Condolences, April 18, 2007

My deepestest thought and prayers go out to the family’s and students that lost there friends and children. It was a horrific tragedy .  Something we will never forget.

With love and prayer,
Allison

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Cumberland RI • #18948

We grieve for the loss of the Talented Thirty-Two of Virginia Tech.
We have no words to really convey our sadness and heartbreak.

But we do have images of those 32 students, all sitting on the edge of a cloud, smiling and in absolute peace, and in wonderment at their new celestial environment.

Blessings to you Virginia Tech…

The Karl Family

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Portland, Oregon USA • #18949

I would like to offer my condolences to all of the students staff and families involved in this terrible and tragic event. Our thoughts and our prayers go out to each and every one of you. You are not alone. May God bless you and guide you through. Stay strong!!!

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Charleston, WV • #18950

The windows of safety opened to the strong breezes
Catching, holding, lifting spirits of the innocent departing the earthly Hokie nation

Listen carefully for sounds carried on the wind
Whispered sounds of pain
Whispered sounds of sorrow
Whispered sounds of angels being called home

In the wind we hear the chains of earth undone
In His glory we hear the most precious sounds of all…
the sounds of resurrection
the whispered sounds of forgiveness

The noise of the wind will quiet.
The sounds of the world will resume.
If we listen, the whispered words of the Hokie nation angels will be heard on the wind forever.

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Henrico County, VA • #18951

"I’ll lend you for a little time
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 year
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 the child to learn.
I’ve looked this wide world over
In my search for teacher’s true,
And from the throngs that crowd life’s lanes,
I have selected you;
Now will you give him all your love,
Nor think the labour vain
Nor hate Me when I come to call
And take him back again?
I fancied that I heard them say,
“Dear Lord, They will be done,
For all the joy Thy child shall bring,
For the risk of grief we’ll 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 planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand.”
Anonymous

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Milwaukee, WI • #18952

Dear Hokies,

No words can express the horror that you have endured. A horror that no person should ever have to live through.Please know that President Bush’s words are so true, an entire nation grieves with you. Our thoughts and prayers are consumed with condolances for you. Be strong,unify through this tragedy and make something good come out of it. You are Hokies! Sherry Woodham

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Parrish, FL • #18953

My heart goes out to all who have been touched by this tragedy.  My prayer is for them to have the courage and strength to move forward and to embrace the one thing that is precious and priceless...life.  May they live their lives in the memory of those who have been lost remembering the sacrifice that has been made.

May God bless and love you and hold you in the palm of his hand.

Diane

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Australia • #18954

"Everything happens for a reason,” right? Stay strong. Live the rest of your life for your kid,cousin,brother,sister,loved one… Remember, they will always be with you in spirit. God’s Blessings to Everyone.

*Molly*

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Wisconsin • #18955

Our prayers and thoughts are with all of those affected by this horrible act.  We can only imagine the pain and sorrow you are experiencing and pray that God will give you peace and comfort.

Wendy and Hal Sherman

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Baltimore, MD • #18956

Dear Students and Staff of Virginia Tech,
I am solely sorry for the grief all of you are experiencing right now. All of you and the families of the victims are in My thought’s and prayers! I hope and pray that each and every one of you find it in your hearts to REMEMBER all the great times and the specialness that each one of these students had in them. Keep your heads up and take it one day at a time, it’s gonna be a long journey!
Sincerely,
Shannon Baker -

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Newar, OH • #18957

To the Students and Staff of Virginia Tech:
Please know our prayers and thoughts are with you during this tragic time. We don’t always understand why things like this happen but the one sure thing I know is God will give all of you strength to get through this. His love is always there.  God Bless each and everyone of you.

Frances Bostwick

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Dallas, Texas • #18958

I do not know what to say, but I just pray God comfort victim’s family, friends and university. My deepest condolences and sympathy to the victims. As a VT alumni, I am very proud of all of you in VT. My three sons (13,9,5) born and grown in Blacksburg are praying for Hokies as well. God, please forgive our sin and restore us in your love. Go Hokies!
Seong-Youp Suh and his family

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • San Jose, CA • #18959

As a mother of two college students my heart breaks for all the families. Thoughts and prayers to you all. May God hold you all in his hands and give you courage and strenght in the days ahead.  To those whose acts of bravery saved others, Thank you. 

C.A.Berry

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Brockton Ma • #18960

"Farewell to you my love,
I can’t longer give you my heart,
I kept my love for a long time,
Waiting for you to come back.

Farewell to you my love,
Don’t doubt that I don’t love you,
You’re always on my mind,
And never forget in a time.

Farewell to you and never hate me,
It will hurts me with regrets,
thinking of you in silence,
Makes my heart tears with sadness.

Farewell my love,
My time is over,
I need to go,
And pursue my solemn vow.”

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • MD • #18961

My thoughts prayers go out to those who have lost friends and loved ones in this senseless tragedy.

Bob Collings
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

April 18, 2007, 5:13pm • Winnipeg Manitoba Canada • #18963

May God bless you all, and keep you in His peace during this excruciatingly painful time of loss. My deepest condolences go out to each and every one of you, and to the families and friends of the slain. I also feel that there should be a special commendation for Liviu Librescu, a survivor the Holocaust, who thought nothing for his life, in the saving of others from death. If anyone deserves the medal of freedom, it should be him. Here is true courage. 

Jon N.

April 18, 2007, 5:14pm • Los Angeles, CA • #18964

To Students, Faculty, Friends and Family:

I can only imagine what everyone is going through.  Reading and seeing the devastation is in no comparison of how you all have been affected.  Stay Strong, our thoughts and prayers are with you all the way from Missouri.

April 18, 2007, 5:14pm • St. Louis, MO USA • #18965

I can’t imagine what you all must be going thru at this time. I know what has happened has once again shocked and stunned us all in disbelief. It’s getting harder and harder to send your kids to school not knowing whether that will be the last time you see them or not. My heart goes out to all the families and victims of this tragic event. To the students who witnessed this may you someday be at peace with all this. It’s gonna be a tough road ahead but with gods help and guidance you will reach that point. Just remember we as a nation are praying for you all.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 5:14pm • VanBuren, Arkansas/USA • #18966

I’m sorry for the people at virginia tech that died and my prayers are with the victims family. I hope that never happens at any collge or high school, and I’m sorry again at virginia tech.

Sincerely; Juan C. Mendoza

April 18, 2007, 5:14pm • Pasco, WA • #18967

Virgina Tech Family…
I’m so sorry about the tragedy that happened Monday. I know how the people who friends of the victims feel. I’ve been through the pain and it hurts knowing that they won’t be there alive next to you. But let me say this...They will ALWAYS be with you no matter what. They are looking down on you making sure that everything is okay. They are standing with you no matter what. They will always be in your hearts and you will always be in their hearts and memories. Whatever you do, don’t try to erase the memories that you made with them beacause the memories are part of your life. It is part of you. Cherish everything that you have done with them. God Bless and I know you will make it through this.
--S.D.

April 18, 2007, 5:14pm • Pensacola, Florida • #18968

I have gone through most of the messages from around the world, and it has touched my heart
to know that people care about us Americans.
I believe that posting these messages at a memorial site on campus so that they can be read
would really help the community of VT to heal.
At this moment the world is embracing VT.

Just a thought.
H.G.

April 18, 2007, 5:14pm • San Jose, Ca., USA • #18969

We are out of words after knowing what happened at Virgina Tech. 
When someone you love goes missing
It’s like nothing you’ve experienced before,
‘As the hours turn to days you keep hoping
They’ll make contact but it soon begings to sink in
That you may never see them anymore’.

Our Prayers and thoughts are with you.

April 18, 2007, 5:14pm • Graduate Student, UTA, Arlington, Texas • #18970

We too join the world in sharing your sorrow as a University, a community a very special extended family.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  We believe in Hokies!

Love,
Members of the Henry and William Evans Home for Children Family, Winchester, VA

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Winchester, Virginia • #18971

Im from Lebanon and a UNI student, to all those friends,families,teachers,and students you have our condolences, you have never met me and probably never will,but this hurts us as much.... no matter how far you are

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Lebanon • #18972

May God take care of our lost loved ones and bring peace of mind to their family and friends.

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • St. Louis, MO • #18973

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Stay strong.  Remember that there is a loving God who is there to comfort us.  He will judge in the end.  You will continue to be in our prayers!

In Christ’s Love,

T.B.

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Harrisburg, PA • #18974

IM SORRY FOR ALL THAT HAPPENED. ALL THAT MATTERS IS THAT EVERY ONE IS OK AND THAT THE HOKIE SPIRIT STILL LIVES ON

SINCERELY SEAN TICE(14)

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Milwaukee, Wisconsin • #18975

Dearest Everyone,

Although I personally don’t know anyone from Virginia Tech, I still feel heavy sorrow in my heart and mind and haven’t slept well for a couple of days.  You see, I used to live in Virginia for 4 1/2yrs and still have family that lives there now.  I have been living in Staten Island, New York for the past 17 years, but I still feel that Virginia is home to me.  My Love and prayers are with you all forever.  Feel free to contact me if you need anyone to talk to.  I hope to make new friends for new beginnings for life.

Love and Prayers,
John

email: Johnnybabez@hotmail.com

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Staten Island, New York • #18976

My heart is broken and all of my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.  I am so proud to be a Hokie and that I had the chance to spend 4 wonderful years at Virginia Tech.  God bless the Hokies....

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • #18977

My thoughts and Prayers go out to all the victims and familys of this hideous attack.  May God or any other highher power be with you during your time of sorrow, and remember your love ones did not dye and vein.  R.I.P. to all the innocent victims and you all will forever be remembered

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Boston, MA, USA • #18978

University Place, Washington is also mourning the loss and also sharing in the pain of what you have all gone through. This has hurt us all as a country.  Prayers and our thoughts.

L. Wikstrom

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • University Place, Washington State • #18979

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYES ARE WITH YOU IN YOUR LOSS.

YOU HAVE SHOWN STRENGTH, COURAGE, DETERMINATION, AND KINSHIP.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU

D. BEASLEY

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • SEBRING, FLORIDA • #18980

We must remember, God only gives us what we can handle. Individually, we can only handle small amounts, together we can handle anything. It is my hope that all thirty three families will handle their sorrow with the worlds support.

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Concord, NC • #18981

We were saddened by the terrible tragedy you have all been through. Just know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless all of you and provide a fast healing for your hearts.

Mr. and Mrs. Luis Colon

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Mesquite, Texas • #18982

To all students, faculty, and families involved in this unbelievable tragedy my heart goes out to you. I grieve with you, i cry with you. I will never forget virginia tech. I will continue to keep virginia tech in my thoughts and prayers constantly.

God bless you all,
Malorie Weber

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • The Woodlands, Texas • #18983

We have walked through the valley of shadow and death fearing no evil for the Father is with us. His rod and his staff they comfort us. Those who are gone have mounted up to heaven to stand at the right hand of the Father in glory

Amen and God Bless

I have no words to express the depth of my sorrow at the lost of so many loved ones. As a mother of three my heart breaks again and again for the young and promising lives that were cut short so tragically. To the families and friends I would let you know you are not alone the world mourns with you.
Barbara Morton and Family

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Williamsburg, Va 23188 • #18984

Please extent my heart felt love and prayers to virginia tech. Please know that you are all in my prayers and thoughts and i will continue to keep you all in my prayers., There are really no words to express the horror of all of this .,kathy and family

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • west chester,pa19380 • #18985

I shocked at this senseless shooting violence. I send my condolence to all victims and families with my prayer trusting God’s love is bigger than human violence.

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Fairfax, VA • #18986

I just want to send my condolences to all the victims’families and to all the individuals that witnessed this horrific incident.  I also want to pray for the boys’ parents for they to need comforting at this time.  My heart and prayers will continue to go out to all that have lost or been through this very hard road that lies ahead.  May all of them rest in peace and to take comfort knowing that they are in a better place........

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Lancaster, Ca. • #18987

Dear Virginia Tech Student Body:

I am deeply saddened by the events that happened at Virginia Tech.  I now send my condolences to everyone involved in such a tragic event and I hope that Virginia Tech will be able to move on not forgetting those who have lost their lives.

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Dearborn, MI • #18988

To all of the Hokie Family,
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone within the Hokie family including all faculty, alum, students, fans, and athletes. While we may never know entirely why this tragedy happened, my hope is that the Institution all of you represent can somehow move forward and remain as one of the top schools in the country. I have no affiliation with the school, no family or friends attending, only a fan of the school through their athletic program. I grew up in baton Rouge, Louisiana, where they are still recovering from their own tragedy of Katrina.
God bless all of the students who foiled the shooter’s attempt to enter the classroom and to all of you who survived!

With Deepest Sympathies and Prayers,
Tim Heitz
Age 35

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Coconut Creek, FL • #18989

Dear Virginia Tech Community,

You are all in my thoughts and prayers! I know that Virginia Tech will both survive and grow from this tragedy. Stay strong!

Wayne
High Point University

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • High Point, NC • #18990

May God give you strenght and courage. My heart grieves with all of you. I will continue to keep all who are suffering in my prayers.

M. Keplar

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • Lovkhart, Texas • #18991

May God Bless all of the family, friends and staff of Virginia Tech. I, like the rest of the world, feel a deep sense of sorrow. I am inspired by your ability to maintain such strenghth, character and dignity despite your immense loss. You are all my heros.

The world is praying for each and every one of you.

With Sympathy,
K. Neal

April 18, 2007, 5:15pm • North Hollywood, CA • #18992

MY NAME IS TIA I DIDNT KNOW ANYONE AT VA TECH BUT I ALSO WAS TOUCHED BY THIS TRAGEDY AND JUST WANTED TO SEND MY BLESSING TO THE FAMILES AND FRIENDS OF THEM LOST. MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU AT THIS TERRIBLE TIME. THIS IS A TRAGEDY THAT HAS EFFECTED THE WHOLE WORLD . I SEND MY PRAYERS AND BLESSING.

April 18, 2007, 5:16pm • hagerstown,md • #18993

I feel so sorry for everyone affected from the shooting and I’m praying that the families will be healed. I’m so sorry this happened!

April 18, 2007, 5:16pm • Gays Mills, Wisconsin, USA • #18994

Dear V.Tech students, faculty and family,

Your pain is being felt all over the country, although your pain is so much greater. There is really nothing that anyone can say or do to make the pain go away. All that we can do is be there for each and everyone of you as a country and keep you in our thoughts and prayers. We love each and every one of you, and u will remain in our thoughts.

April 18, 2007, 5:16pm • Casey Holloway, Murphy, NC • #18995

i just wanna send my sincere condolences to the parents of those lost loved one in the tragedy of virginia tech university.

my thoughts and prayers goes out to everybody at the blacksburg campus. and now my eyes have a different meaning of va tech.

i didnt think a lot of virginia tech university after i graduated from fort defiance high school in 1999. but since monday i have a far more respect for the university.
GO HOKIES
lynn dixon

April 18, 2007, 5:16pm • staunton, Va • #18996

All of our hearts are breaking as another tragedy is openong before our eyes, I understand how hopeless you all feel and the pain you have right now but we have to remember God is collecting angels and he picks the best ones so don,t feel sorrow for the death of a friend, rejoice in the fact that the were picked by him. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Kristy G.

If I die tonight,I go with no regrets;
If it’s in your arms, then I know I was blessed;
But if your eyes are the last thing I see;
Then I know the beauty Heaven holds for me.

April 18, 2007, 5:16pm • Westmoreland, TN / USA • #18997

My heart breaks for everyone of you and I am sure I can not even begin to feel the magnitude of what you are going through.  May you find rest and comfort.  Please remember, never forget, and they will live on.

April 18, 2007, 5:16pm • Greenville, NC • #18998