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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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3/5/2002 08:30

Hello sharonleemary, and welcome to the Circle! I'm so sorry that you lost your daughter Christina, and we very much welcome your prayers, and know that you will definitely be prayed for here also. I hope your own Journey of Grief had led you to a much more peaceful place, learning how to live with the pain of losing one of our children. May God bless you and your family, and give you the peace that only He can.
Luv Sandy

3/5/2002 09:47

Good Morning Sandy, (shaner), :) I'm just checking back in. I've been up all night, which is normal for me. :) I'm glad you liked the poem. It's been a rough weekend for me. After reading the posts of our newly bereaved and of some who are new to our circle, I just kind of allowed myself to take on some of the grief that I know each must feel. Like you and the other moms who post often, and as Joni said in her post, sometimes I just wish I could reach out and give everyone a great BIG HUG!:) I know you and the other moms know the feeling. I have been keeping everyone in my prayers. I began catching up on reading some of the earlier post and have been working on trying to post shorter post so that I don't take up all the space.:)As a matter of fact, my post to Joni, which I worked on all Saturday night was so long, you would think it was a manuscript! :) So I decided to come up with something shorter and to the point, and maybe just email the long one to her later. It's just that reading her first two post set off an ocean of tears and sad memories for me. I didn't realize how badly I needed to express some of the grief I had been holding inside as it relates to my brother. You know the story. But I felt so much relief after I let go of some of the pain. Then I read the other posts and shed some more tears for what those moms are going through as well. It always touches my heart so deeply when I recall how hard it is in the beginning. I will copy and paste post to all later today or tonight. I left a post at Shane's memorial a few days ago. I have also been posting at some of the other moms memorial sites. Please know that you and your family are in my prayers always.

3/5/2002 10:38

Thank you friends for all your love and concern. Verna, I'm so sorry you had such a rough weekend. I hope the Lord blesses you with a good day today! I hope the Lord blesses us all with a good day today! I've already seen Him working in my morning. Everyone here touches one anothers hearts, and we are so fortunate that Sandy started this place to meet. I'm not sure if this is a problem or against the rules, but I will give out my email address, as I feel like those who are here are friends. I'm counting you all as blessings and I hope that even through grief we can all find smiles together. Love, Joni

3/5/2002 15:07

Hi Joni, no, it's not against the 'rules' to give out your e-mail address, it's up to the individual whether they feel comfortable in doing that or not. I made up my mind at the very beginning of this Circle that there would only be 2 rules; all belief systems are honoured, and simply that you want prayers and a place to talk about your child that you've lost. Here is my e-mail address also, I've posted it on many a page, but can't remember which one now???
What a blessing, Joni, to see Our Lord's Hand already at work in your morning! I hope the rest of your day goes as good as your morning. God bless you, and yes, lets hope for some smiles too!
Luv Sandy

3/5/2002 15:11

Hello Verna, I'm sorry you're having a rough time right now over your brother, our prayers are with you. Yes, I noticed that you posted at Shane's Memorial Site, thank you, it was a beautiful posting. Keep your chin up, and keep working on your book, it's therapeutic for you,
Luv Sandy

3/5/2002 18:25

Thank-you so very much for the kind words of great advice. Last month was a very hard month which I know everyone on this site has been thru it at one time or another. I feel so much at peace at this site. One can say whats on ones heart and know that everyone know just how you feel. For that and so much more I Thank-you!

3/5/2002 18:28

Thanks so very much for your understanding. I know you know just how I felt and you spoke from the heart. People like yourself that knows just how one feels and the emotions that one go thru just truely help others like myself,God-Bless!

3/5/2002 18:32

Thanks so very much. Look toward your e-mail and I will chat.Take care!

3/5/2002 20:08

Oh, pun82224, you're so very welcome, and thank you for being part of this Circle! Together we can help each other, especially through the bad days, just like you had last month. Yes, post back whenever you feel like it, here you can say what is on your mind and in your heart. Many blessings to you,
Luv Sandy

3/6/2002 10:11

Good Morning, Lord! Thank You, Father, for this day. Thank You for giving us life, family and friends. Thank You for taking such good care of our precious children, families and friends-in heaven-as well as here on earth. Thank You for providing us with those precious moments of peace for which we pray. In Your Son Jesus' name, Amen

-Hi Sandy! Good Morning Everyone! Isn't God wonderful! I know you all agree! :)More on this later today.:)
-Joni, thank you for posting your email address. I will fwd the email to you in just a few minutes.:)
-Sandy, thanks soooo much for letting us know that it's ok to email each other! I think it's just another great way the Lord has provided for us to show compassion for one another!
-Until later...
Love and moments of peace to all!

3/6/2002 15:28

i have no lost a child but my mother in law has lost two her oldest i have seen what it has done to her and yall are all in my prayers and please pray for her. she just lost 2nd one jan 31,2002 4/1/2 years after her 1st one she has one son left.
Thanks and good bless all

3/6/2002 18:52

Dear Weedbike:
I am so sorry for the loss of your son such a short time ago. Please know how much I am praying for you and your family. I am so glad that you found this site. I am thankful for it everyday. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers daily.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper

3/6/2002 18:56

Dear marcia31:
How sorry I am for the loss of your son.
I cannot imagine the pain that you are going through, but please know that I and many others are praying for you and your family.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper

3/6/2002 19:03

Dear Love2U:
I am always so uplifted and inspired when you post, especially with your poems. You are gifted in the art of expression and hope to one day read your pieces in hardback!
Love always and prayers to you and your family,
Tammy Cooper

3/6/2002 19:16

Dear maggierose4(Joni):
I am so glad that you find the comfort in this site that I do. Unfortunately, you found this site because of such tragic circumstances, but please know that everyone hear loves, thinks, and prays for you and your family often. I am glad to have your e-mail and will mail you as often as I can. I don't believe in the "rules" of websites or whatever. I believe in friendships and communication and if we can relate to each other and help each other through life, then that is what this world is all about.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper

3/6/2002 19:28

Dear sharonleemary:
I am so sorry for the loss of your precious daughter, Christine, 4 years ago. No matter what amount of time goes by, I am sure that it always feels like "yesterday", when it comes to losing your child. I can only imagine your pain. Please know that you are in my prayers and hope that the wonderful people who post here help you as much as they have helped me.
Praying for you always,
Tammy Cooper

3/6/2002 19:44

Dear pun82224:
I am so sorry that you had a difficult month last month, but please know that you are entitled to that, just as the other mothers have told you. It is normal to feel whatever you are feeling and not have to explain any of it! I can only imagine what it must feel like. I wish I could take your pain away or at least part of it. I am so sorry that you must go through this. But I hope that you realize that you now help so many other people going through the awful circumstances that you are going through by giving them advice and comfort on dealing with their stage of grief. God bless you for who you are and for the many people that you will help.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper

3/6/2002 19:49

Dear love2u:
Thank you for reminding all of us how wonderful God is and that communication is the key to compassion and acceptance.
You are a blessing!
Tammy Cooper

3/6/2002 19:58

Dear sjack29:
Please know how sorry I am for the losses that your family has had to go through in such a short amount of time. One loss is too much, but two must be unbearable. I hope that you look to this site for comfort and advice, because so many other parents that must deal with these awful circumstances have posted here that I know can ease the burden on your heart.
Lord bless you with all of his almighty being that he might lessen your load.
I will be praying for you and your family.
Love always to you and all of the parents and family members that have posted at this site and to those who have yet to find it,
Tammy Cooper,

3/6/2002 21:01

Hello sjack29, thank you for your prayers, and our prayers and thoughts go out to your mother-in-law, what terrible tragedy to endure, losing two children. Losing one child is painful enough, I can't imagine losing two. She must be in so much pain, God love her. Thank goodness she has you to lean on, as well as other family members. We need a lot of support and love when this happens, so by you posting here, I know she's receiving it from you! May Our Lord hold her in His arms as she deals with her most recent loss, and still deals with her other, she's definitely in our prayers,
Luv Sandy

3/6/2002 23:06

Dearest Shaner:
I haven't written to you in a few days, and I just wanted to let you know that you and your family never leave my thoughts or my prayers. Without you or eudora, or love2u, I do not know where my life would be at this point. All of you have turned my life and heart in a new direction. I know that I have not experienced the tragic loss that you all have, but through your posts, my life direction has changed. I love you all and thank you for that.
God bless you all and your families for what you have done for me and mine.
Love always and God bless!
Tammy Cooper

3/7/2002 08:51

I very much appreciate all of your prayers and thoughts. It really helps to know we can share our feelings after losing a child. The trial went well and the young man that killed my son, was found guilty of murder and was sent to prison for the rest of his life, without parole. The stiffist sentence was imposed by the judge due to the brutal nature of the crime as well as premeditation of the crime. How does that make us feel? Well, I really feel that it helps bring some justice and closure to a terrible event in our lives, but I also have had some feelings of sorrow for this young man and his family. All of this pain due to some bad decisions he chose to make when he killed Jason. It's hard right now, but I feel I will be able to move on. Thank-you for all of your support. It means so much! I hope to be able to help you all as well. Love,Barbara

3/7/2002 09:27

Hello Barbara, I'm so glad that you posted to let us know how things went. I'm happy for you and your husband that the outcome of the trial brings a sense of closure to your tragic loss. I know you both must be relieved that it's finally all over. Perhaps now you will be able to move on, with the trial behind you and justice done. You have a big heart and spirit to feel sympathy for the young man and his family, and I know that God must be very pleased with you. We'll always be here to support you, and you always have our prayers. You do help us Barbara, by praying for us too, so we're all grateful for that. I pray that you will be able to move forward, and have more 'mountain' days than 'valley' ones, with Jason tucked in your heart. May God bless you and your husband, and may He continue to send you peace,
Luv Sandy

3/8/2002 09:10

Hi, I lost my son in premature labor 12/25/01 night. My family (son and daughter) from previous marriage and my husband of now need prayers. My husband has become abusive to me and I am hurting so much each minute of the day, I love him and do everything possible around our home plus cook big meals get up at 4am and pack his lunch make coffee the whole thing plus I am a nurse and just started back to work 2 weeks ago. He is in healthcare also, he does not know how I hurt and I miss our little angel so., It has been a very hard year for us while I was off work since Aug on leave of absence and then just returning finances are bad, and emotional,verbal and physical abuse just get worse. When he is mad at me my punishment is we won't go to church on that particular day or event going on at church with friends. Last night I just had to take my cell phone and call one of my best friends while I walked the neighborhood late at night after he was abusive. I feel lonely, and it all began with losing the baby I can't forget what it felt like for that time holding him and I just need peace and comfort in my home. Please pray for us!

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