Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families that have lost their sons, daughters, mothers and fathers in this horrifying way. I too lost my son tragically and the pain can be unbearable, not only fo us but for the community that loves our children.
May the Lord Bless you and give you peace. May the memories of your loved ones live on and may you hold onto the hope of Heaven so that one day you will be together again. Losing a child is the most difficult thing for a parent to go through.
Lisa angel mom to Travis Woerner 16
www.travis-woerners.memory-of.com

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • Westfield, Indiana • #19099

My thoughts and prayers go out to the friends and families of this horrific event. May you find peace and happines again.

Jaime Ching

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • Waialua, HI • #19100

Dear Friends Of VT

Since we listened the tragic new about the dificult situacion in your University, We pray for your situacion. We are with your Community in this moment, in spite of the tears and the blood, please don´t stop in your mision for the education by the people of all the World.

Miguel Jaramillo Luján
Universidad San Pablo
Arequipa-Perú
www.ucsp.edu.pe

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • Arequipa-Perú • #19101

We at Montana State University - School of Architecture wish to express our condolences to you all. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families, students, faculty and staff.

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • Bozeman, Montana • #19102

words can not express what i feel i know my being sorry for what has happened will not bring any of the children back to thear parents, i pray for the lord to ease all your pain and hold you close to his heart in the many hard days yet to follow this tragedy that only he knows why has fallan on you at virginia tech, in watching how you all have responded to each others needs i can see clearly god has blessed you with each other by the way you are all there for each other,this country has suffered a great loss this day but at the same time we see the true american spirit soar high above at virginia tech, a true symble we can overcome anything, in my heart all of you at virginia tech will remain forever, god bless every one of you your strenght and spirit is mighty.

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • warner robins georgia U S A • #19103

I want to express my deep sorrow to all those of the Virginia Tech family.  As a New Yorker, I know what it is like to have the whole world suddenly change.  Your’s is a very different but equally tragic situation, as this was where you live, study, and play, and the victims, even if you didn’t know their names, were familiar faces.  My heart goes out to the families of the victims - as one whose mother died a year and a half ago, I know the great sorrow which you face over the untimely death of your loved one.  Additionally, as a former Cadet Captain of my high school’s Army JROTC regiment, I wish to also express my condolences to the VT Air Force ROTC Corps of Cadets.  The entire Virginia Tech family may rest assured that my prayers and the prayers of my fellow students at St. Francis College (Brooklyn) are with you.

James J. Edgell

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • Brooklyn, NY • #19104

je suis choqué de ce qui s’est passé sur le campus et je tiens à souhaiter mes sincères condoléences aux familles des victimes. Reposez en paix…

A.favennec

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • france, morlaix, Br • #19105

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL DURING THIS TIME...OUR HEARTS HERE IN TEXAS GOES OUT TO ALL OF YOU!!!

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • LOCKHART,TX • #19106

you are all in my thoughts and prayers…

-Alicia Hamlin

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • Lancaster, CA • #19107

The students of Westmont Junior High are keeping all of your loses in our prayers. We all would also like to say sorry to the families and friend of lost ones.

Thomas
westmont junior high

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • westmont IL • #19108

Dear Hokies,

I cannot fathom the horror and tragedy that you went through nor imagine the magnitude of the situation since Monday.  I am heartbroken, helpless and at a loss for words, as most of us are.
I wanted to quickly share with you the reaction of people beyond U.S. boundaries… yes, even friends here in the Middle East are sympathizing with our campus.  7,000 miles does not stop global students from reacting and rebuilding their own communities, which VT has so passionately and lovingly portrayed.
Waiting impatiently for information to come in via e-mail or internet is scary and unpredictable.  It is surreal, because I can’t hug a friend who I know is okay.
Yet I feel connected when I can continually pray for the combined community of friends, family, and faculty of our school and want to thank the world for keeping VT in their thoughts and prayers.

Yours always,
Audrey

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • Dubai, United Arab Emirates • #19109

sadness overwhelms me when i think about the families of these innocent victims. . . you are constantly in my thought. . .

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • NY, NY • #19110

My Tribute to Hokie Nation:

You get up in the morning
To get ready for class and start your day
You shower, brush your teeth
And now you’re on your way

It seems like a normal Monday
As you make your way to school
But what you’re about to discover
Is that everything is very uncool

Everyone’s in a frantic rush
Running in the other direction
They’re all screaming and crying
Just looking for some protection

Without knowing what’s going on
You know it’s something really bad
And that life will never be the same
Because of a tragedy so senseless and so sad

You soon learn that 32 lives are taken
All of them gone in the blink of an eye
The actions of one troubled individual
Causes the entire world to cry

In a time like this everyone asks
Why did this have to happen at all?
32 lives taken from their family and friends
Leaving all of our hearts to fall

It’s important to remember
That God has a plan
Even if we don’t get it
Even if we don’t understand

They are all in a better place now
We all know this for a fact
And if we all come together
We will heal the Hokie Nation heart that has been devastatingly cracked.

April 18, 2007, 5:21pm • Buckhannon, WV • #19111

dear staff and students,
My heart and mt prayers are with you in this time of need.  I cant express my feelings or prayers strong enough.

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • Dartmouth,Nova Scotia, Canada • #19112

Although I firmly believe that we are immortal souls in fragile shells.My Belief in the afterlife still doesn’t prevent me from feeling sadness and loss.

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • Missoula Montana • #19113

To all affected by the VT tragedy,
I am deeply sorry for your loss, I wish I had the words to ease your pain and sorrow.
I want you to know that my prayers and thoughts are with you. To all the Lost, Rest In Peace. You will be missed.
T.R

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico • #19114

Dear President,Administrators,Faculty,Students,Staff,

God Bless, strengthen and comfort the entire Virginia Tech Family. Please know that you are being remembered in daily prayers.
There was a Virginia Tech Memorial Mass in our University Chapel today (April 18).

During the closing Hymn, “For All the Saints,” we sang these words,"O BLEST COMMUNION, FELLOWSHIP DIVINE! WE FEEBLY STRUGGLE, THEY IN GLORY SHINE; YET ALL ARE ONE IN THEE, FOR ALL ARE THINE.”

Patricia LeBlanc (Staff Member)
University of St. Thomas

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • Houston, Texas • #19115

I can’t begin to express the sorrow I feel for everyone involved in this tragedy. As a student at a college in Richmond, Va, I feel like I have lost 32 family members. Our school has dedicated Mon. April 23 as a day of rememberance, as well as several candellight vigils. My heart and mind is with you all as we slowly move forward.

Alan Nicholas

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • Richmond VA • #19116

V-tech and community, I woulde like to give my condolences, to the families that have lost a love one or closet to them. To the whole alumni, staff, and teacher’s.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May there be peace, hope, and love to you and the community. When we think we are alone in the darkest and hardest moments. Know you are not alone, God is right next to you. He has never left you.

Vtech cont. fwd. it will all seem hard to over look. But with time healing may take place and we all know loves ones will never replace. But we can only hope and look fwd.

May God’s grace and peace be with you all.

`Annabelle Acosta

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • Surprise, AZ • #19117

dear students, families and staff

my name is esra form London, and would like to send my condolences from me and my family and all London to the families and loved ones of the victims who lost their lives in this tragic and awful way. we pray for you and our hearts goes out to all.

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • London, UK • #19118

Heavenly Father,

We come to you Lord to ask for your holy healing. The families affected in the tragedy are going through some unexpected pain that only you can ease.  The loved ones who are with you and the loved one that are in dire need of medical attention we pray, Lord, that you provide comfort, patience, salvation to the family members who are experiencing this unexpected pain.

For the loved ones that seek medical attention, Lord, we pray for the families to simply give this task to you. Only you know their wills. We pray that you, my Lord, provide the mental strength and power to the doctors and staff that will be performing surgery to all who are injured. We pray that the families have nothing but faith in your holy healing so that they, too, can experience your true wonder and power.

We lay this, my Lord, in your holy name Jesus Christ.

Amen.

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • Harlingen, TX USA • #19119

Everyone at Virginia Tech

I really pray that you get through this, each and every one of you.  God bless and love you all through this nightmare. Lord have mercy on the souls of the innocents.

Love to all of you

Orla Gardiner

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • Northern Ireland • #19120

As the parent of two college and high school boys, I cannot imagine the pain this loss has caused. To the wife and sons of Mr. Librescu, your loved one survived the world’s worst injustice (holocaust) perhaps to be there Monday and save many lives. He will be remembered as a true hero.

Karina Mary

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • Houston, Texas • #19121

Dear Students & Faculty Of Virginia Tech,

On behalf of my entire family, we would like to offer our deepest, heartfelt condolences.  The loss of a friend can be devastating, especially when so many good individuals are taken in such a tragic way.  Do not forget them, and cherish every memory you have.  Use this as a catalyst, to show the need for reform in this country, especially with guns.  Make your voices heard, and don’t let your friends death be in vain.  May you all find the path of peace through this difficult road.

Bobby Kasbekar & Family

April 18, 2007, 5:22pm • #19122

To all those who grieve

As a retired university faculty member, my heart and soul bleed for those who have been lost to such a senseless act in a place where the hopes and dreams of tomorrow are moulded.  You will persevere and life will go on but may all of us never forget. My thoughts and prayers to you all.

Roger C. Nichols
Professor Emeritus

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Ogden, Utah • #19123

I am a grandmother and I have 5 grandchildren, 2 of which are in college in this beautiful country and 1 more starting in the fall.  I have lived thru many things in this world but have never had anything affect me as the tragedy that occurred at Va Tech.  My thoughts and prayers are with all the families for the days to come and for the memories each family will have in the future. I hope we hug and love more due to this and if nothing good happens because of this alful thing, that we hold our children and grandchildren closer in our hearts.

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Cumming, GA • #19124

hi my name is tiara and i just wanted to send my blessing and prayers to the families, friends of those lost.i didnt know any one at va tech but i also was effected by this tragedy as the whole world was. This was a sad day for everyone.May god be with u at this time of lost.I send my condolences . God bless.

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • hagerstown,md • #19125

STAY GOLD
in your hearts and in your minds.........
STAY GOLD
in what you lose and what you find.......
STAY GOLD
with great memories of past..............
STAY GOLD
as the green stays on the grass.........
STAY GOLD
since there really is no end.............
STAY GOLD
as the phoenix rises again...............
STAY GOLD
for you never truly lose your friends....
STAY GOLD

This is all I can muster for you at VT.
STAY GOLD
chris lena
cali@liai.org

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • San Diego, CA USA • #19126

MY PRAYERS, THOUGHTS AND TEARS ARE WITH YOU ALL. MAY YOU FIND PEACE IN YOUR HEARTS.

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY • #19127

I would like to extend my condolences to everyone affected by what happened. It’s a sad day for the United States. Nothing is worse than seeing children die.

Paul Butler

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Paris, France • #19128

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at Tech since I know someone who goes there and thankfully is ok.  May you all heel as time goes by.

Lissy

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Roanoke, VA • #19129

To the families of the victims I send you my deepest sympathy. I have been in shock from the moment the news of this terrible tragedy swept the globe.

I can only imagine the pain and anguish that all affected are feeling, let the kindness and compassion left in the world be your pillar.

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Canberra, A.C.T, Australia • #19130

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families as well as all Virginia Tech students and faculty during this time of tragedy. May the lord be with all of you. I will continue to pray for your community.

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Big Rapids, MI • #19131

The spirit of the V Tech student body is amazing.  I heard on the radio the long ovation you gave to the President of the University...I heard the student body do the “Hokie” cheer.  Amazing to hear your community come together so very fast.  No blame game.  Love, support, faith, strength, solidarity.  You are the hardest hit and yet are showing the rest of the world the way...the best of human spirit.  Your leadership by example has made the world a better place.  Thank you.

Troy Rutt

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Los Gatos, CA • #19132

And He arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. Mark 4:39

God Bless You All.

The Warnick - Turner - Chaney and Fisher Family

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Long Beach, California • #19133

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone involved and affected by this tragedy.  Reading about the victims, it seems Emily Dickinson described them best:

“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain:
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”

May the way their young lives touched this world live on forever and may we never forget 4/16/07.
God bless!

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • New York • #19134

I would love to share my condolences to the entire campus of VT who had witnessed such a crime. I live in Maryland when not in school right outside Washington DC. With recent events no one had any idea of what was coming and innocence lives were lost. I am very sad for those who got caught in one’s crossfire of violence, but yet very relieved of those who saw the crossfire and made it out alive. There isn’t any college student from all over the global who now can’t say “they will lock their doors.” It had to take great violence to make everyone aware of the security that is on universities and colleges’ campuses. It’s ashamed that so many lost their lives to one student’s problem. I hope everyone at VT takes good care of rebuilding the VT campus and help each other out. It will be hard, but remember this “it is us, the college students that the world must depend on and we must stay united together to face the violence which comes our way!” God bless to everyone at VT, you all are in are prayers, “we will never forget of such violence that happen that April 16, 2007!”

-Jeannine Thorpe, undergraduate at Kean University ‘10

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Union, NJ, USA • #19135

I cannot express how saddened I am for your loss.  Living in the Washington, DC area has truly been stressfull over the past few years.  I would have never imagined that something like this could happen so close, AGAIN, and to so many innocent and apparently amazing people.  Life is a really too short.  Please remember the lives of those lost and continue to be the best person you can be.  ENJOY, LIVE AND LOVE…

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Camp Springs, Maryland • #19136

I pass to you my most sincere and heart felt sympathy.  It’s hard for you to agree just now but the Lord is with you during your time of need - don’t push Him away.  Love to you all
L Jackat
C/-
University of Southern Queensland
Fraser Coast, Australia

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Queensland Australia • #19137

Eu e minha familia sentimos muito o trágico incidente que ocorreu…
Força para todos da escola,estudantes,professores,diretores,empregados…
e que Deus esteja com vocês nesse momento…

Pedro Paulo

God bless the Virgina Tech Family

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Campos,Rio de Janeiro,Brazil • #19138

To everyone at Virginia Tech:

I can’t imagine what everyone there has gone through and must be going through right now.  I keep thinking about how much I love my friends, family, professors, and the DePaul University community.  I hope everyone at Virginia Tech knows that people all over the country have been effected deeply by the tragedy you all face, and we share in your grief.  The DePaul community in Chicago has you all in its prayers.

Love and peace to all,
Noshaba Bhatti
DePaul University; Chicago, IL
Class of 2007

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Chicago, IL • #19139

My thoughts and Prayers are with you all in this time!! GOD be with you ALL!! GOD BLESS YOU ALL!!

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Dallas, Texas • #19140

I attend Campbellsville University in Kentucky, and this massacre has definitely had a huge impact on many people on campus as well as on myself. Please know that we are praying for you here at Campbellsville, and that the victims/families remain in our thoughts.
Monday, April 16th, 2007 will be a day that will never be forgotten. I question if I am truly safe on my college campus? It is a sad realization that there are individuals like Cho Seung Hui walking this earth. I do not understand why horrible things have to happen to innocent people. This tragedy could have happened anywhere, and it still can. I hope that colleges/universities around the nation take this event seriously, and take action to keep students, including myself, safe. I am still pretty frightened about what has happened. But at this time, all we can do is pray. And that is what I intend to do. Never forget April 16th, 2007, and the victims/students/families involved.

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” - Romans 12:12

God Bless,
Tashina Clark,
Freshman at Campbellsville University

April 18, 2007, 5:23pm • Louisville, KY, USA • #19141

If I may borrow some words spoken by the late President John F. Kennedy, on the occasion of his visit to Berlin in 1963, when he expressed the solidarity of the free world in the statement: “Ich bin ein Berliner.” While I have had no other connection to VT, may I say that at this time of grief and sadness and mourning it seems appropriate for me, and for our entire country, to say that WE ARE ALL OF US VIRGINIA TECH.

April 18, 2007, 5:24pm • Seattle, Washington • #19142

My prayers are with those no longer with us, their families, friends, students, and faculty of VA Tech.  There are no words that will can express my sorrow for what happened.  Be strong.

God Bless,
A Rowan University Undergrad

April 18, 2007, 5:24pm • Sewell, New Jersey • #19143

My mother, who is 83, and myself both wanted to let all the families, friends, and members of the faculty at Virginia Tech know that their grieving is felt all over this country and all over the world. We are lifting you up in prayer and asking God to help you through this unbelievable tragedy. It is never easy to lose someone you love, but it is even harder when it happens in this way. We will continue to pray for all of you and hold you close in our hearts.
God is with you and so are many, many others!!!

April 18, 2007, 5:24pm • Acworth, Georgia • #19144

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. It is a really sad time in the world today that our children are not even safe at school. Just remember to hug them tight and give them a kiss EVERYDAY! May GOD BLESS you all! RIP

Tim, Tammy, Natalie & Caleb Lambert

April 18, 2007, 5:24pm • Hot Springs, AR USA • #19145

Although I am not a VT student, my sincere condolences go out to all of the families and friends that lost a loved one. My thoughts and prayers go out to the VT community. United we stand no matter the distance.

Rush~
LC Hornets

April 18, 2007, 5:24pm • Lynchburg, VA • #19146

To all those that have been effected by this unspeakable tragedy, the thoughts and prayers of the University of Colorado at Boulder go out to you.  This event has hit hard, even here, many miles away.  We will be there for all those who need it, and hope that this blow to Virginia Tech will be mended.  At 6:00pm, we will be holding a candle light vigil in memorial.  This will be one of many ceramonies of its kind, for the remberance of what happened.  Once again, we stand by you, and hope that our words bring some comfort to those who need it most.

Vincent Valentine
Residential Advisor, Sewall Hall
University of Colorado at Boulder

April 18, 2007, 5:24pm • #19147

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family,friends and classmates of those at Virginia Tech

April 18, 2007, 5:24pm • ENGLAND • #19148