Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of the students and faculty lost and injured on Monday at Virginia Tech. I hope time will help you in your healing. Again, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

MSK

April 18, 2007, 5:03pm • Mount Carmel, PA • #18748

Please know that the campus of Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Mount Vernon, Ohio is praying for everyone involved in this horrendous and disgusting tragedy.

God Bless you all.

Brad Jerew

April 18, 2007, 5:03pm • Mount Vernon, Ohio • #18749

I don’t think that anything i say can help cure the pain that you all feel. I simply hope that you know that we pray for you. The innocents who died won’t be forgotten nor will the pain ever be less. You never get over a situation like this...you learn to live from it. I wish you all the best and may GOD BLESS every fallen soul and all those who survive them in their heart.

-G. Roman

April 18, 2007, 5:03pm • Bronx, New York • #18750

Seton Hall University Sends our Condolances Prayers and Wishes for each and every student and their families to stay strong. Through every rainstorm a rainbow will soon appear.

~SHU

April 18, 2007, 5:03pm • South Orange NJ • #18751

My thoughts are with you - it’s a tragedy. I find it so hard to imagine how it is since I never really tried something that close to me.

I read some of the comments - and a couple of them had biblical quotes or references in them. I myself believe that it’s important to have faith - in this case faith in life going on someday. Someday you’ll see the light in the end of the tunnel. This is my very fave biblical quote:

Faith is the assurance of things hoped for… the belief of things yet not seen (Hebrews 11:1).

April 18, 2007, 5:03pm • Greater Copenhagen, Denmark • #18752

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community, especially those who lost loved ones.  I hope that your memories of them will help you through this very difficult time.  God bless you and heal you now and always!
Sincerely,
Suffolk University employee
Boston Massachusetts

April 18, 2007, 5:03pm • Boston Massachuetts USA • #18753

To all that lost someone or who all was injured all my prayers go to you and your families.hope that all heals sooner then later.wish i could have met all of you.its so depressing of what has happened.good luck with all this.

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Sandy, OR • #18754

I want to express my deepest sympathy and condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy.

As an alumnus of VT, I know what it means to be a part of the Hokie Family and to know that you all will pull together and make it through this.  The Hokie Nation is a proud one and will surpass this like many other obstacles.

I LOVE my school and you will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Katy Lawlor
VT Class of ‘03

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Ashland, VA • #18755

I am a Canadian that has recently graduated from Saint Franics Xavier University, I have nothing but prays for all families that have lost a love one in this horrific act....God give you strength and hope.

Lisa C

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Canada • #18756

When there’s gun-fire and blasts,
Lives wrecked in a mad-mans task,
In the hurt and the grief
Many children believe,
We have a cure.
There’s illness and sorrows
Lives wrecked, not tomorrows
In the hurt and the grief,
Many children believe,
We have a cure.
Politicians and their policies,
Lives wrecked, nations politics,
In the hurt and the grief,
Many children believe,
We have a cure.
Parents toil and strife,
Suffering other pitfalls of life,
In the hurt and the grief,
Many children believe,
We have a cure.

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Shannon • #18757

You will remain in our thoughts and hearts.  Stay strong Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Morgantown, WV • #18758

"When peace like a river attendeth my way…
When sorrows like sea billows roll…
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say,
‘It is well, it is well with my soul.’”

from the hymn
“It is Well with My Soul”
by Horatio Spafford, 1873

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Pleasant Grove, AL • #18759

There is no comfort for the loss of a child and our hearts ache for the parents and loved ones of these beautiful slain young adults.  You were clearly loving parents and families, whose young people radiated the joy of life.  They knew love in their lives and were able to love others, and were loved by others. We pray you will eventually find some comfort in recalling all of your care for your children, and the joys they had in their young lives because of your support, care, and love. And we hope each of you is surrounded by as much support, love and care as possible in your grief.

Jennie Markens

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Westfield, Massachusetts • #18760

To the Virginia Tech. Family,

We were watching our t.v.’s, reading the internet, listening to our radios when we heard about the “senseless” shootings that happened at you school on Monday morning. I was both shocked and confused about the entire thing. I just thought about all the families and friends that would be changed forever.

You must remember that eventhough we lost some intellegent, brave, innocent, and fun-loving people their spirit will always live on through you. Your sorrow is welcomed but you do not mourn alone! You must remember what made these “everday” people special. Remember what that thing was that made you happy, conforted you, or just simply made you SMILE!

We may not understand but GOD knows and understands all the time, you can go to him anytime, and you should still praise him at all times. Me and my family will continue to pray for you and your families strength. May GOD forever keep you in his everlasting arms.

Love from Baltimore, Maryland
Bateya Jackson and Brenda Jackson-Powell

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Baltimore, Maryland • #18761

As the wife of a VT alum, as a Virginian, and as an American - we are very proud of the Hokies and how they have risen up and embraced eachother during this tragedy. You have shown the country and the world that your spirit will not be broken by this senseless act! Today and everyday we will pray for all affected by this tragedy.
J.Kauffman

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Chesapeake, VA • #18762

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families involved with the VT tradegy. My heart goes out to all of the people on that campus. Stay Strong!

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • #18763

I am deeply saddened to see what happened on 16th April. I cannot even begin to imagine the pain that the families of such bright young people are going through, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Ashley

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Dudley, England • #18764

My heart goes out to all the victims and their families and friends. We pray for all of you for strenght,and courage.

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Canada • #18765

To all Hokies,

My family would like to send their condolences to the victims & families of. It was such a tragedy that shook the World. VT facility, students, families, & fans are in our prayers. We Are Virginia Tech and we shall over come!! God Bless!

Gary, Myranda,
Cheyenne & Sierra Jeffrey
(Future Hokie cheerleaders)
We Love You Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • New Bern, NC • #18766

How heartbroken we are (my family, my church family, my friends, and our community) for each one of you and your families, friends, and communities. We pray that God would be your comfort, your strength, and whatever else He knows you need at this moment and each moment of your lives. We send an added prayer for those exchange students who are away and unable to gather information and grieve with you until they return.

In Christ Jesus,
The Brookshire Family, Temple Baptist Church of Asheville, and all of the community of Asheville, NC

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Asheville, NC • #18767

I am very shocked in what has happen. May all those students who lost there lives during this masacur Rest In peace. My prayers and thoughts will be with them.May those lost soul find there way to the light. Condolences to all the family members of those who lost someone very important. May the killer be tortured in hell. Amen<3<3

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Canada • #18768

I, as a college student, give my deepest condolences to those at Virginia Tech. Know that the entire Syracuse University campus is praying for you and our hearts go out to you. It is terrible that such a tragedy had to hit any campus.

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Syracuse, NY • #18769

As a parent of a Hokie, I can not tell you how sad a day this is.  The University and the wonderful education and growth experiences that they provided my daughter have been a gift to this family.  I am sure other feel the same when I say that we hope VT will be remembetred for all the fine and wonderful things it has given Virginia and the world at large.

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Manassas, Virginia • #18770

MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF THE STUDENTS AND PROFESSORS TAKEN FROM THIS WORLD WAY BEFORE THEIR TIME. SUCH A SENSLESS ACY OF COWARDESS SHUOLD NOT HAVE BEEN DONE. TO THOSE WHO SURVIVED THIS HORRIBLE ACT MY THOUGHTS GO WITH YOU THROUGH YOUR RECOVERY. MAY YOUR FAMILIES AND YOU ACCEPT THE THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS OF MILLIONS TO HELP YOU AT YOUR TIME OF NEED.THE HEALING PROCESS MAY BE LONG AND THE MEMORIES LAST A LIFE TIME REMEMBER BY THE GRACE OF GOD YOU HAVE COME THROUGH.PEACE BE WITH YOU AND ALWAYS KNOW THAT GOD IS THERE FOR YOU ALLOW HIM TO HELP YOU AT YOUR DARKEST HOUR.

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • MOORESVILLE NC • #18771

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the people affected by this awfull tragedy, you are in all our hearts, stay strong.

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • acushnet ma • #18772

My heart, love, prayers and condolences goes out to the whole virginia tech community. Nazareth College of Rochester New York prays for you and that you remain safe. Your spirit and courage has inspired us all.

Peace be with you and God bless you
Nazareth college

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Rochester, NY • #18773

I had no connection to VT until the last couple of days. My heart is broken as I watched the memorial and began to read about this unexplainable tradegy. As I watch tears streamed down my face thinking of all of the affected lives. All for no reason. My family and I are so very sorry for your losses and you will remain in our prayers forever. I know you may feel there is no god after this but there is and he will look after your loved ones. Kevin A. Raymond

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Greenville, RI. • #18774

I would like to say GOD BLESS & keep the Families,Trust in the LORD, he will take care of you.  Sharon Anderson

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Tulsa,Okla. • #18775

to all who have lost loved ones and friends at va.tech.my thoughts and prayers for all of you.wish i could do more..

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Clinchport Va. • #18776

I, along with thousands & thousands of every day people, grieve your loss as if it were our own.
We shall never forget.

God bless you all..........

Mary

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Des Moines, Iowa • #18777

To the Staff and Students at Virginia Tech

To see you all standing together as one, as a family supporting one another during such a sad time is wonderful.  Be strong.  My family and I send are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

God Bless you all always.

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Aitkin, MN • #18778

As a graduate of VT and a true Hokie in every sense of the word, I am grieving with each and every one of you who were a part of this horrible tragedy.  My thoughts, prayers and love are with you all.  It was so uplifting to see you all united on the drill field at the candlelight vigil.  I loved seeing you standing together proudly wearing your orange and maroon and chanting, “Let’s Go, Hokies!”.  Our tremendous spirit and Hokie Pride will get us through this and help us to move on as best we can.  Like Nikki Giovanni said, “We will prevail.  We are Virginia Tech.”

My love you to all,
Jessica Sevila
Class of 2001

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #18779

My family and i extend our condelences. our prayers and thoughts are always with everyone who is victimised and their families. from the Roberts and Stroman family

April 18, 2007, 5:04pm • Prince George County, MD • #18780

I go to a college in upstate New York, and I’m sorry for your losses.  My heart goes out to the families who lost people in this tragedy and my prayers are for you.  It’s unfortunate that one unstable individual can destroy so many lives.  Be strong.  God is with you all. 

~JurisAnnarielle

*p.s. has anyone noticed that with all these school shootings that the individuals involved have some mental issues, and are on depression medication.  Depression medication, causes thoughts of suicide and can lead to mental unstability.  I just feel it’s a link to all this mess.  Sorry again for your losses!!!

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Potsdam, NY • #18781

Im from sunderland in england. im an ex student at sunderland university. im saddened by what has happened although im not from america i do feel ur pain i know that the whole world is shocked that such young lives have been lost. my thoughts go to all of you at virginia tech and all the parents and teachers of students at virginia tech. your in our thoughts and prayers over here in england

steve

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • sunderland , england • #18782

I feel as though our generation has seen so much violence in our lifetimes and I pray that it does not harden hearts but instead teaches us to love each other even more. May God continue to give you all strength. This story has really touched the entire country and has put into perspective the precious gift of life. My prayers go out to all the students, faculty, and families of the victims. 

Sharlene, 24

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Spartanburg, SC • #18783

May God give you each the strength to walk through the doors of the VT buildings and continue your education.  It is through education that the world is opened to us and change will be attained. Hold onto one another, have Faith that you are not alone in this grief, and one day it won’t hurt as much.

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • SC • #18784

Our thoughts and prayers are with the students, faculty, employees and families of Virginia Tech University. This tradegy has touched all of us in this country. We as a country will mourn and gather strength to move on in the next weeks.

God Bless Virgina Tech and the USA
Kathy Garnett

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Houston, Texas • #18785

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I cannot imagine the tragic sense of loss that you must be feeling. I pray that you have strength and love for one another to uphold you through all of this. God Bless you all.
Jackie Durrett

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Richardson Texas • #18786

RIP all the victims! I feel terrible while writing the comment. The Jewish professor’s behavior makes me deeply moved. We do not have to emphasize where the shooter is from. The most important things right now are to help those students who were scared in the massacre to recover from the nightmare and to do something for the victims and their relatives. The following issue should be how to prevent this kind of incidents. All the school, police and society should think about their responsibilities and roles.

RIP!

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • China • #18787

I am a french student, studying in London,
I’ve got the Times open in front of me on page 7, where I can see the pictures of 24 students who were tragicly killed on April 16th. I would like to show my respects to them and to those who could not yet be named, and I hope their friends and family will find the comfort they need in this difficult time.
(this may not make any difference to you but)Know that people all over the world are thinking about you, and hope you find courage…
to: E.H., E.P., G.V.L., C.H., R.S., K.G., R.H., R.A., J.B., D.O., A.C., J.O., K.B., H.L., M.T., M.L., D.C., J.P., R.C., M.R., B.B., J.L., J.N., L.L. ...and many more

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • London, England • #18788

I am still in shock and I cannot believe that this can happen somewhere where people come together to learn and study peacefully for a better world and future…
I’m a student in Germany in Cologne and I wanted to let you know that we all grieve with you. On Tuesday morning when I got to University I saw a fellow student with a Virginia Tech T-shirt on and I literally couldnt hold my tears back. Even if we are seperated by thousands and thousands of miles dont forget that there are people who think of you and share your pain.
Please be strong and come even closer together now, as students and as a community.

I wish all of you all the best and send you lots of love from Cologne.

Sema

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Cologne, Germany • #18789

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you! Keep God CLOSE to your heart & active in your life!
God Bless
The Anderson’s

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Jacksonville,Fl. • #18790

The world is watching, grieving, praying and holding you all close during this tragic time.  My deepest heartfelt prayers and condolences go out to all who lost their loved ones and friends. May God Bless you all and give you strength. 
J. Parker
San Antonio, TX

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • San Antonio, Texas UNITED STATES OF AMERICA • #18791

Mi mas sentido pesame.
Un abrazo muy fuerte desde EspaƱa

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Spain • #18792

I am a 2001 VT alum. When this happened, i just kept thinking this is not My Tech...... But it is.
My heart is aching for the students, faculty, families and the entire Tech community. My thoughts, prayers, and love go out to all of you young people. Keep the faith and God bless you.
My heart is and always will be in Blacksburg.
Amy
VT Class of 2001

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Bristol, VA • #18793

I am not sure there are any words to describe this horrible tragedy.  Please know that my thoughts are with the entire VA Tech community.  As a graduate of Radford University, VA Tech was a part of my college life and I had many good experiences there.  I believe not only my thoughts but those around the world are with this community. 
Love and Tears
Tracey

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Germantown, MD • #18794

My Thoughts and Prayers go out to every one in VT.... With the Unity and STrength that i see i know you’ll make.... STay sTrong.....

Y.P.

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Miami,FL • #18795

my condolences to everyone who lost a loved one on april, 16, 2007. i am soo sorry for this great tragedy. this is so terrible and i am so sorry. once again my condolences to you.

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • louisville • #18796

Words can not describe how I felt while watching the news coverage of this tradgedy. Until recently, I had worked at an Academic Institution for almost twenty years and have always thought of Universities of places of enlightenment, both in academic endeavors and in life endeavors. Young minds should be allowed to grow, to learn, to question, to live in such an environment; not be destroyed as so many were on Monday. My heart and prayers go out to all the victims both students and their faculty/mentors as well as the entire Virginia Tech community in this very difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 5:05pm • Deptford, NJ • #18797