Condolences, April 18, 2007

You are all in my thoughts and prayers continually.  May God keep your memories sweet and fresh, and may He hold you close as you experience sorrow and loss.  Today, we are ALL Hokies.

Krisann

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Lynchburg, Virginia • #21152

Our thoughts & condolences from far away are no less.We pray for the families of those who lost loved ones & those who are still recovering from such a tragedy.
Angela,David & Todd Mitchell

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Christchurch,South Island,NEW ZEALAND • #21153

God bless all, our prayers are with you!

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • florida • #21154

My heart goes out to everyone at VT. Especially the parents of Matt Gwaltney. God Bless.

A Thomas Dale Parent.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Chester, VA • #21155

There are no words to express the feelings in this website.  I pray that the victims, survivors, friends, families of all involved will feel the arms of the Lord around you with each prayer that has gone up in your honor/memory.  The entire world has lifted you up in prayer and grieves with you. Please feel our love and support and let it strengthen you all. May God Bless you and keep you.

The Wagoners

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Taylorsville, NC • #21156

Understanding life is a lifelong goal. I am deeply saddened by what has happened. They say to live your life so that there is only standing room at your funeral. I know that for all those students and teachers, there will ONLY be standing room. My husband and I will plant a tree in memory of all the students and teachers from VT that have died a sensless death. It will be planted in Sublette, Illinois, town of 400 in the midwest. Love and peace, Gary and Elizabeth Magnuson

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • #21157

My deepest condolences to all of you. My prayers are with you all. Please know that we are all thinking of you, even those a continent away. Try and be strong.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Seattle. Washington • #21158

To the Virgina Tech Families,

My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to all of the families, friends, and “Hokies”. Do not let the actions of one madman take away your spirit.

Sincerely,

Sue B.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Anaheim, California • #21159

May God bless you all, you are in our thoughts and prayers

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Kent, Ohio • #21160

I am an undergraduate student in California. Up until yesterday alls I knew about your college was sports. Never did I imagine that those great walls contained some of the most brilliant young minds that we were all robbed of as a result of this tragedy. I can only imagine what it is like for all of you, students and faculty, to have your home violated in such a manner that makes no sense. As I watch the news and interviews I am impressed with your family.
Carrie Blloom

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Vacaville, California • #21161

My thoughts are with everybody that has been affected by this awful tragedy that occured on Monday 4/16/07. Be strong! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

Nick H.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Glendale, AZ • #21162

We were all so shocked to hear what happened. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the students their families and the loved ones left behind. :(
Many God bless you all,
christine

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Duncan B.C. Canada • #21163

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the survivors and those that lost their lives in this horrific event. May God be with you all.

S.Kelch

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Edmonton, Alberta Canada • #21164

Our family sends our prays and thoughts....Scott, Sheila and Shane

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Chino Hills, California • #21165

As a native Virginian (Newport News), we grieve with all of you. Americans everywhere are ready to support you in every possible way! Your collective spirit, in light of this national tragedy, is an inspiration to us all. John W. McDaniel.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • New Orleans, LA • #21166

I would like to share my condolences with everyone affected by this. I wish everyone well and hope that the injured pull through. I also hope that all of the innocent victims are in a better place and I send my heart out to all of their families.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Stafford, VA • #21167

So, so sad.  My prayers go out to all those lost, their families and friends.  I hope that nut is rotting in hell as I type this.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Brooklyn, NY • #21168

My heart and prayers go out to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • South Lyon, MI • #21169

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who was involved or not involved. It has impacted everyone across the world. And it makes us all think and realize to live our life to the fullest.
My condolences to all the families.
God Bless all of you.

Shannon

April 18, 2007, 7:31pm • Gilbert, Arizona • #21170

Un simple mot pour vous exprimer toutes mes condoléances face à la grande perte qu’à subit votre université.

Dans des situations pareilles, il importe de rester solidaire et de partager notre peine.

Malheureusement, il n’existe pas de raisons pour expliquer un tel événement. Vous avez dû vous le faire dire souvent ces derniers jours…

En terminant, sachez que le monde entier a vu ce qui s’est passé cette fameuse journée et que nous sommes tous avec vous.

Il ne me reste plus qu’à vous souhaiter tout ce que le monde peut vous offrir de plus beau…

Marie-Pier
xxxooo

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Auclair, Québec, Canada • #21171

I would liek to sned my condolences to the virginia tech university, the students, and those effected by the April 16th tragedy that effected your great university. This is tragedy is truly sad, and would make anyone feel down. However, I hope like the phoneix rising from the ashes it gets stronger and better. That everyone will tkae the time to heal, and remember those lost to this tragedy. They may not be in physical form, but there lessons, and times everyone spent with them will be close to the hearts they knew, and from they knew who share the meories of these people will be like a lite buring bright as if they are here with us. They will never be forgotten and they will always be with us. My thoughts and prays will be with you, and I can only say “ LETS GO HOKIES!!! “ - Kevin

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Olmstedville, NY • #21172

My prayers and thoughts are with all the families of the victims and all the students who attend Virginia Tech that they will get through this tough ordeal and begin to heal. God Bless you all!

CMN

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Greenfield, Wisconsin • #21173

Dear Virginia Tech community,
My heartfelt sympathy and thoughts go out to you. I probably cannot totally understand your pain and sorrow but do believe I have some understanding of it as my years attending Central Michigan University were the best of my life. I hope with the support of family and friends that you will be able to work through this.
William Westerman

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Muskegon, MI • #21174

From Pastor Barbara Young of Philadelphia
My church ,family,and my prayers are with all the families and student body of VA Tech.
May the good lord grant you peace , The peace that passes all understanding.

Lets not forget to pray for Mr.Chos faimly also
May God keep you all

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Philadelphia Pa,USA. • #21175

I’m trying to stay strong. But, at times, waves of emotion cause me to burst into tears. The pain is almost more than I can bear. I am a Hokie.

I was lucky to get into Virginia Tech in 1979. Quite honestly, I was even luckier to graduate in 1984. Some of the greatest days of my life were spent on that pastoral campus, surrounded by castles made of Hokie stone. In the fall, the leaves change to create a panorama of orange and maroon, just in time for football season. In the winter, the campus looks like picture on a holiday card. Spring signals a time play Frisbee on the Prairie or take a walk through Slusher beach. Although this spring is different, we will get through these dark days, and we’ll come back even stronger.

“Hokie Nation” is not just a marketing phrase to support our football team. We are a powerful community and we will always be a tight society. We share the same memories; the cold wind in your face as you walk across the Drillfield on your way to class, visions of Michael Vick racing down the sideline, a juicy cheeseburger at Mike’s, and a laugh with your friends at Top of the Stairs. 

For the rest of our lives, we will raise our voices and proclaim with boundless pride, “I AM A HOKIE!”

Dale Alderman ‘84

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Chantilly, VA • #21176

Your feelings of grief and sadness cannot be truly understood unless one has experienced a similar event.  Please know that my prayers are with each and everyone of you and your families as you walk through the valley of the shadow of death.  My hope is that God will strengthen you now and in the days to come and that He will send His peace to comfort you and sustain you. 
May God Bless You.

Janet Raybon

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Charlotte, North Carolina • #21177

Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for the families and friends of those who were harmed by this senseless act. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
Nicole

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Waymart, PA • #21178

I am so saddened by the tragic events of April 16th. No one else can feel your sorrow but sometimes knowing others care and share your loss may be a source of strength annd courage. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this.

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • JMU Alumni New Hampshire • #21179

My prayers are with all the victims’s families and friends. May God give you peace during this difficult time.

Debbie

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Richmond, Virginia • #21180

May your sense of community be your source of strength during this time of sorrow.

God bless the Hokies.

William and Mary loves you!

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Williamsburg, VA • #21181

To everyone at Virginia Tech,

Our thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you.  May God be with all of you, and know that many, many people are praying for you.

God Bless

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Sligo, PA • #21182

Everyone is praying for Virginia Tech!!
And I NEVER pray.. lol.
You Hokies are very inspiring throughout this whole thing. It’s amazing how mature a lot of you seem to be. I’m very sorry for your losses, and I hope life goes on and will eventually get better for you all.
For friends lost; They are no longer suffering.

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • A NEW YORKER LIVING IN ITALY • #21183

Mere words are unable to express the sadness I feel for you now.  Please, please, please, know that deep within my heart I am praying for all of you every day, for this is all I can do.  My hope is that you will feel the strength of these prayers during this terrible, terrible, time in your lives.  I live in Ohio & have a daughter in college.  She is grieving for you thru FaceBook.  I am thankful the kids have someplace to go, for it touches them too.  I will continue to pray specifically for the families of Virginia Tech.
Sandy

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Fairfield, OH USA • #21184

I am very saddened for this terrible tragedy that has affected a large community. Our love and support goes to everyone that was affected. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families,friends and students affected of Virginia Tech during this difficult time of loss. I know that your great strength of family, friends, a loving god and a great community will help you at this time of loss. “You are all in our thoughts and prayers.” Remember that “Those who live in the hearts of others never die.”

Our deepest condolences,
Laura Vielma ,Alenai ,Elias Cortez

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Fort Worth, Texas • #21185

My family and I would like to send our deepest condolences thoughts and prayers to all of the victims of this tragic campus shooting. This really touches home I am the lady who was wounded in the 1990 shooting at Carrol College in Montana I really have no words for you except hug each other let your friends and family and other victims walk beside you in this terrible time of sorrow. I will tell you as the years pass you will never forget your loved ones you lost or what took place on this terrible day but don’t ever lose your faith in God let him also walk beside you every day.

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Sedona Arizona USA • #21186

God bless all of the victims and your families. The entire world is praying for you and wishing that all of you find some peace.

Jessica and Cecil Davis

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Jackson, MI • #21187

I’m sorry that this sad event has happened to you and your families.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Lean on each other to stay strong, and know that the west coast hearts are with you as well.

Take care,
Michelle

April 18, 2007, 7:32pm • Folsom, CA • #21188

My heartaches for all who had a loved one killed. So senseless. Why anyone would do such a thing. God give you strength to face the days ahead. And know you are in our prayers. God Bless You.

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Lafayette, Indiana • #21189

I cannot begin to understand what the victims and their families are feeling, but my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you!!!  The angles are watching over and you will all pull through this.  God Bless.

E.W

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Shelton, CT • #21190

I could not imagine this happening at our campus.
I feel so helpless in a time like this, and if you could give your heart away to make someone hurt less, I would.

Let Love hear your heart. Hold on to Jesus, Hes holding you.

Michelle Laneave
Concord University

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Athens, WV, USA • #21191

My deepest sympathy to the families of the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy. 

Debbie Trent

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Prince George, Virginia • #21192

Words cannot express the sadness I feel for the students of Virginia tech and the friends and families affected by this horrific act of violence.

I wish you peace, comfort, and strength.

People all around the world are embracing you.

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Wendy Madison, Wisconsin • #21193

I was not there and never knew those people who were murdered, but their death hurts me a lot. I am tongue-tied.I can’t speak. Can’t say anything. Can’t believe anything. Can’t do anything. My senses are suspended. It very much feels like an unreality. I am frozen yet alive with angst. Too many complex emotions to sort out. Just wanna cry.  I believe we are living in The Times. Keep you in my prayers as i wrestle with God on this issue. It hurts a whole lot.

Val

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Chicago • #21194

My prayers are with you all. This is so terribly sad.
Laura Powers

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Sunrise, Florida • #21195

Stay strong Hokies.  You have my deepest sympathies.  A nation mourns with you.  I will always have a place for Virginia Tech in my heart.

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #21196

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time.

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Birmingham, AL,USA • #21197

You guys have handled yourself with the utmost dignity......the fact that you still stand by your school is inspiring.  God Bless all Hokies out there in the World....KW

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Brooklyn, NY, USA • #21198

Words cannot express the sadness we feel.  May God hold each of you in his arms and guide you through this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Becker

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Albrightsville Pa. • #21199

May God the creator of the universe, cover your campus during this time.  May you all feel him as you are walking across campus, as you are working on campus, and as you are healing as a campus.  Know that God has you in the palms of his hands and that he is not going to let you fall. 

I read 2 Samuel 22 when I am down or discouraged, it reminds me that God will do anything and everything to get to his children. 

I will continue to pray for you as a community and for the families over the next days and weeks. 

God, protect and keep them.  Strengthen them and guide them.  Let fear not enter any of them at VT, rather let them know that you are in control and that you are the one leading them through this dark time.  Bless them Lord God.  Bless them with the memories of their fallen friends, bring smiles to their faces.  We praise you God, for we know that in the end you are the one who will prevail. Amen.

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • st. paul, MN • #21200

My heart goes out to the students and families affected by this un-welcome tragedy. I am thinking of you all in your time of need and hope that the healing process is one without hardship.

I am a student at JMU. The entire JMU campus is in a state of shock. We are thinking of you and want to let you all know, “Today we are all Hokies.”

April 18, 2007, 7:33pm • Richmond/Harrisonburg, Virginia • #21201