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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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12/7/2005 20:00

Hello dear Kaye, :) I just finished reading your post to Donna, and I couldn't agree with you and our other angel sisters more. Verbal abuse, in my opinion, is right up there with physical abuse. The main difference being; one can leave scars on the outside; the other, on the inside. Your advice was right on, and I dearly loved, and agree with your statement: "There is nothing like peace of mind in my Queendom." As the youngster's say, ... "I know that's right!" :)

I visited your son's site; last week, and thoroughly felt the love and warmth that radiated there. It is easy to tell that yours is a close nit family filled with lots of love. It is also easy to tell that your Joshua's love for his Grandma's hot rolls, and his love of family was very heartwarming and sincere. :) And your story about the rolls refusing to rise ... [Ha ha], I know that was Joshua making sure Y' all know that he is very much alive; Stil the head man in charge of his Grandma's rolls, ... And best of all, ... A sure sign [His way of letting his entire family know in a humorous way]that it is well with his soul!!! To God be the glory! :)

I started a rambler to you that night, but was unable to post because of CP woes. I tried saving it before being cut off, to post there later. I know your beloved son, Joshua, is so very, very proud of his mom, and entire family for fighting the good fight. There is so much work that needs to be done to end this madness that keeps taking our children from us. It's a long and hard road to travel, and their will be many, many times we will have to steal way to Jesus; but together, and with lots of prayers/support/understanding and compassion, we will press on, turning tragedy into triumph as a love tribute to our beloved guardian angels.
Much love & Hugs from heaven,

12/7/2005 20:12

Donna, ... I feel it's all been said; and as stated above, I do agree. Nevertheless, just know that whatever you decide, you have our love, prayers, and understanding and compassion. I pray that all works out favorably and that you will keep us informed on how you are doing. Otherwise, we will worry. :(
Much love, concern, and heartfelt prayers,

12/7/2005 20:28

Hi dear Jennifer and Phyllis, ~ Sorry to hear about your computer woes. Hopefully, you will be back posting soon. Jen, I know you are busy with work and getting ready for the holiday with the kids. Try to take some time for you; don't over do it. Like Phyllis, you still have your own health issues to consider. So, take your meds ... You, too, Phyllis, and take it easy throughout the holidays.

I think I told you, Jennifer; I have a niece named Jennifer, and one named Phyllis. :) I also have a niece named Kaye! :) Thought that would make all 3 of you all smile. :)

Much love & Angel hugs,

12/7/2005 20:40

Hellooooo Chief Angel Mom, Sandy! I can just see your Shane smiling and saying, "WOW!" 300 pages!!!" There is no way you could have imagined why God whispered in your ear to start this prayer/support circle. :) But ... God knew!!! :) On behalf of all our angel moms, [those who post and those who come here and read] "THANK YOU SO MUCH!" And, thanks to all who contribute here in your own way! It warms my heart to know that we will never have to walk this road alone!God's peace and powerful blessings on all!

Much love & Angel Hugs,


12/7/2005 20:48

Sharing an old favorite that still speaks volumes to me. :)

Elvis Presley - You'll Never Walk Alone Lyrics
(words & music by oscar hammerstein ii - richard rogers)

When you walk through a storm hold your head up high
And don't be afraid of the dark.
At the end of a storm is a golden sky
And the sweet silver song of a lark.
Walk on through the wind,
Walk on through the rain,
Tho your dreams be tossed and blown.
Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.

Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone,
You'll never, ever walk alone.

12/8/2005 02:36

Dearest Angel Mom, Kaye, ~ Thanks for signing the Guest book at my Diane's memorial site. I lost the rambler, but I finally figured out how to submit a tribute at your beloved son's site. It was easier than I thought. :) I really like the setup there and enjoyed reading all of the touching tributes to you and your Joshua. Thanks again for your visit at

As we know all too well, the holidays can be very difficult, so remember to pamper yourself :), and don't be too hard on yourself. It really is OK to shed those tears whenever and wherever you want to. You are in the very early stages, so go with flow. As Selva reminds us ... It is easier out than in. God really does share our grief and pain and He will walk with us through it all. That is a promise He has made to all of us; and I am living proof that He can and will. :) As the saying goes: God said it, I believe it, that settles it! :) Too God be the glory!

Love & Angel Hugs,

12/8/2005 09:06

Sweet Heavenly Father, I ask you to be with all families who have lost a child. Comfort them Father, help heal their hearts, protect them Lord. Help these families know that you are in charge Dear Heavenly Father. Father, I ask you to be with the Benjamin family, our Jessica was a precious girl and we know Lord that she is with you in heaven. Heal and comfort all these families Lord, my heart just hurts for them Lord. I pray Father that you be with my boys and all children Father, let your angels surround them Lord and Protect them and keep them safe. Protect us all from the enemy Dear Jesus. Thank you Lord for answering our prayers. In your precous name I pray sweet Jesus. Amen

12/8/2005 15:20

The Holiday Bill of Rights for Those Who are Grieving

1. You have the right to say TIME OUT, anytime you need to. Time out to let up, blow a little steam, step away from the holidays, have a "huddle" time and start over.

2. You have a right to TELL IT LIKE IT IS when people ask, How are you? You have a right to tell them how you REALLY feel, not just what they want to hear.* You need to take care of yourself. Be attuned to your feelings. (*P.S. You also have the right to smile and say you're fine, because telling them how you really feel, isn't worth your time - some people will never understand anyway)

3. You have the right to SOME "BAH HUMBUG" DAYS. You don't have to be "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" all the time. You are not a bad person just because you don't feel like singing Christmas carols all day.

4. You have the right to DO THINGS DIFFERENTLY. There is no law that says you must always do Chanukkah and Christmas the same way. You can send 10 cards instead of 100 -- or no cards at all. You can open presents at somebody else's house. You can do without a tree. You can have a pizza instead of turkey! - the list is endless.

5. You have the right to BE WHERE YOU WANT TO BE. Be at home, or at the relatives or with friends. Be in any city, any state you choose! NOBODY SAID YOU HAVE TO HAVE SNOW TO HAVE CHRISTMAS. There's no law that says you must stay home!

6. You have the right to have SOME FUN. Don't be afraid of what someone will say if they see you laughing and having a good time. Laughter is every bit as therapeutic as tears. If you are doing something that your loved one would have also enjoyed, think of their laughter and feel their laughter inside of you. 7. You have the right to CHANGE DIRECTION IN MID-STREAM. Grief is unpredictable. You may be all ready to go somewhere or do something and be suddenly overwhelmed, immobilized. When that happens it's okay to change your mind.

8. You have the right to DO THINGS AT DIFFERENT TIMES. Go to church or synagogue at a different time. Open presents at a different time. Serve your meal at a different time. Give up and go to bed at a different time. Don't be a slave to the holiday clock.

9. You have a right to REST, PEACE, and SOLITUDE. You don't need to be busy all the time. Take a nap whenever you need one. Take time to pray and meditate to recharge your spirit, it can do you much more good than eating another huge meal.

10. You have the right TO DO IT ALL DIFFERENT AGAIN NEXT YEAR. Just because you change things one year: try on something different, does not mean you have written it in stone. Next year, you can always change it back or do it, in yet, another new way.

1992 Bruce H. Conley

12/8/2005 15:40

Hello Burnshalls, welcome to the Circle!
Thank you for your beautiful prayer for all, we so appreciate and need it. I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's loss, I pray too that they find some peace on this Journey of Grief, May God bless you and your family in whatever way He know's you need,
Love & Angel Hugs,

12/8/2005 15:50

Hi my dear Miss V, oh heavens no, I could never have imagined that it would one day reach 300 pages! And 5 + years!
The glory goes to God and the honor to my beloved Shane, who I still miss so much in my life.
THANK YOU and all AngelMoms for posting and sharing, we can all learn from each other, can't we. Be blessed and be a blessing I love you all!
Lots of love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

12/8/2005 19:26

My dear Angel in Chief, I am so very very grateful to you, yes we have met the 300 and it is thanks to you and Shane, and we will continue, because we all need this Circle of Love, there are more Angel sisters who needs our underdanting, our love and prayers. May God Bless you my dear dear sister, if it wanst (excuse my speeling) for you and your Circle of Love, I will be dead in the wrong way. May God Bless you my dear dear sister and May God Bless Shane. Love Selva

12/9/2005 08:54

Hi my dear sister, it's an honour and a privelege that God has used us as His vehicle to reach out and grab the hand of another Mom going through the same pain that we know so well. We have all been graced with the inner strength to go on, God is so good to grieving Moms. This Circle of Love belongs to everybody, as I've said before, God whispered in my ear to start it, as a way to honour my recious Shane, and now it honour's all Angel kids and their beloved Moms who miss them so, so much.
Lots of love & Angel Hugs,

12/9/2005 18:51

HI all my dear Angel Sisters. I am praying that these Holidays will be easy on all of us. Kaye thanks so much for visiting my Solange's Memorial, and Thanks to you my dear Ms V and Sandy, yes I know that all of our Angel kids were having a ball with her birthday party, she loved having parties for her birthday, so I am sure they were all there with her. Donna please write whenever you can and let us know how you are doing, and always remember that our prayers are with you. Jenn and Phyllis I hope that your computer problems will be fix soon, we love to hear from you and make sure that you are OK. Burnshalls21, thanks so much for your beautiful prayer and we will also pray for the Benjamin family and Jessica and also of course for your boys, they will be fine, don't worry about it, they will be sorrounded with prayers and Heavenly Light. Ms V. I hope you are taking it easy with those arms and taking your meds, remember we are watching you. My dear dear Angel in Chief, I know that you will be traveling this weekend to see Chris and Jialing, so don't worry about the Circle, it will be very well taken care off, have a rest my sister, you deserve it. Love and prayers to all. Selva

12/9/2005 22:50

Hello all!! I sit in tears, as I had to order flowers for Marcus's grave. His birthday is Monday and he would have been 4 years old. My husband says I have to get on with my life. I am so lost right now. I can't even keep a train of thought going right now. Once again he has a house full of people and I'm supposed to be laughing and entertaining everyone, socializing..... I've never actually had to order the flowers myself, and I didn't realize how much of the pain it would bring back, and all of his friends just think I'm looking for sympathy. I'm sorry, I'm just rambling, I just can't think right now. Maybe I'll try again when I calm down. Love to all!!!!

12/10/2005 18:16

Hi our dear sister Donna, it is good to hear from you. Remember you are not alone, all of us will keep you in our prayers. I know how painful it is to order flowers, what I do is just buy them and keep it at home, I have not gone to the cementary, our children are not there, see, they are in Heaven and at Peace and very happy. Have you though about going home to your parents for just a few days? I am sure that you will find some kind of peace there my dear sister, just for a few days and get your strenght back, this is a very lonely road and a very difficult one, so give it a try, just relax for a few days, it will do you good. In the meantime know that our prayers will be with you to give you strenght, May God bless you. Love Selva

12/12/2005 14:30

I don't know if this is appropriate or not, but I would love to have everyone's email address. If you are okay with that, please email me at so I can get to know more of you on a more personal level. Butterfly hugs and kisses to all!!!

12/12/2005 15:47

Hello our dear Donna, how are you doing today, on Marcus's Birthday? These special days are oh so difficult for us, but know that our love and prayers are with you. Happy Birthday precious Marcus, I'm sure the Angel kids are looking after you and throwing a party for you too, today!
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

12/12/2005 16:03

Hi my dear sister, I'm baaaack, :-).
We had a really nice weekend with the kids, well, they're not kids anymore, but I tease Chris by calling him 'my big baby' :-). We spoke to Jialing's Parents over the Internet using WebCam, it was so terrific to see them finally and talk a little with them! Her father told me I look very young, so naturally I'm in love with him now, ha, ha. They leave on the 20th for China.
So, our Christmas is over and i find it really help's to celebrate it early, now I don't have to dread Christmas Day all that much, other than going to Mass, I can just treat it as another day, less painful.
Thanks for holding down the Circle, I think you should be the Angel-in-Chief, :-). Love you my dear sister,

12/12/2005 19:41

Hey everyone! Good to be back even if only for a few minutes. I just notified some of you in an email; but thought I'd try to get in a post before all is lost. I haven't had time to read yet; but hope to get caught up before losing power again. I really hope they provide better service in our area; and soon! Love and prayers,

12/13/2005 04:47

Still can't open emails Ya'll; but I clicked on the Internet Explorer icon and did a search for my email address and our prayer circle came up. :) So maybe I can still stay in touch. :) Can't wait to see if this gets through. As always, my prayers for all is ongoing.
Donna, ... Special prayers go up for you. Dealing with special days is much too difficult to do in your present situation. You will always have our love. compassion and support. Will let everyone know when I can access my email again;hopefully in a couple of days.
Love & angel hugs to all,

12/13/2005 13:50

Hi Girls,
I slipped past that sly old fox ( the devil) he`s not so smart afterall.
My Grandson turned 18 and he is living with his friend and Family, he sounded so happy when I talked to him.He will be home with us either the middle of January or the first of Feb. he wants to finish the semenister there.Thanks Donna for relaying my message to everyone. Lord Bless you.I agree with everyone about your gettin away to your Parents for awhile. Pray about it He will tell you what to do. I have got to run my Husband`s alarm just went off we have to go pay bills and take his Sister`s Christmas presents to her then I`m done ran out of money haha.It`s nice being able to post again.

12/14/2005 10:20

Hi dear Phyllis, glad to have you back with us! That's a nice early Christmas gift, having your grandson back with you in January, :-)
Much love & Angel Hugs,

12/15/2005 19:09

Hi our dear Phyllis. so great to hear from you and yes I am so glad that your grandson will be with you again in Jan. Prayers works our dear sister, and we are all here praying for you. Love Selva

12/15/2005 19:11

Hi our dear Donna, my e mail is, please write anytime you will feel like it, we are all here for you and of course our prayers. Love Selva

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