Condolences, April 18, 2007

We pray for peace and brotherhood within the educational institutions...a sacred place should not be turned into a scared place for future students.I understand NO words can fill the loss of their beloved family member.May God give peace to souls of everyone who were brutally killed and heartfelt consolations to their families.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Morris plains,NJ • #21252

I have watched this horrible event as everyone else around the world. I am sickened and heartbroken.It is not the world we all relate to.My heart is heavy andbeyond sad as I see what has happened.But i have adifferent perspective in that I also grieve for the young man who did this.How sick must he have been? Who in their right mind would do such a thing? I cant imagine the pain!We are all human and for whatever reason this person did’t know it. Did’t feel it. He had noone to relate to and i am sure that he had a serious mental illness that noone helped him with.I have learned much about mental illness in the last few years and it is scary!!! No one wants to discuss it .I am sure that mental illness is responsible for so much of these horrible, unexplainable events. It is an illness!!!I am still so sorry for what you have endured. Just know that so many are praying for you and we will never forget.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • #21253

WITH GREAT SYMPATHY,
PLEASE KNOW THAT MANY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
ARE WITH ALL THE FAMILIES EFFECTED BUY THIS SENSELESS ACT, MAY GOD BE WITH ALL OF YOU.

MCDOUGALL FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • SALISBURY, MA. • #21254

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the families at this tagic time.  We will continue to pray for those who past as well as the victims who are still recovering.  I can not even begin to feel the pain of the families and loved ones.  Our prayers and love are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Louisville, Ohio USA • #21255

Our thoughts & prayers are with everyone at Tech.  Watching this horrible event unfold was very painful as we are parents of Hokie Alumni.  It is with much sadness we send this note to let you know you are not alone in your grief.
The Doby Family

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Dumfries, VA • #21256

I would like to send out to all you students and teachers who were in the shotting my deepes simpathys.  I to am a college student and seeing what happened to you all made me think that it could happen anywhere.  I think that it should not be so eazy to get a hold of guns. 

Sorry to you all agen
Stay strong all you VT Students and Staff

Jessica
Northen College

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • kirkland Lake,Ontario • #21257

I cannot believe something like this could happen. I’ve watched CNN for many hours, and have felt sorrow throughout the week. This event has changed me as a person. I won’t forget the impact it had on me.

GOD BLESS VIRGINIA TECH

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Boston, MA • #21258

My thoughts and prayers to all of the students whose lives were taken away. There is no possiable way to feel the pain in your hearts. I just hope God gives you the strength to cope. Remember: Celebrate your loved ones life, they will be watching over you. God Bless Us All.

- Michelle Lopez

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Middletown, NJ. • #21259

My heart and prayers go out to all who the family and friends of the innocent victims of this awful tragedy...not only to them but to everyone at virginia tech. I hope everyone the very best in the future. May God Bless Each And Everyone Of You.

Holly Collins

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Mt.Airy North Carolina • #21260

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, who have lost friends, brothers, sisters, cousins and family.

May the strength of the people around you, help you move forward in life.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #21261

Virginia Tech Students and Staff may God be with you during your time of need.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • Kent Ohio • #21262

the pizers from indiana send our deepess condolences to all the family doing your time of loss. we are sorry this had to happen to you. we also send our condolences to the suspect family doing their very hard time in life right now. i just wanted to let you know i have visited out in that area and it is very beatiuful place. i am also a vt fan.

April 18, 2007, 7:37pm • rensselaer,in u.s. • #21263

My heart goes out to your community and the families of those lost during this trying time.  Peace be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Chicago, IL USA • #21264

Oprah is on right now talking about the victims and while sometimes these kind of shows can be morose it helps make us understand these were people who were daughters, sisters ,sons ,brothers etc.  and not just a news story.  Our sincerest condolences to the families.  Joanne

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Anmore BC Canada • #21265

Our hearts go out to all our fellow Virginia Tech Hokies, family, and friends who were affected by this horrible tragedy.  Please know that you are in our thoughts and in our prayers. 

God Bless,

Gil & Ann
Hokie Alumni

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Raleigh, NC • #21266

Our heartfelt prayers go out to all the family and friends of those whose lives were tragically taken and to the entire Hokie Family. As Hokies ourselves who met and married in Blacksburg, our hearts are breaking but we know that this great community will carry on. The Douglass Family ‘93& ‘95

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Raleigh, NC • #21267

We will be strong. We will get through this TOGETHER. We are the HOKIES.

SCD class of ‘06

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Herndon, Virginia • #21268

From all of us here at West Virginia University, we share our love and our thoughts are with all of you, I come of the small town that the Sago Mine tragedy happened in, and I know you are all annoyed with the media running around campus bothering you, they will leave and it takes time but you will heal and only become stronger, yet you will never forget all of the 32 fellow students that touched your hearts....

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Morgantown, West Virginia • #21269

The everlasting God has in His wisdom foreseen from eternity the cross that He now presents to you as a gift from His inmost heart. This cross He now sends you He has considered with His all-knowing eyes, understood with His divine mind, tested with His wise justice, warmed with loving arms and weighed with His own hands to see that it be not one inch too large and not one ounce too heavy for you. He has blessed it with His holy Name, anointed it with His consolation, taken one last glance at you and your courage, and then sent it to you from heaven, a special greeting from God to you, an alms of the all-merciful love of God. - St. Francis De Sales

My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Biloxi MS • #21270

I am deeply sadden at your loss and everyone at Virginia Tech is in my prayers.

Steven Langford

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Chester, Virginia • #21271

To everyone affected by this tragic event, I can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through right now. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families and I am sorry for your losses.

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Newfoundland, Canada • #21272

As a native of the New River Valley, and an 1989 alumnus, I am saddened by what has happened at our “home”.  My thoughts and prayer are with the victims, families, and friends.  To those that witnessed this senseless act, know that time will heal your wounds.  it may seem to take forever, but it will.  God be with us all!

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Thomasville, NC • #21273

My heart goes out to all of you there at Virginia Tech.  Especially to the families of the Victims.  Please know you are not alone, there are alot of us praying for you and your families right now.  May God be with You!

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • North Canton, OH (Summit County) • #21274

God Bless you all! I feel deeply for the families affected, the students who were lost, and the faculty that has suffered. I hope you all come through this together and show the rest of te country your strength.

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Ypsilanti, Michigan • #21275

The Lord answered and said, “The boy,
My lamb, was not meant for your
flock for long, for he is a part of My
flock , and will forever be.
Here, in My flock, he will feel no pain, and
will be comforted as you cannot imagine.
His parents will one day join him here,
and they will know peace, and
My flock will continue to grow.”

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • bellefontaine ohio • #21276

Gosh this feels like it really hits home as I’m sure it does with all colleges students. Couldn’t imagine what you guys are going through. Stay strong, you have an entire Country behind you.

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Biloxi, MS • #21277

Stay strong Virginia Tech, America is with you.This tradgedy has brought me to start praying,You will all be in my prayers.

~Amber Anne

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Connecticut • #21278

My condolences go out to the families,students and friends of the students and teachers that lost their lives in Virginia.  It is such a tradegy for the entire USA.  My prayers for the ones that are still recovering in the hospital.  May God be with you all during this time.

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Grafton, North Dakota • #21279

To all the great VA Tech students and alumni:

I just want to express my deepest sympathies for all your losses.  May God be with you all richly during this time of grief and sorrow.  I am so sorry this had to happen, and may something good come out of it in the end.  I am praying for you all, and may you indeed find the peace, comfort, and love only God can give!!  God bless you all!!!

Shane

April 18, 2007, 7:38pm • Soddy Daisy, TN • #21280

We are horrified,
We are speechless…

We will not be afraid.

We will cry and hug,
We will grieve and morn…

We will not be afraid.

We will learn,
We will grow…

We will not be afraid.

Your hate will not soon leave us,
But your actions will not define us…

We will not be afraid.

You have stolen a part of us,
But not the Hokie heart that beats within us…

We will not let you.
We will not be afraid!

- Hokie Nation

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Blacksburg, VA • #21281

My name is Daiana and im from Argentina. i am very sorry of what happend. My Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

God bless you!

Daiana

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Buenos Aires, Argentina • #21282

We are so sorry about this happening to you!  This has to be one of the saddest things that could have happened!! Nobody has the right to take another person’s life. Our support and prayers are with you!

Mark & Barbara Herman
McKinney, Texas

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • McKinney, Texas • #21283

Remain strong. They may be gone from our sight but will remain in our hearts.  Tom and Sue

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Southington, Ct • #21284

My prayers go out to the families. As I was watching the news last night; I tried to make since of it all but could not. Not in my own understanding; I then read In Touch magazine put out by Charles Stanley, dated Tuesday 17th “Our Heavenly Home”. It talks about our Heavenly Home “The abundant life in Christ will be a perfect reality there, as pain and suffering cease to exist” Then I fell off to sleep and had a dream of God gathering the angels together before the shooting and saying come, we have to get the house ready we have 33 coming home today. I believe they are all home with our Heavenly Father.

In Jesus name we Pray, Amen

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Chesapeake, VA • #21285

My prayers are not only with the family and friends of the victims but to the staff and students left to make sense of this horrible and senseless tragedy.  God bless all of you!

--Natalie

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Shady Spring, WV • #21286

My prayers are with you all!

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • El Sobrante, CA • #21287

When I was considering colleges to attend, I was won over by the strong sense of community that was evident in Blacksburg.  It is that sense of community that will fortify us in this time of great sorrow.

To the current students of Virginia Tech:  you will be held up by your brothers and sisters who have graduated before you.  We mourn with you, and lift you up.

Ut Prosim - more than ever before, we should focus on this ideal.

God Bless.

Ryan Mayton ‘96

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Mechanicsville, VA, USA • #21288

I wish I was some sort of magician to reverse time. God, please bless those who were taken. And to the families and friends of the victims- my heart goes out to you. This truly hit everyone across America. Although I attend a school in NJ and have no relation to the victims- I truly mean it when I say that a piece of my heart has been taken and torn in half. God Bless ALL of you- I am so sorry

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Jackson, NJ • #21289

I lay in bed last night and prayed for Virginia Tech and all those involved in this horrible event.  I share your pain, discomfort, grief, and disbelief as I watch CNN and Fox Network.  These networks help me to feel apart. 
My prayers are that you gain strength, that you are comforted, and that God wipes your tears away.  I pray that God provides all of you with peace that surpasses understanding.  Others are sharing in the pain with you. 
Paquita Austin Morgan-Atlanta, Georgia
Paquita Morgan

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Atlanta, Georgia USA • #21290

We are deeply saddened and will always remember those who were lost.  Our thoughts and prayers are with.

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Michigan • #21291

stay strong vt

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • dodge city kentucky • #21292

Dearest members of the Virginia Tech community and those families that have been impacted by this tragedy,

As a college student, there is no one word to describe this event. I, along with other members of a college student body, hope that those who had been effected by this are able to have time to grieve.
I personally pray that these individuals will be strong and continue onward. I hope that these families of those who lost their lives know that no matter what, they are comforted.
It is a time for all of us students, faculty, and staff, to become a united front against violence in our schools (elementary through college and beyond) and to understand that as members of the education community we are to come one.
Again, I pray that all those families and people who knew of those lost, spend time now, healing.
May we bless for their recovery and give them strength to carry onward as united, both as a community and campus. God Bless all of Virginia Tech, college campuses across the country and world affected, and the families and friends of the victims.

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Indiana • #21293

I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me for now...I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took his hand when I heard him call…
I tunedmy back & left it all.

I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found my place at the close of the day.

If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss!
Ah yes, these things I too will miss.

Be not burdened with times of sorrow;
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow;
My lif’s been full, I savored much;
Good friend, good times a loved one’s touch.

Perhaps my time seemed all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief;
Lift up your heart & share with me…
God wanted me now...He set me free…

Dean Hall

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Sherrills Ford NC • #21294

After the initial shock wears off, the media will start pointing fingers.  The fact is, horrible things happen everyday to wonderful people.  Only God knows why and only He can make sense of this tragedy. 
To the family and friends who have lost loved ones and to those injured during this horrific act, feel the peace that only God can give.  Alabama sends our love and prayers and I only wish I could do more.

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Talladega, AL • #21295

I am terrible sorry that this happened and Virgina Tech and it’s students will be in my prayers.  A victim of the massacre lived in my town.  She lived right behind my old school and sometimes i would see her returning to her house from school.  Now i can never forget her face.

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Middletown, New Jersey, USA • #21296

To all who have been affected by this horrific tragedy I offer my sympathy. Though we may never meet, my sorrows are your sorrows. May time mend your broken hearts and allow you to remember your family and friends with fond memories. God Bless You All!! Go Hokies!!

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Kingsport, TN • #21297

I’ve always been taught that something good comes out of everything.  At this point, I know it is hard to understand and see the “light at the end of the tunnel”, but it is there.  Trust in God and know that people everywhere are praying for you and our thoughts are with you as you go through this terrible time.  Stand strong...and stand together…

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Terrell, TX • #21298

We send our Prayers and Condolences out to all those who are effected by this tradgedy!

The Eta Pi Rho Sorority of Davis College

April 18, 2007, 7:39pm • Toledo, Ohio • #21299

I know what its like to loose a family member and it hurts so much I pray that everyone will find peace. I dont live near but Im close enough god bless the student and parents of Virgina Tech!!!!!!!!!!
If you need a sholder to lean on i will listen Phil 513-878-9527 day or night

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Cincinnati,Ohio USA • #21300

I teach at a community college in San Diego, California.  I feel like this horrible tragedy happened in my own backyard.  My thoughts, prayers, and heart goes out to each and every one of you in the Virginia Tech family.  You will have each other to help you through this difficult time, but you also have us Educators, parents, and people all over this country to help you remain strong.  And you are so very strong. 

RSS

April 18, 2007, 7:40pm • Vista, CA • #21301