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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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4/10/2006 15:38

Hi Everyone, Angela here....

Re: My Site....

I deeply apologize for you not being able to access the site...I'm glad you let me know as I had no idea anyone was experiencing problems with the site....

The problem is on the server for the site....

The stats show many visitors are keeping the pages open on their pc's for HOURS....thus using far more bandwidth than previously....i.e. 13 hours, 4 hours, 7 hours, etc...

This is why I ask for donations when I make Memorial Web pages b/c as the bandwidth is used so much by keeping a certain page open for hours, then I have to pay for the overage of bandwidth used from my package of the Website Provider....

I am really sick with a migraine for days and I'm on my way back to bed as the Dr. phoned in a Rx for me to sedate my body to relieve the Migraine pain....

Please may I ask you to email me at if you are experiencing problems loading your page or even the site map....

I have to go to sleep for a few hours, so I'll check my em when I get up....but please understand I am ill right now, and In a lot of physical pain and I just cannot do anything as my eyes are wonky from the migraine.

Thanks for your patience and understanding, and again, I apologize for you not being able to see your babies....

If it keeps up, I'll check with the company but I just cannot do it now...thus why I asked you to email me so I can tell the company how many visitors are unable to view their pages....

My MS is reallty giving me a lot of pain and today is a very difficult day for pain,largly due to the rainy weather, altho we badly need the rain...

May I ask one favor of everyone please?

Sometimes when a person takes his/her life, the method chosen may be by hanging....

The slogan "hang in there" is very popular and has a very definite meaning, to keep in the game...

However, if someone's child left this life by a hanging, it can be very traumatic to view the words "Hang in there" and you would probably not know that if there were no suicides in your family....

So speaking from experience, may I ask for the term "hang in there" to not be used to respect the deceased and the surviving family...Thanks so much!

ang. xo

4/10/2006 21:54

Hi Ang,
I haven't tried to access your site today, maybe others have and will e-mail you about it.
Sorry you're feeling so rotten, take the prescription and climb into your warm bed.
Ang, you're so right, The slogan "hang in there" is very popular and has a very definite meaning, to keep in the game, keep going and nothing more. There's only one rule here at this Circle of Love and that's no judging - a Mom should be able to say whatever is on her mind and heart, within the boundaries of commmon sense. I know you meant no harm, I'm sure that because you're not feeling well, you simply forgot that rule about the Circle. Pray you feel much better in the morning,
Love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

4/10/2006 22:03

Hello all my dear sisters,
Selva has asked me to post for her, she really miss's coming here and send's her love and prayers to all.
She's very busy right now with the last minute people, those who have to pay :-) they're always the last mad rush. She's also very tired and can't wait for the 17th, it can't come fast enough for her! She say's she plan's on sleeping for 3 day's, but knowing our dear sister, I doubt it, :-).
Lots of love & prayers from our dear Selva to all,

4/11/2006 01:47

My Lord just want you to know that he is not going to put" NO MORE THEN YOU CAN BEAR"! I lost my Niece May 24,2005! She Drown by saving her bestfriend from Drowing! I hurt from it time after time but it was her time! I just look at it she did a job call upon her by {OUR LORD}! I'll keep you in my Prayer! Now you know he's resting in peace!!!!!!!!!!!

4/11/2006 10:09

Good morning my dear frienda and Angel moms. I hope all of you are doing well this morning.

I am haveing a valley day and I just can't seem to stop crying. My heart is acheing but not just for but for all of you too. I just want you all to know I Love you and you moms and dads are always in my thoughts and prayers. I feel like I am mourning of all of us this morning.

Please just keep me in your prayers today cause looks like I sure am going to need some.

Love and butterflyhugs,
Amiee's mom

4/11/2006 10:11

ps................I wish I could reach all of you and give you all a great big ((((((((hug))))))) and take all you pain from you.

All my love,

4/11/2006 15:31

Hello Sweet Black, welcome to the Circle! I'm so sorry to read about your niece. She died a heroine, trying to save the life of another, God love her. Yes, she is now home with Our Lord, you can take comfort from that, but I know there's still day's where you miss her so much. You'll see her again one day,
Love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

4/11/2006 15:49

Hi my dear Jen,
Oh, a valley day! It doesn't really matter how much time has passed since we've lost our child, we're always going to experience some valley days in our ives. You have such a loving heart, crying over all the pain we've all experienced, but please, just take care of yourself today and know that this too shall pass.
We all love you too and give you a great big group Hug.
You always have our love and prayers, and I'll send up another one for you today, that your valley day ease's up for you dear one.
Lots of love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

4/11/2006 16:46

Dear sister Jennifer, you are in my prayers. Father God, would You give Jennifer someone to hug today? Send someone in her path to share a hug with her, to comfort and encourage her too. In Jesus name, Amen.

4/11/2006 18:26

Sandy and Charlene, Thank You for your prayers today. I layed down a bit to get some much needed rest for I didnt rest very well last night. I do feel much better now. That little bit of rest did me some good but I do believe I will retire early tonight anyway.

It's times like today that It's great tht we know we can count on our circle here. I know I will pull through this as I have before but thanks for all the careing and the group (((hug))). It was much needed. And Charlene just wanted to let you know that I did get that hug today. From a friend over the phone and my hubby called me 3 times today from work to check on me.

Love you all and will check in with you all tommorow.

Love and Butterfly hugs,

4/11/2006 22:44

Yes, Jennifer, I am the same way; if I lie down for a while, I feel much better when I get up. Sometimes a nap is all it takes to perk me up; especially the past year when some days it seems that all I do is sleep. I'm doing better since I get out and work in the flower beds now, but doing anything else just wears me out. I went to town today to do last minute Easter shopping and get groceries and I was worn out when I got home. I had to lie down a little while and take a nap and then I felt better. In fact, if I'm going anywhere at night I have to lie down in the afternoon or I feel sick from exhaustion by the time I get home that night. Part of the shock from the grief process, I guess. It's so strange because I don't know what to expect because I've never been through anything even close to this before. Some days I feel fine and then grief hits me when I least expect it. The physical exhaustion makes me want to just take it easy and not do much but there are times when I have to function and can't rest. That's when I have to rely on God to give me the strength to go on until I can stop and rest. What would we do without Him? I can't imagine.
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

4/12/2006 08:24

Good Morning Charlene,
I could barely get up this morning. I ove slept. I got up at 20 minutes till 8 and had to get the boys up in a hurry to get them to school on time bc my oldest son Joshua had LDP's today. THAT IS STATE TESTING. I am still really sleepy but II think It is my Fibromyalgia and CFS. But I refuse to let it over power my body. I just keep right on going. But I do think I will lay down again in a minute bc I am feeling way to tired to hold my eyes open. You can go to www. to learn anbout Fibro and CFS.
I hope all of you have a blessed day.
Love and butterfly hugs,
Amiee's mom
12-20-92 to 5-1-93

4/12/2006 09:30

Good morning to you too Jennifer! I know what that's like, rushing around and trying to get everything done in a hurry. Even though my girls are all 3 grown and married and have kids of their own, I still remember doing that with them. And when grandkids stay here, sometimes it's that way with them. I just have to rest a little while before I can function again. I was that way a few Sundays ago; hurry and shower, shave :o), get dressed, eat breakfast--I had to lay down and I didn't even make it to church because I was out of breath.
I hope you get up rested and refreshed to face another day!
Love and prayers,

4/12/2006 22:09

Hello everyone.
I am posting now bc I won't be on tommorow. I spent the biggest part of the day at the hospital with my mom. They have addmitted her. She has the flu and now they are say she has COPD.I will be with her all day tommorow as everyone has to work but me. So everyone just pray for her and her recovery.

Thanks so much.
All my love,

4/13/2006 06:17

Hello my dear sisters, :) ~ I'm just sitting here thanking God for fixing my computer and allowing me to get in a short post to let everyone know I'm still here and thanking God for all my many blessings. Y'all know Y'all are my extended family and when I can't get here to read or post, it really stresses me out. :( But something told me to just keep trying. I guess the Lord got tired of me messing up, so He just made it possible for me to post a mini rambler! :) I'm doing OK so far. I still have a long way to go, but I am trying to do whatever it takes to recover. I love you all and pray heartfelt prayers for everyone throughout the day and night. Sometimes when I'm in rehab exercising on the treadmill, I smile and think to myself, ... "These people don't even know than I am praying!" :) I pray that God will comfort each of you on valley days. It will be ten years come August 16th since God called my beloved daughter, Diane, home. Nevertheless, there are still times when it seems as though it was just yesterday. :( My comfort comes from knowing that she is with the Lord. It also helps to know that God has surrounded me with so much love, support, and understanding. God bless Sandy, and also Beliefnet for providing this safe haven for all of us to come together and pray for each other. Sometimes, in my mind's eye, I can just see Shane, and all our angel kids smiling down on all of us angel moms/dads, and saying ... "If they only knew what's in store for them!" :)

"OK, Lord!" :) ... "And, thanks again for allowing me to get this mini rambler in!" "I love You, Lord!" And I love you, too, angel moms!"

Much love, angel hugs, & prayers,

Verna [aka Miss V.] :)

[Please excuse all mistakes. I AIN'T taking the chance to spell check!] :)

4/13/2006 07:43

Thank you SO MUCH, Miss V, for your prayers throughout the day! I can really tell a difference since I've been posting here in this circle of healing love. Some days the tears come easier and quicker, but if you knew me, you would know that's a good thing. I've held it all in too long; God knew what I needed and provided through Angela so I could come here and meet all you wonderful ladies who KNOW what this kind of grief is all about. I don't thank God that you all had to go through the loss of children, but that God is bringing good out of it by bringing us all together and bringing healing to us through each other. He is good, whether our circumstances are or not. Everything good comes from Him and I thank Him for YOU ALL! Bless all of you today; may God give you strength, peace, comfort, may He wrap His arms around you in love and show you a little glimpse of what Miss V. was talking about (how our children/grandchildren/loved ones are having the time of their lives and can't wait for us to get there to Heaven so we can experience it too). Some day all the troubles and aggravations of this life will be over and we'll probably look back on it and wonder what all the fuss and worry was about.
God bless you all today!
Love and prayers,
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

4/13/2006 12:08

Hello everyone! I have been catching up, reading all the posts.
Charlene, maybe it wasn't a child that you had actually given birth to, but the children you have lost are an extension of those children you did bear. So, in a sense, these are your children, too. A grandmother's love is VERY special. I don't have grandchildren, so I can't even begin to imagine what that would be like. Either way, you have been a BLESSING to the circle. Your unconditional love is so easy to feel through your words. Just as Sandy's, Selva's, Miss V.'s, Jennifer's, and all the others who post here. This circle is, hand's down, the most loving and caring site I have seen for anyone who has experienced a loss. I guess I HAVE to add, that Angela makes absolutely amazing memorial pages.
Jenn, I visited Aimee's page a little while ago. I know you couldn't be any more pleased! The song was beautiful! The memorial brought tears to my eyes, and I have to admit, brought memories of my own little Marcus back. (Sorry, I guess that is a little selfish) But I know Aimee and Marcus are together with all the angels from the circle, just waiting for that HUGE party we are all going to have someday!
OK, now I'm rambling. That's Miss V's job! (hee hee!)

Angel (((HUGS))) and butterfly kisses!!!


4/13/2006 14:26

Oh goodness Jen, I'm sorry to read that, yes, of course your mother will be in my prayers,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,
p.s. Let us know how she's doing when you can.

4/13/2006 15:20

Hello my dear Miss V! It's always wonderful to see a Post from you, we realize you stil have a way to go before you're back to your 'new and improved' old self, :-). I'm so glad to hear that you're doing everything you should and listening to your Dr.'s.
We are your extended family and always will be. And that goes with everyone else here, God has truly blessed this Circle, I see His Light shining through in every one who posts!
It's so comforting to know that you of course and everyone else here pray's for each other, what a beautiful gift to give each other.
You take good care of yourself my dear Miss V, we love ya and need you here,
Lots of love, prayers & tender Hugs,

4/13/2006 15:46

Oh gosh, I have to go, but I'll be back to continue my posting, in the meanwhile, I pray for peace for all, a wish that you see a Rainbow, and MY LOVE TO ALL, along with my heartfelt prayers and of course HUGS,

4/14/2006 00:38

To all who have children who passed over. Know that they are still with you. God grant you peace and hope. Amen

4/14/2006 07:33

Hello Moonbeam - what a pretty Username. I'm always so touched when someone come's here and post's to us in loving prayer. You don't indicate in your post whether you've also suffered the ultimate loss, I pray not, but please feel free to post here anytime, you're warmly welcomed.
May God grant you whatever it is He know's you need,
Love & Angel Hugs,

4/14/2006 08:14

Good Morning all my dear sisters,

I'm up with the brids this morning, but that's alright, I have things that have to be done today as well as attending Mass at 3:00pm.

This is the start of the Easter Weekend and like any other special day or season, it can trigger painful memories of Easter's past, or one's you've been 'robbed of' if you lost your child as a baby.
We remember past Easters, with the baskets or hunts from the Easter Bunny and the joy on their faces. We recall getting together for Easter Dinner's, perhap's with other family members and thought they'd last we're conscience of the empty chair or chairs and the painful reminder they represent. My wish, hop and prayer for all is that you have some measure of peace this weekend, but if the memories become too much to bear, let the tears come, they are a soothing balm for your soul.
Our son Chris and his fiancee Jialing are coming up today - he live's and work's in another City from us, but unfortunately they can only stay overnight, so we'll have our Easter Dinner early tomorrow, with a special Candle we keep for Shane, lit on the table. Jailing has to work on Easter Sunday (is nothing Sacred anymore!) at a part-time job she has at a store, so they can't stay longer. It'll still be wonderful to see them though, :-).

May you all, dear sisters, find some measure of peace this weekend, be blessed, I love you all and will be saying extra prayers for all, to get through another 'special day/day's'.
Lots of love to all, prayers and of course Angel Hugs,
p.s. I will be back online tomorrow checking our Circle after Chris and Jialing have left, not that I want them to ((:-

4/14/2006 10:17

Good morning to you all!
Yes, we will be getting together with our 3 daughters, their husbands, and the 10 grandkids on Sat. for Easter. The grandkids range in age from 14 1/2 yrs. to 7 months. As you all know, we need to take advantage of every opportunity to be with our kids and to do things with them. I try to make every holiday special, especially for the grandkids. Who knows how long they will be with us? My husband and I took a trip (@ 2500 miles) in 2002 with the two oldest grandkids, a boy and girl, cousins. Then in 2004 we took another trip (@ 2000 miles) with the next two grandkids, a boy and girl, cousins. The two boys were here yesterday helping me with yardwork and flowerbed stuff that was harder than I wanted to do (digging plants, building a short walkway, trimming bushes and trees). After lunch, they were looking at the picture albums (@ 300 pictures each) of their trips. The girls are no longer with us, but the boys and I had some fun memories and shared some laughs about things that the girls said or did on the trips. WE NEVER KNOW HOW LONG THEY WILL BE WITH US; MAKE THE MOST OF EVERY MINUTE! If you no longer have children, please get involved with another family or a group and start giving to someone. It will help you tremendously. (Enough preaching for today. LOL!)
I love you all! May God give each of you a BLESSED Easter, filled with His presence, His love, and His comfort.
Love and (((HUGS))),
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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