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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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10/22/2007 21:10

Lord, reach out your loving arms and hold the Brett family close as they have lost their beloved son Kyle. May you grant them peace.

10/22/2007 21:11

Lord, the Schrauger family needs your love and comfort. They have lost 2 sons in one accident, a freshman and a senior in highschool.. grant them peace.

10/22/2007 22:51

To All,

I just received an e-mail from Kathy Peterson, I'm sure many of you did also. It seems as if her home was lost in that devastating fire in CA. Let's hold her and David up in prayer. Thank the Lord they are safe, but stability is sorely needed for them. Don't know if any of our other sisters are in danger so I'm just praying God's protection over all. Love, Jane

10/22/2007 23:00

Dear Jrance,

I am so sorry for the loss of your precious son, Adam. I agree with Sandy, God does understand your anger and will not hold that against you. Please continue to post, as Sandy stated we know the pain that has no words to describe. This circle has encouraged so many people through out the years. It was out of Sandy's own pain that the circle started. It's always with sadness that we welcome newcomers because we know the high cost of belonging to this circle. When you're up to it, feel free to post about Adam. It really does help knowing other people will allow you to talk about him. We have discovered that once the raw grief sets in, our friends and relatives are afraid to bring our children up in discussions. Here we encourage you to tell all you want to and as many times as you need to. Love and Hugs, Jane

10/23/2007 08:54

Hi Everyone,

The latest update on Kathy is that she has learned that not every house in her neighborbood has been destroyed. Her prayer is that hers was one that was spared. She won't know until later. Let's keep raising her and David up. Love, Jane

10/23/2007 14:52

Hello Jane and All,
Yes, I received the other one as well, she asked that we pray for God to put a bubble of protection around her home, to keep it safe. What a terrible natural disaster! My prayers are with all those directly affected by these raging wildfires,
Much love & Hugs,

10/23/2007 17:29

Hi all! I just finished reading the posts that I've missed this month; my prayers are still with you all. To the new ones who've posted, my prayers are with/for you too! There are many types of grief, but the loss of a child (even an adult child) is the worst. I am even experiencing grief over the loss of my marriage; looking back, I can see that it wasn't ever a loving marriage and I think I'm mostly grieving for what I never had but thought that I did have. I am so very glad that I am out of that situation, even though I had never allowed myself to even think about myself where I am now. It's so much better than I was told it would be! Continued prayers are requested for my safety; I'm staying in so many different places that I'm literally living out of a suitcase (borrowed from my mother, by the way). :o)
Nothing is settled legally yet; I'm still waiting to go back home and get some warmer clothes and my organic food, etc. My husband is letting other people see what I've lived with for the past 30 plus years by his venting and verbal hatred toward me now. It feels so good to know that all the lies I was told by my husband (if I 'ever left' him) have not a single one come true! I DO have friends and family who believe my side of the story and I DO have support from people who don't even know me or my husband but they know a friend of mine or a family member of mine and they just want to help me. Yes, Jane, God is truly an Awesome Provider! He has even provided money for me when I need it; I don't even have to ask anyone for it but it shows up at the most opportune times--sometimes at church and sometimes from a friend/family member.
I'm in and out of having access to the internet so you won't hear from me regularly. I'm glad to see that you all are carrying on, even without me. HaHa. (That sounds conceited when I go back to read it, but it also sounds good to be able to joke and laugh again.) :o)
Gotta go; I miss you all!!!!
Love and (((HUGS))),

10/23/2007 19:58

Hi Everyone,

An update on Taylor: tests are coming back looking much improved. They are planning to leave tomorrow for Disneyland. She's getting a transfusion tonight that should give her the extra energy she needs.

The baby is doing well I think. It's a case of no news is good news.

My health issues still continue. Every test came back normal. On Thur I'm scheduled for a 6 hr one. If nothing shows it will be another scope. For me since I don't respond to twilight, I'll have to undergo general. Please pray they find something soon, each test gets worse. Sometimes that stomach pain hits at the most inopportune times and can get pretty embarassing. The dr really feels it's a complication from my surgery. Thank you for all your prayer support.

Charlene, I'm so happy you are getting relief from what you have been through. I pray you will continue to be amazed at God's provision for you. Love and gratitude to all, Jane

10/23/2007 20:43

You'll be in my prayers Thursday! If you don't mind, I'll also mention your name for prayers Wednesday night at church.
Love and prayers and (((HUGS))),

10/24/2007 07:55

Although I can't imagine losing a child, I pray for you pain to diminish. I do, however have a problem understanding people who say that "everything" is God's will. Man has free will and it was never the Lord's intention that your child was killed by a drunk driver, cancer or whatever evil is in this world. When someone makes a bad decision, it was not Gods will that you or your loved one should be harmed. We are not puppets. Peace and Love to all.....

10/24/2007 08:03

Dear Shaner, I have just been here for about an hour, and I can't tear myself away. Do you have any idea what an inspiration and messenger of God's love you are? You are one amazing lady, and I will be thinking of you, your family, and all the other awesome people on here, for the rest of the day. I think I found a place where I belong. Thanks everyone...

angel of god
10/24/2007 14:28


10/24/2007 14:45

Hello Knox,
Its so very nice of you to read here and post!
Thank you for your very kind words, I truly appreciate them, but I am honored to serve God in this way and be His vehicle to work through me, trying to convey His message of love to those in great pain. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and may God bless you in whatever way He know's you need. Yes, please post again,
Love & Hugs,

10/24/2007 14:54

Hello dear Charlene,
Terrific to hear from you! You sound so much happier and that's wonderful that God is meeting your need's for you :). Continued prayers for you,
Much love & Hugs,

10/24/2007 14:57

Hi dear Jane,
I pray that Tyler is having the time of her life today!
I hope the test finally reveal's your tummy problems and you know my prayers are with you,
Much love & Hugs,

10/24/2007 15:02

p.s. like your new pix!

10/25/2007 00:44

Hi Everyone,

I have some updates. The baby is conscious, however she is paralized on one side and may be totally blind. She also has some other major problems. Her brain is still swollen so her skull can't be reattached. Right now she must wear a helmet. She is off the respitator and breathing on her own. The drs aren't sure if her symptoms are permanent or will subside once the swelling goes down. Prayers are much needed for the entire family they have a lot to deal with. Also, prayer is needed for a rehab center to accept her. They usually only accept cases where they feel they can make significant change.

As far as Taylor, there are conflicting reports. One states she's in the hospital again, the other states all her counts are good and they were getting ready to leave today. She is still a very ill little girl. Her trip to Disneyworld if it has happened is from Make a Wish Foundation. Her trip was moved up because of her condition.

Thank you all for praying. Please include me also. I'm really not looking for to a 6 hr medical test tomorrow (Thur)but I really pray they find the problem.

Dear Knox, thank you for all your prayers and kind words. This site has helped so many people, and it was born from the most unimaginable pain.

Dear Angel of God, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your son Stanley. Please feel free to post anytime here. You will find love and acceptance from those who know the pain of losing a child.

For those who haven't heard, Kathy's house was not burned. She e-mailed that God put a bubble around it. They still need our prayers, especially David. He is so young and has so many stuggles to go through already.

Love and gratitude to all, Jane PS Sandy, didn't forget you, just falling asleep now. Thank you for your concern and prayers.

10/25/2007 17:30

Dear Jane. I am so sorry about the little ones, I'm sorry I have been MIA for a while, but I always keep you all in my prayers. I pray that your test will turn out to be fine and that God will give you the strenght to go through it, just remember you have a lot of sisters praying for you and also for the little ones. My love and prayers. Selva

10/25/2007 17:36

TO ALL THE NEW MOMS AND DADS, Welcome to this Circle of love and Prayers, it is very sad the reason why you are here, we all know of the horrible pain, you will find lots of understanding, love and prayers here, We all know of the anger, the pain, the despair and all that comes withs this so very complicated pain. Please keep on posting here whenever you feel like it, this is a very lonely road and here you will find understanding, no judgement, and lots of love. May God give you all the strenght to go on and remember we will be with our children again and this time FOREVER. My love and prayers. Selva

10/25/2007 23:47

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all your prayers. The test only took 2 hrs. It did trigger another asthma attack but I had my inhaler so I was fine. So far no complications from the barium, which I have had previously. Now it's the waiting for results. I don't understand how something that causes such incredible pain can be so difficult to diagnose. It's getting very frustrating and I'm finding myself entering into self-pity. Don't really like being there, it's kinda lonely since no one else enjoys being there with me. LOL! Tomorrow is the first day since I came home from the hospital that I have to wake myself up. Mike has to leave early for a job. He is going to call up to say goodby, so I'll consider that my first wake up call! It will be weird hearing my alarm again. I usually wake up to Goooooooood Moooooorning! I mumble back morning, then about 10 min later I hear it again and know I have to be up. With that said, I need to get to bed. Love and gratitude to all, Jane

10/26/2007 10:15

Hello Sandy, Miss posting and had a hard time getting back to your memorial for Shane. New pages and lots of changes since I last veiwed beliefnet. I see you are still providing a wonderful support group. I'm Jason Ward's mom. I think of Jason all the time! I still missmy son and always will. I know you can relate. I think of you and Shane often. I will post again later. I need to meet a friend of Jason's for lunch. She just got married recently. I love spending time with his friends. I'll get back to you this pm. Love, Barb

10/26/2007 15:58

Hello Barb! OMG, what a wonderful surprise to hear from you! Yes, there have been many changes made to Beliefnet that were implemented in the last 10 days or so....I'm so happy you found the Circle though! I know, the missing never goes away, its as much a part of our lives now that eating and sleeping are, it'll forever be ingrained in our very being.
I think often of you and Jason too, wondering how you are doing. Aw, that's nice, it's wonderful to spend time with their friends, isn't it!
YES, please, post back,
Much love & Hugs,

10/26/2007 19:00

Hey Everyone! I made it here FINALLY! Ha-ha! I bet the staff at Beliefnet have been shaking their heads and wondering ... "Who is this nut!" Ha-ha! So, after many, many hours of trying, I think the problem of signing in to our circle of love has been solved. Now, all I have to do [I hope] is figure out how to edit my profile on my home page? Anyway, the important thing is, I am once again able to post here! Sandy, I have been bugging the Beliefnet staff for almost 24 hours straight; trying to explain how when I registered my email address was different from what it is now and that AOL no longer serves our area. Then, when I'd type in my current email, the message informed me that someone had already registered from that email address or LOVE2U was taken, or ... perhaps I'd forgotten my password? Ha-ha! But I just decided to keep right on trying!!! And if I see this post appear when I click on submit, I'll know I finally did something right. :)

I'd like to welcome our new members. Sorry for the reason you're here, but trust me when I say you'll find all the love, support, understanding, compassion, and prayers that you can stand here at our circle of love! There is never any judgement here. We all know the indescribable pain of losing a beloved child, so please know you are not alone!

Y'all, I will try to get back later, once I've given my swollen hands a chance to rest a bit. :) I must also let the Beliefnet Staff know how very much I appreciate their help in allowing me to post here again. :)

Father, God, thank You for this day. Please, Father, bless all Angel Moms here, and everywhere. Give them relief and shield them from their grief of losing their beloved sons and and daughters. Please God, send them signs to let them know that their children are alive and well in Your kingdom, where, if not with them, there is no better place to be. Finally, Lord, I ask that You would continue to include me, and use me in Your service for as long as I am here. I love You, Lord. In Jesus' name, Amen!

10/27/2007 09:28

Blessings to all. May you have fountains of peace fall upon you as you journey through these difficult times, Anomi

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