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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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5/21/2006 22:46

Charlene, all of us Angel sisters will be praying for you. You can count on that. Sandy you are also in my prayers.I know it won't be easy, but remember he's in Heaven now. It's only been a few weeks since Josh's death but it seems like yesterday. For some reason im having a hard time dealing with the anger I have for the driver. I just feel like there is something he's not telling me. So please pray for me. Love to all the Angel sisters. Anita

5/22/2006 07:53

Good Morning Angel Moms, ~ My daily prayer is that God will be with you and give you peace as only He can.

Charlene, our prayers go with you today. Please know that we will continue to storm heaven with prayer for you throughout today and tomorrow; trusting that everything will go well with your tests.
God's peace and blessings,
Verna [aka Miss V.] :)

5/22/2006 09:08

Dear Angel Mom, Anita, ~ I pray that this post comes through. My computer is not doing well at the moment, but I just had to try anyway. My heart goes out to you in the loss of your beloved daughter and son. It's hard enough to lose one; but I cannot even begin to understand the magnitude of the pain you are living with. You may be sure that I will storm heaven with prayer for both you and your entire family; but especially you, because I know in my heart and soul what it feels like to a mother to lose a part of herself. So, just know in your heart that you can count on my prayers and also the prayers of all the angel moms at our prayer circle of love. I mean that from the bottom of my heart. :)

Much love, prayers, and angel hugs,

Verna [aka Miss V.] :)

5/22/2006 19:13

Hi my dear Angel sisters. Charlene, just to let you know that my prayers are also with you today, I am praying very hard so that your test's results will be just fine my dear sister. Dear sister Anita, I have learned in the past 45 months that anger is part of grieving, it is a very normal part of it, along with the pain, the sadness, denial, regrets, guilt and all that comes with this horrible and very complicated pain that we all know so well, it is part of the process my sister, I am still experiencing all of it, some days I feel a little better and then I feel guilty for feeling better, we all go through different stages and they are all normal, just keep on praying and together with our prayers, I am sure that God will give you strenght and His love to help you along this very lonely road. My dear Ms V, I feel so bad about Felecia, she was doing so well, of course my dear sister, our prayers will be there for her and the family, I hope that you are taking good care of yourself and not overdoing it, ha ha, I know that is the hardest for you, remember we are keeping an eye on you and we have Cheryl to tell us if you are not behaving, you have made some terrific progress my dear sister, so I know that you are following doctor's orders, always remember my love and prayers are with you all. Love Selva

5/22/2006 22:37

Hello Angel Mom's I hope everyone is doing fine this evening. Ms. V I really appreciate the post and the prayers. I know I have found the perfect place to help me cope. I hope you and Felicia get better. I'm praying for you both. Selva I appreciate you too.As a matter of fact I don't know what i'd do without all of you now. Has anyone heard how Charlene is? Please let me know. Sandy you're still in my prayers too. Love you all. Anita

5/23/2006 08:22

Good morning my dear friends.I hope everyone is doing fine.Just wanted to check in on everyone.

Charlene my prayers are with you and I will be praying that all goes well with you. You take care of you.

Miss V the same goes for you, take care of yourself. Your posts are comeing more often again and that is a good sign but just don't over do it.

Sandy my dear, know that my prayers are with you this week.Our Angels day are always so hard for us. I know bc I just went through Amiees 13 year of being in heaven. You know I still havent been to her grave. It is just to hard for me. I cant bear to think of her being in the cold ground and when I go there it just brings back to many memories of the day they put her there. I know her spirit isnt there just her body but it is still way to hard, even after 13 years. Look at me just rambeling on.
Just know Sandy that you are in my prayers this weeek as Shanes day is comeing up soon.

I Love you all.
Love and Butterfly Hugs,

5/23/2006 17:10

Hello all! I'm back home, thank God!!
At least they didn't keep me for more tests or have to do any procedures on me! The dr. who did the tests said everything with my heart and arteries looked fine but the radiologist has to look at the pictures and give his report yet. I do have very high blood pressure so my dr. will be calling me this week to set up an appt. for that. The test dr. said the chest pain and high blood pressure are probably due to stress. NO KIDDING! Me? Have stress? LOL! And the fact that I've had no hormone pills for two days DOESN'T HELP MY STRESS LEVEL! LOL!!! Hopefully after a couple of days of quiet and rest (and hormone pills) I'll feel better. :o)
[I won't go into details yet, but I also have a person that I see every day that causes me to be nervous and stressed. Please pray about that situation; thank you.]
Thank you all for all your prayers!! I could tell that they were working yesterday; today I was emotional so I don't know for sure what that was about, except when the tests were over, the test dr. asked me about extra stress in my life right now, and I told him about the girls we lost and two of the nurses in the room broke down crying and stayed and talked with me a while. The didn't know how to help me because they'd never been through the loss of a child but it helped me to talk anyway.
I gave the info. about this circle to my dr. so hopefully several more mothers/grandmothers will get the help they need by opening up their feelings here. I did make use of my time (25 minutes each day) while I was having x-rays taken by praying for each one of you. I ran out of time the first day so I just continued the list the second day. That made the time go by faster so I didn't have to concentrate on not moving my body. Why is it when someone tells you not to do something, you want to do it? :o)
Love you all!

5/23/2006 21:25

Dear Sandy,
My thoughts & prayers are with you this week. I know the Good Lord will be watching over you to keep your strength up to get you through . He will be there for you. You have so many people who keep you in their thoughts & prayers. Everyone will be thinking of you.

5/23/2006 21:28

Charlene glad to have you back, glad all went well. We all were praying for you.
Take care of yourselves everyone

5/23/2006 22:46

Hi all. Charlene I'm glad to know you're back home and doing fine.We are still praying and we'll also pray for the other little problem.
Sue i'm glad to see you posting more, know you're in our prayers too.
Miss V I hope you haven't overdid things these past few days. Take care of yourself.
Jennifer, it broke my heart when I read your post bc I once felt the same way then I realized Kim was in Heaven, she was'nt cold.She was in a place we can only imagine on earth. I decided the only thing I could do for her was to take care of her grave. I planted flowers, I decorate for the holidays she loved & I know she's smiling down on me.But know I'm thinking of you& praying for you.
Sandy, you are in my thoughts & prayers this week also.
Lots of Love & Angel Hugs-----Anita

5/24/2006 06:59

Dear Sisters

Some of you are already aware of this, for those who aren't, or never had the pleasure of knowing our dear sister and great friend of this Circle, Ang, Angela Christie passed away yesterday with her son and daughter-in-law by her side, in hospital..

She was a great friend to this Circle of LLove and grieving Parents, Grandparents, and she will be sorely missed by all of us who had the privelege of knowing her. She was always doing things to help other people and reached out to so, so many beyond this Circle in their own pain while she endured her's. Her main Mission was to help other's who suffered from debillitating mental illness and were feeling suicidal - only God know's how many people she touched by her caring, compassionate way's, for she also knew the pain of losing family to suicide. You once said dear Ang that you were going to beat this thing and live your life out, you accomplished that big goal, our sweet sister!
I feel a mixture of sadness and joy in her passing, so sad for all she had to endure in her life, but yet still had moment's of happiness, and Joy that she is in her loving Saviour's arms now, never, ever to feel sadness and pain again. That's all I can write for now, I'm still in shock over her passing and I know many of you will feel the same.
"Happy are those who die in the Lord, for their good deed's go with them" Rev.
And that is our Ang.

Our love goes with you dear Ang,

5/24/2006 07:44

OMG. I am in shock, I have no words. May God wrap His Arms around our dear dear sister Ang.Selva

5/24/2006 07:47

Yes, I just read my email from Angela's son about her passing. I had never talked to her on the phone until the last week. We talked two or three times and she was a tremendous encouragement to me even though she was in so much pain. She will always have a special place in my heart and mind. I am also thankful that her son was able to be home soon enough to be with her. They will be in my prayers.
Love to you all,

5/24/2006 10:28

Father God, in Jesus name I come to You right now on behalf of all the wonderful sisters here in this circle of prayer. Help us today, Lord, as we grieve for our dear sister Angela. We don't grieve for her homegoing, but we grieve for our loss. I know that she had a tremendous impact on my life because of her obedience to Your voice. She had that ability to hear You and to pass the word on to whoever needed to hear it. I thank You for allowing her to speak to me and share her life with me. Thank You for giving her the strength and wisdom to do her website in honor of lives gone on before her. Thank You Father for giving her peace in her life despite all the tragedy in her family. Thank You Father for giving Angela Your light so that she could shine before men and give others hope. Thank You for giving us hope through her life, that we can give of ourselves as she did. Father, use her life as an example for us and for all who knew her. Help us, Father, to spread the good news of joy to all people because of Jesus. Help us, Father, to 'carry on' the torch of love and compassion to a hurting world. Father, send those who are hurting to this circle so they, too, can find peace and understanding and hope. Thank You Father for giving us peace today and for comforting us in our grief. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.

5/24/2006 12:15

It's me again. :o)
I got an email from my daughter (PTL) but she really unloaded on me. I'm asking for your prayers; for me and for her. I still think she's confused but she thinks I am too; so....this is not over yet. Thank you all for your support and love!!!

5/24/2006 14:39

My dearest Sisters,
Words can not express the loss we all feel in the passing of our Beloved sister Angela. May God give us more of Him - more of his GRACE for this very moment.

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort.

With much love to all,
beloved son
Sean-Michael >i<
7/15/1985 - 8/9/2003

5/25/2006 09:17

My dear sisters, I want to thank you all for your prayers for me this week, they really are helping, I don't know what I'd do without you all, in your own pain you reach out to thers, like myself, and I'm truly blessed by all of you!
On Sunday, Shane would have turned 31 - and of course I wonder if he'd be married by now, have a family of his own, etc., but yet, it's hard for me to picture him at 31 - he'll always be 24 to me.
It's funny when you look back, I remember him telling me that he was never going to get married or have children (not in front of his girlfriend) and I'd tease him and say 'Oh yes, you will, some pretty girl is going to catch your eye....'
In some way unknown to me, maybe he knew?............
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/25/2006 10:08

Dear sis,(Sandy)
I was just going to post a reminder to everyone about your Shane's birth date coming up on Sunday the 28th; it sounds like everyone is remembering you already. I'm glad the prayers are helping!
For anyone new to the circle today, I am keeping a list of mothers/grandmothers and their children/grandchildren. This is called our Special Dates List and I also list the child's/grandchild's birthdate and heaven date so we can all pray for the mom/grandma on that day. These dates are hard for us to get through because of all the memories that come with them; each mom needs special prayer on that particular day. If you have not notified me of your special dates and you want to be included on this list, email me at and give me your information. I will post any new information on Fridays, so be looking for those updates then.
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

5/25/2006 17:14

Hi everyone, ~ I think as I get older, my ability to handle my emotions has dried up. The news of Angela's passing took my breath away. Talk about an unwelcome shock. Even after reading her son's email several times, I still held on to the hope that this was all a BIG MISTAKE, or that maybe Angie was playing a HUGE JOKE on me. But then, somehow I knew that this was no joke. Sandy, and all angel moms, Angela and I had plans to do something nice for our circle of love in the near future. However, once she shared how much pain she was in, we put it off and talked about doing it at a later time. Once I've given myself a little time to digest or get over the initial shock, I will check back through the 7 pages of emails and try to locate the last couple of emails and share them with y'all. If I didnt save the draft of her email [in response to my request], I will tell y'all anyway what we were planning to do. :)

My heart goes out to Angela's beloved son, Sean, and I thank God that he made it there in time. I also thank God for the touching email that he sent to all of us. It seems that our dear sister knew that her time was about up. Well, we know that she is in heaven with God now; never to know pain or sorrow ever again, only joy and life everlasting. And, even through tears of sadness, for that I am mighty grateful. Soar with the angels our dear Angela! Until we meet in heaven You will be forever in our hearts!


5/25/2006 20:58

Oh, I know dear Miss V, it's hard to digest - it still doesn't feel real to me yet either. OMG, "How Great Thou Art" just came on the tv - is our dear Ang singing that to God? It gave me the goosebump's.
She ran the good race, she fought the good fight, and now she's resting from all, we love you Ang, you will always be a member of this Circle of Love,
Much love & Angel Hugs,

5/25/2006 22:09

I know; I was thinking of Angela last night. I imagined her dancing with the angels on two strong legs, no pain, no tears, just laughing. And then I could see her going around to each of our kids and laughing and dancing with them and telling them about us. She's where we all want to be, but it's usually so sudden when it happens that we are left almost speechless when someone we love is suddenly 'gone'.
I want to add another thought (or two) here too. I have come to the realization that most people don't know how to grieve. I didn't know how until I came here and started sharing with you all. I was talking to an older lady today about her son. He was 'taken' in a hunting accident, a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the abdomen when he fell out of a treestand, in Nov. 2004. He was alone and was in a 'dead zone' where his cellphone wouldn't call out. It took him 45 minutes to crawl to an area where he could call his wife and tell her what happened. By the time an ambulance got there, he was already gone. This mom was hurting terribly and she didn't have anyone to talk to except her husband about it. Her friends had never 'allowed' her to talk about it. She was encouraged to go to a support group but she couldn't make herself do that. I told her about you all but she doesn't have a computer. I really FEEL for her and all the grieving people who don't know how to grieve. Is the world deaf and dumb to the subject? How can we reach so many that need an outlet for their grief but they don't know where to turn? I'll keep praying; I know God has the answers.
p.s. Love you all!

5/26/2006 12:04

(I don't remember if I've posted the whole list here or not, but I'm going to give it all to you; that way if you don't have email and don't get the updates, next week will be the starting date for updates posted here. These are in date order so we can remember them as they occur through the year.)


Charlene: (granddaughter) Casey Marie Jan. 7, 1992(BD)

Anita: Kimberly Feb. 9, 1980(BD)

Donna: Marcus Feb.20, 2002(HD)

Anita: Joshua Feb. 24, 2006(HD)

Charlene: (grandson) Baby boy Feb. 25, 1989(BD)

Lisa: Aaron Mar. 2, 1983(BD)

Yvonne: Joseph(Joe) Mar. 7, 1975(BD)

Sandy: Shane Mar.15, 1999(HD)
Cindy: Kristina Mar. 15, 2001(HD)

Charlene: (granddaughter) Carey Grace Mar. 18, 1994(BD)

Charlene: (grandson) Michael Mar. 27, 1989(BD & HD)

Barb: Carol Ann April 2, 1999(HD)

Cindy: Kristina April 6, 1980(BD)

Jennifer: Aimee Nichole May 1, 1993(HD)

Sandy: Shane May 28, 1974(BD)

Kay: Joshua June 12, 1982(BD)

Kay: Joshua June 15, 2005(HD)

Marci: Sean-Michael July 15, 1985(BD)

Barb: Carol Ann July 20, 1963(BD)

Anita: Joshua July 28, 1983(BD)

Marci: Sean-Michael Aug. 9, 2003(HD)

Selva: Solange Aug. 15, 2002(HD)

Verna: Diane Aug. 16, 1960(BD)

Verna: Diane Aug. 31, 1996(HD)

Lisa: Aaron Sept. 26, 2002(HD)

Lee Ann: Ryan Oct. 19, 1982(BD)

Lee Ann: Ryan Nov. 5, 2005(HD)

Yvonne: Joseph(Joe) Nov. 20, 1999(HD)

Charlene: (granddaughters) Casey Marie & Carey Grace Dec. 1, 2004(HD)

Selva: Solange Dec. 7, 1981(BD)
Anita: Kimberly Dec. 7, 1998(HD)

Donna: Marcus Dec. 12, 2001(BD)

Jennifer: Aimee Nichole Dec. 20, 1992(BD)

5/26/2006 12:18

That's wonderful our dear Charlene! Thank you and God bless you for the work and effort you lovingly put into this, if not for you, we'd still be saying "We have to make a new List" :-)!
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

5/26/2006 17:44

I'd like to request prayer for Angela's son Sean. These days have to be hard on him, cleaning out his mom's things and taking care of all the details.
Father God, I bring Sean before you right now. Father, enfold him in Your arms and comfort him as only a loving Father can. Give him rest, Father, and peace in these days ahead. Help him, Father, to seek You with all of his heart; to turn to You for His comfort. Father, reassure him that his mom is dancing with the angels and is more alive now than she ever was while she was here on earth. Father, let him know that You love him with an everlasting love and give him peace of mind because he wasn't with her very much during her sickness. In Jesus precious name I pray. Amen.

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