Condolences, April 18, 2007

I cannot say enough to ease your pain, but just know that my love and concern goes out to you all. After darkness and horror comes light and love.  Please know that I care.

April 18, 2007, 4:38pm • Dayton, Ohio • #18298

Times like this brings the best in all of us, we all are god’s children, color, race, sex, ethnic backgrounds means absolutely nothing to almighty. He looks upon us with one clear vision. It is a terrible thing that happened to such a innocent yet brave students and staff of VA Tech. Your loss is our loss and we will keep everyone in our prayers.
Suresh and Reshma both from Fiji Islands migrating in Tracy, CA and Richardson, Texas.

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • Tracy, CA • #18299

My heart breaks for each and every brother & sister in Jesus Christ that was taken from this world too soon. My friends and I are sending a text msg. on our cell phones that will hopefully spread across this great nation of ours. Please pass it on to everyone you know....  33 children woke up yesterday & did not know that would be their last day alive...life is short so I love you and pray for you..pass this on 2 let others know u care.  k.swafford

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • Montgomery, AL • #18300

May your sadness and sorrow be healed; and your strength become stronger.  Lost loved ones cannot be replaced, but the memories shared will be with you forever.  Never lose hope.  God bless you all.

Matt F.
North Attleboro, MA

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • North Attleboro, MA • #18301

The Lord giveth and he taketh away.
For those of you who have lost loved ones…
I mourn for you.
For those of you who have hatred in your hearts…
I pray God touches and heals you sorrow.
For those of you who seek revenge on all because of the actions of one…
I pray you search your hearts for what is right.
Wide is the path to descrution. Narrow is the path to righteousness.
May the Lord continue to bless and be with those who have been taken from us.
And may the love of the VT community and this nation help to heal those who have lost special loved ones.

In memory of God’s children who were lost in this tradgey.

Peace*Love*and*Prosper*

Nicholas Williams

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • Bellevue, WA USA • #18302

I am a staff member of a large university in the Midwest. I just want to let all friends, family, and college personnel of VT to know that we grieve with you. You are in our thoughts and prayers. This event has deeply saddened the world. Those that were lost will not be forgotten. My heart aches for you.

Sincerely,
Grace Lewandowski

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • IL • #18303

Dear Virginia Tech Community,

You have my deepest sympathies. Try and use your sorrow to become closer to each other. In that way, some good will come out of this tragedy.

Stay strong,
Grant Catton

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • Brooklyn, New York • #18304

Dear Virginia Tech students, faculty and staff,

We are all Hokies.  I’m a University of Virginia student and we have a friendly school rivalry.  However, we are all Hokies during this tragic time.

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Best,
Kevin

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • McLean, VA • #18305

I know these words cannot bring back those you love and miss. I know these words cannot make you feel safe walking around your beloved campus. I know these words will not make the pain go away. But I pray these words from those around the world will give you HOPE.

God Bless the Hokie Nation,
from a fellow member of the ACC
Shannon G. (FSU alumni)

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • Largo, Florida • #18306

I can’t believe that this happened.  It saddens me to hear about it and to wonder what the 33 victims would have been doing at this moment today if this tragedy hadn’t happend.  You will all be missed by those who love you.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families.  Best wishes.

Sincerely,
Leslie R.
(Humboldt State University student)

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • California • #18307

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who are affected by this horrible tragedy.  An incident such as this makes my heart sink as it did on 9/11, when so many innocent lives are taken from us too early.  Please remember that you are not alone during this time and the American citizens are grieving with you.  During this time, we are all part of “Hokie Nation.”

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • St. Louis, MO • #18308

My prayers are with all the victims and their families. God Bless you all.

God Bless, Kandy

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • Cochran, Ga • #18309

We would like to share our condolences to the families and everyone at Viriginia Tech. our prayers and thoughts are with you all! May God Bless You All!

April 18, 2007, 4:39pm • New Bedford, MA • #18310

As an alumni of Virginia Tech I am deeply saddened by Monday’s events.  My heart goes out to all those who lost a beloved friend or family member in this tragedy.  May God grant you the strength to get through this difficult time and may you feel comfort in knowing that the world is thinking of and praying for you.

Christine Moser

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Alexandria, VA • #18311

To the Virginia Tech families and friends,

I am deeply sorry to hear about the tragedy that has happened to you.  I want you to know I am thinking about you guys and pray for a peaceful recovery.  God Bless, Always!!!  Shannon Joyce

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Green Bay, WI • #18312

To all students, faculty and staff at Virginia Tech,

As a student all the way over in Vancouver, Canada, and an American citizen, I am shocked and profoundly saddened by the unfathomable tragedy you have suffered. I know the thoughts and prayers on all university campuses across North America are with you right now.

Avery Poole
(student at the University of British Columbia)

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Vancouver, BC, Canada • #18313

I cannot imagine the pain and sadness all of you students and teachers are going thru. I am so sorry for all of the families that lost a son,daughter,brother or sister. I will pray that you all have the strength to get peace back into your lives in due time.

Diane Klein

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Richton Park, Illinois • #18314

I work for Pennsylvania Higher Education AA and I am mournful all the wonderful students that were lost in this horrible event. I deal with college students on a daily basis for my job and it is hard to get phone calls regarding this horrible event. My prayers are for the surviving students and faculty as well as the families of the victims.

Dawn Flynn

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Harrisburg, PA USA • #18315

To the Virginia Tech Family,

You are all in our prayers everyday and in our thoughts.  May God bless each and everyone of you.

~Josh, Crissy & Grant Malin

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Weyers Cave, VA • #18316

I would just like to share my condolences to Virginia Tech and Families, my heart was heavy w/ sadness when learning what occured on your campus.
I work w/ children and before their lunch we always sing a prayer and i want you to know i took the time to pray for you. I have suffered loss in my family eight people within three years and i could not have made it without prayer and FAITH. I promise to you all that GOD has you in his arms and will lift you from this darkness and pain. Our whole nation is praying for you.

God Bless You.

SAMANTHA

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Louisville,Kentucky. • #18317

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THE STUDENTS THAT WERE LOST IN HORRIFIC ATTACK,
BE STRONG!!

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • CANADA • #18318

You are all in my prayers.

Kellen

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Lewisburg, WV • #18319

My name is Kati and I’m an 8th grader at a private, Catholic all-girl’s school. This tragedy has affected us very much and we pray for you a lot, don’t worry. We are all thinking about you and because we are in MD, we know people involved in this tragedy as well. We will never forget, nor will we ever stop praying.

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Baltimore, MD • #18320

I along with the world community watched in horror as the tragic events unfolded. As I remembered my time at Tech, I was overwhelmed with sorrow and angst for the parents waiting and hoping. I know with God’s help you will endure this tragedy.

Jim Peacher ‘69’

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Summerville, South Carolina • #18321

Sadness beyond beleif!!

How could a student with a suicide watch be allowd to continue this beautiful campus!!! I am just full of saddness and anger for the families that lost loved ones - my uncle’s sister’s best friend was among the ones murdered!!!

The U.S.A Must get stiffer Gun Law’s..

They Must…

We Pray For You All!!

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada • #18322

From the darkest day in Virginia Tech history, we must not let this day be forgotten, but rather turn our emotional sorrow into something positive. We must strive to build a better Virginia Tech, a better nation, and a better world. We owe that to the fallen students and faculty. I am so proud of how the students have handled and represented themselves. Each of us needs to “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

God bless the victims and God bless Virgina Tech.

Michael VT Alum

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Richmond, Virginia • #18323

im am so sorry for what happened..most of these people didnt think that the morning that they woke up was going to be the day that they were going to die..we just have to stay REALLY strong and fight through it all i dont think any of the dead ones want to see us greave..as long as you beleive in god anything can happen anyone could get thru anything just keep god in their mind..i promise evrything is going to be ok..

_mucH_lOvE_

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • doraville ga us • #18324

As a staff member and presently the mother of two University students of a major east coast university, I grieve with you and will continue to say many prayers for the victims their families and the remaining VTech Community.  Do not let this destroy you.  Be strong and keep your heads held high.

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Miami, Florida • #18325

Our heat felt condolenses go out to all at VT, we pray for all to find the strenghth to get thru this time, God Bless you all, Mike Goss and Family

April 18, 2007, 4:40pm • Winchester, VA • #18326

Many prayers and thoughts from the AGGIES down in Texas.  Nothing can describe the amount of sorrow we feel for you at this time. We will never forget and we will continue to raise you up in prayer. We are one school in one nation right now and we feel your pain. God Bless.

Melissa Brewer
Texas A&M 2002

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Texas • #18327

To all those who fell victim to this terrible tragedy, may God shine his light upon you and bring you home.  May the loved ones of those victims know that they are in our prayers and find the strength to move on from this terrible tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Ottawa, Illinois • #18328

I just wanted to share a quick poem for everyone to read:

Tragedy

Once again we have been struck with a tragedy
Lives have been lost in a selfish act
These lives were our future
They were our role models
We never think how short life can be
But the VT students and faculty thought just that
Lives have been lost
A man with no heart and armed with a gun
A man who later took his own life
An easy way out, yes indeed
But now he will have sorrow and grief for a million years to come
We will go on and we will go on TOGETHER

My prayers are with anyone and everyone who has been affected by this. I hope we can find comfort in our friends and family.

Sincerely,
K.K.

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • San Jose, Ca • #18329

to the v tech community,

you are in our prayers and thoughts of the whole nation. and i am sure you will pull through this his with the hookie pride. god bless you all and remember never let evil win.

casha seals and family.

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • gainesville florida • #18330

I was just in the beautiful city of Blacksburg for the first time on business last Monday.  It is hard to believe that something so horrific could happen there.  This is a story that you hear happening on the other side of the world not in our own back yard.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been turned upside down by this tragic event.  Remember to lean on those who love you and they will be the rock to keep you afloat.  Best Wishes, Jamie

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Barnhart, MO • #18331

I am praying for all of the VT students, faculty, administrators, campus police, families, friends and all others saddened by your loss.

As a staff member at a large university on the West coast and a mother of a college student, my heart is heavy for you.

Please know that California is with you in spirit.
God Bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Sacramento, CA • #18332

I feel so saddened by this trajedy, and my thoughts and prayers are with you all. Let’s also say a prayer for the family of this young man who not only have to grieve for the lost of their son but also have to carry the burden of what he did for the rest of their lives.

May God be with you all.

Barbara

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Orlando, Florida • #18333

Dear Hokie Family and Friends:

I share your sorrow and sadness and know my thoughts and prayers are with you.  May memories of your loved ones comfort you and help ease the grief and loss you feel.  God is with you.

With deepest sympathy,
Ken ‘82

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Ashburn, VA • #18334

I would just like to send my condolences, and prayers to you all.

Adam & Sue Wylie

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Birmingham england • #18335

My prayers go out to the Virginia Tech community. May you all come through this tragic event stronger and proud to be a Hokie.

God Bless,
LC

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Denton, TX • #18336

Mis condolencias ante el lamentable insuceso vivido.
Carlos Delasio (Docente de Universidad de la Rep├║blica - Montevideo - Uruguay)

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Montevideo, Uruguay • #18337

I know that I can speak for everyone at Penn State in saying that you are on our minds and in our hearts.  I just visited VT a few months ago and commented on how similar it was to PSU.  As such, I would like you to know that you have 44,000 people thinking about you and feeling your pain.  As some of the students here have been saying, “44,000 of my buddies and I got your back, VT.” Today, we are all Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • State College, PA • #18338

To The Virginia Tech Family:
We cannot express the magnitude of sorrow in our hearts for those lives lost and the families who lost their loved ones.  We pray that God will comfort them and also the HOKIE family during this most horrific time. We know that what we say does not make a difference to you now but PLEASE KNOW PEOPLE REALLY DO CARE ABOUT EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU.  GOD BLESS!!

The Shay Family

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Galesburg, IL USA • #18339

I REALLY DON’T KNOW WHAT TO SAY . . .THOSE SLAINED WERE LOVED BY MANY AND NOW THEY’RE GONE AND MANY ARE LEFT TO GREIVE.  I GREIVE.  THOSE KIDS DREAMED OF MAKING THIS WORLD A BETTER PLACE.  THAT’S WHAT COLLEGE IS FOR.  IT’S SUPPOSE TO MAKE YOU BETTER MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY THAN YOU WERE BEFORE YOU CAME.  WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO THOSE DREAMS NOW?  LET’S ALL DREAM FOR THEM, OKAY?

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Richmond, CA • #18340

i and my family wish to express our grief for you. you are in my thoughts and prayers each day and will remain there for the longest of times.
sincerly,
dianna mathews and family

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • tampico,illinois usa • #18341

To all students, families, friends, and staff at Virginia Tech, I offer my condolences and prayers.
so sorry,
Madeline Woodruff

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Oregon • #18342

I am shocked and feel saddened with this tragedy. I hope this would be the last school shooting. May God bless you all. Please keep your faith in life and have the serenity and strength to move on.

Yingzhen Li

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Brighton, MA • #18343

I pray for the victims, their families and friends.The tragedy made me sad and sorry.I wish no shoot and no blood in the world for the rest of our lives.

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Tehran,Iran • #18344

Although I didn’t know any of the victims involved in this terrible Tragedy that ended so many lives on Monday April 16, 2007; my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to each and every victims family and friends.I know that no words or gestures can ease the pain that each of you are feeling at this time. But my hopes and prayers are that each of you will hold on to the good that these wonderful VT students and staff brought into all of their loved ones, and everyone around themes lives. Take comfort in the fact that you will see your loved one again in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ. Live each and everyday in memory of your loved one, live the life that was so tragically taking from them far to early.

God Bless You All <3

And I would like to challenge everyone who reads this to spread PEACE and Humanity to every person who crosses your path. Not just for the next week, but for everyday that you are here on Earth. This tragedy and so many just like it shows what can happen when someone holds to much anger and lets evil in their hearts. Let the anger pass, and move on with all the happiness yet to come in your future.

With my deepest and strongest condolences,
Crystal K.

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Boones Mill, VA • #18345

From an alumni of Marshall University, a school and community with so much in common.  Brothers and sisters and friends go to both schools as many others throughout… We feel sorry and pain with you.  It is not up to comprehension but through experience we can say that there is always a reason and to trust the Lord.  As our community and school has done, you shall rise out of the ashes to glory.  This will only strengthen your school and community ... later… but for now know we all need to remember the good times and memories and never forget for they shall never be forgotten as long as you remember and pass on your memories from generation to generation.  Our prayers are with anyone and everyone involved.  GOD BLESS you all.

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Charlotte NC • #18346

Please remember that it still is a beautiful world in spite of the very very few who would try to make it sad. My thoughts and prayers are with your community. From all of us in Canada to you in the U.S.

April 18, 2007, 4:41pm • Barrie, Canada • #18347