Condolences, April 18, 2007

Praying for you all to feel Gods love and presence in this difficult time. Remember those who paid the ultimate price always...and be consoled that they are with our Lord. Speedy recovery to those who are injured.

Peace be with you all! MP

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Grants Pass, OR • #22853

You all are in my thoughts and prayers!
God bless.

-Angie

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Waukesha, Wisconsin • #22854

My heart goes out to all of you. Although I have not had this experience, I can imagine this happening at my highschool. I dont know if this could have been prevented but I think we should start making our schools, colleges and universities much, much safer or this will continue to happen.

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Ottawa,Canada • #22855

My heart breaks for your losses. So many attempts to steal beauty, steal strength, steal innocence and love and goodness. But as the Phoenix rises from the flames so too will all the amazing qualities, beliefs, passions and all contained in and embodied in the beautiful souls that left from our physical view Monday or feel forever shattered or changed by the events they were forced share in. All of you will continue to teach and touch lives so deeply; so dearly.

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Arcadia, CA • #22856

My deepest sympathy for all the families,friends and all that attended this University.
My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
God bless you all.

Cristina Ferreira
PORTUGAL

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Porto - Portugal • #22857

I do not live in Virginia nor do I know anyone attending VT, however I was deeply sadden upon hearing of the horrific events that took place on your campus Monday morning. We will never understand how one person can cause some much pain and why he did so, but please find faith and strength in knowing that God is with all of you. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected in this horrible tragedy. Stay strong.

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Watervliet, NY • #22858

Me and my family would like to give our condolense to everyone who has lost someone special in this horrible shooting.  We pray everyday that their lives are in a better place now and our prayers are always with you.  Hugs and kisses to all.

Gisela and family

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Spotswood, NJ • #22859

I am very sorry that you all, at such a young age, have to experience such tragedy and loss.  You are our future, and with time and a lot of family and freinds support this deep feeling of sadness will pass.  I pray for all of you. God Bless You.

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Howell, NJ USA • #22860

Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and families of the 32 wonderful people who lost their lives during Monday’s unbelievable events.  We hope for a healthy and speedy recovery for all that were injured. As a nation and especially the state of Virginia we were all injured mentally.  It is so hard to believe this occured so close to home.  As a parent I cannot imagine what the families are going through. Hokie students and staff, stay strong and support each other.  You would not believe how many people around the world are mourning with you!  God Bless all the HOKIE NATION !!! 
Zane, Cristie, and Leah Wood

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • STUARTS DRAFT, VIRGINIA • #22861

The thoughts and prayers of the students of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington are with you in this time of anguish. Today we held a day of solidarity for your community. We pray for healing and understanding.

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA • #22862

May God wrap you all in his arms of Love.

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Mesa AZ • #22863

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Capt Ryan S. Reynolds
United States Air Force

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Tampa, FL • #22864

My thoughts and prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones on Monday. Since Monday, I haven’t been able to think about much else… I do not understand it and will never understand it. For the entire Virginia Tech family, please know we are grieving with you. Take care of each other. God Bless You!

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • middletown,maryland 21769 • #22865

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and Families,
I cannot fathom what you are going through.  I am a recent college graduate from a four-year college and a non-traditional student, so I thought I should send you this sympathy note.  I pray for all of you that God will continue to give you stength as the hours, days, months and years pass. 
I gained many friendships with people I went to classes with as well as gained friendships with many of the faculty as well as the staff. 
Again, I am truly sorry and I wish all the best.  I wish I could do something to help ease your pain and sorrow.  God Bless You All, Lynnette M.

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Camanche, Iowa Ashford University Graduate • #22866

As the mother of two VT students I am proud of the Hokie Nation from students to staff.  You are strong and will be triumphant.  To the family and friends of staff and students lost in the tragedy my prayers are with you. Allow God bring you peace.

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Williamsburg, VA • #22867

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  Though we are miles apart my heart goes out to the entire Vrigina Tech family. 

Milissa Murphy

April 18, 2007, 9:05pm • Aurora, CO • #22868

Im sorry for all your losses. I hope you all can get back to normal soon and find a way to finish up the year. I love u all.

<3
Ashley .T.
(Essex High)

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Tappahannock(Essex), VA, USA • #22869

My heart goes out to the Viginia Tech community.  This is a very sad and tragic event that no one should ever have to expierence.  My prayers are with the injured, may you heal quickly.  And my thoughts are with the families and friends of the lives that were lost, may they live in your hearts forever.  I would like to end this with a thought very near to my own heart...life does not end when loved ones leave this world, their souls soar on and will be by our sides to guide and watch over us until we can be with them again.  My sincere condolences...Megan M.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Rineyville, Kentucky • #22870

Virginia Tech and all are in our prayers. Our family’s heart grieves with you. Parents, please know that God will match the same love and support in their heavenly life that you have given them in their earthly life.

Students, you have given the gift of friendship, and it will not be forgotten.  Please take peace knowing that you will meet your friends again someday.

- The Zega’s

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Long Valley, NJ • #22871

My thoughts are prayers are constant for those lost and those left behind.

May our Heavenly Father keep you
safe within His loving arms
as you mourn the loss of your loved ones.

May He give you
the strength and the courage
to get through these days and nights.

And in time
may treasured memories
bring you comfort and peace.

Peace be with you

Andrea D.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Indianapolis, IN • #22872

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the friends and families of all the victims. I will keep you all in my prayers. This is a tragedy that will be so hard to take in and deal with. May God give you strength, comfort, and peace. God bless you all. ~Nissy~

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Upper Deerfield, NJ • #22873

I’m at a loss for words of this horrendous event. Take comfort in knowing that you have people all over the world wishing everyone associated with Virginia Tech well.

My heart goes out to you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Royal Oak, Michigan • #22874

My heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of the victims of Monday’s tragic events.  I am a 41 year old Psychology Major headed for grad school.  The one thing I’ve learned is if you need help please ask for it.  My prayers are with you and your school.  God Bless Virginia Tech and its students!

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Saint Cloud, Florida • #22875

I am so sorry to everyone involved in this tragedy and my heart goes out to the friends and families of the victims.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • United States • #22876

Our prayers and thoughts go out to all the families and friends that have lost love ones. To all the Students and Staff we share your grief, our hearts are in pain for all of you. Your loss is this nations loss. May you have comfort in your sorrow knowing that we all care for all of you.  Frank and Elleen Geiger

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Dover, Tennessee USA • #22877

To all of the Virginia Tech community, we offer our deapest sympathies and regrets.You have shown the world how strong your spirit lives on.You are all examples of passion, strenght and love.

Avec tristesse,compassion,et encouragement nous pensons à vous ...

Bon courage .
The Carreau family.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Stoneham,Quebec,Canada. • #22878

I am so saddened by this tragedy.

What I will take away from this is that one man has the power to kill 32 people, destroy countless other lives in the process, and affect everyone in one nation, many in other nations, all in a matter of hours. ONE MAN had that power. EACH OF US has that power. Let us all use this experience to realize the great power we possess, to not be asleep to it any longer, and to use it to create happiness, peace, abundance and love. Amen.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Munster, IN • #22879

I am in England, and I tried to think of something to write that could be of any use.  I couldn’t think of anything, so I made up this poem.  I hope it expresses our sympathy for you. I can only try to imagine how you all must be feeling.  The greatest sympathy, love & respect to you all, and to the friends and family of those taken from us.

If my words in the poem below help just 1 person for 1 minute, then so be it.  Take care everyone x

It happened all so suddenly,
No word or warning came,
There are no words inside of me
To explain this pain.

Taken from this world that day
Unfair and undeserved
If only we could find a way
To help you all return

You never got to say goodbye
But I hope you all could see
How much you are so dearly loved
From now to eternity

Forever there will be a light
That shines for all of you
Never will the ache respite
This much we know is true

I hope you all can find your peace
Wherever you may be
And maybe one day, we will too
We can only wait and see.

For now we have to say goodbye
As there’s nothing left to say
But Forever we will wonder why
You were taken on that sad day.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Nottinghamshire, England • #22880

Words cannot express how sad I am for everyone involved with this tragedy. I wish by saying sorry I could help the grief and misery go away but I can’t. So to everyone: May God bless you and care for you in this time of need.-Charlotte

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Windsor,Ontario, Canada • #22881

I pray that God be with all of the Hokies and their families. This is such a horrible tragedy. I have watched the news and I am amazed to see how storng all the students are. You WILL get through this with the help of God.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Valrico, FL 33594 • #22882

Our thought and prayers are with all of the Virginia Tech students, staff, victims, and the families and friends lost by such a horrific act.  Stay strong

May God Bless All of You
LH/BP

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Baltimore, Maryland • #22883

Je vous souhaite mes sinceres condoleances. Dans l’espoir que nos gouvernements se reveillent et agissent pour ne pas que de tel tragédies surviennent a nouveau que ce soit au Etats Unis ou au Canada.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Montreal,Canada • #22884

My heart goes out to the family and friends of this terrible tragedy.  May you find strength through God to help you during this difficult time.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • #22885

I heard of this incident over the news, and I can feel for the families that have now encountered such a horrible fate.

My sympathy to all who lost loved ones, and I pray for your recovery.

Good luck to everybody, God Bless.

Cory

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Canada • #22886

Dear Students, I know the pain that is running in youre veins. we lost one of our classmates passed away last year but for us it seems like yesterday eaven thou sense we are all together we are learning to survive. no one knows when our hearts will heal or mend but the only fact is that only time will erase the pain. so dont think negative about these.You all will be together again right in heaven may god bless all of you and allways remember to live life at is fullest for they may be no tommorrow!!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Ep Tx my love allways Samantha • #22887

Dear God, Thank you for life, thank you for friends and families. Dear Jesus I pray that when you return, that you remember your friends that fell at sleep on the 16th of April 2007 wake them up on that resurrection morning so that we could all be together again forever more. Be with the families and friends gave them the comfort and strength they need to carry on. God be with us all. Amen.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Marshall, MN • #22888

I would like to send my deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to the families who have lost loved ones. I would also like to send my thoughts and prayers to ALL the students.

O Lord, I am torn up with grief.
I know you are there, but I cannot see past
my sorrow and tears.
Be with me, Lord, and do not take
my unhappiness to heart.
Rather, work within me to guide me through
these dark days
and bring your light to my life,
so that I may see your goodness, even in my mourning.
AMEN

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Morris, IL U.S. • #22889

My thoughts go out to all at Virginia Tech and my prayers and the warmth from this country and the world may you find peace & comfort in your hearts today and for the rest of your life.

Bill Wallweber
St. Louis, Missouri
U.S.A.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • St. Louis, Missouri USA • #22890

Our prayers are with you and may God bless you during these trying times.
Ashlyn

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Alpharetta, GA • #22891

The world feels your sorrow...we are with you in thought and prayers…
Judy in Pennsylvania~

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania • #22892

To Virginia Tech students, faculty, and all family,
My thoughts are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Pittsburgh, PA • #22893

I listened to the events at VTech unfold Monday on the radio as I drove across country. I was horrified when the death toll went from 1 to a “ballpark” figure of 20. Then as the day went on into night, the death toll rose again, with a final cont of 33 including the “lost soul” who brought this on the VTech Community, and really, to the world..........words failed me Monday when I tried to reason with the shock and horror of it all, and words still fail me now,2 days later.
I pray for everyone effected all around this country, and ask that everyone else do the same. I feel like VTech is my neighbor, since I live about an hour away. Shock..........fear for my kids safety....if this can happen at Vtech, this can happen anywhere, even in my small town. God bless you all, and I hope you will be able to let your light shine in these dark days.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Bramwell,West Va • #22894

My prayers go out to everyone affected by this terrible nightmare. May God help you find peace and understanding of this horrific event at this faith testing time. One never knows when their last day is here so please, lets treat one another with the courtesy and respect we all deserve and help the hopeless individuals that find the need to use this type of outlet to vent their rage. May God bless each and everyone.

April 18, 2007, 9:06pm • Haverhill, Mass • #22895

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you and your families during this difficult time.

Renee

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Antioch, IL • #22896

god bless everyone at Virgina Tech i hope this makes this school stronger than ever! im praying for all the families that were affected by this horrible crime!

stay strong Virgina Tech!

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Lindenhurst, New York • #22897

You can never predict when or where humanity’s flaws will flare up. What you can count on is that the goodness of friends and strangers alike can bond together to start the healing process. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Chicago, IL • #22898

I feel so sorry to hear the news. May God bless all of you,the dead and the alive. May peace could exist everywhere in the world forever.....

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Jinan,Shandong,China • #22899

The tragic event that occured Monday is something that nobody else could ever understand.  As a student at East Carolina University, I wanted to say that I am truly saddened by this and to say that I along with so many others here at ECU are praying for you all and want you all to know how much we are thinking of you!!! God Bless
Taylor

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Greenville, North Carolina • #22900

Dear Students, Faculties and Family members at VT,

We are very sorry to hear about your loss and will pray for all of you. GOD BLESS.

-K. and R.
Dekalb, IL

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Dekalb, IL • #22901

I want to deep from the heart say that i send my condolences to the families and friends that were affected by this. This is a tragedy....someone is missing from families......a piece of their heart is taken....But, we must remember that your child/spouse...would love to see you happy. So for that moment grieve...but also remember the happy times that you spent together...remember the times that they made you laugh when you couldn’t laugh anymore, remember the times when you cried together..........remember the time when they said “I LOVE YOU”.....those times will last forever in your mind never forget.. Once again i want to send my deepest condolences to VIRGINIA TECH AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

~THESSALONIAN~

April 18, 2007, 9:07pm • Columbia, Sc • #22902