Condolences, April 17, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to you ALL. May God be with you during this very trying time.To the family and friends that lost a loved one and those that were injured, and had to witness this monsterss crime, God WILL see you through this.

Angela
Oklahoma City,Ok

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Oklahoma City, Ok • #865

There is a heavy sadness in all our hearts. Please know we are thinking of you all and pray for your healing.

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Sacramento, CA • #866

After watching for almost two days now at the events that have happened to your school and its community in Virginia, I cannot help but feeling deep and utter sadness for everyone involved. Although you may feel like this is too much to take, please be comforted knowing that people from far and wide are thinking about everyone at Virginia Tech. Boarders aside, as a student at a university, like brothers and sisters, we too feel your sadness. Be proud to know that such pride in your school and courage of your students have made your time of grief easier. From everyone I know here at Brock University, I would like to wish you all comfort in this time of sadness. We will be thinking of you in days to come.

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada • #867

My heart goes out to each and every person who were touched by this horrific act of violence. My heart breaks to think how So many innocent people were hurt because of such a viloent act.  My daughter is a college student in a Texas university and I can’t imagine, as a parent, what it would be like to loose her to something so horrible as this.  My prayers go out to all the parents who have lost their child.  My prayers also are with the educators’ families who have lost their loved ones.  May God’s love give you much needed peace!!

With love, Debbie Jameson and Family

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Coleman, Texas • #868

It is truly devastating to hear that such a thing could happen on a college campus. Our campuses just aren’t as safe as they seem, but it should not have taken us all this long to realize this. As a rape victim on Appalachian State’s campus, I too know the realities of such terrible tragedies.  I am a survivor however, and that in itself makes me thankful, thankful to be alive. Extra security should be taken, and all students should realize that if something tells you that something is going on, trust your instincts!!!!!!!!!!!  Call someone, and don’t be afraid of overreacting or hurting someone’s feelings. When you are mad because you got caught doing something wrong, be glad that someone was there to catch you, because that person or those people could be the one’s to save your life. This should be a lesson to all---- Life is fragile, it can be taken away… Don’t be afraid to live—and I mean that in EVERY context!!!!! Best wishes to all involved…
~DITRO~ (Diamond in the Rough)

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Boone, NC • #869

My heart bleeds for your and my soul is crying. My thoughts and prays have been with you these last 24 hours and will stay with you. Your healing will come with time. Never forget them and always love them.

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Spokane Wa USA • #870

I am speechless. Words cannot express my thoughts. Even though I do not know any of you, you will forever remain my heart.

Tabitha Meyer

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Mooresville, NC • #871

There are no words that can ease the pain of those who have lost loved ones. But do take some solace in knowing that this tragedy has touched the lives of countless across the world. Our thoughts, hearts, tears, and prayers are with you.

Let us begin the healing process today, united, and fight tomorrow to prevent this from happening again.

Your neighbours, throughout Canada, are with you.

~ Joseph

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #872

To Hokies everywhere: Do not let this tragedy define Virginia Tech. Remember the victims in your prayers and continue to show your support for the wonderful, close-knit Virginia Tech community.

M. H. McLamb, class of 1996

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Alexandria, Virginia • #873

We here in Los Angeles felt the shock of yesterday’s trajedy as if we were run down by a locomotive.
You are in our constant thoughts and our prayers.
We have become newfound Hokie fans, we love you all very much, God Bless, we will be with you throughout every step of the healing process we will all need.
Together, with God, we will all be okay.
Robert R.  Sherman Oaks, CA

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • Los Angeles, CA • #874

Yes, I too feel the President should issue the Medal Of Freedom to the Holocaust (survivor) teacher - for giving his life, in order to save the lives of his students.

What a brave and selfless man.

My heart goes out to ALL who are suffering right now.

The whole world is thinking of all of you....

Lean on eachother… you need one another.

I pray for you all.

April 17, 2007, 9:56pm • St. Paul, Minnesota • #875

The Carter Family would like to send out our condolences to the famlies and students of VT. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of need.
We would also like to send our appreciation out to the ems and police units for their heroism in the time that they had to work with.

I’ve been watching the story unfold from the beginning and i was deeply saddened but had strong thoughts for everyone that they could pull through this.Being from a town that has 40 000 people in it and attending the tech institute here makes me feel like it could happen anywhere.
GO HOKIES GO

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan,Canada • #876

I can’t put into words on how heavy our hearts are for you. We are just two people that want you to know that you and your families and all of the people who have been affected by this tragedy, will be remembered in our prayers always. I am very touched by the strength of your community and feel we can all learn so much from you. God be with you.

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • The Welch's/ Naperville, Illinois • #877

On the behalf of Indian Community We express our deepest grief and condolences to the Professor’s and other students of Virginia Tech who had rested in peace. Our remembrances for the brave people who loose their lives every now and then in this world will last ever in our thoughts until our souls rest in peace.

Universal Peace and Love.

Balu Rajasekaran

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Madurai, Tamil Nadu, INDIA • #878

Everyone has you held in their hearts. As a mother of two sons on a college campus in the midwest, I can’t imagine the feeling of loss for the parents and friends of the victims.  Many parents across the country called their own sons and daughters that night just to hear their voice.

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Indiana • #879

Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can fully share its joy.

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA • #880

I can not find the words to express my sympathy to everyone at Virginia Tech and the surrounding community. May you find some measure of comfort in knowing that our country and even the world mourns with you at the tragic loss you have suffered. You are all being lifted up in prayer by so many. Hearts are heavy and the grief is shared. God’s blessings to you all.

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Collierville, TN • #881

I am so, so sorry about what happened there. I live in Greenwood Village, practically ‘next door’ to Littleton, Colorado.  I remember how shocked and dismayed and mortified we all were about the deaths at Columbine High School. It is still very much a part of most people’s lives, in some fashion, here. You will all get thru this, but right now you should just ‘embrace’ the feelings you have ... go thru the grief that you must process ... and try to move on when the time is appropriate. I also lost my father and a fiance ... and I know what grief is .... and all the anger, etc. that goes with it.  I learned that the ‘process’ of grief is as individual (with its own timeline and characteristics) as there are people having to go thru it. Everyone needs to just take their own time, in their own way, to process what’s happened and what comes next. Allow yourselves that ........ but don’t think you’re alone. Wrap yourselves up in a big hug, from at least THIS person ....... who cares, hurts, grieves, and wants so much to be there to just ‘help’ in any way I can.

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Greenwood Village, CO (USA) • #882

I am so sorry that it took such a terrible tragedy to relise that our current security measures in school campuses are very poor.My prayers and thoughts are with all those friends and families touched and greatly hurt by this incident,and although i am in the west coast i would like to offer my condolencies to all those in pain and greatly disturbed by all this.

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • San Jose,Ca • #883

I wanted to share my deepest condolences to everyone at Virginia tech.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  D. Lewis

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Baltimore, Maryland • #884

My heart goes out to everyone involved. I could never imagine what you are going through. Everyone will be in my prayers. God bless you all!!

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Pennsylvania • #885

I am a Vetnam Veteran who knows, and has seen much death in my life, to him who is and was and is to come amen. I would would say to all in the Name above EVERY NAME the name of Jesus,John 14:27 PEACE I leave with you,MY PEACE I give you, NOT as the World gives do I give you DO NOT LET YOUR HEART be troubled nor let it be FEARFUL!!  All my Prayers are with you all, do not despair for your VICTORY as mine is,is to trust in the Lord, give him ALL of your Sorrow and pain and as you quietly pray recieve his LOVE,JOY and most of all PEACE of heart, mind, and your inner most being! May the God of peace be with you ALL!!

Your friend in Christ Mark Schmidt

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Northville Michigan • #886

Having been born in Portsmouth,Va. , I was extremely sad to hear about what happened at V-Tech. My thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this! I hope all those injured get better and all those families who lost someone heal.

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Dallas,Texas • #887

I express deep sorrow for those who have lost their lives because of this terrible tragedy that has occured at Virginia Tech. My prayers are with all. May the Lord bless upon Virginia Tech and the families who have lost their loved ones. God Bless…

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Hawaii, USA • #888

I am unable to comprehend the depth of your sorrow in the VT community.  I pray to God that He will comfort and heal each of you.  As you grieve, support and love one another.  In time, there will be brighter days.  Remember the fallen Hokies and hold them in your hearts forever.  Bless them and you.
Peace,
M. K. Kay

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Akron, Ohio • #889

As a Hokie alumni, I am deeply saddened by the events that unfolded yesterday on our beautiful campus.  It’s a devastating blow to the community, but I know the Hokie family will bounce back with grace and dignity.  Stay strong Hokies, you are in my thoughts every moment!  Hokie, Hokie, Hokie Hi!

Kerry
Class of 1999

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Midlothian, VA • #890

My eyes have been glued to TV and internet since yesterday afternoon. I am stunned by the events that have taken place, my heart aches for your lost loved ones. I carry you all in my thoughts through out the day and in the eveing I will pray for you. May God bless you and keep you in his arms.
Constance Bozzi

April 17, 2007, 9:57pm • Boston ,MA • #891

I remember visiting Blacksburg as a teenager when my brother attended Virginia Tech in the early 90’s. I remember the awesome beauty that is Blacksburg and Virginia Tech. As a teacher and a mother, I struggle to comprehend this tradegy. I am sure it is something that will forever change America. Everyone all over the country is thinking about you and praying for strength for you all. Please know you are not alone.

April 17, 2007, 9:58pm • Dawsonville, GA • #892

My absolute condolences to the people effected by the massacre at Virginia Tech - which actually means the entire world - for this story has touched everyone in one way or another.  I hope that one day some kind of ‘normalicy’ will reign and life can go on.

Jenny O’Donnell

April 17, 2007, 9:58pm • Australia • #893

Our family sends it’s love and prayers to all of the VT students, faculty and families and law enforcement agencies.  We watch the TV with disbelief and wish we could do more than just send our thoughts to you.  From our Clemson family to yours...love and hugs and prayers for your pain to be lessened with each passing day.
The Metlers

April 17, 2007, 9:58pm • Seneca, SC • #894

The whole world stands with the Virginia Tech community and family during this time of tragedy.  During this unfathomable time in history, may you find comfort and healing through the strength and love of the Virginia Tech community and the prayers of the world.  As my friend Carrie Newcomer reminds us all:  “Courage, my friend...the world is still filled with the finest of people.”

Light every candle that you can
We need some light to see
In the face of deepest loss
Treat each other tenderly
The arms of God will gather in
Each sparrow that falls
But makes no separation
Just fiercely loves us all.

From:  I Heard An Owl
by Carrie Newcomer (on her 2002 CD “The Gathering of Spirits")

April 17, 2007, 9:58pm • St. Louis, MO • #895

We are sad for you all at Virginia Tech and those families and friends directly impacted by the loss or injury of loved ones.

It is a terrible tragedy.  We were proud to see the loyalty to your university during the negative media moments last evening on CNN. 

We cannot imagine what you are going through but can only guess the pain you are enduring at this moment.

We pray for continued support and healing for you all.  We also pray for Cho’s family.

Scott & Lisa

April 17, 2007, 9:58pm • Bridgewater, VA • #896

I am so truly sorry for your loss.My heart and my prayers go out to you all,students,faculty,friends,and families.your loss is felt in the lives of everyone.Just remember when you feel down,look up.You are not alone.I have family at V.T. and it makes you realize just how important every one and every moment is.God Bless You All. 
Patsy Taylor

April 17, 2007, 9:58pm • Amory,MS • #897

It is unbelievable this could happen. That people can do this to other people. I wish to shre my condoloences with all who are affected by this sensless tragedy. We are all with you.

April 17, 2007, 9:58pm • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • #898

They were brothers, sister, sons and daughters...young lives taken with such bright futures.  May God now accept them as his students.

We are all now a Hokie Nation…

With the most sincere condolences.

RHV

April 17, 2007, 9:58pm • Westfield, NJ • #899

My prayers go out to all the families and friends of those who were killed yesterday.  I keep thinking about those students who had so much to live for, they were talented, high achievers, who had the ability and promise to shape our future in a positive way.  In an instant, one mentally ill person changed all that.  Our society must not continue to ignore the mentally ill, if we do, we will continue to suffer the consequences.

Through all of this, please remember that God is in control even though we live in a world of sin.  We should look to God for strength during these times.  Now is the time for our nation to face its responsibility to our youth to ensure they have a safe future.

Julie

April 17, 2007, 9:58pm • Pembroke Pines, Florida USA • #900

Your entire campus, community, friends and families are in our prayers
God Bless

April 17, 2007, 9:58pm • Mattawan, Michigan • #901

First I would like to express my condolences to all that have been affected by this horrible tragedy.  I have not felt this profoundly saddened by an event since 9-11 and even though this is a smaller scale it really jarred me.  I have been racking my brain and I think the reason that this was so profounds to me is that I remember my College career so fondly and cannot begin to fathom something like this happeneing during that time in my life.  But looking back, it was a time in which I was surrounded by friends that I could call on at any time.  That tends to go away as the real world comes upon you so please embrace those friends and lean upon one another and be thankful that in such a horrible time you will find friends that will inevitably last for the rest of your lives.

April 17, 2007, 9:59pm • Ohio • #902

I visited VT a few years ago and it saddens me deeply that your friendly, dynamic campus has experienced such a devastating tragedy.  I know that university students and staff around the world grieve with you, and I wish the staff, students and families of those involved strength and peace.

April 17, 2007, 9:59pm • Sydney, Australia • #903

To the students, faculty, parents, friends, etc. at Virginia Tech, my deepest sympathy, condolences and prayers go out to all. It makes my heart heavy seeing this pain and tragedy. Tonight, a candle will be lit in honor of all the victims. You will all be in my prayers. God bless, Virginia.

April 17, 2007, 9:59pm • Central California • #904

I am horrified and saddened by the events of 4/16/07. I cannot believe that this travesty could have transpired on the serene campus that I remember. The victims and their families are in my prayers. LETS GO HOKIES!!

Shelley Boone ‘99

April 17, 2007, 9:59pm • Columbus, OH • #905

I may not be a hookie but I AM an American. Americans have faced a number of terrible and amazing tragedies over the past few years; sadly we must add another to our list. But one thing about Americans is that we are strong willed and incredible people that band together and survive. My heart goes out to everyone both hookie and civilian and I beg us all to remember that despite the hardships we all must endure; were all Americans and WE DO SURVIVE!!!

April 17, 2007, 9:59pm • South Brunswick, NJ • #906

My family and I are very saddened & shocked that this could have ever happened - Our Prayers are with all of the victims families and friends - as well as the whole beautiful State of Virginia

All of our Love & Prayers - Laura Dixon

April 17, 2007, 9:59pm • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada • #907

It is truly devastating to hear that such a thing could happen on a college campus. Our campuses just aren’t as safe as they seem, but it should not have taken us all this long to realize this. As a rape victim on Appalachian State’s campus, I too know the realities of such terrible tragedies.  I am a survivor however, and that in itself makes me thankful, thankful to be alive. Extra security should be taken, and all students should realize that if something tells you that something is going on, trust your instincts!!!!!!!!!!!  Call someone, and don’t be afraid of overreacting or hurting someone’s feelings. When you are mad because you got caught doing something wrong, be glad that someone was there to catch you, because that person or those people could be the one’s to save your life. This should be a lesson to all---- Life is fragile, it can be taken away… Don’t be afraid to live—and I mean that in EVERY context!!!!! Best wishes to all involved.....
~DITRO~ (Diamond in the Rough)

April 17, 2007, 9:59pm • Boone, NC • #908

My heart goes out to all the families of the victims.

“Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon”.  -David Assael

April 17, 2007, 9:59pm • Seattle, Washington • #909

My deepest regrets and sympathy goes out to all of the families of victims and students of Virginia Tech...This tradgedy we will never forget.  The world is weeping with you.  Stay strong, Hokies!

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Jacksonville, FL • #910

I have no connection or relationship with Virginia Tech.  But my heart bleeds for you.  All of you. People may ask where the Lord was when this horrible event took place.  The answer is, He was there, protecting all those who were spared.  I pray for you all.  May the Lord bless and keep you, and give you the coping mechanisms you will need in the days and months to come.

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Palm Bay, FL • #911

I don’t know how to express my emotions to all of you - I just feel the strong need to express my sorrow to all the students at Virginia Tech and for the friends and family members of the victims. I also have in my thoughts those first responders--thank you for your dedication to your profession and the heroic work you do every day.

It is certainly a sad world we live in today.

Kathy Oaster

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Kettering, Ohio • #912

I wish the best to everyone

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Janesville, WI • #913

What a loss of life, for no reason. It really breaks my heart that something like this happens in the USA. 

My thoughts and prayers are with eveyone that has been touched by this.  I hope someday your heart and mind can heal.

April 17, 2007, 10:00pm • Tampa Fl • #914