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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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8/1/2007 07:51

To all,
Sorry about what looks like a 'typo' in my last post. I was trying to make the heading bold and underlined but it didn't seem to work for me.
I pray you all have a profitable month of August; this month is a busy one with the end of summer vacations, school starting, and the heat really getting to everybody. I'm going to enjoy looking forward to fall and the weather getting cooler, even though that won't be until October around here. We're through the halfway point of summer and around here we've had plenty of rain. The grass is still green and growing, when usually this time of year it's turning brown and doesn't have to be mowed until it rains again. I haven't been able to get out and mow this summer so it's fallen to my husband to do that; needless to say, it doesn't get done except every couple of weeks since he's so busy in the fields planting and harvesting crops and in the hayfields mowing and baling hay. My flower beds have overgrown with weeds and I think I'll see if someone can weedeat them (hopefully around the bushes and tall flowers) for this year.
God bless you all!
Love and (((HUGS))),

8/1/2007 07:59

Father God, I come to You now on behalf of my sisters here who no longer have their children with them. Please watch over Kathy and Selva and Verna this month because the days before a special date seem to be harder than the actual date. That old dread of something coming that we don't want to have happen hits us all; so I ask You to ease their heartache and give them peace that only You can give. Calm their spirits and help them to be able to breathe deeply of life and of Your Spirit to encourage and strengthen them. I ask this in Your Son Jesus' precious name, Amen.
Special Love and (((HUGS))) to Kathy, Selva, and Verna!

8/2/2007 13:07

Amen Couldn't be said any better ! I also pray for you who approach hard days. Chris

8/2/2007 15:02

My dear sister Charlene. Thanks so much for your so much needed prayers, you are so right, the days leading to that special day, are so hard on all of us, the anxiety keeps building and the bad memories keeps coming back more often. I try to work more than usual just to keep my mind busy, but most of the time it just doesn't work and I find myself deep in the Valley. I miss my daughter so much and it hurts so very much. Thank you dear Chris for your prayers also. My love and prayers are with all of you, specially Kathy and Verna, I know this month it is very difficult for both of you also. My love and prayers. Selva

8/3/2007 08:28

Dear Charlene,
What a beautiful, meaningful prayer for Selva, Miss V and Kathy, to help them through their days before their special dates, when they're most needed. Bless you, sister!
Much love & Hugs,

8/3/2007 11:55

Thank you both for your encouraging words. Most of the time I just pray what I would like to hear and I know it will touch others too. It helps so much to know that all the sisters are praying daily and your prayers are all that keep each of us going some days. God is mighty to save us (from our fears, dread, whatever) and whenever 2 agree in what they ask, He says He will do it. We are all so blessed to have each other!
Love and (((HUGS))),

8/3/2007 18:18

Dear Charlene,

Thank you so much for that beautiful prayer, Selva you too....My prayers are with you and Verna, wow, I just can't believe it has been 2 years since Wes went home. I am starting to get closer to God right now as I know I will need him. I have been very busy here at work. Our warehouseman had to take a leave of absence and that puts me out in the warehouse where it is hot! Yuck. The days just fly by though and today I told God that even though I am very very busy, I feel alive! I am thinking of all of you all the time and praying that you are all doing well. Please have a good weekend all of you. God bless!

8/3/2007 18:24

Dear Anita,

I am so sorry I didn't get to post my prayers for you on your Joshua's birthday. Thanks to Charlene and her lists, I am able to pray for those who have special days even if I can't get here to post. I pray you are doing well and that God is helping you through this time. My love to you,

8/3/2007 18:28

I'm so glad you're feeling 'alive'! I really don't envy you the outside job, though. I thought when I was a young child that I'd like to be a missionary in Africa; Ha!--God knew I wouldn't be able to handle the heat there; it's bad enough here. :o)
I hope and pray that you have a very blessed weekend.
Love and (((HUGS))),

8/5/2007 01:34

My prayers go out to all parents who have lost a child.

This prayer is especially for a dear friend who with in the last week, lost her granddaughter during her birth, and with in days had to make a decision to take her daughter (mother of the deceased newborn) off life support and let her pass.

Two young lives lost so quickly.

May God's grace comfort you during this time of loss and grief. My sympathy for your loss doesn't seem like an adaquate thing to say. I can't imagine what is? My heart breaks for you and I'm here for you in any way I can be, anytime day or night.

God Bless you and your family.


8/5/2007 07:40

Hello Sun,
I'm so very sorry about your friend, losing her grandaughter and then her precious daughter! She has to be in so much shock and pain right now, thank goodness she has you for a friend! She need's a lot of support right now and in the weeks, months ahead. You can help her by just being there for her, an ear to listen to, a much-needed hug and don't be afraid to mention her daughter's name and grandaughters, it cause's us more pain when people don't.
Our prayers will definitely be with your friend and you too, you sound like such a kind, caring person. Thank you so much for your prayers for us, they're truly appreciated,
Love, prayers & {{{Hugs}}
Shane's Mom

8/6/2007 19:36

Hi everyone, I am posting this email from Jennifer just in case you haven't checked your email. Please join me in prayer for dear Jennifer. I will try to get back on later tonight to read and catch up if possible.
Love & prayers,

[Jennifer's email]
Since I cant seem to to get into post this I am asking that everyone prat for me today. My siatic nerve is really giving me a fit today. I'm sitting on an ice pack as I type this. I cant seem to get the pain to stop. It's like a tooth ache that just keeps getting worse. I usually can deal with the pain but today it is going all the way down my right leg to my ankel and I am just in misery. So can everyone pray together for God to touch me with his healing powers. It is better when two or more are gathered in his name. Thank you all so much.

Love and hugs,

8/6/2007 21:27

I'll be gone the next three days to 'church' meetings so I probably won't be posting or be able to read the posts either. I pray that you all have a safe and peaceful week.
Love and (((HUGS))),

8/7/2007 00:18

Hi everyone, I just made an effort to send an email to everyone to see if my email sending and receiving has been fixed. Jennifer, I emailed you earlier today so I hope you received it. Please let me know if you are able to post. Sandy, when you read this, let Jennifer know via email that I did respond and also posted her email above. As for me, I am doing the best I can. I do appreciate the prayers. I will be very busy working on a project for the rest of this week, but will try to get a post in whenever possible. Thanks again for the prayers; they are really, really needed this month because of the double whammy and being surrounded by people who don't understand. I thank God every day for this circle of love and understanding and all of it's members. :) God bless you all!
Prayerfully yours,
Diane's mom
8/16/60 - 8/31/96
Forever In Our Hearts

8/7/2007 18:30

Hi Everyone,

Sorry it seems as if I'm MIA too often. Life has just become much busier, not only with Mike, but also with other friends. I'm doing well, just extremely busy. Charlene, I pray that you will be refreshed with your church meetings. Jennifer if you can get in, please know you are in my prayers. I'm praying already for Kathy, Selva and Verna. I know hard days are coming up. As most of us know, it's the anticipation that's the worse. Please be good to yourself during this time. Don't place any expectations on yourself or others. Just take it a day at a time. NTG, getting humgry! Love and gratitude to all, Jane

8/9/2007 15:43

Most Gracious God, I ask, if you are willing, that you heal the hearts of the all families every where who have lost a child. It is a wound to the soul that only your love can heal. Send your spirit to them to watch over them and grant them serenity and patience through this horrible storm they are enduring. Calm the waters of their life and pour unto them your amazing and life changing love. I humbly ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen

8/10/2007 10:09

Hello tamugrl11,
What a very beautiful prayer you've posted for us all, very touching! It mean's a great deal to us all when someone like yourself take's the time and does so, on behalf of everyone, thank you.
May God bless you mightily with whatever it is He know's you need,
Love & Angel Hugs,
Mom of Shane

8/10/2007 11:06

Hi our dear Kathy,
I know your Wes's Heaven Date is tomorrow, but I wanted to post to you about it today, I don't think you have access to a computer on the weekends? and I surely didn't want you thinking I had forgotten.
I know you've had a hard time dealing with the approaching date, grief is so complicated at times.
You know you have us, though, my love and prayers are always there but even moreso tomorrow, on your precious We's special day. I pray you feel Wes's love around you and the love of God, softly wrapping around you.
Much love & {{Hugs}}

8/10/2007 12:18

Dear Kathy,

I also want you to know that you are very much in my prayers and have been this last week. I pray you you feel the Presence and Comfort from our Lord this weekend. Please take care of yourself (eat, sleep, pray, read) and do whatever you need to honor Wes. Love and hugs, Jane

8/10/2007 12:40

I'm back home now and feeling very refreshed. JANE, that's exactly the word you prayed for me and that's exactly how I feel. I came home to attack and not even half the meals eaten that I had prepared, so that is what I'm warming up for his lunch today. :o)
TAMUGRL11--Thank you VERY MUCH for your prayer. If you've never been through the loss of a child, still you somehow know just the words of encouragement for us. Your words remind me of the words of a song that I sang at the meetings I attended. (And this song was one that was sung at my granddaughters' funeral.)


My boat of life sails on a troubled sea
Whenever there's a wind in my sails;
But I have a Friend who watches over me
When the breeze turns into a gale.

Jesus is the master of the wind;
He is the maker of the rain.
He can calm the storm,
Make the sun shine again.
He is the master of the wind.

Sometimes I soar like an eagle to the sky;
Among the peaks my soul can be found.
An unexpected storm may drive me from the heights;
Bring me low, but never bring me down.

For I know the master of the wind;
I know the maker of the rain.
He can calm the storm,
Make the sun shine again.
I know the master of the wind.

Yes, Jesus if the master of the wind,
He is the maker of the rain.
He can calm the storm,
Make the sun shine again.
He is the master of the wind.

And He can calm your storm,
Make the sun shine again;
If you know the master of the wind.
(by Joel Hemphill)

I compared these words to the 4th chapter of the Gospel of Mark when Jesus and His disciples got into a boat 'to go to the other side' and a storm came up. Jesus rebuked the wind and told the sea--Peace, be still--and they obeyed Him. This song has been such an encouragement to me the past few days and I hope the words encourage you all today!!
Love and (((HUGS))),

8/10/2007 12:42

I pray for special encouragement today and through this weekend; that God would grant you the peace and calm of His presence. He is the Author and Finisher of your faith and He will bring you through.
Much love and many (((HUGS))),

8/11/2007 14:11

Dear Kathy. You are in my prayers May God give you strenght and Peace today, may you feel Wes's presence very close to you today and may you find many signs from Wes reasuring you that he is happy and well and in the Presence of our Lord. We all understand your pain. My love and prayers. Selva

8/13/2007 11:46

Good Morning Everyone,

Kathy, I know you couldn't post over the weekend, and if you could you probably didn't want to. Please know many prayers were sent your way. Let us know how you're doing.

Verna, your also in my prayers. I know the years don't take all the pain away, especially when it's a double whammy like yours. I also pray for your health, that it continues to improve.

Charlene, how's it going on the homefront? Also your health has been an issue lately. Yesterday we were sing a worship song and I thought of you. The first line was "Strength will come to those who wait on the Lord." I know you're doing a lot of waiting, strength will be coming!

Sandy, you must be pretty busy. Haven't seen much of you. For that fact, haven't seen much of anyone here. Anyone heard anything from Jennifer?

As for me, we had my family over yesterday and announced our engagement. The date is June 21, 2008. Gives us plenty of time to really know each other. I did insist we go to premarital counseling. Mike was very agreeable. Neither one of us wants to make the same mistake again. Physically, most of the time I'm feeling pretty good. Still have an occassional bout with my stomach. Can't seem to find the trigger that sets it off. I see the surgeon again on Thursday. That's pretty much my update. Will have a busy day off. Love and gratitude to all, Jane

8/13/2007 11:50

Dear Selva,

I completely forgot that you also have a special date on Wednesday. So sorry about that. You are definitely in my prayers also. As you know the days leading up to the date can sometimes be worse that the date itself. Please take extra care of yourself these next couple of days. Love, Jane

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