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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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3/11/2002 16:10

hi barb and shaner.......i see there are some anniversaries coming up, and i want you to know you are in my thoughts. i was wondering if you guys could spare some prayers.......someone i know from my IF group, her name is mary, just gave birth to her boy/girl twins at 5 mos, and they died in her arms. she is beyond devastated. i gave her this website in hopes that she will find her way here since you all are so wonderful, but she's in a very dark place right now.....i don't know if she'll come or not. as an update for me, our doctor has told us that our best chance at children is through IVF, and i don't think we'll go that route, so now we're mourning the possibility of only ever having been parents to the one child i miscarried. please pray for us, that if what god wants for us is not to have children, that he changes his mind. i know you all know how precious children are. thank you so much. bless you.

3/11/2002 16:29


3/11/2002 17:33

Dear Verna,thank you so much for all your kind words and your touching prayer.It is so wonderful to have a friend like you.I also value your friendship deeply.And i love you,Verna.You always help pick me up.I wish i was as strong as some of you.Sometimes i don't feel very strong but i want so much to help others that are in pain.We all need each other.I am really sad right now and it just seems to stay with me.I keep praying for God to deliver me but he will work it out for me in his own time.I just miss my baby so much.Don't worry about shorter posts.I love reading them and your poems.As for computers,i am not very computer literate.I use them at work but you know there you just kind of get in a routine.I am going to learn more.Again thanks for being there for me.You just don't know how i appreciate you.God bless.Love,Barb

3/11/2002 17:44

Dear Plapfm,Thank you so much for think ing of us.I think of you a lot and pray for you.I know the Lord will do what is best for you.All you can do is just trust in him.I will surely pray for your friend Mary.To lose both her precious children is so sad.My heart breaks for her.There is no way she could be anything but devastated.I feel her pain and i will be praying.Tell her we all love her and the prayers will be going out from this site.And you take care,i wish i could help you more.But i do care very much.God bless you.Love,Barb

3/11/2002 18:06

I am so glad that you posted again. I have been wondering how you were doing. I am so sorry that your friend lost her children. I can only imagine the pain that she is going through. I will definately be praying for her and her family as well as you.
The Lord works in mysterious ways and I will keep praying that you and your husband will be blessed with child.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper

3/11/2002 18:09

Dear zeanag:
God is definately with you! I am so sorry that you lost your son. Please know that I and the rest of the wonderful people that post here will most definately pray for you and your family. What a wonderful point you made about looking up and seeing your future.
Love always,
Tammy Cooper

3/11/2002 19:36

Hello plapfm, thank you for keeping us in your thoughts, it means a great deal.
I'm so sorry about Mary, from your group, she must be very heartbroken. To carry them for five months, and then lose them is devastating. My heart goes out to her, and also my prayers. She needs plenty of time to mourn for them.
As Tammy said, God does work in mysterious ways, keep yourself open to His work in your life, and who knows where that will lead! You're still in our thoughts and prayers, I'm also happy to hear you joined a group, you'll find support and friendship there with other women like you, and that's very important. God bless you,
Luv Sandy

3/11/2002 19:39

Hello zeanag, and welcome to the Circle. I'm sorry to read that you've also lost a child, your son. But I love what you've posted, it's very meaningful and oh so true, for they ARE in our future! We can one day look forward to reuniting with them and that is comforting. May God bless you and your family and you'll be prayed for here,
Luv Sandy

3/12/2002 05:02

Dear Father:~ Thank You for letting us know that You are alive, and that You are very pleased with the efforts we are making to do Your work. Please, Lord, continue to use us in Your compassionate service! :) I pray that You will keep us strong in our Faith, Hope, and Love! We love You, Lord! :)In Jesus' name, Amen

3/12/2002 05:30

Dear PLAPFM, ~I am so very happy to see you post again. We've miss you! I am so sorry to read about your friend, Mary, losing her precious son and daughter. My daughter, Cheryl, lost twins several months ago. She was not far along in her pregnancy, but she wanted them so very badly. Please know that I will remember to pray for your friend, Mary. Please, stand by her, plapfm; and God will richly bless you for doing so! If she ever needed to be prayed for, it's now!

I also want you to know that I remember you in my prayers morning, noon, and night. :) I always will! I see God's hand in having you to make a prayer request for one who is grieving such a tremendous loss! I pray that God will - in His own time - bless you and your husband with a precious little one. :) Always know that you are in my thoughts, which places you in my prayers!

3/12/2002 05:47

Hello Tammy,~ I just left a post at Rhonda's memorial site. :) You are such a dear and loyal friend. I know Rhonda is smiling down on you and your precious little family! :) I also know how touched her family and friends will be when they see your beautiful tribute to your sister-friend! As I stated in one of the post at her memorial; the two of you were more than just friends, you were sister-friends! :) I am going to try to do one for my dear sister-friend, if I am allowed to do so. I have done so many for family members, I don't know if I will be allowed to do another one. But I sure am going to try! :) Thanks for inspiring me to do so! And, thank you for all the heartfelt posts to all the bereaved moms. You are such a sweetheart! :) May God watch over you and your precious little family, always!

3/12/2002 06:05

shaner (Sandy), I left a post for you at Shane's memorial site. Please know that I will be storming heaven with prayer for you and family. Cindy emailed me earlier last night. Her Kristina's anniversary day is the same as your Shane's. So I left a post at Kristina's memorial site also. I pray that you are pampering yourself during this period of valley days. :) As always you are in my thoughts, which places you in my prayers!

3/12/2002 08:09

Hello Verna, thank you for your lovely post, yes, Cindy's daughter Kristina passed away on the same day as Shane, March 15th. It's going to be an especially difficult day for Cindy and her family, this is their 1st Anniversary. Thank you again for your prayers, we can all use them,
Luv Sandy

3/12/2002 09:38

Hello everyone! I haven't posted since the end of Feb. God Bless each one of you today. There is so much sadness here. I'm feeling it alot this morning. My son Joseph's 27th birthday was Mar. 7th and I know what Sandy means about the anxiety building in anticipation of the anniversaries and birthdays. Joseph died in a car accident on Nov. 20, 1999. It does still seem like yesterday, you never forget what you went thru in those early days. The pain is indescribable and it still hurts so much as I believe it always will. I miss my Joseph so much. God gave me a gift of the dove (doves from heaven) in the days following his death because in my deepest grief I asked Him for a sign in the form of a dove that Joe was with Him in heaven. I really already knew that he was, but I just needed that assurance from God. On Thanksgiving Day, 5 days after his death, I was given a dove from someone I knew only as an aquaintance. God spoke to her I believe because He knew I needed that reassurance as did the rest of our family. I told no one I prayed for that sign until after. God is so good and He continues to give me the sign of the dove over and over. That's why I call myself Dovesfromheaven! I will never forget of His great love for me and my family and I believe Joseph is my dove and angel in heaven. It's still so hard to go on without our precious loved ones, especially with special events happening in our lives.
Dear Lord I pray for Sandy as the 3rd anniversary of her son Shane comes on Friday. I pray for peace in her heart as she remembers her beloved Shane. Be with each and every one as we grieve our losses. I ask you to comfort those who have had recent losses. Help them Oh Lord to get through the pain one day at a time. Thank you Jesus.
Love, Yvonne<><

3/12/2002 12:57

Hello Yvonne, (dovesfromheaven), it's so very nice to see you posting again!
Thank you for your understanding, comforting words, you've just been through Joseph's birthday, and that had to have been hard for you and your family. No, you never do forget what you went through during those early days, they're imprinted on my mind forever, as I'm sure they are for you and other moms here. What a beautiful story of the doves, definitely Our Heavenly Father giving you your sign that you prayed for! I also prayed silently for a sign the night Shane passed away, and early the next morning, in a creek that runs behind our place, there was a perfectly shaped heart, cut through the ice and snow, and I knew immediately it was the sign that I had prayed for. No human hands could have ever made it. We took many pictures of it, as did some of our neighbours, for they also had never seen anything like it also, I thank Our Heavenly Father all the time for sending that sign to us, He is so good to His children!, especially with grieving moms! You use your wonderful sign as your username here, and that's why I always use the logo of the heart for my post, hearts have a very special meaning to me now! Thank you so much for your kind prayers for me, I truly appreciate them, and please know that you and your's are still in our prayers. May your heart be filled with peace today,
Luv Sandy

3/12/2002 15:58

Thank you Sandy for your prayers. What a precious sign you received from the Lord too! Isn't it so loving of our Lord to care for us in that way, to hear our cries in our pain, and then to give us these signs to show us He is with us thru our darkest times, when we need it most? God is so awesome! In the spring after Joseph died, I wanted to make a memorial garden in honor of him. Some wonderful people gave us gifts of trees and perennial flowers to plant at the time of his death. We made this garden in our front yard right in front of the front door, so we could see it often. But as we were planning it, we used a garden hose to make the outline and it was taking the shape of a heart, but I didn't want a heart in the yard (no offense, I love hearts too, I just didn't want a heart garden) so we jiggled the hose around and went with whatever shape it took. Little did we know that it turned out to be the shape of a dove! We didn't see it immediately, my sister pointed it out to me a couple of months after! We weren't trying to do that, it just turned out that way. Also in the shape if you looked at it one way you could see a J and if you looked at it from the other direction you could see a J, so I claimed that to stand for Jesus and Joseph! We placed a big bird bath in the center and some lilac bushes and other plants around. I often see doves come in the evenings after the sunsets to bathe! What a gift! Thank you Lord! I'm looking forward to the comfort that that garden and birdbath will bring again this spring and summer. I just wanted to share my dove story in the hope that it will give someone some hope for their loved one. I know I will see my Joseph again someday. That is my hope! And I thank God everyday for this special gift he continues to give me, he doesn't have to do this for me, but he loves us so much and wants to comfort our grieving hearts. I look for doves all the time now. I'm sorry for going on like this, I have so much to say and not many will listen to me like you all. Thank you!
Dear Lord, send signs to all grieving mothers about their precious sons or daughters who have gone on before them. Comfort them Lord in their sorrow today and everyday. Thank you Jesus.
Love, Yvonne<><

3/12/2002 16:09

hi everyone.......this is one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen. please view this website if you get a chance. the music is heavenly. god bless.

3/12/2002 16:14

PS: i should mention that the above website i listed does speak of parents and children in terms of god to humankind in case someone is in a place where this may be too painful to see right now. god bless.

3/12/2002 16:18

I am so very sorry for your lost. But know that your child is above watching over you. He wouldn't want to see what your going thru with your husband. you both need to talk to someone first of all who you both can trust. You shouldn't have to go thru the abuse. Your husband needs to find another way to deal with all the emotions that he and you both will be going thru. You both are going thru one stage there are alot more to follow. But first he needs to understand that abusing you is not the anwer. If I have over stepped my footing please forgive me but you must know that I have been there done that. You suffer more when he abuses you then you realize. Time will take its toll. So please just like the others say...get help asap. We care! If you need us we are here. Please get on when you feel lonely or upset in any way. Someone will be here to help. Please keep us posted as I for one am very worried about you. I care! We all do!

3/12/2002 17:02

I would love to thank-you all for your prayers and kind words. You all know how much it helps to have people like yourselfs giving so much of each other. For that and all your great advice... I thank-you. I pray for each and everyone of you each and everyday.

3/12/2002 18:50

Young, carefree, full of life; Compassionate, loving, affectionate, a true delight; always giving and loving to live; that's my brother Mark.

I don't know how, and I don't know why, but my brother was killed after an automobile accident. Throughout the years we have suffered the agony of living without his being. It hurts, and yes we have had to struggle, but with GOD's help, the family continues to survive.

Please join in prayer with my family and I, as we approach another anniversary of his passing. Please pray for the drug addictive alcoholic that lost control of his car, for the selfish persons who had the opportunity to communicate with my brother before he took his last sy, and to the one's who target his demise. Although he has passed, he still lives. (He will always remain in my parent’s heart and mine.)

Thank you for your prayers, May GOD bless and keep each and every one of you. Amen

3/12/2002 19:10

I want to thank GOD for the Grace and Mercy he bestowed upon me after the untimely, unforeseen, and uncalled for death of my fiancé, David Gerald. He was no saint, but he was one of GOD's angels. I Love you!

3/13/2002 08:20

Dear Jennifer23,
I'm so sorry for all the pain you have endured in your family with the loss of your brother Mark, and now with your fiance David. May God continue to give you grace and mercy to endure these hardships. He loves you and wants you to have peace. I pray dear Lord for Jennifer and her family as the anniversary approaches of her brother's death. Give them that peace that passes all understanding. Comfort them as they all remember Mark and honor him on this day of the anniversary. God Bless you Jennifer today and may God give you the strength to go thru one day at a time. You are in my prayers as well as all the others in this prayer circle. God Bless each and everyone!
Love, Yvonne<><

3/13/2002 08:58

Hello Yvonne, (dovesfromheaven), yes, these signs we were given helped to ease a mother's broken heart, and I thank God everyday for the sign of my heart, as I'm sure you do for your doves. I also pray that other moms receive their own 'sign'. How wonderful to make a Memorial Garden for Joseph, a very beautiful way to honour his life and spirit! That's really amazing how the shape of the hose took on the shape of a dove!, and also the shape of "J", how you must treasure your garden! Your garden sounds beautiful, and I know you can't wait until Spring and Summer to be able to enjoy it, giving you a loving Sanctuary to enjoy and remember. I know you will see your Joseph again one day, and thank you for posting your story, I'm sure that other moms will find it comforting, it's such a beautiful story.
Yes, you can post your thoughts and feelings here, we all understand! May God bless you and your family Yvonne, and give you some peace, and may you continue to see Doves!
Luv Sandy

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