Condolences, April 18, 2007

As you can see by all of these post you are all truly in each of our hearts. I don’t know anyone from VT but I can tell from seeing to people on t.v. that you will all pull together and get through this terrible tragedy. Those who are not with you now in person are still with you in your hearts shining a light on your path. God Bless.
Cheyenne 21

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • La Follette, TN • #4081

Dear Virginia Tech, families, friends and everyone touched by this tragedy,
Your grief is palpable, yet your grace is a wonder to us watching you. The strength you’ve conveyed during these early days and your faith will help you through the journey you will face.
Today at my elementary school we discussed among our staff how to make our campus safer, how to protect our beloved students and how to reach our marginal children who may be taking the wrong path. This moment has changed us and we will use it to better our world.
Dawn Jette

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada • #4082

My extreme condolences & prayers go out to those involved in this horrific tragedy. Although I did not know the victims, I know m grandparents will take great care of them in heaven.
Don’t Cry For Me
by Pearlie Duncan Walker
When I’m gone; don’t cry for me
I am not dead; I’m in sweet eternity
I’ll live forever; I’ll wait for all of you
When it’s your time; it’s what God would have us do.
He called my name; He said come home
I did not die; please do not cry; I will no more roam
I’ll be by our Savior forever; soon, you too
We’ll walk in the light; praising God in all that we do.
Do not mourn for me; I have sweet victory
I’ll walk in Gods’ garden; and glories see
I am not dead; He set me free; an Angel called to me
Its beautiful here; Heavens’ full of cheer; you’ll see.
I did not die my love; I only went ahead
I knew you’d understand; though I know this, you’ll dread
That will pass too; do all God would have you do
Maybe up there God will let me have; a glimpse of you.
I did not die, so do not cry; I’ll meet you here one day
Jesus will send an Angel to bring you to me; all the way
Our love is sure; our hearts are strong
I did not die, so please don’t cry; I am home.
Copyright 2006

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Corinne, Naples, FL • #4083

I have been totally numb since I heard about the shootings on Monday.  I am a graduate.  I always felt safe when I was in school.
Don’t let the actions of this one deranged individual cause the Virginia Tech and Blacksburg communities to live in fear.  Have faith in God that he will keep you safe.  The families of our fellow Hokies that lost their lives and the ones that were injured will be in our prayers.  More than ever we need to be united as Hokies.  May God bless every one at Virginia Tech.

Dennis

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Clearbrook, Virginia • #4084

May God bless the departed souls who did nothing to deserve this tragic ending.God Bless you and give strength to your families to bear this loss.You will be forever in the prayers and thoughts of the world.

Shravanthi
April 18th,2007

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Albany,NY • #4085

The prayers of many are with you in this time of great loss and sorrow! We are all rallying for you. Today,tomorrow, and this whole week I will be among millions of students who will say they are Hokies in rememberance of this great loss!

God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Idaho • #4086

Be Strong and God will help you.Pray.

Vinicio Liriano
A.S.S BUS W/ MIS

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Bronx, Ny -- • #4087

I feel very sorroy for the tragic incident and may god bless with all the peace to u all

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • India • #4088

To All the victims, family members, students, staff and alumni of Virginia Tech, I am an alumnus of Florida State University and bleed Garnet & Gold as you might surmise. The pain and loss that you have experienced is something very difficult for me to imagine but I want to express my deepest condolences to each and every one of you. As a strong and loving University Family, you have shown tremendous strength and courage in the face of this horrific event and I am certain that you will continue to move forward with a renewed sense of resolve to propel Virginia Tech to even greater heights than you may imagine. During this time of healing, Florida State University and The “Seminole Nation” are proud to stand in support of you all. Today we are all a part of The “Hokie Nation” God Bless and keep you all!
Ted Williams, FSU, Class 1976

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Monterey, CA • #4089

My prayers are with all the people of Virginia Tech.  Nothing one can say will compensate your loss, but know that you are in my thoughts (and in the thoughts of everyone, everywhere).

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Vancouver, B.C. Canada • #4090

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you attempt to recover from this tragedy.

- University of Tennessee Health Science Center
College of Nursing

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Memphis, TN • #4091

I am so sorry that this tragedy happened. No school deserves what you have gone through. I just want you to know that you have support and love going out to you all over the country. You all are in my thoughts and prayers and I have faith that you will get through this and Virginia Tech will be a happy place again someday full of smiles and laughter

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • ilion, New York • #4092

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this terrible tragedy!  May God be with each and every one of you!

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Lancaster, PA • #4093

I did not go to VT or any college, but my prayers are with all! God bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Midlothian, VA. • #4094

Deepest condolences in the wake of these tragic shootings.
You’re in our thoughts and prayers.
Today, we are all hokies.

“God didn’t promise days without pain, laughter without tears, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way”

-Lori Eagleson, 20 years old, Canada

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #4095

Thoughts and prayers are with you from Middle Tennessee State University!!!  Our hearts are so heavy with the news of this tragedy!

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • MTSU, Murfreesboro, Tennessee • #4096

To the whole Virginia Tech family stay strong by showing the country how strong you all are by pulling through!  I believe in Virginia Tech, from University of Tennessee.

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Knoxville, Tennessee • #4097

I’m starting to cry as this webpage loads for me to add my condolences here. I can’t say enough; I know no one can. I am grieving, and I wish I could comfort each and every Virginia Tech student, staff, and faculty member. My heart is with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • South Pasadena, CA • #4098

To the Virginia Tech community, I send all of my prayers, my thoughts, and my love. Lean on each other. Take the time you need to begin to heal. It is true that you will never be the same, but remember: you are Hokies. Stand tall. Stand proud. Know that the world supports you, just as I do. May God bless each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Chestertown, Maryland • #4099

I have been closely following the events at VT.
The content of the news-media reports, the expressions on the faces of the students, and the first-hand/eyewitness accounts of the shooting speaks one-thousand books about how horrific and numbing this event has been.
Perhaps it is meant to be that “time”, “prayers”,
“mourning” and other non-medicinal “pills-and-salves” will be the things that bring healing and closure to what now are VERY DEEP “wounds”.
If a quick-acting “take-this-pill-and-get-over-it” remedy were available, it would only serve
to dehumanize both this tragedy and similar tragedies in the future.
I live in Pennsylvania: but right now my heart, thoughts and prayers are at VT.

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Pitcairn, Pennsylvania USA • #4100

To all involved in this terrible tradgedy, my thoughts and prayers are with all of u at this time.....may u all get through this together and God bless all of u, my heart truly aches for all involved.
Tammylee Grant

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Miamisburg, Ohio • #4101

"If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I would walk right up to Heaven
And bring you back again.

No farewell words were spoken,
No time to say ‘Goodbye’,
You were gone before we knew it,
And only God knows why.

Since you’ll never be forgotten,
I pledge to you today-
A hollowed place within my heart
Is where you’ll always stay.”
~Anonymous

My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Abby

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Wisconsin • #4102

To all the families affected by this horrific crime....
We are thinking of you across the world, and our hearts go out to all of you....We will be deeply saddened for a long time to come and we will keep all of you in our prayers.....

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Fowlerville,Mich • #4103

We have seen their faces, heard their stories, and lament with you all- their friends, teachers, and family.  My heart goes out to all the families who lost a loved one on April 16th. Know that we here in Nyack College are praying for you unceasingly. May God continue to hold you close in His arms during this time of sadness.

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Nyack, NY, USA • #4104

I will cry today
But tomorrow I will smile
It is not wrong to smile
I smile out of your memory
For what you gave to me
I will cry tomorrow
Over the memory of your face
I will weep in sadness
Just at the thought of you
I hope you were not scared
I hope you know that you are loved
I hope for you

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Vancouver, Canada • #4105

Indeed this is a great tragedy! None would have ever thought that this would occur in the daylight and while students were busy at work with school and finals! As individuals we will never know what those families and students who lost a friend/loved one at VT are going through, we may cry but we will never feel that pain as much as they do, therefore we pray that God will comfort those souls who lost their lives. We pray that they are in a better place. God bless and may God just heal the school! Amen

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Kansas City,MO • #4106

It is an American tragedy, but everyone around the world is sending out our best wishes to the family and friends of this horrible event. I am from Canada, and I could not go anywhere without seeing the pain in peoples eyes for the victems. God Bless!!

Laurie Brooks

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada • #4107

I send my deepest sympathies to everyone involved in this tragedy. Our entire country is thinking and praying for you. Try be strong in the face of despair.

God Bless,

Rob

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • University of Minnesota, '07 • #4108

Nagyon Brutál!

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • #4109

OUR LOVE AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE LOVED ONES LOST, THEIR FAMILIES AND FRIENDS, THE STUDENT BODY AND FACULTY OF VIRGINIA TECH AS WELL AS THE TOWN OF BLACKSBURG.ON BEHALF OF MYSELF,MY WIFE KIMBERLY, AND MY SONS DALE AND MICHAEL,
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

April 18, 2007, 1:00am • SAVANNAH, GA. / CHATHAM COUNTY • #4110

I am a mother of 3 children, we watched the news in horror and disbelief. Our prayers go out to the students, those who lost their lives and the ones left to mourn their loss. May all who were involved in the horrific massacre know the world is praying for you. We pray for your healing. May
God bless you and hold you in his hands.

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Powell River, British Columbia, Canada • #4111

My thoughts and prayers are with Virginia Tech.  My brother graduated from there and Virginia Tech is a part of me.  At a tragic time like this it is so wonderful too see the whole nation to gather like this to unite as one.

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Racine, Wisconsin • #4112

We, the members and friends of Fairmount United Church of Christ, Wichita, Kansas, send our deepest and most heart-felt prayers to Virginia Tech. University and VT’s extended family around the world. We believe that death is something that happens IN life, not TO life.  We embrace you across the miles, our brothers and sisters in the human family.  The Rev. Michael Poage, pastor, Fairmount United Church of Christ, Wichita, KS

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Wichita, Kansas • #4113

I send out my deepest sympathy and condolences too all the students and families of loved ones who lost their lives April 16, 2007. Va Tech has always been known to me as a strong school filled with excitement and strong educational backround. Though the events of this day are yet both horrifying and very saddening, the Hokie nation will push on. God bless all the people who survived and for those who are no longer with us or barely hanging on, we will forever praise your names in our hearts.

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Lawrenceville, Va. • #4114

Every one in this country is praying with everyone at VT. Evil can never be explained.  Our prayers are with everyone at VT

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • St. Peters MO • #4115

I share my deep condolences with those who have faced the great loss in this incident. I feel really sad when I think of those precious lost minds. Time keeps changing, the sea is never calm always and nothing remains constant. We need tpo keep gng…

Abhishek S

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Bangalore, Karnataka, INDIA • #4116

Dear Hokies,
I am praying for you.  I am also praying for your family and friends.  It is such a tragedy what has happened to you.  You have so much prayer pouring onto you.  Things like this take time to heal, but just keep praying and continuing to go on.  You will be prayed for a long time.  Never forget these tragedies but keep them close in your heart.  You in my thoughts and prayers forever and always.

Elizabeth

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Smyrna, TN • #4117

Let the world see us in our grief. Let them see men and women, black, white, Asian, Indian, Arab, Hispanic, European, African, Jew, Muslim and Christian, embracing and offering condolence to one another. Let the world hear the words of sympathy and sadness and love and, yes, words of forgiveness unrehearsed and heartfelt expressed eloquently and sincerely by students at Virginia Tech who call themselves “family.” Let the world wonder at the absence of hatred and cries for vengeance. And let it understand that the students of Virginia Tech are free to express themselves as they choose, and to pursue their ideals without constraint and to believe what they believe without fear of reprisal. Let them see rising through the grim fog of tragedy that has befallen the campus of one great American university in the hills of Blacksburg, Virginia, the resolute goodness that is America and is a beacon of hope for the world.

Michael Hepler-Smith
Georgetown University, 1971

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • #4118

Having taught for 35 years, I know the feeling that teachers have for students and what teaching really means is a sharing and bonding that goes far beyond anything academic-I cannot even begin to put into words what that means to you all but my prayers and thoughts are with you and yours. May you find that peace that goes beyond understanding. Larry

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Gibson City,Illinois • #4119

My heart aches for all those affected by this senseless tragedy.  I had Professor Loganathan when I was at Tech and he was one of my favorite professors.  My husband and I actually met in his hydraulics lab.  He was passionate about teaching and actually made learning fun!  But more importantly, I remember him being a caring person.  He and all of the others will be missed.

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Folsom, CA • #4120

I cannot say anything at this time and want to show my deep sorry. And I am sure VT will be remembered as the source of hope and miracle in the future.

Steven Lee

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Seoulo, South Korea • #4121

To the families of the precious ones that were lost, the strong survivors, and the Virginia Tech community~
I am so, so sorry for your loss of loved ones and the horrific day you all went through yesterday. As I watched the news cast, the only thing I could do was sit and cry. This just breaks my heart and my soul cries for all of you. I have been praying for all of you, asking God to comfort you and keep you in His loving care helping to ease the pain and suffering. Please accept my deepest sympathy. I dedicate this poem to the precious lost ones, their families, and friends. God bless all of you. <3

Kim Stoddard

I Am Not There
by: Unknown Author

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there. I did not die.

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Topock, Arizona • #4122

Our hearts ache like it did almost 6 years ago on 9/11...a blessed JMU grad myself (86’), I had and still have many good friends who made VT their college home or have children who now call VT their “home”.  In your home you should forever feel and be safe from harm.  Memories of this day will be forever etched in our hearts with tremendous sorrow and sadness, for the victims, and the survivors. Everyone of you are loved and cared for by millions of people you’ll never meet...know there will be many cheering for your hearts to heal...to continue the “Hokie” pride...to show your continued strength and willingness to pursue greatness at one of the most pride-filled schools I know!  Senseless tragedy, yes...but you will go on to prove that VT IS a place to feel safe, and call home.  Our son dreams of being a Hokie in 4 years and now, more than ever, do I wish that for him!  God bless each of you.

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • S. Shuster, South Riding, VA. • #4123

To all of Virginia Tech’s students, families and alumni,
I do not know anyone at Virginia Tech. I would just like to let everyone know that I think about this situation quite often and that I am praying for everyone who has gone through this terrible event. Just remember that there are millions of people thinking about and praying for all of you who have lost someone close. My heart is with all of you.
-Brittany

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Rockford, Illinois • #4124

I pray that God blesses the family & friends of these students & all the VTech family. May their souls rest in peace. This is truly a tragic occurrence.

K. Boothe

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Kingston, Jamaica • #4125

To the Virginia Tech Family
In such a trying time of sadness and dismay , May you look to the Lord for guidance and support and know that there are many in this world who are supporting you in Love and in our prayers. God Bless you all.

The Leesman Family

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Cincinnati, Ohio • #4126

I did not know it was possible for a group of students to handle themselves in front of the media so eloquently and intelligently under such trying circumstances. I have never been more proud of an American Institution than I am of VT.  God Bless

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Keswick, VA • #4127

I was sad to see the horror that took place and have to say my heart is with all of you and the families of the people who did not make it. They all looked so nice, and friendly i wish i could have known them even just for a little while. all i can now say is try to be strong they would want that.xx for the 32

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • England • #4128

"God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear thought the earth give way....The Lord Almighty is with us”
May God be with all of us during this time of sorrow and may we not draw on him for the strength that we will all need to move forward. May we move forward with peace and love in our hearts and honor the memory of those we have lost and cherish all of those that we still have in our lives.

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Bristol, Va • #4129

To the Friends, family and victims of Virginia Tech,

My Heart goes out to all of you, As the world mourns the loss of your loved ones. May god watch over the Hokies, your Community and our nation as we heal

Trust that god has your loved ones hand and is helping them thru the gates of heaven for they are now free
(POEM)
I’M free

Don’t Grieve for me for now I’m free, I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call, I turned my back and left it all.

I could not stay another day To laugh to love to work or play. I’ve found that peace at the close of day.

If my parting has left a void, then fill it with remembered joy. A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss, Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.

Be Not burdened with time of sorrow I wish you the Sunshine of tomorrow. My Life’s been full. I savored much, good friends, good times, a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief, Don’t Lengthen it now with undue grief. Lift up your hearts and share with me, god wanted me now he set me free.

“Although we are far apart, We will always be together, For we share the same earth and the same sky.”

April 18, 2007, 1:01am • Indiana • #4130