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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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7/18/2007 16:53

It posted twice....weird!

God has two dwellings;
One in heaven, and the other in a meek and thankful heart.

7/18/2007 16:57

Thank you KATHY for the idea of an indoor garden! That brought an 'aha' moment and a smile to my face. Now finding a place to put it! HaHa. Hopefully next year I'll be over this and I can get back outside; we'll see.
Love and (((HUGS))),

7/18/2007 17:34

Dear Lauralee.

I'm one of the moms who lost an infant. My Elizabeth was 56 days old. She was born on time and appeared normal in every way. At 8 weeks she died of SIDS. That was 28 yrs ago Last Saturday. I hear the same thing also, "At least she didn't live long enough to really bond." ETC. That may be true and sometimes I even tell my self that when I read some posts here. What those people don't realize is that we missed all the firsts. We weren't able to see our child grow up. Many parents of children who died much older can celebrate that child's life along with all the sadness and grief. We're always wondering what our child would have become. My comfort is knowing that Elizabeth grew up in Heaven and didn't have to face any trials here on Earth. It's much easier now than even 20 yrs ago, however; the special dates still brings a sadness. Love, Jane

7/20/2007 10:20

I couldn't imagine losing an infant. My children are almmost grown now but talk about TIME. Now I have my grand daughter who is four weeks old today. I know that I fell head over heels (for a lifetime) in love with her on the moment she was born. If I ever lose her a true part of me would die with her. I think I would ask "those people" Have you lost a child ? Everyone that has, knows! Those who have not, cannot ever imagine the kind of pian that comes. God Bless those people that they never have to endure such a pain. I also enjoy teaching those that talk to me about it. That what we can do is be gods teachers to show them what grief is about and that everyone is different.

7/20/2007 18:21

Dear sisters,

As yet another week comes to a close, I pray you will all have a wonderful, restful weekend. The week seems to fly by for me lately and I feel like I am left clinging to the carousel as it spins around....a good reason to spend the weekend "kicking rocks!" Please be safe and may the peace of God surround you. Love to all,

Worry is wasting today's time to clutter up tomorrow's opportunities with yesterday's troubles!

7/23/2007 02:37

Dear God, ~ I come to you this morning to pray heartfelt prayers for all who have lost a beloved child/grandchild. Father, I ask for special day blessings for Joyce now, and throughout today, on this, her beloved son Daryl's birthday Ö the first birthday without him. I pray that she will feel her beloved sonís closeness throughout the day. May she recognize the signs sent her way Ö a soft breeze to kiss her cheeks, a ray of Son shine to lift her spirits, or gentle drops of rain to share her tears of sadness that may come today as a result of missing her beloved son, Daryl. We who have lost a beloved child/grandchild know all too well how difficult special days can be. My prayer this morning is that You wrap your arms around Joyce - even as she sleeps - and give her peace as only You can. Please let her know, dear God, that she is not alone and that there are many, many others [who will be praying for her throughout this special day] and that they really can relate to the sadness that special days bring on. Only You, Father, can give her the kind of peace that we pray for. Thank You, Father, for hearing my heartfelt prayer. ~ Amen

7/23/2007 06:14

Father God, I add my prayer to Miss V.'s for strength for Joyce today on Daryl's birthdate. Father, give her peace and joy today as she remembers all the good times of Daryl's life. Father, also comfort her today as the tears come and help her to release her sorrow into Your hands. You are an ever present help in time of trouble; be with her today and surround her with Your love and grace in Jesus' name.
Love you Joyce, and will continue to pray for you today as the Lord brings you to my mind. :o)
Love and (((HUGS))),

7/23/2007 06:20

Anita, I haven't taken the time to respond to your post recently. I'm glad you are able to get some much-needed rest in between school times. In this world we will have trouble and hard times won't we. It just gives us another reason to look forward to our home in Heaven. I know Joshua's birthdate is coming up and you're in my prayers for peace and comfort that only God can give.
Love and (((HUGS))),

7/23/2007 09:34

Our dear Joyce, I also add my prayers, support and love for you on your precious Daryl's Birthday today. These special days and those leading up to them can be so hard on us, I know you miss your Daryl beyond words.
I pray you spend it the way you want to, the way that is most meaningful and comforting for you. I also pray that you feel your Daryl around you today, on his Birthday,
Love, prayers & Hugs,

7/23/2007 11:46

Joyce, I also add my prayers, support and love for you on Daryl's Birthday.

7/23/2007 11:51

Dear sister Joyce,

Words cannot express how I know you are feeling today. I join all my sisters in prayer for you. May God bless you and surround you with peace and hope. May your beautiful Daryl show you somehow today that he is in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father and is happy and at peace. May that peace spread to you and take root in your heart today and always. My heart goes out to you sister, please take care of yourself today, allow the tears to come and know that you are loved and thought of.
God bless you,

7/23/2007 13:04

Dear Joyce,
I say "AMEN" to all the prayers already prayed for you. I pray you will feel the Father's Presence throughout the day. You would tangible feel His everlasting arms wrapped around you and you would be able to lean on them. Love, Jane

7/23/2007 13:15

To all,

I come again asking for prayer. I am having some major complications from my recent surgery. Even as I post, I'm waiting for my doctor's office to call to see what time I need to be at the hospital for some tests. Based on them, I could be admitted tonight, or have to have more tests. Whatever is going on (severe pain and vomitting) is not normal and could be extremely serious. I keep saying I can't afford more time off from work, however; I know God will supply all the finances I need. My specific prayer request is that they find out what's wrong quickly so it can be taken care of and I can move past this. The pain is so severe that my pain level goes from 0 to off the chart in 2 secs. Once I vomit it goes away. I used to wait until my stomach naturally vomit, now I make myself as soon as it happens. Why wait in such pain for 45 min when it can be over in about 5 min. At first this was happening about once a week. Last week was three times, mostly in the middle of the night and the weekend. My surgeon ordered some tests to be done today, but; his staff has to set them up. Again, if you don't see me posting in the next day or two, assume I'm in the hospital. Love and gratitude to all, Jane

7/23/2007 13:46

Oh Jane, that's awful, you've been through so much already and you were doing so well for a while! My prayers are with you that they locate the problem quickly and fix it, without having to go through too many tests. Heavenly Father, I come to You for Your daughter Jane, that You would guide the Dr.'s to quickly find the problem and that its something that can be easily rectified. Thank You Father, through Your Son Jesus, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God forever and ever, Amen.
Much love & Hugs,

7/23/2007 13:55

To All,
I too come asking for prayers for my sister-in-law, Margaret Anne. She was hospitalized during most of June and July, it was really touch and go for a while with her. She was bleeding and they just couldn't after so many tries, stop it. They finally had to resort to removing part of her Bowel, that seemed to work and they finally allowed her to go home last week.
However, she has not done well at home at all, she can't keep anything down and has been re-admitted to the hospital. It doesn't look very good, but I know how powerful all your prayers are so could you please say one for her?
Thank you my dear sisters,
Much love & Hugs,

7/23/2007 16:35

Dear Joyce. I also want to let you know that my prayers will be with you today, may God give you comfort in knowing that Daryl is well and happy in His Presence, may you feel Daryl's presence today and many many signs from Daryl. Special days are very hard on us, my only advise is, try not to hold your tears or your pain, let it out my dear sister, cry if you must, its OK to cry. May God give you enough strenght to go through this day. My love and prayers. Selva

7/23/2007 16:38

Dear Jane I also pray that you will be feeling better real quick, I join our sister Sandy in asking our Lord to guide your doctors to find the problem that is cousing this illness and find the cure for it real soon. May God Bless you. Love and prayers. Selva

7/23/2007 16:41

My dear dear sister. I will also pray for your sister in law, I didn't know she was so sick, of course we will Storm Heaven with prayers for her so that God will extend His Healing Hand over her and cure whatever is making her so sick. My love and prayers to you too. Selva

7/23/2007 16:50

Oh Jane,
I am so sorry, you have been doing so well too. Well, it does sound serious. I pray the Dr. finds the problem right away and you will be on your way to recovery very soon. It sounds to me like you may have a perforated ulcer....the reason I say that is because I did and had the exact symptoms. They even thought it was my gall bladder at first but it wasn't. I know it adds stress when you have to think of finances but you are right, God will provide for you Jane, just take care of you, the rest will fall into place. God bless,

7/23/2007 16:55

My prayers are also with your sister-in-law. I am sorry she has been re-admitted to the hospital but it is much better that she is there I think. I will add her to my prayer list and yes, there is power in prayer isn't there? I pray she is back home soon.

7/23/2007 16:58

By the way Sandy,

I have been trying to email you for several weeks and they keep coming back... I have many wonderful emails to share, just can't get them to you....don't have a problem with any one else's......anyway, just so you know.

7/23/2007 17:00

Dear Charlene. I'm glad to you went out even if it got you tired, but it is good for you to get away once in a while, so sorry that you can not take care of your garden, but like our dear sister Kathy said, you should start with a little garden inside, they have a great variety of flower that will grow inside, you just have to make sure that you are not allergic to one of them. You are also in my prayers my dear sister, I am sure that with all our prayers you will be just fine very soon. My love and prayers. Selva

7/24/2007 10:44

Dear sisters,
It was unbelievably comforting for me to know that before I had even gotten up yesterday, prayers were being offered in my behalf. Thank you dear ones. Daryl's birthday was not as bad as the days leading up to it. I had lots of phone calls from his friends, and relatives. Our daughter came over and she had made a DVD with pictures of Daryl from birth to 21. It was of course bittersweet to watch, but we made it through. I am very proud of her for doing it--I know it must have been hard, yet healing, for her to go through boxes of pictures and pick just the right ones--including the one where she dressed her younger brother in a pink tu-tu. So, there was some laughter. We press on. I add my prayers to those of you that are ill, waiting for tests, or praying for loved ones. Joyce

7/25/2007 01:01

Hi Everyone,

Just a quickie so you don't think I'm in the hospital. Yesterday blood tests were taken and tomorrow an ultrasound. If symptoms should arise, I need to take a sample to ER right away. That's all I know for now. Thank you everyone for the prayers and posts. Joyce, very often the days leading up to a special day are much worse because of the anticipation. I'm so glad you made it through, even with some laughter. Love and gratitude to all, Jane

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