Condolences, April 18, 2007

MY prayers go out to ALL of you. Even though it must be a hard thing to do,… You must stand tall in the wake of this sudden tragedy. My heart is truly torn over this tragic event. “May GOD bless you all!” sincerly, Spc. David W. Tomlin -U.S. Army

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • Fort Polk, Louisiana • #23555

What a tragic loss we’ve all suffered, especially the families of the students and faculty of those injured or lost in this senseless crime. We all need to reflect on each day and live it with pride and joy.  Cherish the memories of those lost and hold on to the hopes for a better tomorrow. I will keep you all in my prayers. Amanda VT Alumni 1990.

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • Roanoke VA • #23556

Although I’ve only been back to Blacksburg once since graduating in 1982, I can’t begin to express my sympathies and sadness upon hearing the continuing story of this week’s horror.  I also represent the Universities of Iowa and Florida and I know every Hawkeye and Gator share our pain and sorrow and give their support.  Va. Tech opened many doors to my future and I’ll always be proud to be a Hokie.  Please know that all of us far and wide are still part of the Hokie family.  Kenneth A. Marx B.S. Psychology, Minor Biology, 1982.

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • Gainesville, FL • #23557

My prayers and thoughts go out to each and everyone. And god be with all you in this time of sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • St.Helens Oregon • #23558

The sun rises

indisputable pain
unquenchable anguish
affliction felt by all

And yet eyes watch as the snow falls silently

lives torn apart
hearts ripped to shreds
eyes swollen with tears

But still the bird flits in the breeze

strong hands now weak
bright smiles now dampened
bubbling laughter now silent cries

And yet they watch as a blossom spreads

when the strong become as the weak
when enemies become companions
when children comfort adults

Still tears tumble to the ground like rain

forlorn eyes in search for hope
trembling hands in search for strength
crushed hearts in search for answers

Yet pain tortures the throbbing soul

lives once lived
people once breathing
now remembered with fervent love

Still reality seems miles away

memories of friends
treasures of the heart
smiles that dance in the mind

And the sun sets

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May God bless you and keep you, and may the prayers of the nation comfort you as much as they can. The prayers and thoughts of many here at the University of Indianapolis are with you. God Bless Virginia Tech and its Hokies.

Heather

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • Indianapolis, Indiana • #23559

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of the lives lost and the stduents at Virginia Tech. We are a strong nation and can get through this like was have through many other diasters. My university had experienced 2 lost lifes just last year and our community has survived.

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • Shepherdstown, WV • #23560

My heart goes out to all the victims and their families.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this trying time.

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • Warwick, Rhode Island • #23561

We are so shocked and dismayed that this could happen.  As an alumni you can’t believe it happened to your school.  Our hearts go out to the victims and their families and friends.  Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers and we are here to support you.

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • Glen Allen, Virginia • #23562

We are so limited by words at a time like this.

Each time Dave and I pray, we find our hearts and words going out to the hurting families and all those who work at VT.

The Hokie pride is very evident on all the news
reports - thank you for standing up and being there for each other.

Dave & Kim Jones

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • Great Falls, Montana • #23563

You should never have to bury your friends at the age of 19 or 20.  As someone who lost her best friend, I can tell you the pain will lessen.  Your memories of them will keep them alive.  I pray for the entire Virginia Tech community and hope for brighter days.  God Bless You All.

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • Maumee, OH • #23564

I´m Sorry About all you guys, god bless you.

Raúl C.

April 18, 2007, 9:46pm • Mexico, Mexico • #23565

God be with the whole Virginia Tech Family. My prayers are with you all.

God Bless You.

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • Springfield, Mo. USA • #23566

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire VA Tech family and Blacksburg Community.  We can only imagine how this tragedy has affected you, may god be with you all in this your time of need.

CJ

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • Ellwood City, PA • #23567

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s families, friends, and the VT community.  As a nation, we will forever be changed by this horrific event.  God Bless!
Amber

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • Clemson, SC • #23568

I have spent a significant amount of time on the Tech campus over the years, and of all the places in the world for such a tragedy to happen, I am truly shocked and in disbelief that this happened in such a serene, supportive, and caring environment. The VA Tech community is in my own thoughts and prayers, as well as those of our community, state, country, and the rest of the world. The Blacksburg community has truly handled this tragedy with remarkable dignity and strength. Hopefully, the world may learn a lesson from this tragedy, as well as the attitude of those affected in its aftermath. Bless you all.

Lauren

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • Lynchburg, Virginia • #23569

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that has lost someone they knew and loved in this terriable tragedy. I pray that God wraps his arms around everyone of you and gives you all comfort. After all the news reports I see that Every one of them are a"Hero" And they will not be forgotten!!!May God Bless You All

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • freedom,pa • #23570

My thoughts and prayers are with eveyone who has suffered at this time of great sorrow and loss.

Tim

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • Reading, PA • #23571

our condolences are out to you from St.Winifred’s School On the Island of Barbados. Sorry for your many lost .
by Nikki Baldwin

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • Barbados • #23572

My heart feels broken for your loss and my mind can not comprehend such a senseless act. But, I want you to know that people all over the world are sending their sympathies. A friend from Scotland called Monday to say she was devastated by the news and wanted us to know she was thinking of all the folks at Tech. She only visited Blacksburg once for a couple days while I was in grad school, yet knew how special a place it is from that brief visit. We send our deepest sympathies to all affected by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • KY and Scotland • #23573

My fellow Hokies,

A group of us Hokie alumni were returning from a wedding trip Monday when we caught a glance of this nightmare… that same sick and angry feeling I felt as I awoke in my dorm room back on 9/11/01 overcame me.  The five of us huddled around the Atlanta airport TV, I never watched the live video.

Instead I watched the people… some gasping, others crying.  One lady approached us (as usual, we were sporting VT logos), she expressed her grief and regret for what had happened to our university.

Again and again, our hokie family has been recognized for its response, courage, community and it has lifted me.  I thank the millions who have helped me and others who have grieved.  I thank the good nature of this website and the people behind each and every message.

“I still believe in spite of everything that people are really good at heart”

The Goodrich Family

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • Richmond, VA • #23574

My thoughts and prayers are with you guys at this extremly difficult time…

Branden K.

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • Marcellus, MI • #23575

On behalf of all the staff and classmates of Fanshawe College in London Ontario Canada Office Administration General Program, we wish to express our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers to each and everyone. May God bless

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • London, Canada • #23576

Dear Students, Faculties, and Friends of Virginia Tech,

I know that my prayers and condolences will not eliminate the pain and sorry in your hearts but i still want for you to know that i will keep on praying and hoping that you’ll get through this tragedy.

Sincerely Yours,
Thao Duong

April 18, 2007, 9:47pm • Austin, Tx • #23577

May God help you out during this extremely tragic time.  May everyone remember that you are not alone and that the whole country is supporting and loving you.  God Bless

Maggie Horton

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Chickasha, Oklahoma • #23578

Our Wahoo hearts are breaking. I wish I could take away all the pain everyone affected by the tradgedy is feeling.

I find it amazing that one horrible person is able to bring out all this caring & compassion in millions of other people. People sharing their sorrow, love and prayers, it’s amazing how much more good there is in the world than bad. I think the positive is what we need to focus on here and band together to make the world a safer, better place for the future.

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Salem, VA 24153 • #23579

God bless all of you in this tragedy.  Even though jobs have brought us to Georgia, our hearts will always be in Virginia, where my husband, myself and both children were born and raised.  VT will always be our favorite school, and we’re saddened for all of you.  Remember that this is a great place to live and have the chance to study. 

Our love and prayers to everyone.

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Charles, Maria and sons, Atlanta, GA • #23580

The entire world feels the pain of the senseless loss of life you have experienced…

May we all learn from this tragedy, may we learn love each other, and all strive to take as much pain out of the world as humanely possible.

Be strong, the whole world is with you…

J.B.
Quito, Ecuador

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Quito, Ecuador • #23581

my heart goes out to all of the famalies and friendes of the lost lives.
i think it is redeculious for someone to just think they have the right to take 32 lives for NOO reason. when i heard the news i immediately started crying. i was so shocked.

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • SC • #23582

I am really sad at the events which happened at VT. I hope God gives you the strength to recover from it.
Yahya H

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Valdosta, GA • #23583

With so much fighting and hatred in this world today it is such a shame that where you live and go to school you were caught in the arms of danger.
Please know that I am praying for each of you at Virgina Tech to be able to move past this and once again feel safe.
Your commnunity has grown closer because of this and I feel we all have a place in our hearts for the victims, family members and survivors of this tragedy.
LRP

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Chicago, IL • #23584

I and everyone in this country should be so proud of all the students at VT.
They have shown such outstanding pride in their school,belief in themselves and their fellow students.
These are an absolutely remarkable group of students and faculty.  They have all shown such strength in character,mind and soul.
Our hearts are broken for you and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone.
May God Bless and keep you.

WLH

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Montgomery , Tx • #23585

As an alum of the class of 1979, and the mother of a college-bound high school senior, my deep sorrow and concern are for all of you-my brothers and sisters at VPI&SU, your families and fellow alumni at this terrible time. Do not allow this event to forever color your memories of our loving Virginia Tech family.
Bobbi

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Kansas • #23586

Our thoughts and prayers are with ALL of you!

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Palm Beach Gardens, FL • #23587

You all will be remembered by our family in our prayers.

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • San Antonio, Tx/USA • #23588

MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THE STUDENT,FACULTY, AND FAMILIES OF VIRGINIA TECH .
MAY GO BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF LOSS COMFORT AND KEEP YOU.

ALL THE PEOPLE AT THE CAMPUS AND THERE FAMILIES ARE IN OUR PRAYERS

FAMILIES OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE/US • #23589

I watched in horror as the horrific events of that day were unfolding.  I can only imagine the complete sorrow that fills your hearts. I pray, with all of my heart, for God to be with you all and to bless you with peace.  Renee Cannon

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Heber, Ariz • #23590

My heart is hurt, and I am crushed at the devestating loss you have had to endure.  I do not understand why something like this happens, we may never know.  Please know there are others out there who share in your grief.  My thoughts, prayers and well wishes are with you all.  God bless you and Keep you all, Virginia Tech.  Be strong.

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Glendale, Arizona • #23591

I want to extend my heartfelt sympathies for everyone at Virginia Tecch.  Our hearts are saddened for all families and certainly for that of Jocelyn Couture Novak.  Having worked previously with Jocelyn in Truro I know how she will be missed by all.  She was a lovely person.

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Truro, Nova Scotia Canada • #23592

Mes pensées et celles de toutes ma famille sont avec ceux et celles qui ont subit la perte d’un être cher, d’un amis, d’une connaissance.

Que cette journée ne soit jamais oublié.

Carly Darbouze et sa Famille

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Montreal, Québec, Canada • #23593

Mi mas sentido pesame a todos los familiares, maestros y amigos de la victimas de la Universidad Virginia Tech.Que Dios los bendiga a todos.

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Pembroke Pines, FL • #23594

Hang in there guy’s and girls.
Whe are all with you making one.

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Portneuf.,Quebec.,canada • #23595

To all at V.T..
I know there are no words that will help the pain you all feel but I pray every day for you and I pray that you will be able to heal somewhat from this with time.
God is with all of you..
Blessings,
S & D

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Atwood, IL • #23596

You all will be in my thoughts and prayers.  I’m so very sorry for loss the students and faculty.  I don’t understand how someone can have such a disregard for human life.  Be strong. You and Your families are in our prayers.  God Bless!  GO HOKIES!!!!

D. Ellis

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • Chesapeake, VA • #23597

dear vt students faculty and familys,
this has deeply sadden me and my family our daughter goes to nc state in raliegh nc and i really dont know how id handle something like this you are all in our thoughts and prayers and now even more i want all my family and friends to know how much i love them may god comfort you and guide you through this horrible ordeal we will be praying for all of yopu keep the faith and may god be with you now and always we love you guys evelyn and barry adkins heather and christa MAY GOD BLESS !!

April 18, 2007, 9:48pm • CANTON NC USA • #23598

This horrible tragedy has affected not just the Virginia Tech family, but people worldwide. The thoughts and prayers of my family in Jamaica are with you all at this time. We pray you will find the strength to face each passing day. Keep the fellowship going strong and continue to pray.

M.H.

April 18, 2007, 9:49pm • Kingston, Jamaica • #23599

As a parent of two college students, this event has really rattled me. It makes a parent want to get their kids and bring them home. But they do best when with friends to share thoughts, hugs, etc. I have prayed for the entire VT family and for college students and families all over the country. They are all hurting. May God bless all of you and give you the strenth to endure.
Debbie

April 18, 2007, 9:49pm • Maryland • #23600

I pray the peace and comfort from our Lord Jesus Christ is with the family and friends of all of the students that were killed and injured on April 16. I pray that blessings flood their lives and that they are able cope. There are no words that could ever comfort them, only our Lord.  Let us not forget to pray for the parents and family of the killer. They not only have to deal with the suicide of their son, but also the death of the precious lives that their son took away. They are suffering with unimaginable fear and guilt and need all of our prayers as well.

April 18, 2007, 9:49pm • Gastonia, NC • #23601

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families and students of Virginia Tech.  May God bless each and every soul that was lost during this trajedy.

L & K Howard

April 18, 2007, 9:49pm • Aurora, CO USA • #23602

I WILL PRAY FOR YOU’LL IT’S SO SAD THIS HAD TO HAPPEN LIKE THIS MAY THE LORD BE WITH YOU ALL MAY THE LORD BE WITH YOU.

April 18, 2007, 9:49pm • cleveland,ohio 44108 • #23603

Just so you all know a bunch of us at www.singsnap.com have sang some songs and dedicated them to all those affected by this senseless massacre! Our Hearts are pouring out! We had a dedication page and so many contributed to it! We sang songs like Tears In Heaven, #1 song sang, and You’ll Never Walk Alone! There were many songs just for this reason! I personally Hope that God Blesses all affected by this tragedy, My Prayers are with all of them! GOD BLESS! Thank You for this opportunity!

April 18, 2007, 9:49pm • Worcester, MA • #23604