Condolences, April 18, 2007

My heart and prayer goes out to all the victims families and friends and also the entire Virginia Tech University. This is a day that no one will ever forget especially all the college students this has hit us all hard and everybody throughout the country is praying for all of yall.
GOD BLESS

Jasmine Kirkendoll

April 18, 2007, 3:03am • Las Vegas, NV • #6034

My sincere condolences go out to the victims and all those affected by this horrible tragedy.  May God be with you in this time of mourning and healing.  May the Lord give you the strength to be strong and positive in this negative time.  My prayers are with all of you.  God Bless.

Matthew B.

April 18, 2007, 3:03am • Albuquerque, NM • #6035

Speaking on behalf of many students at Ohio University I offer my profound condolences to Virginia Tech and those affected by the tragedy that took place. It is times like these that unite a school, a community and a nation… the whole nation is here for you Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 3:03am • Athens, Ohio • #6036

To all at Virginia Tech, to the grieving friends and family:

The world is holding all of you in our collective hearts.  We are so sorry that this horrible grief was visited on you.  I’m wishing you all the comfort and peace possible, and I am furious and full of sorrow on your behalf. 

May you all be surrounded by love as you begin the long process of healing. 

To the victims:

Your lives matter and I will be learning all I can about you all.  You will be honored, and you won’t be forgotten.

Yours in sorrow,
Tina Rowley

April 18, 2007, 3:03am • Seattle, WA • #6037

My sincerest condolences to every one of you.  In this time of anger,confusion, and distress I hope that each of you, each one of us can remember the friends we have lost, the memories we have shared, and the time that we have spent with them.  If we celebrate their lives and the spirit of our community, it is my hope that we can move forward together.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 3:04am • Seattle, WA • #6038

Forget the analysis and profiling, simple answer is that no sense can be found in this tragedy, use the time to grieve and give thanks for what you have.

The thoughts and prayers of the world are with you all at this sad time. 

X TJ X

April 18, 2007, 3:04am • United Kingdom • #6039

We are truly sad for all of the young people at Virginia Tech and can’t even begin to imagine what you are going through. From pain will come strength
“Live everday of your lives”

Love to you all
Thinking of you at this sad time
Sue

April 18, 2007, 3:04am • Kaitaia, New Zealand • #6040

I feel so incredibly sorry for the families and friends of the victims. There’s no way to even begin to imagine the devestation they are going through. And even though i am just 15, if there is any advice i could possibly give would be this.. instead of replaying the day of their tragic loss, we must remember all the great laughter and joy that these people brought to everyone when they were alive.

I could tell just from seeing the pictures of the victims that they were all beautiful, bright, and none of them could possibly deserve what happened to them.

-Stand Strong & Together because that’s the only way we can all get throught this.
<3 Ashley

April 18, 2007, 3:04am • Orange County, California • #6041

To all the families and friends touched by this senseless act, all our prayers and condolences. May the lord guide you through this time of mourning.

Sean

April 18, 2007, 3:04am • South Africa • #6042

God bless the VT community.Our prayers, hopes and dreams are with you. We are all hokies right now. We will be wearing the colors on Monday. Go Hokies!

The Mealey Family,
Al, Roberta & Rob

April 18, 2007, 3:04am • Riverside, CA, USA • #6043

What a shame as same Korean..
I dont know how to say such sadness because my English is not good but I really want to pray for victims. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 3:04am • Seoul, Korea • #6044

It is unimaginable to think that something this tragic could happen, especially when thinking of the families and friends who now suffer from this great loss.  For what it’s worth, I am deeply sorry for the pain you must endure.  I will keep you all in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 3:04am • Irvine, Ca. • #6045

Depois de ter escutado as ma’s noticias do Campus em Virginia, realmente fiquei chocado e comovido. A vida e’ um dom gratuito de DEUS e que ninguem tem o poder de a tirar, senao o proprio Deus. Para as familias, os amigos e todos aqueles que neste momento estao em dor, vao as minhas sinceras condolencias: a nossa vida e’ um dom de amor que Deus ao mundo ofertou, caiu na terra e tornou-se em flor e ao ceu seu perfume chegou. Amen

April 18, 2007, 3:04am • Maputo, Mocambique - Africa • #6046

I am so sorry for your loss. I know this has been a terrible tragedy for the families and fellow students to go through.Such a tremendous loss is truly unfair. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Snow Moore

April 18, 2007, 3:05am • Harlan, Kentucky • #6047

There are living victims of this tragedy---the family and friends of the students and teachers. They will live on to carry the burden of things that were never said, hugs that can no longer be shared, & tears that will be shed for years to come. They will question every decision made that placed their loved one opposite a shooting gun. 
Their grief may give way to anger; their anger may turn into blame; & blame may seek refuge in retaliation. A troubled young man might have gotten lost on a very similar path & we find ourselves trying to understand why.
If you are in need of strength, seek comfort in the love & presence of those around you.  When you can, offer your strength & support to those around you who need your help.  Reach out when you can; hold the hope for those who feel that all is lost.
Remember the family of the young man who pointed the gun at your loved one; they did not pull the trigger. They grieve not only the loss of their own son, but everyone else who died that day. No one can ever answer the questions they ask in their own hearts and minds.
Pray for them as you pray for the families of the students & teachers who lost their lives this week. Pray for us all.

April 18, 2007, 3:05am • San Francisco, CA • #6048

We all pray that god be with you in your time of need.We are all sad for monday was tragic day for every one.My god be with you

April 18, 2007, 3:05am • Students at Duke University • #6049

Dear VT,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you from Portland, Maine.  It is a sad day in America when simply seeking a higher education may cost you your life. We love you.....KG

April 18, 2007, 3:05am • Portland, Maine • #6050

To all the families and friends of the victims of Virginia Tech,
This incident is an unfortunate, untimely, and unthinkable tragedy, and words cannot decribe it. 
My condolences, thoughts, and prayers go to all who lost their loved ones and directly affected.  I am more than sorry for your lost, and I will pray for you with all the people in the world who love peace.
May God be with you all and bring you strength and hope during this time.  Please no more guns, just with love and peace.

Soowon

April 18, 2007, 3:05am • Korea • #6051

I cannot begin to fathom what people are going through with this tragedy, but from across the country I’d just like you to know that you are being kept in our thoughts, our prayers, and our hearts.

God bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:05am • San Jose, CA • #6052

I can’t write english very well but
I want to express my deepest condolences for the Virginia Tech victims, families
I was shocked, sadness.. we feel so sorry for this tragic shooting..
I send my prayers ...
once again I express my deepest condolences ..

April 18, 2007, 3:05am • ansan , s korea • #6053

My heart goes to those who lost a love one. a friend, because of this tragedy,may this be a an opportunity to show love and concern.

God Bless…
Dong Villatito

April 18, 2007, 3:05am • Bacoor,Philippines • #6054

It’s terrible! I’m shocked!
Have no word to describe all feelings and condolence. My thoughts are with you!
Zoya

April 18, 2007, 3:06am • Saint-Petersburg, Russia • #6055

April 16th 2007 A day which will live on in infamy.

“My god, My god, My god”. . . is the very same phrase I keep repeating to myself every waking moment since this tragedy. Words will never be able express how deeply saddened I am to have to write this letter. Families, friends, alumni, I am truly honored to have people of such great courage to live in our country. Your loss yesterday was of unspeakable proportions, and terror has been shed at every corner of your life. Now that same fear, grief, loss, and sorrow has gripped your families from the shock of having your beloved ripped from your very arms, I cannot say any words that will soothe your pains, for I am no magician. The only thing I will say from the bottom of every heart down here in Florida, we grieve with you. Aye, I too know that same dark cloud that descends upon you after such a terrible twist of fate, but a word from the good book : you shall not know the day, the time, or the hour that our father shall call us home. For those of you that have families, children, spouses, hug them close, because every moment of every day is worth every second in the end. God Bless VT. Go Hoakies!

Chris A.-

April 18, 2007, 3:06am • Brandon Fl. • #6056

Chairs empty...beds undisturbed...notebooks left open...lunchdates not kept...phones unanswered...message machines full...friends, classmates, teachers, people we saw on the way to class, in the restaurant, under a tree, chatted with on the stairs, bumped into in the hall, played basketball with, had a study group with, held the door for...Voices we will never hear again and faces we will never see again.  Rest in Peace.

April 18, 2007, 3:06am • Hagatna, Guam • #6057

To the entire family of VT,

I am shocked and saddened by the turn of events at VT. Although I do not know any of you personally, I can only imagine your pain, and I pray that during these trying times you may all find peace that only comes from above.

May God bless and comfort you.

Sophie Ndungi, International University of Japan.

April 18, 2007, 3:06am • Niigata, Japan • #6058

Everyone is worried about the gun safty well I would just like to say that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. If a gun is just laying somewhere it don’t pick it’s self up a person has to pick that gun up. I’m not trying to be mean I want the families to know that they are in my prayers here in West Virginia and all around the world keep that faith GOD well heal. Everyone needs to take a deep breath and hold the ones that made it out and be there for the families that lost a love one and stop worrying about the guns I understand that they are trying to find a better way to make the schools safer but for right now I think that we all just need to keep the families in our prayers. I also think that we need to think of the boys parents you know i’m a mother of 4 and we can raise them the best we can when they get older they are going to do what they want. please please Lets not Make this a hate crime because thats not what it was.
GOD BLESS EACH ONE OF YOU IN HIS OWN WAY
Lena Rutherford

April 18, 2007, 3:06am • CHARLESTON WV • #6059

Today, I could physically feel my heart ache for the families, friends and collegues of all the victims.

I SEND MY FAMILY’S SINCEREST CONDOLENCES.

DINEAL & BRYAN CROWE

April 18, 2007, 3:07am • Kent , WA • #6060

I am so deeply saddened by such a tragedy. Though I am all the way across the country at the University of California, Santa Barbara, I would like to offer my condolences to the friends and families of those wounded and lost in this horrible event. You are all in the hearts and prayers of the students at UCSB. Today, we are all Hokies.

Meredith Rounds
Senior at UC Santa Barbara

April 18, 2007, 3:07am • Santa Barbara, CA • #6061

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April 18, 2007, 3:07am • SEOUL,KOREA • #6062

Everyone who was involved in this horrific event and to those who have suffered a loss and to the ones who’s lives were cut short there is nothing I can say to you that will make this pain at ease only I will pray and keep you in my heart and I promise to do a duty as a fellow friend and American to pass the word on that we need to change certain things and let every one know that every time a tragedy like this happens we cannot keep repeating our words “wow what a wake up call let’s hope were prepared next time"and to know that we cannot keep saying that, and we need to come together and beat these odds!My heart goes out to all of you I am sorry so very sorry!!!!Sincerly,Chantelle Robinson

April 18, 2007, 3:07am • El Cajon,CA • #6063

This tragedy has truly touched all of our hearts - even here in Northern Canada. My family and I offer our sincere condolences to all the families and friends of those who lost their innocent lives on this day. It is a true tradgey. I hope that the students, with their families, and faculty, with their loved ones, can unite together during this difficult time of grief and healing.  Again, our sincere condolences from one family to hundreds of others.

April 18, 2007, 3:07am • Prince George, British Columbia, Canada • #6064

I will hope they have been to the heaven. And they will forget the event suffered everyone.

April 18, 2007, 3:07am • Korea • #6065

I can’t write english very well but
I want to express my deepest condolences for the Virginia Tech victims, families
I was shocked, sadness.. we feel so sorry for this tragic shooting..
I send my prayers to ..
once again I express my deepest condolences ...

April 18, 2007, 3:07am • ansan , s korea • #6066

Hold eachother close and get through this if you give up they have won.  my condolences to you all and your families hold on god never gives us more than we can handle. 

tammy and chris stanislas

April 18, 2007, 3:07am • Fresno, california • #6067

The University of Central Florida (over 40,000 students) sends their prayers towards everyone affected by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 3:07am • Orlando, Florida • #6068

From the students at the University of Washington in Seattle, our prayers and condolences.  God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Seattle, Washington • #6069

My heart goes out to the families, friends and students of the victims of this horrible event.

It’s unfair.

All around the world people pray for you all. This shouldn’t have happened and we, everyone around the world, should be working together to make sure this won’t ever happen again.

My thoughts are with you all,

Iris.

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • the Netherlands • #6070

This tragedy could have happened at any college campus in the United States. 

The students of Virginia Tech need to know, that students from campuses across the nation are praying for those killed, the families, friends, colleagues and community. We will always remember those who have lost their lives yesterday.

God Bless.

Rian Bahran

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Troy, NY • #6071

My thoughts and prayers go to the families, friends and entire Virginia Tech community, during this sad, difficult and confusing time.

Alan Law

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Ballymena, County Antrim, Northern Ireland • #6072

I would like to express my condolences to all the families and friends of the victims of Monday’s tragic events. What has happened at Virginia Tech just makes me speechless and sad. It will only be a small comfort, but my prayers and thoughts are with you all these days.

As the hart panteth after the fountains of water,
so my soul longs for thee, O God.
My soul hath thirsted after the living God;
when shall I come and appear before my God?
My tears have been my bread day and night,
whilst it is said to me each day:
Where is thy God?

Alexandra Gassner

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • University of Salzburg, Austria • #6073

Inna lilahi wa inna ilaihi rajioon

May god give patience to all family and friends of the victims.My prayers are with you.

MC

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Canberra / Australia • #6074

Dear VT students,

Please know that our prayers are with you.

Lord, we pray that You will wrap all those who mourn in Your wings and comfort them. Lead them forward and guide them while they walk in this valley of deep sorrow.

Lord, we pray for the departed that you take them into your loving embrace and grant them the eternal life your promised through your Son. Amen

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Palm Coast, FL • #6075

My deepest apologies and condolences to everyone at Virginia Tech.  My heart broke as I watched these events unfold.  It is a tragedy of monumental proportions.  I am a member of the news media.  In covering this story for the past couple of days, I can assure you that the President was correct in saying the entire nation is mourning with you.  I pray that God will give you the resolve to be strong and move forward, while never forgetting your friends and loved ones.  They are in a better place.  He never makes a mountain we can’t climb.  The reason we fall is so we can pick ourselves back up.  God be with all of you.

Dustin V.

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Green Bay, WI • #6076

Dear students of Virginia University!

I pray for every victiom of the 16th april. There must have been tragic hours for you! In these hours my heart and thougts are with you!!

God bless you all!
Harald

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Vienna, Austria, EUROPE • #6077

GOD bless the families of the victims and the Hokie spirit which lives forever in our hearts…

Nicholas Mungal.

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Port Hueneme, CA • #6078

Virginia Tech Students and Faculty, and the town of Blacksburg,

I am so sorry this happened. My grief is deep and I can’t imagine yours.  May you love and support each other through this hard time, and may this tragedy hold the keys to future preventive technology on all campuses.

Diane

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Issaquah, Washington • #6079

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April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Mexico • #6080

Dear friends and families of the Virginia Tech community,

It is with deep sadness to hear the unbearable loss Virginia Tech has faced.  In these trying times, I hope you will find strength and comfort from each other and begin the process of healing.  I offer my deepest sympathy to you and those affected by this tragedy.  My thoughts are with you, always.

Alan H. Kwok

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Oakland, CA • #6081

I am sad for what this unfortunate to the Virginia Tech community.this could of had happened to any of us in any other school. i’m a student as well and i was crying yesterday even though i didn’t know anyone there. My support, prayers, and condolences to the students, the faculty,the families.

Dena F Rad

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Irvine (OC) ,Ca • #6082

Our fellow American students,I pray to God that you will be endowed with great strength to undergo this period of deep grief.May God bless you good life in the future and the victims peace in heaven.--Your friend in China

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Guangzhou, China • #6083