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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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4/3/2006 17:47

Dear Lask:

Thank you for answering my question...
I am really glad you are close with your son's fiancee and see her often....Good for you to welcome her to the family.....

What a wonderful night that must have been to see your grandson be Baptized!

I've got tears in my eyes b/c I remember my son's baptism and I cried at that and now he and his wife are Missionaries in a different country....

Please post as much as you need to...We are all in this together....

Love and Hugs (((((Lask)))))
Angela xo

4/3/2006 18:03

Dear (((((suangels2)))))

Thank you for posting about the real important thing about your child which
CANNOT be taken away from you.....


I remember when my boys were small, about 5 and 6, every weekend we would go tobogganing and I would play with the kids and now that they are grown up and have lives of their own, I have my memories and NO REGRETS!!!!

My sister used to come over and say

"Boy your house is messy!!!"

and I'd say, "Ya, well I'm not taking my house to heaven but I am taking my boys to heaven and we will have a nice place to live in Heaven and when my boys are grown up, they will have fun memories of their childhood, sliding with Mommy, and I'd do the dishes when they went for their nap....

I'm really glad I made my boys FIRST b/c now when I look back, I have no bad feelings or regrets that we didn't do this....that.....the other thing...

So suangels2 you are right on the mark keeping your memories of happy times....

I loved flying kites with my sons too and it brought joy to the child in me as well..

Bless you suangels2 for this wonderful post and your great attitude that your dear (((Dalin))) lives on in your heart and memories.....

You brought smiles and huge eyes to me when I read about all the things you did....frogs, string, rocks, bugs, catepillars that kill trees all were in jars or buckets in our place on the balcony and I was happy that my boys found joy in nature....

Every night I read a few chapters of a novel to them and I can still see my son Justin's eyes wide as they could be and his mouth was open just waiting for every word that came from my mouth...

You could see him figuring this out in his mind as I read the books and they'd snuggle up to me, on either side in their jammies and Mommy felt like a good mommie....

So thank you for bringing that out suangels2 b/c you blessed me too with my own memories of my children...that are big men now....

Love and Hugs,
Angela xo

4/3/2006 18:19

(((((Gramma Charlene)))))

You are so dear, did you know that?

It's true! How blessed to hear your beloved (((Casey's))) step-dad's uncle sing!!! Awwwe, that must have been SO special to you and of course the girls and Carey Grace's love of Elvis!!! It was very appropriate huh Charlene....

I'm SO glad you found this circle of love Charlene b/c you add a lot to it every day!!!!

Thank you for holding the fort down while our dear sister Sandy recovers from her pneumonia....

Dear Lord, we love you very much and we really pray hard for our dear sister (((((Sandy))))) and we ask Lord, that you speed her healing up and help her to recover and gain her strength back and eventually, to begin posting a bit at a time....

Please also comfort our dear sister over the anniversary of her beloved (((((Shane))))) and no doubt this added to the stress and made the pneumonia able to go in while Sandy was weak and vulnerable....Lord, thank you for your love and forgiving our sins and please come again soon Jesus so all the parents can be joined together with their precious dear children....

And please be with our sister ((((Selva))))) as she is knee deep in taxes right now but don't worry Selva, Charlene is holding things together here so no worries okay!

Also Lord, I look forward to seeing my family again, who took their lives before they found DBT Therapy and help me and my sissy to stay here and help others who need help....In Jesus precious name I pray, Amen.

(((((We Love You God, Lord, Jesus)))))

Love and Hugs,
Angela xoxo

4/3/2006 20:32

Hi my dear Angel sisters. Just a little note to let you all know that our dear sister Sandy is feeling better, she is still weak, her doctor prescribed some new antibiotics and it is working, as soon as she feels strong enough she will post, in the meantime lets keep on praying for our dear Angel in Chief, and know that God answers our prayers, she is feeling better. I am between clients right now, but I still do make time to pray for all of us, my love and prayers are with all of you, and there are 13 more h days to go and God's will then I will be here every day, my keyboard its giving up on me, for some reason I can not delete, ha ha, so please forgive my spelling. God Bless you all. Love Selva

4/3/2006 21:57

This may be a little off track here, but can someone tell me if it is true that a very LARGE number of marriages fail after the loss of a child? Or is it possible that to show someone that material possessions should NOT be so important, that God would let something this awful happen? (My apologies in advance if this is inappropriate.)

4/3/2006 23:29

My dearest sister Donna, No, you're not inappropriate in your questions. Remember, you can share anything here and we will not criticize or condemn you. (At least that's what I've heard. HA!HA!) Seriously, I have heard that a large number of marriages end in divorce after the loss of a child. After all, look at all the stress each parent is going through with their own grief; how can they even begin to help the spouse through theirs? I know my husband and I struggle with that; I need attention, he needs attention, who is going to give it when neither of us has the energy to give; all we want is for someone to give to us, not for us to give to them. I've wondered the same question, does God 'take' something away from us if it becomes more important to us than He is? I know He is to be first in our lives and everything and everyone else second. I can't even begin to understand why people, especially children, die. But I've come to the conclusion that I don't have to understand things like that; it's too much for me to comprehend. So I leave that up to God to take care of; I know He knows the reason, He sees the 'big picture' and I don't. He's much bigger than I am, His ways are higher than my ways and His thoughts bigger than my thoughts; I trust Him to take care of the details. I hope that helps you, Donna. None of us has all the answers, otherwise we wouldn't need God. It's just one of those things that we'll 'understand better by and by' when we get to Heaven.
Sorry this is late, but I just got home and wanted to answer tonight before I forgot what was on my mind to say.
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

4/4/2006 00:55

I think my husband I became closer. He was always going to the Pastor of our church and getting help from him and the Lord and brought it back to me. I wasn't even a church goer until my son passed away then I knew I had to do something and this voice told me to follow my heart so I went to church every Sunday and then I was Saved and Baptized a month later and I can't be any happier. Then I found this site and Praise the Lord everyone here is a blessing.

Valour -where is you son a missionary? I love hearing about the missionaries in the other countries and what they do

4/4/2006 02:33

Hello Lask

It's not that I don't want to answer you but b/c of the kidnappings and stuff going on, I am unable to tell you where they are...

Seriously speaking, I am not allowed to post on any boards or anything that can be looked at to find their location...

Sorry I can't help you Lask

Angela xo

4/4/2006 13:47

That is ok I will just pray for them. I don't want anything bad to happen because I was curious.

4/4/2006 15:51

Dear Lask:

If you email me I can tell you, but you have to keep it to yourself....

There are Missionary Hunters who go around and kidnap and/or kill Missionaries and I was instructed by my son that I am not to post anywhere on the internet where they are....

You see, they are in a secluded small village and would be very easy to spot as they are Caucasian Canadians....

You can email me here

Thank you also Lask, for praying for them....they and I appreciate it very much!!!

Thanks And Warm Hugs, (((Lask)))

Angela xo

4/4/2006 15:57


SO good to see you em'ing again!

We are still praying for you as we know you will take a bit of time to regain your strength....

We'll keep watch on the Circle won't we (((GRAMMA CHARLENE!!!)))

Dear Precious Lord,
Thank you for answering our prayers for our Angel Sister Sandy to get well from the pneumonia....Please keep our dear sister in your hands and help her to regain her strength and be able to get back to the Circle when she is able to for short posts and we will keep watch on the Circle for Newcomers...In Jesus name, Amen.

Love and Hugs,
Angela xo

4/4/2006 16:10

Guess who? Remember me, Sandy, ha, ha.

Hello all my beautiful sisters, what a joy it is again to post and be among all of you again!! I'm feeling much better, just get tired easily, but in time that will pass.
A BIG warm welcome and hello to the new AngelMoms/sisters who've joined, we're blessed to have you here and I'm sorry for your losses, God love you.
I am so touched by the outpouring of all of your love and prayers, I KNOW I wouldn't have healed as quickly without them, thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart! You're all truly amazing women that I'm so blessed to know, always remember that!
I see I have some back reading to catch up on, but I just wanted to come here today and thank you all for your loving support and prayers.
Angel Hugs too,

4/4/2006 16:58


Welcome To The Circle of Love Sandy...We are glad you found us! You will be welcomed here and have lots of Angel Mom's and Dad's to talk with and you will never be judg...what????

This is our Sandy???

Oh My Gosh!!!!


Welcome Back Angel Sister!

Keep getting better and getting your rest....

Hugs and Love,
Angela and the Whole Team! xoxo

4/4/2006 18:32

Welcome back Sandy!!! I haven't been checking in here as much today because it's such beautiful weather and I've been outside working in my flowerbeds. They have been very neglected the past year and it feels good to be back digging in the dirt again! I didn't realize how much 'out of it' I was last year but my flowerbeds show it. I just couldn't seem to get interested in 'normal' things that I used to do last year. I guess that is a normal grief reaction, I don't know. But since I've 'met' you ladies and shared with you, a lot of the burden has rolled off of me and I feel like doing 'normal' things again. Thank God for Sandy and for her insight in starting this circle of prayer.
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

4/4/2006 22:45

Velour I am not very good at this coputer stuff. I tried emailing you but it comes up with errors so if you want to try me at it might go through.

4/5/2006 14:53

Hello all dear Angel moms, I just wanted to tell everyone I have updated Amiee's memorial page by adding some pictures. Just wanted to share what my baby looked like.

Love and hugs to you all,
Amiee Nichole Varner
12-20-92 to 5-1-93

4/5/2006 15:34

Ha, Ha, oh Ang, I burst out laughing when you posted, 'welcoming me to the Circle', :-).....and then it hit you!

Thanks sweetie for the warm welcome back,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

4/5/2006 16:01

Hi dear Charlene, thank too for the welcome back! Feels very good to be back! I don't blame you Charlene, if the weather was nice and warm here, I'd be outside too. Oh yes, that's a very normal reaction, to lose interest in things we once enjoyed, but as you can see, it does come back.
Another fellow Gardener who love's digging in the earth, readying it for plants and flowers, :-). Do you have Perenials or do you plant annuals?
In addition to flowers, I also grow my own herbs every year, nice to have fresh one's for cooking with.
I'm so happy to read that Charlene, that the burden is getting lighter for you, that's music for the soul and I'm so grateful God led you here!
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

4/5/2006 18:49

Hi everyone! For some reason I couldn't get onto this site today and I'm just now getting into it. I missed you all! :o)
Sandy, I have both perennials and annuals. We've been in this house for about 15 years and I feel like the flower beds are JUST NOW the way I want them to be. Of course, I have to dig up and separate some things every few years and I have to constantly battle the weeds! :o) I have a wraparound porch and lots of flower pots on it that I put annuals in every year. This year I have some new memorial plaques on my porch, too, (for Casey, Carey, and Michael) that I want to find flowers to go with. In the flower beds right now I have hyacinths, grape hyacinths, daffodils (easter lilies), hostas are just coming up, bleeding heart is just starting to bloom; everything else is just starting to leaf out: hydrangea bushes, pink spirea bushes, rose bushes, sedum, coral bells, mums, iris, phlox, pinks, hens and chicks, (there's so much that it is taking too long to think of it all)!! I enjoy taking care of them, though. Thanks for asking!
You'll notice that the girls' webpage done by Angela has changed; I added the new address at the end of my note. I've got to go and get ready; Carey's 'uncle John' is going to be at church again tonight and he said he'd sing some Elvis gospel songs tonight. Pray for me; it will be hard but I don't want to miss hearing him sing.
Love and prayers 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

4/5/2006 23:00

Hi all!
I just got home and I know you all were praying for me; I felt at peace and couldn't help but smile while 'uncle John' was singing. Several people even sang along with him.
Jennifer, I visited your baby girl's memorial page. She (and her sister) were very pretty babies; I can only imagine what they would look like now. I've heard that twins are very close physically and emotionally; what Elizabeth must be feeling is that a part of herself is missing. (As you feel too.) I pray for your healing comfort and peace, that God would touch your life with calm so you can reach out to others with the comfort that He alone comforts you with. It must be hard being 'alone' to deal with your grief; I pray that God would give you comfort from your friends here as well as elsewhere. Just knowing you can share your pain with your sisters here has to help some. Never give up hope of seeing your baby again; she's waiting for you and Elizabeth so she can give you both big hugs and kisses and show you around Heaven. Love 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

4/5/2006 23:17

Welcome back dear Sandy! :) You have been dearly missed around here. Thank God for answering our prayers. Praying that you will continue getting your rest [as much as possible[ so that you won't have a setback. I was a little more active yesterday than I should have been and ate a lot of junk food that I shouldn't have eaten, & paid for it all day today. :) So, needless to say, I'm taking my own advice and remembering to not overdo again in any way. :) My thanks to our dear sister, Angela, and all angel moms who checked in to read and/or help out while our dear Sandy was out God love her. It really means a lot to know that someone will always be here for anyone who is grieving the loss of a beloved child or other loved one. Thanks again to all for your prayers. You ALL will always be in my thoughts and prayers. May God continue to bless all and keep all in his loving care. :)

Much Love and Prayers,


4/6/2006 00:02

Dear Charlene, :) The lyrics of the song you wrote touched me deeply. I honestly believe that is just the way it will be in that glorious day. I was also touched by your post about your love of flowers and gardening. Your mentioning of bleeding hearts took me way back to memories of our first home. :) It was a little white frame house with lots of bleeding hearts growing in the front flower beds, and plum trees, pecan and fig trees in the back yard. This was back in the early 60's and sadly, the house is no longer there. :( But fortunately, my mother planted a piece if the bleeding hearts in their yard, and they are still growing and blooming every year. I don't know much about flowers but that one I dearly loved. Oh, the fond memories of days gone by. :) And, thanks to our Lord and Savior ... The best is yet to come!

Love & Hugs,


4/6/2006 08:22

Good morning Angel moms, Yes Sandy it is wonderful to have you back Sandy. I am so glad you are feeling better. You are a very dear and specail friend to me and I love you always.

Charelene, that you so much for you kind and loveing words. Yes, Elizabeth feels a void. She tells me all the time she wants a sister but I try I know it would never replace Amiee but she dosen't. I have to thank Sandy, Miss V and Selva for touvhing my life with all there help and love bc when I first came here even though it had ceen 11 years since my sweet Amiee went home to be with our heavenly father I was still all messed up inside.This has been a long year for me. With God on my side and my 3 Angel friends I have really come a long way. All you Angel moms are special to me and I wasn't comeing here for awhile but I still need my angel sisters very much. The pain is still so very real and always will be but not as intense. Again thank you for your kind words and visiting Amiee's memorial.

Ang, thanks for emailing me those picture of Amiss bc noe I have picture of Amiee here at Beliefnet. I had tried before to add pictures but It didn't work for some reason. What ever you did made it work. Ang, thanks for being the dear sweet lady that you are. You help to heal some of the pain for so many people. I will always carry love in my heart for you.

Ladies say a small prayer for me today. I have to go to court this morning with my x-husband. Just pray that God will have his way and his will be done.

Love and butterflyhugs to you all,
Amiee's mom

4/6/2006 10:56

Hello dear Cindy, ~ Just a note to let you know that all the angel moms and I are storming heaven with special day prayers for you and family on Krissy's birthday today. We all know how very difficult special days can be. May it help to know that you and family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Love & hugs,
Miss V.

Dear Kristina, :) ~ I know you are celebrating yet another heavenly birthday with our Lord and Savior, and all your angel friends. Your mom, dad, sister, Jason and all of your other friends and all angel moms in our circle of love are thinking of you today and wishing you a heavenly birthday. Krissy, I know you will wrap your beautiful heavenly wings around yourloved ones and send them a sign today to let them know that you are alive and well in God's kingdom. It won't stop the longing to embrace you and tell you how much they love and miss you, but it will make it a little easier to make it through this special day. Please know that all angel moms will be praying for your mom and entire family throughout the day and in the days ahead. Soar with the angels dear one, and know that you are loved! :) Oh, and please give my beloved Diane a hug from her mama. :)

Love & "Happy Birthday" Hugs!

Miss V. :)

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