Condolences, April 18, 2007

Hokie Nation-
Never Forget.
Where your maroon and orange with pride and love knowing you are a proud Hokie.
We are one.
-someone who is thinking about virginia tech all the time

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Roanoke, Virginia • #14347

I wanted you to know that I work for a church in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida area.  We are all shocked and saddened by the shooting.  We are praying in our prayer time every morning for the parents, students, faculty and friends of those killed.  May our precious Lord and Savior comfort you and fill you with His peace as you all mourn this horrible act.

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Fort Lauderdale, Florida USA • #14348

Dear VT Community,

We are deeply saddened by the loss of the these young, bright minds, and by the loss of those who helped to mold them. 

Live is unfair sometimes, but through this adversity, we will come back twice as resiliant!

In our thoughts and prayers,

The DeMonte’s

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Force, PA USA • #14350

Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Virginia Tech.

The Gendron Family

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • California • #14349

I am so sorry for all the Virginia Tech family and
friends that are grieving right now. It is a terrible thing this man has done. Let us all learn
and move on to keep our children safe, and push for legislation to have law enforcement and university police to communicate better. My heart
goes out to all of you and I pray God will give you the strength and comfort to live very productive lives as you all so deserve. God Bless each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Hudson, New Hampshire • #14351

My heart and prayers are with you in this most horrific time. I graduated from Blacksburg HS and attended a few classes at VT while attending a nearby school. I have many wonderful memories of the beautiful town, and campus. Please know that the love and support of the world are directed to you in this time of sorrow.
Arlene Zintel Mingle
Lutz, FL

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Lutz, FL • #14352

4/16/2007 - a date that will stay in all our minds.

My thoughts are with all students, staff and those that have lost loved ones. I deeply hope that sharing your inner pain and feelings with others is going to help you to cope with this tragedy.

The world could tell by the convocation as well as the candlelight vigil that there seems to be a strong VT community able to support each other - keep up that remarkable spirit!

Chris

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Germany • #14353

My heartfelt condolences. This tragedy breaks my heart. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Michael

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Cherry Hill, NJ USA • #14354

My deepest sympathy to everyone who was affected by this event. I hope this will bring the entire university, the state and country together as one! My prayers and thoughts are with all of you! GO HOKIES!! We will prevail!

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Elliston, Virginia • #14355

It’s hard to imagine how this terrible tragedy has come about. But in tragedy it is clear, from the many kind words on this website, lies an incredible spirit to rise above and care for one another.

Like so many we have shed tears in our home for those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and best wishes are with you in your time of grief.

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Shanghai, PRC • #14356

Im a spanish student. April 16th shooting in Virginia Tech. shocked me. I just want to say the victims, injured, familiars and all the other students: You have to be strong now. Im with you mates.

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Madrid, Spain • #14357

i am going thru some hard times right now but it is nothing in comparison to what you are going thru i am so so so sorry you are in my prays
god bless

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • stkitts&nevis (in the caribbean) • #14358

My prayers and condolences go to Daniel Perez Cueva’s family and the other unfortunate victim’s families. I am from Peru and graduated from the University of Houston in December 06.  I have completed my dream of receiving an education and becoming a professional.  I am saddened that Daniel Cueva was not given this opportunity.  My heart goes to the Cueva’s family for having the courage to leave their country and give Daniel a better future.  Te extrañamos Daniel y te queremos con todo nuestros Corazón.  Que dios te bendiga.

Chris – Tu hermano Peruano

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Houston, Texas • #14359

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH EACH & EVERY ONE OF YOU!  WE CANNOT IMAGINE THE PAIN AND SORROW YOU ARE ALL GOING THROUGH.  WE HOPE THAT THROUGH ALL OF THE PAIN AND CONFUSSION THAT YOU ALL KNOW HOW MUCH YOU ARE THOUGHT OF AND CARED ABOUT!

GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU!

WITH ALL OUR LOVE,
DARIN & MICHELE HOBBS

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • DOVER, DE (USA) • #14360

On behalf of me and my family, we would like to extend out deepest condolences to all the families that were affected by this terrible tragedy. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely.
The Lopez Family

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Florida • #14361

My deepest condolences to all you people at virginiaTech, this is a moment where we can say “ i’m so gratefull to be alive...and i know that god wants me in this world” you will stand and fight and do not let this tragedy stops you...we are sad enough to know that you will be stronger day after day...minute after minute..because your 33 friends, brothers, sisters, sons...will be there right with you watching you..., let’s show them how much you love them but not crying, instead living life and make them feel like they can LIVE through you..because you are VIRGINIA TECH, YOU ARE ONE, YOU ARE ALL, and when one is not there...he will live through you… YOU ARE VIRGINIA TECH AND WILL NOT LET ANYONE TAKE THAT AWAY…

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • alex, El Salvador • #14362

My heart goes out to everyone affected on any level for any reason in reaction to the horrific and senseless acts of this disturbed individual. I am a VT student who has never been prouder to be one as I am right now, considering how we have come together in such a way that truly shows our Hokie Spirit!! We will continue to grieve and mourn but in the end we will perservere as Hokies around the world.

As Nikki Giovanni so eloquently stated, “We will continue to invent the future.....We Are Virginia Tech”. God bless everyone and please take 32 seconds of silence today to remember those innocent victims that were taken from us WAY too soon.

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Blacksburg, VA ~ Wallingford, PA • #14363

To all the Virginia Tech College Students & family members and the Community:

Our prayers and our thoughts are with you all.  May God be with you and comfort you. 
CA & JR Becker

April 18, 2007, 12:31pm • Port St. Lucie, FL • #14364

May god be with you during this very difficult time. As healing time begins look toward your friends and peers for comfort and support. Its the best kind of healing anyone can receive. As a freshman student at Columbine during April 20, 1999 I know how sad this time is. Please be strong and unite with your classmates to remain the strong VT community that you are. God Bless

- R Wolfe
CHS Class of 2002

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Littleton, CO • #14365

Dear VT Students and Family,

I just wanted you to know that you are not alone in this time of tragedy. The entire world is praying for each and everyone of you. You will never forget the friends lost and the memories will stay with you forever. I lost my nephew 2 years ago and I still laugh today because of who he was and what he wanted out of life. He was the guy that made everyone laugh and only wanted everyone to love each other. I pray that you all find the strength to go back to school and continue the education that you all deserve. The world will be a better place because of you all. Show the world that VT will stand proud and tall and continue to do what is best for each and everyone one of you.

Page

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Euless, Texas • #14366

I read up on how the “Hokies” came about. I have been told for the longest that there is no “I” in team. Hokies is another word for team, a team with unbelievable spirit. I know Virginia Tech will overcome this unexplainable tragedy, my family and I send out our prayers desiring that you all gain comfort and continue on with your dreams (careers).
“God Bless the Hokies"and their families.

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Danielson, Ct • #14367

May you find peace in this tragic and sorrowful time!!

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Seoul, Korea • #14368

I am neither a student nor alumni but yesterday I watched the televised service and cried with you. Yesterday, the nation was a Hokie.

God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Cincinnati, Ohio • #14369

1 Corinthians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort; who comforts us in all our affliction so that we may comfort those who are in any affiction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. I am miles away from VT however I am a recent college graduate as is my husband. We just want to say to the victims friends and families that when the dust settles and the media have long gone,in those quite nights in your home, Our Heavenly Father will lift you up and give you comfort and peace. If you don’t know who he is, please take this time to find him. He is the one that will give you a calming sense of peace for your tragic lost. You will forever be in my prayers.

Mr and Mrs Christopher Robertson

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Houston, Texas • #14370

I send all the families of this tradegy love and light and to tell you you are in our hearts and prayers.
Ted and Lhynn Nevarez

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Lincoln, California • #14371

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at Virginia Tech.  I know that the presence of these people will be felt on your campus for a long time to come. 

O Lord, bless each of the families affected by this tragedy, and give them comfort during this dark time.  Bless also all of the VT faculty, staff, and students who struggle with what has happened and who will continue in the spirit of Hokie pride.

Laurie Fowler
University of Alabama

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Tuscaloosa, AL • #14372

My heart goes out to the students, faculty and most importantly, to the families of those individuals who lost their lives in the April 16th shooting.  Words cannot express my deep sadness over such a terrible loss of life.  As a parent, I cannot begin to imagine the overwhelming sense of sorrow that is being shared by all who have lost a loved one.  Please know that the entire Virginia Tech family is in my thougths and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Emmetsburg, Iowa • #14373

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I can not imagine the grief you are feeling. May GOD bless you all.

Todd, Stephanie, Joey, Stephen and Emily

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Terry, Mississippi • #14374

My deepest condolences go out to the immediate families of the victims, the friends, faculty and everyone at Virginia Tech. You are all in my prayers and I hope God gives you the strength you need to cope and get through this tragedy.

-A. Thomas

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Atlanta, Georgia • #14375

My deepest condolences to all the families, friends and anyone else who has been affected by this tragedy. I am not religious, but I do believe faith and spirituality will help you pull through this. The world is sending their prayers and love. Stick together and be strong VT!

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • London, ON, Canada • #14376

As a nation,we are all deeply touched by the tragic events that took place at Virginia Tech. As a parent & teacher, I understand the pain and sorrow this community suffers & wish that somehow I could take it all away. That not being possible, I am left to offer my deepest sympathy and prayers for those who must suffer so great a loss as this.
May the Gods and Goddesses be with you all during this time of crisis.

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Denver, Colorado • #14377

Our prayers are with the VT Community, as my daughter had posted on her away message “today - everyone is a Hokie “

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Hagerstown, MD • #14378

my condolences go out to all the people who died and hurt by this tragedy. And my family and I and are prayers are with you..GOD BLESS

Charity, Makalia, Jayden & Patrick
(LINDER FAMILY)

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Harrisburg PA • #14379

Just wanted you all to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time, America shares in your grief.  Hopefully you will all find peace, once the healing process begins. 

God bless you all!

Karen

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Rhode Island • #14380

Watching the VT community cheer for the Hokies in your darkest hour yesterday was humbling.  You should be PROUD, so proud of yourselves for handling this unspeakable event with such grace, unity and dignity.
Peace to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Plano, TX • #14381

I send all my condolences, thoughts, and prayers to the family and friends of all who were lost. May God be with you all in this time of tragedy. May he wrap his arms and send his angel to be with you at this time.

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Pittsburg, Ca • #14382

My heart pours with condolences to all the families that lost their loves ones. I just can’t understand why it took for the shotter to take his owen life in order for the killings to stop. Why wasn’t he not stopped? Why?  I am so afraid for the safety of my own children. I use to think schools were safe, but now I ask myself, should I home school my kids? There has to be a stronger game plan to avoid this tragedy to ever happen again.  The schools needs more security. Our future (kids)needs our protection.

April 18, 2007, 12:32pm • Gastonia NC • #14383

My memories of Norris Hall are fond and I find it so very difficult to reconcile them with the horror that occurred there.

There are so many people and things to weep for.  What I choose to weep for is the so very human ability shown by so many kids at the convocation, the ability to be with each other in silence, to hold each other and weep for what they have no choice but to weep for.

My heart breaks for each and every one affected by this tragedy.

S. Vranesh-Fallin, 2002

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Las Vegas, NV • #14384

I would like for the Virginia Tech family to know that my family and I are holding you in our prayers for the losses you have experienced. The loss of any life is too high a price but the loss of young lives is so tragic, the potential of a life not lived to its full potential. May you, through God’s grace, overcome this tragedy and grow ever stronger. My best to all Hokies.

Terry Phillips
Princiapl
Clyde High School

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Clyde, Texas • #14385

I can’t even begin to imagin what all of you must be feeling. Always wondering if it could could have been you dead. I thank the lord that more were not killed. I hope you will get on with your lives after this whole thing is over!
Megan

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Winston salem Nc • #14386

Sharing your pain during this most tragic time. May God bless and help comfort you during this difficult time.

Tommy

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Ware, Massachusetts • #14387

My heart goes out to all of the families.  Some of the brightest and most talented people in the world have been lost in this sensless tragedy.

May God bring comfort to all the Virginia Tech Families during their time of sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Suffolk, Virginia • #14388

My family and I wish to extend our most heartfelt condolences for the loss of each and every person that has been so affected by this horrible unthinkable tragedy. Word cannot express how I feel inside.  I want you all to know that you are in our prayers.

May God be with all of you at this sorrowful time.

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Philadelphia, PA • #14389

My heartfelt condolences go out to the families of the victims and to the college.  As an EMS volunteer, you see horrible things, but I cannot imagine the devastation that occurred on your campus.  To the staff and students, please take advantage of any crisis counselling that is offered to you.  You may not feel like you need it at this time, but trust me it can sneak up on you at any time.  Talk about it now while it is still fresh in your minds.  It will help you immensely in the future.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Clear Spring, MD • #14390

Please know our prayers and thoughts are with all of you & your families. Your loss runs deep in our hearts, so Keep your eyes on the Lord and He will see you through your sorrow.....pray also for Cho’s family...I can not imagine what they too are going through.
We pray for the speedy recovery of the ones in the hospital, as they have a long road ahead.
May God bless and keep you all!
The Rogers

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Charlotte, NC • #14391

I attend the University of Puget Sound which is also a small school.
When we heard about the horrible shootings we were in shock.
Know that you are in everyone’s prayers. No one can explain or know why someone would do something so terrible but together, as a community, you guys can make it through this.
It makes me sick that I can’t do more to help ease the incredible pain you must be feeling, but please know that our hearts are with you.
God bless.

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Tacoma, Washington • #14392

To the Community of Virginia Tech,

This is a parent’s worse nightmare. Trust that God will see you through this horrific tragedy. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Ellicott City, Maryland • #14393

We cannot imagine the sorrow you are all sharing.
You are in our thoughts and prayers. Be strong for each other and with the prayers and help from one another you will get through this.

Art and Janice

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Cobourg, Ontario, Canada • #14394

May you find peace in this tragic and sorrowful time

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Seoul, Korea • #14395

Dear Hokies,
I am so sorry for the tragedy that has came upon you during what is supposed to be the best years of your life.  There is nothing I nor anyone else can say to take your pain away.  I can promise you that you have a country supporting and praying for you everyday.  Keep your heads high and know the ones you lost may be gone physically but are with you every moment of everyday.
Bridget Cain

April 18, 2007, 12:33pm • Yadkinville, NC • #14396