Condolences, April 18, 2007

There are no words to heal a family who has lost a beloved son, god will bless you all and make your heart recover from this terrible shock. Only God can make you feel that your son is alive somewhere else, trully a better place and remember that someday you will reunite. Amen
God Bless
Ferreira Family Miami florida
UM Family.

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Miami, Florida • #18498

As the mother of two beautiful daughters, I cannot begin to imagine the pain and grief of such a loss.  The entire world is praying for all touched by this tragedy.  I will be praying for the families and friends of all lost April 16, 2007. 
Joyce Mason

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Chandler, Indiana • #18499

To The VA Tech Family, My deepest sympathy goes out to you all, I don’t have a family member there but it sure felt like it, and I will continue to Pray for the students, staff, and families of those that lost love ones may God be the Head of all those that Believe that through Prayer things change, Keep the Faith, and Know that God will carry all burdens. May God COntinue to Bless and Keep You

April 18, 2007, 4:50pm • Jackson, MS • #18500

The entire Virginia Tech community is in my thoughts and prayers following this tragic event. You have the full support from all of us here at Boston College. God Bless.

Jonathan Pearsall, Boston College ‘08

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Chestnut Hill, MA • #18501

First of all, let me say that as a fellow student living on a college campus, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this time.  I can’t understand how this young man fell through the cracks when there were so many signs of his mental anguish.  If anything, this should be a wake-up call for the system to take the signs seriously so that this tragedy will not be repeated again.  I pray for all the innocent souls who were lost and as a Christian I have to believe that they are now with The Lord and in a much better place than we are.  Take each day, and try to keep living.  I know the people that are now gone would want you to keep going and realize that life is precious and a gift. God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Rochester, Michigan • #18502

To everyone who works and attends va tech my family and I want you all to know that we send our hearts out to you!You all are in our prayers and thoughts! We can not begin to try and understand what any of you have been through and only hope and pray that the ones you lost, as senseless as there deaths may seem were not lost in vain, instead we pray that the lord had a plan and that they were apart of a higher calling in his great plan, that they were that great of people and were that important to him! Angie T.

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • christiansburg,va. • #18503

I’m from VA and even though I have alot of sadness for what happened, I also feel so much pride in the spirit of Virginia Tech students and staff and how they’re handling this. It shows the whole nation what our state and schools are made of and reminds me my heart is always in Virginia. Your staff and students represent us well.

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Houston,TX • #18504

33 people woke up one morning not knowing it was their last.  My heart grieves for what they endured and the ones they left behind.  May they find solace in memories and moments shared with them.  May we all tell those that we love how much we love and care for them because life is so short and sometimes shorter than it should be.  My heart and prayers are with all of you wishing I could ease your pain and burden. My oldest is away in college and I could not imagine the pain that must be in the hearts of the parents and other family members of the victims.  Remain strong and keep them alive in your hearts forever.  They are forever in ours.  Many, many tears for all of you!! God bless you all as you move forward.

M. Mosby

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Hernando, MS • #18505

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of those that were lost on April 16th.  Virginia Tech was and still is the only place I have ever been that has felt like home.

Kevin Riley

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Lynchburg, VA • #18506

To all -

As I follow the media blitz over this unfortunate incident it brings tears to my eyes. 

To those who feel that “there was some way to prevent this” there was not.  Evil is evil. 

To those who lost a loved one, my heart cries for you. 

It is unfortunate that this kind of tragic incident happened.  You are in the prayers and thoughts of millions around the nation and world.

May God bless you and comfort you in your time of sorrow.

RRH

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • San Jose Calif USA • #18507

This tragedy has affected many people not only at Virginia Tech but also around the world. I just wanted to say that the victims, their friends and family, the university and everyone effected are in my thoughts and prayers.

Though it doesnt make sense why or how this all happened, we should not dwell over these thoughts-rather we should focus on healing and forgiveness. Know that although this tragedy is hard to accept, hard to make sense of, and although it just plain hurts...those who have survived will become stronger and will have gained a new appreciation for life.

God Bless.

Shelina H.

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Lethbridge, AB, Canada • #18508

Dear Hokie Family,

Please rest each night, knowing that you’re in the prayers of my family, so that you may rise each morning, take your rightful places in the world, and shower blessings on society that will come out of you strength and resolve to be sources of goodness and peace.

My hopes and Prayers for peace for each and every one of you.

Sincerely yours,

Ernie Luczkowski

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Genoa City, WI, USA • #18509

I just sent my condolences and forgot to sign it.
It was at 4:46 PM from Tampa, FL

My name is Nadia Keates

(I had sent one that said be strong, encourage and support each other.......)

Please add my name to it.  THANKS.

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Tampa, FL • #18510

There are no words to express the sorrow that we feel around the country for the loss at Virginia Tech.  There has been a shockwave in schools and universities around the world.  I can only hope that everyone will return to a normal life.  Good luck.

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Rye, New York • #18511

As a South Korean living in the U.S.A., I am very sorry for the tragic incident and convey my deep condolence to the victims, families and American people. Please know that our entire South Koreans are very very sorry and pray for everyone.

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • From South Korea • #18512

One can only imagine the pain that you are all going through in such a difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Student
Texas State University- San Marcos

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • San Marcos, TX • #18513

The unthinkable has happened.  The heartache is wrenching.  My family sends our love and prayers to the Virginia Tech community.  Hold your friends and family tightly and accept their help during this terrible, terrible time of grief.  We are so very sorry for your loss.

The Edwards Family

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Tampa, Florida • #18514

Having visited your wonderful campus nearly 30 years ago where I was welcomed with a sense of pride and true warmth,it has been so evident to me these last few days that my experience was not unique to that time. That warmth of spirit and deep pride continues to shine even in the midst of such deep tragedy. Please know that the thoughts and prayers of will be with you always. God bless each of you,you are all heroes. 

Erin C.

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Maryville Tennessee • #18515

My heart goes out to all the victims and their families.May God grant the victims family strength in times like this & May God Bless the souls of those killed in this senseless massacre.
We pray to God this tragedy will never happen again.

God Bless everyone at VT , Amen
Pat

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Singapore • #18516

Virgina Tech Family,

Words, thoughts and prayers seem to be distant expressions of sympathy, however, please know that there are so many people around the world who, although miles apart, feel connected to your families and extend our most sincere sympathies for your tremendous loss.  Our lives will be forever changed by the sacrifices made by your families.

I will continuously ask for strength and peace for you as you embark upon this long, painful journey.

Sherrie Fuller

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Kalamazoo, MI • #18517

I maybe a University of Kentucky fan, but I am both deeply saddened and shocked at this tragedy. How could someone commit such a horrifying crime? But my prayers go out to all of the victims and their families and the students and alumni who have gone through these bitter times.
May the good lord be with you always.

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Lewiston, Idaho • #18518

Our Hearts Go Out To Faculty And Students Of Virginia Tech. May God Be With You....

Donald Green

April 18, 2007, 4:51pm • Heflin, Alabama • #18519

Words cannot express the immense sorrow over this tragedy. To the grieving friends and family members, please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Macon, Georgia • #18520

My name is Christine, I am a Senior at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. I just wanted to say how sorry and sadden I am by this terrible tragedy. You are my thoughts and prayers. We as a school have been praying for you. I am truly impressed by the amount of love, and togetherness that you all have shown as a school in face of this awful tragedy. Always know that God is there for you, He wants to comfort you all you have to do is call apon Him. In His Holy Word, He says that when one of his children dies He grieves. So He is right there griving with you. Draw close to Him and be comforted in Him. GCU will continue praying for you in the days and weeks to come. And you all will continue to be in the thoughts and prayers of everyone in this nation of ours. I think that this horrible, horrible crime opened the eyes of a lot of people, especially college aged students to show us that life is fragile,and so very short and we should live everyday as if it is our last. You never know when the good Lord is going to call you home, to be in His loving arms forever.

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Phoenix, AZ • #18521

Hokie Nation-We are so sorry for your pain and loss.  My family is praying for peace and comfort in your times of need.  We love you all.

The Dillon Family
Wolfpack & ACC Family, too.

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Cary, NC • #18522

Unbelievable!!
Know that you are in our heart and thoughts.
I can’t began to understand what a lot of you are going through.
((((((((((((hugs))))))))))))
Glenda Haygarth and family

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Gainsborough, Saskatchewan, Canada. • #18523

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this time of sorrow.  May God bless you and give you strength.

Kristy Harvell

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Portsmouth, VA USA • #18524

For all the people touched by this tragedy, continue to live, to hope and let’s do a world without violence. It’s a shock for everybody and hope this will never happen again, it’s too worst. All my love is for you
S. Bacher

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Quebec (Canada) • #18525

I didn’t know anyone affected directly by this, but I know the entire country was affected indirectly. You don’t ever think something like this could happen. You don’t want to think something of this magnitude will ever happen again. Tragedies like this leave you with a feeling of paranoia; however, you can’t go through life looking over your shoulder, waiting for the next bump in the road to come along. So, to everyone affected by this, stay strong. I know right now life has gotten a lot dimmer, but you have to keep going. It make take weeks, months and maybe even years, but one day lifes going to be better. You have to think that way or else you won’t make it through. I know it’s not that easy, but you have to try.

-Caitlin S.
4/18/07

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Georgia • #18526

-Dear Ones of Virginia Tech--Condolences to you all-Stay wrapped in God’s Love & all of ours as you go through this tragic trial--We all out here in America hold you in our hearts & our prayers!-A concerned Gramma in Illinois

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Milan,Illinois • #18527

i am a middle schooler from new jersey, and i would like to say that me and my friends would like to share how sorry we are for you and we hope this never happens again.... we are practicing lockdown procedures for this reason.

thank you,
stefanie<3

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • new jersey • #18528

I would just like to express my deepest sorrow for all the lost lives and for the horrible experience you all had to go through. Things like this should never happen. Never and nowhere.
May God be with you all and give you all the strength and courage that you need to heal and become stronger.
God bless you!

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Zagreb, Croatia, Europe • #18529

to everyone you.god bless you all.i have seen a lot on tv .and my heart pours out for you all.i pray for you all to somehow manage to get through this.there are not words alone to say how sorry i am for you all losing classmates teachers etc.may god bless you all.and let him guide you all for strength.pray often god is with you all.i hope somehow ive helped by everyone there just knowing how i feel. and knowing your in my thoughts.please move on from this.we sometime cant explain life to well but i can tel u this its precious.you are all prescious students.and teachers.peace for you all

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Wolcott, CT06716 • #18530

My thoughts and prayers are with the whole community and the family and friends of all the victims of this terrible tragedy.  May each of you find strength and courage to survive and persevere.

May God bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Quincy, IL • #18531

We don’t understand why this happened and we never will.  There is so much horrendous pain and grief.  Young lives gone...bright, motivated students.  I hurt for you and with you and all of the families. 

Please remember, Jesus told us “In the world, you will have tribulation… but, I have overcome the world.” Put your tears at his feet and allow him to lift you up.

Becky

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • North Carolina • #18532

i dont go to this school nor do i know anyone who was lost but I feel extremly sad for what happen that day and I pray for all the families that lost someone! Nothing will make things any easier and im sorry for that! Are prayers go out to you all form southern California!
Love to all,
Amber

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Santa Barbara, CA • #18533

May the healing power of the almighty be with all during this time of need. May you find the serenity needed in rememering, “What we have in memory is ours to keep,unchanged. forever.” In our prayers and thoughts Tim,Lori,Zach,Nate Miller.

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Lebanon,Pennsylvania • #18534

I am shocked and saddened that something of this magnitude has happened. You and the families affected are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania • #18535

I am simply just terribly sad.  Sad for you, sad for the world.

My hopes and wishes are for comfort and peace for all of you.

J. Patel

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Lenexa, KS • #18536

From one southern state to another, we here in Georgia are praying for you. I have VT flags and car magnets displayed proudly and get honks and cheers daily as a result. You have people that love you. Stay strong Hokie Nation!

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • Marietta, GA • #18537

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims, the students, faculty and administrative staff of Virginia Tech.  We are deeply saddened by your loss.

April 18, 2007, 4:52pm • New Iberia, LA • #18538

im a highschool student in Canada...i am looking at attending university in the virginia area in two years. The shock that has taken over our community is amazing people have done the most they can to pray for the victiims, their families and all those affected by this horrible tradgedy. I guess we will never know why....but we will always remember the outcome and it was once said “never forget the end even if the path is unclear” i just wanted to let you know that on behalf of my town WE PRAY FOR YOU EVERY DAY......be strong and keep that VT spirit!!

April 18, 2007, 4:53pm • Sault Ste. Marie,ONT • #18539

To the VT Family,

In utter shock and a true lost for words, I try to write this. My heart goes out to each and every one of you. None of us know what you are going through. We can only imagine. I pray that you all stand tall and strong.

~ neVer forgeT

E.Brooks

April 18, 2007, 4:53pm • Washington, DC • #18540

My heart goes out to all involved. I pray for those that actually witnessed this tragic. My heart and soul goes out the the parents who have lost a part of their lives.  Being a parent myself, I just could not imagine what kind of loss it would be. Lots and lots of prayers and thoughts go out to all.

April 18, 2007, 4:53pm • woodstock, illinois, usa • #18541

"Love.  Hope.  Spring.”
Wishing anyone and everyone affected by this tragedy a moment of peace.

April 18, 2007, 4:53pm • Harrisonburg, VA USA • #18542

God be with you as you endure this tragedy. Words fail to express the appropriate emotions that you are experiencing at this time. I only hope that this draws your community closer, and that you will understand that we are not promised tomorrow. Give your flowers to those left behind. Don’t let another day pass without saying your “I love you’s, I’m sorry’s, and I forgive you’s.” And if you need help or someone to talk to, go to the resources that are out there, like churches, counselors, friends, your parents, etc. Most of all, reach for the Lord God who comforts all.
Reese

April 18, 2007, 4:53pm • Ellicott City, MD • #18543

Dear Faculties and student of Virginia Tech: Please my condolences for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are for all of you.This shows how hard is for different cultures to adjust themselves to this society.Being from family with different backround.Parents will not understand you any more and even can’t speak the language very well.This society doesn’t except and understand you.This was and is so sad.As a mother I still wonder what happend and what was going on on his mind.You all were blessed.You are here and we all are so happy,to have you,but Hope this wouldn’t happend again, any where.I wish you the best.Specially for the one’s going to be graduate.GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU AND PEACE BE WITH YOU.

April 18, 2007, 4:53pm • CENTREVILLE,VA. FARIFAZ COUNTY • #18544

TO ALL THE FAMILIES OF VA TECH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS,
GOD BLESS YOU!! BETTER DAYS WILL COME.

April 18, 2007, 4:53pm • CAMBRIDGE,MARYLAND • #18545

I cannot begin to imagine the pain and sorrow that the VT community is dealing with.  Never will any of this make sense.  You are all in my thoughts.

KB

April 18, 2007, 4:53pm • Massachusetts • #18546

Dear Hokies, I Love You all.  My Thoughts and Prayers are with you. I have a 25 yr. old daughter going to Radford University. She loves all of her Va. Tech. freinds so much. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 4:53pm • Crab Orchard, WV • #18547