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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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7/15/2005 20:13

Hi my dear sister Marci. I sent you an e mail today I hope you got it. We will never forget your Sean Michael's B'day, my prayers and love are always with you, I am sure that Sean Michael is a very handsome young man and I'm also sure that all our Angel kids are having a really great Birthday party for him, Oh yes, remember they are all young kids, so a Birthday Party is on the way. My prayers and love are with you and the family. Love you my dear hermana, and please if you ever think about coming to Fla (yes first check with me and I will tell you about hurricanes) please let me know I will be delighted to see you all. Love you my dear sister. Selva

7/15/2005 20:25

My dear Miss V. I have been trying to catch on line with no luck, but you know that my prayers are with you and your sister, yes today is the 15th, 35 months for me and you know well that I still have a long road to travel, but I always pray for you all, I will never forget my dear sisters who had helped me so much into this sad journey, my prayers will for you, your sister and for all our dear Angel sisters, OMG my dear sister, this hurst so much. Love Selva

7/15/2005 20:30

Ms V, I have to warned you. If you feel any side effects with Zoloft, I went through a time when I had diahrreas every day, I had to go through colonoscopies, etc etc, and after all it was all due to the side effects of Zolofts, so be ware. Love Selva

7/15/2005 20:34

Mi dear sister Jennifer, we are all here for you, you can let it out and we will all listen and pray, this is a safe heaven for all of us moms who has lost a child, only us will understand, so please keep on posting and keep letting your heart out, you will learn to know us by our posting, right now in Miami we are having a thunderstom (is is usual in summer time) so I will sign off now but I will be on line later on, but our dear Angel sisters will be here also. Love . Selva

7/15/2005 22:43

Hi my sweet sister Velma, I just want to thank you for all the support these past couple of days. I did make a memorial for my daughter and then my daughter and I made one for her Aunt Sandy. She was so proud. I had a good cry after I made these. It felt really good to let it out. I hav'nt done this for awhile. I called Sandy's mom and let her know about the memorials and e-mailed them boyh to her. I am going to try to get her to sign in at this post. She needs some support also. She has many vally days and we cry together sometimes. She needs to know that she's not alone. I told her about you Velma Selva, and Sandy and how wounderful you all are and how she would be suprized at how many other women feel the same grief she does. I hope she gives it a try. If you angle moms would like to see my memorials my daughters is under AMIEE VARNER and the one my daughter and I done for her aunt is under SANDY VARNER. Hi Selva, glad to hear from you and thanks for all your prayers. I've been thinking of you b-cause My b-day is 08/15 and your daughters rebirth into heaven is the same.It will be hard for me to celebrate my own knowing your grief. I will be praying hard for you on that day that God will help to ease your sorrow and bring you peace. I want to Thank all you angle moms for all your love and support. I already feel with your help and Gods and with lots of prayers that things will start to get easier in some ways and I finally have a family of Angles that I can turn to that understands. Thanks for all your love and support. LOVE AND BUTTERFLY HUGS, JENNIFER

7/15/2005 23:56

Dear Jennifer, ~ What a beautiful memorial site you and Elizabeth have created for your precious and beloved Amiee and also the one for Sandy! In my mind's eye, I can see Amiee smiling down on the two of you, saying "Yea, that's my mommy and twin sister, and they love me very, very much ... Just as I love them." Then, I see her as she is today ... Much older now with features just like her twin sister, Elizabeth! And there is aunt Sandy, looking so radiant and watching out for her until the four of you are together again in God's kingdom ... never to be apart again! And there is our loving and caring Father, God.

God knows we can't begin to understand His ongoing master plan to bring us back together in the land of beginning again. And though we cannot understand or put all the pieces of the puzzle together because we are only human; our faith in a loving and caring Father assures us that in the end, it will be well with our souls! Until we join our loved ones in heaven ...

In the words of a favorite song ...

I Believe

I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows
And I believe that somewhere in the darkest night a candle glows
I believe for everyone who goes astray
Someone will come to show the way
Yes I believe, oh I believe
I believe above the storm the smallest prayer will still be heard
I believe that someone in the great somewhere hears every word
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry
Or touch a leaf or see the sky
Then I know why I believe

Every time I hear a newborn baby cry
Or touch a leaf or see the sky
Then I know why I believe
I believe ...

Oh I believe!

7/15/2005 23:59

Dear Jennifer, ~ What a beautiful memorial site you and Elizabeth have created for your beloved Sandy. I can tell from the words you both submitted that she was your "Spear Of Strength." And, she still is. :) Start watching for the signs that both she and Amiee sends to the two of you. :) They both want you to know that they are alive and well, and that love never dies. And ... you will see them again someday! To God be the glory!

God's peace and blessings always.

Love & Angel Hugs,

Verna, Diane's Mom :)

7/16/2005 00:05

Hey Selva! I have been missing our chats online also. Let me try to check and make sure I have not placed a block on my chat while trying to get rid of spam. Come to think of it, I have not had a chat with the Rues either for a long time. So I will check and let you know. In the meantime I will try to catch you online and send you an IM. As always, thanks for all the love and prayers, and I will keep you and family and also the people of Cuba in my heartfelt prayers.

Love & Angel Hugs,

7/16/2005 00:43

To all my angel sisters, ~ Please know that family and I appreciate your love, understanding and prayers during our time of loss. I have shared your posts with my sister and she and family thank you all for your prayers.

Marcy, I always enjoy reading your ramblers, and I pray that you made it through your beloved Sean-Michael's birthday without too much sadness. Today is also one of my nieces birthday. Her name is Patricia and she is the mother of a young man who did very well in sports; [football, I think] several years ago. She & her husband, have two sons and I can't remember if it was Trevin or Jamar Moore. I believe they lived in Riverside, California at the time, but I'm not sure, [senior moment]:) And, you are right; the word of those old spirituals take on more meaning as the years go by. It takes a while before one realizes that the words are born from one's experiences in life; Sometime joy, and sometimes pain. Either way, they seem to speak to one's soul. Song lyrics/poetry assures us that we are not alone, and that there will always be someone who understands and is there to share our joys as well as our sorrows.

Sandy, as always, thank you for being here for all of us. We love you dearly, and thank God for leading us here to our circle of love and support. God truly is good all the time! :) In the word of another oldie, "Even after all I've been through ... Still I find joy!" :)

Love and Angel Hugs to All,
Verna - AKA Miss V. :)

7/16/2005 00:49

Whoops! Sorry Marcy, ... My computer't time is WAYYYY off! haha! I just noticed it reads 10:55 PM July 15th. I just looked up at my wall clock and see it is now a few minutes AFTER 12:00 AM. So I guess I'd better click submit, set the correct time, then sign off!:)
Love to all,

7/16/2005 12:50

Hello dear sisters, AngelMoms, our dear Marci tragically lost her Dad in an automobile accident yesterday, on Sean Michael's Birthday. She is of course in shock and devastated. Her sister Melody not very long ago and now her Dad, particularly on Sean Michael's Birthday Anniversary.
Our dear sister and her husband will leave on Monday, her Dad lived in Pennsylvania. She said she cannot pray right now, but I know that all of us will be doing the praying for her and her family, lifting them up to God.
Lots of love, prayers to you our dear Marci and you're in our hearts,

7/16/2005 19:07

My dear sister Marci, ther are no words, all I can say is that I am so so sorry, and please knoe that my prayers and love will be with you. You are not alone my dear sister, you have many Angel Moms praying for you and family. May God give you Strenght, Love Selva

7/17/2005 07:31

Good morning Angle moms, I come here this morning to ask for prayers. I have been looking for a new church and me and my husband and 3 children are going to try one this morning.This sweet older couple several houses down from us has been asking my daughter to come to Sunday school with them and they came up to meet my husband and I and invited us to church. We are going to go this morning. I'm still praying that my husband will go with me. Not many black people go to this church and we have always went to his uncles church.We can no longer go to this church for personal reasons. So pray for us this morning that if this is Gods will for us to be here than he will show us a sign. I miss hearing Gods word on Sundays and my children need to be in church. Dear Father God, I come to you this morning praying that if this is the church you want me at Lord, give me a sign. Lord help my husband to be comfortable. Lord, It dosn't mater where we go to church as long as we can praise your Holy name and here the word of God. Lord you know I need to be with other christians and have that fellowship on Sundays and Wensdays.It keeps me going thru the week.Lord I ask you to bless Marcie and her family. Help them to make it thru this terriable loose right now. Keep her safe in her travels and all she does Lord. We ask this in your Mighty name Lord Father God, AMEN. Jennifer

7/17/2005 18:54

I woke up this morning with such deep sadness. Now I know why. There is this bible passage that deals with the topic of our ongoing need to understand God's ways. My daughter, Cheryl, and her husband, James are in the ministry. Therefore, when I get stuck in my search for certain scripture, I usually call on them for help. Before calling them, I decided to go online and try to do a quick search of the scriptures for myself. But first, I thought, I'd check in at our circle of love. I just felt I needed to check on everyone. The first thing I saw was Sandy's post. At the same time, something my mother said shortly after we lost Diane, came to my mind. What she said I have shared here at our circle of love I am sure a long time ago. Mother Dear made this comment shortly after the death of a beautiful, kind, and loving Christian young lady who was killed tragically shortly after Diane was killed. The young lady's name was Christine. We called her Chris. Chris, and her husband, had been there for us during our loss of our beloved Diane. Unfortunately, Chris, turned into oncoming traffic on a busy street, and was hit broadside. Her husband and two little sons were in the car with her. Their injuries were not life threatening, but Chris died a few days later. Chris' husband was a minister. Chris taught Sunday School. They both were very involved with their church ministry. Diane was also a Christian, a very loving, kind, and compassionate young lady, but did not attend church every Sunday because sometimes she had to work on Sunday. Although Diane attended church as often as possible, sang in the choir, and she also sang at many funerals, ... My mother said she often wondered if God had taken Diane because she didn't go to church as often as she should. Then, ... Chris was killed tragically only two weeks after we lost Diane. I will never forget what mother dear said. She said, ... "Every time I think I have figured God out, He shows me I [ain't] figured Him out yet." Angel Moms, Marci, ... Right now, I am feeling such deep sadness! I want to say something to help ease our dear sister, Marci's pain. But, I'm also feeling that I am not qualified. Because, like Mother Dear, ... I [ain't] figured God out yet! :( As we often say in times like these; "There are no words!" Still, know that [In the words of an old spiritual] God specializes, in things thought impossible. And, He can do, what no other power ... can do!

Dear Marci ... My prayer is that God will be with you and family through out this unexpected storm. May He wrap you and family in His love, and allow you to feel our love, prayers, and support through it all.

Please know that you and family are in our heartfelt prayers!

Love Always,


7/17/2005 19:56

Hi Girls, I haven`t posted in awhile, I have been sick, I am a diebetic and the heat does me in, I usually have to spend a few days in the hospital, I need your prayers that it won`t happen this time. I also am praying for you Marci and your Family. May God Bless you and keep you in His Arms we don`t understand why things happen but God knows and has His reasons for everything. God Bless You One and all.

7/17/2005 19:58

Dear Father God, ~ Right now, You alone know how the news about Marci's father has hit us. Lord, we know that he is home safe with loved ones there and with You now in Your kingdom. Still, it is so very, very difficult for Marci, her dear mom and family and the rest of your children to understand why so many bad things keep happening to our loved ones everyday. Knowing that You see the whole picture while we only see in part does not take away the sadness we feel during our times of loss. Father, we grieve and pray for all who have suffered the loss of a loved one; no matter how long ago or how recent. Please comfort the many, many hearts that are hurting today. Give us the strength to be there for Marci and family as we grieve with her. Please God, Let Marci and family feel the results of our heartfelt prayers. Lord, we thank You for loving us even when we sometimes feel anger and so helpless. Help us to hold on to our faith during our times of sorrow. We know, God, that You are our spear of strength! You are the only one that can give us the relief for which we pray. Please send the comforter, Lord, to Marci, her dear mother, and the rest of her family and all their friends. Thank You, Father, for Sandy, for sending her here to let us know that our dear sister and her family are in need of our heartfelt prayers. In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, I pray ... Amen!

7/17/2005 20:06

Dear Phyllis, ~ Please know that my prayers are with you. I am also diabetic, so I can relate to what you are going through. I am trying so hard to follow doctor's orders and remember to watch my diet and exercise as often as possible. The other angel moms and I will keep you in our heartfelt prayers.

Love & Angel Hugs,


7/17/2005 20:11

Hi Selva, ~ I have checked and I can't find a reason you can't get me on your buddy chat. I tried to catch you online last night but was unsuccessful. I will try again soon. I pray that you all are out of danger from the hurricanes! It has been raining here off and on throughout the day, but no really bad winds thank God. I will try to catch you online later tonight.

Love & Angel Hugs,
Verna aka Miss V. :)

7/18/2005 15:55

Hi dear Jennifer,
I hope the Church you attended yesterday is now your new 'home'. If not, don't despair, give up, keep asking for God's guidance and He will lead you.
Our dear Marci will surely appreciate your prayers,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

7/18/2005 16:11

Nice post, dear Miss V, you're so right, we'll never know why this side of the veil, we see through a glass darkly, but one day we will know so we continue to put our faith, hope and trust in our most loving God.
Much love 7 Angel Hugs,

7/18/2005 16:18

Hi dear Phyllis,
You must be experiencing the same heat/humidity wave that we are - we went with friends yesterday and spent the day by the Lake, there's always a breeze coming off it. My hubby is a Diabetic too, so try and keep as cool as you can and don't overdo it.
Love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

7/20/2005 07:37

Hello dear Angel Moms! :) It's rambling time! :)
Sandy ... With a slip of the finger, Haha ... You brought a smile to my face just when I needed it the most. Whenever I'm feeling down and out, sometime it helps to have a vivid imagination. :) Believe it or not, I felt the 7 Angel Hugs, plus, plus, plus ... from above; of dear loved ones gone on before me. Although I knew that 7 was supposed to be "&" ... I just ignored that and allowed myself to feel the angel hugs of my maternal grandparents ~ Papa Sip & Mama Sweet, my 3 brothers; Herman, Lee, and Charles; My beloved mother; MaDear and Daddy, & always and forever, ... My beloved Diane. I even felt the hugs of many other family members gone on, as well as my friend and coworker, who inspired the poem Spear of Strength; Mrs. Mottet, and lifetime friend, Lillian, who inspired the poem The Dream. Also, my beloved niece, Sharon, who went home to be with our Lord and Savior just a few days ago. It's amazing how God plants the seed, and sends the help we need to lift us up out of the valley of tears, just when we it the most. I further imagined my angels telling me that it was OK for me to feel the tremendous sadness and anger I was feeling upon hearing the sad news about Marci's Dad; Just as long as I remembered that our Lord and Savior is ALWAYS on our side. For it is He, alone, that picks us up and carries us when we feel we have gone the last mile of the way!

7/20/2005 07:38

Yep, this is a rambler :)... But it is also one of the positive ways I sometimes use to deal with grief, and the renewing of my faith in a loving God whenever my faith has been tempted by the evil one ... whose sole purpose is to kill, steal, and destroy! It gives me such a good feeling to strike back with words of inspiration! :) It's like saying to the evil one ... In your face! I will continue to believe the scripture which says:
Psalm 121

1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help!
2 My help cometh from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not permit thy foot to be moved; He that keepeth thee will not slumber.
4 Behold, He that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.

5 The LORD is thy keeper;
the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
6 The sun shall not smite thee by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil;
He shall preserve thy soul.
8 The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth, and even for evermore.

7/20/2005 07:40

When our faith is shaken, fear not, because our Lord has already prepared a table before us in the presence of our enemy! Rest in the knowledge that God, alone, gives us the strength and the incentive to come back strong! As BabygirlCC states so eloquently in the poem Amazing Grace, which she wrote while still in deep grief shortly after we lost our beloved Diane:

His grace is always sufficient,
No matter how great the loss.
When Jesus died and rose again,
He completely paid the cost.

So, know His grace is sufficient,
Your part in this is FAITH!!!
Just believe and rely on Jesus ...
And His Amazing Grace!

By: Cheryl Denise Clay/Williams
As dear Marci would say ... "Rambling on ... :)

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