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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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3/3/2009 18:28

finaly ! It is so hard getting signed on here now. I just happen to get it. I am glad to know that I am not the only one though.
Sorry I missed feb dates. I just couldn't get on and then I changed computers and did not have my dates. Except my deepest appology for those in Feb. I will list Feb & Mar.
Anita (astarte1225): Kimberly Feb. 9, 1980(BD)
(Azna): Deirdra Feb 19, 1992 (BD) & (HD)
Donna (arqt): Marcus Feb.20, 2002(HD)
Barbie (momcandoit): Garry Feb. 22, 2005 (HD)
Anita (astarte1225): Joshua Feb. 24, 2006 (HD)
Charlene (havelost4): (grandson) Baby boy Feb. 25, 1989(BD)

Lisa (LisaLou862): Aaron Mar. 2, 1983 (BD)
Yvonne (dovesfromheaven): Joseph (Joe) Mar. 7, 1975 (BD)
(trisha99) Garrett MARCH 11,1999 (HD)
Cindy (cindys1021): Kristina Mar. 15, 2001 (HD)
Sandy (shaner): Shane Mar.15, 1999 (HD)
(kagan) Kagan Raylynn Price Mar. 16, 04 (BD)
Charlene: (granddaughter) Carey Grace Mar. 18, 1994 (BD)
Kathy (KPETERSEN): Wes Mar. 25, 1982 (BD)
Alexandra (mis4mary): Kristian Mar. 26, 1980(BD)
Charlene: (havelost4): (grandson) Michael Mar. 27, 1989 (BD & HD)
(Donna) Donna T Mar. 29, 1979 (BD)

For those who are new. If you give me the information as shown below I will be glad to add you to my list.
Your name (Sitename) Childs name, Date ( HD Heaven date- BD Birthdate )
Then I will post around the first or before so we can all be with you on your valley days like ann's and bithdays. That is if I can get on ok. God be with you and hope your days ahead are peaseful and warm with the feeling of your loved ones near! Chris

3/14/2009 23:18

My dear sisters. It is with great sadness that I want you all to know that our dear MS. V. (verna) just lost her other daugher to a terrible accident, I just spoke to her, she is still in shock like we are, her daugher Cheryl was in a terible car accident and lost he life in this earth, she asked me to post the news and also ask for your prayers, this is the second daugher and she loses, so you all know, what a terrible tragedy this is, please lets all of us pray very hard for our dear Ms. V, she really needs us all right now, I am sure that all of us who had experienced the loss of a child, knows that it is a terrible thing to go through, now imagine loosing both of them. our dear Ms V. has been a part of this Prayer Circle for a long time, always encouraging prayers and love to God, so lets keep on enforcing that by praying very hard ofr our dear sister. Our Angel in chief, Sandy, will go through another anniversary of her son's Shane going to Heaven tomorroy, so I am asking God to give her the strenght and Peace and the good memories always. Please, pray for Sandy and also please pray for our dear sister Ms. V. My love and prayers to all.
PS. Please, please, write to BELIEFNET.COM, and let them know that our prayer Circle is a very much NEED to all of us. it seems that they are forgetting our needs and now it is so dificult to get to it, if we all write and complain, maybe we can make them aware that there are lots of mothers and fathers in need of this prayer cirlce. Thanks.

3/15/2009 15:32

Hello my dear sister, thank you for your prayers on my precious Shane's Anniversary date, I can always count on you and our dear Miss V.

I am in shock too since I heard the sad news about Miss V's daughter Cheryl passing on Friday, March 13th, in a horrific car accident! I kept saying to myself, "I can't believe this!!"
Losing both of her children, her beloved and much-loved daughters Diane and Cheryl to car accidents.....thank goodness she is in shock right now but oh, when the reality does hit, well, we really, really need to pray for her!!
Cheryl also leaves behind a young son Stephan and her husband James. My heart, thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with them all,
Love you dear Miss V! You know we're always here for you,
Lots of love, prayers & Hugs,
Mom of Shane

3/16/2009 23:49

I'm so sorry to hear of Ms. V's daughter passing. She is definitely in my prayers. Yes the shock does insulate for awhile, the reality sets in. She will need all our prayers.

I also had difficulty getting to this circle. Let's pray that B'Net has a change of heart and makes it easier.

Love and gratitude to all,


3/17/2009 19:09

I'm just checking in after not being able to get here because of working so much. I am deeply grieved about Cheryl's passing! My prayers are with Miss V as well as James and Stephan! What tragedy this world holds. I'm looking forward to the day when I will no longer have to endure it. My son-in-law's father passed away this morning from cancer; he was just diagnosed less than a month ago and he was just 60 years old. Father God, lift up our eyes to the hills where our help comes from You!
Grandma Charlene
p.s. Thank you all for your prayers for me this month. Tomorrow is Carey's HD and it has been hard on me this year. I am grieving her loss as well as the loss of my 'marriage'. God help us all.

3/17/2009 19:26

Sorry, I just realized that I put Carey's HD instead of BD.
Beliefnet changed my username a little bit too. How strange.
Grandma Charlene
I was just looking at the heart that I use with my username and I was wishing that it had tears coming out of it. :-(

3/18/2009 19:49

Update on Miss V & Cheryl:

The Visitation and Service will be held Friday at the Church Cheryl, her husband and son Stephan belong to, with "Family Hour" between 6-7pm. Cheryl's internment will be the following day, Saturday, at Lincoln Memorial Cemetery in the am.

AngelMom Sue (mom of Aex) lives not too far away and will attend the Service...she also, bless her heart, is sending flowers from all AngelMoms at this Circle and will not hear tell of being re-imbursed. Isn't that so very nice of her!
We still need to pray hard for Miss V, her husband David and of course James and poor little Stephan, so, so sad...

Dear Charlene, I pray your Grandaughter's Birthday was filled with good memories for you,
Love, prayers & Hugs,

3/24/2009 10:15

Hi AngelMom Chris,
Thank you SO much for keeping a record of the special dates and posting them every month, we're all very appreciative!
Love, Prayers, Hugs,

3/26/2009 00:41

Hello Everyone. Now ... if I can just remember how I got here, and my password, maybe I'll be okay! :)I have no idea what my username will turn out to be because over the past several days I have tried several. Sometimes I would make it to the page, then couldn't submit a post for whatever reason; be it senior moment or otherwise. :) Thank God I finally came out of the fog enough tonight to finally get in. I just wanted to come here and thank all of you for the heartfelt prayers that I know in my heart that you have been praying for my grandson, son-in-law, James, husband, David and me. Please, ... I ask that you continue to do so. A very, very special thanks to angel mom, Sue (mom of Alex)and her husband who sent flowers on behalf of all Angel Moms at this Circle; attended the family hour service ... gave me an Angel Mom (((HUG))), joined hands with us and offered a prayer on our behalf. I thank God everyday for Angel Mom Sue and all Angel Moms here for all the love and support you have shown during our darkest hours. I know if I survive this latest lost, it will be largely because of the prayers of others; because right now ... It is really hard. So please, continue to pray 24/7 for all of us. Pray especially that God will ease our grief and pain; that He will keep us in this semi-fog for just a little longer, and that He will wrap His loving arms around our entire family so that we can continue to be here for my baby-girl’s son; who is only 14 years old. Cheryl's husband, James has been a source of strength for Steven as well as the rest of us; but he needs our prayers too. Lord knows this unexpected tragedy has torn our world apart. My heart is completely, totally shattered; and I really don't want to be down here any longer. I know of course the pain will ease up and become easier to bear in time … but right now … [WHEW!!!] I know that I must try to be here for my grandson for a while longer; so please PRAY... if it's God's will, I will do my best to press on. Thanks again for helping us weather this major storm! A big thanks to Beliefnet staff for making it a bit easier to find our circle of love and submit a post. I guess I worried them enough!!! :) Again ... It is very much appreciated.
Love and Angel Hugs.
Cheryl & Diane's mom
Cheryl 04/03/67~03/13/09
Blessed Are The Pure In Heart
Diane 08/16/60~08/31/96
Forever In Our Hearts

3/26/2009 01:46

Sandy, Selva, Cindy ... You know my eyes just filled up with tears! :) I love my new username. I know the 3 of you know that love2u was my first username and maybe you remember grace2uforever was part of Cheryl's email address. :) Oh ... Thanks also for signing Cheryl's Guest book in the obit section at The Shreveport Times newspaper or Y’all know me (ha-ha!) I still have to find out how to get there too! I have purchased her guest book so they say in the agreement it will be there forever. As time goes on, I will have her program and photos added so that everyone can see my precious and beloved Baby-girl, as well as a few photos of my beloved Diane. I wish I had know about this back then. Our niece Tammy took charge of designing Cheryl's program and had it done in storybook form. She also added lots of family and pageant photos of Cheryl. Her church did a video tribute to her during the home going service; it was so touching! For now, I invite everyone to go there and sign or just read some of the comments that have been written there by friends and family. The last time I checked there were over a hundred entries. I had no idea Cheryl had touched the hearts of so many! Many seem to feel she truly was an angel in disguise! :) To God be the glory!

Sue, God bless you and Hubby … and thanks again for everything! As you know ... Steven's school is right there where the crash happened, and they live in that neighborhood and must pass the through the crash sight where it happened, so please keep my grandson and son-in-law in your prayers! Right now, I don't think I will ever be able to go near that intersection again!!! I know I will eventually; but no time soon! I will be in touch via email just as soon as I can remember my password at hotmail again and clear out the 900 plus emails there [laugh]. Or until I do the same at where I know I have it. Thanks again for the love, prayers, and all acts of kindness everyone. Presently, … the meds also are helping big time. Whew! … Lord, have mercy on me! thanks for allowing me to vent y'all! :( I MUST use humor, prayer, anger, tears ... and everything else to make it through this! So just bear with me in the days ahead.
Prayerfully yours,

3/26/2009 14:34

Hi Everyone,

I'm soooo glad B'Net made this site easier to get on. It's so much easier just to click a link.

Miss V, you have been very much in my prayers as well as your family. I was so shocked and saddened when I heard about Cheryl. Thank God He insulates us for a period of time so that we may attend the necessary arrangements. I often wonder how people cope without the Lord to sustain them through times like these. I pray you may feel His loving arms around you.

Sue thank you for adding all of us when sending flowers, I'm so glad you were able to attend the family hr and lend your support.

Well, I just came home from the hospital Tuesday night and need to get more rest. Won't go back to work till Monday. Mike has been fabulous during this time. He does everything for me! Nice guy to have around. I feel so loved.

Love and gratitude to all,


3/27/2009 05:48

Hello Jane, :) It warms my heart to see that someone else has discovered Beliefnet has made it easier to find our circle and submit a post. Thank you so much for your prayers and kind words of compassion. Yes, Sue, and everyone here have really been wonderful through it all. All the love, prayers, and words of compassion have really helped. Just knowing how much my child was loved and that she touched the lives of so many people in a positive way while here on earth makes her passing a bit easier to bear. I pray, however, that God in His tender mercy will keep me in this semi-fog for a longgggg time. That is the only way I can deal with it right now. So I ask again that everyone will continue to pray ... not just for me, but for her 14 year old son, Steven, her beloved and devoted husband James, her father David, and our entire family! We all loved her so; and always will! We know she is in heaven in the presence of God. If not with us, that is exactly where we want her to be ... just not at a time we would have chosen. :) For, given a chance any one of us would gladly have taken her place. Right now ... my heart is heavy! But knowing my daughter AND her sister :) they will continue sending those signs as often as God permits, to let me know they are alive and well and in the presence of the Lord! The signs have already begun ... [even before she left us]... And this time, I am keeping a written record to share as time goes on. For it is those signs that will help increase our faith in a loving and caring God during times like these! More on this topic later. :)
Much love and prayers,

3/27/2009 06:03

It warms my heart to be able to come here this morning and offer prayer on behalf of all angel moms for Charlene

Charlene: (havelost4): (grandson) Michael Mar. 27 1989 (BD & HD)

Please know you are in our heartfelt prayers. I pray you will feel the results of all our love, compassion and prayers throughout this day, and in the days ahead.
God's peace and blessings,
Verna & the entire Angel Mom Family :)
PS: Charlene, what you said about the heart with a tear ... I wish they would also add a broken-heart! For in our broken-hearts ... our souls still cry! :(

3/27/2009 06:35

In loving memory of all our Guardian Angels who went home to be with our Lord in the month of March. It is with much love and compassion that I offer this special prayer …

An Angel Moms Prayer

Dear God in heaven:
We know you have our children there
Please keep them in Your loving care
Please let him know not a day goes by
That in our hearts our soul still cry
Oh God in heaven we miss them so
We wish they did not have to go
Still home to heaven all must return
For that we thank You oh Holy One!

By Verna R. Clay

Our thoughts, love, and prayers are with all our March angel moms. God’s peace and blessings always,
Verna & the Angel Mom Club :)

3/27/2009 06:54

Sue ... [Alex mom], thanks again for the lovely flowers and for attending the service! There really are no words to express what that meant to me! :( I have your EM address now, so I will be in touch soon. God bless you and family always!!! Please continue to pray for us! And if possible, please sign Cheryl's Guestbook at when time permits. It will be there forever ... even after I'm gone. :)
God's peace and blessings!

3/27/2009 07:15

My dear sister Selva, thanks for the phone call. I have no idea what I said or if I made any sense at all!!! But you have to know that I was glad to finally hear your voice even though it sounded very far off due to my hearing loss. I just determined I was gonna hear you no matter what! Ha-ha! And God, in His tender mercy allowed me to do so! God is good ... all the time!
I know it's tax time and you are very busy but I hope to see a post from you soon! Thanks for suggesting we write Beliefnet. I KNOW they got tired of me writing! :) I still have a lot to learn; like finding out how to open my messages and stuff. But that can wait. The main thing is I can come here and submit prayer request and prayers for our angel moms once again. For that I am forever grateful. I will have our grandson to send you a photo our two "IF" I can slow him down enough to do so. He and his dad have joined this exercise club and go at 5:30 AM before school; and every evening when he picks him up from school and brings him over, he heads straight for our community park [across the street from our house] to play basket ball with his friends. When he returns, he says, ... "Okay, Ma-Maw ... Time's up!" Which is supposed to mean it's his time on the PC! :) Thank God for keeping him in a FOG ... for now. Keep us in your prayers!
Much love and angel hugs,

3/27/2009 07:35

Sandy, I thought the same thing ... I kept saying to myself, "I can't believe this!!"
Only later was I able to force my sense of humor to save me and help me work through my anger at God! I simply told myself, "Ya know ... When God was giving out assignments in heaven, you must have been one stupid angel to take on the CHALLENGE of losing BOTH of your children while here on earth! Talk about 'SUPER' IDIOT ANGEL!" [LAUGH]
Smiling through tears of sadness ... missing both my guardian angels:(
Love & prayers,

3/28/2009 16:12

Dear Verna,

That was a very beautiful poem, thank you for sharing it.

Intense grief can be displayed in several ways. One can become lethargic, due to the deep sadness, or extremely energinic due to great anger. It sounds like James and Stephan are working through some of the anger by exercising so often. We all do what we have to just to get through another day.

It is so good to see you posting, trying to get some of your sadness out. You have definitely been in my prayers alot.



3/28/2009 20:31

ive not lost a chirlden i help my mother with 2 baby brothers .
and the baby was 22 whe he was killed in the counrty jail just 2days before his birthday so in away i know what your going though .i feel like my brothers are my sons.
i feely like iwas going to deid and i wont too.i tryed stup things and that not the answer god isam leting you know these things so you do know that i know how you feel.these happen 2005 and i was depress bad till jar.3.2009 when i gave my life too god and every thing chage am not depress any more god toke it all and i feel a lot better.
hope these helps you are same one els .
god bless you and your family put his arms arould you and take awAY THE PAIN AND HURT GOD SAVE THERE SOUL AND LET TEM SEE YOUR THE ANSWER THE LIGHT AND THE WAY AMEN

3/29/2009 22:28

Lisa (LisaLou862): Aaron Mar. 2, 1983 (BD)
Yvonne (dovesfromheaven): Joseph (Joe) Mar. 7, 1975 (BD)
Verna (love2uforever) Cheryl Mar 13, 2009 (HD)
Cindy (cindys1021): Kristina Mar. 15, 2001 (HD)
Sandy (shaner): Shane Mar.15, 1999 (HD)
(kagan) Kagan Raylynn Price Mar. 16, 04 (BD)
Charlene: (granddaughter) Carey Grace Mar. 18, 1994 (BD)
Kathy (KPETERSEN): Wes Mar. 25, 1982 (BD)
Alexandra (mis4mary): Kristian Mar. 26, 1980(BD)
Charlene: (havelost4): (grandson) Michael Mar. 27, 1989 (BD & HD)
(Donna) Donna T Mar. 29, 1979 (BD)

Barb (Eudora): Carol Ann April 2, 1999 (HD)
Verna (love2uforever) Cheryl Apr 3, 1967, (BD)
Cindy (cindys1021): Kristina (Krissy) April 6, 1980 (BD)
Donna April 29, 1979 (BD)

Thank you for the flowers in all our names.
As Verna knows we all are sharing in her sadness and loss. She already knows the grieving process. It will come and go in waves. up and down the hills and valleys.
Verna, I am so sadened to hear of your loss. I too cry for you and I will help you to carry the hurt and the pain so it won't be to heavy for you.
Yes as the saying goes: God won't give you more than you can handle,I wish God didn't trust me so much!!!
It is nice to be able to get signed on. I feel so out of touch when I can read but not sign in. I have a new job that takes alot of my time but I always want to make time for Angel Moms and Dads.

3/30/2009 03:08

Dear Chris, Thank you so much for your very kind and compassionate words and for including my baby girl Cheryl in the March and April Special Dates list. Yes, I've walked this road before, so I know about those deep dark valley days and how difficult they can be. But I also know about the power of prayer and possitive thinking. We who believe know that the evil one came to kill, steal, and destroy. I determined a long time ago that I would not allow the evil one to steal my joy and my faith in a loving and caring God. Without God I would never get through this; but with God and all those He sends to help me during my hours of grief and sorrow, I will be able to go on while helping others to do the same. God is good all the time; All the time God is good!:)
Love and Angel Hugs,
PS: We worked on thank-you notes today and will try to finish up in the next couple of days. So if you haven't sent me your snail mail address, please do. My email address is: Again, thank you all for the prayers, flowers, and other acts of kindness.

3/30/2009 03:24

Dear Jane, I'm glad you liked the poem. And yes, it does help to come here and post to those whom I know can relate to what I'm going through. I am so glad Beliefnet has made it easier to submit posts again. I agree with what you said about Steven and James and the way they have chosen to deal with their grief. I worry about my husband because he is totally shattered. Cheryl was his life, his everything. He is really having a hard time dealing with this. He is trying to be strong for our grandson and hold it all inside. I suggested that he go somewhere where he can be alone and just get some of it out of his system. I pray that he does because it is really hard on him. So y'all send up an extra prayer for hubby.
Love & prayers,

3/30/2009 14:52

My dear sister Miss V. I am glad that you were able to sign in,you know that our prayers are with you and the family 24/7, I have been asking God to help you through this dark moments, to wrap His Arms around you all and hold you tight, we all know about this pain, so my heart goes aout to you, i am saying special prayers for our grandson Steven, going through such an awful loss at his young age, i know that our Lord will take his hand and lead him through this difficult road, you know that this is our safe Heaven, and you will find all the prayers and love from the Angel sisters, I pray that pawpaw will also find a safe heaven so that he can let his pain flow and where he can cry, scream and just let it out.
I am in tax season but I will always make time to reach out to my sisters.My heart and prayers are always with you.

3/31/2009 23:46

Hello my dear sister Selva! It is so good to see that you too have been successful submitting a post again so soon even though I know how busy you are. I am feeling surrounded by so much love, compassion and heartfelt prayers.:) Lord knows the Clay/Williams family need all the encourgement we can get to begin picking up the pieces of our shattered lives and making an effort to press on. Words cannot express how much the support of all angel moms have meant to us through it all. Thanks again my dear sister for everything. Also check your email.
Love and Angel Hugs,

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