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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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10/24/2006 14:20

Dear Connie,
That must have been rough, going to the cemetery for the first time since the funeral. It probably brought back all the memories of the last time you were there. I'm glad they got the stone put in place; just one less thing to have to think about. But now you have that behind you and you can look forward again. And yes, keep looking UP for your help.
Love, Charlene
HaHa, I usually keep a notepad and pen here at my desk and write down names and dates as I read the posts; that way I don't have to keep going back to a previous page.

10/24/2006 14:23

Dear Selva,
It looks like we were typing and posted at the same time last night. I'm so glad you're able to get more rest. My prayers are still with you and Nancy.
Love, Charlene

10/24/2006 14:26

Hello sisteramanda, thank you also for your very beautiful prayer for all, we're always so grateful and appreciative when someone thoughtfully post's here for us! May our Loving God bless you abundantly,
Love & Hugs,

10/24/2006 14:27

Dear sisteramanda,
Thank you for your prayer. This family of sisters is very appreciative of all the prayers we can get. Thank you for taking time to come here and post for us.
Love, Charlene

10/24/2006 14:32

Dear Lee Ann,
I sure don't envy you the job of raising grandchildren. I stayed at my daughter's house 2 days and I was worn out; I don't know what I would do if I had them all day--every day. I pray that God abundantly blesses you with strength for the job.
Yes, I know what it's like to be up one minute and down the next. But just take each minute/hour as it comes and keep praying for strength. Our God is an ever present help in time of need; all we have to do is cry out to him.
Love and prayers,

10/24/2006 14:57

Hi dear Connie, yes, that had to be difficult on you, seeing Ryan's Stone for the first time with all the memories it no doubt brought up for you and then, on another level, happy that it is up for your beloved Ryan.
OK, now I know what you mean, about going back and losing what you've begun to type.
There are a couple of way's to do it - you can Copy whatever you have typed, then go back to whatever page you want to reference from, or, you can always type from the page itself - per example, say you want to post to someone on Page 370 - you can do the usual, posting at the bottom of that page and it will automatically show up on the last page, not on P. 370.
(I'm hoping you know how to Copy & Paste:-),
Much love & Hugs,

10/24/2006 15:03

We haven't heard from Anita or Donna lately, I pray there's nothing wrong with either of them, I hope Donna's kidney disease hasn't become worse!
We miss you both, please post,
Much love & Hugs to you both,

10/25/2006 12:38

Dear Sandy,
Thank you again for all those funny e-mails. I especially like the one that said do you want cheese with your whine. I might even use that one!

The dialogue group is really quiet these days. For the most part I'm the only one posting. Most of the time it's just to get some sort of response. Amy has posted and just stated she is having a very hard time, but no specifics. For awhile there was a connection with two other women, but they have become quiet. I'm about ready to throw in the towel.

I am also concerned about Anita and Donna. I pray that they're just busy and not isolating. SO ANITA AND DONNA IF YOU ARE READING THIS LET US KNOW YOU ARE OK. WE LOVE YOU AND ARE CONCERNED! Love, Jane

10/25/2006 12:59

Good morning Sisters!
Just wanted to check in. I have had to re-schedule my smooshing...ha ha. Something with my insurance however it is fixed now so I will have the mamo on Tues the 31st. Sisters, thank you so much for all of your prayers. I know that I am ok....I don't know how I know it but I do. I have a peace about it. I need to catch up with my reading on my lunch hour. Just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you all and to thank you. I will be posting soon!

10/25/2006 13:23

It's so good to hear from you! I thought about you several times yesterday and said prayers for you to have peace. Sorry to hear that the date has been changed, but maybe that is God's way of changing you on the inside before that day. (?) A miracle is what I'm talking about. I'm so glad that you have peace about everything.
Love and prayers,

10/25/2006 13:43

Yes Charlene, I believe God is working. Everything happens for a reason. Thank you so much for your prayers, we know they work! I will catch up soon.
Love to you,

10/25/2006 18:24

What wonderful hearts.....
All of the prayers that have come in over the past few days are just so special. I can feel God working and blessing us all. I hope you all know what it means to have your prayers, we get through the days with our prayers and inspirational thoughts for each other. Thank you so much from my heart to yours. May the Lord bless you in many, many wonderful ways. I also grieve with those mothers who have posted, I pray you come back to our circle. Together we can help each other. Peace and love to you all.

10/25/2006 18:39

Dear LeeAnn,
My prayers are with you as the special dates surround you. Amen to Charlene's prayer for you. I know what a challenge it must be to be raising your Grandson's and also what a blessing! I wish that I had become a Grandmother to Wes's child sometimes. A little bit of him still here would be awesome. God has his own reasons for the way things are done and I guess we shouldn't answers anyway! I am not looking forward to the holidays.....Its like a dark ominous storm just off shore to me. I can't even imagine having all the special dates and the holidays together! I pray that God give you the strength and peace you will soooo need. You are loved dear sister,

10/25/2006 19:39

Hi dear Jane, yes, that's a cute one.....I think that was our gal Maxine asking it - "Want some cheese with that whine?", ha, ha. Oh my gosh, I must have really overloaded you if you're just at Maxine! I'll lay off on you for a while, :-) Send me some for a change.
Gee, that's too bad about the Dialogue Group, trust me, they're not all like that, I was going to ask you how the Mom is doing, but perhap's she's still in a lot of pain - still, where are all the other's that signed up?? Well, I know that you and Charlene gave it your all, so bravo to you both!
I received some jokes from Donna today, so she must be alright - it's when I don't hear from her in my e-mails or here at the Circle, I worry about her.
Anita, you please post if you're reading, as Jane said, we care and want to hear from you!
Much love & Hugs,

10/25/2006 19:44

Wonderful to hear from you our dear Kathy, I've also been keeping you in my thoughts and prayers for today - but yes, if the date has been changed, don't worry about it, God's timing is always perfect!
Much love & Hugs,

10/26/2006 13:20

Dear Connie,
It must have been so hard to go see Derrick's headstone. How strong we Mom's have to be. The thought of it can just make me cry. There is a saying that there is nothing stronger than a Mother's love (on earth). Being a Mother, I agree 100%! As I took my walk today I noticed many things. 1st and I noticed what a beautiful day it is. Then I noticed that my Wesley is not here to enjoy it. At that moment I wanted to roll into a valley, then I noticed the sky and thought for a moment I saw his face smiling at me. Pushing me to go on just for another day...."not today Mom" he was saying. "You have much to do and I am ok". I am sure that your Derrick is saying the same, it shows in your strength and your trust in God. I am praying for you dear sister.
Love you,

10/26/2006 13:41

Dear Kathy,
I've had similar feelings, not lately, but for the first few months after my granddaughters were gone. I would feel sad about them missing events and certain things that I was 'enjoying'; then I would be reminded (I think by God) that what they were experiencing was far better than ANYTHING I could experience here. That helped me even though I still miss them. 'Just a few more days to labor' as the song says, before we 'meet on the other side'. What a wonderful reunion that will be! In the meantime we just trust our Heavenly Father to lead us and guide us in the way we should go. Bless you today, and ALL my dear sisters in this circle of love and healing!
Love and prayers,

10/26/2006 14:01

Dear Charlene,
Thank you dear sister for your prayers. I am right where God wants me to be today. I agree with Selva, Charlene, no one will ever know how we feel. Not even another grieving Mother/Grandmother grieve's the same way. (you know that 1st hand) We know the pain and heartache, that is for sure but it is different in some ways for us all. What I am trying to say is play your music, whatever it takes to cleanse your soul and lift your heart and get you through another day. Who cares what other people say....they do not walk in your shoes! They do not have to face the day with pieces missing. We can only pray for them that they never have to experience what we have. As for Thanksgiving and the holidays, please do what you want to do. Try not to force yourself into doing something you don't feel. I am trying to figure it out this time too, I am not sure what I want to do. My Son is gone, my Mother is gone, my Father doesn't even want to have Thanksgiving.....I may just opt out this year myself, but still, it is my decision. I will pray for you that you have peace with yours.

Selva, you are right, smile and go about your day. Thank you sister for your prayers, they mean the world to me. I pray Nancy is continuing to do well and you are getting some rest. You are in my prayers.

I wanted to tell you all that I think I had a Heavenly visitor a few weeks back, I didn't want to seem crazy or delusional so I didn't say anything right away. Anyway outside the sliding glass door to my back yard where Wes always stood to smoke, there appeared a bright, white billoughy form. It was on the large side but everso light. The feeling that I got was complete joy, I couldn't stop smiling and laughing and I broke out in goosebumps all over. I had to go outside to see where it went. Of course by the time I even got out of my chair it was gone. My oldest Son and family was visiting and he saw it too out of the corner of his eye. I think it was Wes saying hello because we were all together. I don't know, even thinking about it now makes me so giddy inside....I have the same feeling about my lump. Oh sisters, I promise I am not losing it!!
Love to you all,

10/26/2006 14:03

Charlene, I think we were posting at the same are right, God does remind us I am sure!

10/26/2006 15:00

Let me say I am not giddy that I have a lump....I have a feeling that I am fine, nothing to worry about..I just can't explain it. Just wanted to clerify.

10/26/2006 21:56

Evening Angel Moms! This is my third time posting tonight I lost the other two. First of all can someone email me please to let me know an easier way of getting here? The last couple of nights I have been so frustrated that I gave up. I like the new look, but its difficult getting here. I had to do a search by Sandy's name to get here :0). I want to say I have been praying for all of you even though I was not here. kathy I with the rest of them, the cancellation is God taking over. Hes getting ready to Bless you and that was the first step. He just wanted you to let go and let Him. Hes going to pay you for being obedient. My other two posts were so long so I dont think I will type as much this time since I lost everything else before. This week has been an emotional week for me since I visited Derrick's grave but tonight, I had a heavenly visitor like Kathy. Just today I told my daughter something I have not told her before. Since Derrick's passing Ive been looking for my handheld color tv. Derrick used to always lend things out because he was so free hearted, but he never got them back. Today I finally told my daughter that he loaned by tv out and I didnt know to whom, Ive been searching since January. When I came home, I looked up to his window and a tear dropped but I have a timer for the lights to come on, they were on. As soon as I came in the house, I was lead to my closet and I looked up in plain sight was my tv. God is good. Derrick probably said I am tired of mama blaming me because she has crs syndrome :0). So I believe in these heavenly visit because I know how protective Derrick was about me. I used to hate to go anywhere with him because everyone thought he was my boy toy ;0) because they didnot believe I was his mom, he was so proud when people told him I didnt look old enough to be his mom. So I know he got God's permission to constant keep a watchful eye over me. I noticed a lot of our moms are mia like I was. Is everyone o.k.? I pray for all of you even though I couldn't find my way here :0) As long as all of us keeping praying for each other, we will make the devil a liar. Its about time I hit the sack, a busy day tomorrow at my church. We are having a funeral service for a 35 yrs old cop that was shot 6 times while sitting in his squad car. he left a wife and 5 children. They are still puzzled on what happened and they are still investigating. Pray for him and his family. I pray for all of your families as well, I pray for love, peace and joy, and I pray that God will touch us all and enlarge our territory. I pray that He will forgive us for our sins, for sins we commit knowingly and unknowinly, sins we commit by mind, body, and mouth. I pray for His mercy and grace. That He will continue to bless us all indeed. All of this I ask in His darling son Jesus Christ name, Amen. Goodnight all I made the angels surrounds you tonight while you sleep and slumber. Love you. Connie

10/27/2006 11:50

Dear Sisters,
Please say a prayer for the firefighters who have lost their lives here in California and their families. 4 have parished in this blaze that was intentionally set. My brother is in line to take his turn today to join the others on the fire line. It is in his county. They are all in Gods hands. We are overcome with smoke and ash that has spread some 90 miles due to the wind. Your prayers would be so appreciated. Thank you in advance sisters.

10/27/2006 14:48

Hi my dear sisters. I am taking a little break at the office so I can post. Kathy what a wonderful news about your Heavenly visitor, yes, yes I am sure that it was Wes letting you all know that he is just fine and also watching over you. I have signs from Solange once in a while, whenever I am feeling really down she always manage to send me a feather , I have a frame next to her picture which is full of little feathers , they just seem to come out of nowhere, just at the moment when I am needing her the most, and yes Connie that was Derrick showing you where the little TV was, you guys will be discovering how many signs our kids send our way, all you have to do is "be aware" and believe. I believe they are all very much alive in a wonderful place where our human eyes can not reach, but they are all there fine and happy with our Lord, just waiting for us, and then The Reunion, yes, and this time forever.
Dear Connie, what i have done to get to this site faster: when you reach our Circle of Love and you get to the last page, just click on your "favorites", it will add to favorites, then all you have to do after that is click on favorites and wherever it says Beliefnet etc, just click on it and it will take you to the page where you were, then all you have to do is click on the numbers below to get you to the last page, if you have any questions, just let me know and I will try to find an easier way for you to follow it.
Dear Kathy, I have been praying for those firefighters , OMG what a horrible thing, who in this world will set a fire like that intentionally, I just pray that it rains very hard so it can help to put out that fire.
Anita and Donna, know that we are all missing your posts and pray that everything is going well with you guys.
My dear dear sister Sandy, I hope that you were able to get your ceiling fixed, the "cold front" from Canada left Miami, we are back into the 80's.My dear sisters, the Holidays are almost here, those days can be very hard on all of us, my prayers are with you all and so is my love. Selva

10/27/2006 16:19

Hello all!
CONNIE, I have done what Selva said; once I get to Sandy's Prayer Circle, I add that to my favorites and that's where it comes up everytime I click on it.
Another funeral! I just had no idea about death until I came here to this circle. I mean I watch the news and hear about it there but it's almost personal every time I read about another death here. My prayers are with that family; I just have to think that a 35 yr. old could be my son--I have daughters and son-in-laws that age!

My prayers are also with your brother and the families of the firefighters; I agree with Selva to pray for rain. We're getting rain again finally and it's actually enough to measure this time. :o)

I want to share with you my story of a 'visit'. Our dear sister Angela is the first one who ever told me to ask God for a sign from Carey and Casey. (Btw: I haven't heard from Angela in a LONG time. Does anyone have information from her?) Anyway, I was driving home from town one day early this past summer and was feeling really down. I asked God if it was really true that our loved ones in Heaven could 'communicate' with us. I don't mean actually talk, but send us a sign of some kind. Immediately an Elvis song came on the radio that I was listening to; and (get this!) the song was titled "Jesus Knows Just What You Need". I started crying and laughing at the same time so it was hard to see to drive. I had to pull over and collect myself before I could drive the rest of the way home. But it makes me smile every time I think of that day. And I listen to that particular radio station a LOT but I've never heard them play another Elvis song. To me, that was definitely a SIGN.

SELVA, Yes, the holidays are coming up and we all know how hard they are; especially the ones with no other children like yourself. I pray that God would fill your life with people who love you and that no day will be lonely for you. Of course you'll still miss your Solange but at least other people will fill your heart with love so that you won't miss her quite so much.

I pray that all of you are in good health and are at peace today.
Love and prayers,

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