Condolences, April 17, 2007

To the Virginia Tech University and Community,
I hope that you all will find peace in this tragic and chaotic time.  My heart goes out to you and may you rise from the ashes.

To the families of those who lost,
My heart and prayers go out to you and your entire family for your loss.  May you have the time to grieve in peace.  God Bless you all

Much Love and Aloha,
Kimberlyn & Cody R.

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Kailua, Hawaii • #3118

Students, faculty, and families in the Virginia Tech community are in my thoughts and prayers.  My condolences to those who lost loved ones.  Stay strong!

jessica

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Fairfax, va • #3119

My heart goes out to the families who lost their loved ones. It is extremely sad for the parents who lost their grown up children in this tragedy. I wish the parents with strength and peace for moving on.

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Irvine, CA • #3120

I am truly amazed at the VT community. Seeing the students wear the VT colors today and reading all the posts from the alumni you truly are all “family.”

Please know that a nation mourns with you and that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Sunbury, PA • #3121

lo siento mucho, mis mas sentido pesame a todas los familiares y amigos involucrados

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • merida, yucatan, mexico • #3122

Our families thoughts & Prayers are with each & every one of you at VA Tech during this very tragic time. This senseless act is unbelievable! My grandson is a senior at Virginia Military Institute,& our hearts go out to everyone who is suffering such sorrow & loss. Our Prayers for the families & community of VT will go on for a long time. You will never be forgotten. Go Hokies!
Joanne

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Birdsboro, PA USA • #3123

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by this great loss of life.  The new angels in heaven will not be forgotten.  Remember to hold your friends and families close during this time of loss.  God be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Alliance, Nebraska • #3124

Please know that to be absent of the body is to be present with the Lord.  It is my hope that you can find some comfort in knowing that when your loved one, friend, co-worker, or comrad opens their eyes again...they will be staring into the beautiful face of our heavenly Father!  I would also hope that everyone please keep Cho and his family in our prayers as well.  It seems that he was a truly lost sole.  However, the ONLY way to heal...is through forgiveness.  His family shares in your grief.  If there is ANYTHING that you need, please let the world know.  We all love you!

Vicki L. Peterson Reese, RN
Montgomery, Alabama

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Montgomery, Alabama • #3125

I lived 1 mile from Columbine when it happened and it profoundly affected me.  Every day I bumped into that tragedy in one way or another.  My heart goes out to everyone on the campus and in the surrounding community.  Such a loss of life as this is hard to fathom.  I am so very sorry for all the families involved.

I will keep you in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Phoenix, AZ • #3126

If there was a place called heaven, I would believe those victims are now protecting by God and Angels.  I pary for them forever.

Wish all staff and students at Virginia Tech all the best

4/17/2007

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Ellen/Taiwan • #3127

My prayers go out to the families of the victims and to all hokies worldwide. Patty Ryder Foster, Class of ‘78

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Amissville, VA, USA • #3128

God bless and comfort your hearts.  I pray for all, especially the families of the victims.  I pray that God will bring good out of this tragedy and that other universities and schools will learn and protect students in the future.  I pray for the faculty and thank God for thier courage.  I believe you will see your loved ones again in heaven one day.  These young people have touched so many lives and will never be forgotten. 

Denise Lunday

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Prairieville, Louisiana • #3129

I’M DEEPLY SORRY FOR ALL THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON APRIL 16TH. MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES AND FOR EVERYONE AT V-TECH. EARTH HAS NO SORROWS THAT HEAVEN CAN NOT HEAL. I PRAY THAT GOD WILL GIVE EACH OF YOU THE STRENGTH TO GET THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • GREENSBORO N.C. • #3130

My thoughts and prayers are with the Virgina Tech Family. My condolence to the tragic loss that you all at VT are feeling. I hope that the love and support will help all of you. I hope that with time you will find it in your hearts to forgive the young man that cause all the grief. With that forgiveness will come healing.

Tammy Harris
University of Phoenix
Student

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • texas • #3131

Our names are Tom and Judy Hulett, we are parents and grandparents and live in New Oxford, Pa. near Gettysburg.
Keep focused on your dreams, Dont let anyone steal them ever and be all you can be. Be Better because of this event, go far in life, stick together, tell your parents, sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles, teachers and buddied there at school you love them.
Talk, cry, hug, pray and stick together ok?
You can write to us if you want and need to ok?
We all have challenges in life, things to overcome all the time. They make us stronger, better. Pressure is good for us because we have to decide which way to go.
So go far, make bigger goals.
I have serious arthritis and have been told I will need a wheelchair. People have said “why doesnt’ your husband leave you.” But I have decided to be positive, upbeat, strong, determined and I have amazed so many doctors.  neighbors and friends . It is fun to do.

I love and care for you and we are praying for each one of you.
If you want to and can write us jgloryjt@wmconnect.com
I will encourage you
Love
Judy and Tom Hulett

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • New Oxford, Pa • #3132

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who are affected by this senseless act of violence. Stand together and stand strong for many are there with you keeping you in their prayers. As a mother of three kids soon to be heading off to college I pray that each and every one of you be strong in this difficult time and may God wrap his arms around you and keep you safe from harm.

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Nitro, West Virginia • #3133

The news has spread so devastatingly far and wide of this tragic event, my thoughts are with everyone involved, everyone affected and everyone so shamelessly taken far too early into their lives. I’m so sad right now, but I just want you all to know the whole world is thinking of you, praying for you and we hope time passes and you can reflect happily upon the time you did have with your loved ones!

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Adelaide, SA, Australia • #3134

for those who departed they will always be in my prayers, may they all rest in peace. and for those who made it through, im glad your ok. my god always be with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • miami, fl • #3135

At times like this, we seek in vain to explain the unthinkable, to heal the injured, to comfort those unscathed but not untouched, and to find a way to bear the grief and anguish for those lost and those who have lost. Rest assured that your alumni grieve with you, wish to comfort you and stand ready to serve you and Va Tech in whatever way we can. While no one can bear your burden for you in the days, months, even years to come, if we can ease your pain and your passage through these dark times in any way, it will help us ease our own as well.

Ut Prosim

Phil English
Class of ’89

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Lubbock, Texas • #3136

All my toughts and condolences for those people who died by an ill mind and for their families.
I’m from Santiago, Chile, and probably you never will know me, but I want let you know my feelings for this tragedy not only for american people and students, also for collegue students around the world, like I am.
Somehow, we’re the same: people with full of dreams, people who are looking for a successful future and no one can private us for that… no one are capable to do what it did the killer.
Let’s go Hokies!, Let’s go students! no one, nowhere can stole our dreams, never. No way!… this actions only fuel our dreams and force us much more to have a better future!

April 18, 2007, 12:19am • Santiago, Chile • #3137

Family of VA Tech,
The grief you guys are enduring must be great as you try and sort out the events of this heinous act. 

Please know as this website is showing that the whole world stands behind you and will be there to support any one of you.  The prayers of the world go up to you and your family.  Please feel the strength and love the world sends out to you the kindness that the world has to give. 

This is a very troubling time for all of VA Tech, but with the right support you will be able to make it through this and will be stronger in the end.

The prayers of our nation and the world will be going out for you for a long time there will not be a day a person wakes up and prays for your lovely community. 

Cory Baird

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Reno, NV, USA • #3138

I wish to say that during these horrible events amazing Heroes emerged. Mostly the professor who stood in front of the door so that his students could escape the gunman. How could we live in a country that could have two different individuals, one who could so carelessly take lives and some one who would sacrifice himself to save lives. My family grieves for those families who lost loves ones, I am a new father and I would not know what I would do if I lost her. I can’t imagine what the families are going through. I hope they are comforted knowing that God has accepted them with open arms and is taking care of them now.

Jody L Millard

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Simi Valley, CA. • #3139

Our hearts are broken for those who lost their lives on April 16.  Please know that we are keeping faculty, students, and parents in our hearts and thoughts tonight.

Elizabeth Talbott
Brian May
B.S. degrees in Psychology and English, 1981; 1982
VPI & SU

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Glen Ellyn, IL • #3140

I wish to convey my deepest sympathy & condolences to all those affected by the horrible events of Monday 16th April.  Support each other and try to be strong during this incredibly difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Auckland, New Zealand • #3141

How this could happen is unimaginable. I too have suffered great human loses and know firsthand what it is like to feel that pain and hole of emptiness and the impact it makes on the rest of your life. The human brain is not equiped to fully understand this form of loss, no matter what psychology tells you. Yes, you will heal with time, but never truly understand. The heart weeps in a way never experienced before. Comforting words are scarce, but the school as a whole, each individual student and faculty member and their families and friends are in my thoughts are prayers, as well as the rest of the nation. We are all behind you and are confident that Virginia Tech will mend and make itself stronger than ever, while always remembering and honoring those who were so recklessly taken.

Katie D.

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • St. Louis, MO • #3142

I still remember the early mornings as I walked along West Campus Drive, up the hill to Wallace Hall. With the lush-green Drillfield to my left and the duckpond on my right, I used to soak in the beauty and peace that so embodies Tech. My memories are now so shaken by one individual’s irrational, diabolical, and rash actions. My prayers are with every Hokie and their families. The only way to get past this and move ahead is to be there for each other at this time.
Anandi Nagarajan
MS, 1998

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • New Jersey • #3143

Please know that people around the world are praying for you all!!!!! My heart goes out to each and every one of you.  I sit here trying to find the words to express my condolences but, I’m at a loss. 
You will forever be in my daily prayers!! God Bless you all!
Sincerely,
Sarah B.
Age 30

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Toledo, Ohio • #3144

As a parent of two young children I am horrified at Monday’s massacre.  As a student at CNU I am terrified at the lack of security that colleges and other public schools offer.  I hope that this horrific, unnecessary incident never occurs again and I hope that schools all over start taking a proactive role in students safety and well-being.  You are ALL in my thoughts and prayers.  I hope that your memories of the years, months, weeks, days and hours before the shooting will remain strong and carry you all through this trying time.  God Bless!!!

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Williamsburg, Virginia • #3145

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Around campus today, I repeatedly saw “today we are all Hokies”. This is very true. We can only imagine the pain that you are going through, but know that Purdue University is praying for you all. You will get through this and come out of it stronger people.

Abbey Hawkins
Purdue University

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Indiana • #3146

My thoughts and prayers go out to all at VT during this difficult time. Be strong!!

Ryan Pepper

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Wilkes Barre, PA • #3147

I am so saddened about the tragic loss in your school community.  My family and I pray for all who have been affected and we pray for peace and the strength you will all need to go on. Continue to remember that the world is with you and so many people are out there to help shoulder your burden and bereftness.

Blessings,

Nichole Shabazz-Tolbert

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Atlanta, Georgia • #3148

My heart goes out to all those effected by this tragedy.  I know VT community will rally together and help one another get through this tragedy.

You all are in my prayers

Hud Williams

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Atlanta, GA • #3149

To the great VT family…
My thought and prayers are with you all.  This is a sad time for our nation. May GOD Bless you all and America who are grieving from this tragic and unfortunate event. We will forever remember.

~ Melissa~

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Fullerton, California • #3150

VATECH Family and Friends;
On behalf of the USC Trojans family, Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you.  Continue to stay Hokie strong at this time of mourning.

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Rio Rancho, NM • #3151

Virginia Tech Students-
I am deeply sorry for your loss of fellow students and teachers!
May you find comfort in the Lord Jesus Christ!

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Michigan • #3152

My dear friends.
Today is one day after.
There is still much grief in my heart.

I can’t stop crying when I think of the families who have lossed so much this week.

I pray for all who fell victim to this extrodinary tragedy. I pray for the close friends we have lossed. I pray God will help me find forgiveness within my heart. But not today...today I grieve.

Go Hokies! VT4Life

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Vienna, VA • #3153

4/16/2007, we will never forget.  I mourn the losses of my Vtech Family at BBurg from MD.  Hokie nation unite.

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Potomac, MD • #3154

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all… your tears are felt all over the world, but find comfort in knowing that you are NOT alone in your grieving.  Embrace one another and unite… through this difficult time LOVE will help you all overcome.

Rebecca
Cuesta College
San Luis Obispo, CA

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Atascadero, CA • #3155

Dear Members of the Virginia Tech Family,
Please know that you are close in our thoughts and prayers. God is good and will comfort you in your loss. Words do not express the sorrow we feel for you and we can only gently hold you in our hearts and prayers and ask the Lord to hold each of you gently too. God bless you this terrible day and each day ahead,
The Sisters of Charity
Rendu Services
Fayette County, PA

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • #3156

To the Virginia Tech Family:
I have watched in horror and then sorrow the events of April 16th.  It is so sad to see our precious country being torn apart by such evil.  And our precious children, our future hope, being destroyed in their own safe places.  And the wonderful staff members who lost their lives while they were educating them and then trying to protect these young people.  I am so sorry for each individual that was lost, and for each family member that is hurting.  I cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling, nor can any words I say make a difference.  May God have mercy on our country, may he comfort each of you, and may you find comfort in knowing that “love is strong as death” Song of Solomon 8:6; and that no one can seperate us from the Love of God.  God Bless and keep each of you. In His Precious Love

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Disputanta, VA USA • #3157

Jacksonville State University is praying for the families of the lost and wounded and the community as a whole at Virginia Tech… Today we are all hokies!

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Jacksonville, Alabama • #3158

To all at VT,

Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers.  Our deepest condolences go out to the students, faculty and staff - your pain is shared by us all. We may be hundreds of miles away, but everyone at the University of Florida is praying and hoping that you all remain safe and we share in your healing process. You have 40,000 plus new friends at UF and we are glad to be a part of the Hokie Nation!

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Robert Gainesville, Fl • #3159

Know that you are not alone as just a single campus, but that every campus in the country has felt your loss and we grieve with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Saugerties, New York, USA • #3160

No words of solace or comfort can possibly convey the grief and sorrow we as a nation are feeling right now.  And as the days go on, and we mourn our fallen friends, we must ask ourselves, did we as a nation do everything in our power to prevent this tragedy?

Afterall, if we don’t learn from this, then nothing positive will come of this senseless act, and we’ll be doomed to repeat it. 

I’m a PSU grad from 2000, but, now, like most of the nation, I’m a Hokie too.

April 18, 2007, 12:20am • Pennsylvania • #3161

Mr. Cedric & Mrs. Juanita Moore would like to express our profound sorrow regarding the tragic Virginia Tech University campus shootings of April 16, and will remember the Families of the victims in our thoughts an prayers,Remember Jesus is the comforter of all our sorrows!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 12:21am • Chicago,IL. USA • #3162

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virgina Tech and with the families and friends who lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy.  As a college student I mourn with you and am in shock that this happened. It hits home with my friends and I because we sit in class every morning just as those brave young men and women did at VT.  It’s sad that the world as we know it has ultimetly changed.  No longer can one sit in class and only focus on the teacher without having an eerie and “what’s stopping that from happeing here” thought run through their head. Stay strong.  Know that the world is behind you.  Today, Hokies, you are on everyones mind and will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers for a long time. ---Nikki

April 18, 2007, 12:21am • Oshkosh, Wisconsin • #3163

To all of the VT families, my family would like to hold you and offer you our deepest sympathy. We have had your entire community in our thoughts. We want you to know that you are loved by many and please hold on to the good times that your loved ones gave to you in their life. Please hold on to that, it will help get you through all of this.

The Langr family

April 18, 2007, 12:21am • Southlake, Texas • #3164

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” -Anonymous
Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to the family and friends of those that were lost as well as the entire Virginia Tech community.  We wish you all the best in trying to recover and mourn the losses of the many good people whose lives were taken on April 16th.

Sincerely,
A few Ohio State students

April 18, 2007, 12:21am • Columbus, OH • #3165

I did not know much about VT until this happend. I have learned that VT is a very strong family, and remember you are each others family as we all are your family. Everyone across the world is praying for you. I also will keep praying for you all. My 6 year old daugther also said she would be praying for you guys before she went to bed she said to tell you guys she loves you very much because by God you are her brothers and sisters.  Elizabeth my girl said mom you gotta say it GOOOOOOOO HOKIESSSSSSSS !! I feel proud too.  Martha & Elizabeth Gaines

April 18, 2007, 12:21am • Odenville, Alabama • #3166

To All VT

For Today We Are All Hokies…

I know there is nothing we can do to take away the pain and confusion, or make sense of this tragedy.  But I offer all of my prayers and love and support.  We, the college students of the world, are part of your family, however distant, you have our support.  Tonight at our vigil a Hokie alumnus spoke, and he looked around at the maroon and orange and echoed that we are all Hokies today...know that we will support you in everything and keep you all in our heart and prayers.  You have honored the fallen in your actions as the whole nation watches.  You deserve much better.  May the future be brighter.  Hold your heads high through your tears, you are Hokies

Alicia M Bede
An ODU Monarch, and Today, A Hokie

April 18, 2007, 12:21am • Norfolk, VA • #3167