Condolences, April 18, 2007

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you in your time of need.  May God be with you all!

April 18, 2007, 10:12pm • Nassau, Bahamas • #23956

It saddens us to know that these bright minds were not even given a chance.  That those who were teaching them that day, cannot proceed because of one person who felt life was less than what it really is.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the victims and all of Virginia Tech.  We are all Hokies!  God Bless you all.  The Spencer’s.

April 18, 2007, 10:12pm • Durant, OK • #23957

I am so sad this happened god bless the familys who lost a child on that horrible day.

T-Man

April 18, 2007, 10:12pm • NY • #23958

I sat at home, glued to the television, in absolute disbelief as the horrendous news of this event unfolded.  The nation is grieving with you, while admiring the strength and courage of The Hokies in the aftermath of this senseless act of violence.  My deepest sympathies go out to the families who lost loved ones on this horrible day.  My prayers are that you will find comfort and strength in God during this time of mourning. May God bless the students, staff, and families affected by this tragedy.

Ashley

April 18, 2007, 10:12pm • Fort Payne, Alabama • #23959

I am proud now more than ever to be a VT alumni.  My heart is saddened by this tragic event, but I have been so touched this week by the goodness of the VT and Blacksburg community. My prayers go up for the families of the victims and all of the Blacksburg community.  You are a wonderful place.  VT is where I made lifelong friends, worked under talented and compassionate faculty, met my husband of 10 years, and had my first of 3 sons.  I will always remember first that Virginia Tech is where some of the happiest memories of my life were made.  Hang in there Virginia Tech.  We love you!  We are Hokies!!
Mary Gilchrist Lusk, class of ‘98 Crop and Soil Environmental Science

April 18, 2007, 10:12pm • Tampa, FL, USA • #23960

My heart goes to all of the victims, their families, and the students and faculty members of Virginia Tech.

Mark Ferguson

April 18, 2007, 10:12pm • Georgia • #23961

This deeply saddened me, stay strong everybody. Bless you all, my prayers are with you.

-Zach

April 18, 2007, 10:12pm • Plano, TX • #23962

Dear Virginia Tech Factulty, staff, Students, and Parents,

I will not say that I understand what happened or why Mr. Cho reacted the way that he did; but, I want to say that everyone of you and the victims are all heroes to the rest us.  I will pray for everyone around the world that has been effected and affected by this senseless situation.  I will pray for peace and a realization that those that are no longer with us died as heroes and I hope to be able to shake their hands in heaven when I meet them when it is my turn.  God bless all of you.... you are not alone!

April 18, 2007, 10:12pm • Scottsdale, Arizona • #23963

I’d like to offer my condolence to the families of the victims of Virginia Tech.  My thoughts and prayers are with you.  May God be with you all and give you peace both in your minds and your hearts. 

Sandra

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Phoenix, AZ • #23964

It’s absolutely a tragedy. I was completely shocked when I heard about this. I feel so sorry for those that died in the tragedy and those that just lost their beloved ones. I just hope that you’ll hang in there and go through this together. May God bless you!

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • China • #23965

To all affected by this tragedy:

I am still shocked by what has occurred in your lives. I know there is nothing that could be said to ease your pain and loss. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of healing, sadness, and renewal. I pray that your school will continue to grow stronger and closer. Please do not let this person win by sending you home and never returning. Life and the pursuit of an education and happiness must prevail or else the evil one will win. So come back to school with your head held high. Graduate and become the doctor, lawyer, teacher, and architect that you first intended. Then you can truly say that you were down but NOT defeated.

Alicia

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Douglasville, GA • #23966

Life is so precious and can be taken away so easily, but the best thing to do is to keep your head up and pray for the world, my heart goes out to the victims familys as well as the victims. we are all praying your you here in kentucky

Murrell Farmer

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Campbellsville, Kentucky • #23967

Dear Faculty, Staff and Students of VT:

My very deepest condolences go out to all of you who have suffered an unimaginable tragedy.  I am praying for all of you and your family.  I am a Korean American who grew up in US most of my life and cannot express my sorrow and horror of finding out that the killer was a Korean native.  All Korean community throughout this nation is grieving with you and are trying all we can to figure out a way to give you as much support as possible in this time of great loss.  God bless and may all victims of this tragedy rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Los Angeles, California • #23968

i am s so sorry for what happened it was just so tragic when i herd what had happened i am praying the whole school and their famalies i dont care if i dont know any of you you are all in my thoughts prayers and in the terars that run down my face.

love rebecca

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Flint Michigan • #23969

Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of y’all.  God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Huntsville, Texas • #23970

A few weeks ago, a young 15 year old girl died who I knew a little bit. It was devastating. And then when this news broke...My brother goes to VT. Luckily, he is ok and so are his close friends. I have been watching CNN and the news for the past 3 days, and now after NBC got the tape from Cho...I can’t even listen anymore. I get chills and start to cry and get scared. My brother might not be here now because of this. Because they did not call a lock down after the first shooting, my brother still went to class because nothing was said. The shooter could have gone into his classroom. I always cry when I think of that.
I LOVE YOU SHAYN!

I am so thankful he is ok and so are his friends and everyone that is alright. I feel horrible for those lives who were taken. It was not right. It wasn’t fair. And I know that, especially after the girl near where I live passed away.

It gives you a chance to appreciate life. It was terrible, and I am so mad at what happened and so saddened.

-Chara K.

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • NJ, United States • #23971

My prayers go out to all of you that were affected by this tragedy

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Dracut, MA • #23972

this horrible tragedy will not soon be forgotten! may God be with everybody and help us get through this together and stronger than ever!

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Myrtle Beach, SC • #23973

As I read the background of each individual/victim, I am so proud of their accomplishments - what bright, talented people - what a major loss to society… No words can begin to describe the sorrow and emptiness V Tech families must be living through, but, in the traditional Hokie pride - your courage, class and strength to overcome this horrific tragedy will ultimately be your greatest achievement.  No matter what your religious affiliation, may God embrace each and every one of you, and in time, heal your aching hearts…
God bless all of you,
jeannie

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Los Angeles, CA • #23974

Mercy Me has a song called Homesick and I wanted to share part of the song with the Virginia Tech Community.
“I close my eyes and I see your face
If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place
Lord, won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
I’ve never been more homesick than now
In Christ, there are no goodbyes
And in Christ, there is no end
So I’ll hold onto Jesus with all that I have
To see you again
To see you again
And I close my eyes and I see your face
If home’s where my heart is then I’m out of place
Lord, won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
Won’t you give me strength to make it through somehow
I’ve never been more homesick than now”

May God comfort you in your time of sorrow and give you strength to make it thought somehow. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • GT in Jacksonville, FL • #23975

Though we are so far away, the whole student body and Minnesota State Mankato feels for your school, the students, and their families.  We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.  Stay strong, there is a whole nation behind you.

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Mankato, Minnesota • #23976

May God be with all of you on the VT campus.  Please know that heaven is being flooded with prayers from people the world over. Love is stronger than death, and healing will come to VT.

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • las vegas, nv • #23977

Giving my condolences is a small thing when compared to the pain that parents, siblings and spouses are feeling after losing their loved ones. But you should know that all over the world people are praying for you as our hearts break with yours. This was an unthinkable horror. We stand beside you as we look to the future together. Camille, Jason and Ethan

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Gulfport, Florida USA • #23978

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!!

**Chase and Tia

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • Eastman, GA Dodge County • #23979

our prayers go out to all the families and the community. We all have children in schools. My heart feels for you. God Bless.........PEACE… I will wear your colors with pride on Friday and forever have you in my heart and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 10:13pm • fremont, CA • #23980

My deepest condolences to everyone affected by this tragedy, especially the family and friends of the victims.  Students and faculty at Virginia Tech...stay strong and stay positive.  One team.  You are all in our prayers.

Aloha from Hawaii.

Kim Y.

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • Kapolei, Hawaii • #23981

My name is Courtney. I go to Anne Arundel Community COllege and I know a few of you at Virginia Tech. My heart is breaking for everyone affected by this tragedy. All we can do now is love one another and pray for the strength to go on. Although it hurts so bad right now, time will heal us all. My prayers are with you all. God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • Crofton, Maryland • #23982

First of all i would like to send my condolences to the families of all the victims who were affected by this weeks great tragedy, it is a shame that every little while we run into situations like this, but i hope that all the victims families will have all the support they need to overcome this incident.

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • Alonso Delgado Saint Charles, Missouri • #23983

MY DEAPEST SYMPHATY TO ALL AT VIRGINIA TEACH MY PARYS ARE WE ALL GOD IS WE ALL.I WILL KEEP ALL IN MY PRAYS.GOD BLESS ALL AND THE FAMLIES.SCOTT CLAXTON

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • ATHENS AL 35611 • #23984

MAY ANGELS LEAD YOU IN…

my prayers are with all of the families who had to deal with this unfortunate and tragic event.
all of your children are angels in my eyes.

peace be with you all. <3

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • west paterson, nj • #23985

This was a poem i wrote in memory…

“33 on the 16th”
Dear God in Jesus’name we pray,
please be with those not hear with us today,
yesterday was a great great tragedy,
when ones who were loved became lost to all

People and there anger should dissapear,
when those of innocence are somewhere near,
when things got out of control that one day,
many families lost their once loved forever,

Dear God in Jesus’name we pray,
please be with those not hear with us today,
yesterday was a great great tragedy,
when ones who were loved became lost to all

The letter of 8 pages found time after,
when bodies of 33 victims lay under the rafters,
help showed up a little 2 hours too late,
when the killer was found he was gone,

Dear God in Jesus’name we pray,
please be with those not hear with us today,
yesterday was a great great tragedy,
when ones who were loved became lost to all

...I hope this helps some people get through these hard times…

*Angela Mayer...sophmore at Hartford Union High School

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • WI • #23986

i hope all will find pice and happines after April 16 and never forget what happend to so many on mon.

deepest condolenses to all VT families

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • lovettsville, Virginia • #23987

Our most sincere condolences to the entire Virginia Tech Family.

Our prayers are with you from San Diego, California.

Marely

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • San Diego, CA • #23988

"Our heart aches, trembles with fear
Our mind is heavy..Speechless are we
Our eyes are blurry, tears do not dry
As we think of the losses from the days gone by”.

I did not know any of you as you did not know me.
But my soul has been saddened by your loss to society, and my heart goes out to your friends and family. I hope one day when the grim reaper crosses my threshold, that i shall have the honour to finally meet my fellow Brothers and Sisters.

I raise a glass to the.

..REST IN PEACE..

A.J

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • Hamilton , Scotland • #23989

Weary brother, broken daughter,
Little widow mother, you’re not alone
If you’re tired and scared of the madness around you
If you can’t find the strength to carry on

When you call on Jesus,
All things are possible
You can mount on wings like eagles’ and soar
When you call on Jesus,
Mountains are gonna fall
‘Cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue you when you--

Call Him in the mornin’, in the afternoon time
Late in the evenin’ He’ll be there
When your heart is broken,
And you feel discouraged,
You can just remember that He said
He’ll be there

When I call on Jesus,
All things are possible
I can mount on wings like eagles’ and soar
When I call on Jesus,
Mountains are gonna fall
‘Cause He’ll move heaven and earth to come rescue me.
-Nicole C. Mullen - “When I Call on Jesus”

~~Don’t lose your faith, allow God to pull you closer to him.~~

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • #23990

Please accept my sympathy as you deal with the tragedy at Virginia Tech. I work at a university, and all of us at Campbellsville University in Campbellsville, Ky. pray for you. God bless you all. Joan

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • Campbellsville, Ky. • #23991

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the student, family and friends who were affected by this tragic and senseless act of hate.  Sadly several young flames were snuffed out to early and several wise people were silenced.  From the Tarheel Nation, we send out our condolances and prayers to all involved.  “For today forget all your college affiliations, today we are all hokies!”

~Will

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • Salem, VA • #23992

Words can’t even begin to express what I am feeling---

To all of our Measurements GTAs and our professor Dr. Loganathan and Madame Couture-Nowak--

You are all irreplaceable in our hearts and in our memories.
You are all Virginia Tech Hokies.

Waleed and Brian-
I can’t even begin to talk about the void that we feel.  Just know that we wont ever forget what you have taught us and the friends you were to us in and out of the classroom.
Waleed--Group 1 (Christina, Shane, Leonard, and I) will never forget you and all that you gave to us.

Love,
Julie

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • #23993

We would like to send our Condolences to all the families and friends that lost someone in the April 16th tradety. We are very sorry we live so far away and people are still very touched by this. Our prayers go out to everyone one that this has touch. Very sorry for your losses.

The Racing Family

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • Spring Creek, Nevada • #23994

WE ARE SO SO SORRY FOR ALL OF YOUR LOSSES , PLEASE ALL KEEP YOUR HEADS UP AND STAY STRONG..GOD BLESS EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU..

THE BRAUN FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • JOPLIN , MO. • #23995

My family and I would like to offer our condolences to those who lost a loved one in this sad tragedy.  God bless you all and our prayers go out to everyone.

May God be with you all.

The Vanderhalls

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • Norfolk, Virginia 23518 • #23996

Words can not express the horror and the grief that we all felt when hearing the news of the tragedy that has taken place at Virgina Tech.
I wish to express my condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones.
My thoughts and prayers are with the students, families, the community and all those effected by this senseless act of violence that has shattered the worlds of many.

Tracy

April 18, 2007, 10:14pm • Kingston, Ontario, Canada • #23997

We are just your everyday, ordinary Tech alums.  We fly our Hokie flag proudly on our front porch, drive around with Tech personalized license plates, and our daughter knows her nickname is “Hokie Girl”.  We love attending every home football game and cheered the basketball team this season.  It is so hard to believe that a place like Tech, our home and our heart, could have something like this happen.  We could not be more proud to be a graduate of Virginia Tech on an ordinary day, but now we are especially proud.

AT and Morry

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Midlothian, Virginia • #23998

Dear Families, Friends, and Hokies,

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!  I pray that God bring you strength and peace during this time of need. Keep that Hokie Pride!

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Anaheim Hills, California formally of Virginia Bea • #23999

A senseless,tragic act.I wish the bereaved heeling and compassion.Also speedy recoveries to the injured.

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • orlando,FL • #24000

I am from near Pittsburgh, PA and I just wanted to share love and prayers with everyone affected. My name is Stacy Stillwagon. My heart is aching for all of the families and friends of those angels who were taken too soon. You will be in my heart and prayers for the rest of my life. I love you all and you will never be forgotten. May God bless those families and friends forever, Amen.

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Belle Vernon, PA United States • #24001

As a father who is so fortunate to have two grown kids who are VT graduates, my heart is broken for the parents of these wonderful young people who we will never have the chance to see their children grow to their full potential. God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Richmond, Va • #24002

Our Heart and Soul hurts with you.  Not a day will go by that a object, scenery, place, song, and even food will remind you of your treasure.  When that feeling comes upon you, embrace as hard as you can, for they are reaching out to you in spirit.
Sincere blessings to everyone as you heal.

Parenton Family

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Frisco, TX • #24003

Our family is praying for the victims and the victims’ families and friends and VA Tech at this sad time.  Please remember that Good will always prevail over evil. 

Bowen Family

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Erie, PA • #24004

Thoughts, prayers, most sincere condolences to all the Virginia Tech family.  May God be with you all during this time of sadness.....

The Walsh Family

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Beaver Falls, PA • #24005