Condolences, April 18, 2007

May you all rest in peace! Our prayers are with you all. God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 8:01pm • Walla Walla, WA • #21752

My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you all. So many innocent lives have been lost… may they rest in peace. Stay strong and god bless you.

Adriana Guzman

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Clark, NJ • #21753

Dear VT Students, Teachers and Families,

How horrific and how sad to lose so many.  May God heal and bless each one of you. 

Prayers from Austin, we are Hokies today.

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Austin, Texas • #21754

Our thoughts and prayers are with the greving families and students at VT.  Find stength in each other and know that in time will heel.  My 7 yr old son is very sorry that this happened.

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Edinburg, VA USA • #21755

My heart goes out to you all. My thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless the families and friends who lost loved ones.
Beva

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Minneapolis, MN • #21756

We from Snyder First Babtist Church an are very sorry for your loses an you are in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • oklahoma • #21757

The Islamic Schools League of America offers our condolences and prayers to the families and loved ones of the students who lost their lives in this senseless and tragic act of violence.  We also offer our support for those students, faculty, and staff of VT who will forever be touched by this event.  May God help you and give you strength and courage to move on with your lives and carry the message of peace, love, and tolerance for all human beings on this planet.

Sincerely,

Judi Amri
Director,
Islamic Schools League of America
Falls Church, VA

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Falls Church, VA • #21758

dear family and friends of Virginia Tech victims, i am so sorry for your losses and pain. I would have never imagined anything happening like this at such a good school, even though this was not Tech’s fault. I will keep you in my thoughts and in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Reston, Virginia • #21759

I live in the state of Nebraska now but I am originally from Virginia..... born and bred. I can’t believe this has happened so close to home. My absolute sympathies and prayers go out to all the families affected by this horrible, horrible tragedy and to the students who lost their lives and the students who had to face this horrific event and remember it for the rest of their lives. I hope all can find peace!
My deepest love and sympathies
Erin Flynn Colson

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Tecumseh, Nebraska ....Lynchburg, Virginia • #21760

God bless all of the family and friends who have lost their loved ones.  I can only say that my prayers are with each and every person.  May God give you the courage and strength to lift your heads up.  To all students at Virgina Tech, God bless and we love you---from your neighbors in North Carolina.

Laura

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Asheville, North Carolina • #21761

To our fellow students, professors, staff and administrators, we want you to know that there are prayers going up on your behalf at the University of Michigan.  May your higher power continue to provide you with the strength needed to carry you through these trying times.

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Ann Arbor, MI, USA • #21762

Please know that you are in my thoughts and in my prayers at this awful time.  My heart goes out to the entire community of Blacksburg and Virginia Tech.  Please know that the whole world is sharing in your sorrow.  “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Michigan, USA • #21763

You are all amazing individuals!  Stay strong and hang in there!  Our prayers are with you all!

Angel and Lemar

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Raleigh, North Carolina • #21764

All of my Prayers go out to the victims of the terrible tragedy and to the families. My whole church prayed for the victims who died and lived and there families. My family prays for all the victims.  God be with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Redding, California USA • #21765

To the Virginia Tech Family,
The sad and tragic events of Monday will never be forgotten. Each person that was on the Campus that day will relive those hours of confusion and fear over and over. Especially those who were in the buildings where the shootings took place. The friends and families of the victims will keep wondering why. Meanwhile, I and most of the world are praying for you, in our own ways. Though I am Christian, I have found a great strength and comfort in this very simple prayer found on the wall of a Jewish prisoner’s cell after WWII, a person going through the absolute worst of times. I hope you also find strength and hope in it.

I believe in the sun, even when it is not shining.
I believe in love, even when I cannot feel it.
I believe in God, even when He is silent.

It must have seemed as if God was silent on Monday, but He wasn’t. He was weeping with you, and still is. May you soon feel His love again and know His love surrounds you.
Janet

April 18, 2007, 8:02pm • Salem, UT • #21766

that was a horrible incident that should have never happned just because some lonely kid had no friends does not mean to go into a school and shoot over 50 people and himself. let us pray for all of those who were lost in this tragic and very sad incident

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Maryland • #21767

I am personally deeply saddened. We cannot ask why. But we can ask how. May all those who mourn friends and family receive strength and courage to bear this irreparable colossal loss. May the rest find same to support them. May we all learn something of life and seek more to help hurting people around us.
May this incident never be repeated ever in the great U.S. and on the surface of the earth. Amen.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada • #21768

My thoughts and prays are with Virginia Tech.

There are no words at a time like this - just know all of America stands and mourns with you.

David Hopp
DePaul University - Chicago

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Chicago, IL • #21769

I’m Heart broken.

Bless your souls!

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Puerto Rico • #21770

I dont know speak english but I feel so sad for this. My condolences for everyone of victim’s family, this is horrible. God bless them.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Veracruz, México • #21771

To all the families and friends of the victims from this terrible tragedy,
Here at the University of Florida we are all mourning and praying for your strength during this tragic time.  You are in our thoughts and prayers and though we can in no way understand the pain and sorrow you are experiencing at this time, we are grieving for your losses and thinking about everyone at Virginia Tech.  The University of Florida is having a candlelight vigil tonight in remembrance of those who lost their lives.  Take care. No one will ever forget this tragic day in US history.
Love,
Laurie Silverman and Erica Romanski, 3rd yr students at UF

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Gainesville, FL • #21772

Have thought of little else since this tragedy occurred.  Words cannot express the sadness I feel for the families, other students and faculty.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • W. Conshohocken, Pa. • #21773

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who were affected but this horrible tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Montreal, Canada • #21774

Every day I listen to the news and learn of the wonderful students and staff whose lives were cut short or who have been injured in this tragic incident.  I was a student at Marshall University at the time of the tragic plane crash and understand your grief and feel your loss.  My heart aches for all of the families and friends who have been affected. May you find peace, God’s love, and His mercy in this dark hour. Know that He holds you in His hands and will carry you through to a brighter tomorrow.

Thoughts and prayers,
KDL

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Columbus, Ohio • #21775

This is so incredibly sad but it is touching to see the community coming together. It is moving to see the VT students supporting one another, proud of their school. It is a testament to the Blacksburg community. Everyone is thinking of you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Fairfax, Virginia • #21776

Each one of you are in my prayers and thoughts each and every day. May the LORD be will you.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Polkton, NC • #21777

Rest in Peace all that have passed. Semper Fi.
-C/CMSgt. John F.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Santa Rosa, California, USA • #21778

My condolences to all the Virgina Tech community, specially to all the families affected by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Columbia, SC • #21779

My thoughts and prayers are with all the families
that are affected by this senseless tragedy. May God be with all of you. 
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight. “
God Bless to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Taylor, MI • #21780

From the home of the Big House to members of the Hokie Nation: 

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  As you find your way through the darkness of the coming days and weeks, seize the moments of light which are already starting to glimmer:  you truly have a remarkable administration and community.  Those who have been lost will forever be a part of that community.  I just watched the video of Nikki Giovanni’s remarks at the convocation yesterday; it brought tears to my eyes. Remember that you ARE Virginia Tech and you WILL prevail! 

UM Alumna and Grad Student

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Ann Arbor, MI USA • #21781

my heart goes out to everyone that this has effected. everyone will be in my thoughts and prayers. No one will ever forget what has happen on April 16th, 2007. Stay strong and know that everyone will do anything to help you in your time of need.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Levittow, Pa • #21782

I cannot imagine your pain that you all feel at this time. You are in my thoughts and prayer. This could have happened anywhere, even at my campus where I work. We may never know why this happened but we can work together to prevent it from happening again and come together to build a better future and remember those no longer here. May time bring you peace and comfort.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • University of Nevada - Reno Reno, Nevada • #21783

I am so sad about this event, and sorry for the victims of this murderer. All these people who died that day will never be forgotten, they will live for ever in the heart of those who loves them. God bless America, and the citizens of this beautiful country.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Paris ; France • #21784

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you.  I pray for healing and strength during this troublesome time.  I am deeply sorry for the loss that you all have felt this week.  I am lifting you all up in my prayers.

Cathy

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Woodbridge, Va • #21785

There are no words that can take away your pain, but perhaps our thoughts can provide you the smallest comfort…

You are not alone.  We are thinking of you.  We are so, so sorry for your loss.

Samantha

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Los Angeles, California • #21786

My heart aches for the entire Hokie Nation this week. I wish I could do something for the families and friends of those who lost someone this week. I have never felt closer to my alma mater, yet I have never felt so far away and helpless.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Seattle, WA • #21787

Dear Virginia Tech families:

I am soon to be graduating with my Baccalaureate in Cultural Studies and Sociology in Newfoundland, Canada. I admire the spirit of your campus and when we did our final exams, you were in our thoughts and prayers. Your strength and steadfastness will be the best way to combat the grief from this senseless act. Your families and friends are in our hearts and minds.

Sir Wilfred Grenfell College

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada • #21788

May all of you in the Virginia Tech community find strength and share tears, and know that many of us all over the world share in your loss.

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Washington, DC • #21789

To the Families of the Students and Professors
Our prayers and heart pour out to you all and we all need to look to the Lord for strength and wisdom to be able to understand why something this terrible could happen. God Bless you All

Rick and Renee’

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Hopwood, PA. • #21790

My thoughts are with the victims, their families, Virginia Tech, as well as the community.  Such a horrible tragedy.  My heart aches for all of you. 

Missy Christenson

April 18, 2007, 8:03pm • Wonder Lake, IL • #21791

While we may never meet, you are our American brothers and sisters and we mourn with you. Our thoughts and prayers are lifted up for you. We know that you will show the Hokie strength, the American strength and prevail.

God Bless You All,

Daniel Small & Monique Lariviere

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Barnstable, MA • #21792

Praying the Lord will tenderly hold you all in His loving arms and comfort you with His peace that passes understanding.  May you be surrounded with caringfriends and family to support you during this difficult time.  Bless you with peace and stength.  So sorry this has happened what a shame.  Gone but will never be forgotten - let them continue to live through your best memories!

Diane Allala

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Orange Park, Florida • #21793

May their souls rest in peace.
God Bless You All!

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Seoul, Korea • #21794

I am a college student in Texas and when I heard of the tragic events my heart was deeply saddened. All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

God Bless You,
Brooke

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • College Station, Texas • #21795

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of the Virginia Tech community, victims, families, and friends of everyone involved.  This horrific event has touched many lives all across the country. That day will never be forgotten.

Kevin, Crystal and Hannah Hollingsworth

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Mt. Jackson, Virginia • #21796

To the families and friends who have suffered such great loss let not your hearts be troubled. Your losses are great but greater is he that lives in us than he that lives in the world. These things here on earth will soon pass away but our Lord is forever.

This is why your lives and theirs had to be about more than what we can see and do here on this earth. For if their lives held no worth except for when they breathed life here on earth with the living your grief and pain would be short. You would forget their faces and memories just as quickly as they departed. Their lives and yours would be in vain. But they meant so much more in life and even after death.

Your loved ones are in perfect hands now. And they are sleeping soundly in his care until we should meet them again. So hug your mother tightly, tell your enemy you have cast the last stone because this day is new and your enemy mourns with you. Be bold and have courage to face a new day with the strength to carry on with a promise

that God will never leave nor forsake his people. Have faith my brothers and sisters until I see you in heaven our world and theirs must be apart for just a bit longer and then we will see them again.
but not yet
not yet.

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • La porte , TX • #21797

My heart goes out to all who lost someone in this awful tragedy.  To all Virginia Tech students- know that our country has had you in our thoughts and prayers since Monday and will continue to do so.  Stay strong HOKIES.  Love Kate

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Doylestown, PA • #21798

I would like to express my sincere condolences and prayers for this unforseeable and senseless act of violence. The lives of these innocent people were stripped with no justiful cause.

We have learned that our lives are so much full of uncertainty and not everything will always be guaranteed.

May God strengthen everyone who has been affected by this and keep your inner spirit ALIVE!!

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Baltimore, MD • #21799

WE ARE ALL HOKIES!!!!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Tecumseh, Nebraska....Lynchburg, VIrginia • #21800

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all.

April 18, 2007, 8:04pm • Monaca, Pa • #21801