Condolences, April 18, 2007

My dear Virginia Tech Staff and Students,

Romans 8:28a And we know that in all things God works for good of those who love Him.

James 1:2-3,12 Condiser it pure joy, my bothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance. Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love Him.

Philippians 4:13 I can do everything through Him who gives me strength

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

I hope these are helpful! My prayers go out to all of you invovled! Stay strong and be brave!

In Christ,
Tiffany Kelly

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Moreno Valley , CA USA • #19901

HOKIE’S
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. KNOW YOUR LOVED ONES ARE WATCHING OVER YOU NOW AND ALWAYS, AND THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE PRAYING FOR YOU.

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • CROWN POINT, IN • #19902

Dear Virginia Tech students,
I am an eleven year old boy in Pennsyvania,
I am so sorry to hear what happened and am worried that it will happen hear

Sincerly,
James Romberger.

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • York Pa • #19903

You are in our prayers. The families are in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Delano, MN • #19904

Our hearts and prayers are with all of you. All of America grieves with you. To the loved ones of those taken, God will be with you. Lean on Him with your grief and He will help you. Again, our family is so saddened by the senseless of this tragedy. God bless you all.
Marca, Steve and Kelsey Caruso

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Navarre, FL • #19905

Dear Virginia Tech faculty, students, and staff,

I am so deeply sorry for the trauma and loss you have suffered this week. I still can’t believe this happened, and I imagine many of you are still in shock about it too. Please know that I’m one more person thinking of you and praying for you. And please don’t hesitate to take help and support from people who care about you...there are a lot of us out there!

God bless,
Jen S.
(University of Minnesota graduate student)

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Minneapolis, MN, USA • #19906

Virginia Tech
I am a normal girl who likes to play and have fun
I wonder why people have to take out anger with guns
I hear the sorrow of loved ones that have college kids lives taken away
I see kids souls, who had so much potencial, snatched by a roune peice of metal
I want to help them but know i cant
I am a normal girl who likes to play and have fun
I pretend i don’t have a brother who is also an enginer going to college
I feel the anxiety of the mothers who don’t know wether or not they sill have a child
I touch the mind of the sisters who regret things they might have said and not have said
I worry for all the siblings through a tragedy like this
I cry for all the fathers with young athletes who will never catch another ball
I am a normal girl who likes to play and have fun
I understand that nothing i say or do will take away the grief
I say don’t do things you’ll regret, but did anyone think their life would end so soon
I dream of the day that no one will be apprehensive about their children leaving
I try not to let my parents worry but in this day and age it’s hard
I hope that those who have died find peace where they rest
I am a normal girl who likes to play and have fun sydney r.

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • austin texas • #19907

Dear faculty and Students of Virginia Tech,
I grieve for your loss. God bless all of you in your continuing education and what ever you choose to do in your career. Please keep the faith.

Dom Johnjulio

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • New Bedford, Pa. USA • #19908

To all who have been affected by this tragedy at VT.  There are so many posts with eloquent words, thoughts, and prayers, that say what we all are thinking, feeling, and praying.  Just wanted to add that the nation, the world grieves with you all, and even those of us across this country have heavy hearts. 

Do not forget while we grieve for the families and the victims that the family of Cho Seung-Hui must also be grieving and wondering how and why their loved one could have done this. We must also pray for them, and for the tortured soul of their loved one. 

God, please bless all those who are affected by this week’s tragedy. Let them know Your mercy, and Your everlasting love.

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Chino, CA • #19909

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those that have been affected by this horror. As a mother of a soon to be college student, I am horrified that this could ever happen. So many lives cut short by violence. Maybe these lives lost can help others from being taken by this type of violence. Let us learn from this horror and prevent it from happening again. May these lives lost never be forgotten.

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Waynesboro, Virginia • #19910

Dear Faculty & Students,

I do not have enough words to express how sorry I am to hear about what happened and to know about the lives that were lost this week in your campus. I speak for my self as an alumni of the University of Miami, but my heart right now is with the Hookies and I hope that someway, somehow you all can find peace. May god bless and I will always be thinking of all of you.

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Cape Coral, FL • #19911

God Bless all those affected by this act of anger.  The living defeat this act of horror by their unity and willingness to carry on with their lives.  Anger is defeated with love and by my observasions of the Virginia Tech community this unspeakable act of destruction has been soundly overcome.  My prayers are with the Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Allentown PA • #19912

From the depths of my soul I cry out in anguish for your loss, our loss as a Nation, that such a thing could happen is beyond comprehension. I cry out to God to comfort all who have suffered in this tragedy and that He may wipe away our tears and comfort our hearts. My prayers, thoughts and my love go out to all of you at Virginia Tech University...to the faculty and to all the students, to the families who lost their loved ones and to the family of the one who committed this heinous crime against humanity.

Priscilla Corona

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Ontario, California 91761 • #19913

Thinking of you all.
Chris Ward

The University of Manchester, UK.

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • UK • #19914

My deepest sympathy to all of the students, faculty, and families at VT. My heart and tears are with all of you. I can’t imagine what all of you must be going through. You are all in my thoughts everyday. This tragedy will never be forgotten. Words can’t describe what i feel for all of you. I think it is so beautiful what a tight-knit community you all are at VT. Good Luck to all of you in your future!

My deepest sympathy and love,
Heather Moser
Delaware Tech

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Wilmington, DE • #19915

Dear,
Students,Friends,and Families from Virginia Tech.

My prayers and thoughts go out to all the students,friends, and families from Virginia Tech.
My thoughts go out to the victims and to those who lost loved ones. I’m sorry to hear what happen on April 16th 2007.

Kayla Ladd

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Chatham Ontario Canada • #19916

Even though we are thousands of miles away, please know that in our hearts and our minds we feel your pain and are standing right next to you.

April 18, 2007, 6:16pm • Melbourne, Australia • #19917

my heart hurts with you all. My prayers and throughts are are with you.

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Hamilton Ontario Canada • #19918

My heart goes out to all of the students and families at Virgina Tech. God speed and God Bless all of you.
dana

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Granite Bay, Calif. USA • #19919

Dear Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends,
While my own sense of sadness and loss must pale in comparison to those experiencing this first-hand, just know that the nation is mourning with you. Do not worry that this terrible tragedy should reflect poorly on Virginia Tech. Quite the opposite as we have watched your community come together and set an admirable, amazing example of strength, support and resilience. You have shown yourselves to be true leaders and compassionate human beings. I look forward to today’s students graduating and channeling their energies into making our world a better place.

My fellow UVA alumni and I will proudly don the Maroon and Orange this Friday, showing our Hokie Pride, our Hokie Spirit and our love and support for our collegiate brothers and sisters. God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #19920

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

The Ministry and Family of First Pentecostal Church of Paris, Texas

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Paris, Texas • #19921

My heart goes out to all affected by this senseless tragedy.  Your strength is an inspiration to us all.  You are all in my prayers.

Summers Family

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Largo, FL • #19922

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and families as they greive the loss of thier loved ones.As for the students, may you look at life knowing how precious it is and not to take things for granted.Those who lost thier lives are heros and will be always remembered for thier courage. God Bless Virgina Tech.

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Welland, Ontario CANADA • #19923

We are praying for their souls...we are praying for their families and friends.
We are praying for every lost.
God Bless.
Estamos rezando por sus almas.... estamos rezando por sus familiares y amigos.
Estamos rezando por cada perdida.
Dios los Bendiga.

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Palm Harbor. Florida • #19924

I’m from Holland and realy shocked to hear this sad news on dutch television. Why is this world so mad? Condoleances to you all!

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Helmond • #19925

My deepest sympathy to all the victims families.
Our prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Bessemer, Alabama • #19926

My heart and deepest sympathies go out to all of those who have been affected by this tragedy. You are in my thoughts and prayers, and I know that your strength as a University and family will continue to grow through time.

With love from the University of Pittsburgh,
Candy

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #19927

God Bless the students, faculty, and families of Virginia Tech and provide strength to see you all through this tragedy. R DuPree ‘96

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Arlington, VA • #19928

I can’t even begin to imagine the feelings and thoughts that all of the VT families are going through at this sad, sad time. My friends, and family members have talked and grieved for all of your losses. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. This tragedy had affected all of our lives.

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Powder Springs, Ga • #19929

I am in completely sadend at what has happened to your community.It makes me think it could have happened anywhere. Please know that you are not alone our enitre community in Madison is thinking of you. I would like to send my deepest sympathy to the family, friends and staff of the victims.
You will be in my thoughts and prayers. I wish you all the best of luck in the future.

Angela,

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Madison WI • #19930

Dear students and faculty of Virginia Tech .I would like to offer you my condolences and respect on behalf of all Muslim community here in Philadelphia.We pray that god will help all the grieving families to get through this painful tragedy .Our thoughts and prayes are with you.
God bless all of you.
Lobna Fritis

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Philadelphia,PA • #19931

My deepest sympathies to all of the students, faculty and families of all those affected. Prayers are being said for each of you.  God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Lafayette, LA • #19932

Mi mas sentido pesame a todas las familias y amigos de cienten la tragedia.

que encuentren en dios la Paz y resignacion para estos momentos

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Guadalajara Jalisco • #19933

I would simply wish to express my sympathy with all the family and friends of the deceased. May they all rest in peace.

What a waste of life!

Damien Byrne

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Bray, Co Wicklow, Ireland • #19934

Students, Faculty, Parents and Friends,

I am an adult and a parent and I am grieving for the loss you and this nation have suffered.  Mere words cannot express the saddness that I feel for you all.  No one should ever have to suffer such a senseless act and everyone is left to wonder why. 

Somehow I pray that you will all find a way to go on and find peace in all of this.  I can only say that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bobbie

April 18, 2007, 6:17pm • Knoxville, TN • #19935

To those who are suffering the loss of a loved one from this terrible shooting rage.
My husband and I sat here watching the Memorial on TV hurting with you. It is so sad to see something like this happen. To do the best for our children, then something like this to take them from us for no reason. I know there isn’t much one can say at a time like this, but our hearts and prayers are with you all. They need not be afraid anymore, but we still have to fear who is at our back. The loved ones that have been taken away from us are now at rest and no longer in pain.

To those of you who are still healing from your wounds, may God strengthen you and make you stronger each and every day. May you find true peach with God knowing that you did your best in trying to cover your friends backs.
We are only here for a short time, but things like this are not called for. God be with you all and may it comfort you to know that there are many out here that hurt for you and your loved ones as well. You are in our prayers. God be with you all until you and your loved ones meet again. “We will all meet again” on another shore.

The Krom’s (Naomi & Steven)

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • Carlisle, Pa. • #19936

In a thousand tomorrows we will never forget today
-A. Chandler

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • Canada • #19937

Even though we are far away in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, we share in the loss of many lives. It makes us think if anyone is really safe in this world. Many Newfoundland and Labrador students share with you our condolences. However, this should not be a time of sorrow, but a time for celebration of the lives of the students and staff who left this earth before their time. This devastation has touched the lives of many of us here in our Province and in our country Canada.

On behalf of my family and myself we grieve with you at this time and wish the best to everyone in the future. May all your wishes and dreams be fulfilled.

Jennifer O’Brien
Newfoundland and Labrador
Post Secondary School student

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada • #19938

I am shocked and very saddened by this tragic event. My thoughts and heartfelt prayers go out to all the students and families that have lost love ones. I have two young boys myself and cannot begin to imagine the pain that you must be suffering.

Corrine Faulkner

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • N.Ireland • #19939

To the Hokie Family:
The nation is keeping you in prayer.  May your memories sustain you during this difficult time.  Keep the faith, and lean not on your own understanding but acknowlege him and he shall direct your paths.  We pray for the families, students, staff and alumni as you deal with this tragedy.  Please know that you are not alone for everyone is praying FOR you and WITH you.

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • Ashland, Virginia • #19940

To the faculty, staff, administrators, security, and police:  Don’t feel you are to blame.  You did what you could. 

God bless all of you involved.  Our prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • Palmer, TX • #19941

MY CONDELENCES TO STUDENTS BODY, FACULTY MENBERS AND FAMILIES

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • brockton, MA,USA • #19942

I just want to say my heart goes out to every victims family and friends. Also, we will always remember 4/16. All of the victims and their families are in my thoughts and prayers.

-Matt H.

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • Liverpool, New York • #19943

My family wishes the students and faculty their sincere condolences and prayers in this time of loss and speedy recovery to those injured in the horrific incident on Monday, I am amazed at the courage of the students and their committment to their college what a Community that must be!! GO HOKIES!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • Prichard WV • #19944

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.

We recenly lost a dear one to an untimely death.  These words helped ease some of the pain.  May you too take comfort in them:

You can shed tears that she is gone
or you can smile because she has lived.

You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.

Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her or you can be full of the love you shared.

You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.

You can remember her and only that she’s gone
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.

You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back or you can do what she’d want: smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Author Unknown

God Bless

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • Irvine, CA • #19945

As a retired elementary teacher , I am so sorry about the very sad news from Virginia Tech. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time.

April 18, 2007, 6:18pm • Valdosta, Georgia • #19946

Dear Students , Faculty, and All at Virginia Tech,

Those departed whom we remember have entered into the peace of life eternal. They still live on earth in the acts of goodness they
preformed and in the hearts of those who cherish their memory.
May the beauty of their life abide among us as a loving
benediction.............

Nancy

April 18, 2007, 6:19pm • Seattle, WA • #19947

To all families, friends, students and faculty at Verginnia Tech.  Your loss if very painful.  Words of true comfort are very difficult to find at a time like this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow.  A terrible tragedy.
The Holts

April 18, 2007, 6:19pm • Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. • #19948

How do you hang on to yesterday with the memories of friends and family that you thought where here to stay

What would you have said to those you love in the short seconds you had to say what you needed to say

Do you wish you could go back into the hands of time and ask them to hold on to give you one more try

Life is so quick to change in the blink of an eye with the only thing left is for tears that you cry

It takes years to forget the pain, and a lifetime to forget there smiles, laughs and names

When you look up in the sky now it has a whole new meaning now knowing the ones you love are up there kneeling

And some how threw the pain of this all you have to forgive him its the right thing to do and pray hard for his family there hurting like you

Only God knows why this tragedy came about He knows what he is doing no matter how loud you shout

How do we stop this from happening again..thats what you hear all day on CNN

We all know there is nothing that can be done, its part of life remember God gave us his son.

So instead of gossip on the t.v. and radio get on your knees and ask the lord above pray for the families the victims of that gun

But more than ever pray for the soul that cannot be undone

April 18, 2007, 6:19pm • rockport, tx • #19949

May our Heavenly Father be with you and your loved ones during this horrific time in your lives.  May he lay his loving hands on your hearts.  Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with each and everyone of you!!  Mr. and Mrs. Michael McDole Sr.  Prince George County, Virginia

April 18, 2007, 6:19pm • Prince George, VA • #19950