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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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3/29/2006 22:49

Hi dear Jennifer, :) ~ Thanks so much for sending dear Brenda to our circle of love, compassion, and understanding. I have just finished visiting her beautiful daughter's memorial site here at beliefnet, and what a beautiful guardian angel she is. :)

Dear angel mom, Brenda, ~ Due to srcent open heart surgery and a very weak right hand, I am doing a copy paste of the post I just submitted at your beloved April Marie's memorial site. Please, please know that our prayers are with you and your entire family.

Much love & angel hugs,

Dear Angel Mom, Brenda,
Your post to your beautiful and beloved daughter, April Marie, touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. I learned about your loss by reading Jennifer's post at our prayer circle for bereaved parents. I then visited the page she mentioned and read your post, which brought me here. You have a beautiful guardian angel and I know in my heart that she is watching over her little one, her Mom, and all of her beloved family. My beloved daughter, Diane, was 36 when she was taken from us as the result of a drunk driving crash. She had no children, and was the oldest of our two lovely daughters. It's been almost 10 years now; so the pain is not so intense. My work with MADD [Mothers Against Drunk Driving]and praying for my angel sisters here, locally, and elsewhere helps to make my cross a little easier to bear. It took me years to get to this stage of reaching out, but it has really been a divine blessing in my life. No, we never get beyond our grief; but God is faithful in sending the help we need to help us on our own personal grief journey.

My prayer for you is that God will walk with you at your own pace, giving you peace, love, and understanding as you continue on your journey. And by all means, give that precious and beloved grand baby a (((((BIG)))) angel mom hug from all of us here!

Much love and Angel hugs,

aka- Miss V. :)
Diane's Mom
Forever In Our Hearts
Diane's Memorial Site:

3/29/2006 22:56

Dear God in heaven,

Please bless all angel moms and angel dads until we meet again here in this blessed circle of love and understanding. :) Thank You, God, Amen

3/29/2006 23:54

Dear (((((Brenda)))))

Thank you for posting on page #315; I visited your dear April and I am placing a link on here so others can see your beautiful (((((April))))) while you raise April's baby (((((Madison)))))

Please Click Here to visit April's Memorial from Brenda....

Thanks all Angel Mom's and Dad's....

Love Angela xoxo

3/30/2006 00:14

Dear Brenda and all Angel Mom's and Dad's....

Re: Depression... there is an article on the home page of B-net but here is a link to take you to the article....

It may be helpful to someone or many....

Click Here

3/30/2006 08:51

Good Morning everyone, I hope everyone is doing fine. I want to THANK YOU , Miss V and angela for welcomeing April's mom Brenda.
Brenda is a dear friend and a lovely christian women who needs the love and support this circle can give. I can remember back to when I found this circle of love. I can't even begin to explain how it has helped me. I was still holding on to so much anger and grief when I came here and for days after I joined I would come here and read and post and cry. I cry like I had not cried in a long time and they were much needed tears.
Sandy, Selva and Miss V, the three of you helped pull me through some things and helped me come to terms with things that I had been avoiding for a long time. I owe so much to the three of you. All of you have been God sent Angels in my life. All the Love, support, and understanding I had not had for many years since my daughter had died. I was walking a very lonely path until last year when I found you guys.

I Love all of you here and Thank you all for your support and guidence. It always helps to know there is someone to turn to when you think no one else understands. Comeing here is like comeing home to a house full of sisters with open arms always read to listen and comfort you.

My love to you all,

3/30/2006 09:42

Dear sister Brenda, I want to say that you have a lovely daughter; I visited your memorial page just now. She must have a very beautiful mom! Angela will do a good job on her page for April; she did a page for my two granddaughters Carey and Casey. I've never lost a child but I've lost 4 grandchildren. It hurts so bad now, I can't imagine how much it would hurt if they were my own children! I am just now grieving for all 4 of the grandchildren I've lost and I was also suffering from several physical ailments before I started writing here in this circle of love and prayer. I thought I was going to have to have surgery but since I've been grieving and sharing with my sisters here, my symptoms are clearing up. My doctor said that holding grief in will cause major physical symptoms and a gradual breakdown of the physical body. I can believe it! So, let yourself cry and grieve and don't hold it back; hopefully those physical symptoms will fade into the background when you can allow your grief to be expressed on the outside instead of on the inside. Much love and prayers to you!!
Your sister Charlene.
Grandma Charlene
Baby boy: 2-25-89 (adopted 3-89)
Michael: 3-27-89 (stillborn)
Casey Marie: 1-7-92 to 12-1-04
Carey Grace: 3-18-94 to 12-1-04

3/30/2006 10:29

Several of you have talked about a hole being torn out of your heart when your child was taken away. I've found a wonderful place that sells memorial things (plaques, statues, necklaces, etc.) and I wondered if any of you had visited there. They have a heart-shaped necklace with a teardrop hole in it; if any of you are interested, just go to and search for the Reunion Heart Necklace. They are beautiful and have a gift card with the following poem:

The Reunion Heart
Since Heaven has become your home I sometimes feel I'm so alone; and though we now are far apart you hold a big piece of my heart. I never knew how much I'd grieve when it was time for you to leave, or just how much my heart would ache from that one fragment you would take. God lets this tender hole remain reminding me we'll meet again and one day all the pain will cease when He restores this missing piece. He'll turn to joy my every tear, and when I wear this necklace near it will become my simple way to treasure our Reunion Day.

Isn't that beautiful????!!
God bless you all today with comfort and peace, strength for your journey, rest for your tired hearts. I love you (and God loves you more!).
Grandma Charlene
Baby boy: 2-25-89 (adopted 3-89)
Michael: 3-27-89 (stillborn)
Casey Marie: 1-7-92 to 12-1-04
Carey Grace: 3-18-94 to 12-1-04

3/30/2006 19:18

Hello again everyone,
Brenda has called me this morning and informed me that when she got up this morning her computer was haveing trouble. She needs to have it looked at. She did come here and get to read some of your posts and when she was replying her computer just froze on her. I have spoken with her today 3 times by phone and she wants you all to know she could feel the love right through the computer from your posts. She said," Jennifer, no wonder you have been trying to get me to come here and post for so long, you were right, the love and compassion comeing from these women is awsome." She promises to come back and post as soon as her computer is running right again. In the mean time I will call her and read them to her as you post them. She also wants to Thank everyone from the bottom of her heart.

I also want to add that I went to the doctors today and I have a upper respitory infection and that is why I havent been feeling very well. He put me out of work tommorow and does not want me to go to work Saterday but we will see how I feel after I get these antiboatics in me.

Love to you all,
Amiee's mom

3/30/2006 21:19

My dear sister Jenn. I just posted at Brenda's web site. First of all I want to tell you, you are a real Angel sister, thanks so much for your help, prayers and understanding, and yes my dear sister, this is a real Circle of Love and understanding, I give thanks everyday to Shane to inspired our dear sister Sandy to create this wonderful Circle of Love, believe me, this circle has save my life here on Earth more than once, when I was ready to give up, I found this Love and advise and understanding, and like many of you, I just don't have an idea of how I reached this Circle, but this is sent from Heaven, and I thank you all for the love, understanding and prayers. Please lets keep on praying for our dear Angel in chief Sandy, she has pneumonia and feeling very sick, so lets storm Heaven with prayers for her, so that she will feel much better and heal very soon. Thanks. Love Selva

3/30/2006 21:33

My dear sister Charlene. You have been such a support here in our Circle of Love, I thank God that He brought you here, you have helped us so much with your understanding and love. I am sorry that I have been not as active here, but I have been dealing with lots of work to do, after april 15th, I will be here on a daily basis, in the meantime I feel so good that you all are really keeping the fort, our dear Sandy will be here on a daily basis, but she is feeling so very sick right now with pneumonia, so please, let us join in prayers for our dear Angel in Chief, so that she will be just fine soon. Thanks my dear sisters. Love Selva

3/30/2006 21:37

Ms V. As I told you, my (our) prayers will be with this little boy's family, sometimes I just wonder, what is this world doing, that a little boy will take his life, OMG, I know that God will forgive him for doing it, after all, he is only a little boy, but lets pray, first of all for his parents, OMG what a pain!, and then for all the little boys and girls out there, who needs so much help and understanding, if they will just let it out, maybe we could help. Love Selva

3/31/2006 03:40

Hi dear angel moms, ~ God bless you all for joining in and praying for our dear Sandy and also for each other. There is power in prayer!

I am hanging in there, but have not been sleeping too well since hearing of the death of this precious child in our area. No I didn't know him but like you, I share the grief of his parents, family, and friends just as I am sure all angel moms do. :( It is always difficult to accept the very young being called so soon. Like Selva said it has to be so very difficult on these parents, God love them. Let us continue praying for them 24/7.

Last night, I wrote the following poem as a tribute to this precious child and his parents. May it someday help to heal their shattered hearts.

In loving memory of another angel called home

Prayer for an Angel Mom

A lot if angel moms are praying for you
Although we know all too well
There is really nothing we can do
To mend your shattered heart

But since weíve walked this painful road
We want to share that awful pain
And let you know you are not alone
And you will see your precious child again

Please know we are storming heaven with prayer
That God will keep you in His loving care
Our children who have gone on before
Will greet your precious child at heavenís door

And family and loved ones will welcome him home
And kneel with him around Godís throne
Then in his long white robe and angel wings
They will present him to our Lord and King

The heavenly choir will sing his praise
Our Lord has covered him with His amazing grace
And when your work on earth is through
He will be at heavenís gate to welcome you!

on 3/30/2006
at 2:30 AM
By: Verna R. Clay
Dianeís Mom
Forever In Our Hearts!
Memorial Site:

3/31/2006 10:11

Love to you ALL today! May God bless you richly and give you over and above what you could ever imagine or hope for in grace and mercy and peace and comfort and hope!
My computer was off since yesterday afternoon (severe lightning and thunder storms here) and I'm just now getting it back on and reading what I missed last night here.
Selva, thank you for your praise and encouragement. That makes me feel like I'm doing something right. I pray that you will get lots of rest (in between work hours) and you will be back with us regularly soon.
Miss V, it's good to see you back posting more. Remember, don't overdo! We want you here for a long time to come and don't want you to relapse or anything by doing too much too soon. I've learned that when I can't sleep (as any crisis will do that to me) I might as well not try to fight it, but I get up and read my Bible and pray for whatever or whoever is on my mind. Sometimes I'm so tired that I just lie in bed and pray; sometimes for 2 or 3 hours. I feel like when God thinks I've prayed enough He'll let me go back to sleep. That makes me feel useful when I know that I can't do anything right then for that person, but God can. After all, He never sleeps; so He's always ready to act on behalf of us who are bringing people to Him for Him to help. I pray for you, too, that you will not get too tired by not sleeping at night; that God in His mercy will allow you to get lots of rest.
Love you ALL!!
Grandma Charlene
Baby boy: 2-25-89 (adopted 3-89)
Michael: 3-27-89 (stillborn)
Casey Marie: 1-7-92 to 12-1-04
Carey Grace: 3-18-94 to 12-1-04

3/31/2006 10:39

I agree with Miss V. that we need to pray for these parents. What anguish they must be going through! It is devastating for any parent to lose a child but for a child to take his own life must be extra hard on them. I pray for God to have LOTS of mercy on them, to help them through the questions that they have no answers for. Yes, we need to lift them up in prayer to God's throne continually.
And I pray that each of you have a day filled with peace and comfort, knowing that God is all-powerful and can do anything that we ask in faith believing.
Grandma Charlene
Baby boy: 2-25-89 (adopted 3-89)
Michael: 3-27-89 (stillborn)
Casey Marie: 1-7-92 to 12-1-04
Carey Grace: 3-18-94 to 12-1-04

4/2/2006 03:04

I had my son's memorial put in. For anyone who is interested it is under Sisco-Kajor,Ryan

4/2/2006 15:21

Dear sister LASK,
I just visited your son's memorial site; now you have a place for healing. You are much loved and prayed for!

4/2/2006 20:30

Dear (((((Lask))))

Here is a link to your son
Ryan's Memorial Page

I posted and prayed for you....

Please keep posting and may I ask when you lost your son and how old he was?

Did he have any children of his own?

If these questions are too personal, please know you are not obligated to answer....only if you can....


Love Angela xoxo

4/2/2006 21:01

My son was 23 when he passed away on 11/5/05. He had no children but was going to marry this girl that we have known for sometime now. This girl was a friend of my daughter's and my son had a crush on her since he was 12. They were going to get married as soon as they found a house that was near and they could afford.

4/3/2006 08:41

Dear (((Lask)))

I'm so sorry you lost your son at such a young age....he was still a baby as us older mom's say.....

It is precious that he had a crush on this girl for so long but so tragic that it all ended before they could get married....

Do you ever see his fiancee? How is she doing...

And how are YOU doing?

Angela xo

4/3/2006 09:52

My heart is with so many now. SANDY-You take it easy and get better. We need ya here.... Just a little add on about "WHY" I too asked that question for so long it nearly ate me alive. Then, through therapy, reading books and prayers answered, I did this. Where would I be without the 16 years I had as the "Mother" of "Dalin", or God's child He lent me? I never would have made apple cider from scrath, tapped maple trees and maple treesand tasted homemade maple syrup, ridden and owned horses, flew kites again, walked and swam on the beach, listened to frogs, saved turtles crossing the road, planted trees, and just plain smelled the roses through her childlike eyes. Yes, the pain here on earth is unbearable at times(but we all have each other now), but we know they watch over us as angels and are gonna meet us at the gate. I know Dalin, her Dad(my husband of 38 years) my parents and so many loved ones are gonna be there. That helps and to think of what I would have missed makes the pain more tollerable. I pray and have some beautiful living memorials in honor of my loved ones. Pain, how do we live with it?, but how would you feel if the joy and love that made the pain, never existed? I for one, can't fatham giving that up, no matter how much I hurt, that LOVE was and is real. It made me live then, and still. Love is so alive if we believe in God. My heart is with everyone in this circle, and I pray for us daily. United, we stand, alone we fall. Our strength helps us all from going insane, and THANK GOD for DIRECTING US TO EACH OTHER>..Love & Prayers...suangels2

4/3/2006 10:27

Yes, suangels2, I thank God for directing my steps to find you all!! Feeling pain is not what any of us want, but you're so right that we feel the pain more because we had so much joy when they were here with us. Yesterday at church, Carey's stepdad's uncle sang (he was visiting our church yesterday and was asked to sing). He's one of the reasons that Carey loved Elvis so much; he is an Elvis impersonator (in his later years, with the longer hair and sings his gospel songs). I guess we (my husband and I) had never heard John sing, but as soon as he started singing we both started crying; he DID sound like Elvis! And, of course, that reminded us of Carey and her love for Elvis. But later John came and gave us both big hugs and he and his wife talked with us a while. You never know what God has in store for you in bringing memories to your mind. Sometimes the memories bring sadness and sometimes the memories bring smiles. Several people around us were crying as well when they saw us crying because they knew the story of Carey and Elvis. It helps SO MUCH to just know that others care!!
I thank God for all of you and pray for your health and safety.
Love you all!!
Grandma Charlene
Baby boy: 2-25-89 (adopted 3-89)
Michael: 3-27-89 (stillborn)
Casey Marie: 1-7-92 to 12-1-04
Carey Grace: 3-18-94 to 12-1-04

4/3/2006 14:10

Dear Valour His fiancee calls and comes often. I told her that I considered her my daughter-in-law because that is all my son talked about. She was at my 11 year old grandson's Baptism last night. She stills has a hard time with his death. I told her about this site and hope she comes here to see Ryan's memorial. I try my best to help her. I have been good lately. Yes I get tears in my eyes but I know he is in a better place than he was here. I know he waiting for all of us to be there too. I could just hear him saying " Mom you won't believe how nice it is here."

4/3/2006 16:42

Yes, Lask, that's how I see my granddaughters; they're smiling and happy and free from pain or anything that would make them unhappy. I see Carey finally getting a horse to ride and flying on him with her hair streaming behind her; I see Casey taking care of all the babies and little children (she loved babies). I don't know exactly what it's like for them and everyone else there in Heaven, but I don know that they're happier than they've ever been before. Just wait until we see it ourselves! 'What a day that will be, when my Jesus I shall see; when I look upon His face, the one who saved me by His grace. He will take me by the hand and lead me through the Promised Land. What a day, glorious day that will be!'
Until then, praying for peace and comfort for all of you!!
Grandma Charlene
Baby boy: 2-25-89 (adopted 3-89)
Michael: 3-27-89 (stillborn)
Casey Marie: 1-7-92 to 12-1-04
Carey Grace: 3-18-94 to 12-1-04

4/3/2006 17:08

The chorus of the song that I just wrote has been going over and over in my mind so I had to look up the verses and write them out for you.
Verse 1: There is coming a day when no heartaches shall come, no more clouds in the sky, no more tears to dim the eye; all is peace forevermore on the happy golden shore--what a day, glorious day that will be.
Verse 2: There'll be no sorrow there, no more burdens to bear, no more sickness, no pain, no more parting over there; and forever I will be with the One who died for me--What a day, glorious day that will be.
The chorus is in my note above this one.
NO MORE PARTING OVER THERE! That will be a wonderful day; when we get to see our children/grandchildren/loved ones again!
Love to you all!
Grandma Charlene
Baby boy: 2-25-89 (adopted 3-89)
Michael: 3-27-89 (stillborn)
Casey Marie: 1-7-92 to 12-1-04
Carey Grace: 3-18-94 to 12-1-04

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