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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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Shaner
11/19/2005 08:05

Hi dear Phyllis, good to hear from you again, :-). Oh yes, some days are like that, we just want to pull the covers over our head and shut out the world. It's a rough path sweetie, let those tears out as often as you can, they're a healing balm for the spirit. You're in our prayers daily and our love,
Much love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


kalycec53
11/19/2005 13:22

Hello all Angel Moms,
I am a newcomer to this site and also to this misery of a mom who has lost a child. I lost my oldest son Joshua June 15, 2005. He would have been 23 on June 23rd. He was shot four times. I feel consumed by rage and feelings of grief alternately. I have read your board and I know everything I am feeling, you all have felt as well. I often feel as though I am losing my mind, but I must continue on as I have two other children and also my Joshua left me with his twin- his daughter who is 4. I am praying for all of you that peace can be found within........someday. I have a prayer circle for Joshua Delaney and also a memorial. My daughter posted and she is 18 and I am at a loss as to how to comfort her. We both went to counseling at first and it really did not help either of us. My son (19) keeps everything in and I worry for him as well. With the approaching holidays I feel this utter sense of dread. I pray for all grieving parents at this time of year. I know the pain it now brings.


prayerbunny
11/19/2005 21:39

Good-evening to all. I am feeling very confused tonight. Ever since my Rhonda passed I feel I see her walking up and down my hallway but yet I remember seeing somewhere in the New Testament that it says the dead know nothing HELP. She was a joker or as she put it she liked to make " funnies", anyway at least once a day now I lite the filter of my cigerette and I never did that before and my sink keeps making a backing up noise. and I kind of laugh and say " ok Rhonda".I don`t know what to think and yes I know I should not be smoking I was trying to quit when she died but here I am now.I am in the valley & have been the last few days.I have a picture of Rhondaand her two boys on my wall oh how it hurts to see it there but I can`t take it down. Oh Why God why her. I feel so guilty saying how I feel but why couldn`t it have been my other daughter? I found her in bed with my now ex husband. She also has his son and she told me she doesn`t feel she did anything wrong. She was 16 years old and knew what she was doing. Shis 45 and still doesn`t think she did anything wrong. This is a hard subject for me.Please pray for me I have some pretty bitter feelings toward her.My Husband hasn`t met her and he says he doesn`t know how he would react towards her if he does meet her. We have been married for 12 years, & I don`t really think he will ever meet her.I dream about my Rhonda almost every night. But I still can`t really cry.Oh God please help me I need all your prayers I guess I`m the one being selfish.I need God to touch me right now, not tomorrow but today. My Husband is gone to Tacoma for a taxi run it is a two hour drive, so I am all alone till he gets home. Infact Tacoma is where we are going for Thanksgiving dinner, at Rhonda`s and my favorite restaurant.I can`t write any more right now. Love to you all.
Phyllis


LOVE2U
11/20/2005 14:31

Dear [Dovesfromheaven] Yvonne, ~ I join Sandy and the other angel moms who have been on this painful journey a while longer in remembering your Joe's anniversary today. God bless our Chief Angel mom Sandy for sending out a reminder to all. You know it goes without saying that our love and prayers are with you always; but especially today. If you recall, the 20th of November is also the day that my beloved MaDear had her first massive stroke in my home back in 1999. She passed away May 22, 2000. As difficult as it was when we lost her, our lives were not torn and shattered as when we lost our beloved Diane so suddenly and without warning. I pray that time has helped to heal your torn and shattered heart, and that you are able to recall mostly the fond memories that you shared with your beloved Joe through the years. As you know all too well, even the fond memories sometime bring on the rain. Just know in your heart that our love, thoughts, compassion and prayers are with you throughout this very special day and that we are here for you always. You don't have to post often to be loved and remembered here. We know that a lot of our angel moms just come and read when time permits, but all continue to pray for all who have lost a beloved child. As I said to Sandy when I responded to her reminder email: Once an angel mom, always an angel mom. :) We mean it when we say you are in our thoughts and heartfelt prayers always. Give the precious Grandcuties a big hug from all of us here, {I think I remember one of them; Zoe, was born on the same day as my Diane's birthday) Aug. 16th. As you go through this very special day, please know that our prayers are with you and that you are not alone.
Much love, hugs, and doves from heaven! :)

Verna
PS: My special day candle is lit in loving memory of your beloved son, Joe.


LOVE2U
11/20/2005 18:34

[1]
Dear Angel Mom [Kalycec53], ~ A warm welcome to our circle of love/support/and understanding. I am known as the rambler around here since I have been on my grief journey for a long time. :) I pray that some parts of what I say in this long rambler will somehow be of help to you and your family.

I am so very sorry to read about the loss of your beloved son, Joshua. To lose a child in any manner is the worst pain a mother will ever know. But to lose a child in such a tragic and senseless manner ... adds to the grief, pain and shock of it all. I've known such indescribable pain. But your loss seems so much more difficult in a manner of speaking. Even though I don't know any of the details, I am assuming that this was not a random or accidental shooting. To have someone take your child's life intentionally [If this was the case] has to be the ultimate grief. Lord knows I will storm heaven with prayer for you and your beloved children, God love you.

I visited one of your prayer/memorial sites, but got only as far as reading your daughters post to her beloved brother and could go no further before coming here to submit a post. I will however submit a post there also a little later, once I've finished this heartfelt rambler. I will be sure to post there so that your daughter and son will know that they are not alone in what they are feeling. No doubt, ... It's the worse grief they have ever known, too. Grief of this magnitude places a strain on all other relationships that existed prior to losing your beloved son, Joshua. I am sure it will take submitting this in parts since the long posts do not always go through. So I will try to remember to number them before posting.
[2]
I lost my beloved daughter, Diane, in what was described as a chain reaction type crash which was caused by drunken driving. My daughter, Diane had just turned 36 on Aug. 16th and was killed on Aug. 31, 1996. She was a front seat passenger in a car driven by a drunk driver who apparently turned into oncoming traffic. The tiny car in which she was riding was hit first by another car, then by two pickup trucks traveling at a high rate of speed. Three of the drivers tested positive for DUI.

At some point, Diane was ejected from the car, only to be found later after flood lights had been erected and eventually the emergency crew was told that my daughter had been in the car. The driver was out cold, and a little boy who was a back-seat passenger remembered that my daughter had been in the car. I was told my child was killed instantly, but it took years for my mind to accept what I was told. I lived with nightmares mostly while awake; wondering did my child suffer. Wondering also, how long it took before they found her remains. The crash happened on a very dark and dangerous highway.

The first driver who hit them left the scene. One driver tried to move the disabled car off the highway to avoid it getting hit again but couldn't do it alone. The last truck that hit them knocked to car into a ditch and landed on top of the car in which my daughter had been riding. The first year, I was literally in a fog. I wore the mask of being OK; but as I am sure you know all too well; the loss of a precious child is unlike any other loss you might have known. I kept giving myself time limits. Or, at least I tried. At some point, I realized that this wasn't the kind of loss that was gonna go away entirely. But, I kept right on trying to get pass it. I thought I was expected to get pass it because that is the advice I was given by a professional counselor who, by the way, had not lost a child. So, I can relate to you saying that counseling didn't help. I believe some counselors need to go back to school and learn about the unique grief that some doctors are just now looking into. I posted about the study that's being done a few pages back. It is well worth the read.


LOVE2U
11/20/2005 18:42

[3]
Nothing has helped me more than my renewed faith in God, the prayers that were prayed for me when I was too angry to pray, and the spiritual awakening I began to experience when God knew I was strong enough to begin the road back. Realizing that your loss is so recent, there is little anyone can say to ease your pain. Sometimes it takes going on minute by minute. That is the worst stage. Eventually, you will be able to go for a whole five or ten minutes without feeling like you wanna die. Eventually the time span stretches to a half hour; then an hour, and in time, several hours, and so on, until you can go almost a whole day without experiencing unbearable grief and pain.

Eventually, and this may be months or even several years down the road; you will gradually begin to fulfill the ultimate purpose God has for you in this life; the most important and immediate being helping to care for your precious little granddaughter, ... and with lots of luck and prayers, and support, so will your surviving children discover God's plan for their lives ... I believe this with all my heart. [but, again, all of this happens in God's time, not ours]. We do good just making it through the minutes in the beginning.

At a recent MADD meeting a couple of weeks ago, an angel dad said something that caught my attention. Their daughter was killed by a drunk driver, and they are raising their grandson who was 9 I believe at the time of his mother's death. Their beautiful daughter was around your son's age. He said, "In May, I was still angry. But, by September, I had made up in my mind that if I could somehow find a way to make a difference, I would be able to go on." I told him after the meeting adjoined that even though I seldom hear all that's being said, [I have a severe hearing impairment], God allowed me to hear him clearly. That is what happened to me once I made it; No ... Once God dragged me, carried me through the beginning stages of not wanting to live, and got me involved with MADD; Mothers Against Drunk Driving. Of course, men grief differently because they feel they have to be strong. Therefore, they do a good job of masking their pain. Not us angel moms! We let it out, because we realize it's better than holding it all inside. :)


LOVE2U
11/20/2005 18:44

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His wife, on the other hand, still cries each time she shares her story; and we here know that it's OK for her to do so! Me, I no longer cry when I'm presenting; I just hyperventilate all over the place. :) It's been 9 years for me, and only seven years for this couple who are members of MADD VIP panel. But again, time doesn't matter; I can see someone while out shopping or looking in a magazine or watching a movie that remind me of my daughter, and the tears will fill my eyes. It's just that the grief settles in and becomes a little earier as time goes by. Holidays are always difficult, so please pamper yourself and see that your children do the same. This means you insist on doing only what you and your children feel you can handle. If that turns out to be "nothing" then just know that it is "A OK!" :)

So, please; as angel mom Selva often advises our newly bereaved moms, please, let it out! Always remember that no two people grieve in the same way. Only you and God know what is best for you, and also your beloved surviving children. All we angel moms can do is share our own experiences, pray for and with you, listen, cry with you and share the joy of peaceful moments as they begin to occur for you. If only we could, we would take the pain and reality of it all and make it go away!

Our chief angel mom Sandy, and a few others who have walked in your shoes a bit longer will tell you that only with prayer, and the passing of time, will the magnitude of the pain, the rage, the anger you are feeling now, will not be so intense and continuous. You will begin, in time, to feel a measure of peace that only God can give. Our heartfelt prayers for your and your precious family will help bring that about. As I've said in the post to Yvonne, above; Once an angel mom, always an angel mom; and we mean it when we say we will storm heaven with prayer for you and your beloved son and surviving children & other family members.

Right now, you and your entire family are still in shock; and that is how it should be. That is how God helps to protect our torn and shattered hearts in the beginning stages. Were it not for that stage of the grief process; I for one, would not be here to share my story. Hopefully, both you and your precious children will hold on to God's unchanging hand, and trust Him to help bring you through this storm of a lifetime.


LOVE2U
11/20/2005 18:45


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Like you and the other angel moms here; in the beginning I wanted nothing more than to die. I tried to die! I got angry with God because He refused to let me die! Talk about angry with God! I just couldn't believe or understand how God could allow my child to die before me and in such a horrific manner. I've often told our newly bereaved moms; It's a wonder God didn't zap me right off the face of the earth! :) Yes, I can smile, even laugh about my anger at God now; because of the prayers that were prayed for me during the times when I couldn't pray for myself. I literally lost my will, my desire to go on living, even though I had another daughter and a precious grandson.

As I am sure you realize, a mother's love for each of her children is unique. That mother/child bond cannot, in my opinion, be broken. We may not always agree with their life styles, etc., but in my opinion, our love for each child is unconditional and forever. I thank God every day for bringing me through that fog of a beginning stage. Just know that what He did for me, and also other angel moms who are on this painful journey, He will in time, do for you and your beloved children; who are hurting too.


LOVE2U
11/20/2005 18:46



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Your beloved son was a handsome young man and oh so very young to have been taken from you and his beloved family. While there at his memorial site, I read your daughter's post to him with tears in my eyes, and said a prayer in the spirit for the healing of her torn and shattered heart. It will just take time and lots of prayers. Your daughter seems to have a gentle spirit, but it is easy to tell that her grief is manifesting itself as quiet anger and that is OK. But, I know you can't help but worry about her and how she is processing the pain. I then prayed in the natural asking God to please give her the will and desire to someday turn this tragedy into triumph as a tribute to her beloved brother. Right now, however, she is grieving; so I pray that the two of you and also your other son, will cling together and know that it's OK to feel whatever pain you are feeling over your loss.

Perhaps, having your pastor or some other person whom you trust, to spend time talking things over with your son will help him to open up and express his grief. My husband kept his grief inside, and eventually was only able to express his grief in private for years. That, I have learned can lead to more physical and mental stress. Hopefully, both will begin to see that their brother, Joshua, lives on in his precious little daughter. I know that would make Joshua and God so very, very proud of. God knows, we are losing too many of our children to senseless acts of crime. I pray that God will hear my prayer and protect your remaining children and your precious little granddaughter 24/7. I will keep you and your entire family in my heartfelt prayers 24/7. There is power in prayer!

Love & Prayers,

Verna


selvam
11/20/2005 19:02

Hi my dear Angel sister Kalyce53. I am sorry we have to meet this way, but at the sametime I am glad you found us, we are all here for one another, and we do understand the pain and the complications that his pain brings, just keep coming back here, there is no judgement, just understanding, no one else will understand this pain , but we all do. Please keep posting here, you will find love, and must of all understanding, and prayers, we all pray for ano another and yes my dear Angel sister, prayers do work. Love Selva


selvam
11/20/2005 19:05

My dear sister Donna, yes we will keep our prayers for you no matter where you will be, but I think this is the best thing that you can do, and of course we will keep our prayers for you whenever you will be, but please do so. You will not be alone, remember God will always will be with you and also our prayers. Love Selva


selvam
11/20/2005 19:11

Hi Kalyce53. So sorry about the lost of Joshua, yes we understand this pain and we also understand that this is a very complicated pain, it just brings so many problems, but just hang in there, and please be sure that our prayers will be with you and the family, it takes time my dear sister but we have to hang on to God, He is the only One that can help us, and He will, hang on to Him, and in the meantime we will all pray for you, you know? I think He owes us some so we will keep on praying and He will answer prayers. Love Selva


LOVE2U
11/20/2005 19:17

Angel Mom Phyllis, and Donna, I feel your pain, also. I will try to get post submitted to you a little later on tonight after I give hubby a few minutes of my time! :) I started on post to both of you yesterday and placed them in my waiting to be sent files. :) He is so patient with me spending time at what I enjoy doing the most; encouraging other angel moms; just like Sandy, Selva and so many others have done for me through the months and years I've been a part of this wonderful circle of love. Thank you all for your continued love, prayer and support! Jennifer, hope all is well with you and the precious little ones. I imagine you have your hands full with school being out for the Thanksgiving holidays. My daughter and grandson went to Houston for the weekend, so I guess I'll see them before school starts again. We have our precious little niece with us tonight, and probably will have both her and grandson Steven this coming week while their parents are at work. You are all in my heartfelt prayers 24/7. Angel mom Sandy, I know you have your work cut out for you today God love you; so let me do the standing in for today, and you can play catch up after you've had a little time to rest up from all the work I know you are involved in.
Much love and prayers to you and family also.

God's peace and blessings,

Verna

He who has fed a stranger may have fed an angel.

- The Talmud


LOVE2U
11/20/2005 19:49

Hi my dear sister, Selva, ~ Do I have a fish story for you! Haha! You will not believe this one; but it actually happened. I will tell you all about it in an email! Haha!

Hope you are getting some much needed rest also. I am so glad to read that the latest bad weather will miss Florida. At least that is what I read online earlier today. I pray that we are done with so much bad weather for a while. Needless to say, we are still feeling the effects in many ways here as I am sure you all are also. I pray that the problems will soon be solved and things will settle down somewhat. You and family are in my prayers. OK, hubby is looking like he wants some attention so I am really taking a break this time. :) I plan to check back later.
Love to you and family.
Verna


Shaner
11/20/2005 20:39

Welcome also to this Circle of Love, understanding and support, kalycec. As our dear sister Selva said, we're so sorry to meet this way, but very happy that you found us!
I'm happy that our dear Miss V wrote you one of her 'rambler's' as we call them, I know you'll find many things in her postings that will ring true for you. Right now you are in shock, yes, I too believe it's God's way of protecting us in the beginning, because the reality is far too much to take in at the beginning. You've just lost your precious Joshua, the grief right now is biting and raw, it's unlike any other pain you'll ever experience. It's so soon, and yet you're coming up on your first Thanksgiving, Christmas and his Birthday without him here to be with you all - that is very tough! They're all painful reminders that he's not here with all of you physically on these special days, but I pray you feel his spirit around you all.
Please post here again, we all understand the pain and how your life has been turned upside down, we all do what we can to support and love pray for each other. God's blessings on you and your family,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


Shaner
11/20/2005 20:47

Hello dear Phyllis, don't be too quick to dismiss that it may be Rhonda, God is very good to us grieving Moms and many of us, myself included, have had after death communication/s from our children, letting us know they were alright and happy.
I know it hurts dear one, just take it one hour, one day at a time right now and continue to hang on tight to our Lord. Let the hurt out, as often as you can, know that our love and prayers are with you always,
Much love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


Shaner
11/20/2005 20:55

Hello our dear Yvonne, fellow AngelMom.
I hope you still read here from time to time and know that today we honour the life of your precious Joe, who now has his dear Dad in Heaven with him. I can only imagine how rough your husband's passing and Joe's has been on you, but I also know how strong your faith is and how it help's you through. I pray too that your sweet grancuties are keeping you busy and filling your heart with love and joy, :-).
I really hope you saw a Dove today, never forget that we love you and think about you, you'll always be a part of this Circle and have a place in my heart.
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


LOVE2U
11/21/2005 23:22

Hi all! ~ This will be short. :) I'm still having problems with Internet access. Apparently it has to do with some kind of power surge that we are experiencing in Shreveport and surrounding areas. Also, in a live chat with AOL it was suggested that I try using the WEBUTIL feature on AOL. It's supposed to solve the problem. Yeah ... Right! Haha! Just wanted to let ya'll know so Ya wouldn't worry if you don't see a post from me in a while. Phyllis, it knocked me off line before I could do a copy paste to you & Donna. If it's still there in my saved files, I will submit; hopefully before I get cut off again.:( Sandy, I called the Rues and told James to tell Cheryl to post to you here, but since she hasn't yet, I will call and let them know that I am back on for the moment and have already informed everyone about my ISP woes. :) Selva, I tried to copy my live chat with AOL to send to everyone as a joke of the day! :) If I can find it, I will share it along with my latest fish story that you won't believe! :) I took Steven today, but it was too cold to stay; so we will try again tomorrow; weather permitting. He loves to fish like Mamaw, but doesn't really know too much about it yet, so we are learning together! Cheryl is off tomorrow so if she is not too busy at the church, the 3 of us may go fishing together. I will post later and tell you all about how my BabygirlCC may have saved our lives this morning! God always sends the messenger and good or bad; :( the messenger is always on time! :) This time, it turned out in our favor! :) To God be the glory!

Love and prayers to all.
Verna

He who has fed a stranger may have fed an angel.

- The Talmud


LOVE2U
11/22/2005 00:39

OK Phyllis; Here goes the copy/paste that I saved. Hope I can get it all in before getting cut off line again. :(
[1]
Dear Phyllis, My heart truly goes out to you. However, I am going to mix a little bit of tough love with pampering tonight. I've been working on this post to you, off and on since yesterday. Apparently you are trying to deal with a lot of unresolved issues that you cannot change or handle alone. My advice to you is: Don't even try! I can't count the times I've had to say out loud; "God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference." Sometimes, it is best to turn some of the real hurtful issues that we are faced with over to God and leave it there. You need this time to grieve your loss most recent loss. And yes, I believe that your Rhonda is trying to let you know that it is well with her soul and she doesn't want you to worry about her. But, I also believe that she is concerned about you and trying very hard to let you know that she is with you always in spirit. :) My Diane use to play all kinds of tricks to get my attention when I was in such deep grief and pain. She would blank the lights in the house and in my car! She also kept me form taking my life on two occasions! She never bothered me about the smoking; I guess, because like God, she knew I wouldn't stop until I made up in my mind to do so. :)

Your Rhonda will continue her bold visits until she feels assured that you are going to be OK. She will not allow you to give up or give in to your grief. :) To God be the glory! :) In my opinion, she and God may even allow you to keep smoking, as long as you monitor your smoking; i.e., [write down the number you smoke an hour/day/week, etc.] and try to cut back until you finally decided to quit. :) You also have my permission, with the same restrictions! :)


LOVE2U
11/22/2005 00:40

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For now, ... The important thing is that you ask God to help you get pass all the other past or present hurts. We all can relate to many, many things/people that hurt us in one way or another in the past as well as not so distant past. No doubt, there will be those among us who will cause us heartaches in the future. But either way, the wisest thing any of us can do is to give it to God, try our best to forgive, and move on. I know from experience it's not easy, but in the long run, it's the wisest thing we can do. You have been through so much recently, Phyllis. :) It is time for you to pamper yourself by giving all your problems to God, or at least trying to. When the unbearable thoughts enter your mind, try to imagine yourself in God's arms. Allow Him to comfort you as only He can. His desires to help us all! :)

You can also try this: When alone, talk to God just as though He is sitting right in front of you. I still do this; on occasions when my mind tries to take me back to old hurts, and painful memories; places that I know I don't really want to go; simply because they don't help heal my torn and shattered heart and spirit. There is a war of the spirits going on inside of each of us. I know sometimes we cannot keep those unwanted thoughts from coming back time and time again; but we can GRADUALLY begin to recognize the source of our thoughts, as well as the good or harm they are doing. In my opinion, any thought that is not an asset as it relates to the healing of my shattered heart is a liability! Simply put; nurturing painful thoughts/memories rob us of our current joy and blessings! We cannot keep them from entering our mind; but we can begin to recognize from whence they come, and their purpose! Again, that is my way of thinking. :)

If you read your bible, you already know who is putting those old painful memories up front in your mind; especially now. That is how the devil works! He doesn't want you to have peace of mind or joy in life again! It is not enough for him that you've just recently lost your Rhonda; he wants to rub salt in your wounded heart by adding painful memories to your grief.


LOVE2U
11/22/2005 00:41


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Precious one, I know this [VClay's tough love] is all so new to you, therefore, it's gonna take some time before you can even begin to consider even a small portion of what I am saying. That's why I called it tough love! :) Therefore I will pray about all that you are going through and ask God to handle all that you cannot handle right now. He will give you the peace you so desperately need as you grieve for your beloved Rhonda. And, grieve you must! The tears will come when you least expect.

You are still very, very much in shock. I couldn't cry either in the first few minutes after hearing the news that my daughter had been killed in a tragic crash. That's because I couldn't accept what I had heard! When I realized I couldn't make it all go away, ... and tried to scream that first of many, many screams, ... I couldn't breathe! But once the screams started, I could not stop them! As I understand it, you were with Rhonda when she fell ill. I cannot even imagine how shocking that was to you, God love you! My eyes fill up with tears even now! :( So, please, please, talk to your pastor, a good counselor, [if you can find one], and always remember we angel moms can relate to unique grief, and we honor our feelings. As our dear Selva often reminds us; You will never, ever have to worry about being judged for how your grief come out! We embrace each other and that is what is most important at this time. You are important to us. God sent you here for a reason. You or any of the other angel moms, will never have to walk this road alone! Just know that my/our thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you and you are not alone. I will make myself stop here and spend time in prayer. God will take it from there. There is power in numbers and Lord knows, there is power in prayer! You are in my/our thoughts and heartfelt prayers 24/7. :)

Much love, God's peace & blessings,

Verna


Shaner
11/23/2005 08:39

So many Moms have trouble praying after the loss of their child, it's understandable, some are angry, some are in shock,so I thought today's Beliefnet Prayer of the Day may be helpful,

Prayer When I Can't Pray


I try to pray;
words donít come.
I toss and turn
and feel nothing.
My mind is dry,
my heart is dull,
my soul longs
for life.
Hear my silent cry,
my God, hear me.
Let me not be
a shriveled reed
or an empty shell.
Breathe on me
and make me whole.
Give me passion
that I may love.
Then shall my tongue praise
your holy name
with words I do not yet know.
So be it.


- Vienna Cobb Anderson


Shaner
11/23/2005 09:26

Wishing all our American Angelmoms a peace-filled Thanksgiving, may God bless you all as you gather tomorrow,

Lots of love, prayers & Angel Hugs,
Sandy


selvam
11/23/2005 19:00

My dear dear Angel sisters. Tomorrow its Thankgiving, in my own way (very honest) I wish you all a very Peaceful Thanksgiving, which I will not have, I will be all alone (my choise), I will Thank God for letting me share 20 years with my Angel daughter Solange, the rest I can not Thank Him for taking my Angel Solange so soon, I am very honest my dear sisters, I wish that I could say something nice but I can not. I thank God for allowing me to be Solange's Mom for 20 years, but I wish I could Thank Him for having my daughter back. My prayers are with you and I. Love Selva

 
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