Condolences, April 17, 2007

Hang in there~

April 17, 2007, 11:44pm • Hong Kong • #2418

From the Hogs to the Hokies:  our love, our prayers and our hearts.  The only thing that matches our sorrow is our inspiration at how you have handled yourselves with courage and dignity.  God bless the Virginia Tech Community.

April 17, 2007, 11:44pm • Fayetteville, Arkansas • #2419

My thoughts and prays go out to you all, never should anyone experience such a tradegy.  But may you all find strength in your unity and protect one another.

J.
Los Angeles

April 17, 2007, 11:44pm • Los Angeles, Ca • #2420

Words cannot express the sorrow one feels when something as senseless and stupid like this has to happen...you wonder how much of a coward the person is that does this truly is.  If there is such a thing as justice one can only hope that he is somewhere in hell suffering the same way that the families of these individuals are.  Everyone, if you read this posting please take a minute of your time to tell a family member, friend, co-worker or anyone who is close to you how much they mean to you...as you never know what can happen or when.

Tom S.

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Southington, CT • #2421

I’m sorry is such a small word, for something so tragic.  Truly there are no words..time will distance each of you from the pain and questions of why,and life will continue.  However, today tomorrow and for always...allow.  Allow yourself to feel what you feel and let the souls of your classmates and friends live on in your dignity, grace and eloquence of this tragedy.
Peace
Jan Jacobsen
Orlando Florida

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Orlando, Florida • #2422

As a college student myself, I cannot imagine how a tragedy like this must rip through your lives. It is so senseless. I mourn with the rest of the world for those 32 lives that were so savagely taken. There were no goodbyes, no chances to apologize for petty arguments over the weekend, no closure. The strength I’ve seen at VT is so impressive. Life continues, but it’s important to remember those who aren’t with us anymore. Take it day by day, grief isn’t transient, especially in situations like this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected, the boyfriends and girlfriends suddenly single, the roomates missing their suitemates, the friends who can’t fill the extra void at their lunch table, the parents who lost their babies, and the children who lost their parents. I am so sorry that someone was so selfish as to take so many good people down with him. May you find comfort in your memories and strength in the support you’re receiving from family and friends, you’re all in my heart.

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Ithaca, NY • #2423

Dear Virginia Tech Students and Faculty,

My heart aches for all of you.  I have prayed all day for everyone involved.  I pray now that god carry you all through this tragedy, and help lift your mind and spirits.  May you all find someone to confide in and be strong for one other.

God Bless

Brian

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Eagle,WI • #2424

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech and their families, alumni, friends, and everyone who loves the school, the community and it’s people. I can’t even put into words how devastated I am to hear about the senseless tragedy that occurred on campus. I have always considered Blacksburg a home away from home and one of the best times of my life. Without a doubt I know Tech and Blacksburg will get through this coming out stronger than ever. God bless all the fallen hokies and their families.

Proud to be a Hokie today, tomorrow and always. VT for life. <3

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Reston, VA • #2425

I am very sorry about the tragedy that has occurred on the Virginia Tech campus. It is scary to know that there are people like Cho Seung Hui in this world. I attend Campbellsville University in Kentucky, and this massacre has definitely had a huge impact on many people on campus here as well as myself. We held a prayer vigil today in our cafeteria for the victims of the shooting, and for the students/families who are grieving at Virginia Tech. Please know that we are praying for you here at Campbellsville, and that the victims/families remain in our thoughts.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer."- Romans 12:12

God Bless,
Tashina Clark,
freshman at Campbellsville University (KY)

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Campbellsville, KY • #2426

I lost a friend of mine last year and I know it is hard but I can not imagine how much pain you all must be experiencing. My prayers are with all of your in your grief and eventual recovery. Know that the world is with you praying for your lost loved ones and for you as well. God bless!

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY • #2427

Never Again. This horrible act happened on “YOM HASHOA” The Holocaust Memorial day. Never again should something like this take place. Never. May the angels and G-d let the innocent souls of those who passed enter into heaven, and may they watch over and protect VT and the rest of the nation from any horrendous act such as the shooting that shook the world on Monday. I will never forget this day. May the families and friends of the lost and the students at VT be strong and remember the good, and forgive the bad. We can get though this as a nation as long as we NEVER forget.

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Chicago, IL • #2428

"Peace be still...” I pray that every mother, father, sister, brother, family member and friend find peace. 

My prayer is that God grants peace to all effected by this senseless crime.

Your burden may seem hard to bear, but no that our family is deep in prayer. 

God bless,

Lisa Woods

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Brandywine, MD • #2429

VT Students,

I can not fathom the pain you have felt these past two days.  I sit in my dorm room thinking about you, and wonder what I can do to help.  All I can offer you is prayer. 

I pray that God is with you for the rest of the semester, and keeps you all close as this is not easy.

It’s amazing how universities and colleges can be rivals one minute, and the next, we are all one. 

As a lot of our pictures on facebook says, “Today we are all hokies”.

May God be with you, and guide you through this horrible tragedy.

Sara S
Senior
Missouri State University

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Springfield, Missouri • #2430

MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES FOR THE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO LOST THEIR KITH AND KIN. I PRAY GOD TO GIVE THEM COURAGE.

RAJ

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • CHENNAI, INDIA • #2431

May the Lord give you all comfort, peace and hope.  I will be praying for you all.

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Gresham, Oregon • #2432

My prayers and heart are with all the students and faculty during this gut wrenching period of your lives. All we can do is remember and honor those we loved so much. remember - “the purpose of life is to lead a life of purpose” - unknown.

Ryan Raimer

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Montrose, Colorado • #2433

May all of those affected in this tragedy be able to find peace in the days and weeks to come. Sincere condolences from your friends in Canada. Our thoughts are with you.

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada • #2434

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims and their families of this tragedy. May God bless all of you and know that your angels are in a better place.

Gina

April 17, 2007, 11:45pm • Chicago, IL • #2435

My thoughts and prayers, as well as the thoughts and prayers of an entire nation, are with you during this time. Our hearts are with you all. We are all Hokies!

April 17, 2007, 11:47pm • Arlington, VA • #2436

Que Dios les bendiga a todos durante estos tiempos difĂ­ciles.

Juan Javier

April 17, 2007, 11:47pm • Managua, Nicaragua • #2437

The question “WHY” may never be answered.  The pain you are feeling may never go away.
“What if” are words your mind may repeat forever.
The hands of time cannot go backwards.
They only go forward.
Honor the fallen by sticking together, sharing your memories and living your lives to the fullest

GOD BLESS YOU VIRGINIA TECH!
PRAYING IN OHIO

April 17, 2007, 11:47pm • GIBSONBURG, OHIO • #2438

I am so sorry to hear of this senseless act, our thoughts and prayers to all the families involved,its a loss felt all over the world.
Debbie Moodie

April 17, 2007, 11:47pm • Kingston, Ontario, Canada • #2439

I have been so deeply touched and moved by this unspeakable tragedy.  It is so hard to make sense of it all.  As the mother of a college freshman may heart is in such pain for what all the parents of the Virginia Tech studentsmust be going through.  My prayers are lifted up to all those who have lost children, brothers, sisters, classmates, teachers.  Our nations mourns at this tagedy.  Our hearts ache. I cannot fanthom you pain.  God is with you all and so many across the nation are praying for you all
I was so impressed by those students who were interview very early by their total support of the university and how they are standing behind the school, the administrators and the faculty.You can all be proud.

Again, my deepest condolences to everyone affected by this national tradegy.  We will not forget.

April 17, 2007, 11:47pm • White Oak, Tx. • #2440

I have been to Blacksburg and cannot fathom that this happened in your wonderful town.

The Tiger Nation (LSU) mourns with you in your time of grief and prays with you and for you.

May God bless each and every one of you for your loss of a friend, family member, teacher or fellow Hokie.

April 17, 2007, 11:47pm • Baton Rouge, Louisiana (TIGER COUNTRY) • #2441

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Virginia Tech community, staff, faculty and student body. This is a truly a tragic event and will leave behind alot of terrible memories for everyone involved and for everyone that watched it unfold or heard about it. But if you keep faith in eachother, yourself, and God, you all will make it through to see better days. Let the Hookie Spirit triumph over sorrow.

- Drum Major Jared Gogets

April 17, 2007, 11:47pm • Greensburg, Pennsylvania • #2442

I am so sorry for the loss of so many awsome human beings. From what I hear “the best of the best”.  I am the Mother of two adult young men and I am one of those Mothers that feel as though all children are my children. I love you all and my prayers are with you and your entire community.
Our community, Huntsville, Alabama will be holding a candlelight prayer vigil for VT and those lost,Thursday at 7pm. We all hope you will feel the love and prayers of all of us and know that our arms are around you. God be with you, we are so proud of you and you have shown the world, over the past few days, what fine young men and women you are. Mom

April 17, 2007, 11:47pm • Huntsville, Alabama • #2443

In this time of such sadness and sorrow, please know that my thoughts are with all of you in the Virginia Tech community.  To those students and families who are grieving loved ones lost and those wounded, and also the hearts of those who will carry this tragedy with them always, faith, hope and an optimism about the good still in this world I can only hope will carry you on.

Laura.

April 17, 2007, 11:47pm • Roswell, Georgia • #2444

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the Virginia Tech tragedy.
Hope all of you will be strong.

Take care
Linda Prankerd

April 17, 2007, 11:47pm • Sydney, Australia. • #2445

Dear Virginia Tech Family,

My Deepest Condolences to those affected by this senseless tragedy. I would like everyone at Virginia Tech to know that though I am not a member of Hokie Nation,but i felt the pain that Virginia tech family is going through now .My heart goes out for all those who I will be Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ,Its not Just me the whole nation is behind you and is praying for you and this feeling may not heal the pain you are going through , but can help you get thru this tough time with faith in God.

God be with U at all times.

Ram Danda

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Guntur, Andhra Pradesh , India • #2446

To all VTech students I hope you all can go on. I am really sad of what happen. I’m sure God will give forces to the families so they may continue without their love ones.
Sincerely
Geisha

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • San Juan, Puerto Rico • #2447

My prayers and condolences ar with the victim’s families and with you VT studens,i never believe that those horribles images can be repeat again, but this time a Peruvian like me was killed; my heart is sad and in pain for your families and for you students, so please BE STRONG, KEEP THE FAITH AND MY PRAYERS ARE FOR YOU,WE ALWAYS REMEMBER YOU DAVID!VIVA EL PERU!! ..LESTS GO HOKIES!
Melisa S. Galarza Lamas
sugei07@hotmail.com

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Lima, Peru • #2448

My thoughts and prayers are with all whom in one way or another have lost someone,may the lord qiude all of you and give you comfort in this the most sad of times.You have shown us all what it is to be a Hokie, strength,love and compation for others.May the almighty keep you strong know and always.  N.Prosper

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Elizabeth New Jersey • #2449

I wish for all of you affected by this unfathomable act that you may find peace and comfort in this time of profound grief.  I reach out my words to you since I am unable to be there personally, and my heart wraps itself around all of you who lost someone you love.
It is apparent that all of us as a nation have been affected by this in one way or another; I hope that our leaders will take heed of this and make changes necessary to ensure that school becomes a sanctuary of security once again.
God bless all of you.
Jennifer C.
student, ETSU, TN

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Rogersville, TN USA • #2450

I did not think that my brain could feel the shock nor my heart the sorrow that it felt on 9/11, but I am sorry to say that it has.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of these fallen individuals.  Find comfort in knowing that we all share your loss.
Shared sorrow is half sorow.

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Ellensburg, Washington • #2451

I know words can’t ease the grief you feel.  Nor can they ours.  This nation as a whole grieves with you.  Our hearts go out to each and every student & teacher who was taken from us Monday.  This tragedy shall bring the good together, let us heal, let us pray, as one.

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Krisy, Rochester, NH • #2452

I would just like to say that my thoughts and prayers are with every single person affected by this horrible tragedy.  The Virginia Tech community should be proud of the strength and unity that has been shown to the world since this horrible event took place.  I am glad that some good can be shown in the face of such evil.  May God hold you and comfort you through these difficult days.

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Omaha, NE • #2453

I first wish to offer my condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of the victims, the shooter, campus police and local law enforcement.

I would also like to recognize the efforts of VT staff and volunteers at the Dean of Student Affairs, the Cooper House and the Cranwell International Center who were so kind and pleasant when I called at 11pm on Tuesday night to offer my help in any way possible.

Lean on each other right now through this difficult time and each passing day will help ease the pain.

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Raleigh, NC • #2454

To My Fellow Hokies

I just wanted everyone to know that all of us in Colorado are keeping our beloved campus and the entire Hokie Nation in our thoughts.  We are working diligently to ensure that Nikki Giovanni’s words ring loud and true throughout this state and the entire nation.  We are Virginia Tech and we will prevail. 

Russell Bolish (’96)
President, Founder
Colorado Springs Chapter VTAA

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Colorado Springs, CO • #2455

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been affected by this tragic event.  To the families of those who lost a loved one, please accept my deepest sympathy and prayers.  To those who remain, allow no one to deter you from your dreams and goals.  Stay strong and steadfast, and unite as Hokies!

Shaun Ellis
College of Business ‘94

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Conway, SC • #2456

being a wahoo who married a hokie, an event like this makes you completely stop and wonder what the point of a rivalry ever was. i love each and every one of you so much. i know you will be strong enough to make it through and rise above like you always do. while april 16 will always be the darkest day for every hokie, i hope that they will realize that april 17 was a really bright day. it is a day that proved how strong and powerful your community really is, and how much the world respects and cares for you. even us wahoos.

~kristin

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • arlington, va • #2457

Dear Friends,

My sincere love and prayerful support to all at Virginia Tech.  Please know that the country stands with you during this mournful time.  I pray that God will bless you and strengthen you as you all recover from this tragedy.  My condolences and prayers for the victims and their families.  God bless you all!  Stay strong!

Padre

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Abington, Pa. • #2458

No words can express the emotion we feel…
Through time we hope to heal…
The spirit we have will help us along…
Hokie pride, stay strong…

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Erika, Class of 2001

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Ashburn, Virginia • #2459

It is always horrible to see things like this going on in our country let alone the world today. It just serves as a reminder to cherish each and every day with loved ones and never take anything for granted. My condolences go out to all the families, friends, and people that are affected by this tragedy.

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • San Francisco, California, USA • #2460

I’m writing VA Tech with deepest sympathy.  I can not fathom what ya’ll must be feeling.  I’m a Texas Longhorn--and I send a BIG Texas prayer for the Hokie family.  This will make ya’ll stronger and prouder yet.  I wish we could make it better.

Cut Deep in the Heart of Texas---Stacy Sadler

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Clifton, TX • #2461

My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech as a whole. God bless the Hokies. Northeastern State University offers their condolences..

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.- Matthew 5:4

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Tahlequah, OK • #2462

My father was a Virginia Tech faculity member for over 40 years. I grew up in Blacksburg, and it will always be my home town. No matter where I go or how far away, I’m a Hokie at heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jed Moore

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Apache Junction, Arizona • #2463

MY Dear Friends AS WE SIT AND WATCH THIS ON TV WE CRY WITH YOU WE ARE SO VERY SORRY FOR ALL YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGHT MAY THE GRACE OF GOD HELP WITH THE PAIN JUST KEEP THE FAITH AND WE WILL KEEP PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU. MAY GOD GO WITH AGAIN WE ARE SO VERY SORRY.  JESSIE & KATHY MCLIN

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • WALKER, LA • #2464

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world,
the Master calls a butterfly.”

~Richard Bach

they are butterflies now. And I know that even though I never knew them, I will always remember them.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who perished...the butterflies.

-The students of North Harris Community College

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Houston, Texas • #2465

Today Or hearts are heavy and there is nothing that can be said to make sence of this for this is not right. we all need to believe that God will be with us to carry us through this and do not let the evil that caused this to destroy what we have left. say a kind word to a stranger they may be hurting also.

chuck

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • illinois • #2466

I vividly remember a day in 1980. I was the young pastor of a church in Austin, Texas. The infant child of a young couple in my church had fallen in a terrible accident and was at Breckenridge Hospital on life support. There was no hope she would recover. The parents decided to remove life support and called me to come down and be with them while their daughter died.

I made a quick call to Browning Ware, the pastor of First Baptist Church of Austin, Texas. I asked him what I words of wisdom I should offer when I met with the family. He said something I never forgot. “Mike, at times like these, presence speaks a lot louder than preaching.”

I have no brilliant words of comfort, but I offer you my presence. i may not be with you in body, but I want you to know I am with you in spirit. At this very moment, I am hugging with you, I am holding hands with you, I am cyring with you, I am praying with you.

Michael Meyer
8023 Ash Valley Drive
Spring, Texas 77379-6130
(281) 635-5551
mm0102@sbcglobal.net

April 17, 2007, 11:48pm • Spring, Texas • #2467