Condolences, April 18, 2007

I wished this would never happen again. Everything you can do is pray and try to be strong. Allow yourself to cry, cry until you can’t cry anymore. Talk about your pain, you have the right to do this.

I wish everyone who is mourning a lot of strenght and God’s help.

April 18, 2007, 6:12pm • Switzerland • #19851

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL STAFF, FAMILY’S AND STUDENTS OF VT.THE WHOLE WORLD IS MOURNING WITH YOU ALL.YOU WILL EVENTUALLY GET THROUGH THIS VERY TOUGH TIME.GOD BLESS. THE SANTIAGO FAMILY.

April 18, 2007, 6:12pm • SPFLD.MASS 01109 • #19852

To all of the Faculty and Students at Virginia Tech:

We send all of our thoughts and prayers.  I couldnt imagine what most of you are going through.  Remember to stay strong and Keep your head up.

April 18, 2007, 6:12pm • Apopka, FL • #19853

My thoughts go out to all the people that this tragedy has affected. Since the shooting my Canadian high school has had a moment of silence every morning, and I want you all to know that the whole world has been affected and is taking notice. You’re not alone

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #19854

Dear VT students, faculty, and others,

I was and still am shocked over what happened Monday.  All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Rock Island, IL • #19855

To the Students Faculty and Parents of VA Tech,

Hearing about the terrible tragedy that you had to expeience hit close to home for me. I myself is a college student at Columbus State University and this made me realize that anything can happen! I could not help cry when i was the news and pray for all those affect. It is sad that a troubled individual felt that he had to take the lives of so many educated men and women!

My message to you is not to let your pride go, you are still a great institute in the eyes of many americans and people across the world! All across the country have come together and pray in your time of need. I pray that even though this will be a memory that you will have to cherish forever, you will be able to overcome this and continue to be the strong, educated men and women that you are! God Bless you!

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Columbus, GA • #19856

Peculiar Person

There are those of us that become loners for various reasons
They avoid company, and they avoid contact seeking peace in that
They live a life of constant silence, a life of constant loneliness
We can not understand for they cut their ties with us before they know us
But they either show us a thing of beauty, a peculiar world that challenges the mind to make sense of it, or take us to the darkest region of their souls

When they die, we wonder about ourselves
We wonder about out lives, our relationships, and our state of minds
And some of us worry that we become that “Peculiar person”
They make us think, they make us question ourselves
And then they make us question just what “Normal” really is….

You don’t know it, and you probably never will
But somewhere deep in your soul, there lays a small place
It plays shelter for that “Peculiar person”
So, embrace them with opens arms and warm hearts
Tell that “Peculiar person” they have a friend in you
For if you don’t, and choose to shun them, they will die
And once they die, they will drag you with them for company
So now BOTH of you fall and fade to oblivion….

-W.O.D

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • I'm afriad I can't tell you that.... • #19857

Words really can’t describe what I’ve been feeling over the past few days.  I’m overwhelmed with emotion.  And I feel for the families and friends of all of the victims of this tragedy.

MA ‘81

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Cooper City, FL • #19858

It is hard to express all the thoughts and feelings that erupted in me when i heard about this tragedy.  To all that have suffered loss, please humbly accept my condolences.  I can not begin to comprehend how this has affected you, but my prayers ask for forgiveness and healing to all. 

I have to believe that out of this tragedy, some greater good will emerge and maybe as members of the community, university and country we can all work together to find that greater good.

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Media, PA • #19859

Dear Students and Faculty of Virginia Tech, and Parents and Family and Friends of the victims,

I live in Maryland and don’t know any of the victims of the VA Tech tragedy. However, it has deeply affected me.

I just wanted to say that it is a difficult time for everyone, and me sitting here, I may not be able to feel what any of you are feeling. However I want you to know that I am praying for each and every one of you. I pray that God gives you all the strength you need to fight through this.

There are many questions that are unanswered, and most likely will never be answered. But you have to keep in your mind that regardless we all need to stick together and pray for the happiness of those who have passed away, those that are recovering, and those that have lost their loved ones.  I have seen bad days in my life, and the best way to overcome them is to look at tomorrow and make yourself a stronger and better person.

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

God Bless.

S. Sandhu

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Beltsville, MD • #19860

I am deeply saddened by the tradegy that has happened at Virginia Tech University. My heart goes out to all the families that have lost loved ones on Monday.
Dawn

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Rocky Mount, NC • #19861

May God grant you the love and peace you so desperatly need at this time of such painful sorrow. May Jesus Christ’s Mercy shine upon you every day of your lives. Today Heaven has 32 more Angels who will in our hearts will live forever.

The Soares family

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • East Brunswick, N.J. • #19862

My deepest thoughts and prayers for the souls of the departed. For the families and friends of those lost on Monday, you have my deepest sympathies, you will be in my heart and in my prayers—May God soften your pain, dry your tears, and help you regain your life.

God Bless You

Ji Lee

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Troy, MI • #19863

Colleges and universities across the country are deeply saddened by the tragedy that took place on the campus of Virginia Tech. Let us remember the lives of these wonderful individuals and may they rest in eternal peace. May God bless the families, friends, and fellow classmates of the victims of VT.

Marquise Brown
Graduate Student, Lewis University

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Romeoville, IL • #19864

Dear Virginia Tech Students,
I as a undergraduate student, i can not express the pain that this massacre put in me, however more importantly the strength and the courage that got into my soul are ofcourse in your souls now.
I deeply express my condolences to all of you.This was a real massacre over the rights of innocent students, let us all remember them, students teachers and also friends.
May there be at a better place,
May they rest in peace.
Sincerely,
Van Meguerditchian

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Beirut, Lebanon • #19865

Hello,
I grieve for you all. Hearing about all of this brought back bad memories. I am one of the students that goes to Weston High School in Wisconsin. I dont know if you heard about it but on September 29, 2006 my principal was shot & killed. On the very same day just minutes before my principal was shot a kid from my school died in a unrelated car accident. You guys have suffered a much greater loss that I have but it was still the worst day of my life. It has been about 7 months and things have gotten much better but it will still be awhile until things are going to be the same.I was just down the hall from the shooting & I can still remember the gun shots & the screams plain as day.It hurts to know that this year when I am going onto highschool it will not be my principal oh whom I cared about so dearly handing me my certificate, it will be the person who replaced my principal. Things like this should never happen. They just plain aren’t right. Inocent people should not have to die, especially not in the way they did. It will take you guys a long time to heal from all this but trust me things will get better.

Sincerely,
Kaity Bauer

Weston High School

p.s. You are in my prayers! =]

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Cazenovia, WI • #19866

Rachael we miss you and love you.
We know you are with your Savior now.

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Richmond, VA • #19867

I am a mother with two son, who in five years will be attending college. When I look at your faces, I see such trauma and sadness. i am thinking about you all, and the famiies of those who lost and had children injured in the attacks.

my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 6:13pm • Hampstead New Hampshire • #19868

Hi, my name is Jessica Jetter and I am a highschool student in Miami. I am extremely shocked and touched by this event even though I have no direct relation with the school. I am so sorry this had to happen.

I am sure the students killed were wonderful students that were special to world. I feel they were individuals with ambition and personality. My condolences go to their families, friends, or anyone who knew them. I wish I could have known them, but I feel like I did by just hearing what their friends say bout them on tv. I cry everytime I hear about these deaths.

I really want to write personally to their friends and families. If anyone knows how, please email me at lipglosslover05@aol.com

And to Cho- I am sorry you didn’t realize what you did. We all need to pray for him and his disturbed soul.

RIP Virginia Tech 4/16/06

I feel for you all!

-Jessica Jetter

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Miami, Fl • #19869

God bless and hold you close we are so sorry for your loss and heartache remember their laughs and smiles keep them fresh for this is the way we keep their memories God hold you close.

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • sinking spring PA • #19870

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at VTech - students, friends, parents, teachers.....
As a parent I cannot begin to understand the pain you are feeling, as a person who has lost someone dear to me, all I can do is offer my prayers.  Remember, It hurts so bad, because you loved them so much.  V-tech will prevail !!!
Dianne

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Hudson, MA • #19871

I went down to Virginia Tech twice over the last couple of months: for an engineering career fair and for a technology showcase.  I came away from those two events very impressed with the students I met, but I have to say that after watching how you have handled the events over the last three days, I have never been prouder to have a Virginia Tech diploma.  My heart aches for everyone involved and you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Bryan Zimmerman
VT ‘95
GO HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Richmond, Virginia • #19872

Dear Virgina Tech,
I want all the students , faculty members and family of loved ones lost, to know myself and family pray for you to get through these hard time. May the lord be at your side and keep you safe. God Bless
collins family

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • tucson, az • #19873

To all affected,
i feel for all the families, friends, follow-students, for america.

you are not alone, we all share your sorrow, pain, tears…

all i want to do is to scream...just scream out loud to all this insanity.

i include you all in my prayers.

Justyna Zabijak

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Coburg, Germany • #19874

Dear Virginia Tech Students, the families and friends of the victims, faculty,those recovering from injuries, and the entire Hokie Nation:

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy, condolences, thoughts, and prayers.

The Heart of a Shepherd

The Heart of Jesus
is overflowing with
compassion for all
those who suffer,
those beset by
troubles, difficulties,
and hardships;
His is the Heart
of a Father,
the Heart of a Mother,
the Heart of a Shepherd.

by, BLESSED LEO JOHN DEHON, S.C.J.

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • St. Bernard Parish Louisiana • #19875

Its hard to believe this happened at Virginia Tech, but then again it can happen anywhere.  I am deeply sorry for the loss of all these innocent lives. To the students and the faculty team at VT. My thoughts and prayers are all with you and your families.
God Bless You

Melissa Petsco

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Port Jefferson Station, NY • #19876

Dear Faculty,Staff,Students,
The state of Arkansas grieves with you and many tears fall for the needless loss of those remarkable lives.Our condolences to the families and friends who lost them.
Love and countless prayers for those families and friends.
Evil will not win. Those amazing individuals will not be forgotten. They remind us of the power of love and faith; the power of prayer and the promise of hope.We honor them and they will always be part of the lives they touched.
P. Jones

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Sheridan, A5kansas • #19877

My family and I want to express our heartfelt sorrow for the family and friends of the victims.  All of them are in our hearts and prayers. 

The Harrison Family

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Maitland, FL • #19878

Dear faculty and Students of Virginia Tech,
as a college student(SCCC) with many friends at VT i offer my deepest condolences. although i can not possibly know what you are going through my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

~Trish A.

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • New York • #19879

I do not go to Virginia Tech. but I morn with you and offer my prayers and support. I go to St. Catharine College and we held a Mass dedicatied to the loved ones lost on Monday. I say this prayer,

An event that we all must face,
A time that we cannot escape.
This life must end that we might live,
That we might find eternal home.
Lord be with the families, students and staff of VT. May the Lord lift up the campus of VT and bring them all closer together as an extended family. Let answers be known and friends never be forgotten.

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Kentucky • #19880

I cannot begin to express the depth of my sorrow at this terrible tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire Virginia Tech community.  I had the chance to visit your campus many years ago and found it to be a truly beautiful place.  God bless you each and every one.

Mark Manchester

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Westboro, Missouri • #19881

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at my beloved Va Tech.

Daphne ‘76

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Montclair, VA • #19882

Never look down
always keep your chin up
i am a Marland undergrad and we are here for you
as one ......as one community
MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES FOR NO REASON......

HANG IN THERE’S

GO HOKIES
GO HOKIES
GO HOKIES
GO HOKIES
GO HOKIES

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • MARYLAND • #19883

May God be with all of you and your families.  You are ALL certainly in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Jarvisburg, NC • #19884

Dear VT students, faculty and staff

We are deeply saddened by the tragedy which has occurred on your campus.  We visited VT this past summer, and found it to be a beautiful welcoming place, with such school pride.  With one student in college and one on the way in August, we cannot imagine the pain you are feeling right now.  Please know that you are in our prayers.

The Campasinos

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Stewartstown, PA • #19885

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone touched by such tragidy.  We will never forget.

April 18, 2007, 6:14pm • Arizona • #19886

i can not describe my feelings of shock and sadness of what has happend at Virgina tech, my thoughts are with the familys and students at VT
Ben

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • hertfordshire,England • #19887

I guess I just could send a warm hug to each and one of the Hokie community. My prayers are with you and my deepest condolences.

O.G.

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • Mexico • #19888

I just want to let everyone know that you are all in my prayers! I can’t even begin to imagine how it must feel to lose a love one. However I do know I serve a very loving God. A God who is able to do the impossible. I want you all to know that your in my thoughts and my prayers! Hang in there and be strong! God bless all of you!

Ashley

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • Beloit Kansas • #19889

It is with a sad heart and much prayer that I send my condolences to the students, faculty, staff and family members at VT.  While you are across the nation from me, you are all close in my heart.  I pray that you all receive the strength to move forward during this difficult time.  I also pray that one day the sorrow in your heart will be replaced with peace and joy of the memories of your loved ones.

As a fellow educator, I pray for the leadership of the university that you will be blessed with the wisdom to do what you believe is best for the campus and not waiver in what you believe is best.

Students:  please do not be afraid.  Do not lose sight of your hopes, goals and dreams.  Hold on to your faith and believe in a future you will help build.

Godspeed

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • West Covina, CA • #19890

To all the victims and there familys my prayers are with you.  VT Pride For Life ... a
Huge shout out to the Hokie Nation… LETS GO!!!
HOKIES!!! LETS GO....HOKIES...LETS GO....HOKIES

PS. ::Hug a Hokie::

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • Fredericksburg , VA • #19891

Nuestro pesame a todas las familias, y a todas las personas que cienten la vida de estos jovenes y profesores.

Que encuentren en Dios la pas y Resignacion necesaria en estos momentos.

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • jose.vera@sanmina-sci.com • #19892

My deepest condolences to the entire VT community. I’ll be thinking of you all and praying for you in the days to come. I hope you can take comfort in each other during this terrible time.
With love,
Becky Perman

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • Chicago • #19893

My heart is filled with sorrow. I wish to convey my deepest condolences to the students, parents and staff of VT.

I cannot imagine how this has effected your lives and I just pray that you all will be able to go forward with your lives and be prosperious.

God Bless you all

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • Murraysville WV • #19894

To all the people of Virginia Tech,
I am very sorry for you tradegy, and the loss of loved ones, friends, collegues, and students. I hope that knowing that the thoughts and prayers of others will help during this difficult time. Only time will heal your sorrow. You will never forget what happened on April 16th, 2007, but it will get easier as time passes and you deal with the tradegy and loss.
My sincere condolences,
Haley Cowell

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • Roscoe, PA (graduate student of California Univers • #19895

My thoughts and prayers are with my many friends that still live in Blacksburg, the families of the victims, and the entire Hokie Nation. We Hokies are a strong and very proud group, and we must never forget that - it is what makes us unique.  In a time like this we must lean on each other and offer support in whatever way possible. We must also accept support from the millions of people around the world who have expressed their sincere feelings. May God bless all of those who have been touched by this terrible tragedy.

Damon Claus
Class of ‘06

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • Allison Park, PA • #19896

Words can’t express the sorrow I feel for all the students and family members of the victims.
Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers for many days to come. 

Laurie Simmons, OH

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • Ohio • #19897

we need strict gun control to avoid this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • lansing MI • #19898

God bless all of you in your terrible loss.

Ken O’Brien

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada • #19899

Everyone here at The University of Minnesota express our deepest thoughts and prayers. Here in Golden Gopher Nation-we are all Hokies.
Our deepest condolences.
Bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 6:15pm • Minneapolis, Minnesota • #19900