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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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9/13/2009 10:15

My friends Father and Steve's grandfather came home 9/1 and died 9/11 10;30 pm peacefully at home with his wife by his side holding his hand. His daughter also by his side. He has 4 children. Please pray for his children, grandchildren, and wife Aldine that they stay strong as they travel through that road of grief as we know it. 53 years! yea they made it. He had his kids send flowers and a card. she cried. They are the most wonderful people you could ever meet.
He died with such dignity and peace. Thanks for letting me share. Chris

9/14/2009 03:52

Chris, thank you for letting us know that your friends Father and Steven’s grandfather had a peaceful home going with his beloved wife Aldine by his side holding his hand. I am so grateful that God allowed them to share their 53rd anniversary before calling him home. This had to be so hard for her as well as the rest of their family to give him permission to go back home to God where there will be no more pain; only peace and joy forevermore. He will be standing there at the heavenly gates with his arms wide open to greet his beloved Aldine as well as other family members once they have finished the ultimate purpose God has for each of them in this life.

I guess I am sitting here with blurred vision because I know losing such a wonderful and caring husband, father, grandfather, and family member has to be oh so difficult on the entire family. Still, I thank God they had a wonderful life and that he was a giving and caring person. The tears rolled down my cheeks when I read the part about him having flowers and a card sent. I guess I am just an old cry baby these days.

I believe God gave some of us tears to express our grief, our sadness, our unexpressed words, our anger, our joy, our compassion etc. to help us and give us the strength and determination to make it through the many life storms that we must learn how to endure in order to be able to continue on our journey and deal with our loss, and ongoing grief - one minute, one hour, one day at a time … until the ongoing healing begins.

I will continue to pray for the entire family’ that they will lean heavily on God throughout their time of sorrow.
God's peace and blessings,

9/16/2009 09:14

I too lost my child. My son Thomas was killed in an auto accident on his way to work when he was 19 years old. It happened on January 3, 2007. It has been almost 3 years since the accident and it seems like it was yesterday but I feel like it has been an eternity since I have held him or talked to him. My heart goes out to all parents who have lost a child, there is no greater pain. Sometimes I think that the sorrow just deepens. It seems to be worse now than when it first happened I guess because the shock wears off.

9/16/2009 11:32


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9/23/2009 04:51

Dear Crose, I am so very sorry to read of your loss. We angel moms know that only those who have walked in our shoes can relate to what it is like to lose a beloved child. We know that only God can understand the depth as well as the magnitude of your grief. Still we try to support each other with prayer and encouragement as we continue on our journey of loss ongoing loss, grief and ongoing healing. My grief is so raw right now until I hardly know what to say. Having lost both my adult daughters in tragic crashes, [the most recent March 13, 2009], I am still in a semi-fog of not fully accepting tht she is really gone forever. It's simply to much for my heart to accept right now. So I don't force it. I cry, pray for other bereaved parents, work on the anger, guilt; things I wish I had not said or done, no matter how long ago. I just pray short prayers asking God to forgive me and have mercy on me. Then I dry my eyes and make myself continue working on the manuscript that I hope to finish soon for bereaved parents who have lost a child; and a series of children books for pre schoolers. I've also worked with MADD and upon request did my very first inservice with a local business whose employees provide hospice service. I have found that anything that keeps my mind off of the tragic and unexpected losses of my only two daughters helps to provide a measure of healing to my own heart. Whatever I do it is a tribute to my daughters and my way of saying to satan , "In your face!" Yes, the pain is still very much there and I still cry off and on daily and some nights I don't even think about let alone sleep. But I know God is on my side and He will take care of me and help me carry the cross of losing both daughters. So angel moms, just don't give up or give in to satan's demands. Always remember his job is to steal, kill, and destroy! We must hold on to the joy and faith in our hearts that we will hold our children in our arms again someday in heaven ... forevermore!
Miss v.

9/23/2009 05:24

Let us continue to remember our September Special Dates Moms/Dads in our heartfelt prayers. I have copied Chris's Special Dates list below:
Joyce (Alpal) Allen Sept 1, 2007 (HD)
Connie (connienevada): Derrick Sept 2 (BD)
Phyllis (prayerbunny): Rhonda Sept 3, 2005 (HD)
(kejowise): CHAUNCEY Sept 4, 05 (HD)
Sarah kay (lktigergirl9406) Gabriella Hope- September 4th 2006 (BD)
(najadaki1952) Lawrence Lane September 6, 2007 (HD)
(trisha99) Garrett Sept 20, 1979 (BD), 1999 (HD)
Chris (smile713): Stephanie-Sept 24, 1982 (BD)
Chris (smile713): Stephanie-Sept 25, 2003 (HD)
Lisa: Aaron Sept. 26, 2002 (HD)
Alexandra (miss4mary): Kristian Sept 29, 2003 (HD)
Phyllis (prayerbunny): Nikki Sept 29, 2005 (HD)

I humbly ask that all angel moms and angel dads will join me in remembering these parents in their heartfelt prayers throughout this month and in the days, weeks, and months ahead. God's peace and blessings to all parents who have lost a precious and beloved child; recognizing that each loss is unique.
Verna aka Miss V. :)

9/23/2009 10:50

In Loving Memory of Our Beloved
Jason Lamar Ellison
God’s Gracious Gift

Genius Insightful Fruitful Thoughtful
Our Beloved did his spiritwork with excellence.
Blessed are GOD’S Gifted for our Lord has prepared a special place for them. There they shall forever know freedom in
GOD’S Kingdom.

When friends forsake you.
When doctors don’t know what to do.
Prayer warriors are no longer true.
Take your pain, hurt and diseases
To the lord in prayer
For critical needs; For critical hurts and critical diseases
You can tarry there; In
You can tarry there.

© 2000 all rights reserved by Dorothy Anderson

Praise The Lord Saints!

The kingdom of God is in you. You are not alone. There’s an earth song. The Arch Angel Michael speaks. There may be black and white. Know that God is love. There are Faces ®. There are; MySpiritSpaces®. Have a divine mind ® and do your spiritwork® in God.

9/24/2009 22:57

Chris (smile713): Stephanie-Sept 24, 1982 (BD)

Chris - Remembering you Mike and family on today, Stephanie's birthday and keeping you all in my heartfelt prayers.

9/24/2009 23:50

In loving memory ...

I’LL Meet You In The Sky!

Though I dance and pray before God’s Throne each and everyday …
I keep fond-loving thoughts of you in my heart
Which means you are never far away

I’ll keep holding on to the loving memories - Fond memories of days gone by
Until I hear God call your name …
Then …
I'll dance, skip and run, run, run to meet you in the sky!

By. Verna [Coleman] Clay
September 24, 2009
10:20 PM

9/25/2009 22:52

Praying for all who have lost a beloved child. As we all know, special days are always hard. Sometimes we have parents who are faced with both BD and HD in the same month. :(
Chris, Mike, and family ... keeping you in our thoughts and prayers on this your beloved Stephanie's (HD - Heavenly Date.)

9/25/2009 23:12

Angel Moms/Dads/Grandmas/Grand Dads/Sisters/Brothers/Uncles/Aunts/OtherFamily Member/Close Friends/and All Others ... Please don't give up on getting through to submit a post here! If you are having problems with submitting a post, contact Beliefnet and I promise they will solve what ever problem you are dealing with. Has I known that in the beginning, I would not have tried so hard and wasted so much time trying to figure out what to do. Thanks again Beliefnet Staff! You guys are the best on the net! :)
aka; Miss V, missvclay1, LOVE2U, etc. :)

9/26/2009 00:11

Sorry about the typo above; That should be: Had I known :) I don't always spell check! :) With all the meds my doctor's have me on, I should always spell check before submitting.
God's peace and blessings,
Angel Mom Verna …
Now the mother of 2 Angels;
My Baby Girl, Cheryl (((My Rue))) - No chance to say good bye!
Heavenly Date: March 13, 2009
My First Born, Diane (((Lady Di))) - No chance to say good bye!
Heavenly Date: Aug. 31, 1996
God help me … I have no children now… This is hard, but I am holding on to God and depending on Him to help me through this Storm of a Lifetime! Been down this road before so I know in my heart God is able. Thanks to all for continuing to pray for family and me! Boy … am I letting it out tonight! Thanks Angel Mom Sandy, for listening to God when He whispered in your ear many, many years ago now, and for following through and doing what He told you to do. This prayer circle - a love tribute to your beloved son Shane and all other children has help so many angel moms/dads and their families and friends weather the storms of losing a beloved child/children and also other loved ones and friends. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! :)

I also thank all other Angel Moms for understanding praying and supporting me during this down in the valley time! I believe one of the reasons God gave us tears is to help us get rid of some of the grief each time it overflows! I have learned from days gone by whether I am angry or sad ... It helps to cry! I know God understands, and so do many others who have walked in my shoes! Hope I’m all cried out for now.
God’s peace and blessings,

9/26/2009 13:58

Hi my name is Donna I was here a long time ago and in reading your prayers and passages my heart grips I'm so Very Sorry for your Loss Miss Verna there are no words to give you but lift you up with BearHugs and Prayer.
My Mikey went home a long time ago but yes those valley days come, and always will till we are called home, I have a sensitive message that needs to be passed onto all who may never have looked at the Death Certificate where it says CAUSE we just did and it was wrong and are in the process of ammending that wrong. A friend asked me why? Mikey suffered and died due to a rare cancer and funding and statistics make a difference when it comes to research and funding money for research of new protocols, if this message speaks to you than look and do what your state says. Each state has it own polices but vital statistics is where you may begin, if your loved one left a will not much of a problem having it ammended if not try with a letter to there Dr or Dr who signed it, we are at the beginning so it may begin and end with his oncologist if not we go to probate court and than district court. Sorry to be so long winded but if this helps any one of you its worth every word. I have taken my Angel family with me where ever I go. I would like to visit again. My Love and BearHugs to all of you.Donna

10/1/2009 10:28

Hi Angel Mom, Donna, It warms my heart to come here and see a post from you. This says to me that once angel mom, always an angel mom - God love you! I believe God put us together for a powerful reason and that reason is to bless others and pray continuously for all who have lost a child or other loved one. We know what a powerful tool prayer is and that whether or not we can get here often, our heartfelt prayers are ongoing for all who have requested prayer and we know in our hearts that God hears all prayers and responds in a manner that showers each of us according to our immediate needs. Thank you for your words of compassion for lifting me up with your wonderful Bear Hugs and Prayers. If you would like to visit my daughter’s site and sign her guest book I will be happy to send you the link in an email. My email address is: The last time I checked my inbox at hotmail, I had over 1,000 emails, so if your sent me an email there I will find it once I get caught up on cleaning out the spam! That is what most of it is. But I hesitate to delete everything all at once for fear of throwing out the wanted emails, so that task will take time. Thanks, too, Donna, for sharing that important information about possible mistakes on Death Certificates. There was a mistake on my oldest daughter’s and it was months before I discovered it. So thanks again for sharing. Soooo good to hear from you again Donna and will always remember your warm Bear Hugs that you brought to our circle of love, compassion, and understanding!
My/Our Love and BearHugs right back at you!
God’s peace and blessings,
LOVE2U, AKA: Miss V. miss vclay1, [I think], and Love2youforever

10/2/2009 01:36

Hi Verna, Thank you for such a warm welcome and yes I would very much like to sign Cheryl's guest book. It would be an honor and I'm signing off right now to e-mail you. Love&BearHugs Me

10/2/2009 06:47

Hi Donna, and thanks for your response. I am just not getting here and seeing your post. I will go check my email and send the link right now.
Love&BearHugs, Verna

10/2/2009 19:13

Father, please comfort this family as only You can. In Jesus' name, Amen.

10/3/2009 00:10

I'm asking prayers for families here in NM who have lost there children to swine flu an infant, a five yr old and 17 yr old.All within the last 24 hours. Heavenly Father we lift these families into your care. We know how vulnerable they are, protect them in there grief and deep sorrow and that out prayer that they will turn to you not away. Your Love is the only Love that heals. Please Pray for these families. Thank you for your kindness Love&BearHugs Donna

10/4/2009 20:23

(eaglenest61) we lost our 3 children Brad, Samantha, and Chris- Oct. 6 2007 (HD)
Joyce(sja): Daryl -Oct. 16, 2006 (HD)
Lee Ann (lask): Ryan Oct. 19, 1982(BD)
(kagan) Kagan Raylynn Price Oct 19, 07 (HD)


10/5/2009 01:44

From angel mom Verna -

[Part 1]

Precious and beloved Father, - we thank you for giving us Chris, who is ever faithful in keeping our Special Dates List going since our other beloved Angel Mom/Grandmother had to give it up to deal with other life storms. We continue to pray for her each and every day. Lord you know we all have other life storms we are forced to deal with from time to time in spite of our ongoing grief of losing our children as well as other loved ones and friends.

10/5/2009 01:47

[Part 2]

Thank You heavenly Father for continuing to fill in the gap when those of us who desire to cannot always get here to submit posts although in our hearts we desire to do so. The evil one cannot stop the prayers we pray for others from reaching their destination even when we cannot get here to post them. Thank you heavenly Father for continuing to give us the strength and determination to do our best from day to day to deal with all life storms that satan the evil one continues to throw in our paths as each of us continue on our slowly paced journey of loss grief and ongoing healing; joining hands with other beloved parents, family members, and friends whom we know are going through some of the same kind of storms that we are.

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