Condolences, April 18, 2007

I’m speechless.... so shocked, so sad, so, so sorry, may Angels watch over the victims, families, and friends.. always.......

April 18, 2007, 7:12pm • Fort Saskatchewan Alberta ...... Michelle Speelman • #20802

Dear students,families,faculty of Virginia Tech,
My heart aches for the people who were killed,injured, and the people who witnessed the violent acts that took place on Monday. I have a daughter who is a freshman at Millersville University and as a parent I just can’t imagine the pain that you are know going thru. Remember the lost as they were, not as symbols of loss and the horror of that day. Pray for the family of the shooter, I don’t know how I could handle the fact that my child did such a unspeakable act.I wish I could hug each and everyone one of you,I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers,and pray that you find the strength to move on and heal.God Bless, Cindy Arnold

April 18, 2007, 7:12pm • Lebanon,Pa. • #20803

Virginia Tech know that you’re in our thoughts and prayers. VT’s strength has touched the hearts of people across the country.

April 18, 2007, 7:12pm • Washington, DC • #20804

I am a mother of children close to the age of students from Virginia Tech. I have cousins who have children there. My uncle graduated from Tech. I can’t even begin to express the feelings I have, there are many. I just wanted you all to know how proud I am of you. The ones who lost their life will never be too far away~they will live forever in your heart.

April 18, 2007, 7:12pm • Luray, Virginia • #20805

I want to share my heartbreak and sadness over what has happened to the community at Virginia tech. and it’s family and friends. May God bless all of you and comfort you through this very sad time. I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers...God Bless

April 18, 2007, 7:12pm • Lewiston,Maine • #20806

All of us students at St. Ursula Academy in Cincinnati, Ohio are praying for the entire VT community during these trying days. Forever the victims will be in our hearts as well as their loved ones and friends. Love each other and be strong for one another. Millions of people are praying for you at this difficult time. We love you and God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 7:12pm • Cincinnati, Ohio • #20807

To all of the families and lives touched by this horrible tragedy I would like to extend my deepest regret and condolences.I feel that the hokies will rise again and be better because of this!!Keep your heads up HOKIES!The nation mourns with you and feels your pain.We are with you in spirit and soul HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 7:12pm • FlatRock,Michigan • #20808

Even though we never met before ... me and my family would like to give our deepest condolences to the individuals and their family.... We will continue to pray for the individuals family strength

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Rahway, New Jersey USA • #20809

My deepest thoughts and prayers go out to y’all. My deepest condolences.
M.C

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Knoxville, TN • #20810

One cannot comprehend the circumstances the Virginia Tech family is experiencing.  I express my deepest sympathy to all those affected and each of you are in my thoughts and prayers.  Remain strong and support and rely on each other through this difficult time.

Steve

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Clinton Township, Michigan • #20811

I’m kinda at a loss for words.  All I can say is...All of us here send our DEEPEST condolences. 

K. Watts

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Martinsville, Virginia • #20812

My thoughts and prayers are with all the students, faculty and families of those affected by tragedy.  May God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Sandy Ridge, NC • #20813

God Bless each of you, people around the World are praying for you all, this is a sensless tragedy that should have never happened. Our thoughts are with you. Stay strong.

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • St. Albert, Alberta, Canada • #20814

My heart aches for you, and I pray for comfort at this time.

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Merrillville, IN • #20815

I am shocked from the events that occured at Virginia Tech University and am very sorry for your losses. My heart sank when I heard the news and I am lost with words as I try to find the right ones to say to all of you.

My prayers are out to all of you who have experienced such a horrific event in your life time.

Peace and Love.

Thang Ky

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Memphis, Tennessee • #20816

From one university student to the whole population at Virgina Tech, my heart is with you.  Innocent people should not be subject such violence.  And a school should be a place of sanction.  My thoughts are with you and I know that you are all strong enough to overcome this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • #20817

To all Students, Faculty, Alumni and Friends of Virgina Tech.

Words of course cannot express the sorrow we all feel throughout the country. I was near the North Tower of the WTC on 9-11 and literally ran for my life that day. Please know all of New York City is praying for you. When all of the media leaves and life get’s back ot “normal” I urge you to please do not be afraid to reach out and seek guidance, support and help from the emotional supporting foundation that is being built for you as a result of this unspeakable tragedy.

God’s Speed

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • NEW YORK CITY • #20818

My heart goes out to all of the students, faculty, and parents. As a teacher, I had a moment of prayer this morning with my students.
We are so saddened by what had happened, our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Bedford, NH • #20819

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every single person dealing with this loss.  Stay strong and God bless

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Pittsburgh, Pa • #20820

We would like to take all of you in our arms and with a loving hug ease the pain you and your community and so many families across the nation are enduring as a result of Monday’s tragedy.  So many talented individuals were taken at one time but our heavens are all the richer.  God needed help in bringing peace back to this world of ours, now in so much turmoil.  He picked from the very best...there’s a phrase in Spanish that states..."Dios se sirve de lo bueno para ayudar en su mission” “God takes the good ones to help in his mission.” He now has an awesome team to help with his mission.  To the family of the Professor who protected his students with his own body and life...that is what being an “educator” is all about...live proudly for he died honorably and has set an example for many educators to come.
May God wrap you in his warm embrace and give you comfort throughout this time.

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Eagle Pass, Texas • #20821

As a fellow student, mother, and teacher, I would like to send my deepest condolences to all those touched by this event. Unless we have experienced it first hand, there is no way we can understand the loss and despair felt by the family and friends of the victims. I pray that through it all there may be a glimmer of light in the darkness. I pray that glimmer can be seen through the faith and the love that stretches literally around the world, as people everywhere in every land, grieve with those left behind. May God’s comfort and grace sustain you in this time.
I pray too for the family of the gunman.  This was not the dream they upheld for their young son. Their devistation must be so incredibly difficult to bear as well.
God’s peace to you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Seaside, Oregon • #20822

My deepest condolences. I will learn the names and life stories of the victims so as to remember them for how they lived. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Hamilton, Canada. • #20823

To the students, teachers and staff at VT.
Hold your heads up high, come together and be strong. You all share something that not alot of people will understand, use this and benefit from it. Smile and laugh. Live your lives to the fullest on the behalf of those who have missed their oppurtunity. They would much rather you continued their memory in love, laughter and fun as they would of done.
Once again, be strong the worlds thoughts and prayers are with you. But only you can continue in their memory

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Hamilton, New Zealand • #20824

Words could never completely express the pain you are feeling,or the sympathy others are trying to express Be strong, be there for each other and never stop sharing your thoughts and feelings as they will not only help you heal but they will help those who hear them as well

God Bless all of you students, friends, families and staff

The Stinson family

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Brockton Mass • #20825

We are all very shocked here in the UK to hear about the tragic events in your campus. Although it is difficult to imagine what you must be going through, we would like you to know that our thoughts are with you all. If any good can come of this, let’s hope that those in power will review the US gun laws.

Ali and Steve

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • London, England • #20826

May your memories of your lossed loved ones sustain you at this terrible time.  Carry their spirit in your hearts.  My heart is broken for all those affected by this senseless act.  I pray for you, that you may find strength to endure.

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Lunenburg MA • #20827

To the students of virginia tech,

As a mother of two grown sons, I watched in horror as things unfolded on Monday, I watched through tears at the convocation.  As the tv cameras scanned through the audience, my heart broke for each of you.  I wanted to just reached and HUG all of you as only a mother can do.  I pray for you and your families daily and know in my heart that you will survive.  Please accept my deepest condolences and all of my hugs.
OOOOOOOOOO DONNA OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Mechanicsville, MD • #20828

As a parent of a vibrant young woman, I cannot even imagine what the victims families and friends are feeling.  My heart, thoughts and prayers are with all of the VT community.  May you find comfort in this strong community.  God bless.  Jenn

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Ishpeming, MI • #20829

Never Alone
by Rodney Belcher
I feel you in the morning
When at first I awake
Your thought is with me
With each decision I make

You’d been around forever
Since the first breath I took
Now I have to go on alone
But for love, I need not look

Cause by what you bestowed
In our short time together
Will last in my heart
Forever and ever

Although you’ve left
And now walk above
I’m never alone
I’m wrapped in your love

Enjoy now your long waited reward
Feel peace that your love continues on
What was taught to me, will be taught to mine
Cause you live on in me even after you’ve gone

To all those families and friends that lost a love one…our prayers are with you…hold on…I know it’s hard when one losses a love one…keep it strong and remember all the good memories…we are all with you guys…to all the families and friends that are affected terribly by the tradgedy that occurred on April 16th we will always remember.
This poem is for all the ones that passed on to a better life! KEEP STRONG!
Keep the faith
May God Bless All
You guys will always be in my prayers may God help us all!

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Moreno Valley • #20830

Cast your burdens on the Lord Jesus and he will bare your load for you. If you do not know him please visit my church website prayerbaptistchurch.ws

May God Bless You
Scott

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Norris SC • #20831

Dear Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and Friends,
We want to sent our deepest sympathy to all families, faculty, brothers,sisters, and friends of Virginia Tech.
No matter how far apart we are, we are so close in our feelings. This tragedy has moved us so deeply when seeing those who we consider our own, under fire from a gunman.
We pray to Our Savior for those who died.
And we send God daily prayers for your peace, and for the families left behind.
We are also praying that this horror never happens again in our soil.
We are one nation under God, and with all our hearts, once more we will pray to keep us safe.
God bless all of you. We feel a great responsibility to pray for all fo you.

Alicia Bencomo
fdon18@comcast.net

April 18, 2007, 7:13pm • Miami, Florida. • #20832

Hermanos mios que sufren, pido de todo corazon a Dios que les otorgue fuerzas y valor para soportar este sufrimiento que llevan, y tambien que Dios perdone a su hijo que equivocó su camino.

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Mexico • #20833

I am deeply saddened by this tragedy and can only pray for the students, teachers and families to have strength, hope and find peace within your souls.
My deepest sympathies,
Thinking of you all,
Lisa

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Montreal, Quebec • #20834

To all of you at VT,

My sincere heart-felt sympathies for your loss and for the dark shadow cast over your daily lives by this heinous and senseless act.  May you each find your way to heal and recover.  May humanity find a way to asuage the urge towards so much useless violence.  May you know all the compassion that surrounds you.

Julie

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • San Francisco, CA • #20835

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Stay strong and know people out there do care and are thinking of you.

The Kerr Family
Palm Desert, CA

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Palm Desert, CA • #20836

This tragedy has scarred the lives of so many people.  Very like so many who endure other tragedies, described so eloquently by Nikki Giovanni.  [Thanks for posting the transcript; I was looking for it!]

She spoke of how pain can be resolved and/or accepted, creating new wisdom and energy and increasing the capacity for productivity.  I was quite moved when I watched the live telecast.

A significant feature of this event is its unexpectedness.  Nevertheless, I thought of how our servicemen [I am a US citizen living in New Zealand] and innocent civilians in Iraq and elsewhere are terrorized and hideously murdered every day.  The families of these victims are as sorrowful as those of VT victims.  Likewise those who survive & who witnessed the carnage.

I thought of the perpetrator and others like him.  These kinds of events perpetuate themselves because the horror seared into the psyche of victims warps personalities, values, perceptions.  I wonder what happened to the gunman in his life that surely made him suffer too.  Are there other sons and daughters in that family?  What are the parents like?  What happened to all of them in Korea?

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Wellington, New Zealand • #20837

Please know that you are in my prayers and those of my family.

I traveled to your beautiful campus many times to visit Hokie friends while I was in college at UNC-CH. Just as you, I never believed that such a horrible event could occur there.

God bless you all as you try to move forward from this.

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Morrisville, NC, USA • #20838

We will keep all victims in our thoughts and prayers.  This was a very senseless and horrendous
act.  In times like this, keep your family and friends close and your children even closer.  May time heal and God’s speed. 

The Roberts

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Big Stone Gap, Virginia • #20839

To Whom it may concern:

My name is Kish Johnson. I am from Dodge Center Minnesota and just would like to let the faculty and students know that we at the Albert Lea Vineyard Church will be praying for you as you are going through this very rough time. Please let me know if there is anything we can do.

My prayers are with everyone!!!!!! Please let me know if we can do anything

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Dodge Center, MN • #20840

In hard times we must not lose our faith and forget our purpose in life. We must be strong and not fall victim to the evil that may arise out of an event such as this. This is the time to stand together. Not only as an affected community, but a nation that refuses to let this tragedy be forgotten or repeated. I send my prayer and condolences to all those affected by this horrific tragedy. We must keep our faith in God and look onto him for reassurance.

God Bless,

Killey Mayer-McKinney

*****Proverbs 3:5
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Lancaster, CA • #20841

Azusa Pacific University is praying for your school, your students, your faculty, and everyone involved. Our hearts go out to you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Azusa, CA • #20842

My prayer goes out to each individual person whether it be family or friends.  This has been a tragic event to the whole nation.  It is a time that we must come together as a nation.

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Pomona, CA, United States • #20843

I don’t know any of the people that died or their families but i send my condolences and prayers. I don’t know how it feels to loose someone cuz i haven’t lost no one yet but it must be sad. Everything happens for a reason and maybe god had something better for those who lost their lives in heaven. Hard times may come but good times are here to stay. Keep your head up high becuase tomorrow will be a better day!

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Paterson, NJ • #20844

I pray for all the victims, families, and friends involved with the VT shootings, and I wish for the best in the coming weeks.

- EmSUP

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Charlotte, North Carolina • #20845

I was shocked to hear of the devasting news.  My thoughts & prayers are with everyone who has been touched by this tragedy. God Bless & Stay Strong.

A. Munroe

April 18, 2007, 7:14pm • Halifax, NS Canada • #20846

I am so sorry for this tragedy at vt…
May God be with the victims and the families..

April 18, 2007, 7:15pm • Baltimore, MD • #20847

To Virginia Tech students, faculty and the families
My deepest condolences to all that have been personally affected by Monday’s tragic events at Virginia Tech. You are not alone, we the entire nation… entire world is with you. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. I wish GOD will give the families and friends strength, courage to come out from this accident.

University of Idaho Alumni

April 18, 2007, 7:15pm • Irvine, California/Orange County • #20848

Dear Faculty, Students and Staff at Virginia
Tech, I am keeping you in my daily prayers and thoughts.  I am praying that each of you find the strength to get through this awful time in our history.  Please know that others care about you.  With deepest sympathy

April 18, 2007, 7:15pm • Forked River, NJ • #20849

Our thoughts and prayers are with the students and faculty of Virginia Tech and their family and friends. It is in times like these that we as Americans must join together in support of our fellows brothers and sisters in Christ. It is with a very heavy heart that I write these words to you.  I would like to share some word with you that have helped me through many trials.  They are the words of Joshua 1:9 which says, “Be strong and take courage. Do not fear or be dismayed for the Lord will go before you and His light will show the way.” May we all be a light for you in the coming months as you begin to assemble the pieced of your lives back together.  May God bless you all.

Sincerely,
Denise Turner

April 18, 2007, 7:15pm • Madison, MS • #20850

I am a student at the University of Waikato in New Zealand, everyone here is shocked and saddened by the horrible tragedy that has occured.  I cannot begin to understand your pain but please know that all around the world there is love and concern going out to everyone involved.

*Surrey NZ*

April 18, 2007, 7:15pm • Waikato, New Zealand • #20851