Condolences, April 18, 2007

you guys are in my prayer, as well as in the whole nation’s.
Like President Bush said, you are NOT alone, the whole nation are mourning and praying with you.
In the mean time, pray. Prayer is powerful and important, especially in times like this. It is in times like this that we needed God the most, His healing, comfort and His love.

in Christ,
Kinman Cheng
an undergrad student in Queens College, Flushing, NY

April 18, 2007, 5:26pm • Elmhurst, NY • #19199

I am praying for all the people who were hurt by this terrible tragedy and those left to carry on.  I know we have lost many people who would have made great contributions to our world.  They will never be forgotten.  God bless all students, family, and friends of those affected by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 5:26pm • Rome, GA • #19200

Dear V Tech Students, Staff and Community,
Has a mother of two collge age daughters, I have a heavy heart and a loss of words. Tears come to my eyes each time I hear or see the news.  I can only send my thoughts and prayers to you and your loved ones.I pray that God will guide all of you through this most difficult time and give you strength to share all the wonderful memories of the loved ones that you have lost. Stay strong.

Sincerely,
Louise Walek

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Feasterville,PA/Bucks • #19201

My heart and prayers go out to the famliy of this time of sadness. My god hold you close to help ease your sadness. May God give you all the strength and courage.

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Salisbury, nc • #19202

I attend a college in Buffalo, NY but this has certainly touched my life.  The events that happened on the 17th will forever remain in my mind and heart.  I pray for the victims, their families and everyone that has been affected by this senseless tragedy.

God bless.

Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Buffalo, New York • #19203

I wrote this song in tribute to VA Tech and all who were effected. You can download it free at indiependencemusic.com, artist name lamar alexander, title “reach Out”.

Reach Out
tribute to Va Tech
Copyright 2007 LaMar Alexander

Verse 1

Why did you come - into our lives
to bring only pain - and tears to our eyes
we didn’t know you - but maybe we would
if only you reached out - you’d be understood

Chorus

We are God’s children - put here on earth
no one is better - and no one is worse
if you will just reach out - we could be friends
and maybe, just maybe - the violence will end

Verse 2

Right now there’s someone - alone in there pain
who thinks we don’t care - and we may be to blame
would it be so hard - to offer to help
you might even save them - from a living hell

*repeat chorus 2 times

End

Oh maybe, just maybe -the violence will end

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Roosevelt, Utah • #19204

As a mother, sister and daughter, my heart goes out to all the students, staff and families of VA Tech. It was just about 6 weeks ago when this great country that we live in, was praying for a little town next to me called Enterpirse, AL. I have family there and THANK GOD, they were all ok. The tornado was horrible, but this is much much worse. Now others need my prayers. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. This will never be forgotten, but life will continue and peace will be restored. God Bless all of you!

S. Normand

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Dothan, AL • #19205

My heart aches for each and every student, faculty and staff member and alumni. May The Lord fill you with peace that passes all human understanding. We humbly dedicate this Friday, April 20th as Orange and Maroon Day. May we never forget.

Suzanne Traenkle
Clemson University Alumni

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Greer, SC • #19206

I work for a university in Northern California and interact with the students here every day.  It broke my heart to hear of the trajedy and horror at VT.  I love these kids here at the University and I know that all the kids here are also hurting for all of you at VT.

My prayers are with all of you.

SWD

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Santa Rosa California • #19207

I express my condolences,for all the pain that those families must be feeling, but pray is not enough, what are you waiting american people, to do something about it, always talking about your way of life and you just let the people buy a gun anywhere and let even a walmart to sell it.  is not just pray think about it.  What happen with your gobernors politicians etc. ask the to use their brains

and really sorry for the families of those students and teachers.

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • PEPE FROM MEXICO • #19208

To the entire community of VT....I pray nightly for you that you will find comfort in one another as you continue to grieve over the loss of your loved ones.  I can’t imagine the pain of losing a child, it hurts my heart to think about it.  I know it never gets easier and you will never forget...but remember to NEVER forget how wonderful your children still are, because now they are angels in Heaven.  KEEP THE FAITH!

God Bless,
Darla G. and family

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Council Bluffs, IA • #19209

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students and Family of Virginia Tech,

As an educator I am saddened every time I hear about another school shooting. As Americans we feel your pain and hope that out of the pain comes the strength and courage that it will take to move on.We all know that with all the saddness and the pain in the world that this could happen anywhere. Grieve, yet have faith -for it is our faith that will show us the way.
The Crawford family

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Columbia, IL • #19210

My Deepest Sympathy for all the families and everyone that attended this University.God bless you all

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Auckland New Zealand • #19211

My hearts breaks for the families and the victims of this horrible and senseless and stoppable tragedy..I pray god has something instore for all of the victims and their families also the rest of the student body. The Nation is praying for eveybody involved. GOD BLESS AND R.I.P TO ALL 32 VICTIMS.

My Condolences,
M.Vaughan

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Radcliff, Kentucky • #19212

solo queria decir que es horrible todo esto que esta pasando pero debemos tener fe en jesus y en nuestro dios Jehova ellos son los unicos que pueden consolarnos .Muy pronto ellos volveran y nosotros debemos estar preparados para recibirlos con la misma sonrisa con que ellos tenian .Que jehova los bendiga y los ayude a encontrar consuelo.

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • charlotte nc • #19213

There are no words to express the horror of this event.  As a mother of an only child in her 2nd year in college, away from home, my heart is just in pieces for the parents and families.  You raise your kids and are just expected to “let them go” well I still dont know how to do that.  My heart, thought and prayers are with you all.

Margaret

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • NY • #19214

I am a Virginian.... at heart, I am a Hokie… I attended Radford University… my prayers and thoughts are with you all… I am sure all Radford alumni like myself hurt with you today..., we know this is a senseless act, and we hate for this to be what VA TECH is known for on a national scale.... but Hokies always prevail....
love and prayers… RU

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • roanoke, virginia • #19215

God be with all of you, family friends and faculty alike. This is such a disaster, and I honestly feel there is not much I can do. Please know that ALL of you are in our prayers...we may not know you personally, but God does, and HE can heal all pains right now with a peace that passes ALL understanding.

We will forever remember that day --and those lost WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!

In Memory of All those Lost,

Elizabeth C.
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Nursing Student

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Huntsville, AL USA • #19216

My families thoughts and prayers are with all the Virginia Tech students, families and faculty. May Godbless all of you and God speed to the wonderful teachers and students you have lost..

The Winchester Family

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Las Vegas, NV. • #19217

So Saddened to hear of the Tragedy that occured at Virgina Tech. You will be in MANY PEOPLES PRAYERS TONIGHT INCLUDING MINE!!!! God Bless!!!

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Andover, Maine • #19218

Dear V TEC

I know that the sprits of all your lost love ones will rise up and hold you through this o so very difficult time. Please don’t allow this evil event to shake your determination to be a better person then you where yesterday, let not the wrongs that you have had to endure effect your outlook of the future in a negative way. Instead might you holdfast to the memory of your fallen love ones and allow there spark to keep you motivated and help you heal into an even better person then you where before that very sad day.

For every pound of wickedness that you bequeath upon me, I in return for your offering grant you a mountain of love surrounded by a river of serenity. 

keep you heads up!

T. Curry

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • San Francisco, CA, • #19219

what happned at Virginia Tech is unbelivible, sad, horrific, and terrible. Friday may be the state-wide day of mourning, but the whole country, if not the whole world, will be thinking about and praying for the victims and all who where involved in this horrible tragdey.
God Bless You All

Clay Robson
Wakeman, Ohio

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Wakeman, Ohio • #19220

My deepest heartfelt condolences go out to everyone affected by this terrible tragedy.  May god bless you and give you comfort in knowing that your loved ones will never be forgotten!

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • Albuquerque, NM • #19221

Students, faculty, & staff,

My heart aches for you. I am keeping you and your families in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and keep you strong.

Amanda

April 18, 2007, 5:27pm • St. Joseph, MO • #19222

Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

-Tiffany at USD

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Hawaii • #19223

I am Elementary School Principal in Gallup, New Mexico and I am saddened with grief to see 31 people that were our future leaders taken away from us. Those that have perished are in my prayers. Those that were injured are in my prayers. And those that experienced this horror are in my prayers.

I pray that this does not ever happen again to our young or future leaders of the world.

E.E.Bortot

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Gallup • #19224

Students and faculty of virginia tech my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you who suffered through this terrible ordeal, it was a senseless tragedy and my heart goes out to you all, stay strong as a college student news of this incident hit hard even here in new york, your all in my prayers

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Plattsburgh, New York • #19225

Ours thoughts and prayers are with all the families that have been affected by this horrible tragedy.  We pray for those mourning the losses of their loved ones and pray for those that need healing physically and emotionally.  I grew up in Salem, VA and now live in Maryland. It is so hard to believe that something like this has affected a wonderful community.  I know many alumni and know students attending now and know how hard this is on all of them and their families.
May everyone have the strength to continue living each and every day.

Lisa Milton Shackelford and family

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Glenwood, MD • #19226

Weber State University is praying for all you. May God be with you and bless you with strength and courage to make it through this horrible tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Salt Lake City, Utah • #19227

I would like to send my prayers out to all of the victims, and there familys. I no it’s hard but just hang in there. Your all in my prayers. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Nashville,Tennessee • #19228

My prayers are with you all at this time and remember the whole world was sadden that this horrible tragic event happened.
K.A.Fletcher

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • palmerston north new zealand • #19229

My thoughts and condolences go out to all of the faculty, students and families in VT.

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • San Jacinto, CA • #19230

I am from Arizona, working in London this week when I heard the news. The coverage over here has been very thorough and compassionate, almost what I would have expected if I were in back in the states. Truly the world suffers and mourns with VT and the friends and families of the deceased. During tragic times our human decency and compassion shines through.

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Scottsdale, AZ (via London, England) • #19231

Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time.  Stay strong and continue to lean on one another for strength.
The Williamson Family

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Chesterfield, VA • #19232

To all who grieve and are affected by this tragedy, my prayers are with you. What happened at Virginia Tech makes all of us feel vulnerable.  I pray that you are comforted in the months ahead and that you will come out the other side of this grief intact. Again, I pray for your healing.

With love and heartfelt grief at your loss,
Lois Coletti

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Queensbury, NY • #19233

May God’s mercy and compassion continue to be with the families and friends of the victims!

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Trenton, NJ • #19234

We often hear that there are no more heroes.  Whoever said that obviously didn’t know Virginia Tech.  Thank you Hokies for showing us courage, selflessness, decency, compassion, grace and the power of a generous human spirit.

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Minneapolis, MN • #19235

To families and friends of those affected by this tragedy, know that those around the world share your grief, and that you are in our prayers.
The Brockmann family

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Sydney NSW Australia • #19236

To the students and faculty at VA Tech:

God Bless each and every one of you as you heal
from this tragedy.
There is darkness now but I promise you will see God’s Light.

With Love,
Mary T.
Class of 1988
College of Mt. St. Vincent
Bronx, NY

April 18, 2007, 5:28pm • Richmond, VA • #19237

Know with certainty that there is a God, and that there exists a world beyond this one - the world of souls.  May God for now, give you everything you need to give Peace to all families in sorrow. To understand why he needed those beautiful people in such a hurry, my guess is he probably needed Angels. For the meaning to our existence. I’m going to find the talent within me
Then develop it to the best of my ability
And I’m going to make the most of this Life
That I have been given
And I’m going to do this
Without infringing upon anyone else’s
Opportunity to do the same
And God replied
‘I couldn’t ask for anything more’”

My deepest sympathy to all of you.  Jose Cuevas and daughter Kirsten Cuevas.

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • ORANGE, CA • #19238

Please accept my deepest sympathies due to
the terrible tragedy happen to innocent people as well as to the University

I pray to God to help all the people there to go through this madness and
sorrow .

Yours Faithfully

Eng. Marcelo Martinez

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • Cordoba, Argentina • #19239

My thoughts and prayers are with the whole VT community. What happened to you should have never happened to you. We are all Hokies today. Stay strong and this too shall pass but never be forgotten.

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • Griffin, Georgia • #19240

Virginia Tech, Your sorrow is great your pain is deep. But your love for your fallen students will never be far from your heart. Give each other hugs all the time, hold onto each other for courage and help. Remember Virginia Tech is loved.

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • Julie Parker Redding Calfornia • #19241

I am heartbroken by the event of April 16th. My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time. God Bless.

Erica, Tim, and Jacob Totten

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • Milwaukie, OR • #19242

our hearts go out to all at virginia tech and their families .

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • hall family , sheffield , england • #19243

You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

The Lundy Family, The Brown Family, and The Haynes Family.

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • Galax, VA • #19244

We are deeply sadden regarding the event that took place on campus Monday. Our thoughts and prayer are with the victims family and friends and students at Virginia Tech. We also pray for the injured that they may all make a speedy recovery

God Bless to all !!!!!!
David and Melissa Rosser

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • Las Vegas Nevada • #19245

To everyone at Virginia Tech,

What happened on Monday was awful and should have never happened, thinking about those who lost there lives that day will be in our minds forever. However you can pull through and be strong, my thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who lost someone that day. Be strong and keep your heads up.

God Bless and Much Love,
Erin DiCesare

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • Ambler, PA • #19246

My thoughts and prayers go out to all touched by this tragic event.  My condolences go out especially to the families of the victims.  Your loss is unimaginable.  I am so sorry.  As a member of a college community I personally feel a loss of security.  Colleges are supposed to be places where everyone can be free to learn and express ideas in a safe environment.  It is my ardent wish that the members of the Virginia Tech community will be able to find a new sense of hope and security in the coming days, months, and years.  The spirit and resilience you have demonstarted thus far is truly inspiring. Just know that the thoughts and heartfelt prayers of the world are with you in this most difficult time.
-M.J.B.

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • Keene, NH • #19247

God bless the families and the vitims of the horrible tradgety that happened on April 16. No one especially a child should have to go through all of that stress, and scardness like the students at Virginia Tech did. It is all one horrible insodent that will never leave our minds.
Once again god bless and pray for those in loss of loved ones.

April 18, 2007, 5:29pm • United States • #19248