Condolences, April 18, 2007

My Thoughts and prayers are with the families, student,staff and the entire Virginia Tech community. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:40pm • Phoenix, AZ • #15497

If you think you are beaten, you are;
If you think you dare not, you don’t;
If you’d like to win, but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost,
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.

My prayers are with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 1:40pm • Poughkeepsie, NY • #15498

My prayers and deepest condolences go out to all the families who have lost their loved in this tragedy at Virginia Tech.
I attended Blacksburg Highschool in Blacksburg VA, and went to the Virginia Tech Library from time to time if I needed to do some research for school. This place has a very special place in my heart.
God Bless Virginia and Virginia Tech

April 18, 2007, 1:40pm • Brooklyn, NY • #15499

Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty and the families at Virginia Tech.

May God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:40pm • Hebbronville, Tx/Jim Hogg • #15500

I was deeply saddened and surprised when I wook up Monday morning and saw the news.  I am a student myself, I cannot imagine how I would have felt if God forbid something so terrible would occur at my campus.  Students should be safe and feel at ease while they are in school.  I don’t have words to express my sadness.  It is indeed a tragic and heart breaking incident.  We are all devestated and afraid at the same time that something like this can happen again.  May God be with you all students, faculty, and especially to those families who lost their loved ones.  You all are in our prayers and may God give you the strength to cope with the loss and go on.

Mia

April 18, 2007, 1:40pm • Bronx, New York • #15501

Unable are the Loved to die
For Love is Immortality,
Nay, it is Deity --

Unable they that love—to die
For Love reforms Vitality
Into Divinity. - Emily Dickinson

Cecilia, English Major, Virginia Tech Class of 1989

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Warrenton, Virginia • #15502

Our prayers of hope, strength, and love are with everyone at VT affected by this horrible tragedy.  It is not enough to say that we are sorry but it is all that we have.  Too many young lives full of promise have been taken far too soon. God Bless you all with his love and grace.  May you find strength in the memories of your children and peace in knowing that they are in a better place where you will one day meet again. 

From Alabama Tide
The Lotts

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Alabama • #15503

Being a mother my heart goes out to the families and students that have to deal with such a tragedy. My prayers are with the victims, families, friends and community in hopes that you know God is with you during this very sad time. It is very sad to know that there are no safe places anymore.

- Diane B.

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Baltimore, MD • #15504

All of our thoughts and prayers are with the families and the students from Virginia Tech. We work at a daycare center and can’t begin to know what you are going through. Please know that you are not alone and we are always thinking of you.
There will always be a special place in all of our hearts for you and the students who were taken from us.

Kindercare Learning Center

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Germantown, Maryland • #15505

I cannot tell you all how very sorry I am for your losses. However, I have to say, I am so proud of how the Hokies have handled this horrible time. I haven’t felt this close to Blacksburg since I graduated in 82. Best of luck to all!!

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Brightwood, VA • #15506

To all the kind and generous people of the VT campus. My prayers and thoughts go out to you. It has really hit me in suprise because I live just about an hour to and hour 1/2 out of blacksburg, VA and this has just happened to close to home. Love you all agian and my prayers go out to you as students and facalty.

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Patrick County, VA • #15507

I am deeply saddened at this tragedy and my prayers go out to everyone in the VA TECH family.  May God bless each of you, bring you comfort in your grief and give you strength in the days to come.  I am sure I speak for every Texas Tech Red Raider when I say we are all Hokies today.

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Lubbock, Texas USA • #15508

I would like to share my thoughts and feelings with the students and the staff at Virginia Tech. When I first heard about the shoootings what came to my mind was colombine high school. Then i began thinking we are not safe were we think that we are.

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Hempstaed • #15509

Many thoughts and prayers are with all the Virginia Tech families at this time.  Words cannot begin to express the sorrow the whole country feels for you now.

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Cumberland, RI • #15510

Our family has all of you in our thoughts and prayers. We do not have anyone that attends your school, but it is a terrible event that has touched people all over the world. Please know that you will find deep within yourselves, the courage, strength and honor to go forward from here. Take the time you need to be with your family and friends, as those will be the ones to help you.
God Bless....The Mullinex Family

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Mooresville, NC • #15511

We are a group of Christian in Quebec and we want you to know that we are praying for you. We were sad to learn what happened, it remembers us memories of a similar event happened in september 2006. God helped us during this test and we know that He can helped all the families through this tragedy. All our prayers, thoughts and support goes to the families and victims of this tragedy. May God console and keep you through this event.

Josue Meilleur

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Laval, Quebec, Canada • #15512

Please know that the entire VT family is in our prayers.  Know that God is there when you call upon him to ease the pain. 

From the Driscoll Cathollic High School Family

April 18, 2007, 1:41pm • Addison, IL • #15513

My family spent 7 years living in Blacksburg as a part of the Virginia Tech Family, while my husband earned his PhD and was a post-doctoral associate. Our time in Blacksburg was the best time of our lives.We still consider it to be “our home”. Blacksburg is an amazing community of people bound by Virginia Tech.There is no place in the world I’d rather be. We wanted to extend our sympathies to all of the families and friends of the victims of this horrid tragedy. We will continue to pray and have our family community of Blacksburg in our every thought.
The Lowers,
Marcia
Brian (PhD, VATECH, Biochemistry)
Brittany (10)
Cailey (10)
and Hannah (7)

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Richland, WA • #15514

Our most sincere condolences to the Virginia Tech family on the loss of your fellow students and facility.  You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.  May God Bless You All.

The Johnson Family

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Waldorf, Maryland • #15515

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who were lost in Monday’s terrible events and with the whole of the Virginia Tech community as you persevere through this tragedy.

God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Suffolk, VA • #15516

I am truly sorry for the tragedy that has happened to VT and the surrounding community.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Know that you are not alone and that you are in America’s heart.

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Ohio University student • #15517

I would like to express my condolences to all of those affected by this tragedy.  This tragedy has been felt by people all over the world.  You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Tara

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • St. John's, Newfoundland Canada • #15518

My family and I are heartbroken over your unimaginable loss and will keep you in our prayers. While nothing in this world is guaranteed, please know that one thing you can count on is that so many people around the world care deeply and ache with you in their own way, as we know this could have been any of us. I hope the accounts of selfless bravery on the part of some of these great people we lost too soon will inspire others to pick up where they left off- to excel, to achieve, to make the world a better place, and to care about others. These were all bright, dedicated, talented people and the world is now diminished without them. We lost many wonderful souls that day who will now love their families and friends from the comfort of God’s arms.

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Centreville, VA • #15519

The students, faculty, and staff of Virginia Tech are in my thoughts and prayers. As a student, I can’t imagine the shock and sadness that the school community is experiencing at this time. It is obvious that the students are able to rally together to support each other. I can only say that reaching out to family and friends is the greatest remedy to help some people during this time of grief and loss.

Respectfully,

Suzette
Graduate Student-University of Southern California

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Los Angeles, CA • #15520

I’m writing you from France and i would like to express my deepest sympathies for families and friends of those lost or hurt by this tragic event.
The French nation is horrified by this tragedy. I would like to share my condolences and thoughts to all the victims.

Tania

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Besançon France • #15521

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families, friends, and staff associated with this tragedy.  We offer get well wishes to everyone in area hospitals for a speedy recovery.

The Hunt Family

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Kent Island, Maryland • #15522

I can’t imagine what the families and friends of VT are going through. It is a parent’s worst nightmare.  Having four children of my own, it really hits hard, knowing that this can happen anytime, anywhere to anyone.  It makes us all realize just how precious life really is. 

Hope the families find comfort in knowing that God must have needed more angels in heaven to watch over and guide those of us on earth!  I will continue to pray for all the students, families, friends and staff of VT.
With deepest sympathies,
MED - Weymouth, Massachusetts

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Weymouth, MA USA • #15523

To the VA Tech families of the victims, students, faculty, staff and community—This was such a horrendous senseless act that we just don’t know what to say, except that we feel your pain and our hearts go out to all of you with our deepest condolences. May our Almighty Father comfort you and help you heal at this time of sorrow.  We will keep you in our prayers.

The Cruz Family

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Colonia, NJ - USA • #15524

We grieve with you. Our prayers and thoughts are with the students and families who have lost loved ones at Virginia Tech.  May God bless you.

Bakersfield, CA.

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Bakersfield, CA. • #15525

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims’ families, friends, and everyone in the Virginia Tech Family.  Take care and God bless.

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Long Beach, California • #15526

WE HERE AT YALE ELECTRIC SUPPLY HARRISBURG PA ARE SADDENED BY THIS TRAGIC EVENT, OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES AND LOVED ONES. THEY WILL BE GREATLY MISSED!!  ANN

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • HARRISBURG, PENNSYLVANIA • #15527

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Seeing the shots of campus and remembering my time there is heartbreaking and I cannot imagine the terror of all this.  Words seem little comfort at such a time, but all we have.  Know that God is there and be comforted.

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Leesburg, VA • #15528

As the mother of a son attending Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas, My family and I share in your anguish that our children were not safe where we once thought they would be.  Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech, and we wish for some peace for everyone there in the knowledge that for awhile, everyone is a Hokie on the Wildcat campus.  God Bless You.

Susan Smith and Family

April 18, 2007, 1:42pm • Manhattan, Kansas • #15529

There are no words. His mercy endures forever. We grieve with you. We pray that you receive comfort during this time.

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Austin, Texas, USA • #15530

I am devestated by the loss your whole community has experienced.  I cannot imagine the loss and grief the families of the victims are feeling.  My prayers go out to everyone at Virginia Tech.  Stay strong and turn to God for comfort. 

Summer T. from UNC Charlotte

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Lexington, North Carolina • #15531

I am so, so sorry to hear about this tragedy. I’m half a continent away, but the news has had a greater emotional impact on me than I would have imagined. I have probably never met or will ever meet you, but please know that my thoughts are with you.

-A UCSD senior

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • La Jolla, CA • #15532

My thoughts are with all of you and your families. This was a horrific tragedy.  I live in a major metropolitan area with several prominent universities, and I can’t help but think about all of the talent and youth that is now no longer here to help shape and mold our country.  I hope that the collective body of VT will see the need for gun control.  It is the young voters who can really warrant a change, and now is the time to do it.  We really need a strong moral code and we need groups of people to stand up for those changes. One person like myself won’t even make a dent.  It is my hope that after the shock has worn off, that you will honor those people who lost their lives, with creating major changes in policies, and government, so that these tragedies will not happen so frequently. 
I am very saddened by this, and I honestly hope we will see the greatness that can come out of the VT student body; creating a wave of change. 
Sincerely, Liz

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Evanston, IL • #15533

Dear Virginia Tech students, families, faculty, and staff

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Know that your resilence and support of each other in this sad time will help you persevere in this tragedy.  Your strength has moved us all and know that you will get through this tough time. We have all learned valuable lessons from this tragic event.  We will never forget those who have died and we will heal by remembering the good memories that they have left us.

Pilar Lopez

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Homewood, IL • #15534

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and everyone else involved in this horrible situation. As Clemson fans, all of us in the ACC can pull together and be strong for one another. With love and Support:
Andrew and Allison Mundy

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Greenwood, South Carolina • #15535

Your shock and pain is being felt around the World - you are not alone.

May time bring healing and peace to those this has personally touched.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • United Kingdom • #15536

My prayers and heart felt condolences go out to the families, friends and loved ones of every person that has been affected by this event.

Sincerely,
Laura Yoo

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Queens, New York • #15537

I send my love and support to all those affected by this tragic event.  My thoughts and prayers will be with all of you.
God be with you,
Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Houston, Tx. • #15538

My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy, you will not be forgotten.  You are in the thoughts and prayers of many.

-Erin Zimmerman

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Baltimore, MD • #15539

Even though I graduated from a California college back in 1991, I feel as if I am a college student today, grieving for the loss of my fellow classmates, my friends, my Hokies. 

When something like this happens we all become a community, a community who grieves along with our neighbors.  Today California grieves with and for Virginia.  I cannot imagine what these Virginia Tech students, faculty, families and the community have experienced this week, the sheer horror of it all. It is too much to put your mind around. 
We grieve along with each and every one of them.  My heart aches for so many families who have lost their precious loved ones in such a brutal way. 

We are all classmates today, fellow Hokies, as we reach out to Virginia Tech. I pray for each and every one of them today, for the living and for the lost. 

With Deepest Sympathy,
Sharon

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • San Jose, California • #15540

I just want everyone at Virginia Tech to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.  I think of you everytime I go by any school.  Just look to God above and he will be there for you.  I hope you all take care and remember that the COUNTRY is thinking about you and praying for you.  Remember that Somebody’s Praying You Through.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!

Kris

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • North Carolina • #15541

In our thoughts and prayers,
Branch, Cecilia, Addison, Sadie, Lucas, and Ethan

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Fauquier County, Virginia • #15542

To: All Family Members and the Virginia Tech Family,
My deepest condolences to the Families of the students who lost their lives so young.  At such a time, it is difficult to find words that will truly comfort those who have experienced such a tragic and shocking loss.  May each of you look toward God and allow Him to ease your sorrow.  Remember your loved one and charish their memory.  For they are in each and every one of you.

God Bless!
Cheryl

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Bowie, MD • #15543

We’re sorry that your loved ones have been taken away from you. We hope that Viginia Tec and all of the families receive love, hope and peace from God. We hope that you will feel better and that your loved ones will have peace in heavan.

Grade Three students and their teacher,
Miss Alexia Tsavoussis
Queen’s College Primary School,
Nassau, Bahamas

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • BAHAMAS • #15544

To the Virginia Tech family and the community of Blacksburg,

The thoughts and prayers of West Virginia Wesleyan College are with you. There is no way that we can understand the magnitude of your loss, but know that we are with you in this time of need. Stay strong, remember, and keep moving forward.

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Buckhannon, West Virginia • #15545

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. 

Angel’s Tearsby Saige

It is raining
A soft, warm sprinkle
I do not look for cover
They are angel’s tears
A nectar from heaven
I watch as small puddles form
Miniature streams begin to flow
Two join forces becoming one
Streams of my mother’s tears
Combining their strength, their love
To give me guidance and hope
The sun peeks from behind the clouds
Rays of promise for a new day
The rain subsides
The streams continue on
Gathering force to become a river
One day to merge with my raging torrent
In hopes to one day become
A peaceful and tranquil lake

OhSaige
-S-S-

Dont worry because through everything, you’ll become closer, cry together, be together, and get over everything together, it may be very hard, but God is holding youre hand and walking and of course crying as you lean on his shoulder.

--Andrew

April 18, 2007, 1:43pm • Dallas, Tx • #15546