Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of the victims. There are truly no words to ease the pain but just know that God has 32 new Angels!

April 18, 2007, 10:01pm • Harrisburg,Pa • #23806

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of tragedy and difficulty.  May God’s comfort be with you through this time.

Noelle from Honolulu, Hawaii

April 18, 2007, 10:01pm • Honolulu, Hawaii • #23807

I wish to share my condolences in this time of sadness and extreme tragedy.
As a former resident of southwest Virginia, this strikes close to home. So sad that so many lives lost as a result of one unstable individual

April 18, 2007, 10:01pm • Bill Summerville, SC • #23808

Our thoughts and prayers are forever with you.

The Hurd/Hill Family

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • San Diego • #23809

I cant imagine tne pain of all these families who lost someone… I live in Mexico and actually i dont speak a lot of english , but i just want to say to all these families thats there are a lot of peopole in a lot of places praying for you.
I hope that God give you the force to resist ahh this pain

Good Blees You

Jesus M8a

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Mexico City • #23810

God Bless Virginia Tech. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Keep your school spirit alive.

Alison
WVU Alum

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Point Pleasant, West Virginia • #23811

Words can not express the support and prayers that I hold for Virginia Tech. The important thing to remember is that those that are lost aren’t truly lost, they are just heroes in a better place. I would also like to share this short poem:

The Short Good Bye

The world may seem dark, days seem only grim. Our loves ones lost before our eyes. No sense or explanation.
As we try to tell ourselves to move on, it is still too soon. Too soon to find answers, too soon, to short to say good bye.
There is never an answer to why we must lose a loved one. We may never understand our short good bye.
Right now we may be angry at God, we may question his ways. We must always remember the short good bye will be followed by brighter days.
In the end, when all our days are complete. We will be able to look back and find that the short good bye was only followed by a new hello. A longer hello. A hello that we will find when we meet those cherished ones again. 
M Giesbrecht

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Dubuque, Iowa • #23812

there is nothing you can really say at a time like this, you will all be in my prayers and in my heart.

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • kalamazoo, michigan • #23813

You are all in my thoughts. We have all been deeply saddened by this, but I can’t imagine what the family and friends of those lost are going through. We will be thinking about you all and here for you all through everything. Please take care.

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • University of Florida, Gainesville, FL • #23814

The tragic events of April 16 will be forever etched in our minds.  The lose of so many will live forever in our hearts.  You have our love, prayers and deepest sympathy.  The Meares family

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Oyster Bay ,NY • #23815

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost loved ones on April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech.

I hope everyone in time will be able to forgive the killer who was driven by pure evil.

God has taught us all to forgive those who tress pass against us, and too deliver us from evil.

May we all live by Gods word.

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • North Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada • #23816

There are no words that can express the deep sadness and emptyness in my heart. Tonight I hold my children tighter and longer than usual, I call my parents and grandparents to tell them how much I miss and love them, I write emails to my friends thanking them for their friendships. This tragedy has affected a whole nation. I pray that you all can get through this with time. I pray that you will see you loved ones in Heaven when it is time. Virginia Tech angels waiting at Heaven’s Gate. I am so so sorry.

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Tumey Family in Texas • #23817

My family and I would like to take this time to offer Our Deapest Condolences to the famlies and loved ones who lost their lives on this horrible day. We will never forget this like all the past tradgedies with the loss of such young adults.Our hearts and prayers go out to each and every one of you.God Bless all the Famlies,may God be with you.

The Jump Famlies

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Lynwood , Illinois • #23818

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. May you find comfort and hope during this time.
Judy

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • boston, ma • #23819

my thoughts and prayers are with all the family and friends of all the victims. may you find strength in your time of sorrow. may god bless you

christina

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • scranton pa • #23820

I lived on the 4th floor of WAJ many years ago.  My heart goes out to all my fellow Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Reston, VA • #23821

Virginia Tech,
I cannot imagine your pain. But I believe in the power of prayer. The entire state of Iowa is praying for you. The strength you showed in your convocation was unreal. It gave me chills when you chanted “let’s go hokies.” There is the true sign of a university family.

God Bless
Romans 12:1-2

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Cedar Falls, Iowa • #23822

From Harvard University in Massachusetts, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May you find the strength and courage to find healing and peace in these sad times.

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Cambridge, Massachusetts • #23823

In the wake of such a tragedy, my condolences go out to the families of the victims and the students and faculty of Virginia Tech.  The loss of your loved ones sits painfully in all of us.  You are in our thoughts and prayers, we share in your sorrow.

I want to express my pride in hearing of the heroism that took place that day, both in the living heroes as well as those who fell.  It renewed a sense of hope inside me that there are still those in the world that would risk all to save another human life.  From young students in cusp of their futures all the way to Professor Librescu, a Holocaust survivor.  As a member of the Jewish community, I am not surprised by his heroism, but in awe of it. He gave himself selflessly to save the lives of his young students.  It is in the wake of such a tragedy that the magnitude of his sacrifice and the sacrifice of those who went with him that we should draw strength.  That in the face of hatred and anger, they stood fast in their quest to save lives in harm’s way, even if they are lost themselves.  Such a senseless tragedy, but through it, a ray of hope that humanity is not lost. 

May their memories be a blessing, may G-d comfort us in our time of grief.

N.G., S.G., & family

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Summerville, SC USA • #23824

If tears could build a bridge, and bring you back,you would be here again,for the world is crying together...I was out this evening in my small IL. city and I noticed the flags are lowering at this sunset, a gentle reminder of whats happened, peace to the world is my prayer…

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Decatur IL • #23825

God Bless all of you, Iowa State prays for you.
Leslie B

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Ames, Iowa • #23826

To the HOKIE NATION, know that Northern Virginians share this deep and unimaginable pain that you have experienced.  May you be strengthened in the knowledge that you are loved.  May God Bless each of you and pave the road to healing.  My son has decided that a Hokie he wants to be.  He was undecided what college to attend until this week and seeing the resolve and strength he now hopes that Blacksburg is where he will call home next year. 

GOD BLESS VIRGINIA TECH!!!

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • Marquis Family Fairfax County, VA • #23827

my words are not enough to describe my feelings, but I’m really sorry your losses. It is painful to see this happening to innocent college students,my heart and prayers are with all of you!
Maggie S.
University of Texas

April 18, 2007, 10:02pm • San Antonio, TX • #23828

Holding you all in the light. My heart hurts for each and every victim, family member, and student. May you somehow manage to find peace.

J. Moore, Marketing, 1987

April 18, 2007, 10:03pm • Wilmington, NC • #23829

Our heart and prayers go out to all the victims and their families, for such sorrow they are going through right now. We hope that you find the comfort in your hearts to be able to live through this and embrace the lives of those taken away from you. May God grant us serenity to accept those thing we cannot change.

The Contreras Family

April 18, 2007, 10:03pm • Lodi, California • #23830

My thoughts & prayers go out to each and everyone you. All of you all are in my heart…

April 18, 2007, 10:03pm • Rock Hill, South Carolina • #23831

Having graduated from college 10 years ago, I can still identify with students and campus life. I am impressed and touched by the way this horrible tragedy has brought your community together. My thoughts and best wishes are with you.

April 18, 2007, 10:03pm • Park City, Utah • #23832

To all of the virginia tech families and faculty,
our family is praying for your tragic losses, that you will find strength, comfort and finally peace through our Lord Jesus Christ. When life here on earth is just too unbearable with all of its pain, despair and tradegys, ask the Lord to take it from you, and he will not fail you. Be strong , have faith ,and pray, as there are multitudes praying for all of you as you read this. Know that there is power in prayer, and just think of the many thousands who are lifting you all up right at this very moment… I hope you can feel the blanket of love and support through these prayers.
May God be with you , we will hold you tight in our familys prayers.
Kelly, Kurt, Kyleigh, Jeffrey, and Jameson

April 18, 2007, 10:03pm • Columbia, South Carolina • #23833

To the Virginia Tech Community,
I am sending you healing thoughts and prayers.  We are having an interfaith vigil at UMass Amherst tomorrow evening.  I am in shock and cannot imagine what it must be like at VT now.
Lot of love

April 18, 2007, 10:03pm • Amherst, MA • #23834

To The Hokies and Blackburg community,

My heart broke on April 16th.  As I sit here I have as many guestions as you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  God Bless us all

April 18, 2007, 10:03pm • Ubly, Mi • #23835

I still believe that GOD is a HOKIE.
May the souls lost rest in peace.

Hokies forever

April 18, 2007, 10:03pm • Blacksburg, VA • #23836

My thoughts and Prays go out to the families who have lost someone. I can’t even imagine the overwhelming pain and heartache you guys are going through right now. I hope you all overcome and become stronger by each passing day. My heart is with you all during this hard time.
Kristina,
Gainesville, FL

April 18, 2007, 10:03pm • #23837

Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this tragedy as are those from others in Australia. I pray that God will bring comfort, healing, love and peace to all those that are hurting.
Gigi

April 18, 2007, 10:04pm • Adelaide, South Australia • #23838

Our deepest sympathy is with you.  There is nothing we can that can really express what this whole country feels for you right now.  Just know that our hearts and prayers are with everyone.  God bless you.

G.S and W.S

April 18, 2007, 10:04pm • Atlanta, GA • #23839

I live in maryland I use to go to school at North Carolina A&T and I can’t imagine if this happened to anyone I know I happened to be listening to the Leann Rimes song “How Do I Live without you” and it just brought me to tears.Im so sorry for those who were killed. I know they are young but they are our guardian angels that will pertect us from this happening again.

April 18, 2007, 10:04pm • Hyattsville, MD USA • #23840

I am a college student at a small community college in Illinois and the tragedy at Virginia Tech got everyone at my school talking about our safety and evacuation policies if our school was ever affected by such a tragedy.  That doesn’t ease the pain of the families that lost love ones or bring anyone back but it does say that from this tragedy we, “college students” have learned from this and from this moment forward we can only try to implement change and put in place policies that could aid in such a tragedy never happening again

April 18, 2007, 10:04pm • Salem, Illinois • #23841

This was a senseless tragedy that shouldn’t have happened. We feel for all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you. Celebrate the victims’ lives. Remember what made each one of them special. Live each day to the fullest. They would want that. They are at peace now.
The Payne Family

April 18, 2007, 10:04pm • Derry, NH • #23842

Dear Parents of VT students who lost thier lives so violently. My deepest sympathy goes out to you in this time of need.

April 18, 2007, 10:04pm • Stratford, CT • #23843

To All VT staff, faculty and students,
I am deeply shocked and numb about this happening and want to offer my condolences and pray for each and everyone of you so that you will be able to get through such a difficult time. As a person who works for a college with dorming students, I cannot help but feel fear. Let’s all pray to God for this not to happen ever again to innocent people.  I offer my most sincerest condolences to you all...God Bless!
M. Vega

April 18, 2007, 10:04pm • Mount Vernon, NY • #23844

My Brother and I would like to share our condolences with the students who have lost good friends and the families that have lost a memebers. This is a horrible time and we would just like you to know that you our in our prayers.

With love,
A. and B.

April 18, 2007, 10:04pm • Essex , Connecticut • #23845

The saddest thing about this incident is that it has happened before and it will happen again.  Evil exists in every society and is often exported under the cloak of democracy.  When it shows itself in a far away place it seems less important than when it appears within.  Every life is important and every life is precious, wherever it resides and whatever it’s background.  When we all come to realize and accept that fact, incidents such as the one at VT will become far less frequent or disappear completely.

Peace be with us all.

J. B. McCarthy

April 18, 2007, 10:04pm • Melbourne, Australia • #23846

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those touched by this horrendous event. God walks with each of you even in times of deep distress. Know that the love and affection of the nation is with you and that the Lord is there to carry you in this most heart wrenching time of your lives.

April 18, 2007, 10:04pm • Phoenix, AZ • #23847

As a mom of a college student(Kent State University) i can only imagine the pain you must be feeling, in fact i called my own son that day even though he doesn’t attend virginia tech, just so i could hear his voice and know that he is alright,don’ be afraid to return to school this can be a very cruel world, but you cannot let these events ruin your lives, accept this as one of life’s very hard lessons, and no that we will all have our place one day next to our fallen loved ones.. Thoughts from Mom

April 18, 2007, 10:05pm • Parma, Ohio • #23848

My thought and prayers goes to all those who fell victim to a such senseless act.  As a college graduate from a another Univerity, I do understnad what its like to have PRIDE, and PASSION for your school--to all the VT students stay strong and let this be a moment of comfort and love.......

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I CAN NOT CHANGE…
The courage to change the things I CAN
AND the wisdom to know the difference!”

Keep the HOGGIE pride going!

April 18, 2007, 10:05pm • Dallas-Ft. Worth, Texas • #23849

Deepest condolences

April 18, 2007, 10:05pm • Vernon CT • #23850

my thoughts and prayers are will all affected by this horrible senseless tragedy...my heart goes out to all the virginia tech community you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 10:05pm • Chico, California • #23851

VT students, faculty, friends and familes - We pray for you daily, give thanks for your life, wish you the best and asked God to bless you and keep each of you comforted and close to Him. At any time, in any situation you are never alone.  God is always here.  May you find comfort and healing in one another.  We will continue to hold you up in prayer.

Trooper & Mrs. Michael L. Stallworth
Florida Highway Patrol
Troop H

April 18, 2007, 10:05pm • Tallahassee, Florida USA • #23852

Our hearts and Prayers are with you with the lost of your Loved ones

Rick & Madeline

April 18, 2007, 10:05pm • Springdale Newfoundland Canada • #23853

i tell you, people can be so cruel and cold-blooded nowadays, this was a senseless tragedy, Godbless each and all of you and be strong through all of this,

Sincerely,

Dusty LeBaron & Family

April 18, 2007, 10:05pm • Lake End, Louisiana • #23854

Peace be with all the students, families, and friends. Blessed be.

The Nordby Family

April 18, 2007, 10:05pm • Raleigh, NC • #23855