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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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5/17/2006 14:51

Hi my dear sister Charlene. I am glad that you are feeling a little better, thanks for sharing what your pastor wrote and the beautiful quote from M. Jeanne Guyon. Yes my dear sister, God is the one who keep us strong , even though my faith gets a little mess up once in a while, He knows that I try, and pray and pray, until I feel somewhat better, sometimes its so hard.But I know that we will be together with our Angels again, when He decides, and this time forever. Love and prayers. Selva

5/17/2006 16:56

Hello all!
I've been 'appointed' to do the Special Dates list. :o)
I've already emailed some of you but if there is anyone else who wants their precious child/grandchild on the list, email me at with your information. I would need your name, your child's/grandchild's name, their birth date, and their heaven date. If you would just like a list, you can email me and request that, too. This list is being compiled because we sisters here want to pray for you on your special birth dates(BD)and heaven dates(HD). I will post the prayer request when the special date is coming up so everyone can pray for that particular sister. What better bond on earth can there be than between women (or men) who share in losses of children or grandchildren. And what better way to support each other than in prayer to our Heavenly Father to comfort our dear sisters? As Sandy and Verna and so many others have said here on this site, only another mother who has lost a child can truly understand what you are going through; and only another mother can truly know how to pray for you. And, of course, our God knows too. May He give you the greatest comfort and peace today because you've come to this prayer circle and shared your burdens with us.
Love and prayers to you all,

5/18/2006 09:30

To all the special mothers in this prayer circle:
I've been reading through all the back posts (now on page 46) and I've realized that I know NOTHING about the depth of your pain as mothers of children who are now gone. My pain is very real from losing my two granddaughters and the other two grandsons, but it can't even begin to compare with the depth of your pain. I hope I haven't overstepped my boundaries by 'intruding' into your lives; but I've become very close to you all and I want you to know how much you have helped me. The last time I saw my doctor he commented on how much better I looked and sounded and I told him about you all. He requested the address for the prayer circle because he sees so many who need this kind of help and support. I just want you all to know that you have helped me and you will help many others through their pain because of what you've experienced. I wish we didn't have to experience this kind of pain; but since we do, I wouldn't trade the friendships I've found here for anything. You are all much loved today! God bless 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

5/18/2006 11:14

Hi my dear sister,
Great to see you posting too, I know the last week was very rough on you but I pray thing's are much better for you now, I don't have to tell you that you can let loose here, you know that and I always love your honesty,
Lots of love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/18/2006 11:36

Hello our dear Charlene, wow, that's a lot of reading, but there is so much history in those back pages - you know, when I listened to the whisper and started this Circle, I thought it would be maybe 1 or at the most, 2 pages. But God certainly knew what I didn't and the Glory goes to Him!

Oh goodness Charlene, nothing could be further from the truth, never, ever think of yourself as 'intruding', a Grandmother's grief is real too! You're such a big blessing to this Circle, so you just put those thought's out of your mind!
About 30 yrs. ago, I lost my little cousin Stephanie aged 3, to an asthma attack, she died in my Aunt's arms in the Emerg. waiting room. I remember how grief-stricken my Grandmother was, losing a precious grandaughter, and how she would suddenly burst into tears long after the Funeral. I didn't really understand back then, of course, but now that I'm older, I know she was hurting badly too, just as you are with your grandchildren.

That's wonderful that your Dr. wanted to know, by all mean's send them here, we'll all take good care of them, right! We'd all be very, very sad and disappointed if you left, so you're stuck here now, there's no leaving, we'd hunt you down, :-)
And thank you so, so much for making up the List for us all!!
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/18/2006 15:32

Dear sister Sandy,
I'm not planning on leaving; I was just having one of those 'moments', realizing that even though I'm grieving, it's nothing compared to what you all are going through. You all are too dear to me to leave the comfort of your 'arms' yet; I still need you. And from the words of the past posts, I'll probably need you for quite a while yet. I have a bond here that CANNOT be broken. After all, you all are my SISTERS; and sisters stick together. This circle (and you sisters in grief) has given me an outlet for my grief, energies, and love. God willing, I will be here for a long time; even if it's just to try to encourage others.
Love to you all!

5/18/2006 20:28

Dear sisters, I have a special prayer request for our very loved sister Angela (valour). I called her and she says she is VERY sick right now with her migraines and pancreatitis and is unable to be out of bed for very long at a time. Her son and DIL will not be able to be with her until the end of May; but she has a lady coming in every day to give her a bath and see to her needs. She is taking increased amounts of pain meds and they make her very sleepy. She was up for a while this evening to check her emails and was exhausted trying to look through (149) emails that she's gotten since she's been sick. She asks that no one send her any more emails for a while because she just won't be able to look through them all until she feels better. She didn't want to hurt anyone's feelings but she felt like she couldn't look through that many emails; she didn't want everyone to worry because she couldn't respond to everyone. Please keep her in your prayers; and I would like to pray that her son will be able to get to her sooner than the end of May. She needs him right now. Thank you all!
Love, Charlene

5/18/2006 23:15

Dear Sister Charlene your pain is just as bad as anyone else's. Sandy would tell you that too.As my Mother would say-it can't hurt any worse than if they were mine-when she would talk about Kim or Josh. your pain is just as real. They were your babies too.
Tell you friend Angela I'm praying for her.I hope she gets to feeling better.
Love to all. Anita

5/19/2006 00:14

Hello everyone, ~ Sorry to be so long getting here. Sometimes my schedule of activities and responsibilities have kept me from doing what I love to do; that is Ö coming here to catch up on whatís going on with each of you, and to share what's going on in my neck of the woods [as we southerners sometime say]. :)

As Iím sure you all do, I pray daily that God will bless each and everyone here in whatever way He knows you need blessing.

Sadly, I have gotten behind in my reading posts here so I must to some catching up before responding to individual posts. The same is true for responding to emails, greetings, etc. Right now, my inbox is pretty full; [5 pages at last count] Ha-ha! However, God willing, Iíll get caught up in the next few days.

Angel moms, I seem to be coming along ok, thus far. I know that your prayers and the prayers of others have a lot to do with that. I wasnít the least bit worried going in to surgery because my undying faith in a loving God assured me that if it was within His will that I stay here a while longer, those prayers would bring me through. Even if it had gone the other way, I would have left here knowing that your prayers went with me. Somehow, that was very comforting to me just knowing that. I believe with all my heart and soul that God uses people to help each other through the rough times, the sad times, the storms of life, just as He uses us to share the joys of life. In my opinion, that is what loving one another is all about.

On to another topic; some of you already know that my niece, Felecia, is back in the hospital. She was running a slight temp on Monday and her blood pressure was a little high, so they told her to check in to emergency. They discovered she has pneumonia. So, I am asking that you all join me in prayer for my niece, Felecia. Also, I ask that you pray for my sister, [Pearl], Feleciaís mom, who is Feleciaís primary care giver, and sees to little Ashley, with my help, whenever Felecia Kay is in crisis. Felecia has been on dialysis now for well over a year. She has sclorderma, for which there is said to be no cure. So thank you in advance for your prayers.

Well, my hands are getting a little tired, so Iíll end this short rambler. Again, thanks for the prayers, and I will try to get caught up on soon.

I love you all dearly Ö

Verna [aka Miss V]

5/19/2006 00:22

Ha-ha! I meant to type: I will try to get caught up on reading and posting soon! [senior moment] :)

5/19/2006 06:17

Give Him All Your Pain
Sometimes life does not make sense,
It's hard and filled with pain.
It seems that everything goes wrong,
Dark days are here again.
The road you're on is lonely,
You're filling with despair.
Sadness fills your broken heart,
You wish someone would care.
But there is someone out there,
Who loves you very much.
He longs to heal your broken heart,
With his gentle touch.
He will never leave you,
He longs to soothe your soul.
He'll hold you in His loving arms,
And never let you go.
He'll fill your life with so much joy,
His peace will fill your soul.
He will set your heart so free,
His love will make you whole.
All your pain and sorrow,
He'll gladly take from you.
He'll fill you up with happiness,
And make you feel brand new.
The one who can do all of this,
Is Jesus Christ the Lord.
He can fill you up with strength,
Then be your shield and sword.
Jesus love you Oh so much,
That on the cross He died.
He paid the price so you can live,
Forever by His side.
Just pray to Jesus; ask Him in,
Then in your heart He'll live.
He'll never walk away from you,
His love He'll freely give.
He's here for you, just trust in Him,
And give Him all your pain.
He longs for you to trust in Him,
And feel His blessings rain.

Nancy Burr

Love and Butterfly Hugs,

5/19/2006 06:26

Hello everyone, It has been awhile since I posted last. I hope everyone had a wonderful Mothers Day. I have been wotking so much that I can barely get a chance to see myself. (HA HA) I am really tired and wore out but with three kids and the way prices are going up I cant afford not to work two jobs.
If there are any new moms or dads I welcome you and are very sorry we have to meet this way. You have come to the right place for healing , love, comfort, and support.We have a group of awsome ladies here..
If I have missed any birthdays I am deeply sorry. I am makeing plans to come home from work tonight and go back and read through the posts I have missed .

I Love you all and hope you have a blessed day.

Amiees Mom

5/19/2006 06:34

The Right Words

Lord, give me the right words to say
To broken hearts that come my way
To those who have been hurt before
That, I not hurt them any more

To those whose hearts have hardened up
To those who won't hold out their cup
That, Lord, You long to overflow
With love and mercy. Lord, let me know

That I might have the words to say
That I might plant a seed today
That glory would be given to You
Through all I say and all I do

Lord, give me the right words to say
More hearts are breaking every day
They're out there crying in the night
I long to help them see the light

But, fragile are those souls and weak
So this is why Your words I seek
And pray Thee give me words to say
That I, not one soul, turn away.

~ by Susan Tier ~

Amiee's Mom

5/19/2006 08:37

Jennifer, Those were some really good poems. Sorry to see you working so hard, but what in this life is easy? I'm finding myself needing to go in 3 different directions today to get some things done before my tests next week. I'll keep you in my prayers, for rest and wisdom from our Father God in how to best use your time. He is faithful to give us strength when we need it!
Verna, it's good to see you posting. It sounds like your schedule is busy too. Of course you know when to rest don't you? :o) I'm praying for Felecia; and Pearl (and for you) to be able to care for 'little Ashley'. It's quite a job taking care of little ones; they have WAY too much energy! :o)
Anita, thank you for your encouragement. As everyone here in this circle says, no one can understand like another mother/grandmother who has been through it themselves. It just makes me want to reach out to all the hurting women and cry with them and help ease their pain. There are a lot of hurting people in this world that need lots of hugs and encouragement. Thank you.
Hi,all! I did something yesterday that I had never had the courage to do until I came to this circle of healing. I have a necklace that one of my daughters bought me several years ago; it's just a plain silver necklace and I put grandkids charms on it. I started buying the charms in 1991 when our first grandson was born healthy. Then as each one came along, I would buy a charm for them. (Each is a boy or girl figure with their month birthstone in it.) When the two granddaughters were killed in the car wreck, I wanted to do something special with their charms so I went back to the store and bought smaller gold ones for them (the others are silver) and also one for the grandson who was stillborn in 1989 (with his mom's permission). I kept wanting to buy one for the grandson we gave up for adoption in 1989 but I couldn't decide whether or not it was the right thing to do. Now since we have the new grandson, I went yesterday to get his charm and I bought one for the adopted grandson too. I won't put his charm on my necklace yet because that would raise too many questions with the grandkids and others. I put it in the box with extra spacers and the two silver charms that I had originally bought for the girls. Hopefully SOME DAY I will be able to put it on my necklace too. I know he's not 'ours' legally, but in my heart he is still my grandson. It felt SO RIGHT and gave me a wonderful joy and lightheartedness for the rest of the day after buying that charm! So I'm taking that as confirmation that I did the right thing and I will see him again some day.
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

5/20/2006 22:41

Haven't posted for a while, have been really tired lately. But am ok.
Charlene, I'm glad to hear you're feeling a little better.I said a prayer for you . I think it's wonderful you're doing the Special Dates List- they "appointed" the right person. ( I think) you're a very warm & sweet person perfect candidate for that.
Selva glad to know that I'm not the only ones with those feelings. I am not mad at my friend anymore- I think I was more hurt than mad.
Sandy thanks for making me realize that friends & family mean well when they try to comfort us,but only we who have suffered the ultiimate can really understand each other. My frieind said she thought if she got tough with me then maybe I wouldn't have such a rough Mother's Day --( Because then I would be mad at her & not devasted by memories ).
Actually I think that is one of the Best Friends anyone would be llucky enough to have --in it's own way.
Charlene that's a great idea with the necklace.
Sandy I have the same ordeal that you have with ice cream--I cannot bring myself to make tacos. Haven't made them in almost 2 yrs. Just the smell & preparation is awful. That used to be Gary & I favorite thing to do. We would make tacos like 2 times a week. I was like "OUR" thing .
Well have to go everyone take care Your all in my thoughts & PRAYERS
CHARLENE I will email youfor that Special Dates List

5/21/2006 08:03

My heart goes out to you in your loss I hve alos had a loss in that i am searching for my daughter whm I haven't seen since she was 7 due to my ex-husband giving her away when I asked him for help, I can't say i know how you feel but rest assured that your child is in the arms of Jesus, I pary mine is until I am reunited with her, May god give you strength , hope and faith

5/21/2006 09:08

Sue, Thank you very much for your encouragement! I look forward to getting your email and I'll be glad to send you the list. I thank God almost constantly now for sending me here to this circle. You all have been wonderful for my morale; and no one has validated my feelings like you all have (you all,including Angela).
seahorse4445, My prayer for you is that God would comfort you and give you peace, that He would give you wisdom about what to do about finding your daughter, and (yes) that He would give you hope and rest in Him. He is our Rock and Hiding Place when we can't stand the awful things of this world. He will deliver us from evil and put our feet on the mountaintop to make us conquerers and not the defeated, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Thank you for your post.
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

5/21/2006 14:24

Hi dear Sue, Anita, it's wonderful to see you both posting again, you've been missed! Yes, that's so true Anita, as i posted, I remember my own grandmother's grief over losing one of her grandchildren. Hope and pray you're doing fairly good lately. And please don't be a stranger!

Dearest Sue, you can relate to the icre cream because you have your own with the tacos - it would seem silly to other people, but not to us, it's just too painful for us.
If it took that to help you on Mother's Day then bravo to your friend, whatever it take's to make the day less painful. Don't you be a stranger too, love to hear from everyone, you're all so valued here at the Circle!

Much love, Hugs, Prayers to you both,

5/21/2006 14:32

Our dear Jen, I don't know how you do it - work 2 jobs and look after 3 children, although I know you have a gem of a hubby, :-). I like the Poems you posted, but i really love the 2nd one, "The Right Words" by Susan Tier, it speak's volumes to me. Thank you dear one and make sure to take care of yourself, have some fun time too!
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/21/2006 14:42

Hello dear seahorse, welcome to the Circle and thank you so much for your kind post to us all.
Oh goodness, that's terrible, you have no lead's where your daughter may be? It must weigh so heavily on your heart and your mind, knowing each day she's out there somewhere but not where she belong's, with you. You have my prayers too sweetie, you're carrying your own Cross,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/21/2006 14:47

Our dear Charlene, I haven't forgotten about your test's, my prayers go with you - say Hello to Ang for us all, hope she feel's better soon,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/21/2006 14:52

Last, but never least, our dear Miss V, I'm so sorry to hear about Felicia again, she's certainly had her fair share of health problems God love her, my prayers are with her, Pearl, you as you deal again with another one of her setback's, it's so wonderful to have family, they're always there for you - in your case especially,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/21/2006 18:01

I'd like all of you to keep Sandy in your prayers this week; as May 28, a week from today, is her Shane's birth date. She's so special to all of us since she's the one who obeyed God's voice to start this circle. She is in my prayers for comfort, peace, and hope. Especially remember her on the 28th, but keep her in your prayers every day this week. I know she would appreciate it. Thank you.

5/21/2006 22:28

Hi all! I just wanted to remind all of you that I won't be answering my emails for a couple of days. You can go ahead and email me and I'll get to the information as soon as I can. I'll be praying for all of you; that will keep my mind off of what's going on with me. :o)
Love and prayers,

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