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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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7/29/2005 15:23

Selvam-I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot imagine the pain you've endured. My heart and prayers go out to you. I have four children whom I love dearly and treasure every moment I have with them. I lost my mother last year very unexpectedly and that alone, has been the hardest loss for me to live with. My precious mother was nothing shy of an angel on earth and now lives with them in Heaven. Thank you for your prayers!

7/29/2005 19:29

Hi Jennifer. Yes Solange loved butterflies and I have many signs from them, wherever I am there is always a butterfly nearby, I do have a little garden for Solange and I sit there every evening to talk to her, there are always these 2 beautiful butterflies flying around every day, one is a Zebra and the other is a Monarch, they always acompany me while I am there, so yes, it is a great idea of having your little garden for Aamiee, and I am sure that the butterflies will be there for you also, it is their way of saying Mom, we are still here, we just moved, but we will meet again. Love Selva

7/29/2005 19:33

Hi dear Ellen0425. Thanks for posting here and thanks for your understanding, yes this is the worse pain anyone can endure, my daughter was the reason for living and now she moved, please enjoy your children no matter what they do, tell them you love them every day, I did.But while you still have them , just love them, take care of them and enjoy them. Thanks again for caring. Love Selva

7/30/2005 12:11

Hello dear AngelMoms, sisters, friends,
I received an e-mail from our dear Miss V this morning, her mother-in-law passed away earlier today.
I know we'll all be joining in prayer for them, strength for Miss V to be there for her husband, and may the Great Consoler be with David and family at this sad time,

Much love & Angel Hugs,

8/1/2005 19:39

My dear dear sister Miss V. Please know that my prayers and love will be with David, you and all the family. Love and may God Bless you all. Selva

8/1/2005 20:02

Hello Angle Moms, today has been such a bad day. I've cried till my eyes are burning and my head is hurting. My husband came home from work to find me in bed crying. Like most men he hates to see me cry. He lets me cry and tries to understand but wants to be able to make things better so I don't cry. No such luck today. Can't seem to turn the tears off. Please keep us in your prayers. We have some personial things going on right noe and at this point I feel like I'm at the end of my rope. Just so you know everything on the home front is fine but the devil is really testing our faith right now. Need many prayers. Love, Jennifer

8/2/2005 01:26

My Dearest Angelsisters,
You are my strength, my rock. Without your loving prayers and support I don't think I could have made it..,

I came back home to CA on Friday and I have to return to PA within the next week. I can not tell you hard this has been for me. I KNOW YOU KNOW. This is really the biggest dang elephant I have ever had to chew! I know I'm suppose to only take one bite at a time, but what happens when that one bite is way too much? YOU CRY AND YOU CRY AND YOU CRY. TEARS ARE PAIN LEAVING THE BODY. That's the only thing that I have left is my tears. I have lost the best son a mother could ever ask for, my big sister (only 49) and my father all in less than 2 years. I am mad...Mad because the world has lost three wonderful people who were the happiest, most caring and compassionate people. I have cried enough tears now to fill all the oceans in this world. Why am I still here? because I have HOPE. Hope that one day I will join my son first, my sister and then my father. HOPE that there is a GOD and HEAVEN. HOPE and FAITH that GOD'S love will sustain me and comfort me until that time. I pray for peace for us all.

I do not have Internet in all the country areas that I have been in PA.
I will continue to check in...I want to share more later with you all.

Miss V, Please you have no idea how your compassionate email affected me. You are my rock. Thank you.

Selva, mi hermana. I KNOW.

Sandy, Thank you. I am not out of the woods yet...I feel all your prayers. YOU HAVE NO IDEA!

I love you all,
Your sister, Marci~.~

8/2/2005 13:54

Hi our dear Jen, that's too bad sweetie, but these days come and go, so letting your tears out is the best thing you can do right now. Of course you're in our prayers, and wishing for a Rainbow for you too,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

8/2/2005 14:16

Hello our dear sister Marci,
Terrific to hear from you, thanks for posting, we've all been wondering how you're doing, coping. Three losses so close together and your Dad on Sean Michael's Birthday of all days. I believe that you have a lot of inner strength through the graces of God and He is helping you to get through this present nightmare. You cry and keep crying as much as you want or need to, you're right, it's letting the pain out and Lord knows you must have quite a bit right now, God love you. Keep that HOPE and FAITH alive, even in your pain, lean on God's bountiful love, all this will sustain you during this oh so rocky time.
You have to go back to Pa.? Well then know that our love, hearts and prayers follow you there and back. LOVE to hear more of what you have to share too when you have the time. I'm SO glad you checked in, I know it was painful to do, but we worry,
Lots of love, prayers & tender

8/2/2005 19:16

Hi our dear sister Jennifer. Yes we know about that pain and tears, let them out my dear sister, you have a right to do so, you have been through so much pain and of course you have to cry, tears will clean your body and also will ease that horrible heart ache, there are always issues in our personal lives, people grieve different, but when you feel that hurt, just cry my dear sister. Our prayers will be with you both. Love Selva

8/2/2005 19:22

Hi my dear hermana. Yes we have been wondering how you guys are doing. I Know my dear sister about that pain and anger, in 2 and a half yeras I lost my mother, my ex husband and my dear and only child. You have every right to be angry and don't feel guilty about it, God Knows, He understands, just let your feelings out, there are no words mi hermana, just our love and prayers, and be sure it is always with you and family. Hang in there mi hermana, and I promise that one of these days we will all be together with our kids and now it will be a greater family, heck, we can have a big BBQ for all the parents and the kids together, and yes we will all be together with our Angel kids and we will have a ball, and God will be smiling. Love you and be sure that our prayers are always with you. Selva

8/5/2005 01:02

Hello my dear sister friends, ~ You all have such beautiful and caring hearts. Your expressions of love and compassion for me and family during this time means more than words can say. If it wasn't for the prayers that are being prayed, I don't know how we could have managed to get everything done in time. So God has been listening to all of your prayers! Sadness, yes, but because of your heartfelt prayers, we also have the strength, undying faith, and peace of mind which only God can give.

For according to our faith in His holy word; To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. And, as sure as we were born, each of us will someday have to take that walk through the valley in the shadow of death. I believe in my heart and soul that God sent David home to be with his beloved mom during her final hours. As many of us know, it doesn't always happen that way. When death comes calling, ... it is so very difficult when we don't get a chance to say good-bye. As our sister reminds us: God has His reasons which we cannot understand while down here on earth. But we will know and understand it better once God reveals His entire master plan. :) And oh, what a joyful day that will be angel moms!

8/5/2005 01:04

I truly believe that all of our loved ones who left us suddenly and without warning ... [no matter what age] was summoned back to heaven by our Lord and Savior to help prepare a place for those of us left behind. You see angel moms, I believe this thing we refer to as death is actually the beginning of eternal life. God knows we can't understand His awesome love for us! That is why He sends the comforter to pamper us throughout our years of sadness when we go through losing a loved one; especially a child or parent.
Once we cross over, we will be able to smile and shout joyfully, "Now I understand!" :) And I further believe that when we cross over we won't be sitting around on clouds doing nothing; We will continue to do our assigned work in the kingdom, as we help prepare a place for all our loved ones who will someday follow us. Though we don't understand it down here, ... Our God has an awesome Master Plan!

I believe Diane was there waiting with open arms to welcome her beloved grandmother to her eternal home. Oh, the joy that awaits us once our work here on earth is finished. All we need to do is to hold on to God's unchanging hand and keep the faith that He will carry us through!!! :) OK, ... enough rambling. :)

I/We have been running around all day taking care of last minute details, but finally finished and now, I am going to try to get ready spiritually to make it through tomorrow's home going service. I feel drained, but will take my meds, pray, and thank God for helping me to be strong, and try to get some much needed rest to prepare for tomorrow. Please keep us in your prayers! Tomorrow will be a longgggg day. Some family members have already arrived and some are on their way. So please say a prayer for their safe arrival. I will be sure to check in just as soon as possible after God brings family and I through our most recent loss. Praying for all, ... May God bless and keep you & family in His loving care!

Love & Angel Hugs,


Selva, you are right; Cheryl does look like her grandma Bessie on the younger photo from the obituary. :) When she was a child, some of our friends and family members used to refer to her as little Ms. Bessie. :) Both she and Steven have a lot of her features; and so does my hubby. I also agree that my beloved Diane has most of my features, ... Both mine and MaDear's. :) Lord, I miss them so!!! Still, ... I find joy! :)

Today's inspirational bible reading ... BLB Jhn 14: Let not your heart be troubled.

8/8/2005 08:00

I lost my daughter Danyelle Jan,17,1997. We were unable to get her our of the house before the fire took over.I know she's with god and all along I have been at peace with her going home. I am not at peace right now with my Aunt leaving me. Please pray for not my Aunt Patty(cause she is ready to not be in anymore pain),but for me to let her go. She has been my rock through everything I've had to go through. If it wasn't for Aunt Patty being there I wouldn't of had anyone here on earth.Today 8/8/05 is her birthday and today my Cuz and myself will grant her wishes and take her off life support. Thank-you for your prays.

8/8/2005 14:01

Hello redmoon, it's very hard to let go of those we love, even when our mind's are telling us it's the right thing to do for them - our heart's speak much louder. I believe you're giving your Aunt Patty the best birthday present she could possible have and yes, of course we'll pray for you to accept it and for God's peace and strength in the days ahead for you,
Very sorry to also read that you too have lost a precious child.

Love & Angel Hugs,

8/8/2005 19:40

Hi Redmoon. So sorry about your daughter loss and yes so sorry about your aund Patty, teking the so much hard decission of taking her of her life support is one of the hardest decission any one can make, I had to do that with my father, and I know how hard it is, but always remember this, your Aunt Patty will finally rest, she will get rid of the body we all have, that is so much painful, and she will be free and in Heaven if that is God's will, and she will continue to be there for you, this time from Heaven, she will always look after you and your cousin, and this time with a different understanding and love. Selva

8/9/2005 11:04

Our dear sister Marci,
You've been going through so much lately, God love you. Today is your Sean Michael's Anniversary, love and prayers are with you. It probably still doesn't seem real yet in so many ways. Then you have his actual burial date coming up soon as well - hang onto HOPE our dear sister, and know that Sean Michael is being thought of today with my Candle lit for him, you're surrounded by love here at the Circle,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

8/9/2005 16:24

I send my heart and prayers for all of you that have lost a child. I have three children and can only imagen the pain that you have been through. I almost lost my oldest daughter when she was born due to her being two mo. premature. She had a 35% chance of survival. When I read your stories and prayers It reminds me how lucky I am and not to take advantage of the time I have with them. My heart goes out to you and you are in my prayers

8/9/2005 20:18

Hi mi hermana Marci. We will always be here for you, prayers can do miracles, and our prayers will be there for you always, Sean Michael will be together with all our Angel kids he is just fine, they are all just fine my dear sister, and sometime when God decides we will have the must tremendous party in Heaven, with all our Angel kids and we will be happy for ever after, in the meantime, just keep praying, you still have a mission here on Earth, you still have to be a Mom for the rest of your kids, and yes I (He) promised, we will be all together in the most beautiful place in Heaven. Love you and my prayers are with you and family. Love Selva

8/9/2005 20:22

Hi Aseachforthelord. Thanks for visiting our Circle of Love. Thanks for for your prayers, yes we all need it, and Thank God for your children, love them always no matter what, and we all thank you for your prayers. Love Selva

8/10/2005 21:34

Hello all ,y sisters in christ, It's been awhile since I've posted or even spoken to any of you for awhile. I've been so busy working, taking my daughter to cheerleading pratice, and both of my boys have football practice 3 times a week. Monday I woke up sick with a fever and when I got to work I had one of the nurses look in my ear because it had been hurting and sure enough I have an ear infection. It has been 15 years since I've had an ear infection. I'm now taking Amoxicillin and I am starting to feel some what better. I have still been naping alot here and there,seems like thats the only way I can keep my energy. Then this morning when I got to work I had a message to call my mother and I had to get off work and take her to the hospital to the ER.We were there from 8am to 3pm Mom seems to be having alot of medical problems lately. She will be 51 next week and seems like ever since she turned 50 she has so many aches and pains and me and my sister do alot more running for her than we used to.I guess all this is normal. Sandy, Velma, Selva, you all know about this. I'm not sure how old all of you are but I know most of your children are my age or alittle younger or a little older.God love my mothers soul, she needs us more now than she ever did and now instead of her taking care of us it's our turn to take care of her and daddy when they need us.
I just wanted to check in with all of you and let you know all is well I've just been a little busy and have'nt had time to post.
Love to you all and lots of Butterfly hugs, Jennifer

8/12/2005 12:42

Hi dear Jen,
Just checked and saw that you posted. oohh, hope you're feeling better, I can't remember the last time I had an earache either, but the amoxicillin will knock it out of you. Sound's as though your family is keeping you busy, gosh, before you know it, it'll be back to school! All the flyers in our Newspaper are filled with back to school 'sales', :-). Hope your Mom is doing alright now, yes, eventually the tide turns and we have to be there for our parents - well, both mine are deceased but I had to look after my Dad before he passed on, so I know what you mean. You think your Mom is old at 51, lol! Don't ever tell her that, ha, ha. I'm still doing my own 'running' and I'm just a couple of year's older than your Mom, :-). So don't you be calling us old, Jen, ha, ha.
Yes, beside's Shane, we have another son Chris, who is 33. He lives and works in another City, but we still see him quite often. He's engaged to be married to a lovely girl, but no date set yet.
Terrific to hear from you dear Jen, we're all busy, it's understandable that we can't post all the time, but yes, we still want to hear from you when you can,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

8/12/2005 22:07

Hello Shaner and all the other bravehearts in this circle. We are in Ocala, Florida and we are doing well by God's grace. We have a very suitable home. I only looked at one to rent and this is it. 5 bdr, 3 ba, plenty of room, near our church, schools, grocery, doctors, hospital, shopping, gas station, park etc etc. I mean I am within 4 blocks of all of these things. I had hoped my life would be simpler here. My extended family in the area have gotten together with us about 6 times in the last month. Since I wrote last, I have become a mother in law to a lovely young woman. I go to chapel almost every day to pray, the baby is thriving and beautiful, the boys are doing better here. My husband needs to find gainful employment, so please pray for this and our 16 yr old son. I have read most of the posts in the last month and my heart continues to pray for all of us. I still have some very bad times. Because I have cried so much in the last 13 months, I have chronic sinunitis and an ear infection and I have been really low on energy and emotional reserves. I wish, I wish I could not cry or even tear up for awhile until my face and sinuses heal. That may sound strange, but I get sick now, every time I cry and my face actually hurts. My daughter had the same kind of trouble when she cried too much.
My darling Diana is very present with me in her baby. I am enjoying baby Julia Belle so much.
My prayer for you all, is that you will feel the presence of God very close to you. Love and peace, Kim
PS Shaner, I went to your memorial and left a message. Special blessings to you.

8/13/2005 19:50

Hi Sandy,
I am feeling much beeter now that I haver started on my meds. Having this ear infection has made me think back to when my youngest son Zackary was a little younger and he kept ear infections, bless his little heart , this is kinda a reminder and lets me know how bad he was feeling. It was always so hard to leave him at night and go to work even though I knew his daddy was with him and would take good care of him.
I would never tell my mom she is old and you are right about that. She would have a very big cow if she even thought I was calling her old. Really and truely she is'nt old because she is just in her prime. No children at home now and her and my dad can enjoy each other now. She really enjoys us coming home but is usally ready for us to go when we leave because my three kids alone are a hand full. They are respectful and polite but they are still loud and a little rowdy. My two boys together are something else. Besides that my mom thinks children should be seen and just barely heard. I'm different, I want my children to remember being able to be kids aand running and cutting up. Mom would never have any of that. I don't let my kids run wild but I think you understand where I'm coming from.
Your son Chris is just two years older than me. I will be 31 on Monday the 15th.Is'nt it wounderful to be gaining a daughter. I love my MIL very much. I tell her often how blessed I am two have her in my life. She gave me her son and he is alot like his mother. They are both very loving, kind,and big hearted people. I guess thats why I love them both so much. Brian and I connected the very first time we met. He is truely my soul mate. He understands or at least tries to understand every thing about me. I hope you and your sonn to be DIL have a wounder friendship like I have with my MIL.
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers,

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