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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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4/15/2006 02:11

Bless you all and have a Happy Easter. I am going to be busy getting the baking done for easter. My grandsons are expecting their mother to come easter and have dinner with them. This is the first they have seen her since I think about June or July of last year so they are kind of excited.I will be thinking of my son because he always looked forward to getting those big hollow bunnies and eating the ears first. I remember one year i thought he was getting to big to get these bunnies and did not get one . He asked me why he did not get one and told him he was getting too old for these bunnies. He says Mom i was really looking for one so I went and got one the next day and always got him one every year. This will be the first year with out him

4/16/2006 06:30

Happ Easter every one! I hopes for you today is that you have a Bright and Sunny Day and that God comforts you all.

I stayed out of work today bc I am again not feeling well and my mom is still in the hospital. I shouldnt go and see her but I am going to try bc she shouldnt be by herself on Easter. Please continue to pray for her.

I guess I should go, I have to start the ham and then get clothes ironed for church. Hope everyone has a Blessed day.

Amiee's Mom

4/16/2006 09:32

Hello to all!
There's a wonderful Mom, Leslie, who has a webpage of her own, she thankfully hasn't lost a child, but when she read Angela's Main Page and visited the links for those of us who have, she was deeply touched by all the Memorial Sites and is offering prayers for all. Her Website is: LESLIE
Please take a moment to visit her site, she has an adorable baby as well, :-) Thanks to Angela for informing me about it,
Lots of love & Angel Hugs to all,

4/17/2006 09:29

Good morning everyone. I hope you all had a wonderful Easter.

This poem was emailed to me this morning and I wanted to share it with all of you.

I woke this morning to sunshine,
and wondered ‘bout it’s light.
My soul is filled with grief,
who has made this day so bright?

Tears fall down unhindered,
upon my breaking heart.
Why does the sun keep shining,
as my world breaks all apart?

Comforting words are spoken,
they come as though in a dream.
I wander in disbelief and loss,
fighting the urge to scream.

It’s then I hear the thunder
as the skies fill up with rain,
the heavens are crying for me,
it helps to ease my pain.

I see your face before me,
your hands reach out to mine,
a rainbow binds us together,
you speak to me through time.

“My love, I have not left you,
I’ll always be right here,
just hold on to the rainbows,
and know that I am near.

Let the rain wash over you,
it will be your healing balm.
Let it wash away your sorrows,
and lead you through the dawn.

Then someday you will join me,
on heaven’s golden shores.
We’ll walk into God’s rainbows
to be parted nevermore.”

© Forrest Phelps-Cook

From KrazyKorner

I think the poem is just beautiful!!!!

4/17/2006 09:44

Good morning, Jennifer!
Yes, that was beautiful; just the words we want and need to hear!
How is your mom? I've been praying for her, and you too. Is she still in the hospital?

How was everyone's Easter celebration? What did you all do? It would be interesting to know. LASK, did your grandson's mother get to come and see them? We found out that we are going to be grandparents AGAIN. Our oldest daughter, who lost Michael in 1989, now has 5 kids and expecting again in October. She and her hubby just shake their heads and laugh. I'm happy for them. Our middle daughter, who lost the two girls in 2004, is expecting her baby in May but she's getting so big that the dr. may induce or do a C-section the end of this month. She's also having swelling and high blood pressure. Her dr. is keeping a close eye on that. The younger grandkids (5 of them) hunted eggs and got prizes; we did the Easter story with 'symbols' in plastic eggs, had a HUGE dinner, and let the kids play. We had only two major incidents: the 2 1/2 yr. old stuck a toy horse in the VCR in the toyroom and broke it (we've had it for 13 yrs. and nothing has happened like this before), and the boys (ages 3, 6, 7) were in the bathroom washing their hands and flooded the bathroom floor then were 'skating' in the water and broke the toilet paper holder off the wall. The VCR we couldn't fix ourselves but I got the toilet paper holder back onto the wall with a screwdriver. We had rainshowers off and on all day (which we needed!) so the boys couldn't go outside to run off all their sugar intake. LOL

You all have a very good day!
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

4/17/2006 14:27

Hello Charlene, I have to make this post very quick, It just started storming here really bad. It is lighting something terriable.

I am sorry I forgot to post this morning that mom got out of the hospital yesterday evening and I havent been able to go and see her bc I have had a fever of 103. Today hasnt been that high but my glands behind my ears are all swollen and boy do they hurt. I have the mumps as a child and remember it very very well. I keep getting asked if maybe do I have the mumps but I have already had them and I 'm not sure if you can get them again. I can't explain how bad I feel. I am only up bc my mother in law brought the boys home.I know I should go to the doctors but I just got off of antibioctics Monday of last week for my respitory infection.
So, until I get batter I cant go and see my mom. I have called her twice to check on her and she has called me twice to check on me. LOL , that sounded funny.

Anyway Glad you had a wonderful Easter and I will be keeping your daughter in my prayers. By the way, I have had 3 c-sections and they are not that bad.

4/17/2006 15:16

Hey Jennifer,
It sounds like you have what I had in Feb., swollen neck glands and fever. My joints hurt too and I figured I had a type of flu. It lasted about a week and then it was over.
Yes, I had 2 C-sections so I know what they're like. My daughter is not used to being sick so she is on the go almost constantly. She's afraid she'll miss the end-of-school activities if she has surg. instead of a natural delivery. (In my opinion, it wouldn't hurt her to slow down a little; I think she keeps busy so she doesn't have to think about her 'losses'--the adopted baby and the two girls. And she admits that she likes to be in control of 'her world', not have someone else doing for her.) Thank you for your prayers for her!
I pray that you get some rest today so that your body can heal. Try lots of Vitamin C; that won't cure anything but at least it won't hurt you.
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

4/17/2006 19:21

Charlene Yes my daughter got to see her boys and she is staying for a few days. I don't know if that is good or bad but with the Lord's Blessings hope it will be good. She went to church with us last night and was "Saved" Praise the Lord. She is looking for an apartment around us but they are so expensive. Our easter was good The weather was just great and the boys were out in the sun shine as much as possible. Glad to hear about all the babies and will pray for them

4/17/2006 20:51

Dear sister LASK,
I'm so glad the boys got to see their mother. Hopefully her 'salvation' will be the real thing and her life will be completely changed. I'll be praying for her; and for you to have wisdom where she and the boys are concerned. I'm glad you had lots of sunshine for the boys to get out.
It's good to hear from you!
Lots of love and prayers,

4/18/2006 10:37

Good Morning dear sisters,
That is a nice poem dear Jen and my gosh, you're down with something again, God love you, I don't know if you can get the Mumps again, I think your immune system was weakened by your first illness and that may be why you've picked up this one. You're another one though that never slow's down and is always on the go, :-) take care of yourself and continued prayers for your Mom.

Charlene, it sound's as though you had a busy Easter and happily so, yes, if the weather had been nicer, the boy's could have played outside instead of 'entertaining' themselves indoors, ha, ha. It's hard for them when they have to stay indoors, :-).
Oh, congrat's to you and your daughter, expecting another wee one, that's wonderful! Continued prayers for your other daughter, don't worry, she's in good Hands.
Happy Birthday Carey Grace, you know your Mom and Grandma are thinking of you with love on this special day and so are we, I hope you and all the Angel kids are having a special party for you!

Dear lask, I'm so happy you had a nice Easter, although I know your precious son was on your mind, I think having the boys and their Mother there helped to take the edge off the day for you.

We had a very nice Easter, Chris and Jialing were here so that always lift's my spirits, we had our Traditional Ham Dinner with all the fixing's and ate too much as well, the Desert's had to wait for later that evening, :-) they stayed until Sunday morning and left early, it's always hard on me to see them go, but we'll be travelling to see them in a few weeks. The weather here today is glorious so I'll be taking full advantage of it,
Lots of love, prayers & Hugs to all,

4/18/2006 10:51

Good morning agel sisters,
Still not feeling very well but I am up again. My kids are out of school for spring break this week. Of all times to get sick. Oh well, I will terry on and rest when hubby gets home today.

I wanted to Say a HAPPY BIRTHDAY to dear little Carey Grace. I know this is a special day for your mom and g-mom. I'm sure all our angel babies are haveing you a big party today in heaven.

All my love to you all.
Amiee's mom
12-20-92 to 5-1-93

4/18/2006 12:10

Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts about Carey Grace, but her birthday was last month (March 18th). That's okay, though, because I woke up thinking about her this morning; I had a flashback of the phone call we got that morning while we were at the hospital with our daughter (she was at a different hospital across town from the others). We didn't even know any details about the wreck, a neighbor of our daughter's called us and said there had been a wreck and 'they' were taken to Joplin but she didn't know which hospital. I thought their insurance was at a certain hospital so we chose to go there; and that's where our daughter was. They took us right back to a private waiting room and I kept thinking: 'this is bad, this is really bad'. Our daughter's husband was at the other hospital with the kids and the lady from his work (he works for MODot) came back to sit with us. She's the one who took the phone call about Carey Grace not making it and she told us; my husband broke down (collapsed on the floor and everything) and I immediately went into shock. I couldn't cry or do anything; I just sat there and thought 'what do we do now?'. Then a few minutes later we got another phone call that told us that Casey didn't make it either.
Anyway, that's what I was remembering this morning and crying as if I was hearing it for the first time (without the shock). I know that's why you were both thinking about Carey Grace today; to help me with my flashback. You are WONDERFUL sisters! Thank you so much!!
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

4/18/2006 13:24

Charlene Hearing about your granddaughters and not being there must have terrible. My son died at home in his sleep and the last time I saw him was the day before when he came to the table and ate his lunch with me. We talk a little and then he went to his room and was there all night. Hisgirlfriend came at 1:30 in the morning( of course i was still up)and asked if she could stay the night. When she got up the next morning she came running to me and said she thought there was something wrong. My husband went to him but he was gone. Then I had to explain again to 2 boys that their Uncle's job was done here and he went to live with God. Which they have heard before when their Dad died.

4/18/2006 13:49

Good Morning Angel Mom's and Dad's,


My heart hurts just reading your post of your flashback....And to know it really happened boggles my mind...I have NO IDEA how you parents and grandparents go on after this news and the incredible sense of loss....I'm sorry I have no words to say, but I pray for you all daily....

((((Jennifer)))) I hope you get news of what kind of virus you are fighting...we with fibro and CFS have such challenged immune systems that we seem to pick up anything and everything going around...esp with you working in the nursing environment...I pray you recover soon dear sis...


I'm glad to hear your son and his g/f were home with you....Blessings to you Sandy!

((((Miss V))))

Hoping to hear from you as well Sis, how was your weekend?

My candle was lit all weekend in memory of all your dear children and my family as well...

I spent a lot of time on the phone with my sissy Sue, she lives a 4 hour drive from me, so we spend a good 7 hours on the phone during the whole weekend...

And Last night I finally broke down and cried on the phone with my sissy, I am 7 years older so I often feel that I can't express my true feelings to her b/c I don't want to bother her but she was wonderful and really listened to me and this time she was the strong one...

I thank God for my sissy, she means everything to me and she and her daughter are coming down to spend a weekend with me for her daughter's grad present from her mom....Her daughter is really excited to come and see Auntie Aaaaaa, as in the Fonz on Happy Days...he he

We are going to have a Girl's Night, in our p.j.'s and watch movies and go the mall now that I have my scooter we can go out...I'm so excited to see them both!

Sissy graduated with honors from college and now works in a huge hospital in Medical Records and she worked Fri night and was paid $25 an hour! And last night she worked so she was paid $18 an hour and she also got a raise, and makes $16 an hour so I am so proud of my sissy for going to college and raising her self esteem, income and she loves her job so much, she says she should pay them for working in a job she loves and she said the women are like gramma's to her and they have a good time...I am so happy for my sissy that she is finally overcoming the past as well...

I also graduated from DBT last week...I have a diploma which will be framed and they also asked me to make a video for them as I have just ran with DBT and worked really hard to recover...We were watching the video, my Therapist and I and he had tears rolling down and said to me, "If only everyone would work as hard as you do, it would be great"...what a compliment!

But everyone is in a different stage in their recovery and it's not fair to compare as everyone's grief and pain is theirs and it's just as important as the next person's pain...

It's very sunny out and it feels like Spring has Sprung! I am going to wash my balcony windows today and the sunshine and warm will be good for me...

(((((Selva))))) Mi Hermana

I hope your tax season is done and you can relax a bit and we hope to see you posting to see how you are doing dear sis...You are prob exhausted! A few good days with your feet up will help! ha ha

Well, I have to make one more post so everyone have a good week and post your pain it stays on the paper so to speak and help you along your journey...

Love and Hugs,
Angela xo

4/18/2006 14:23


You posted while I was typing my post out, I am so sorry to hear how your son passed away and you had to tell the children about another loss...

That is a huge and painful message to have to give to children...My prayers are with you daily as well as all the other mom's and dad's here...

Some of you may know Damon's Mom, Fredia, a friend of mine as well;
Damon passed away in a car accident due to drunk driving and the driver just got out of jail recently, Damon's page is on a site which contains only Memorial Pages for children; the whole site is full now, I was beginning to make the pages and Karen t was kind enough to allow me to use her graphics until I learned how to use Graphic Sets...

Fredia's sister Tina went missing last year and yesterday Frieda got the call from the Police that they positively identified Tina's body from the bush, a hiker found Tina's body....

And I thought of the connection between Sunday when our Lord and Savior rose and so if Jesus rose, then we know Tina is with the Lord and Fredia was comforted with that....
Fredia gave her permission to place the info here in case any of you are in her area (Georgia) for Tina's Memorial...Here is Fredia's message:

We’ve made preliminary plans for Tina’s memorial service…..of course, contingent upon her body being released the first-mid week of next week.

Sunday, April 30

Flanigan Funeral Home
4400 South Lee Street
Buford, GA 30518

2:00 Visitation with the family at the funeral home

3:00 Memorial Service in the chapel of the funeral home, Rev. Jeff Clegg officiating

Followed by graveside services at Broad lawn Memorial, Buford, Georgia

Fredia was like a mom to Tina, as Tina was mentally challenged and Tina lived with Fredia and her family....If you would like to email Fredia, this is her em addy:

Thanks everyone and have a good week...

Love Angela xo

4/18/2006 18:13

Dear LASK, We'll never forget those 'moments' will we? The good and the bad. I pray that God would give you wisdom and strength with your grandsons. May God protect you and guide you as you cope with your 'loss' day by day.
Hey Ange, My heart hurts too. Thank you for your empathy! I just got up from a nap and feel better. Just when I think I've got a handle on my life, something will happen (today's flashback) to take me back. But it's good to be able to cry instead of being stuck in shock. Doesn't God collect our tears in a bottle? And some day He will wipe away our tears! Just another reason to look forward to Heaven!
I'm SO GLAD you get to spend some time with your sister and niece. What a blast; a pajama party! :o) Hope you have a wonderful time.
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

4/19/2006 12:15

Hello my dear sisters,
Just a short note to tell you all I am going to the doctors in a few minutes and I would like you all to pray for me. I am really sick and scared they will put me in the hospital. Don't know how I will let you know if they do, I guess if I don't post for a couple days maybe I am in . I love you all.


4/19/2006 13:42

Father God, I lift my sister Jennifer up to You. I ask You to heal her body so she doesn't have to go to the hospital. Give her peace and calm in her mind about someone taking care of her children. Give the dr. wisdom to know how to treat her without admitting her to the hospital. Bless her with rest today. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen

4/20/2006 14:35

Hi dear Ang, nice to see you posting and yes, we had a nice weekend, but it's always hard on me when they leave.
You sound as though the clouds have parted and the sunshine is beaming on you, great to hear and yes, have a terrific visit with your sis and niece!
Much love & Angel Hugs,

4/20/2006 15:06

Hello dear sisters,

I heard from our dear Jen, her Dr. diagnosed her with strep throat (ouch!)
and a sinus infection and put her back on antibiotics. She's at home and thankfully not in the hospital. She thanks all for their prayers and let's keep her still in them; she definitely has to go to work in a couple of day's.

I also heard from our dear Miss V, she want's to share this Card with everybody, she posted from her Hotmail Account and doesn't have all addresses at that account.
To view your eCard, choose from the options below.

Click on the following link.

Or copy and paste this link into your web browser's "address bar".

Lots of love to all,

4/20/2006 15:09

p.s. make sure to scroll down past her message to me :-)

4/20/2006 19:23

Miss V, Thank you for the ecard! And congratulations to the 'distance-walker'! Before you know it, you'll be in the marathon. :o)
Jennifer, No wonder your throat hurt! I've had strep throat before and it's no picnic! You rest up and let someone else take care of everyone else for a while. Then you'll be better able to cope with life when you get well.
God's blessings 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

4/21/2006 14:37


Sometimes life seems hard to bear,
Full of sorrow, trouble and woe.
It's then I have to remember,
That it's in the valley I grow.

If I always stayed on the mountain top,
And never experienced pain,
I would never appreciate God's love,
And would be living in vain.

I have so much to learn,
And my growth is very slow.
Sometimes I need the mountain tops,
But it's in the valley I grow.

I do not always understand,
Why things happen as they do,
But I am very sure of one thing,
My Lord will see me through.

My little valleys are nothing,
When I picture Christ on the cross.
He went through the valley of death;
His victory was Satan's loss.

Forgive me Lord, for complaining,
When I'm feeling so very low.
Just give me a gentle reminder,
This it's in the valleys I grow.

Continue to strengthen me,
Lord, and use my life each day,
To share your love with others,
And help them find their way.

Thank You for the valleys,
Lord, for this one thing I know
The mountain tops are glorious,
But it's in the valleys I grow!

Poem by Janet Eggleston

4/21/2006 15:24

Thank you, sis Donna, for that encouragement (and reminder). Life isn't just about us, is it? That reminds me of the devotion I read this morning in one of your emails about the bamboo not even sprouting for 4 or 5 years because it is growing roots. When we seem to be spinning our wheels or 'not growing', we can still know that God is feeding us (when we read His word). He's the one we depend on when we can't do anything ourselves; we depend on Him for our strength anyway, but especially then.
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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