Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the VTech community. My best friend graduated from VT in 2003, and from her I have learned of the Hookie Spirit that will always live on.
Christina Blair, Salisbury University 2003

April 18, 2007, 2:02pm • Baltimore, MD • #15847

In this time of sorrow and pain, please remember that we mourn right along with you.  We stand by you in spirit.  Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this senseless act.  You will persevere, you will overcome this mountain of grief and get back to the greatness of the human spirit.  MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
Sincerely,
The Pinnock Family

April 18, 2007, 2:02pm • Newfoundland, PA • #15848

To all of the VT Community;
We are so very saddened by what has happened to you. Words are hard to find to describe our sorrow. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers endlessly. We have cried with you and for you. We hope you know that your loved ones are now with God and he will take care of them until you meet them again. God bless each and every one of you.
May peace be with you,
Brian and Lisa Conrad

April 18, 2007, 2:02pm • Kankakee, Illinois • #15849

Gone...but always remembered and never forgotten.

Thoughts and prayers for the Virgina Tech community.

April 18, 2007, 2:02pm • Lafayette, Indiana • #15850

I am the mom of two boy’s in Texas , I can not even come close to your pain and grif that you must all feeling , This has touched the whole country and we pary for you And with you .And hope that God will bless you in every way and in the day and weeks to come.
With profound and deppest condolences
Amy G

April 18, 2007, 2:02pm • Mesquite ,TX USA • #15851

Words are incapable of describing the pain from yet again, another horrific tragedy. Through our loss, let us not forget of our nation’s strength & hope. My profound condolences go out to each of the victim’s family, friends & colleagues. I’m sure you are all looking down at us from Heaven...please ask God, to have mercy on us all.

-Natalie Hernandez

April 18, 2007, 2:02pm • New Jersey • #15852

Prayers are going up for everyone affected by the tragedy on Monday.  May God Bless you & give you Peace.
Mickey

April 18, 2007, 2:02pm • Irvington, AL • #15853

Why?  Why?  Why?

May all VT community and other college/universities in peace with God.

Eduardo Burkhart

April 18, 2007, 2:02pm • Palm Beach, FL, USA • #15854

I am deeply saddened by what happened at Virginia Tech.  My thoughts and prayers go to all the victims, their loved ones, students & faculty members of Virginia Tech and others who are affected by this horrific accident.  God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Canada • #15855

We are deeply saddened by this terrible traggedy.  We have a very close firend who’s a student there and luckily she’s fine.  Our hearts go out to everybody affected by this terrible traggedy.  Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
The Wright Family
Louisa, Va.

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Louisa, Va. • #15856

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at this time.  I pray that God gives you comfort and peace.  Please know that everyone in South Carolina loves and supports you.

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God. For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows. If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.” 2 Corinthians 1:3-7

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Columbia, South Carolina • #15857

My family and my deepest sympathy and condolences to all the families and friends whom lost loved-ones in this incident.

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Smyrna, DE (An Afghan student US) • #15858

We cannot fathom your pain & grief but we share in your prayers & mourning during this tragic event. You are in our thoughts.

Bobby Fernandez
Laurentian University ‘09
@ Georgian College/Barrie Campus

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Victoria Harbour, ON Canada • #15859

As a mother of a college sophomore away at school, my heart breaks when I think of the horror those children must have felt and the grief their families are experiencing. I have been praying for the victims, their families and the survivors. May God bless the souls of the departed and comfort those they’ve left behind.  Rita Rampulla

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Staten Island, New York • #15860

Im in Scotland and would like to pass on my sincere condolences to all the relatives of the students who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy.

I can sympathise as we had an event similar in Dunblane where 15 children were shot and killed with their teacher.

I hope the university can recover quickly for the other students and lecturers to resume life as normal as possible. Once again we express our profound sorrow to the victims and their relatives.

Glasgow, Scotland

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Glasgow Scotland • #15861

HI MY WIFE AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY, OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU ALL AT THIS SUCH A SAD TIME, WE ARE IN THE UK AND IM SURE YOU WILL GET MORE MESSAGES TAKE CARE LOVE LEE JANE AND FAMILY XX

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • ENGLAND • #15862

My 6th grade class and I would like to send our deepest condolences for the loss you have suffered. We have been following the story over the internet and several of the students have been watching it at home on Fox news. We have discussions each morning about the latest news from the university.We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as we all grieve over the loss of your students and teachers.

Steve Perruzzi
Creston Elementary School

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Creston, California • #15863

Our Prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. God Bless and Keep you. The Brewer Family

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Oregon/USA • #15864

Michael Pohle - we will miss you - your neighbors in Sun Ridge.

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Flemington, NJ 08822 • #15865

What a sad day for all parents, all human beings. The victims’ families and friends and the entire VT community are in my prayers.

Cheryl Onderchain and family

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Centreville, VA • #15866

I am sorry to all of the families of the innocent people that were killed in this shooting, I was just confirmed and will pray for you.

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Townsend, Massachusetts • #15867

At 54, I’ve seen many tragic moments in the history of the world where innocence was lost for no reason. Yet, it’s lost reshaped the world becasuse of the spirit that grew stronger out of love & repsect for those lost & those that came together in spirit to rebuild & make changes for the work that remains.

Sadly the events of the last couple of days are one of those moments where my spirit grieves in tears & pulls me closer to God for me & to pray for those that have been effected.

My prayers go out to all for comfort & the hope that greater blessings are given for all those that have been impacted by this event especially the loved ones of those lost.

I will never forget this tragic moment as it reshapes my world like those before in history but like Nikki Giovanni’s speech “we will prevail”. May God bless all of you.

Neil W. Humphrey

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Vancouver, BC, CANADA • #15868

We are in deep sorrow for the tragedy that took place on 16 /04 / 07.  My family and I like to express our solidarity to the fanilies of the killled and wounded members of Viginia Tech and to the University.  Our prayers are for you today and ever.

Enrique, Marcela, Enrique Efraín and Anafernanda González Casanova.

México D.F., Mexico

April 18, 2007, 2:03pm • Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico • #15869

My heart breaks for everyone that lost a family member or friend. We are all praying for you and know you can get through this. Please have faith, it will get you through everything. God Bless each and everyone of you.
Always in my prayers,
Sharon Zajackowski

Heaven no longer is missing it’s angels.

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Cheektowaga, New York • #15870

God Bless Virginia Tech!

As a college student myself I watched in horror as these tragic events happend. I want everyone at VT to know that you are constantly in my thoughts and prayers. I see the victims faces and I am touched by their heroism. I feel as though I knew them and I am deeply saddened by their tragic deaths. My hopes and prayers are with you all. We are all hokies.

-Savannah
JMU student.

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Poquoson, Virginia • #15871

I want to express my deepest sympathy for families and friends of those lost or hurt by the tragic events on April 16, 2007.
My prayers and thoughts are with all of you.

My first thought when I heard about the tragedy at VT on April 16 was the poem written by Desanka Maksimovic called “Bloody Fairy Tale” based on a true event during the WWII, when the whole classroom of students was killed in one day. It shows not only the tragedy of the event, but the courage as well of those who died. I wish I could post the poem but I cant because its too big.

Again, my deepest sympathy, prayers, and thoughts go out to all the families whose lives were attained on April 16, 07.

Ana U
Alverno College Alum

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Milwaukee, WI • #15872

My thoughts, prayers, and love are sent to everyone at Virginia Tech.  May God bring comfort & peace during this tragic painful time!  You are in my heart!  Love & Peace, Beth

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Moundsville, WV • #15873

In this time, think of the yoke. It is designed to distribute, not simply harness.

Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light. (Matthew 11:28-30)

sr

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Friendswood, Texas • #15874

To all the family and student affected in this tragic incident, my heart goes to all of you on this time of needs, my prayers will be with all of you.
Roger!!!!

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Dalhousie Junction, New-Brunswick, Canada • #15875

My thoughts and prayers are sent out to all the victims, friends, and fammily of the Virginia Tech tragedy. God Bless us all! Go Hokies!
Sherry Meadows
SCHS grad of ‘08

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Hinton, WV • #15876

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. You all have shown the world what it means to have amazing, intelligent, courageous character. Stand by your school and each other. It will be a long road...and you will make because you are Hokies!!!
God bless you all!
_The Mullins family

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Troutville, Va • #15877

ASCENSION
And if I go,
while your still here…
Know that I live on,
vibrating to a different measure
-behind a thin veil you cannot see through.
You will not see me, so you must have faith.
I wait for the time when we we can soar together again, - both aware of each other. Until then,
live your life to it’s fullest. And when you need me, just whisper my name in your heart,....I will be there.

Mike Fronczak
Kaplan University

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Lansing, MI • #15878

I have been so deeply saddened from the shear terror that has hit your campus...Please know that Virginia Tech, and each one who knew each victim are in my prayers each and every day...God knows you are grief-stricken, but he won’t make a mountain you can’t climb..Stand together, Be strong, life will go on. You are the Hokies...You will prevail...Best of luck and May God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Bean Station, Tennessee • #15879

Our Deepest Prayers and Blessing go out to you all at the VT campus, the Families, Friends and to our Nation.  God Bless and God Speed!

R. Simons

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Lampasas, TX • #15880

I don’t know what to say, except that my heart and prayers are with all of you. This has affected so many worldwide, including myself. I pray for all of you through the day for the strength to get through. I love you all so much.

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Cherry hill , NJ, • #15881

I have two small children (ages 19 months and 4 years).  I look at their little pictures on my desk, they are so innocent and sweet, they are my babies.  It reminds me that all of those young people who were killed are someone’s babies and it tears my heart to pieces.  My heart and prayers go out to the parents who have lost their treasure.  God will certainly reunite them.

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Goldsboro, North Carolina • #15882

April 16th 2007
Another sad day in our school system,,
Someone choose to show anger in such a disturbing manner,
How to start his day,
Which should not be the American way,
So many lose of young lives,
As familys will always wonder why,
To those injured an lives spared,
God be with you for the rest of your years,
As on April 16th 2007,
One person using self will,
Left family an friends behind,
And Sent 32 incent to heaven,

written by, debora graebner
Everyone is in our prays an thoughts

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Sayre, Pa. U.S.A. • #15883

To all Parents
Edgar Guest
“I’ll lend you for a while a child of mine,” He said.
“For you to love the while he lives and mourn for when he’s dead.
It may be six or seven years, or twenty-two or three,
But will you, till I call him back, take care of him for me?
He’ll bring his charms to gladden you, and should his stay be brief,
You’ll have his lovely memories as solace for your grief.”

“I cannot promise he will stay; since all from earth return,
But there are lessons taught down there I want this child to learn.
I’ve looked the wide world over in My search for teachers true
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes I have chosen you.
Now will you give him all your love, not think the labor vain,
Nor hate Me when I come to call to take him back again?”

“I fancied that I heard them say, “Dear Lord, Thy will be done!
For all the joy Thy child shall bring, the risk of grief we run.
We’ll shelter him with tenderness, we’ll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known, forever grateful stay;
But should the angels call for him much sooner than we’ve planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes and try to understand!”

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Detroit, MI • #15884

The victims and families and the entire Virginia Tech community are in my thoughts and prayers since the horrific events of Monday.

This may not be the right forum for this and please post in the proper forum if possible, but I want to share my thoughts on some of the media coverage.

The fact that Seung-Hui Cho was south Korean or a citizen or alien has no bearing on the facts of this case in the same way that he was short or tall, thin or heavy.  This was not a racially motivated attack because if it had been, he would not have killed another south Korean person.  The only thing his nationality should tell us is that no race or culture is immune to mental illness.  What should be asked is how to diagnose mental illness early and get help for those who need it. 

Diane Whiffen

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Altadena, CA • #15885

Our Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God speed your healing!

Heidi M. Boals

April 18, 2007, 2:04pm • Eaton Rapids, MI • #15886

Our thoughts and prayers go to the families and friends of the victims. It´s such a tragedy what happened!
Ralf and Silke Kruse

April 18, 2007, 2:05pm • Berlin, Germany • #15887

May the Blessed Mother who cradled her Son at Calvary comfort each whose child or spouse was killed.
May your beloved one be “bright shining as the sun” until you meet again.  May they rest in peace.  Amen. Our prayers and hearts are with you.  God give you strength.

April 18, 2007, 2:05pm • Maryland • #15888

The thoughts and prayers of the entire ACC are with you all at this terrible time.  Today, we are all rooting for Hokie Nation.

Maryland Alum ‘04

April 18, 2007, 2:05pm • Washington, DC/Pittsburgh, PA • #15889

TO EVERYONE INVOLVED WE GIVE CONDOLENCES & SYMPATHY, AS A 911 OPERATOR I GIVE THANKS FOR EVERYTHING EMERGENCY PERSONNEL ATTMEPTED TO DO IN AN OVERWHELMING TRAGIC INCIDENT. I FEEL AS EVERYONE HERE HAS WRITTEN BEFORE ME SADDNESS & SORROW.
IN HEAVEN THE PHRASE “GOODBYE” IS UNKNOWN,
WHAT IS MOST EXCLAIMED IS “WELCOME HOME”

REST IN PEACE
You are not forgotten loved one
Nor will you ever be
As long as life and memory last
We will miss thee
We will miss you now
Our hearts are sore
As time goes by
We miss you more
Your loving smile
Your gentle face
No one can fill your vacant place

GOD BE WITH EVERYONE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TERRIBLE ACT OF VIOLENCE

MARY KAY SELLARS, & NICOLE SELLARS
NEW KENT COUNTY VA

April 18, 2007, 2:05pm • BARHAMSVILLE VA • #15890

My Tribe experienced such a tragedy where a young man went to the home of his grandfather, killing the grandfather and his companion and proceeded to the school where he killed several students and wounding many others before killing himself. Our Reservation in Northern Minnesota still grieves for our loved ones.

My condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of the victims during this time of sorrow. 
Stay strong in your faith and it will help you through this.

April 18, 2007, 2:05pm • Isle, Minnesota • #15891

Our prayers go out to all the families that have been affected by this tragic event. “Footprints in the Sand”
During your times of trial and suffering, we will lift you up and carry you with hope and determination.

April 18, 2007, 2:05pm • Barrie, Ontario Canada • #15892

I am so very, very sorry for all of the loss and pain. I’ve just cried non-stop for you.  I too lost my daughter in a shooting at a mall June 22, 2005 in Aurora, Colorado.  Your lives will never be the same.  There will be days that you will cry terrible and days that you will live your best for them.  I would say to everyone tell your family and friends you love them everyday.  Do your best everyday and keep their memory alive!!!

Much Love,
Melissa Martinez
Colorado

April 18, 2007, 2:05pm • Centennial, Colorado • #15893

As a parent of a child that was killed by the hands of another person, I know how and what you feel.  I pray that each of you will find strength and comfort as you go through the grieving and healing process.  Lean and trust on the Lord for your needs.....he will help you through this difficult time.  I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers as will the rest of the nation.  May God Bless each of you

April 18, 2007, 2:05pm • Laurens SC • #15894

May God bless those of you who have lost family and friends. The world is watching, and we are praying for you. I’m 28 years old and just 3 years out of college myself. I’ve lost 3 uncles and my father since then. It’s been really tough. Just know that there are many people in this world who share your pain and do understand. Our hearts cry aloud as well. We all bleed red and we all cry tears.

God Bless,
Jonathan Carter

April 18, 2007, 2:05pm • Huntsville, Alabama • #15895

I and my family deeply regret this tragic incident that happened on Monday at Virginia Tech. In this hour of grief, I pray for all the students and concerned staff who lost their lives. May their souls rest in peace and Almighty God give strength and support to their near and dear ones.

My urge to the student community and all concerned at Virginia Tech would be to come up strong from this incident and move ahead for the good cause of the nation as well as the world. 

Thyagaraj E&E Graduate & Manager Business Development

April 18, 2007, 2:05pm • New Delhi - India • #15896