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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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6/7/2007 17:17

So many times I've questioned certain circumstances,
and things I could not understand.
And so many times in trials weakness blures my vision,
that's when my frustration gets so out of hand.
OH, but it's then I am reminded that I've never been forsaken,
and I've never had to stand one test alone.
Then I look at all my victories, and the Spirit rises up in me,
and it's through the fire, my weakness is made strong.

He never promised that the cross would not get heavy,
and the hill would not be hard to climb.
He never offered our victories without fighting,
but He said help would always come in time.

Just remember when you're standing in the valley of decision,
and the adversary says, "Give in,"
Just hold on, my God will show up,
yes, and He will take you through the fire again.

I know within myself that I would surely perish,
But if I trust the hand of God, I know He'll shield the flames again.

Passed on to passed on to you. God bless.

6/7/2007 20:24

Hello Browneyes,
Thank you so much for posting here and sending your love and healing. That was very nice of you and I truly appreciate it, the same back to you,
Love & Hugs,

6/8/2007 11:59

Thank you for your posts and prayers. My lunch Wednesday with the other mom who lost her son a week before I lost daryl was very nice. I did not find it too hard to talk of my own loss, and did feel strengthened by her as I hope she did by me. As she was a single mom, and in a new town, her support group has not yet been established. I did tell her about this circle of prayer, and she wanted your site. I hope she will use it--especially in those alone times when she really needs to talk to someone. From this site, and from talking to two other moms that I journey with, I am amazed at the commonality we share--the sisterhood, so to speak. I know you will embrace her as you have me.

6/8/2007 18:45

Dear sisters,
Wanted to wish you all a very blessed and restful weekend. My body is telling me I need to rest a little so that is what I plan to do! You will all be in my prayers. Love to you all.

The promptings of God are not heard or heeded if life is too busy!


6/9/2007 14:01

Thank you so much for your posts, poems, thoughts--they are always so inspiring to me. I'm sorry I don't tell you that more often. My body is telling me that I need to rest today too. I've been doing so much yard work (and there's still TOO much left to do) and working on sewing for the new grandson due in 1 1/2 weeks that I'm tired all over. I've been resting more lately and trying to drink lots of water, but my body says rest today. I'm learning how to machine quilt and I'm experimenting on the 2 quilts that I'm making for the new baby. It's harder than I thought it would be, but hopefully it'll get easier as I get more practice. I think my body is just not used to sitting and sewing because I haven't done this much in many years.
I hope and pray that you have a very restful weekend too.
Love and (((HUGS))),

6/10/2007 09:34

Hello All!
Sorry I've been MIA for a bit, we had thunderstorms sweep through our area and naturally :) our power went out.
Yesterday was so nice, so I spent most of the day outdoors, getting that Vit.D that they've been talking about so much lately!
Our dear Kathy, you're so sweet, you always end the week by posting, I hope your weekend is a very restful one for you,
Much love & Hugs,

6/10/2007 09:52

Hi dear sja,
Terrific to see a post from you and letting us know how the get-together with the other Mom went. It sound's as though it went very well and you were both able to talk to each other about your loss's, it truly helps!
I pray she take's you up on the offer to come here and join the Circle, particularly since she doesn't have anything in her City right now for support, understanding. You know we'll welcome her with open arms, and help her to walk the Journey of Grief together. As well, this is a multi-faith Circle and all belief system's are honored here.
Yes, to be truly understood, one can only find that amongst others who are walking this Journey as well. It truly is a sisterhood,
Much love & Hugs,

6/10/2007 10:07

Hi dear Charlene,
Keep at those quilts, :), you're talented in that area and before you know it, you'll be a pro at'll be so nice to have one for your new grandchild!!
Have you heard from JANE? She said if she didn't post, that meant she was in the hospital, so she must be, God love her! I pray they find out what's wrong with her stomach and it's something that can be cured without surgery.
Much love & Hugs,

6/12/2007 11:01

Good morning dear sisters,
I did have a very nice weekend. I rested when needed but also go a lot of things accomplished in my yard. It was nice to be out in the sun and working at something I love to do!

CHARLENE, I wish I could find the time to sew or any other thing. I guess we just need to make time for these things don't we. It seems every extra minute I have to myself I am reading something spiritual and uplifting. God must know that I need that right now! I have cross stitch to work on but just prefer to read. I am sure your quilting will be just fine. What a joy too, a new baby!

SANDY, I join you in wondering where and how Jane is. I pray she is getting the medical attention she needs and is forced to slow down a bit. I love to post on Friday's before I go home. I don't have the internet at home so I want you all to know that I am thinking of you!

SJA, it is just so wonderful that you are helping each other! It does make a difference to be able to talk to someone who has been through what we have been through. No one else can quite understand and we do get stronger by forming a sisterhood. I pray that your friend come here so we can welcome her assure her that she will find comfort here. I will be praying for you both.

Give me, Savior, a purpose deep,
In joy or sorrow Your trust to keep;
And so through trouble, care, and strife,
To keep you first in my daily life.
Love to you all,

6/13/2007 13:57

Hi our dear Kathy,
Happy you had a good weekend and were able to enjoy the nice day, while you accomplished some things around the outdoors, :) Our weather has been glorious lately too, so in addition to tending my herb garden, the remainder of my time has been outdoors, I want to enjoy the summer, this was also Shane's favorite time of the year.
Love hearing from you anytime, whether its a good day or a bad one, but your one on every Friday is so thoughtful of you, :). Meaningful little prayer at the end of your post,
Much love & Hugs,

6/13/2007 19:20

Hi all my dear sisters. I am back from vacation, Thanks to God and your prayers I finally rested for a while, the weather was perfect and the place was beautiful and all I did was reading and praying it was a very quiet place at the beach. I found my desk overflowing with papers but at least I have some energy now. I'm glad to read that everybody is doing well, and yes I will pray that Jane is also doing well. I am a little worried about Ms. V., I read an e mail she has sent to me while I was out with bad news about her niece's son, he was shot by some people trying to rob him, I am praying that he will be able to survive and get well.
We are having thunderstorms here in Miami almost every day now, the rain is welcome because we are under a severe drought but is the lighting and thunder that I certainly dislike, besides I can't help to worry about Solange, I can't get rid of the habit of worrying about her when the weather is bad and she will be out driving, it just breaks my heart when it happens and then I realize that she is safe now but OMG how much I miss her. My love and prayers are with you all and I promise that I will post on a regular basis now. Selva

6/15/2007 10:00

Hello our dear sister! Great to see a Post from you, after your terrific and peaceful vacation, thank you once again dear Lord for answering our prayers for our dear Selva's safe travel and a good vacation time! The only bad part about vacations is that they end, :). Then back to the old grind, lots of work for you to do.
Yes, I was talking with Miss V, told her how we missed her around here.....her nephew is on the mend, Praise God, he was able to get up and call his Mom, Miss V's neice. Haven't heard anything about Jane, she must be in the hospital, its too bad that someone she knows couldn't post here about her and let us know! Continued prayers for Jane and Miss V.
Old habits die hard, my dear sister, you're still a mother and worrying is part of our job description, sometimes we momentarily forget that they're beyond all danger now, but hey, we're human and it happens. I know you miss Solange so very much, I miss my Shane so much too, keep pressing on,
Much love & Hugs,

6/15/2007 10:09

Some Good News!!
Hurray and Congratulations to Charlene and her daughter, I received this from her and she asked me to post it here at the Circle: ...daughter's for a few days. I probably won't be back until Sunday or Monday. She's going into the hospital Friday A.M. at 6 to be induced; her blood pressure is too high for the dr. to let her go any longer without having the baby. I didn't take time to post at the circle; would you let the ladies know where I am (and prayers would be appreciated). Thank you. :o)
Much love and (((HUGS))),

I know we'll all join in praying that Charlene's daughter has a safe, uncomplicated birth and a very healthy baby!
Much love & {{Hugs}}

6/15/2007 10:17

btw, where are the rest of you....I'm not naming names, I know I'll forget someone, but you all know who you are, :),
Kathy, I know you'll post today, TGIF.!
Much love & Hugs,

6/15/2007 11:04

A power prayer for JANE!!!!!.
I am anticipating the arival of my first grandchild. My daughter is due the 19th but anyday now. I pray for a short and healthy delivery. We are getting very antzy now. Can't wait! Chris. PS no more news on Mike yet. No more news on pam (mikes mom) also needs our prayers with a female problem. Amen

6/15/2007 16:26

Dear sisters,

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend....another week comes to a close. Wow, where does the time go?
SELVA, so happy you had a great vacation. It is soooo nice to get away isn't it. Almost like having new batteries :) I will be on vacation for the 1st week of July. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers while I am gone.
What wonderful news of new babies!! Just more reasons to smile.
Prayers for all, especially you JANE, hope to see you post soon. Also good news about your nephew VERNA, I will keep him in my prayers for healing.
Please join me in prayer today for my brother who is in the hospital with complications from diabetes and dialysis. He is having a blood transfusion as we speak in hopes to get his red blood count up. He is a walking miracle....I gave him a kidney about 5 years ago, it didn't last but he is back on the list for a pancreas and another kidney. He has had a quadruple bypass and a host of various other problems due to diabetes. He is a Godly man but is losing hope and the will to keep going. He is very tired of being sick. Please pray for God to give him peace and hope and also that they find out what is wrong and fix it! Thank you in advance sisters, Love to all.

No soul can be forever banned,
Eternally bereft,
Whoever falls from God's right hand
Is caught into his left.

6/16/2007 15:05

Hi dear Chris,
Gee, a beautiful baby expected in your family too!! Big Congratulations to you and your daughter, maybe she'll go into labor sometime over the weekend, wouldn't that be nice, :) Yes, I pray for a safe and uncomplicated birth, with a very healthy baby!! You must be so excited yourself, first-time Grandma, :) Please let us know,
Much love & Hugs,

6/16/2007 15:29

Oh Kathy,
I'm so sorry to read about your brother's health problems, God love him, he's really had more than his fair share! It has to be weighing heavily on your mind, on top of your grief, don't worry, we'll storm Heaven for him and that he receive's the necessary organ's for transplant! What a truly selfless act on your part, donating one of your own kdney's to him, I'm sorry that it didn't take.
That was a beautiful, loving thing that you did, you're certainly a beautiful treasure in God's eyes and a wonderful role-model for others. Love your little prayer at the end, it's very comforting!
Yes, I pray too that we hear from JANE very soon too!
Much love, prayers & Hugs,

6/16/2007 15:34

Tomorrow of course is Father's Day. Poor Dads are often overlooked when they lose a child, the emphasis is mostly on the Mother. But they hurt badly too, just in a different way and this Poem is to honor them on their special day,

A letter from his angel

Hello Dad
I wanted you to know that I'm here with you on Father's Day. You may not be able to see me but I am here. I know you can feel my presence as I gently kiss you face. Please don't cry dad I'm holding your hand. I wish you could see me on this Father's day you would see the love that I have on my face for you, but I know you can feel the love it is so strong. Know that I watch over you everyday from Heaven but on this fathers day i wanted to be right here with you. I know this has been so hard for you, you always trying to be the strong one. Just lean on me Dad today you don't have to be the strong one I will hold you up. I will always love you Dad and thank you for all you have done. My love will always be strong for you so when you are feeling down hold on to that love. we will see each other again someday and what a beautiful day that will be. Happy Fathers Day Dad.

Love, Your angel in Heaven

6/16/2007 18:41

Hi Everyone,

Sorry to have been MIA do long without warning. My dr did put me into the hospital on June 7th. It took till the 12th to finally be diagnoised. It was my gallblader, not working properly. Anyway, Thank you for all the prayers and concern. Can't type much now, too tired. Just got home this afternoon. Just wanted to let you all know what happened. Over the next week I'll catch up on all the posts and hopefully be able to respond. Right now for every word I type, I have to retype because of a typo. Think I need to go and rest. Love and gratitude to all, Jane

6/16/2007 21:28

PS Chris, I will remember your daughter, Mike and Pam in my prayers. That first grandchild is so awesome! For me it made me feel old at first, now I love telling people I have an 11 yr granddaughter. Love, Jane Everyone else, I'll have to catch up during the week. It's so hot here right now that I can't stay upstairs for any length of time. Downstairs is much cooler.

6/17/2007 13:03

Dear Charlene. I join all the Angel sisters in praying about your daughter and the new baby,may God wrap His Arms around both of them and that very soon you all will be smiling and very proud of that new little bundle of joy.
KATHY. My dear sister, of course I will storm Heaven for your brother's health, I know that diabetes could make your life miserable, Solange was an Organ Donor and one of the lives she saved was one of a man who had diabetes since he was 9 years old, I got to meet him and his mom and I learned how difficult it can be for them, I pray that your brother will feel much better again and can live a normal and healthy life. Love. Selva

6/17/2007 13:07

Dear Chris. I'm so happy for you, becoming a grandma, my prayers will also be with your daughter and the new baby for a fast and safe delivery.
Dear Jane, Thank God that you are back at home, we were worried about you, I'm glad that you are feeling better, rest now and don't worry about posting here until you feel strong enough, we know that you are home now and will keep praying for a speedy recovery. My love and prayers. Selva

6/17/2007 13:10

Hi my dear dear Angel in Chief. Thank you for sharing that beautiful poem, yes I know that even though men grieve in a different way they also feel this awful pain of losing a child. Please give my love to Palmer today, my prayers will be with both of you. Love Selva

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