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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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5/18/2005 15:25

My dear Yvonne, forgive me for just writing back now, but I'm so very happy that you did, I was thinking of you of course and wanted to know how you're coping after losing Gary. I'm sorry you have to go through all this pain and grief in your life, little wonder to me that you're feeling depressedI know it has to be lonely for you without your beloved Gary there with you now. Praise God your Church and family have rallied around you with their love and support, that's truly a blessing, God love them all.
And another grancutie for you to love and spoil! Micah Joseph, named after his Uncle I'd guess. :-).
Jesus knows your pain too dear Yvonne, and you continue to look to Him for your comfort and peace, He'll never let you down. And you know we're always here for you with our love and prayers,
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,

5/18/2005 15:31

Hello sosokool, thank you so much for posting here with your prayers and thoughts, I truly appreciate them and your posting here.
I'm so sorry that you also lost your son and daughter-in-law, no words do justice really to the pain and grief we go through. Keep your faith strong in God, and my prayers and thoughts are with you too,
Love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/18/2005 20:22

OMG. all my dear dear sisters, I have been so selfish. I have not posted in so many days. Yvonne, Susan, Sue, Marci, Miss V, my dear guardian Angel Sandy, and all of you who has posted, please forgive me for not posting to you. All my dear old and new sisters, we are all in this horrible nightmare, Sue I am so proud of you that you quitted smoking, I wish I could do that. Marci my dear hermana, I know, I know, Yvonne Ay my dear sister, you have gone through so much, MomofMicheal, we really understand your pain, this is a like Hey Mr Travelling man, let your load off in this Heaven of Rest when your are packing a load. Please forgive me my dear sisters for not being on line lately, I am really being selfish, but my pain its so big. But my prayers are also great, and I am here for all of you. Love Selva

5/19/2005 10:32

Dearest Sandy! I can't Thank you enough for the beautiful words, encouragement & prayers. You are such a beautiful person I can see through your words. I am not quite sure what I am doing yet, so I "replied"to the replies I recieved under my "psychic" question under catholicism. I posted another question there, maybe I should have done it here or where? I will figure this out soon! Anyway, could you have a look at my reply there as I have a concern. It is much too long to rewrite here or I would! You seem to have so much knowledge & I would so appreciate your advice/opinion. I've read several of the posts here from bereaved parents, and as much as it crushes me to know there are so many other parents hurting like I am, it is also warming to read their words, experiences, and faith. I already would have not survived this without faith. But I find peace in knowing myself, my finace and all of you will be reunited some day at the gates of the Father's Kingdom! What a beautiful day must be! I have one other question, I noted some people have used God's name but wrote "G-d" , I know we are not to use God's name in vain, but when I am using it is in sincere Christian conversation. Should I be typing it that way too? Is it offensive what I am doing? If so, I am so sorry.
May God bless you Sandy & everyone who has lost children. May he bring peace & comfort into your hearts, and into ours. Peace. Shelley

5/19/2005 14:22

Hello AngelMom Shelly, I'm happy that you posted here again, please, this is your Circle now too, so you post whenever you want to! Thank you sweetie for your kind words, but the Glory goes to God for using me, and that make's me happy.
I just replied to your question at the "Learn About" Board, it's fine there, so have a look :-). Glad to hear you read the Posts from the other Moms, we all belong to a club we never wanted membership in, but it help's so much to know we're not alone in this and we can learn from each other and offer support, love.
Oh yes, what a reunion we'll all have especially to be with our child again!

Oh no, no, it's not offensive at all to type God's name out, but our Jewish brethren consider God's name so sacred that they spell it that way, G-d, so when you see it spelled that way around Beliefnet, you'll know it's a post from someone of the Jewish faith.
God's blessings to you too dear Shelly, His peace and love to you - keep the faith, you will get your sign,
Love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/19/2005 14:25

Hi my dear sister, missed you around here too, glad you haven't forgotten about us, :-). Don't forget to let us know if you go on your vacation, you certainly deserve one,
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,

5/19/2005 14:38

Hello dear Sue, forgive me also for not posting on Alex's Anniversary, I'm very, very sorry. I've been having a great deal of shoulder, neck and arm pain, and wasn't able to post as often as I could. I went to see the Specialist yesterday and I have tendonitis in my shoulder and arthritis in my neck, he gave ne some cortisone shots and they've helped a little.
Wow, you sound like you're doing good though, lost 80 lbs. and quit smoking, bravo to you! Aw, your Garden in honour of Alex sound's so beautiful, you'll have to take a picture and send it to us, :-). I happened to come across that poem to Mr. Hallmark and I thought gosh, isn't that the truth, so happy it touched you as well and you can share it with your Church(s).
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/19/2005 15:07

Hi my dear sister Marci, I pray you're out of that fog now and feeling a little better. Sound's as though you're really going through a rough spot right now God love you, no energy, just not your old self, I do understand.
The one good thing about arguing with Buddy is he won't get angry back at you and will love you unconditionally anway, :-). Maybe you need a rest, get away from everything for a bit? Not that the grief and pain don't go with you but sometimes it help's to get away even for a weekend. In addition you're coming off Mother's Day which doesn't sound as though things were happy, how could they be. I agree with you wholeheartedly, they could cancel every secular Holiday, etc., they just take too much out of us to go through. I understand it would be very hard to be there for your Mom in her grief, your own is still so fresh. You can only 'spread' yourself so far.
Yes, those cliches can really get to you, can't they.
Hoping and praying you're doing better sweetie, and you know you're missed too when we don't hear from you,
Lots of love, prayers & tender Hugs,

5/19/2005 15:10

Our dear Miss V! Last but never least, keep up your ramblings, you know we all love them, and take care of yourself too, you're needed around here!
Much love, & lots of Angel Hugs,

5/21/2005 20:22

Dear Angel Moms,
Thank you for your prayers for my recent loss of my son Michael. Your prayers helped bring my husband home from Afghanistan a month ahead of schedule and permanently. It has been a great comfort to have him home. I've also been surrounded by friends and family yet the pain is still great. But I do know that he is here with me. Amazingly the first day I went outside after his death my roses were all in bloom. I spent time each day this week in my garden planting more flowers in his honor. I know he will always be with me and I pray for all of you who have provided me such comfort.

I've never been a part of a prayer circle before - but I will surely be back. You have helped me so much.

b.5/13/05 d.5/13/05

5/22/2005 07:40

Hello AngelMom Bobbi, thank goodness and Praise God that your husband is home and for good. You need each other right now.
I know sweetie, even though we are surrounded and supported, particularly in the very beginning, it doesn't stop that knife of pain piercing our heart, although it is very nice that your friends and family are there for you.
A beautiful Rose garden and everyone in bloom! Isn't that a wonderful sign that God and your Michael are there - that's a terrific idea to plant more and make it his garden, to honour his life, a few other Moms here do the same, adding to it as they come across special things.
Well, this is more of a Support Group than a Prayer Circle, I think anyway, so you consider yourself a part of it and post here whenever you want - whether it's for prayers, venting, just to talk, whatever is on your mind or in your heart.
Love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/23/2005 11:34

Our Dearest Sandy,
Again, you respond to our painful tears of grief with words of kindness and compassion. Just knowing someone else knows and sees our pain brings comfort. Thank you our “Dear Sandy” for so lovingly being you.

Please take care of yourself and your shoulder. My (big & strong) son, Matthew, has said that cortisone shots in the shoulder were quite unpleasant! At least they seem to help when it’s over. I hope that your injury isn’t a result from your swimming. Hopefully, you will get the okay to get back into the water soon. They now have kick boards and hand paddles that are “ergonomically” correct.

Angelmoms, I hope all is well with you. It has been great to see everyone post…Verna, Selva, Susan and all Angelmoms we all benefit from your postings whether anyone replies to them. You do us good!

I love you all,
7-15-1985 >i< 8-9-2003
Susan, it does hurt to type and see the dates of our beloveds.

5/23/2005 14:04

Hi my dear Marci!
Terrific to see you posting!! I didn't think I'd see anyone today, just because it's a Monday, but voila, a nice surprise! Before I come to the Circle I ask the Holy Spirit for His guidance, He's my Pilot and I'm just the co-pilot, :-).
This is a long weekend for us, today's a Holiday, but I feel sorry for those who work all week long and waited for this 1st long weekend of the summer, it's been grey and raining off and on - although I could smell the tantalizing smell of BBQ a bit ago, :-).

You know Marci, I had a hunch the shot might be a little painful when the Dr. clamped his hand on my forearm just before he gave it to me, ha, ha. So your big, strong Matthew is right, :-)!

I have no idea how I got it, neither does the Dr., other than wear and tear - he actually had the nerve to say 'well, a woman your age' HA! I'm not exactly Grandma Moses, am I??

YES, they opened our Pool this weekend, only to find out the next morning 2 ft. of water had disappeared, but once it's fixed I'll try it, but not too vigorously.

Our dear sister Selva is in the Dominican Republic this week on vacation, good for her, they were under a tropical depression just before she left (Sat.) but I hope it's over with now and she's enjoying the sunshine and the beach, :-).

Has your energy level gotten any better? Hope and pray so sweetie.

Lots of love, prayers & Hugs,

5/27/2005 08:39

Good Morning Dear Angel Mom Sandy, ~ On this, your beloved Shane's birthday, a candle shines brightly right next to my monitor; a love tribute to your beloved Shane. I pray that our Lord and Savior will send you many signs throughout this day, and give you peace as only He can. May your day be filled with warm and wonderful fond memories of your beloved Shane. May you feel his spirit all around you today. If the tears come, know that it's OK. If some special fond memory comes to mind, know that it's definitely OK to smile ... Even though the quiet sadness may creep in from time to time. Please know that we are here for you, and that you will never walk alone.

God's peace and powerful blessings,

Diane's Mom :)

Angels are created, spiritual beings endowed with immortality and attendant upon God. They may be described as heavenly guardians, warriors, ministering spirits or messengers.

- Jean Kincaid

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

5/27/2005 09:28

Dear Angel Moms, ~ Thank you for the lovely birthday greetings. :) Please accept my humble apology if you haven't received a "Thank You" note via email. I've been having an awful time signing on, and getting disconnected again and again. I've learned that it's not caused by AOL, but instead by problems with cable connections in our area due to a lot of construction going on. So please forgive me for not posting sooner.

Thank you for remembering me and family in your prayers. Please say an extra special healing prayer for my niece, Felecia. She has been doing OK, but had a pretty rough day on yesterday, and had to go in for emergency treatment shortly after undergoing dialysis treatment, to get her blood pressure under control. I kept little Ashley overnight to give Felecia and her mom, my sister, some much needed rest.

Oh, my two sisters from California arrived this past Friday, and we have been having a great time going down memory lane. :) In spite of all that's going on presently, we are grateful to God for bringing us together at this time. Hubby and his brother have the barbecue pits all set up, and will be lighting up the coals shortly! :) A fish-fry is also taking place, and all the ladies in the family will provide the trimmings! So, I must hurry and get started EARLY on my contribution of dirty rice, baked beans, chocolate cookie cake, AND ... Last, but definitely not least; My ever loving HOT WATER CORNBREAD PATTIES THAT MELT IN YO MOUTH!!! HAHA!

Now that I've made Ya'll hungry, ... I'll stop rambling, and signoff!

God's peace & blessings; :) Love and Angel Hugs!

[Miss V.]


Amid deafening noise, your angel will hear your softest whisper.

- Suzanne Siegel Zenkel,
“Your Secret Angel”

5/27/2005 19:14

Please, would you pray for a young family, who have just lost their young daughter this past week. At just 7yrs of age, she came home from school feeling sick & with a headache. This proved to be a brain tumor. This brave young girl passed away at the tender age of 9yrs. She has touched so many lives. Her family include older brothers and sisters. Their family name is Worrall. "Father in Heaven" I also give thanks for this special young person (whom you know) and add my name to all those here, asking that you will grant peace and bless all at this time who are suffering & struggling with a the loss of a loved one. In the name of Jesus Christ Amen.

5/28/2005 02:38

Dear Donna43, ~ Welcome to our prayer/support circle of love. Thank you for submitting this compassionate prayer request on behalf of the entire Worrall family. Having lost an adult child, tragically and suddenly, I can relate to what this precious little angel's parents, family members, and friends are going through. There is no greater pain in this world to compare with the pain of losing one's child. I pray that this angel mom and angel dad; as well as their entire family are surrounded with much love, compassion and support throughout this untimely storm. I have already included this precious little angel, her parents and entire family in my heartfelt prayers. I can also assure you that God will be with them through it all, as will our prayers. May God, in His tender mercy, bless this entire family, and continue to send His messengers to walk with them through this and all life storms, and give them peace as only He can. And may He continue to bless, and use you as one of His messengers; in such a worthy and much needed outreach ministry.

Love & Angel Hugs,

Verna, Diane's Mom
8/16/60 ~ 8/31/96

God doesn't call the qualified, He qualifies the called.

5/29/2005 07:06

A big thank you to all who sent Cards and thoughts, prayers yesterday on my darling's birthday.
It sure does help on these special days we all have to go through!
Shane would have turned 31 yesterday, I try and imagine what he would look like now but my heart won't let me, he'll always be 24 to me.
I can remember the day of his birth still so clearly, it was very hot and humid that year - I started my labor early in the hours of the 27th but didn't go to the hospital until the contractions were 6 min. apart around 6am on the 28th, a Thursday. It wasn't a very hard labour compared to Chris, (which I LOVE to tease him about:-) and I was convinced I was having a girl. No tests in 1974 to determine sex, it was still a wait and see surprise!
Shane was born shortly after noon hour that day, and we were oh so happy that he was a boy, I grew up in a family of girls so I always wanted sons! He weighed 8 lbs. 14 oz., and was 21 in. long, and had the most beautiful crop of auburn hair, which remained his crown of glory all his life, :-). I have yet to see anyone with the unique shade of hair that he had! Many birthday parties over the years, many good memories. When he turned 21, his girlfriend threw a surprise party for him at one of the restaurants/bars downtown, gosh, was he surprised, so many people there and the pictures I have of him at the party you can see what a good time he was having and how happy he was!
I love you my Shaner McDaner, you're still my hero and the wind beneath my wings, I miss you so, so much.
Love eternally Mom

6/1/2005 21:24

in loving memory of jonathan brandis and a prayer for his parents. that they find solice and comfort. he will be missed.

6/1/2005 21:25

in loving memory of jonathan brandis and a prayer for his parents. that they find solice and comfort. he will be missed.

6/2/2005 12:14

Dear Father please bless and give peace to these parents who have lost a child. Give them the strenght to wake up and face each day with hope and optimism. My daughter,ex-husband,and his wife have lost their precious Christian at a year old and they are all hurting tremendously. Please lay your hand on them in their time of need. I pray these things in Jesus name...AMEN

6/7/2005 12:39

animalgirl and Handegardclan be assured of our prayers for your families in their great loss and thank you Handegardclan for your prayers for all here,
Love & Angel Hugs,

6/11/2005 19:40

Hi my dear sisters. I have not posted in a while, but wanted all of you to know that you all are still in my prayers and I love you all very much. I thank God for this Circle of Love, so very much, if it wasn't for you I will be so lost. Love Selva

6/13/2005 00:47

We lost our precious son Zach on 9/14/03. He was just 16. I pray that all of us who have lost children hold onto the promises and hope that our Lord and Savior has given us and that we will be able to hang on until we join them in God's Heavenly Kingdom.

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