Condolences, April 18, 2007

All the people affected by this tragedy have my deepest condolence and most sincere prayers. May the lifes taken away rest in peace in heaven. May this tragedy be the beginning of more effective measures against armed crimes. May it NOT be the beginning of discrimination or hatred against any race or group.

Bertram

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Baltimore • #4181

He Had a Family

My heart goes out to everyone suffering from this horrendous tragedy.  As we pray for those affected, I hope you’ll join me in remembering the parents and other relatives of the shooter.  No matter how we feel about him or his actions, he was part of a family.  They must be suffering terrible pain.  No matter what he’s done, this young man was still a human being to them.  I’m sure their loss is incredibly difficult.  They will remain in my prayers.
Pam

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Durham, NC • #4182

I just wanted to say how very sorry I am to those who lost a loved one in Monday’s tragidy. As a student at Northeastern University, I can truly tell you that students across the country grieve with you and are constantly keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.  Many of the college students, from what I hear here in Boston, will be wearing your school colors tomorrow to show our love and support.

Alison

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Boston, MA • #4183

My heart goes out to each and every one of you who have lost so much. What a terrible and horrible ordeal but know that millions and millions of people are sending their prayers and thoughts to all of you affected and may God give you the strength you all need to get through this. I am so sorry for your losses of such beautiful people who had so much promise taken away too soon but now they are all angels in heaven that will now take care of each and every one of you. Remain strong, God speed and you are all being thought of. Take care.

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Canada • #4184

My thoughts are with you and all those who are effected by this incident.  May the Lord be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Toronto, ON, Canada • #4185

So very sorry for your loss. You,your families and friends, are in my thoughts and prayers. May you all be comforted during your time of grief. God bless you all.

Susan O.

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • NY • #4186

This is truly a tragedy, my condolences to the families of the victims.  There is no way to understand your grief and pain of losing a child or sibling.  Instead of moving on, celebrate the lives that were lost and continue to remember everyday how much they meant.  I’m praying for you all..

-Chelan Shero

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Bellingham, WA • #4187

On behalf of everyone here at The Ohio State University I would like to share my prayers and condolences to the entire Virginia Tech community.  I know by standing together you will all be able to cope with this tragedy and go on to live life to its fullest.
The Buckeye family is here for you, praying for the recovery of those injured and peace for those whose lives were ended too soon.
Your strength during this time would make us all proud to be Hokies!  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Columbus, OH • #4188

today i believe everybody has a little hokie in them! we feel for all those effected in the horrible and tragic ordeal! i pray for the families of the victims and all students that had to witness this. all i have to say is stay strong! and pray !

chad

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • eudora, ks • #4189

"Blessed are they that mourn:  for they shall be comforted.” - Matthew 5:4.  Our prayers and thoughts are with those that are mourning the loss of their family members, fellow students and friends.  As you have bitterly wept, we have wept with you.  May God allow us to carry some of your unbearable pain.  While no one could anticipate such a horrific act, we applaud those that acted as our neighboring heroes in Virginia, without a moments hesitation, they made split second decisions to sacrifice or risk their lives for others.  “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” -John 15:13. - Rev. L. Corob - “You have a friend in Pennsylvania”

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Lake Lynn, PA • #4190

I was deeply saddened to hear of the horrific events that took place at Virginia Tech yesterday. My prayers go out for the families of those who lost a loved one in this incomprehensible act.  May God be with you all during this time of grieving. 

Jennifer Welch

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Denver, Colorado • #4191

My heart goes out to Virginia Tech, as well as the parents of the shooter.

Victoria Odolski
Rochester Institute of Technology
Class of 09

April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Rochester, NY • #4192

Condolences to all affected by this tragedy

These tragic events of April 16th,2007 may cause many to have Post-traumatic Stress.... the following may prove to be helpful in coping with Post-traumatic Stress.
First, What Are The Symptoms of Post-traumatic Stress?

Many trauma survivors find themselves reexperiencing the trauma in their mind. Survivors usually can’t control this or stop it from occurring. The consequences may include:

Flashbacks—feelings that the trauma is happening again

Bad dreams and nightmares

A tendency to be very startled by loud noises or by someone unexpectedly coming up to them from behind

A shaky feeling and sweatiness

A pounding heart or trouble breathing

A feeling of upset when reminded of the trauma by something seen, heard, felt, smelled, or tasted

Anxiety or fear—the feeling of being in danger again

Trouble controlling emotions because reminders lead to sudden anxiety, anger, or upset

Difficulty concentrating or thinking clearly

Difficulty falling or staying asleep…
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April 18, 2007, 1:04am • Tupelo, MS • #4193

Everyone at South University in Savannah, GA are keeping all of the Hoakies in our hearts and our prayers. I would like send my condolences to everyone at Virginia Tech.

Misty Gee

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Savannah, GA • #4194

I’m not from Virginia but I want to send my prayers for all of the families of the students harmed by this tragic event. I being a college student could not imagine such horror happening at my school. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, and I hope that you all can pull through this.

Nikki H.

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Eaton Rapids,Mi • #4195

As a native Virginian and as the sister of a current VT student, I send my thoughts and prayers to the entire VT community.  Despite this horrible tragedy, I want to say that the VT community is coming across in the media as united, articulate, and brave.  This horrible event must be taken in and those who were lost must be mourned.  They will be mourned forever.  But please remember: This tragedy is now part of your school, but your school is not this tragedy.  It is more than that and always will be.

Peace,
Jennifer Mathieu Blessington

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Houston, TX • #4196

From a War Eagle of Auburn University to the Hokies of VT...you are all class acts.  May God bless each of you and may God bless VT!

GO HOKIES!!

James Douglas
Class of 1976
Auburn University

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Wetumpka, AL • #4197

this is from one of many kentucky fans you guys have and i know its been a sad time and the clouds are looking dark but the sun will shine golden on your campus again the same way its shining right now on all the ones you have had taken away so soon. my prayers are with you one and all. go hokies r. w. hall

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • fleming-neon, kentucky usa • #4198

The pictures of the candlelight vigil to your friends could not be more beautiful or inspiring.  I’m so sorry for your loss.

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Richfield, MN • #4199

My prayers are with the families and friends who lost loved ones and the rest of VA Tech. May you grow closer together and something good come from this heart wrenching sadness.
God Bless
Megan

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Starkville, MS • #4200

To all those affected by this horrible tragedy:

Our hearts are with you and we as a nation of Americans are greiving as well.  Do not give up hope, God has a plan for everyone in their healing and closure processes.  The brave and strong victims are with Him now in a better place.  Only time will heal the wounds that you all are facing.  Just remember that you have friends and support by your side.

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Bellevue, WA, USA • #4201

My prayers go out to all the families who have suffered from this psychotic event.

There better be a hell. And he better be in it.

-Sam A.

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Forest Hills, New York • #4202

Coming from one close college community, my sympathy goes out to another in mourning. I am deeply saddened that you have to go through this but please know the hearts and minds of my fellow peers on campus are with all of you and we too are shedding tears for you.  To the friends and families of the victims and the whole of the Virginia Tech community you will remain in our thoughts!

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Lawrence, KS • #4203

My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to all who are affected by this terrible tragedy.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.  I especially admire and respect those who put themselves at risk to help others before themselves.  May you find peace and God be with you always.

Laurette L.
George Mason University, class of 2000

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Dallas, TX • #4204

I am terribly sorry to hear about the tragedy that has occurred. I am completing my fourth year at university and will be graudating in June, and it grieves me to think about the students whose lives have been unfairly taken from them and whose bright futures have been shattered. For those of you who have survived this terrible tragedy, please live for the ones who haven’t been fortunate to walk away from this event and always remember them.

I will be thinking about all of you as I complete my studies. God Bless!

Charlene

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada • #4205

As a JMU alum who spent a few road-tripping weekends at Tech (as well as a graduation weekend for my brother from the Vet School), my heart goes out to all the students, faculty, and staff of VPI, as well as the Blacksburg community in general.  This horrific tragedy just goes to show how wonderful and unified the varied Tech community has always been.

We’re all Hokies todays - even if we’re of The Tribe, The Cavs, or The Dukes.

ACG

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Falls Church, VA • #4206

It is always painful to know you have lost someone close to you. It is unfortunate that students and staff of Virginia Tech experienced this on Monday. My thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victims. You will always be in our prayers and in our hearts.

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Mesa, AZ • #4207

I wish to offer my condolences and prayers to the families, friends and fellow students of the those that died. Indeed, I also offer my condolences to the entire Blacksburg community, who will undoubtedly suffer for many years to come because of the dispicable act of violence. My heart goes out to you all. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • Auckland, New Zealand • #4208

I am extreme sorry for the family and riends there at v tech .Please ind the strenght to over come this and carry on with your lives .Let this moment define you as a person and the professionals you are about to become .Good luck to all of you there WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU.
Craig A Stevens President Gulf Coast Contracting Group Punta Gorda Fl

April 18, 2007, 1:05am • punta gorda florida • #4209

I share my condolences, thoughts and prayers from the deepest part of my heart to the people of V-TECH university ans the people of the United States sharing your pain and sorrow......

May them rest in peace and God will have the last word an will judge the guilty.

R. F.

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Reynosa Mexico • #4210

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this horrible time in your lives.

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Long Point, Illinois • #4211

On behalf of everyone I know I just wanted to say how TRULY sorry I am for the monumental loss at VT Tech. This is an important time to tell our loved ones how much we care for them. Right now we are ALL Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Charleston, SC • #4212

Hokie Nation;

Its been hard to watch this while stationed in Florida wishing I could be with my fellow Hokies in Blacksburg to share their pain and suffering.  My thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected especially the families and loved ones of those we all lost.  You will not be forgotten!  Ray Rah VPI
Ryan M Berry
ENS, USN
Class 2005

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • NAS Pensacola, FL • #4213

My prayers go out to the families and everyone that was affected by this horrible tragedy. May all the Victims Rest In Peace.

-Amy-

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Brownsville Tx. • #4214

The years I spent at VT were challenging, exciting, memorable, and at times difficult. However, the friends I forged there are no different than my family - they mean that much to me. VT is a school of people, 32 of whom are gone from this earth but whose legacy will live on through the good works, memories, and souls of their friends and family left behind. All VT students today need to know that all of the country, all over the world there are people who through great distances want to see you overcome this tragedy and achieve great things for future generations.

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • West Haven, CT - United States • #4215

My heart aches right now.  I can’t even begin to get my mind wrapped around this horrible event.  The enemy is strong, but my God is stronger.  May you find peace in the midst of this life battle.

In His Love,
Tracey

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Dallas, TX • #4216

It’s so hard to graspe why something like this had to happen. I offer my condolences and prayers to all students and faculty at VTech. May God comfort, bless, and keep you all. Move forward, be strong, and let this event push you to change the world. Rest in Peace...you will be missed.

SrA Corey Schue
United States Air Force

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Schriever AFB, CO • #4217

I have never been to Virgina. Sadly, your college experience has been tainted, marked and upheaved in a such a way that would make most adults want to give up. I hope you don’t.

You all have shown so much strength and resilience...You are exceptional young people.  I will probably never meet any of you, but your evident love of your community, your words, your tears and your hope to heal, will stay with me for the rest of my life.

I can’t find the words to express how SO very sorry I am that you have had to live through such horrific events.  But that’s just it.  You ARE living.  And LIVE is what I hope and pray you continue to do!

Virginia Tech may have been “the grounds” on which, one “lost” human being inflicted so much pain.  However, I have complete faith that Virginia Tech will be remembered MORE for you students.  For your bravery, compassion and your will to “fly your colors high!”

Please know that your “community” has grown.  Throughout our country and beyond.  And it has grown here, in Bloomington, Indiana.

Respectfully,

Kim Martin
sanibel10noel@yahoo.com

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Bloomington, IN • #4218

To the families, faculty and students of VT...I can begin to imagine the grief all of you may be feeling right now but be assured there is a world including our family who is praying for you all and God now has new angels…

The Bellamy Family

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • #4219

As a parent and grandparent, my heart is sad for those that have lost loved ones.  Nothing can soften the hurt and we will all carry this loss with us. Our prayers are with you.

Jon Eversmeyer

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Derby, Kansas USA • #4220

I just want to share my condolences with everyone affected by this terrible crime. I want them to know my thoughts and prayers are with them all as I know millions of others are doing the same.

I am so sorry for all your losses and be brave and strong as we will all get through this tough tough time with talking, hugging and just being with others that we love so dearly as much as the ones we had to say goodbye to. God speed them all and we, America, as ONE, will unite to help in anyway we can to make those weak become stronger.

God bless and my condolences to all.

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • North Wales, PA • #4221

Thinking of each of you, crying with you, praying with you, sharing in your sorrow.  Continue to love one another, each day is a precious gift...each life a precious life.  God’s blessings to all of you!  With love,

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Arlington, TX • #4222

I would like to extend my heartfelt sympathies to the friends and families of the students who were the victims of Mondays shootings. A lot of people here in Pennsylvania and around the country share your grief. It is difficult to put in words of what one wants to express. There is a saying that time heals all wounds but there are wounds that never heal. The loss of a loved one especially a child is devastating. Please know that I’m thinking and praying for you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Pittsburgh, PA. U.S.A. • #4223

as a dear freind of a student of the VIRGINIA TECH. All OF US HERE IN LAKE PLACID, PRAY, CRY, AND HAVE ALL FAMILY’S IN OUR PRAYERS!!!!! LOVE JOCKO! BLESS YOU RENEE!!!

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • LAKE PLACID NEW YORK • #4224

This is the batle of life, we need to be struggle to keep going. Do Not Give Up. “United We Stand”.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.
According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. FOR TO ME TO LIVE IS CHRIST, AND TO DIE IS GAIN.
2 Thimothy 4: 6-7
Philippians 1: 20-21
Isaiah 55 & John 3: 16
The Holy Spirit…

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • New York, The Earth • #4225

Yesterday tears were in my eyes as i heard what happened at virginia tech my prayers and thought we with the community of virginia tech.  I am so sorry this happened and my heart goes out to you !!!!!!
shannon okeson

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • seattle wa usa • #4226

May all the victims finally rest in peace.

Reema Samaha and Erin Peterson, you are forever Bulldogs, and we will remember you as such. You will be sorely missed among our graduated ranks.

- Richardson Kilis, Cornell University

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Ithaca, NY • #4227

My heart goes out to all the ones involved in this tradgedy. I pray you all find peace and understanding. GOD BLESS YOU! The Carpenter Family.

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Harvest, AL USA • #4228

We are all Hokies!
Even in Arkansas, I am with you.
Love all, serve all.

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • Jacksonville, AR • #4229

From all of us down here in San Antonio, Texas our prayers and thoughts go to the university. This is an extremely shocking event - very hard to grasp. I pray that you all have the strength and hope through this rough time. To the families who lost their loved ones, know that they are in a safer place now out of harm’s way and they are no longer suffering. They are all watching down on us. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:06am • San Antonio, Texas • #4230