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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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9/26/2006 18:25

Kathy, I agree with you that everything changes. The deaths that we've experienced even change all our other relationships. You still have a son but your relationship with him has changed because it's just you and him now, not you and him and Wes. ALL of life has forever changed for all of us. And you're right, I don't think I'll ever get used to Carey and Casey not being here. I still see them and hear them whenever I think about them.
Love and prayers to you,

9/26/2006 19:31

Welcome Chris. I lifted your mother up in prayer. My heart goes out to you because losing a child/grandchild and parents are the most devasting thing to go through. I've been through both and its hard considering how close I was to both. Let me tell you now my arms are wrapped around you to give you a big hug and some tears and to tell you that God loves you and love them too. He makes no mistakes.

Kathy you right. I see the changes in myself these last months. I can tell I am not the same. All I want to do now is go to church and come home. I dont want to be around no one but my daughter and my grandchildren. I think because they are the closest to my son than anyone, but I will get out of dump one day and do more. I am the chairperson of the Wedding Ministry at my church and I am on leave now, but things have changed.

9/26/2006 20:01

Question, am I the only one that is having a problem with the images on this site? I can't see any images, my son's picture, etc. I emailed the web host of this site but did not get a respond.

9/26/2006 23:39

Dear Connie,
I just checked on my computer and your son's picture comes out great. Maybe there's a glitch in your computer. Thank you so much for the recent e-mails. They have encouraged me much during my "down time." Love, Jane

9/26/2006 23:47

To all that have prayed for me:
My shoulder is feeling ok during the day, when I have it in a sling. At night, it gets painful whenever I move it. Whenever I move it I hear a clicking sound. Don't know what thats about, but I go for a checkup tomorrow. I'm going back to work tomorrow because my company will not pay me for days off, because I don't work full-time. A manager had just mopped up the floor and left a very wet spot. She put a caution sign about three feet to the left of the wet spot. I was just walking along and found myself on the floor. I'm having a hard time going back because I feel my company doesn't value its employees, if they won't pay me because I was hurt due to their negligence. I'm praying that God would change my attitude. We were never promised that life would be fair. We all know that here. So please continue to pray that my shoulder heals and I do not become bitter with my company. Thank you so much for all your prayers. Love, Jane

9/26/2006 23:52

Dear Chris,
I am so sorry for what you are currently going through. Please know the you and your mother are in my prayers. Heaven must seem so close to you these days. Please keep us updated and know how much you are loved. Love, Jane

9/27/2006 00:07

Dear Debziz,
Welcome to our unique circle. None of us would choose to be here, but we are happy Sandy has started this circle. I am so sorry for your loss. Please know this is a safe place to vent all your feelings and you will not be judged. Even though we are on our own unique journey to healing, many of us have experienced the same feelings. We truly understand your need to talk about your wonderful Scott. So please feel free to post often. Love, Jane

9/27/2006 06:53

Dear Connie and Charlene, posting that song by Elvis was definitely a God 'nudge', He knew it would have an impact on you both and I just listened to his whisper in my ear again, :-).
I'm so grateful that I listened to Him, so He could touch you both! What an awesome God that we love and serve!
Yes, dear Charlene, you will get a 'new' self, so keep pressing on - that's wonderful, you signed up for the Dialogue Group, hurray :-)
Much love to you both & Hugs,

9/27/2006 07:25

Hi dear Connie, no, you're not the only one to experience problems, until today I couldn't see any images and I received an e-mail from one of the Mom's saying she couldn't view her picture on her son'a Memorial Site here. Hope it's resolved itself for you too,
Love Sandy

9/27/2006 07:59

Hi dear Debzis, a warm welcome to this Circle, I'm so sorry to read that you lost a beloved child as well, your precious Scott. I think that was a very beautiful thing to do, scatter his ashes over the area he loved so much, truly a way of honoring his spirit. I can imagine what a treasure the Video is to you, it's probably very comforting to you as well as painful, shedding tears as well, which is only natural. it's a hard and bumpy road, this Journey we're on, but it does help to talk with other's who've experienced this ultimate of losses. I hope you post again, we all understand your pain here. All belief systems are honored here, this Circle of Love is for everyone, not just Christians. Our love, support and prayers are with you, look forward to hearing from you again,
Love & Angel Hugs,

9/27/2006 08:05

Our dear Chris, I'm so sorry to read that about your Mom, it had to be very hard to leave her, God love you, but you know that we're always here for you and never forget that,
Much love & Hugs, prayers,

9/27/2006 08:14

Dearest Jane,
That is unfair os them not to pay you for your day's off, knowing full well you sprained your shoulder at work, but yes, I'll pray that the spirit of bitterness doesn't settle in and continued prayers for your healing, I doubt your Dr. will want you to go back to work so soon, but be assured of my love and prayers and we'll leave it all in God's Hands,
Much love, prayers & Hugs,

9/27/2006 10:45

Dear Chris,
Please know that my prayers are with you. I know your heart must be breaking having to leave your Mom. I pray the Lord will give your great comfort, peace and strength. Love to you.

9/27/2006 10:48

For all,

Recently a newspaper ran a column describing the world's greatest
cheapskates. One man, for example, went grocery shopping with his wife. As
she filled the cart with goods, he strolled over to the card section and
selected a beautiful birthday card for her. Finding her among the
pickles and relishes, he gave her the card, watched with joy while she read
it, gave her a little hug--then returned the card to the rack!

That's not the way the Lord gives.

Take the Holy Spirit, for example. The moment we receive Christ as
Savior, the Father pours His Spirit into our hearts. It isn't a drop or a
dribble. Jesus compared the Holy Spirit to rivers of waters flowing from
our hearts (John 7:38-39). We're born again by the Spirit, indwelled by
the Spirit, empowered by the Spirit, illumined by the Spirit, comforted
by the Spirit, taught by the Spirit, filled with the Spirit, and
sanctified by the Spirit.

How grateful we should be that God has given us His Spirit, and that
Jesus by His Spirit will never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5).

Jesus, fill now with Thy Spirit hearts that full surrender know
That the streams of living water from our inner self may flow.


9/27/2006 21:51

Evening all. Kathy you were right, I think it was a glitch in the system. When I came back from Bible Study tonight,everything was back to normal. Jane you are welcome. I know you cant do to much with one arm so I figure at least you can read and I just wanted to give you some reading material that was motivating and inspirational. Its funny the lesson tonight was on attitude in a christian person and then I read your post. My prayers are with you and I know how jobs are here (you and I live in the same state) so its really going to rough on you. Take it to the throne and let God handle it. Kathy I love that article. Charlene I hope today is finding you a little closer to full recovery. Its hard reading the previous post while adding my because everytime I go back to a previous page, I lose whatever I typed. So this is to everyone that I might have missed, my prayers are with you and yours as well. Be blessed and let go and let God. Connie

9/28/2006 05:06

Hello dear angel moms, ~ Sorry to be so long getting here but right now, I am dealing with a lot of stressful situations while at the same time trying to follow doctor,s orders so that I can regain my strength, or at least some of it. So, please bear with me ... hopefully for just a while longer and I promise to try to check in more often. Thank you all for praying for me, and I promise to continue praying for each and everyone of you and your families. Special prayers for those who are experiencing and kind of severe pain.
Much love & prayers,

9/28/2006 05:17

Please excuse mistakes :( I did not spell check. Also angel moms, I will try to copy/paste a few posts I have saved in MS Works [sometime after I get some rest].

9/28/2006 06:32

Dear Chris, ~ Your post brought tears to my eyes. It brought back memories of having to say goodbye to my mom. My mother had a massive stroke on Nov. 20, 1999 while visiting with us for a few days. She lived for 6 months; long enough for my sisters and brother to come home and reluctantly give her permission to go home and be with God. She died May 22, 2000; just two days before my birthday. She waited until I went to the store to get more supplies for her to pass on. The hospice nurse assured me that my mother did not want me to be there when she died. That really helped me handle it a little better. Then, when I thought about her not being in anymore pain, that helped also. Of course the grief, the deep sadness was there; but much different than when I lost my daughter so suddenly and tragically. My heart ached mainly because I did not want to let my mom go. We never want to let go of someone we love so very deeply. But it helps a little to know that the love bond between a mother and her child/children never dies. If God does call your mom, youíll have deep sadness, but you will always have your momís unconditional love and all the fond memories that the two of you have shared in this world. Most importantly, someday youíll share eternity with her and all loved ones who have gone on before, in a place where there is no more grief or sadness or pain. Hold on to God, dear Chris; and He will see you through.
Love & prayers,

9/28/2006 06:52

A Motherís Love

A motherís love is there for you,
She prays for you both night and day.
Unselfishly she sacrifices,
To help her child along the way.

Because of this she pays a price,
She put her wants and needs aside.
She always wants whatís best for you,
It always fills her heart with pride.

A motherís love is never ending ...
A motherís love wonít let you down.
And even if God calls her home ...
In your heart, she will always be around!

By: Verna R. Clay
Copyright 1996

9/28/2006 07:03

Hello Dear sisters, I'm in a hurry this morning so I'm going to put all of this together.
Chris you and your mother are in my prayers. I was so sorry to read about her. I know it must have been hard on you,but we are here for you.
Miss V. how nice to see a post from you.I don't get to post as often as I would like to, but I still care.
Charlene, thank you for the e-mail yesterday. It was exactly what I needed.
Connie, you are not the only one who's having trouble with the images here. I thought it was my computer.
Sandy, thanks for all the encouragement you give all of us. You truly are a blessing to us.
Selva, You and your sister are still in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep us posted.
To all my other sisters you too are in my thoughts and prayers.
Love you all, Anita

9/28/2006 07:09

Also dear sisters if you have a few extra prayers, would you say one for this 16 year old girl she's a friend of my niece. Someone knocked on her door Tuesday night and when she opened it they shot her. The drs. say they don't know if she will make it or not. If she does they said she would be paralized and she will never talk again. But we know what God can do. So if you can please pray for this child. Her name is Ariel.
Thanks, Anita

9/28/2006 11:53

Dear Verna,
I love that poem! Having lost my Mom recently, reading that is just what I needed today. I miss her terribly.
Thank you and bless you,

9/28/2006 11:55

I thought of you when I saw this but it is for all of us.


A reporter in Alaska, working on an article about caregivers,
interviewed a woman who was caring for her husband as he battled chronic
obstructive pulmonary disease. She was afraid to leave his side, but the
strain was wearing her down. "It's sort of a helpless and hopeless feeling,"
she said. "You quickly become exhausted."

Perhaps you're a caregiver who can relate to those feelings. Or perhaps
other factors in your life are producing helpless, hopeless, exhausted
feelings. Sometimes we forget that God knows the plans He has for
us--and that they are good plans. He'll give you needed strength for each
day, and His purposes will prevail in your life.

Take a moment right now to remind yourself that, though you may not
understand it all, God is working out His plan for you in Christ Jesus,
working all things together according to the good counsel of His will
(Ephesians 1:11). You can trust His guidance.

In heavenly love abiding, no change my heart shall fear. And safe in
such confiding, for nothing changes here. The storm may roar without me,
my heart may low be laid, But God is round about me, and can I be

9/28/2006 12:04

Dear Anita,
That is just horrible! This world is just so frightening. Everyday there is something happening more gruesome than the day before. Of course I will pray for Ariel and her family....and for us too!

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