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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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11/15/2007 13:32

Hi dear Jane,
I'm happy for Taylor, but yes, here come's the oh so hard part for her parents - know they're in my prayers.
That's heartbreaking still about the baby, God love her, so very sad, she and her parents are also in my prayers.
Yes, the Circle should look exactly the same as it alwasy has, if cleaning out your cache didn't work, yes, by all mean's contact Beliefnet over your problem!
Much love & Hugs,

11/15/2007 13:51

Hi kraizeemom,
Welcome to Beliefnet and the Circle! I'm very sorry for the reason you're here also, that's very hard losing a twin, as well as your other baby.
What you said is so true, the scar tissue on our hearts can open at any time, any little memory can re-open it and we feel that intense pain again.
I always say that grief is 5 steps forward and then 2 back, but with time, it can go back to 5 again.
Thank you for your prayers and know that you're in ours,
Love & Angel Hugs,

11/16/2007 01:14

Hi Everyone,
I'm glad this circle is suppose to look the same cuz mine does. At least I know I'm getting in the right way. I totally cleaned out my cache yesterday and still had to log out and back in to get here. Today was a me day and I rested a lot so I didn't contact B'Net. Hopefully Monday I'll check with them.

Mike and I had our first premarital counseling session and it was great. We have a book to read that is still in it's rough draft! The author is from another Vineyard church in Columbus and is getting it ready to be published. What a honor to be able to read it before it's published. It's geared a lot toward those of us who are getting remarried. Will read some tonight. NTG, bed is calling my name. Love and gratitude to all, Jane

11/16/2007 10:57

Good morning to you all,

I guess it has been a little while since I have been here, it is all different!

My heart goes out to all who have posted in my absence. So much sorrow but so much happiness that you were all led here. This circle has been a giant help to me as I travel this road of grief. Welcome to you all and please know that my prayers are with you.

Since the fires and the passing of my brother, I have been an emotional wreck. Too much at once I think. I am beginning to sort it all out with the loving help of our Lord. I can't imagine how anyone gets through this life without him. In the last 2 years I have lost my son, mother and now my brother and although I miss them terribly I can't help but realize that I have many angels watching over me. That was completely evident in the sparing of my house during the wild fires here. Everything is so ugly but the house stands out like a beacon in a storm. I am amazed at the Glory of God.

We just got water turned back on and electric was a few days ago. It has been since Oct. 22nd. Slow but sure, our lives are coming back together. Thank you all for your prayers and I apologize for being away so long. You dear sisters know the is a very desolate, lonely place. I pray for all in the upcoming holiday season. We will make it through with each others help and with the mighty arms of God holding us, we will be able to get through every minute.

Love to you all and please have a wonderful, restful, peaceful Thanksgiving. I will be counting my blessings one by one.

PS, Thank you also for your prayers for my little David. He has been such a good boy with all that has happened, I thank God every minute that he was placed in my life at just the right time!

Love Kathy

11/18/2007 08:51

Hi our dear Kathy,
Great to hear from you! I thought that was why you weren't posting, so much on your plate and grieving the sudden passing of your brother Frank...its wonderful that you're a strong woman of faith, I strongly agree, that is what is getting you through all this!
You just got your water and electricity back on? That had to make your day, :).
You don't have to be sorry, we all knew what you were going through and kept you in our love and prayers. Very happy to hear little David is goind well too.
Yes, the Holidays are fast approaching and most of us will be in the valley, but its good to know that we're not alone there and we can support each other to get through them together,
Much love & Hugs,

11/19/2007 02:08

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick check in. Tonight I was able to switch sites without being logged out. First time since the switch! Kathy, I'm so glad things are settling down again for you. You have really been put through the wringer this last two years. Yes, our faith in a Loving God gets us through. I'm glad David made it through also. What a horrible situation for a little one not to know if his house would be there.

I haven't heard from Charlene for a long time. Has anyone heard from her. I will try e-mailing her tomorrow. It just scares me that she has been MIA for so long. I know once before she was gone for awhile. I just pray she is safe and maybe just can't get to a computer. NTG, bed is definitely calling! Love and gratitude to all, Jane

11/19/2007 09:26

Hurray, Jane, your problem's been solved re logging in!
I haven't heard from Charlene in a month of Sundays. I'm sure she's alright, just probably very busy getting her new life started, :),
Much love & Hugs,

11/20/2007 14:24


11/20/2007 19:09

Kids using "Dust Off"

I am sending this to you because I didn't' know about this stuff..... A friend sent this to me, and it's kinda sad, but people need to know to keep this from happening to someone else.

DUSTING---(esp. your computer)

First, I'm going to tell you a little about me and my family. My
name is Jeff. I am a Police Officer for a city which is known nationwide for its crime rate. We have a lot of gangs and drugs. At one point we were #2 in the nation in homicides per capita. I also have a police K-9 named Thor.

He was certified in drugs and general duty. He retired at 3 years old
because he was shot in the line of duty. He lives with us now and I
still train with him because he likes it. I always liked the fact that
there was no way to bring drugs into my house. Thor wouldn't allow it.
He would tell on you. The reason I say this is so you understand that I know about drugs.

I have taught in schools about drugs. My wife asks all our kids at
least once a week if they used any drugs. Makes them promise they won't.

I like building computers occasionally and started building a new
one in February 2005. I also was working on some of my older computers.
They were full of dust so on one of my trips to the computer store I bought a 3 pack of DUST OFF. Dust Off is a can of compressed air to blow dust off a computer. A few weeks later when I went to use one of them they were all
used. I talked to my kids and my two sons both said they had used them
on their computer and messing around with them. I yelled at them for
wasting the 10 dollars I paid for them.

On February 28 I went back to the computer store. They didn't have
the 3 pack which! h I had bought on sale so I bought a single jumbo can of
Dust Off. I went home and set it down beside my computer. On March
1st, I left for work at 10 PM. Just before midnight my wife went down
and kissed Kyle goodnight. At 5:30 am the next mo rning Kathy went
downstairs to wake Kyle up for school, before she left for work. He was
propped up in bed with his legs crossed and his head leaning over. She
called to him a few times to get up. He didn't move. He would sometimes
tease her like this and pretend he fell back asleep. He was never easy
to get up. She went in and shook his arm. He fell over. He was pale
white and had the straw from the Dust Off

can coming out of his mouth. He had the new can of Dust Off in his
hands. Kyle was dead.

I am a police officer and I had never heard of this. My wife is a
nurse and she had never heard of this. We later found out from the
coroner, after the autopsy, that only the propellant from the can of
Dust off was in his system. No other drugs. Kyle had died between
midnight and 1 AM. I found out that using Dust Off is being done mostly
by kids ages 9 through 15. They even have a name for it. It's called
dusting. A take off from the Dust Off name. It gives them a slight high
for about 10 seconds. It makes them dizzy. A boy who lives down the
street from us showed Kyle how to do this about a month before. Kyle
showed his best friend. Told him it was cool and it couldn't hurt you.
It's just compressed air. It can't hurt you. His best friend said no.

Kyle was wrong. It's not just compressed air. It also contains a
propellant called R2. It's a refrigerant like what is used in your
refrigerator. It is a heavy gas, heavier than air. When you inhale it,
it fills your lungs and keeps the good air, with oxygen, out that's why
you feel dizzy, buzzed. It decreases the oxygen to your brain, to your
heart. Kyle was right. It can't hurt you. IT KILLS YOU!

11/20/2007 19:10

Part 2

The horrible part about this is there is no warning. There is no
level that kills you. It's not cumulative or an overdose; it can just go
randomly, terribly wrong. Roll the dice and if your number comes up you
die. IT'S NOT AN OVERDOSE. It's Russian Roulette. You don't die later.
Or not feel good and say I've had too much. You usually die as you're
breathing it in, if not you die within 2 seconds of finishing "the hit."

That's why the straw was still in Kyle's mouth when he died. Why his
eyes were still open.

The experts want to call this huffing. The kids don't believe its
huffing. As adults we tend to lump many things together. But it doesn't
fit here. And that's why it's more accepted. There is no chemical
reaction, no strong odor. It doesn't follow the huffing signals. Kyle
complained a few days before he died of his tongue hurting. It probably
did. The propellant causes frostbite. If I had only known. It's easy to
say hey, it's my life and I'll do what I want. But it isn't. Others are
always affected. This h as forever changed our family's life. I have a
hole in my heart and soul that can never be fixed. The pain is so
immense I can't describe it. There's nowhere to run from it. I cry all
the time and I don't ever cry. I do what I'm supposed to do but I don't
really care. My kids are messed up. One won't talk about it. The other
will only sleep in our room at night. And my wife, I can't even describe
how bad she is taking this. I thought we were safe because of Thor.
I thought we were safe because we knew about drugs and talked to our
kids about them.

After Kyle died another story came out. A probation Officer went to
the school system next to ours to speak with a student. While there he
found a student using Dust Off in the bathroom. This student told him
about another student who also had some in his locker. This is a rather
affluent school system. They will tell you they don't have a drug prob
lem there.

They don't even have a dare or plus program there. So rather than tell
everyone about this "new" way of getting high they found, they hid it.

The probation officer told the media after Kyle's death and they,
the school, then admitted to it. I know that if they would have told the
media and I had heard, it wouldn't have been in my house.

We need to get this out of our homes and school computer labs. Using
Dust Off isn't new and some "professionals" do know about. It just isn't
talked about much, except by the kids. They all seem to know about it.

April 2nd was 1 month since Kyle died. April 5th would have been his
15th birthday. And every weekday I catch myself sitting on the living
room couch at 2:30 in the afternoon and waiting to see him get off the
bus. I know Kyle is in heaven but I can't help but wonder if I died and went to

This Officer is asking for EVERYONE who receives this email to
forward it to everyone in their address book, even Law Enforcement Officers.

Even if you do not have children, you can still forward this to friends & family who do.

11/20/2007 19:27

Test results could take a week. Thank you all. Mikes mom is also in need for prayers. She has been failing for more than a year. She has given up the fight and wants to go to heaven NOW. She wants prayers for a quick and painless departure from us without suffering. She deserves it.
An update on my son, he has 269 days clean from drugs, has his own apartment, has a job, and has met a wonderful girl, God bless, praise the lord.
To those new to the site, welcome, If you leave the childrens names and birth and heaven dates I will add them to the list that I am posting every month so we will all remember to pray, and reflect.
I locked up my dust off can! Chris

11/21/2007 00:08

Hi Everyone,
A quick check in. Sandy, tonight I had to log out again and log back in to get here. Don't know what the problem is and right now don't have the time to figure it out.

Chris, I am so happy for you that you son is doing so well. God is soooo good! I will be praying about Mike's mother. It must be hard to be around someone who wants to go home so badly. When her purpose is done she will leave. I check on and what you wrote is true. In fact if you go to the site and type in "Dusting" there's a huge article that includes other common household items that are being abused. What I didn't know is that about 22% of kids that tried it die the first time. I know this is a little different that huffing or bagging, but I studied those in a chemical abuse class in college. Pretty scarry stuff.

Tomorrow I work almost 9 hrs so I really need to sleep. Goodnight everyone. Love and gratitude to all, Jane

11/21/2007 00:32

Hello everyone. Sorry I haven't been on in a couple of days. Busy with M.A.D.D. I just wanted to say thank you for all the kind words the other day and the support. My wife and I need it. To all here my pray God's mercy on you each and everyone. May he lift you up and carry you through whatever trial you are going through. Thank you for welcoming me to this site. God bless you all...

11/21/2007 08:16

Hello Kejo,
Welcome to this Circle of love and support, prayers! I'm so happy you found us too! I'm so sorry to read of your own loss, your precious Chauncey and his little cousin. Yes, lean heavily on God for support, He is very good to grieving Moms & Dads.
You've found a safe haven here to let your feelings out, vent, talk, etc. and I hope we see more postings from you. God bless you and know you're in my prayers,
Love & Angel Hugs,

11/21/2007 08:19

Hi dear Chris,
Yes, I've heard of that before, any type of propellant can be deadly to kids who sadly try it!
Very happy to hear about your son!!!
Much love & Hugs,

11/21/2007 08:23

Hi eaglesnest,
So very happy to see a post from you! Please don't be a stranger around here, we all need all the support we can get and know that mine is with you and your wife.
Thank you for your kind words and prayers for us, as painful as it is, keep pressing on,
Much love & Hugs,

11/21/2007 21:44

Hi Everyone,
Just stopping by to wish everyone a blessed Thanksgiving. I know the holiday season is upon us and to many that means pain. May we be grateful for what we do have. My advise to everyone is to be good to yourself this season. Do what you need to so you can can make it through the season. Love and gratitude to all, Jane

11/24/2007 10:36

Hello everyone!
Thanksgiving is now over and I pray you had a very peace filled one, particularly for those who are newly bereaved. Holidays are family events and the glaring absence of your child can make the day a very difficult one, very painful.
If some are in the 'valley' right now, don't worry, God is right there with you and He will help you climb out of it, lean on Him.
Know that we here all care and our love and prayers are with all,
Much love & {{Hugs}}

11/25/2007 17:33

Hi Everyone,
My Thanksgiving was very peaceful and blessed. My youngest surprised me by flying in for our celebration. Mike was able to meet Cindy's extended family. He said he felt right at home and even had a discussion with my ex!

Black Friday was a far different story! I worked close to 9 hrs and was beat when I arrived home. My former roommate and good friend was in town and Friday night was the best time for her and I to get together. Mike made a delicious meal with all the trimmings. I ate like a pig! He then did all the dishes so Kathy and I could catch up and she could cut my hair. I was exhausted by the end of the night. Next day it was back to work, although not as crazy as Friday. I did come home exhausted, ate left overs and slept through the time we were to leave for prayer meeting. Going to take a nap now, because Mike just put a turkey in the oven, with all the trimmings. I'm accusing him of trying to make me fat before the wedding!

Anyway, I just popped in here to say hi. Charlene and I exchanged voice mails. She seems to be doing well, just very busy. PLEASE EVERYONE KEEP SAFE THIS SEASON My area already has far too many fatal accidents involving alcohol. One was a police office driving under the influence hit a car and killed two young people. This is the time of year that those who drink, tend to forget when to say enough. Remember drinking is only a quick fix, doesn't help in the long run. OK enough of my preaching! DUI is something I'm very passionate about. Love and gratitude to all, Jane

11/25/2007 21:35

The good lord layed our angel to rest and lifted her above for her wings so she can watch over you and me.....

Kagan Raylynn Price
3/16/04 - 10/19/07

this pryer is for my family for my children that they have comfort. that they may know they will see their sissy again through the teaching of christ that families are forever. and they know that sissy knew they loved her very much as well did jesus that these thing happen for a reason because he loves us that sissy may of been sicker than we knew and that only jesus and her family that was there to greet her at that time is now taking care of her. don't forget to light a candel for those of you breaving parents or family members on december 9th. contact your local hospital socail worker and ask about breaved parents suports groups and the candel lighting on dec. 9th.

11/26/2007 09:01

Charlene (havelost4): (granddaughters) Casey Marie & Carey Grace Dec. 1, 2004(HD)
Selva (selvam): Solange Dec. 7, 1981(BD)
Anita (astarte1225): Kimberly Dec. 7, 1998(HD)
Donna (arqt): Marcus Dec. 12, 2001(BD)
Jennifer (jhdanner): Aimee Nichole Dec. 20, 1992(BD)
Barbie (momcandoit): Garry Dec. 29, 1974(BD)
11/26/2007 21:45

lord i ask in the name of jesus that you pour your blood on these families that lost there kids lord put your blessings all around them give them the strengh to go on and keep there faith heavinly father i ask that you fill and replace the whole in there hearts in jesus name amen..

11/27/2007 13:47


11/27/2007 20:51

Please be with me and my sons family we are greiving bad my son william died december29/2006 he lost his fight to cancer 16 years old. I will pray for you people too i know the emotional pain loosing a child.

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