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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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1/23/2002 22:21

to amsmom and thecateyes........i was so, so very sorry to hear of your miscarriages. i too suffered the loss of our only baby through miscarriage one year ago (1/21/01) at 3 mos. at times i still feel devastated by it as we are still cursed with infertility. i have started a prayer circle and memorial for all babies lost through miscarriage if you would like to visit them as well. i hope it offers you some ray of light to know you are not alone. there are thousands upon thousands of women who suffer with infertility and miscarriage. my heart truly goes out to you. i would also like to say hello to shaner and everyone. you are all such wonderful people.

1/24/2002 09:20

You are all so very kind. I will pray for each and every one of you also...and in sharing our grief...may we all find some kind of peace....

1/24/2002 09:25

Hello ailliesmom, sweetie, there are no expectations placed on you right now, you're still grieving. If you find it difficult to sit through a whole service, try just being there for a while. But if you find that also too painful, then just pray, and ask Our Lord to give you the strength to return to Church. Everything in grief starts out with 'baby' steps, then progresses to larger achievments, so try going to church, even for a while, and know that our thoughts and prayers go with you.
Luv Sandy

1/24/2002 09:31

Barb, (eudora), it sounds to me like you're having some 'valley days', God bless you. Grief has it's ups and downs, and some days we're on top and other days we're in the valley, not every day is a good one for us as we journey through our grief. You know that you're still in our thoughts and prayers, and bless you for posting so lovingly to other moms as well.
Luv Sandy

1/24/2002 09:39

Hi Carol, it's a small world, I live in Kingston and attend St. Mary's, both my husband and myself are parishoners. It's a beautiful, old Cathedral and will add greatly to your daughter's wedding. Our oldest son also graduated from Queen's three years ago, a very fine school. I'm happy that you realize that you and your sister are in very different places right now, and as you also recognize, you and she will be for a while now. I pray that she'll be able to attend your daughter's wedding, but don't be hurt if she can't attend the whole thing, it just may be too painful for her. But things and feelings change from moment to moment, so hopefully she'll be there. You're honouring her feelings, and that's the most important thing.
Luv Sandy

1/24/2002 09:45

Hello thecatseyes, I'm so sorry to read about your little Emily, miscarried. I do pray that Our Heavenly Father will bless you and your husband with another child, and that He gives you some peace today with your pain. pleaselordapregnancyforme has set up a prayer circle for mom's who've experienced miscarriage, so post there also if you want, all prayers help!
May God bless you and your husband, and know that you're in our prayers.
Luv Sandy

1/25/2002 08:46

Dear Shaner, May good bless you and your family on the loss of your beloved Son, I share the same loss as you, I lost my Precious Son, Shawn Michael Bennett, on June 11, 2000 in a car accident out in Texas. His best friend from high school moved there from Florida and Shawn went to visit him. Josh lost control of his car on a rain filled road and crashed taking both of them to heaven. My Son was 26 and he was my only child, we lost his Father in 1990, so I feel totally alone even though I have remarried. Life will never be the same without our Angels. Somedays it is hard to function but somehow I do. This prayer goes out to everyone that has lost a beloved child. Dear Heavenly Father please watch over the loved ones left behind and guide us all to serve you and become better in our life left on Earth, so someday we will be with our beloved children and loved ones agin for eternity. In this I ask in God's name. AMEN

1/25/2002 09:36

Hello CJBENNETT, thank you for your kind words and prayers, I'm so very sorry to read about your Shawn, and his friend. Such a tragedy, I know how much you must be hurting. No, life will never be the same, we have to rebuild a new life after losing one of our children, and with God's help, we will. It's so comforting to know that one day we will see them again! May God bless you and thank you for your beautiful prayer for us all,
Luv Sandy

1/26/2002 01:56

My best friend and her husband just lost their 5 yr old daughter to leukemia. She battled the disease for most of her life. Just shortly before she died, she told them that Jesus told her it was time to come home.
My heart goes out to every parent who has lost a child, no matter how old or young.
I will pray for you all!

1/26/2002 09:14

Hello Bryte, I've just read your post, and I'm so very sorry about your friend's little daughter. I can only guess what she and her parents went through during her five short years here. But I fully believe that Jesus did come to her and tell her it was time to 'come home'! That must bring a little comfort to the parents. They're in a great deal of pain right now, but with friends like you around to support them, it'll make it easier for them, God bless you. And we thank you for your prayers, all of you will be prayed for here,
Luv Sandy

1/27/2002 18:12

My son Jason, will be gone 1 year tommorrow 01/28/02. What can I say? Most of you know how complex all my feelings are. I can't sleep and fell so lethargic lately. I keep thinking something miraculous will happen and all this will be like a bad dream. It's so awfully painful. My husband also is so sad. Please pray that things will get better for our family.God Bless all of you, Barbara

1/27/2002 18:54

Oh, Lord, Babbs, the first year Anniversary of Jason's death is a hard one, and there's nothing much anyone including you and your husband can do to erase that pain. Because you're feeling so much pain, it shows the deep love bond you shared with your Jason, and remember, love never dies, it continues on eternally. Love is stronger than death. The first Anniversary is like a bad dream, you're still in the shock and disbelief stage of grieving, so it's very hard to comprehend. I kept thinking that my Shane was going to come walking through the door, or when the phone rang, it would be him, or I'd think that I saw him in a crowd of people, but it was all wishful thinking, as you said, a bad dream that I would come out of, only to face the harsh reality.
We can't take your or your husband's pain away, but we can be here for you and pray for you so that the pain may be lessened somewhat. Are you planning on doing something special tomorrow to mark the day, sometimes doing something tangible helps a bit. May God bless you both, and may His peace be with you on your son's Anniversary.
Luv Sandy

1/28/2002 08:41

Barbara, (Babbs) we all pray for you today as you commemorate Jason's first year of passing. Please know that you're in our prayers and we also honour the life and spirit of Jason today, all the love and joy he brought into your lives. May God be with you today,
Luv Sandy

1/28/2002 18:17

Dear Barbara,I know this first anniversary is the roughest.I wish i could take away your pain.But know my heart and prayers are with you.The first year goes by like you are in a stupor.I've had people tell me things i don't even remember.And it is a dream you wish you would wake up from but you can't and it hurts so bad.But oh,what Shaner said is so so true.About feeling so much pain because of the deep love bond you shared with Jason.And thank God that love will never die.I just cherish all the memories and i feel my childs love every day.I hope your day was good.And you and your family were together just remembering all the precious things about your son.I know your heart is aching but know i will continue to pray for you and your family and i send you love across the miles.Like you said us Barbara's have to stick together.Love,Barb

1/29/2002 11:03

Dear God, please watch over Karen on her new journey. May the road not be long or hard and when she comes to the end may she be at rest and peace. Please continue to watch over her parents and sister and care for them in their season of grief. May they find a new morning . Amen

1/30/2002 09:00

What a beautiful prayer for Karen, BelievingMore, our prayers are with Karen and her family also. God bless.
Luv Sandy

1/31/2002 01:05

I also lost my son. He was 10 weeks old. I give you my deepest sympathy. I know what your going through. My son Cody passed 9/01. The pain don't go away.The only thing that keeps me going are my family and knowing my son is with the best babysitter.(GOD) I always tell myself that he is my guaurdian angel. And that he watches me over me.

1/31/2002 13:59

Hello srbeck, my heart goes out to you and you also have my deepest sympathies, it's hearbreaking to lose a child, and yes, the pain is so very hard and biting. Your little Cody is now your Angel in Heaven, and he will always be there to look after his family whenever you need him! I'm happy that you have your family and your faith to help you through, we always need a great deal of support to see us through such a painful loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you, may God bless you and your family,
Luv Sandy

2/1/2002 10:20

My first born child, Ilyana, died of cancer almost eight years ago at the age of 27. I weep as I write this because the pain is always there.
In Judiasm, death is the night that falls between two days -- a day of life and a day of eternal life. I hold on to this -- praying to G-d to give her a beautiful eternal life. And praying also to let me go on, to live and to love, to care for my surviving child Rachel, and to not feel resentful of those whose children are alive to see, to be with, to celebrate the birth of grandchildren.
My heart goes out to all who have suffered the greatest loss, and I ask for your prayers as I offer my own.

2/1/2002 19:40

Dear lotsacrap, my heart goes out to you over losing your daughter, it is such a lifelong process of learning how to live with your grief when you lose a child, isn't it. Your bitterness is understandable, I think we all go through that phase at one time or another. You have your wonderful daughter Rachel to still be strong for. I like what Judaism has to say about life and death, and I know your Ilyana must be enjoying her 'life' now! May Our Heavenly Father bless you and your family, and our prayers go out to you, thank you so much for yours!
Luv Sandy

2/2/2002 22:59

God bless all of you who have lost your precious children. My heart aches for you. I thank you for the strength you give me when I am having a "hurtful" time with my problem child Danielle. Even with all the hurt and havoc she creates on a daily basis, I am thankful that God has given us another day to try and work things out. I pray that God watches over all of You and gives you the strength to carry on in the darker moments of grief. God bless you all!. Amen.

2/3/2002 08:51

Hello marahet, it's SO nice to see a post from you again! We've all missed your wonderful posts! If we've given you strength to help you with your beloved Danielle, then I'm very happy! It's not easy raising children in this day and age, but I know with a loving mom like you, Danielle is blessed. Don't give up, keep trying and keep the lines of communication open, and before you know it, Danielle will be out of that phase! Yes, it's wonderful that each day is a brand new one for us all, and all we can do is try our very best to do good in the world, and in our families. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts and prayers, and you know you're in our's. May God bless you and your family,
Luv Sandy

2/3/2002 20:07

Dear Shaner,just thought i would say hi.I check in everyday to read the posts.I really don't know what to say to each one but to try to believe that God will see us through.I thank him so for giving me peace.And as i say each time i post that i continue to pray for each of us that has lost a precious child.The pain is so deep and its been almost three years.If i didn't have God to talk to i would not have made it this far.I wanted you to know i did a memorial to my daughter.Just click on to beliefnets memorial page.My daughters' name is Carol Miller.God bless everyone here.Thank you all for your prayers also.Love,Barb

2/4/2002 09:32

Hello Eudora, it's nice to hear from you again! I treasure every mom who posts here, and it's so nice when they check in every now and then! I know you're blessed by reading the posts, they show us we're not alone in our grief, and we can draw strength from one another. I'm so happy to hear that you have some peace in your life now. It's going to be 3 years for us also on the 15th of March, and while I've made some headway in my own Journey, there isn't a day goes by that I don't miss my Shane and think of him. It's a lifelong process I'm beginning to realize, as you yourself do. But, yes, I'm so glad I have my faith, I would have never made it this far without it too. I would love to post a prayer at your Carol's Memorial Site, but if it's for family and friends only, I understand. Please let me know! May Our Father bless you also Barb,
Luv Sandy

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