Condolences, April 18, 2007

Our deepest sympathies go out to the Virginia Tech community.  Our prayers are with you.

Pam & Tony Ferguson

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Denham Springs, LA • #21652

So many victims in this horrible tragedy..from on the campus to all over the US. The only difference is in degrees. Your pain is mine. Your questions are mine. Your horror is mine. The depth of my sadness for what this generation is enduring is so deep. PLEASE LET THIS finally be a BEGININNG to the cleansing of the United States’ soul.  My heart is with us all. Hokies you are giving us all strength!  Bravo Nikki!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Rockford, Illinois • #21653

While we may never understand why this tragic event occurred, let us all remember just how precious human life is and to live every day to the fullest.  God bless you and keep you strong!

Biz

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • West Mifflin, PA, USA • #21654

Our prayers are with everyone who mourns during this time.  As a student at the University of New Mexico, all we do is try to go to school and improve the lives of those around us.  VT Students, we know it’s hard, but you have something higher waiting for you, which we all know you can accomplish.  Good luck, and stay strong!
Karin
Graduate Student
University of New Mexico

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Albuquerque, New Mexico • #21655

Marymount University is thinking and parying about you! God Bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Arlington, VA • #21656

All my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  Be strong as you move forward.  Be gentle with yourselves as you heal. 

Linda G.

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Guilderland NY • #21657

My husband graduate from VTech many years ago.  We want you all to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers now and forever.  God bless each and everyone. 

Cauthorn family

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Tappahannock, Virginia • #21658

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those that were killed in such a horrific tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Harrisburg, PA • #21659

Our thoughts and prayers for all of you at VT and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims as well as the mentally disturbed shooter. May God give the affected families enough strength to deal with the tragic loss.

Shilpa & Prashanth

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • NJ, USA • #21660

All my love to all the victims, their families and their friends. And also for Cho. Because love is universal.

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Deland, FL • #21661

My heart goes out to everyone involved in this tragedy. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Green Bay, WI • #21662

Our prayers and thoughts go to the VT students, staff, family and friends in this time of sorrow and grief. May God bless and be with everyone of those involved.

Patty & Bob

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Belton, Missouri USA • #21663

My husband and I went to Radford University and graduated from Old Dominion. The campus is so beautiful, I just cant fathom such a tragedy happening there. Our hearts go out to everyone at the university. You are in our prayers.

Kari and Randy

April 18, 2007, 7:57pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #21664

All of you are in our thoughts and prayers

B.J.

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Naples, FL • #21665

Deepest sympathy to the students and families that this tragedy has affected.  My thoughts and many prayers ar with you.

Nikole

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Wauchula, FL • #21666

I am so sorry for all your losses. I do know God has a plan for everyone’s lives.
Jer 29:11-13
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
May you find peace and rest in our Lord while you go through your grieving process.
B

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Morgan Hill Ca • #21667

To EVERYONE who have lost someone at VT on that terrible day. There are no words to convey our sympathy at the losses. There are sooooo many. I have read many of the condolences with tears streaming down my face and I am compelled to express ours. I noticed a common thought, the love we feel for each other AND THE NEED TO TELL YOU that YOU ARE NOT ALONE. People all around the world are with you. Be strong and remember only the good times you shared. They are irreplacable.
GOD BE WITH YOU ALL........ 
Annette & David Rhoades

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • North East, Maryland, USA • #21668

To all family and friends of the victims at Virginia Tech, I wish to send my deepest condolences. I am in shock, so I can just imagine the way all involved feel. Please know that the thoughts and prayers of the entire nation are with you. God bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Pottsville, PA • #21669

I have prayed for you for the last hour and want to send hope for the victim’s families and friends. I also want to say that we will keep you in our thoughts here too.

~Lydia J.

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Negaunee, MI U.S. • #21670

I am sure all of the nation feels the pain of this tragic loss of precious lives.

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone.

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Seattle, Washington • #21671

My condolences to all the families and friends who have lost someone this april 16,no one should have to deal with such pain and tragedy, but my heart does go out to each and every student, faculty member and family member who has lost a victim, this will never be forgotten, Mexican people are also concern about this and ours hearts and condolences goes out to everyone. Love you all!

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexiso • #21672

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family & friends of those lossed in this horrible tragedy.

Stay Strong.....we are all hear for you.

XOXOXOXOXO

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Long Island, New York • #21673

My prayers go out to everyone who has been affected by this terrible tragedy. May you find the strength you need in the wonderful and treasured memories of your loved ones who have so sadly been taken from you.
Tears are flowing Hearts are aching

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Melbourne Australia • #21674

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families and friends of those taken on Monday.

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Canada • #21675

My heart is broken for the victims and their loved ones. My prayers go out to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • SC • #21676

to the families, students and staff, all my condelences. Il n’y a aucune souffrance comparable à la perte d’un etre cher, rien ne peut la soulager, permettez-moi seulement de la partager avec vous… famille Bélanger

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Sherbrooke, Québec. • #21677

please know that you are in my prayers. may God be with you all and provide the peace that comes from him alone… may He be your comfort…

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • portland, oregon • #21678

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all in this time of tragedy. May God guide all of you through this vast misfortune.

Lauren and Frank.

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Staten Island, New York • #21679

Dear Students,Teachers,Faculty,and Families:

Words can’t even describe how I feel inside. When I first heard what happened, I was in shock. I kept saying to myself...this can’t be true, this can’t be true. Every day that goes by, I am sick to my stomach because I just don’t understand how someone could perform such a horrific act. My thoughts, prayers, and soul go out to everyone that is involved in some way. I pray every day that we, as Hokies, stay strong and united because it is the only way that we can get through this. Love and togetherness is such a powerful force that can make a difference in our community.

I also want to say that I am a 2005 graduate of Virginia Tech and I AM PROUD TO BE A HOKIE! With everything that has occurred, I would not want to be an Alumni of another school. VT was my home for 4 years and it will always be my home and in my heart no matter where I live or what happens.

To the families and friends of the victims...stay strong and always believe in your hearts that your child or your friend is with you always and forever.

God Bless

*Sarah MacDowell (Wingerter)*

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Baldwinsville, New York . United States • #21680

To my Hokie Family,
I am so proud of your resolve and saddened of our loss.  Stay strong, stay proud.  We are all here for you.

Love you all!
Rob Hunt and Family
Class of 2000

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Newport News, VA • #21681

I was at work when I saw on the news about what happened at Virginia Tech.  My heart wasn’t in my work the rest of the day.  My heart was with all those involved in this horrible situation.  I can tell you that my prayers are with all the students, staff, their family, and friends.  I can only imagine what it is like to there that day. I don’t think that anything I can say will make it better just know from the messages on this site that the world is with and mourns with you.  May God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • St. Louis, MO • #21682

I was shocked to hear what happened, it is so devasting. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims’ families. Deepest condolences.

Kari, John, and Ayden

April 18, 2007, 7:58pm • Fairmont, WV • #21683

God bless and stay strong. The nation, the world, and God are behind you.

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Chicago, Illinois • #21684

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of all those effected by these tragic events.  There are no words to describe how we feel or the depth of our sorrow.  Please know that we are with you and pray that God will fold his arms around you and bring you peace as you focus on the good that your loved one brought to you and the world.  May God bless you and be with you.  We love you.  C & D

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Knoxville, TN • #21685

VT family and Community,

Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts. Stay close with one another, help each other and may God bless you all during this very difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Ellington, CT • #21686

My Heart Goes Out To EVERYONE involved. it is a truly sad thing and there are no words to express how saddend everyone is. love and support to you all

*Valerie J*

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Fridley, MN • #21687

MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL… THIS IS JUST SO SAD I NEEDED TO EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO EVERY ONE. MAY EVERYONE FIND SOME PEACE IN ALL THIS SORROW....  BLESS YOU ALL

LORI & ZACKARY

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • GLOUCESTER , MASS • #21688

My condolences to all that have lost a loved one on this horrific day.

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Fayetteville, NY--Onondaga County • #21689

Our thoughts and prayers are with you. as a Mother myself, I can just not imagine.Stay together and you make it through this K and A

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Pueblo, CO • #21690

My Family and I would like to Express Our Deepest Sympathy and Prayers to The Innocent Staff / Students Families and Friends for the Loss of there Loved Ones..They can never be replaced, but they our remembered and you will reunite one day in The Heavens with Our Loving God. Please Reach Out There is Love for you Embrace it, Pray, God hears you, Mourn its needed to help Heal You. We Care....

Tony and Denise Jennifer and Mary Milliken

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Bridgman Mi. • #21691

My heart goes out to the faculty, staff, and students of Virginia Tech.  You’re in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.  Stay strong and God bless.

Devon Green
The Ohio State University, class of 2004

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Columbus, Ohio • #21692

i just would like to send my deep condolences to the university...i have an aunt who is an alumnist, and a cousin wanting to attend...they live in the radford area.  this was just saddening, and i want to send you my heart, thoughts, and prayers...been wearin my hokie shirt the last two days...thinking of you all..may God bless you, and help get you through this horrific ordeal…

benjamin d lyerly, 28 salisbury, nc 28146

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • salisbury, nc 28146 • #21693

May the Lord hold you and keep you.

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Houston, Texas • #21694

Although I never attended VT, I am a TECH fan. I have rooted for Tech for 35 years. To the whole TECH FAMILY, you have my prayers. May god bless, and be strong. I lost a nephew that was 5 years old to a tragedy, it takes time, but you will remember the good times you had with them.

God bless the HOKIE Nation.

Gary Tincher

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Roanoke, VA. • #21695

Our thoughts and prayers go to VT students, faculty, staff and parents. Be strong.

Tough Times Never Last, but Tough People Do! - Robert Schuller

MK & Family

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Tulsa,OK • #21696

My heart is broken.  I look back to my senior year in college 40 years ago and I remember the love and respect I had for my professors, the warmth of my good friends, my first love.  I am so sorry that when you look back at your college days, 40 years from now, this tragedy will be there.  My heart is broken for you.  May you be granted the courage and grace to live out the rest of your lives in peace.

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Aspinwall, Pennsylvania • #21697

May God bless the students, and families of the students, at Virginia Tech.

People around the world continue to hold all of you in our prayers.

May you find strength as a community to get through this.

Patti

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Whitby, Ontario, Canada • #21698

VT students, faculty, family, and friends....you are in out thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Columbus, GA • #21699

Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims, the students and faculty terrorized by the event, and to the law enforcement, EMS, and fire personnel who responded to this horrific incident.

It has been tough for us, too.  In addition to being my Alma Mater (1983), I’m an alumni member of the Virginia Tech Rescue Squad, Blacksburg is my wife’s home town, it is where my son was born, and where many of my wife’s relatives work.  My daughter almost went to VT, and this year she is a Senior English major (as was the shooter).  This whole thing was too close to home for us and it has really affected us, so we can only imagine what it must be like for you.

Hang in there - let that Hokie spirit keep you strong!

Gordy Sachs

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Fairfield, Pennsylvania • #21700

This tragedy could have happened on any college campus. Being a college student myself the impact of what has happened has hit me and all my peers extremely hard. The students of VT no doubt know that they are not alone, and that we will all get through this together.

April 18, 2007, 7:59pm • Salisbury, MD, USA • #21701