Condolences, April 18, 2007

My heartfelt sympathy and condolenesses goes out to the families who have lost children, husbands, wifes and mothers in this terrible senseless tradegy.

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Chicago, Illinois USA • #21552

Let us celebrate these amazing lives cut short. For they will never die nor will they ever be forgotten.

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Blacksburg, VA • #21553

Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.  Matthew 5:4

To all those affected by this horrible tragedy, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Let’s Go...Hokies!!!

Kristina

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Mitchellville, MD • #21554

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have been affected in this massacre.  We might live far apart but my heart is close to all of you.  You can get thru this just by taking it day by day and staying close together.

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Goderich, Ontario • #21555

May those who are suffering be able to feel the waves of love and courage the world is sending to them. May they find hope and strength. Nothing can undo the evil done but may thousands of actions and words of love find their way to counterbalance it.

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Chicago IL USA • #21556

Dear Students and staff

I am so very sorry to hear about your loss i want you to know that you are in my prayers daily!

God Bless

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Salem Oregon • #21557

My deepest sympathy goes out all of the families, friends, staff at VT and anyone else who was hurt by this event. My condolence also goes out. May god be with you all thru this hard time.

Stephanie Laughlin
University of Pittsburgh,

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Mitchellville, Maryland • #21558

My husband and I are heartbroken for you, and keep you in our prayers. We believe there was nothing more that could have been done, and also pray your president and the police force know that we believe they did everything they could with the information they had. We will continue to pray for everyone’s healing.

Patty & J.R.

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Urbandale, Iowa • #21559

Hokies, the world is grieving and praying for you. As the parent of a Virgina freshman who is at Georgia Tech, we feel how close to home this is...Stay strong! Hugs and kisses,

The Scherzinger Family

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Vienna, VA • #21560

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Your strength is amazing and admirable---while you are suffering due to this tragic loss, you are still and inspiration to us all!  My heart goes out to all of the students, families, friends, and the communities of the victims.  Be blessed and know that our community is thinking of you always!

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Kentucky • #21561

well, its hard to say the words that people would like to listen in this moments. im from argentina and im very shocked about what had happened.
its unbelivable, shoking, unnatural, and something very hard to belive, that this things can happened. that exist such persons with such a distorsionate mind.and perspective of life
i want to say to everyone, that with my family and my friend we are with all of you, teachers, parents, family, and everyone that have been touched after this.we will pray for everyone
although i live very far away, i dont know anyone from virgina tech, this has also touched me, and i feel the nesesity to help anyone, in any way. is something that i need to do , after reading everything.
i shared all the pain with all of you.
i leave my mail for anything : delfilarguia@hotmail.com
i will be glad to help anyone. may be just by sending emails, or anything that can help

god bless each of you,
delfina larguia

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • ARGENTINA buenos aires • #21562

God bless you and your families. You are all in my thoughts and I extend my deepest condolences to all of VT. Stay strong!

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Elkton, Maryland • #21563

I can’t even imagine the pain all of you feel...My heart and thoughts go out to each and every one of you affected by this tragedy...remember the happy times you shared with these people..immortalize them with your memories

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Hicksville, NY • #21564

To all those effected by Monday’s tragic event.
Words can not express the tremendous amount of sorrow in my heart. May God bless you all.

Marie Howell

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • Brick, NJ USA • #21565

My prayers are with you all.  This was a horrible tragedy, but after watching the coverage on tv the last couple days, I can honestly say Virginia Tech now has Angels watching over each and everyone there. Your courage is remarkable.
God Bless You All

shelley seidita

April 18, 2007, 7:52pm • youngstown, ohio usa • #21566

As a graduate student and an early childhood educator, I can not imagine an experience from either perspective.  I am also a mother of three small children and the notion of outliving your children is unbearable.  The families and friends of these truly special people who died in the face of such fear and violence are in my prayers continuously.  Please know that this country is standing in support of you and in vigilance of your pain.  In Christian Love,
The Castleberry Family of South Georgia

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • GA • #21567

Wishing well to everybody.  Keep mind clear and pray for peace. We were united to this pain and send condolences to all americans, peruvians, coreans and the rest of residents in USA and the rest of the world.  Respect to you and keep going to get a better life and a better country. USA needs better laws and protect family values, and also, respect borders and boundaries. The future don’t need only passports and restricted areas. This is world is for all the citizens of this world, and we need to share it, to take care about it and love it, and also respect every citizen and every country with their customes, issues, works, religions, sexual preferences, language and ideas.

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • mexico • #21568

I would like to express ty condolences to the family victims, alumni and the country. My prayers for all of them

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Mexico City, Mexico • #21569

My deepest condolences go out to the families and friends of those who were taken from us.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Joanne

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • San Francisco, California • #21570

just wanted you to know that you are not alone many people are praying for all of you that were hurt or lost love ones. just know a lot of people are caring and good dont loose hope in mankind.

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • fairview, UT • #21571

From Montreal Canada

I have no words to express the sorrow I feel for this terrible and sensless tragedy. My heart goes out to all the families and friends of all the lovely young and old people(the prof) who have died. I wish there was someting that could be done for this to never happen again.

Can’t someone in power pleeeease rethink the gun control laws? Should access to guns be so easy? Is there nothing we could learn from this?  God all the whats ifs or whys will not bring anyone back but could nothing be done to make something like this a little harder to execute? 

This has touched me so deeply and I am not even a family member or a friend I can just imagine what a long hard road you have in front of you. I hope some of your strength will come knowing that so many people all over the world are sending you love and hope. God help us all.

Marina

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Montreal Canada • #21572

Our Family has all of you in our prayers.
We are so so sorry that you all have to go through
this.But remember Every one is sharing your pain and sorrow.Be brave and GOD BLESS all of you!!!!

Our Thoughts are with you,
The DeLeon Family

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Woodbridge, Virginia • #21573

I think that USA suffers of much violence caused by wars and their global belic strategies. It seems US government and radicals are scared, they support war and violence, suffer of racism and therefore, many become crazy in USA.  US Citizens: try to have one better life. Lamentably, the world is not the same with the violence that generates USA, and we are against war and imperialism. We want a better world, we need to work on it. This is not threat, but suggestion to work against war and violence. This tragedy is equal of the war in Iraq or the wars that USA celebrates. God bless you America and it gives all. Live for a peace light and stop the war. Say not to the arms, not to the war, not to the violence. Peace and love to you! From Mexico!

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • mexico • #21574

My thoughts and prayers go out to those innocent victims, their families, and to the rest of the students and faculty at Virginia Tech who had to experience that horrible tragedy. I understand that an event like this is very difficult to go through, but with strong faith, hope, courage, and the help from others, we can heal as a community. May God bless those who departed from this world and bring them into his arms, heal those who survived, and comfort those who lost loved ones while in the healing process.

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Danbury, CT • #21575

As a parent of a Virginia Tech graduate I am continually amazed at the closeness of the Hokie Family. May this extended family bring strength, caring and love to those who have lost loved ones and also to those who have witnessed and survived such an act of terror. My prayers are with the families of those killed and injured. May you feel the love of the Lord and His support as well as that of all people around the world.

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Fairfax, Virginia • #21576

Beloved Friends, Though we have never met or exchanged words, know that your sorrow and pain is felt by many around the world.  I hold you in a place of peace and love, trusting that you will be comforted by all of the prayers and affirmations that are being made on your behalf.

From this trajedy, may we be devoted to becoming agents of change and promoters of peace.

In Solidarity and Peace,
Thulani

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Cambridge, MA • #21577

I did not attend VT as a student, but i have been its guest many times, Ive had nuerous friends attend vt throught the years including my sister who was an ra.  I love VT, as i no longer live in virgina i did not attend the candle light vigile but i disired to jump in my car and drive.  I am a musician and i thought i could bring joy to the students through music. I can not express my sadness through words.  I still havnt heard from the one friend i called that still attends the school. Ive spent time dealing with extreme trauma in my life and if anyone needs my help do not hesitate to contact me ive found that life is about community and you have deonstrated community to the world. and for that im proud of all of you. It takes courage to stand when thee world is coming down on you. 

Tim Cahill
www.myspace.com/timcahillandtherougeregime

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • raymond, new hampshire • #21578

It is times like these that we realize we are all one family...no matter the miles or colors between us. And as a member of this family, I am on my knees praying for all of us.  In the midst of all the national news, Virginia Tech’s heart shines bright even on its darkest day!

Rita

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Santa Maria, California • #21579

VT Friends and Families,
I was deeply saddened to hear the news about the tragic events at my Alma Mater. My thoughts and prayers are with those who died and their families and friends during this difficult time. Frankly, I am in a state of shock; I am sure you will draw upon your own strength and the strength of loved ones that hold you in their thoughts, as I have done. Please know that you have my deepest sympathy. Remember that we all care about you and are praying for you in this difficult time of sorrow.

John K

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • San Diego, CA • #21580

My condolences and prayers goes to all the family and friend to the victims affected in this terrible tragedy. Even though i am far away my heart goes out to all the victim and their family and friends.  May their souls rest in Peace +

JP

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Belze City, Central America • #21581

I grieve not just for these parents, but for the loss to the world of their knowledge. They all had something good to offer to society.

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Richland, WA USA • #21582

My biggest condolences to all family members involved in this tragedy. I can’t believe how human beings are capable of doing this terrible acts. It’s unbelievable that nowadays these kind of monsters continue living among us. I send you a big hug and god bless all the innocent students, teachers and family members involved in this tragedy. God bless the U.S.A, the best country of the world!!
All our prayers from mexico city. God bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Mexico city. • #21583

We feel very sad for your friends and families.  Our prayers are with you.
Tavite (10 yrs old)
Tanya (8 yrs old)

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Montreal, Canada • #21584

I would like to send my deepest condonences to the families of the victims and to the VT students.  I know you are going through a very tough time in your lives but I know that if you all stay bonded together and keep your spirits as strong as they are now, you will be able to overcome this horrific tragedy.  May Gog Bless You All!!  Go Hokies!!

Chad Phillips

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Carl Junction, MO USA • #21585

I am a mother of a daughter in college and twin daughters who will be going soon. I am stricken with grief as I can’t begin to imagine the pain of the mother’s and father’s who loss a child and others who feared for their children’s lives and safety. I know that words can not relieve your pain, but I want you to know that others care. I hope that you will find relief from your grief in time and comfort in knowing that others are praying for you.

At such a tragic time, it is wonderful to hear of the heroism of teachers and students who reached out to help each other. Those who lost their lives will live on in all of our hearts. I wish much success to each student who survived this horrific experience. You have survived for a reason. To live on and make this world a better place. May God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Laurel, MD • #21586

Its just so unbelievable that this happened. When I turned on my television Monday and seen the news of what had happened. I just kept waiting to wake up from my nightmare. I have family who works there and friends who go there. I don’t live an hour away from Virginia Tech. I knew Jarrett Lane. I hadn’t seen him in years. He went to high school with my cousin. I haven’t seen him since I was about 11 years old. It broke my heart to hear he was gone. I didn’t know any of the others personally, but it broke my heart to know that they were gone. I spent time at Virginia Tech with friends. I had seen some of the victims on the campus. It still doesn’t seem real at all. Every night I go to bed and I pray that I’m gonna wake up and everything was just a horrible dream, but I wake up and its another day. My friends and I are gathering money in our town and at our high school for the tragedy. My heart goes out to everyone this tragedy affected. Those 32 lives were all lost too soon. Try to stay strong. Remember them all at their best and be happy for the moments you had with them.

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Peterstown, West Virginia • #21587

My prayers are with all of you. Your courage and strenght in this time of trouble is an encouragement to all of us. Don’t let up and stay vigilant, you’ve got a nation behind you.
-William Manown

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • York County, Virginia • #21588

I am so sorry for each of your losses. My heart goes out to the families of each that lost loved one so prematurely. I am also sorry for the loss of each professor and send my condolences to their families as well. I am so proud of the hokie spirit; you are an inspiration for every one of us. God Bless each and every one of the students, families and staff.
Lynda

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Saltville, Va USA • #21589

Our hearts, prayers and deepest condolences go to the families, students, staff and faculty of Virginia Tech.  We are saddened by the senseless loss that the community of Blacksburn has incurred.  God Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:53pm • Vicki and Glenn Alpaugh, El Cajon, CA • #21590

My heart goes out to all of VT.  Through this horrible time, you all have managed to pull together and be strong for one another.  We are praying for the whole VT family.  Today we are all hokies!  God Bless

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Pasadena, Maryland • #21591

Dear Virginia Tech,

As a member of Syracuse University’s class of 1990,I know and share your pain.  You will not forget those who lost their lives and no one should rush you through the grieving process. Talk to someone if you need to, be quiet if you need to. There will be days when you will feel okay and other days where you will feel awful.  This is normal and nothing to be ashamed of.

One of the best ways to remember everyone would be to live your life to the fullest. Fulfill your dreams, do something to fulfill the dreams of those who lost their lives. Treasure everyone of your friends and family members. Tell them you love them on a regular basis. Carry on with a grateful heart.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.  Go Hokies!

Sincerely,
Leila Rostich

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Horsham, PA • #21592

Stay strong Hokies. 
God Bless.

Stephen

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Montgomery Village, Maryland • #21593

HEAVEN NOW HAS 32 NEW ANGELS WEARING THE VA. TECH
COLORS!!!!  GO HOKIES!!!!

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Richmond, Va. • #21594

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the Hokie family, parents,and friends,the injured and of the ones that had their life taken away on Tuesday, April 16th. May God Bless you all.

“Hymie”

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Lexington, NC • #21595

My husband and I wish to share our proufound sorrow with all of you.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.  Who knows why such terrible things happen.  We are deeply saddened and send all of our love to the victims families, students, and faculty.  God bless you all.

Angela and David Foster

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Sarasota florida • #21596

Please know our prayers and deep sorrow are with you.  Much love and constant thoughts.

Larry and Carol Neiger

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Winona, Mn. • #21597

Trust in the Lord and he shall strenghten you.

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Seabrook, SC 29940 • #21598

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32

I was so sad and someone asked me “did you know someone who died?” I responded “I will and I will cry for all 32 poeple.”

Thank you to all the families that will be sharing stories and letting poeple like me all over the world grieve for the loss of these innocent people.

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Berryville VA / USA • #21599

My thoughts and prayers go out first and foremost to each and every victim, their family, friends, and everyone who cared for them, I can’t imagine the feeling and the tremendous loss you have suffered,and I truly will continue to keep you in heart. I also would like to let the student body at Virginia Tech know that I am very impressed at your ability to band together as one and try to make sense of this event, and to postively begin to move on from such an incredibly tragic series of events.

You all will remain in my heart and in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Arlington, Virginia • #21600

My heart goes out to everyone affected by this horrible tragedy.  You will be in my heart, prayers and thought for a very long time.  God Bless the families, students and everyone dealing with this unforgettable time.  Judy

April 18, 2007, 7:54pm • Winston-Salem NC • #21601