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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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8/19/2006 23:35

Dear Margie,
Have you thought of ways of cutting expenses? I have recently negotiated with my phone company, car insurance and cell companies for lower rates. I don't know where you live, but many park districts have scholarships available for those who need them. I live on a very limited income and have ways to cut back. Also, you may be eligible for assistance from your state to help with expenses for your children. Always remember, your children can live without the lastest material vices, but the love you invest in them is priceless. My prayers are with you as you make the difficult decisions.

8/20/2006 00:47

Lord, I pray that you give my dear sisters peace and bless them in whatever way You know they need blessing. Amen

Hello everyone, I am so sorry I haven't posted lately but I have been reading daily and praying for all. Again, I thank all of you for your prayers during Diane's birthday; Aug. 16th. As I stated in an email, come Aug. 31st. it will have been 10 years since my beloved daughter went home to be with the Lord. Nevertheless, their are times when it seems like yesterday. I feel the results of your prayers, but please, please, continue to pray for me. I am still trying to regain my strength from heart surgery. I almost asked my 11 year old niece to type a post for me last night, just to let everyone know that I am OK; but decided not to. I think the heat has a lot to do with my energy level. Also, some of the meds I'm taking seem to slow me down. I start a new exercise program next week, so maybe that will help. Always know that I am storming heaven with prayer for all.
Love & prayers,

8/20/2006 00:58

Sharing a few words of inspiration from a favorite author:

Many things we face try to rob us of God's peace and presence in our lives. Pressures, hectic schedules, difficulties, and disappointments are some of the ememies that war against us. In the midst of life's stress, we need to be reminded of the heart and mind of God toward us. He assures us that we are never out of His thoughts and always close to His heart. There is never a time when He is indifferent to our pain or unresponsive to our needs. His arms are always open ... His ear is always listening ... His eye is always watching ... His heart is always loving. :)

From: Never Forgotten ... Always Loved!
By: Roy Lessin

8/20/2006 12:45

Hello our dear Miss V! As usual, it's terrific to hear from you. Don't get discouraged my dear sis, I still think you're doing too much and NOT letting on to us, :-). That was major surgery and I know you experienced problems afterwards, so it's going to take a while to get back up to full steam. I know you're probably tired of everybody nagging at ya, but that's because we love ya. Plus, it's a hard month for you, Diane's Birthday and Heaven Date all in the same month, that would wear you down too, I don't care how much time has passed, we both know that it doesn't mean very much when you've lost a precious child.
So yes, we'll storm Heaven for you, that your health come's back 110% and that you experience all the Joy you can (that sound's familiar, doesn't it:-).
Beautiful quote from Roy Lessin, I know he's one of your favourite's!
Lots of love, prayers & Hugs,

8/21/2006 09:53

Even if I don't always post, don't think that I'm not coming and reading!
We have been VERY blessed with some wonderful, inspiring, new members!

I have joined a yahoo group for kidney transplants. Hoping to get some 'insight' as to what my future might hold. So now, I'm really scared. Maybe just because of the few posts I've seen. I haven't posted to the group, so maybe when I do, I'll have more answers. (or they'll kick me out! LOL!)

I've also discovered that there is an agency that is 'supposed' to help hearing impaired persons with job placement, so maybe.......
I haven't decided whether or not to file for disability yet. My step-daughter's mother is on SSI for depression, so it's a thought. I fear medicaid won't cover me because my husband has too much that they would consider 'assets'. I guess they expect you to sell EVERYTHING and just live on the streets. (ugh!) I might just have to get a divorce to qualify. Ain't that a hoot??!!!! Anyway, lots of things I need to check into. If I could just find the energy.......

You are ALL always in my heart and in my prayers!

(((HUGS))) and butterfly kisses!

8/21/2006 12:42

Dear Selva,
The thought of our children in Heaven smiling down on us makes me very happy. Wes too is a very happy Angel (is there any other?). He no doubt led me here to my place of peace. They knew we needed each other, all of us here have a very strong common bond, our Angels in Heaven.

The hands that fashioned the universe
Are strong enough to heal you
And gentle enough to hold you.
May you find rest and healing in the
arms of our loving Father.

"He shall feed his flock like a shepherd.
He shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom."

Isaiah 40:11

8/21/2006 17:29

Heavenly thoughts

Much of what God wants to work in us will come about as we grow in our relationships with the people God puts in our lives.

Lord you are love, and through you we can have fellowship with each other. Thank you for the blessing of relationships.

8/21/2006 19:36

My dear Ms V. you are doing great, I know that you are trying, just take it easy on you, remember we all need you, and I mean my beautiful family and me, and also our dear Angel in Chief and all the other Angel Moms. I know it takes guts, but that is all we have left, otherwise we would not be here, so get a hold of your guts, and you know what I am talking about. There is another pill in the market that you, Sandy and I need, I can not remember right now the name of it but I am sure that your doctor will know about it, so lets try it. I love you very much Ms V. you and Sandy have kept me alive for 48 long months, and now we have other Angel sisters who needs our help, so lets keep on trying. My love and prayers are with you always. Selva

8/21/2006 19:45

Hi my dear Kathy. Yes Wes led you to this place so did my Solange. I have made a point to learn abouth death, and I know there is no such thing, they are living souls, Wes and Solange are together in another realm, we can not see them but they are very much alive in their own realm, I have gone to many many workshops, tryint to understand death, with a lot of phsycologists, master pshycriatis, anyway, Raymon Moody, Brian Weiss, Master Wang, if you get a chance try to read about them, I have been with them for weeks, and this people that know more than I do, really knows a thing or two about death. See. There is no death, we just move to another level. Yes most of you probably think that I am nuts, but I am not. I have spent a lot of time searching for death, and I know that our children are still there, just waiting for us, they will always be there, and when our times comes we will be with them and This time Forever. I am known in this Circle for telling it like it is, well how I think, I because there is no judgement here, I tell it like I think. Love, prayers and hope. Selva

8/22/2006 10:03

To all that have August anniversaries and heaven days, Im sharing in your prayers. I have not posted for a long time. With September coming up which is Stephanies Bithday sept 24, and her heaven date Sept 25, I came back to get some encouragement to make it through "September" for another year.
It's not any easier but different.
You parents are always in my prayers although I don't "keep up" with you all like I used to. God Bless, Chris

8/22/2006 10:06

Hello all!
My husband and I are going through a valley time again; I'm not sure why since the dates aren't close, but I think it might be because we saw our daughter and her family on Sunday at a birthday party for one of our other granddaughters. (We haven't seen our daughter and family or heard from them since July 8 when we were at another family birthday party.) They didn't speak to us or even acknowledge that we were there, even though they visited with everyone else that was there. My husband asked the kids to come give him a hug and they hesitated, then they did. I was so near tears that I couldn't ask so he told them to give me a hug too. The girl did but the little boy didn't. It's like we're having to grieve the loss of our granddaughters AND our daughter and other grandkids. I haven't been able to stop crying since Sunday. I just keep praying for her that she will 'come to her senses' soon. We start asking ourselves if we're wrong and she's right but then I get devotions from "Grief Share" that say we have to let it out and it takes a while; and I remember what you all say and what you are going through and I KNOW that we are just going to have to express our grief OUR way and in OUR time. But it still hurts to see her and her kids not wanting to be around us.
Thank you all for listening. I know you all have your own problems that you're dealing with, but it feels good and right to be able to come here and 'talk' when I need to.
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

8/22/2006 12:51

Dear Selva,

I agree very much that Wes and Solange and all of are loved ones are living souls and that they are very near. I believe that they guide us through our grief and leave little "gifts" for us. I was walking in my garden the other day and happened to glance at our fence post. It has been overtaken with morning glories and I was just looking at the flowers. I looked down and there it was "Wesley" scratched in my post. It made me smile and I was very happy to see it. He had stood in that spot many times while he was at my house. There is a beautiful view off of my patio. I know he led me there too, so I would know he was with me. Please read my Heavenly thoughts today. I think you will like it. God bless and I will keep you in my prayers.

8/22/2006 12:57

Heavenly thoughts

What is death?
Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we are still. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Put no difference in your tone. Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me, pray for me. Let my name be ever the houshold word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effect, without the trace of a shadow on it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was. Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well.

8/22/2006 13:00

Dear Charlene,
I pray today for reconcillation for your family. One problem with grief is that it tears families apart. Maybe you could send cards to your grandchildren and daughter just letting them know how much they are loved. No strings attached, by that I mean don't expect them to acknowledge your reaching out to them yet. As you know, there is no right way to grieve, we each do it on our own terms. For your daughter this means moving on and perhaps burying her grief temporarily. Of course for you this means you can't bring the subject up or have her in your support system. You do have us and we support you wholeheartedly. This is a rough road you are on, but you are not alone. Remember Jesus cares, "Cast your burdens on the Lord, for He cares for you."
Love, prayer and hugs,

8/22/2006 13:06

Dear Chris,
Yes with time it gets easier, but those dates will always be hard. For her Heaven date and birthday to be so close is a double whammy. Please come in here often in September. We want to give you all the support we can. Know you are loved.


8/22/2006 15:51

Dear Charlene,
My heart and prayers go out to you. Please remember that there is no time limit, no right way to grieve. We all do it different. No one can tell you when you should be done...or if you will be done. I sometimes get strange looks from people who I know are thinking "It has been a year and she is still going on about it." I thankfully don't listen to them, I listen to what is inside myself. People just don't know how horrible this is for us. I am praying very hard for you and I trust God to bring your family back together.
Love to you and your husband,

8/22/2006 16:16

Dear Charlene, that's enough to plunge anyone into the valley, God love you and your husband. You could certainly give it a shot as Jane suggested and send them a Card, you know your daughter much better than we do, would she give them to the Grandchildre, or open her's?
One thing I can say for certain, she should keep this between you and she and not involve the children, using them as pawn's against you and your hubby. That is NOT fair to them and they don't of course understand.
Pray, pray for healing, understanding and reconciliation between you and you know we'll be doing the same,
Love, prayers & Hugs,

8/22/2006 16:26

Hello our dear Chris!
Wow, it's been too long since we last heard from you, but it's terrific to see a Post from you today!!
That's right, Stephanie's Birthday and Heaven Date are one after the other.
You know you'll get all the encouragement you need, as well as our support and love, prayers leading up to these very Special Days that are so hard on us. Hope your daughter is doing much better too,
Much love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

8/22/2006 19:54

Dear Kathy, the Heavenly thoughts are so true, I remember the first time I read it, it was at a memorial service for one of Solange's teachers, she was very impressed by his tragic death, a young father of two, was killed while trying to prevent a robbery at his home. I was so touched when I read it that I copied it and used to give them to friends and relatives, little did I know that I had to read it many times after that. Yes I am sure that was a sign from Wesley, they are very clever those kids, I am always watching for signs from Solange and I get them a lot, sometimes she send me feathers also. Thanks for your prayers my dear sister. God bless you and know that you all are in my prayers always. Selva

8/23/2006 08:16

My dear sisters. After I posted to Kathy, I continued to post for all of you, but my AOL kept signing off and I just gave up on it. Right now I am at work and I will post later on. Just wanted to let you know that my prayers are with all of you. Love Selva

8/23/2006 13:30

Hello all my dear sister at this wonderful circle. I have missed you all greatly. I want to welcome all new parents and sorry I have been away so long. My computer has been down and I finally decided to come to the libary. Just couldnt take it any more. I hope this finds everyone doing fine and I am sorry for birthdays and the such that I have missed. Just want to reassure you that my prayers have never left this place for one. All of you will always be in my prayers welther I am posting alot or am away for awhile. I carry you all in my heart. Hope to talk to you again soon. Take care and much love to you all.

Love and Butterfly Hugs,

8/23/2006 17:59

Words of Wisdom

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

8/23/2006 19:37

Hello all! I am sorry I have been away for awhile its hard trying to work to make ends meet and once I get home, I am exhausted, Also,I just buried my oldest sister and the pain of losing two love ones in one year devasted me. I knew if I got back on line I would feel much better. God is carrying me through so much and even now He is preparing me to carry through with my son's memorial service on his birthday. My Lord gives me the strenght as I know he does that for each and every one of you. I will stop now and read what I'v missed. Talk to you all soon and I will keep you in my prayers constantly.

8/24/2006 08:50

Hello all!
Thank you all so much for your prayers; at least I'm not crying all day now. :o)
In a devotion I read yesterday, it was talking about Heaven and no more pain, no more problems, no more weeping because all causes of grief are gone; no more poverty, famine, persecution, slander, bereavement, fear, etc. It went on to say that we are to 'comfort one another with these words'. And they are a comfort to me; they don't take away all the pain right now, but they do give me hope that SOMEDAY all of this will be OVER!! I need that reminder more often. I just wanted to pass that on to you all to encourage you today.
Love and prayers,

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