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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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10/16/2006 09:06

Hi Jane!
Hope you had a nice weekend. I couldn't get on here yesterday either, it's one of those glitches with the new system coming along I guess. I could access other part's of Beliefnet, just not our beloved Circle, (-:
You went to the AV Board and practised but didn't hit submit? How do you know it work's then, ha, ha, seriously, look at all the posts there where people have pracised, so don't hesitate to use it!!
Oh gosh, that's too bad about the Dialogue Group, I know sometimes people join up and are 'silent', they just like to read, but still I hope it become's more active and of course we'd all love to see them here!
Actually I was surprised to see you and Connie posting about the snow, we haven't had any yet, the grass is still green and the temp.'s aren't too bad for this time of year. We usually don't get snow in my neck of the wood's until January, we live on the shores of Lake Ontario, so it keep's the atmosphere warmer than other area's. Thank's for thinking of me though, :-).
Oh, to access the AV Board first go to the main page here. On the left hand side you'll see Faiths, click on that, Christianity will come up, click on that, then Catholicism, clicking on that will bring you to the main Catholic Page. If you scroll 3/4's of the way down, you'll see a partial listing of the Boards, click on 'more' and you'll see the AV Board listed amongst the Boards. If you have any problem finding it, let me know,
Much love & Hugs,

10/16/2006 09:27

Hi Sandy,
Thanks for the info about the AV Board. I typed in AV Board in the search but it wouldn't come up. When I practiced there I hit preview and saw that it worked, then cancelled it. It seemed over the weekend only the prayer circles were down. We do have one more person in the dialogue group. Everyone's story is so sad and unique. I have invited all here. Charlene has also.

I just decided to check in this morning. I'm going back to bed because I was up every two hours in pain. Not sure what that's about. But if I don't get some solid sleep my lupus will kick in. I'll check in later (much later I hope). Love to all. Jane

10/16/2006 12:19

Dear Verna,
That poem was beautiful, thank you for posting it. I'm so happy you're feeling better. Love, Jane

10/16/2006 15:38


10/16/2006 15:53

Dear Alitami,
I just visited Allison's memorial site. I'm so sorry for what you had to witness. Your Allison's Heaven Date is my Birthdate. It will be a reminder for me to pray for you on my birthday. By the way, welcome to our prayer circle, we're glad you're here but sorry for the reason. Please visit us often. We understand that your journey is a forever one and you will need to talk often. You will only find love and acceptance here. And yes, we do pray for you. If you gave us your first name it would be helpful. Love, Jane

10/16/2006 16:22

Dearest Lougenia (Alitami), I just visited your prayer circle and your memorial site for your precious Allison. Losing a child is an ache that never goes away, but eases with time. Every mother here knows something of what you are feeling. You are definitely in my prayers for peace, for healing. You have come to the right place to receive help. I call this my healing circle because they have helped me to grieve instead of holding it all in. The death of a child HURTS like no other pain; it's something that is with you all the time. May God protect you from harm and give you courage to post your thoughts and feelings here where you are not judged, but accepted and loved.
Much love to you today!
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

10/16/2006 16:37

Jane, I hope you are feeling better. Whatever happened at work? Did you get 'things' resolved? How is your mom? I've been praying for you.
Love, Charlene

10/17/2006 04:37

I'm so sorry for the loss of all your children. My brother died in car crash at aget 19. terrible and horrible way to die. That was in 1985. I still havent' gotten over it. Your life changes for good. You have less joy and happiness because of the depression. But time does help ease the major pain and you learn to live each day and start appreciating each day more because we now realize how short life is. So the best thing to do is be happy, do positive things, help other hurting people and thank god he is the one who sustains us. God bless all of you who have gone through a child loss. Eventually you will see the sun again. I promise.

10/17/2006 08:05

My dear sisters. A little post with a very BIG THANK YOU to all of you for your so much needed prayers and love. My sister Nancy is doing much better, they were able to control the pneumonia, she is with oxygen and all sorts of medication, she might be coming home in a few days. While in the hospital, of course she hasn't be able to smoke, but I don't know if whe will be able to control the habit once she is at home. The doctors have told her that her emphyzema is very serious and that if she keeps smoking she will die soon, so I am praying that his time she got scared enough to try to quit. Thanks again my dear sisters and please keep on praying for Nancy so that she will quit smoking for good. As soon as she is home, I will be able to pots on a regular basis. My love and prayers are with you all. Selva

10/17/2006 10:31

JulieKristen--Thank you for posting here. Your words are very insightful and I thank you for sharing with us. Yes, life is short and we don't know if we will have another day or even another hour. God bless you for sharing your life with us.

10/17/2006 10:35

Selva, you are very welcome for the prayers; it's the least we can do for each other. I'm glad Nancy is doing better; and I will also be praying that she will stop smoking FOR GOOD. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to post to us; it's good to know there has been some progress.
Love and prayers,

10/17/2006 10:48

Hi dear AngelMoms, sisters,
After I submitted my Post to Jane yesterday, my Internet Service went down! Didn't come back on until 6:30pm last night. So that's why I wasn't able to reply to any one else, just wanted to let you all know what happened!
Much love to all,

10/17/2006 14:00

Hello dear Lougenia (Alitami), I also welcome you to this Circle of Love and am so sorry abour your loss of your precious Allison. We all know your pain, heartache, and I too hope you will post more and let your feelings out, that's very important to do, and we here will listen to you, support you as we support each other, this is a very safe haven and as other Moms have said, there's never any judging and all faith, belief systems are welcome here. So please post whenever you feel like it, we're all walking the same Journey,
Love, prayers & Angel Hugs,

10/17/2006 20:54

Hello Alitami It is hard when we lose a little one. I lost my son Nov.5 2005. He was 23. He would have been 24 on the 19 of Oct. I have been blessed with 2 grandsons which I have custody of so that is a big help.I will pray for you.
Lee Ann

10/18/2006 01:16

Dear Charlene,
Thank you for asking. By things "working out" at work, do you mean did they compensate me? , However, I have come to terms with it and was able to pick up a shift to make up for the lost day. My shoulder feels fine most of the time. I am going to talk to the asst store manager who told me I wouldn't have to work my department. That's more for me empowering myself than anything else. I don't expect anything to come from it other than knowing that I was heard. My mom got through the procedure fine and didn't have to have surgery. We are all thankful for that.
Sorry for taking so long to post back, I've been dealing with a stomach problem. It's something that reoccurs every few months and when it's at its worse I can hardly do anything. When I work, my motto is "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Then I come home and collapse! I do see my doctor again in 2 weeks and tonight put myself back on the medicine I had in March when it was bad. Right now I'm not getting a lot of sleep because of the pain so it's a good time to catch up here. I pray every day you are feeling better. Love, Jane

10/18/2006 01:17

PS Charlene,
Somehow "NO" missed being in the post.

10/18/2006 01:19

Dear Lee Ann,
Just wanted you to know that you are in my prayers this week. I know Thursday is a special day for you. I also know the anticipation sometimes is worse than the actual day. I pray you will tangibly feel God's comfort and peace these next two days. Love, Jane

10/18/2006 01:31

Dear Selva,
I'm so happy your sister Nancy is getting better. I know how hard it was to put her in the hospital. Please don't overdue it when she comes home. Take some time for yourself, even if it's a half hour walk.

As a smoker with COPD I totally understand the struggle Nancy has quitting smoking. I have quit so many times and then started again. In March I had almost quit, was down to about 5 a day, and had the worse asthma attack I had in a long time. I was in the hospital 10 days with the respirator next to my room. My doctor actually allowed me off the floor once a shift or three times a day for a smoke. The staff thought I only smoked 1 each time, actually I smoked 2 each time. I was angry and frustrated because I honestly tried to fully taper off and then got so sick. I have to accept the fact that smoking isn't the cause of my asthma attacks, but it does aggrevate it. Right now I have little energy to invest in quitting. I will pray for Nancy that she has the desire to quit. Many people believe it's willpower, when actually those who do finally quit it's because they really desire it, then the willpower kicks in. Love, Jane

10/18/2006 01:32

Hey All,
Is it just me or did all the numbers and userid's get smaller?

10/18/2006 05:25

Good Morning Almighty, Thank you for parents. There are many who understand and know what you meant when you said "Raise a child in the way, they should go and they will return..." I was blessed with those kind of parents. No I do not debate your desires for me at age 43, being childless with a loving husband. Nevertheless, my heart goes out to parents as these who are standing in the need of others to TRY to relate to their grief. Please continue to touch them Holy Spirit. Just the thought of the reality presented when you touch within my heart, mind and spirits let me know they are going to survive like years ago knowing there son is home waiting for the day when he can hold them tight again and say "I love You". Thank you Almighty!!! Thank you!!! Amen.

10/18/2006 08:18

Hello bitsofcharity,
Thank you so much for posting that beautiful prayer for all, we truly appreciate it when someone come's here and take's the time to post to all of us.
May God bless you this day with whatever it is that He know's you need and may your life be filled with His love and peace.
Love & Hugs,

10/18/2006 08:21

Dearest Jane,
You don't sound very well, sweetie, especially if the pain in your stomach is keeping you awake at nights too. I know Christ is giving you the strength to work, but please go see your Dr.?
I pray it's not part of your lupus, know you're in my prayers, but please look after yourself!
Much love & Hugs,

10/18/2006 13:41

Hi dear sisters,
I have been trying to post since yesterday afternoon and haven't been able to get in. I wanted to let you know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I will catch up my reading and posting if I can get in that is. I need your prayers dear sisters. I have found a lump in my breast. I go for a mamogram on Tuesday. It is painful so maybe it is a cyst. Please pray for that!! This has me a little nervous. I would appreciate the prayers of you wonderful strong women. I know it works! There is proof all over these pages :) I will catch up soon.
Love to you all,

10/18/2006 15:17

Hi dear Kathy,
Don't worry too much (I know, easier said than done) it probably is a cyst, the majority of them are especially if there's pain involved. You have my prayers dear one, please let us know how it turned out,
Much love & Hugs,

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