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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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8/14/2005 09:21

Hi dear Kim, terrific to hear from you, I was wondering when you were going to post, so it was a pleasant surprise to come here and see one form you!
Happy you made it to Florida safely and already have settled in - everything within a 4 block radius, that's really handy for all and will make life easier.
Well, you've had your fair share of company, I'm sure they're very happy to have you there with them, the novelty will probably taper off a bit now that you're there. Unless you don't want it to!
Congratulations on your son'a wedding and your new daughter-in-law! Isn't that nice, your family has grown. Yes, of course we'll pray for your husband and son. It's only been a very short time since you lost Diana dear one, grieving take's a lot out of you emotionally and physically. So be easy on yourself. I know exactly what you mean about your sinuses - although it didn't develop into a sickness for me, but when I cry I can expect a sinus headache to follow, ugh. What can you do though, the tears are there and they're going to come out - it's not healthy to try and stop them and it's not healthy for you to cry, but there's not much you can do - I do pray they heal for you though. That's wonderful you can feel your Diana around her beautiful baby, she's trying to help you all she can, :-). I'll have to go look at Shane's Memorial, thank you dear Kim, that was sweet of you to post there, :-). God's love and peace be with you too, post anytime,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

8/14/2005 23:05

In Loving Memory
Of Our Guardian Angels

This poem is dedicated to all Angel Moms/Dads who have Special Days in the month of August. I pray that God will comfort each of us throughout our special days.

An Angel Mom's Prayer

Dear God…
We know you have our children there
Please keep them in your loving care
Please let them know
Not a day goes by…
That in our hearts
Our souls still cry

Oh God in heaven we miss them so
We wish they did not have to go
Yet home to heaven
All must return…
For that we thank you
Oh Holy One!

By Verna R. Clay
All Rights Reserved

8/15/2005 03:58

Dear Selva, ~ Please know that you are in my thoughts day ... Which places you in my heartfelt prayers. On this your Solange's heavenly date, God gave me the words to this special poem, to share with you today as you remember your Solange's beautiful smile, and fun loving spirit! I know she and all the other angel kids are celebrating her heavenly date in God's beautiful kingdom. I lit my special day candle very early, [shortly after midnight], to pay tribute to your beloved Solange. :) Just remember, we are here for you and storming heaven with prayers for you throughout this very special day!

Much love, AngelHugs, & heartfelt prayers,

Special Days Are Always Hard

I know all too well
That there is nothing anyone can say
To take away the quiet sadness
You are sure to feel today ...

Still I rejoice in knowing
That prayers are being prayed
Not only here but also in heaven
To help you along your way

I rejoice also in knowing
God will never leave you alone
Nor does he leave our precious children
When he gently calls them home

Therefore I take comfort in the knowledge
That God will ease your pain ...
And carry you through each special day
Until you see your child again

I rejoice in the blessed assurance
That God's word is faithful and true
If you cast your "special day" sadness on the Lord
He will lovingly take care of you!

By Verna R. Clay
All Rights Reserved

Sharing a favorite spiritual: :)

God Will Take Care Of You

Be not dismayed whatever betide
(God will take care of you)
Beneath His wings of love abide
(God will take care of you)

God will take care of you,
Through every day
Along the way
God will take care of you;

God will take care ... of you!

8/15/2005 08:09

Hello our dear sister,
thinking of you with love, prayers and a lit Candle today, Solange's 3rd year Anniversary. I know this is another difficult day to endure, get through, but you have all of us at this Circle of Love to surround you and love and support you today, and everyday.
Love you my dear sister, lean on us,

8/15/2005 08:12

Hi our dear sister Marci,
Remembering you with love and prayers today on the Anniversary of your beloved Sean Michael's burial, you know it goes without saying too that you're surrounded with the love of the Circle today and always too, lean on us, God's peace to you,
Lots of love & tender Hugs,

8/15/2005 18:01

My dear dear Angel sisters. I can not thank you enough for all your prayers and love, I Thank God everyday for bringing me to this Circle of Love, I don't know how I got here but I know that God wanted me to meet all your angel sisters.I am still alive because of you all. My dear sister Marci, my prayers are with you also. I had a quiet little time in this little old church that we cubans built pennys thorugh pennys for our dear beloved Virgin Mary in Cuba called the Virgen de la Caridad, she showed up in Cuba in the 1800's well its a very long story, but we managed to still worship her in this nice little chapel by the ocean, I went there and then I sant by the water and prayed again. I guess I will survive once more and I will try to keep on helping others. Thanks you and my love and prayers to you all my dear sisters. Selva

8/15/2005 23:15

Hello all my dear Angel moms, First I want to say," Selva you have been in my heart and prayers today." I've sent you two cards to you e-mail address at work due to I've forgotten to put your home e-mail into my address book. SOOOO SORRY.
I've some sad news to share with you and have come asking for your prayers. A very good friend of mine isitting in a hospital right now with her 16 year old son who jas only had his licences a few weeks and he is undergoing surgrey. I'm not sure of all the details yet but I do know the front wind shild went through his chest and that is why he is in surgrey. Angel (my fiends name) just lost her father at Thanksgiving and is haveing many many vally days and I can just imagin she is not holding up very well. PLEASE lets pray for this young man and his mother. She has not raisied her two children in church and I'm afraid that if something were to happen to this young man he would leave this world without knowing Jesus Christ as his savior. I have tried speaking with her about this and she dos'nt want to hear me. LETS ALL STORM HEAVEN WITH PRAYERS FOR THIS FAMILY.
Your sister in christ,
Much love and hugs to you all,

8/16/2005 07:06

Hello dear Jen,
Aw, that's too bad about your friend's son and his Mom too, she must be beside herself with worry and stress, God love her. I pray the surgery went well and the young man will fully recover with no lasting effects. Of course I'll remember him and his Mom in my prayers,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

8/16/2005 13:38

My Dearest Angel Sisters,
It is a testament of God’s loving grace upon us all that we are able to come together after enduring the most painful and horrific loss of our children. Angel sisters, you are women of true character and grace. We see God’s strength and power in your lives. We see you survive and it helps us survive.

My sisters, I am forever grateful to you all. Thank you for sharing.

With much love,

Mi Hermana,
My heart and tears were with you yesterday and always.

8/16/2005 16:58

Hello All, :) ~ Thank you for the prayers, the emails, beautiful B-day cards for my Diane, and words of compassion to me & family on this very special day; Diane's birthday. Today marks her 9th birthday celebration in heaven. My, how the time flies. :) Never in my wildest dreams did I believe I'd make it this far on my grief journey. :)

I found a very touching song at a site online earlier this morning that warmed my heart and pampered my spirits. No matter how many times he does it, I am always amazed at how God finds such unique ways to send his messengers to comfort each of us on our special day events. God has so many, many ways of assuring us that he cares. I'll keep this short, since I plan to go check Diane's roadside cross before my grand nieces, Antone' and little Ashley arrive from school today. Antone rides the school bus to our house and then, we go pick up Ashley from my sister's to help with homework. Her mom, Felecia, is doing OK, but still goes to dialysis twice a week; usually on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Hubby, God love him, has not finished doing yards, so it all depends on how soon he gets finished. We may very well end up having to check Diane's roadside cross on tomorrow, which is OK.

Had Diane lived, we would be celebrating her 45th birthday today, August 16, 2005! I am sure she and all the other guardian angels and our ancestors are having a wonderful celebration in God's kingdom. This time, she has both of her grandmothers; MaDear, [my mom], and her grandma Bessie, [David's mom] there to experience and share in the joyous celebration. Which reminds me, ... If you haven't visited Diane's memorial site [thespearofstrength] lately, there are two new pages there our beloved sister did as a show of compassion for hubby and I, and also a love tribute to my dear mother-in-law, known to most as "Ms. Bessie," whom we lost recently. To those of you for whom I have email addresses, expect to receive a much longer version of this rambler in an email later today. :) I'll include the link to the page I mentioned above, so that you can just click & view as well as enjoy hearing the musical rendition of the song. I couldn't help but smile through blurred vision when I read the title to this lovely song and also, the tender and caring words definitely have made this day of "chosen" fond memories a lot easier to endure, in that they remind me of the many, many spiritual blessings which are given to me, and to all on a daily basis. Thankfully, ... [praise God], ... Those of us who have lost a child and in some cases children, do reach a point in our "unique" grief process, [In God's appointed time], where the quiet sadness very slowly settles in. Our chief angel mom, Sandy, states it so eloquently in her post at the bottom of page 1 of our prayer/support circle of love. :) I think you'll find that the words of the song, describes vividly God's amazing grace as it applies to all of his children everyday. For, as we all know, his love for us is dependable as well as totally unconditional. He truly loves us just that much ... And more! :)

You can also view this lovely page by copying the following URL address and pasting it in your browser & clicking on Go.

Love & Tender Heavenly Hugs,
Diane's Mom
8/16/60 ~ 8/31/96
Forever In Our Hearts!

Click here: He Didn't Throw The Clay Away :)

8/17/2005 19:36

Hi my dear Miss V, I do admire you every day, you are such a beautiful Angel in this Earth, I know that Diane is just so proud of her parents! Let me tell you this, I have never passed the road where Solange had the accident, so I feel for you, I just don't have the courage, and you my dear sister, go visit there, that shows me a heck of a lot of courage and faith, may God Bless you my dear sister, you are special, and I thank God that I was able to be in touch with you and Sandy, I am alive because of you two, and Diana my friend, I love you, and I really mean that. Love Selva

8/17/2005 19:40

Hi Jenifer. Thanks so much for your prayers I know you understand my (our) pain, I am so glad you found this Circle of Love my dear sister, we will always be here for one another,thanks again for your beautiful e mails, and you can always can on us my dear sister, you are part of this Circle of Love, and I thank God for that. Love Selva

8/17/2005 19:43

Hi Kim. Great to hear from you, so you are in Fla, WELCOME, I live in Miami, and like I said before, don't worry about hurricanes, Ocala is not in the shore, so don't worry about it, so glad that you found the right place and of course we will keep on praying for your husband will find the great job, enjoy the weather, yes I know we are having a hot summer but I am sure you have air cond. Love Selva

8/19/2005 17:52

Hi all my dear Angel moms. I was reading a book my sister bought me for my b-day and I wanted to share a poem with all of you. Each of us can relate to this. Hope you enjoy.

A Mothers Resume
I can hear a child's footsteps and determin
a 102-degree temperature,
While sound asleep and several rooms away.
I can officially score a Little League game
And fit in a carpool pick-up during the Seventh Inning Stretch.

I can juggle a nursing baby in one arm,While cooking a five-course meal with the other.
I can match the correct laundry with the exact family member,
Not losing even one sock or shrinking one shirt.

I can read a Dr.Seuss book with one hand,
While winning at jacks with the other.
I can organize 150 women with limited time
and culinary talent
Into the largest bake sale our school has ever seen.

I can pretend interest in a discussion of taxes,
withmy husband,
While planning a PTA fund-raiser in my head.
I can counsel a pre-teenage girl in the throes of
her first love
Without sounding like my mother.

I can fix a garbage disposal with a broom handle
While saving our cat from sibling tug-of-war.
I can still fit into the dress I bought for my first job(ha ha ha)
And truly be thankful that the retro look is deemed

I can be the perfect smiling hostess and corporate wife
While long-winded clients dissect marketing plans
and spreadsheets.
I can wallpaper the master bedroom
And watch my son play high-school football
without screaming or fainting.

Perhaps these talents do not overly impress
Or fit succinctly on a resume,
But surely they must count as classes passed,
And will help me get a "real-life" job someday.
- Susan Norton

8/19/2005 18:04

What Is a Child?

A child is a touch
that bonds you for life
a smile
that makes your heart soar

A child is pride
and hope

A child is someone
whose happiness
becomes yours
and whose pain
is harder to take
than your own

A child is
that lights up your life
that break your heart

A child is love that goes so deep
it becomes part of your soul
-Barbara Cage

8/22/2005 04:41

Hello all,
It`s been awhile since I posted I have been sick and in the hospital and will be going to see the onocolist sp. tomorrow about an colonocopy test so I need prayer.Pray for me to be able to go see my two Grandson`s in two weeks then in December one will turn 18 and we will be going to get him. Praise the Lord I will be well. My Husband and I also need prayer as August 31 will be his last day on the job, the company sold out.I can`t keep food down and as you know am diebetic. I seem to be ok as long as I have an IV in me. You are all still in my prayers too. God be with us all.

8/22/2005 13:16

Hi our dear Jen,
I absolutely LOVE that Poem, thanks so much for sharing it here for us all!

A child is love that goes so deep
it becomes part of your soul

That line is especially touching for me,
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,

8/22/2005 13:20

Hi dear Phylis,
Sorry to hear that you're not feeling well, our prayers are with you that the Divine Physician will heal you.
YES, and prayers too so that you can see your grandsons, you must be so happy about that!
Much love, prayers & Hugs,

8/23/2005 03:00

Oh yes Sandy I am very happy that I will be seeing my Grandson`s in two weeks. The Doctor is going to wait until I get back from seeing my boys, I also got a good bill of health from the Doctor who amputed my grand toe. Praise the Lord, He is taking care of me. You all take care of yourselves and my prayers are with you.

8/24/2005 20:43

Hi my dear sister Jen, yes our child will be forever and ever. Thanks for sharing that we all understand so much. Yes my dear sister , our child will live forever. Love Selva

8/24/2005 20:47

Hi our dear sister Phillis, our prayers will be with you and I am sure that you will get to see your boys and everithing will be just fine, Love Selva

8/24/2005 23:18

Hello dear angel moms, ~ I am just now finding the time to check in. What a busy week we've had here with school starting. Getting back into the swing of things does take it's toll on the grandma crowd of which I've been an active member since retiring in 1999. Whew! I really feel for young working moms who have to do it all! As a stand in grandma, I'm worn out just from meeting the school bus, preparing after school snacks, and making sure that homework gets done! Extra blessings on working parents who have to get youngsters ready for daycare or school before going off to work. I know I managed to do the same for my kids with God's help and grandparents help but back then I was so busy and energetic, I didn't think about what an awesome responsibility it was to do all of this year after year while hold down a full time job and housework and cooking too! So, hats off to all working moms!

I have not taken the time to read back posts, but will try to later on after I've rested a bit. My bronchitis has been flaring up for the past couple of weeks, so I am required to rest a bit more until I can get in to see my doctor and get a shot to hopefully knock it out. I am taking Claritin 24 hour over the counter allergy pills which knock me out, but so far it is not working. Selva, I took your advice about laying off Zoloft. I plan to talk to my doctor about the side effects and to see if she can prescribe something a little milder.

Hang in there angel moms; remember that we are all being prayed for 24/7 by a group of earth angels of which each of you are a very important part! Remember also that God hears our every prayer and knows our every need. God said it, I believe it, that settles it! :) God loves you, ... and so do I !!! :)

Love & Prayers,


8/25/2005 12:07

Hello dear Angel Moms, as with Verna it has been awhile since I have posted. It has been so busy around my house lately, with school starting and all the sports it really a mad house.Verna you were right about us moms who are still doing all the running, cooking, and cleaning. It seems like once I'm up at 5:30am I never get to see my house again until about 9pm.Today school started back for my children and boy the shopping has been very tiring.I'm still not done. My daughter who will be 13 in December thinks that we should live at the mall. She saved up some money and I took her to the mall last night and it took us 31/2 hours for her to spend 60 dollars. She sure is pickie when it comes to spending her money but when it's my money she sure can go through it. I know, thats how it always goes!!!! Oh well, still gotta love them.

I was if any of you have ever heard of Fibromyalgia. It ia a medical condition that they can do noughting for. It causes pain 90% of the time. I don't tell people often but my doctor told me that I had this about 2 years ago. I have had some really bad days lately. My feet and hands swelling, unbareable pain all over. I don't take pain meds like alot of people dp but these past two weeks have been the worst for me. I know this is'nt a prayer cirle for sickness but I need prayers for this. It's something that will always be there with no cure. I have good days, bad days, and then I have really, really, really, bad days. Latly my days have been really, really, really, bad and it has been awhile since this has happened. I've even missed some work and praise the Lord for mothere-in-laws as good as mine because she has came and gotten the two youngest so I could rest. I'm going to make me a doctors app. with a new doctor and see what he can do for me.
Thanks for all your prayers in advance,
Love and Butterfly Hugs,

8/25/2005 19:34

Hi dear Miss V, I know you love being a Grandma, :-) take care of yourself and OH - get back on your Zoloft - Selva didn't tell you to STOP taking it, she said to watch for the side affects that she had, severe diarrhea - so start taking it if you needto and then bring it up with your Dr. when you see him/her.
It's back to school there already?? The kids here don't go back until after Labor Day, Sept. 6th, although their parents might want it to be earlier right about now, :-)
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

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