Condolences, April 17, 2007

I don’t have any friends or family members attending VT but I’m hurting all the way down here in Miami for all of you.  May God bless all of you and stay united and strong!-Albert P.

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • Miami, Fl • #3318

To the families and friends of those affected by this incident:
May the prayers of myself and my own family be with yours. Although you may be very confused right now, wondering why this had to happen to your child, your sibling, or your friend, I ask that God give you patience, understanding, and a heart for forgiveness. Because it is only in forgiveness are our minds free.

To the family of the shooter:
I am sure you are not receiving many well wishes at this time, but I feel that it is equally necessary to pray for you right now. God bless you and be safe.

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI • #3319

Words cannot express how deeply sad I was to hear of the unbelievable tragedy that occurred at your school yesterday.  Perhaps it hits me so hard because not too long ago I was a university student here in Canada and I lived on campus, and so in a way I can relate.  I’m sitting here watching the beautiful faces of the innocent students flashing by on Larry King Live, and I’m just speechless, it’s surreal.  I guess I just want you to know that you are all in the thoughts and prayers of Canadians coast to coast.

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • #3320

I would just like to let everyone know that has been affected by the senseless killings at Virginia Tech that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your love ones at your time of need. I truely wish all of you the best and hope that in time you all find the peace and closure that you deserve. Please continue to keep your heads high and know that you are not going through this alone. For you have a whole country to lean on. Again my thoughts, prayers and love are with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • Trenton, New Jersey • #3321

I send to you, and everyone involved in this tragedy, my deepest and most sincere prayers.
May God bless His peace which passes ALL understanding to everyone. I especially pray that as a result of this tragedy, many positive changes will take place on college campuses nation wide.

~Amy Szabo
ETSU Nursing student

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • Kingsport, TN • #3322

The sadness may never go away.
In our hearts we will always mourn,
For young lives lost and heroes born.

The sadness may never go away.
But Hokies will rise above the doom.
and strength will replace the fog of gloom.

God bless the families of the vitims.  V-Tech will get through this and be stronger for it.

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • Tennessee • #3323

The Korean community of Oranage County California shares your pain and prays for everyone involved in this incident. We hope you know everyone across the nation is mourning the loss and know our love is with everyone affected. . .

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • Buena Park, CA, United States of America • #3324

I was so sad to hear of your sudden loss. I do not pretend to imagine your sorrow. I pray you each find the strength to make it through all that is to come.  Please know that I send my heartfelt sympathy for each and every one of you. I am holding you in my thoughts.

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • L.G.S. University of Central Florida, Orland • #3325

There are no words that can express the sadness felt around the world for your university. As a mother, I feel for each parent who lost a child. As a wife, I feel for each person who lost their spouse. As a sister, I feel for each person who lost a sibling. And I feel for each person who lost a friend. Watching the faces of those who lost their lives and of each person left behind has been very trying for the entire nation. I am a WVU fan and have sat in the stands cheering on the Mountaineers while playing against your team, but tonight like so many around this country I am a Hokie. On Wednesday night in Morgantown, WV as the students hold a vigil for your university each Mountaineer will be a Hokie, if only for a little while. WVU and Virginia Tech share much more than a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are brothers and sisters. My family and I will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all during this most difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • Lisa , formerly from WV currently living in Hot Sp • #3326

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April 18, 2007, 12:28am • ’†‘ŠC“ì • #3327

Stay strong, you’re in our prayers.  -University of Pennsylvania

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • Philadelphia, PA • #3328

Dear Virginia Tech Students,
My heart goes out to all of you that are affected by this terrible accident. God Bless all of you!
God Bless You Always,
Donghuan Qin

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • UCSD, CA • #3329

How can I sing Louis Armstrong’s song “WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD” again? Let’s all strive to make this world a better place. It’s about time people around the globe love one another… My prayers go out to all the families and friends of the victims of VT tragedy and for world peace. God bless you all.

Pastor Marcello Tolentino
Igreja Presbiteriana de Vila Linopolis em Santa Barbara d’Oeste

April 18, 2007, 12:28am • Santa Barbara dOeste, Sao Paulo, Brazil • #3330

My heartfelt sorrow goes out to all the families, friends and loved ones of the children and adults that were killed. Don’t ever forget them. Please talk about them often. This will help in the healing process. Reach out to anyone that will listen. Talk about the pain and sorrow that you are feeling. It’s okay to be angry. You have grief counselors and all the wonderful resources for your grief. Take advantage of all and everyone of these. They are wonderful people and can help you in your time of grief. Please don’t keep the pain and sorrow bottled up inside. I don’t know any of you, but my love and prayers go out to each and everyone of you. You will rise above this tragedy. From what I have read and seen on TV the 32 lives that were lost were indeed great people and the family of VT is very lucky to have known each and everyone of them. GOD has truly welcomed 32 Angels into heaven and is watching over each and everyone of you today. You and they (the deceased) are all heroes. I will keep you and them in my heart for many days ahead. My love and prayers always.

My Love and prayers to all of the VT families and friends.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Aurora, KY • #3331

We, the Kappa Sigma Fraternity of Gallaudet University in Washington DC, are sharing our thoughts, Prayers, and Condolesences to all of those who lost thier lives and who were shot. We deeply are sadden by the incident. We are here to help you all through the tragedy if we can be any help. If you need a shoulder to cry on, any one to talk to, we are here to comfort you, and guide you through this..

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Washington DC • #3332

My sympathy goes out to every person and family affected by this tragedy.  Please be assured that America’s shoulder is here for you to cry and lean on.  Be strong. You are Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Los Angeles, CA • #3333

My thoughts, condolences, and heartfelt prayers go out to all the victims’ families and friends, as well as all Hokies around the world.

Tom
Class of 2000

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Atlanta, GA • #3334

To The Virginia Tech Students and Staff

Iam deeply sadden that this horrible act occured. My thoughts and prayers go out to the innocent students and staff who lost there lives. I hope that one day virginia Tech will have peace. This horrible tradedy should have never happen.

My Thoughts and prayers are with all of you at Virginia Tech.  Samantha R.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Ashtabula, OH • #3335

I don’t know what to say to make it all better, but all I can offer you are my prayers and thoughts at this moment.To all the victims’ families, i am deeply sorry for your loss. I can’t even begin to comprehend this incident and I don’t know if I will. This incident has touched me more than I ever thought possible and I have no relation to anyone at Tech or in Virginia, but yet I can’t help but be sad for Virginia and VT.

With love and hope,
Sarah G.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Dallas, TX • #3336

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire VT community. I hope you can find some comfort in the fact that the entire nation shares your pain, and we are all thinking about you and wishing you the best in these difficult times.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Boston, MA • #3337

Forever in our HeartS<3 My thoughts n prayers will be with all in this time of mourning.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • StanHope, New Jersey • #3338

VT...our hearts ache for you. You are in our prayers. Be there for one another.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Grand Rapids, Michigan • #3339

My condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families. I know these are difficult times but we must comfront them and be strong. May God be with you all and be there for eachother. I know what it feels to lose a loved one.
-M.M.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Santa Monica,CA • #3340

My thoughts and love to all at Virginia Tech.  I can only hope that the bonds you have will strengthen you.  Nobody deserves to witness this.  I am not a religious person, but I do keep you all close to my heart.  I hope that time will heal the sorrow that we all feel at this time.  I keep you in my thoughts always.

-Jeffrey

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Pittsburgh, PA • #3341

To all that have lost due to the tragic campus shooting of Virginia Tech..My heart goes out to all of those involved & my thoughts are with all the families & friends that have lost someone dear to them..May u all one day get on with life real soon. At this time u think u can’t get on with life have faith & u will..
This is such a tragic loss..
All my love & best wishes
Nicole Wagner

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • North Ryde, Sydney, Australia • #3342

A small family of four in West Central Wisconsin is praying extra hard for thirty-three families tonight, and will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all in this devastating time.

GO HOKIES!

The Teigen Family
Bill, Keri, Mike and Kait

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Eau Claire, WI USA • #3343

VT you are in my prayers and heart. I know that healing will take place for the students, families and communities that were touched by this tragedy.

Preashea Hilliard
Praying 4 A Generation

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Houston, TX • #3344

My thoughts and prayers go out to my all fellow Hokies affected by this tragegy. Please know that those of us in the Virginia Tech family will keep you in our prayers, and I offer my deepest condolences. In this darkest of all hours, your ability to continue represents the best of what VT stands for...UT PROSIM.

-Alice Toth, ‘99

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Chicago, Illinois • #3345

Hey what up I just want to say that I pray everyone who has lost a love one or even a bestfriend I just pray that you all are okay and I will always have all of you in my heart I just pray that this doesn’t happen again and that I am very sad that it happen at Virgina Tech I really wanted to attend a school like that but I mean this still doesn’t change my thoughts about going so I just wanna say GOD BLESS YALL AND HOPE THAT YOU ALL ARE OKAY -Tequela

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Tuskegee, Alabama • #3346

We have felt this sorrow for two times in our country this weekend, firstly three days ago one of our schoolbus had an accident and we have lost 20 of our little children in Turkey, and this was the second one. My grandma looked at me in a great sorrow and told the incident, i am so sorry for all losses around the world. God bless you all, and heaven will be your new home!

Mehmet ªentürk…

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Pamukkale University, Denizli, Turkey. • #3347

Dear Ones, The Bible teaches us that absence from the body is presence with the lord. Know that when your precious one took their last breath here, the next was taken in the Kingdom of God. They have awakened in his likeness. There,they are experiencing true happiness. There, they are free to laugh, dance, sing, and create in true peace and security forever. They have been received by ones that love them, and By our King Himself. They are in Glory! The place called home now. Listen for their voices and signs that they are well. Feel them in your hearts. They never really leave you. Please don’t allow yourselves to be consumed with anger, for this will close the open window for the Holy spirit to come with the Love of the Holy Father. He promises to bring Peace for your troubled hearts. You will be amazed at just how God works if only you can keep your hearts open to him. Tell God just how you feel. He can handle all of your pain… It is going to take some time to find a new normal for those of us left behind. Our children do not miss us, they know not sorrow anymore. All these things I tell you, I have experienced before… With love in Christ to all of you and yours. Know that God holds you ever close in his heart.  Lisa Anne.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • woodbridge, Va. • #3348

Though we are not from the same country we are still touched and and inspired by the grace and soldarity shown by the VTech students.  You are in our thoughts and prayers

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • #3349

I hadn’t even heard the term “Hokie” until yesterday.  But today I, too, am a proud and adopted member of the Hokie community from New Jersey.  As an advocate of all things that the higher education campus environment both embodies and aspires to, I send out my most heartfelt condolences to all who are impacted by this tragedy.  In 1993 when they bombed my office building (the WTC), I told people that I’d never use the word “terrified” again in casual conversation.  Now, I’ll never use the words “deplorable” or “tragic” in casual conversation again.

I lost my husband suddenly 1 year ago in February, and I am beginning to move on in marvelous ways.  Please know that you WILL, and that you MUST in fact move on.  You’ll find that you have no choice, and that the past will travel with you in exquisite form(s). It is the way of this sweet and frail existence that is our humanity, on that you have my word and on that you can rely.

With blessings,

Robin Hicks

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Edison, NJ • #3350

I was so sadden when I heard what happen to the students at VT. My son was at Penn State student(1992) when a Gunman short him 9 times for no reasons; only too learn that the gunman short him because he was a football player. My son did survived the shorting and live to tell his story. However,that brought back so much pain in ours lives. We will be praying for all the students,staff and there family. Remember we love you but God love all of you best. Sheila M.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Hopkins, South Carolina/Richland • #3351

Please accept our sympathy and love for all the VT community who are in pain from this terrible tragedy.  We watch your basketball team during March Madness and have been big fans of your great teams over the past few years. Although we are far from Virginia, we feel very close to you and your sadness.  You are all in our prayers and hearts forever.
Fondly,
Marcia & Larry Dellefield

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Henderson, NV • #3352

The world is grieving with you all; students, friends, parents, brothers, sisters, colleagues.  May the lord bless and keep you all and comfort you in your sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Phoenix, AZ • #3353

I just wanted to say that I cannot imagine the amount of grief you are all going through.  As I watched the news broadcasts on television, I could truly see the bravery and closeness that your campus shares.  I am attending Western Oregon University, and I just wanted to let you all at Virginia Tech know that, although it is on the other side of the country, we are all a part of ONE nation, and we here at WOU are praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Monmouth, Oregon • #3354

My heart goes out to the families. Having a son in college I only hope that others learn the signs of a mad person and report them. Never forget the victims. 
Correy

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Westchester, NY/USA • #3355

All my heart goes out to the families and friends of the victims and to all of Virginia Tech after a horrendous day.  I can’t say how proud I am to be a Hokie.  You’ve shown the world incredible resilience and courage, and proven that nothing can break the Hokie spirit.

Former student, forever Hokie,
-Will

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Poughkeepsie, NY • #3356

To all the people that were affected in on Mondays shooting i would like to give my condolences to u all and just remember that all of my prayers are for you

John

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • Watertown, Wi • #3357

i am sad about people who lost there lives.  and my prays are with faimley and victumes.

April 18, 2007, 12:29am • lakewood wa • #3358

We cannot believe or imagine what a horrible, devastating tragedy has befallen the students and faculty of VA Tech. Our hearts and thoughts are with you; we send our love and best wishes for all who have lost their loved ones.

Jon and Michelle K.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Riverview, FL • #3360

Our prayers and thoughts are for all of you. We include the adminstration and the police chief and staff in this, as well as the students and faculty, and the family and friends of those who were lost, and those currently struggling for recovery.  May the following days bring this wounded campus together in love and support of one another. There are many testimonies of men and women of dignity, honor and service who have been lost in this tragedy. We pray for you each who mourn and are left shaken and grieving, courage,love, and comfort in their memories. God Bless you.  C.H.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Boise, Idaho • #3361

I am so sorry for your loss...I am praying for you all, Love you in God’s perfect Love, God Loves you so dearly, so much.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Nacogdoches, TX • #3362

Mis condolencias para todas las familias afectadas en esta tragedia en especial para la familia del peruano Daniel Perez C.

My condolences for all the families, specially for the peruvian family. Daniel who died in this tragedy...U are in my prayers. God Bless you

Liliana

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Tacna, PERU • #3363

My prayers are with all the victims, their families, and friends. I am a college student myself and feel saddened because all those innocent victims are about my own age. We will always remember.... May God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Miami, FL • #3364

My prayers are with all of the families and students and faculty of Virignia Tech. I will take a couple of weeks to overcome the mouring but it will come soon.

God Bless All,
Casey Simpson

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Lake Charles, Louisiana USA • #3365

In all things and in all times we must remember that God is in control. The prayers of my family are with each person affected by this terrible tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Ruth, Philippines • #3366

The unspeakable tragedy that occured has broken hearts around the world. Having friends who attend VT, I know how many people love that school and they will carry on the hokie tradition. My deepest condolences are with you all, and may you find peace in your hearts.

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • Boston, MA • #3367

dear virginia tech,
I am so sorry for the losses you have suffered. I too know what it is like to lose the people that you love. you can only hope that any other human being never has to feel the way that you all feel now.  as you well know, you are in the prayers of millions including my own.
much love and prayer
~Jenny Myers

April 18, 2007, 12:30am • rutherfordton, NC • #3368