send it a message comes on saying, this member is currently not accepting emails from your account. I don't know why but I will try again. Take care everyone and love and prayers go out to you. God bless, Barb

3/31/2005 20:07

Hi my dear Barb, I understand so much , and yes, there are no words that I can tell you, I am in my 31st month, I know the pain, I have no other children, Solange was all I had, my ex husband died a year before Solange left,you can count on my prayers, yes, even though I am feeling with such a great anger right now, I will still pray for you , OMG I wqill pray for you. Please disregard what I am going to post after this, believe me I still pray to God. Selva

3/31/2005 20:14

Hi my dear Angel sisters, you all know me, I am very honest, I am so f.... angry at this time, please forgive me for my words but I have to let you know how I feel right now. I think Terri .....husband is a sonofab..., he killed her,of thirst and hunger "in the name of the law", give me a break, they would have to kill me, to let my daughter die this way, this country is a "legal country" but it is not a "moral country", I am sorry but this is the way I think. When you are 26 years old, happily married, you just don't talk about dead, how could that son of a b... can proved to me that she wanted to die. I am very angry right now my dear sisters, please forgive my language, and please forgive my anger. But that man is a monster. Love, yes I still feel love, Selva

4/1/2005 15:20

Hi Barb! ~ Thank you so much for visiting Diane's memorial site and signing the Guestbook. I discovered I had the wrong email address showing up for me. The one you need to use is: I will contact the webmaster who built the site for me to have the correct email address added. I will also check and make sure that I have not blocked any unknown email addresses from contacting me. Sometimes, when I try to set things up to block unwanted spam, I end up blocking someone I'd love to hear from, like you. It may be that AOL didn't recognize your email address. Tell you what, Barb ... I will try to get it all straightened out today, so try the address above and see if it works. Also, if Sandy or Deb has your email address you can have one of them fwd it to me so that I can add it to my address book. So far, I receive their emails OK, because they are in my updated address book. That way, I am sure it will get through. Cindy let me know just last week that AOL was not accepting and returning her emails to me from her email address at her job. So, she informed me using her other email address, and we got it straighten out right away. All I had to do was to add her email address at work to my updated address book. Hopefully, I will be able to contact the webmaster soon to get the correct email address added at Diane's memorial site. :) Thank you again my friend, for your kind words and please know in your heart that I, and the other angel moms will be storming heaven with prayer for you as you face another painful anniversary of your beloved Carol. The special days are always so hard on us; but together, we will get through them ... with the help of our Lord and Savior! I will light my special candle for your beloved Carol and allow it to burn throughout the day! I pray that on tomorrow, you will feel your Carol's spirit and love all around you throughout the entire day! Yesterday, while on my way into our local service station to pay for gas, I saw these two shiny pennies on the parking lot right in front of me. :) I just smiled, bent down and picked them up, and said, "Don't worry, Carol, ... I'll be there for your Moma!" :) And, I know you can count on Sandy, Selva, and the other angel moms too!

Much love, and God's peace and blessings,


4/1/2005 16:52

Hi my dear sister, Selva! ~ Oh, God bless you, I thought about you last night when I first learned that Terri had completed her mission here on earth. Like you, and so many others, my heart goes out to Terri and her family; especially her beloved mom and dad. Having gone through losing a child, my emotions ran high for both Terri and her parents; especially her mom, because of the love bond I know that exists between a mother and her beloved child. All politics, opinions & whatever aside, I can relate to just how difficult this had to be on Terri's parents, especially her mom and dad, as well as all who have been there, or tried to be there for her. Spiritually speaking; I believe this was/is the ultimate purpose that Terri volunteered for as part of her divine mission here on earth -- to bring attention to just one of many things that so desperately need to be focused on; for those in similar circumstances, who cannot speak for themselves.

One thing I know for sure: Laws will be changed or strengthened in favor of proof of what a person's desires are, as a result of Terri and all that she and her parents and other family members have endured. Terri will never be forgotten and will always be remembered with love and compassion by those who knew and loved her, as well as by people like you and me, whose lives she touched; People from all over the world! I believe with all my heart and soul that Terri is alive and well in heaven and will never again want for ANYTHING! May our Lord and Savior shower her with all the tender loving care and divine blessings she so richly deserves!

As always, my dear sister, there is no need for an apology for the anger you feel. Sometimes, the feelings of compassion that we have for those who are suffering, and the feelings of hopelessness, come out as anger! So, there is no need to apologize. I don't believe there is anyone who has not been affected emotionally concerning all that has taken place. We feel this way because we wish that we could have done more for Terri, and the sadness/compassion/anger we feel -- is something that only time can help us to deal with -- hopefully, in a positive manner. So, again, stop beating up on yourself. You feel what you feel. To deny your feelings won't make it go away; and God understands this. That is all that matters!

Much love & Angel Hugs,


4/1/2005 16:59

Sorry, Barb, my post above to Selva took us to a new page. My post to your in on the previous page [278], so make sure you click on that page to see my post to you!

Love & Angel Hugs,

4/1/2005 17:03

Now that I have submitted the post above, I will proofread & try again! :)

Sorry, Barb, my post above to Selva took us to a new page. My post to you is on the previous page: [278], so make sure you click on that page at the bottom, to see my post to you! :)

Love & Angel Hugs,

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