Condolences, April 18, 2007

I can not believe what has happened and it is hard to understand why. My heart is aching for everyone at Virginia Tech. Watch out for one another, talk with each other, and just being there even when there are no words spoken; this will help any indivdual cope. I will be praying for each and everyone of you and I hope your memories will help you get through the next weeks, months, and years.
Virginia Tech, May GOD be with you to guide you with your pain and sorrow.

Sheila Jackson

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Meridian, Mississippi • #23354

Para la familia de Daniel Perez Cuevas…

Soy de familia Peruana y todos aqui estamos con mucha pena por lo que ha pasado. Su hijo es un orgullo Peruano y esta en las manos de Dios. Rezamos por el y por ustedes. Que descanse en paz.

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • New Jersey • #23355

I pray that the healing of every individual involved begins, physically and emotionally.  May the Lord our God lay His healing hands over all of you and protect you from harm.  I give you all the peace, love, and comfort that I can.  God bless you all and your families.

April 18, 2007, 9:34pm • Lexington, Ky • #23356

I will be praying for all those who were injured in the events tha happened at VT.  My condolences go out to all of those who lost a brother, sister, or dearly close friend.  But know that are are in a better place.

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Greenville, NC • #23357

"Like the sun, learn to shine, even after a cloud has passed.”

My best wishes and regards go to all the families that lost loved ones, to all their friends and to all those people who mourned that Monday morning.
Throught today’s society’s eyes, this too shall pass.

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Miami, Fl • #23358

I pray for those who try to put blame on the faculty or glorify the sick, INSTEAD OF FOUCUSING ON THE GLORIOUS LIVES OF THOSE WHO MIGHT’VE GONE ON TO RULE OUR COURNTRY ONE DAY AND THOSE THEY LEFT BEHIND!! I pray for those who give a name and /or thought to the evil who thought of only its own evil.

TO OUR YOUNG:YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL AND WE BELIEVE IN YOU. GO ON AND DIM THE LIGHT OF EVIL ! WE KNOW YOU LOST FRIENDS AND FAMILY BUT WE BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART AND WE BELIEVE IN WHAT’S IN YOUR SOUL.

LOVE OUR CHILDREN !

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • COLLINGSWOOD NJ USA • #23359

We have five daughters, three college graduates, plus two in college now, and as college grads ourselves, we mourn the loss at your great institution.  We feel the pain of loved ones lost, dreams shattered, fears revived.  We tell our daughters how much we love them all the time.  We know they love us as well.  In times like this, there is no way to be consoled, but just knowing that the friends and loved ones lost or injured in this terrible tragedy, were where they were supposed to be at that moment.  God has a plan for all of us, and in our pain, we know that his plan is being carried out.  We must take comfort in knowing that all things happen for a reason, as difficult as it may be.

We are praying for all of the Virginia Tech family.  The Klears

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Glandorf, Ohio • #23360

to all the families who suffered this horrible tragedy..our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends who lost a love one or a friend.but we all know in our hearts that these kids did absolutely nothing wrong and they were all excepted into heaven with open arms from god were they shall all watch over us from the gates of our precious heaven with our dear savior Jesus Christ..

<3 Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Sulphur,Louisiana • #23361

Our prayers and thoughts are with each and every one of you. Only time will heal your pain through this horrible ordeal.  This was felt by the world. 

God Bless You!
Diana Yingling

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Stafford/Virginia • #23362

To all the Hokies everywhere,

Do NOT let this tragedy define who you are.  Do NOT let the face of VT be anything other than the bright smiles of those that were killed & wounded.  They have earned that priviledge.

Celebrate their lives, however short.  Your inspiration goes before you: a child who lived through some of the worst persecution in history to become a teacher in the land of the free who paid his debt with his life to save others. Thank God that even in the worst of times we have heroes to lead us. 

We will mourn with you, we will cry for you, we will stand beside you.

J.K.

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Burlington, NC • #23363

Dear teachers students in VT.
Im really sorry about the tragic, i know there is nothing can replace with the lose and the pain. but i still want to send out my little wish, i wish everyone the best, hope things will get better soon. GOD BLESS!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • memphis, tn • #23364

Virgina Tech Students, Families, Faculty & Staff:
You all are in my thougts and prayers. I am devistated to hear about this tragedy that has happend. I know it’s going to be a tough time right now that you’re going through. I also know that one day we will see each other once again. I give these words to you...Remember the good times you spent with the ones who are no longer with us during this time of grief. And always keep the wonderful memories you made with them. I love you all and I will pray for you all. God is good and he is always there for us, through good times and bad.

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Star, North Carolina • #23365

Nikki Giovanni sums up the American Spirit, we do not bow down to fear, bullying, or pain, we simply perservere through pure human will, to make our lives and our surroundings a better place to live with our neighbors.  Thoughts and prayers from CT.

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Branford, CT • #23366

Our destiny, our being’s heart and home,
Is with infinitude, and only there;
With hope it is, hope that can never die,

William Wordsworth (1770-1850)

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Nashville, TN • #23367

Our thought and prayers are with you. My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy.

Eren

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Istanbul, Turkey • #23368

I am a mommy of an almost 2 yr old child and even tho she is still very young but still wouldnt know what I would do if GodForbid something was to happen to her ... Everyone who passed in this tragedy is someone’s child and its a shame that such a horrifying thing happened. Unfortunately this has been a hard lesson for everyone to reflect upon to insure that hopefully something of this magnitude doesnt reoccur b/c we dont want history to repeat itself. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to Everyone at Virginia Tech who was directly and indirectly affected by this tragedic moment.
Think of the precious moments you have with your loved ones..Bless

Davida and baby Dali

April 18, 2007, 9:35pm • Bronx, NY • #23369

Today, we are all hokies.  May peace be with VT in this time of need.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Reston, VA • #23370

As parents of two college students our hearts are breaking for the entire Virginia Tech community and their families. We cry with you, we will think of you and we will always remember with you. In our society today we must remain strong, please remain strong. Roger and Laurie K. and family.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Herkimer, New York • #23371

JMU loves Virginia Tech! Our hearts go out to you and we are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. Know that you have a tremendous amount of support out there, and we all are here for you.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Harrisonburg, VA • #23372

My heart is sodden with sorrow to bursting, as is my face with tears. Faced with this caustic reality, it is time to cry, time to shudder with tears, time to grieve in our own, both personal and collective, ways. The healing from a terrible wound has begun, has a long way to go, but may never cease. Through our grieving, let the best that is in us shine through,as a campus, as an institution, as an embodied Hokie family. Those that have fallen will never be forgotten.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Norfolk, VA • #23373

My family and I were extremely upset to hear about the tragedy that occured on campus on Monday.  The toll taken that day is astonishing and has been on my mind for the past few days.  I can only hope that the victims’ families are able to take solace in all the sympathy they are receiving.  I’m sorry. 

K.B.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Wycoff, New Jersey • #23374

My heart goes out to everyone affected by this tragedy and especially the families of the ones that have passed away. It tore my heart out when i heard of this tragedy. I only wish i could help to ease the pain for the freinds family and staff of VT TECH Students and staff that were taken aaway from your lifes so suddenly and horribly. May god bless you and help you through this very sad and hard time.
Thinking and Praying for you all,
Pam and my whole family

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Pembroke, Va. 24136 • #23375

I studied as an exchange student (from Curtin University in Western Australia) in Ontario, Canada. I know that Curtin has an exchange agreement with VT and that 3 of our students are there. I suppose, being an exchange programme, that 3 VT students are here in Perth. I really feel for everyone who is experiencing this terrible tragedy. I can’t help but imagine myself in the same situation, having lived on campus in an agricultural college town. Millions around the world are in really bad shape over this. People really are crushed by these types of things. May all who have passed in a horrible, terrifying way Rest in Peace. May all families, staff, students and faculty find the strength to forge through this abhorent tragedy.

Peace and Love
Leon Leuba

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Perth, WA, Australia • #23376

To all of my brothers and sisters…
Nothing in the world shows true character like trials of fire, grief, and hardship.  I have been proud the way each of you has held yourselves through this inconceivable set of circumstances.  My prayers are with you now as my heart always has been.  “Go HOKIES!”

Jason Berry
Corps of Cadets, 1999 Grad.
“GO GOLF!”

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Saluda, North Carolina • #23377

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone of you. May you find strength and peace within one another. God bless.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Grand Rapids Mi • #23378

My thoughts & prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy. God IS with you!

In Jesus’ name, Madelyn B.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Cape Girardeau, MO • #23379

I cannot express to you the pain I feel, though from afar, for your losses. May God bless all of you that lost your life, and open you with warm and loving arms. And for the parents and families of those now gone from this world, may you one day find peace in the fact that everyone of your loved ones will be in the hearts of the nation, and yes, the world.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Ham Lake, MN • #23380

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!  May VT heal as a commmunity and university.
Staff, Central Michigan University

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Mt. Pleasant, MI USA • #23381

our hearts and prayers go out the all of the hokie community and the familys.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Chesapeake, Va • #23382

Today, were not bitter school rivals
Today, were not basketball rivals
Today, were not academic rivals
Today, We are ALL Hokies

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Danville, Kentucky, USA • #23383

My condolences to the families and friends and everyone as this is everyone’s tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Annandale, VA • #23384

I would like everyone to know that my prayer and thoughts are to everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. Keep your heads held high and represent Virgina Tech, and know that life is to short, so live ur life to the fulleset!!! We all love you in this country and are here for support!
Ashlyn

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Aiken, SC • #23385

Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord...and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Peoria, IL • #23386

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families that God will continue to give them the strenght to endure. Because he said he would put no more on you than you can bear. Leand and depend on JESUS he will see you threw.

Diannia,Dion and Deven

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Cove City, North Carolina • #23387

May God comfort you and hold you in his hands during these times of sorrow. Our prayers our with you.  The Stokes Family

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Chilhowie, Virgina • #23388

I’m an “83 Hokie alumni fron NJ...seeing you wonderful,well-spoken, thoughtful, intelligent people not only makes me proud to call myself a Hokie, but gives me uplifting hope for the future of this country, something I admit I have despaired of in the last 5 years.
PLEASE don’t pay any attention to the media, and keep your spirit pure- media of all kinds distorts all to the benefit of a select few, a sad fact that we have to deal with in this wonderful country.

I AM SO SO PROUD OF YOU YOU ARE THE BEST OF THIS COUNTRY-- STAY UNITED

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • NJ • #23389

god bless All of you All of us in Maine

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • maine sa • #23390

My heart goes out to all of those who have felt the impact of this terrible tragedy. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

---Erin A.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Winchester, VA • #23391

God bless us all, as we grieve and attempt to come to terms with this terrible tragedy.

Condolences to the family members and friends left behind.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Atlanta, GA • #23392

All of us at Colorado State are thinking about all of those who were affected by this tragedy. Hopefully, each day will get better for you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Fort Collins, CO • #23393

You are in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Berrien Springs, MI • #23394

It is really was a disastor and we’re very sorry for their families

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • dallas,TX • #23395

Bless everyone in the Hokie community. You are in the thoughts and prayers of so many. Love to you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Chicago, IL • #23396

It is with my deepest regret I am writing this.  My heart goes out to the family and friends of the students and teachers who had their lives shorten by this tragedy.  I cannot begin to imagine what you are going through; however, my prays are with each and every one of you.  God bless.

Ron Roberson

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Hattiesburg, Mississippi • #23397

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all today and always.  My daughter will be attending college next year and i cannot imagine losing her or any of her friends.....so confide in each other and draw strength from those around you....and be proud to be a Hokie!!!!

April 18, 2007, 9:36pm • Mansfield, Pennsylvania • #23398

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  I can’t begin to imagine what you’re experiencing, but know that miles away people are thinking of you!  May God grant you his peace.

April 18, 2007, 9:37pm • University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada • #23399

A Time Like This

I looked to my creator and said WHY THIS
I looked to my creator with clenched bare fists
I looked to my creator and said PLEASE END THIS
I looked to my creator and that’s when he said, patience my child…I will never leave you in times like this.
Do not mourn, a day is lost lives are gone, for when they were taken I grabbed them and brought them home.

Inspired by the lost loved ones at Virginia Tech, and to those who still find peace in the midst of this madness.
`brittany gordon, future hokie

April 18, 2007, 9:37pm • Wilmington, North Carolina • #23400

There are no words that I can think of—stay strong, and please just know that we are praying here in Delaware for all the VT students & faculty, and their families.

Wishing you peace and hope,
Kerri Nagy

April 18, 2007, 9:37pm • Wilmington, Delaware • #23401

May Allah bless you all and may he give you the strength you need to help you bear your pain.

M. Sayid

April 18, 2007, 9:37pm • New York, NY • #23402

As a college student and the mother of a young man about to start high school, my heart goes out to the friends and families of all those who fell victim to such a horrific act. You are all in my thoughts.

--TheHeathen--

April 18, 2007, 9:37pm • Chillicothe, Ohio • #23403