Condolences, April 18, 2007

May God Will Be With All Of You, In This Tragic Period!
The Hole World Feels With You! You Are Not Allone…

Clemens

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Vienna Austria • #6084

For ever in our prayers. Forever in our minds and forever in our hearts.
God Bless all of You!

H.R.M

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Calgary, AB, Canada • #6085

remember you in my prayers

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Pondicherry,India • #6086

I’m from China. I pray for all the victims and those injured people. Hope this serious matter will never happen again.

Best regards

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • DANDONG, LIAONING, CHINA • #6087

Virginia Tech.

Hoy estamos afligidos y doloridos, el triste suceso ocurrido en vuestro campo universitario transpasa fronteras y pensamientos. Tantas victimas inocentes que ofrecen sus vidas para detener nuestra rutina; estudiantes y academicos a quienes se les ha truncado sus sueños!

Hoy estamos obligados a pensar en lo fragil de la vida, a actuar para detener la muerte y construir vida, no importa el color, el lugar, el idioma, la profesion o la religion.

Hoy este triste momento de la Historia, nos lleva a actuar en Unidad, los sentimientos y lagrimas no pueden ser vanos, hay que trabajar por la ciencia y el conocimiento, pero mas que nunca hay luchar por la tolerancia, la democracia, el pluralismo y el respeto!

Hoy entre todos hay que generar ideas por la calidad de vida, por relaciones armonicas, por la discrepancia, por la reconciliacion. No importa nuestro status social, el poder, el dinero, ni las armas; Hoy importa la gente, su interes en participar, su capacidad de dar, de amar, de perdonar, Hoy necesitamos mas personas dispuestas a cosntruir un Mundo mejor para todos!

Hoy vuestro dolor es nuestro!

Un abrazo y una oracion.

Jorge A. Cardona Montoya
Colombian
Jacardo01@yahoo.com

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Miami- Florida. 04/17/2007 • #6088

I would like to express my condolences and prayers in this time of sorrow.  I wish everyone Godspeed in finding the means to endure and rebuild their lives.  Today, we are all Hokies. -Daniel W.

April 18, 2007, 3:08am • Jacksonville State University, Jacksonville, AL, U • #6089

I would like to offer my condolences to the students,family,and the staff my family and I are praying for every one and it is truly unfair for anyone to go thru such horror love and prayers to everyone

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Wooster, OH U.S.A • #6090

I extend my sincere condolences to all the victims and their families and friends. May your soul rest in peace. My prayers are with you.
Jimmy

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • San Jose, CA • #6091

Thank you to the students, faculty, staff, family and friends for gracefully shifting this unspeakable grief into a beautiful memorial.  The memories of your loved ones are touching people all over the world.
Thank you to the outstanding administration and law enforcement at Virginia Tech for your devoted service to the Virginia Tech community.
I am praying that God will surround you all with peace and love.

~Branden Boe, 2001 Hokie

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Chico, CA • #6092

Foot Prints in the Sand

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed
he was walking along the beach with the LORD.

Across the sky flashed scenes from his life.
For each scene he noticed two sets of
footprints in the sand: one belonging
to him, and the other to the Lord.

When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand.

He noticed that many times along the path of
his life there was only one set of footprints.

He also noticed that it happened at the very
lowest and saddest times in his life.

This really bothered him and he
questioned the Lord about it:

“Lord, you said that once I decided to follow
you, you’d walk with me all the way.
But I have noticed that during the most
troublesome times in my life,
there is only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why when
I needed you most you would leave me.”

The Lord replied:

“My son, my precious child,
I love you and I would never leave you.
During your times of trial and suffering,
when you see only one set of footprints,
it was then that I carried you.”

-by Mary Stevenson

Canadians stand united with our Friends in the US.

Justin Patterson
Carleton University
Class of 2009

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • #6093

Peace, love, and prayers coming from across the globe. May the family and friends of the victims find strength and courage through this difficult period.

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia • #6094

At times like these the arms of the world will wrap themselves around you.I hope you find some small solace in knowing that from many miles away we feel your pain and share your deep sadness.Thoughts and prayers for all at Virginia Tech.
Karen Bosher

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Hertfordshire, England • #6095

My heart goes out to the community of Virginia Tech and the families and friends of all who were affected. I am praying for you.

Glen Woods

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Portland, Oregon • #6096

My deepest and most sincere thoughts and prayers go out to all who have been deeply effected by this horrific tragedy.  I know it will be difficult to move on during this time, and I pray that hearts will slowly heal and become restored.  We can only turn to our Heavenly father during times like these.  God sees all the hurting and broken and wants to heal and mend; if we just let him.

Jason Wafford

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Lafayette, IN • #6097

My deepest sympathy to all who have lost loved ones in this horrific incident. I have always admired your Nation’s patriotism and ability to stand united in times of adversity. May this appalling event serve to strengthen you as a community and as individuals. Please know that you are in my prayers and thoughts.

Delene Dawes

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Centurion, Gauteng, Republic of South Africa • #6098

Dear Virginia Tech students, families and friends,

I would like to express my condolences to all Virginia Tech students and families. It’s just unimaginable that innocent, hard working students get killed because they are at the wrong place at the wrong moment.

Lot’s of strength to all who are injured (both physical as psychical) and the families of the ones who weren’t as fortunate.

Please don’t let something like this never happen again.

Patrick Straver (right now visiting this great country in Redondo, CA)

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Zwijndrecht, The Netherlands • #6099

I am a native of VA and this shooting makes me so sad. I thought VA was a nice safe place to be and this just proves like 9-11 that when God calls you home it is not of your choosing it is of his. I pray for all the children that died at the hands of this madman!!!!!! I pray for the families of those wounded and killed. To all of the family and friends of those who died just know they are back home with GOD and happy again even though then miss you and you miss them. They will live in your hearts til you are united with them in heaven. God Bless VA TECH !! Go HOKIES !
Love, Mitch

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Belmar, NJ • #6100

I’m really sorry to hear the news and ask myself why this tragic accident happened.

And I’m really sorry that I can’t help explaining my sincere condolences to all people of the victims with a few words.

Ttragedy such as April 16. must never happen again.

Tina

God bless all…

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • LA • #6101

"O you who believe! seek assistance through patience and prayer; surely Allah is with the patient. And do not speak of those who are slain in Allah’s way as dead; nay, (they are) alive, but you do not perceive. And We will most certainly try you with somewhat of fear and hunger and loss of property and lives and fruits; and give good news to the patient, Who, when a misfortune befalls them, say: Surely we are Allah’s and to Him we shall surely return. Those are they on whom are blessings and mercy from their Lord, and those are the followers of the right course.”

2:153-157

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • University of Wisconsin, Madison • #6102

My heartfelt sympathies to all at VT, the public services and the families and friends of all 33 victims. You guys are in our prayers and thoughts. This is a time for mourning, reflection and stock-taking. It is a time to grow, by using this tragic incident as a reminder of what kind of people we live around with.

William Gracias

April 18, 2007, 3:09am • Goa, India • #6103

Hi,my name is Lorenzo W. Lewis,and with a heavy heart,my Family,and I want all the Families at Virginia Tech to know that Our Whole Heart,and Prayers goes out to each,and everyone,and that God Almighty will give you Ultimate Joy,and Peace at this time of sadness that are here at this time.

April 18, 2007, 3:10am • Tacoma, WA • #6104

May the Lord receive and care for those whose lives have been lost. May he comfort those suffering in grief.

Now is the time for goodbyes not anger. now is the time for forgiveness not revenge.

May the Lord watch over all of us during our time of need

Mark
Leeds
West Yorkshire
England

April 18, 2007, 3:10am • Leeds, West Yorkshire, England • #6105

Are thoughts and prayers here at UCLA are with you guys…

April 18, 2007, 3:10am • Los Angeles, CA • #6106

It has been 17 years since I left Virginia Tech never to be able to go back though I have always wanted to. But the memories of that most wonderful Universiy still remain strong. Even as I am shocked that something so tragic could happen in a place so tranquil and so supportive of learning, everytime I see images of the campus from thousands of miles away, all I can remember are the happier times and peace on the faces of students. I hope and pray that those who experience the trauma first hand are able to let go of it and remember Tech for the wealth of knowledge and confidence that it has always given its students. My deepest condolences to the members of the bereaved families. God’s will is strange but all of us have to embrace it.

Sumita Trivedi Maniktala

M A Economics, Class of 1999

April 18, 2007, 3:10am • Jamshedpur, India • #6107

We are a strong country under fire and in peace. I am in total shock and disbelieve with this tragedy. Lets pray and honor the memory of all those brave profesors and dedicated students whose lives were lost. Virginia Tech is a prestigious university and nobody should be blame for what happened. I don’t think anybody could’ve predicted that young men’s anger. May God give you all the strenght and wisdom to carry on.  With much love and respect.

Cathy L.

April 18, 2007, 3:10am • Phenix City, AL USA • #6108

Our hearts are shredded at this most sorrowful time… (big sigh - huge sob) All of you are in the hearts and minds of the entire world…

As a mom, I can’t even begin to espress my heartache and horror. Certainly for those lost, but more for those left here to struggle with a loss of such proportion as to be incomprehensible.

Know that I am hugging each and every person affected by this tragedy (at least in my heart).

May good things be ahead…

T. Cole

April 18, 2007, 3:10am • California • #6109

I am very sad.It is loss of the whold world.Pray forever.

Gao Hui (Gauvey)

April 18, 2007, 3:10am • China • #6110

I was deeply moved by the convocation ceremony. I offer my sincere condolences and prayers to everyone as Virginia Tech. I believe that a community as strong as Virginia Tech can unite as one and overcome this tradgedy.

April 18, 2007, 3:10am • Sung Kang, Los Angeles, CA USA • #6111

Hope for tomorrow.  Live for today.  Dream for those fallen.

Never give up.  Always to the fullest.  To give meaning to the rest.

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • Westfield, NJ • #6112

I am deeply saddened and my condelences to all the family members involved.

May God be with you and your prayer throughout this difficult time.

Stay strong and god bless.

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • Los Angeles, California • #6113

I am Naomi Bell, just a mom, teacher and Girl Scout leader from Grants Pass Oregon and I want all the families and friends to know that our Girl Scout troop is praying everyday for you and my girls, even the youngest of age 6 is deeply, deeply saddened. We know the road ahead is long and tearful but know that across this nation you are supported and prayed for, even by the smallest Girl Scout. God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • Grants Pass Oregon • #6114

This is an immense travesty in our country. I can’t even begin to comprehend what could ever possibly make someone commit such a heinous, selfish act. My prayers, as well as those of my family and entire community are with the victims and their families, as well as the entire Virginia Tech Hokie, and Blacksburg, Virginia community. God Bless You All. In Nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti.

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • Tannersville, Pennsylvania • #6115

No words can explain what has happened. Such loss and tragedy can only be overcome by uniting as a family.  With best wishes to each and every one of you

Kerry

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • England • #6116

Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every student at Virginia Tech, especially those who were directly affected in some way.  We pray for all of the parents, the teachers, the facults, the staff, the loved ones, the family, the local community, and the friends of those lost from this tragedy.  We will never forget April 16, and I personally will always carry Hokie pride with me.  From the students of George Mason University we pray for you, and are there for you in your loss.  Though lives are lost, their memory, and the spirit of the great Virginia Tech will never be forgotten!

-rmd

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • George Mason University Fairfax, Virginia • #6117

This is just so saddening. My deepest sympathy to all of VT, the families of all the victims including the shooter’s family, and anyone anywhere effected, either directly or indirectly by this terrible tragedy. Perhaps it is not much of a comfort, but just know that so many are mourning with you. To all the deceased: May you rest in peace. To all those wounded, either physically or emotionally by this heartbreaking event: I pray that you will also find your own personal peace eventually, and find the strength to never give up or give in to the heartache life can bring. Let us not lose our hope for humanity just yet, as we often see, as in the case of 9/11 and even this message board filled with thousands of messages of prayer, support, and heartfelt emotion, that we often see the best, most virtuous and often courageous parts of human nature, at the same time that we see the worst of it. I can only hope that these things will NEVER have to happen again. A rose for you all with deepest condolences @--}---

Taryn Blaustein
26

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • NJ USA • #6118

To Virginia Tech staff and students and to the families of the victims:

My heart sincerely goes out to all of you who are directly affected by this tragedy.  I can not even begin to explain the sorrow that I feel over this.  It is so unfair.

I wish, with every fiber of my being, that I can take your pain away.  I wish that there was something that I could do.  Just please know that you all are lifted up in my prayers.  I want you all to know that no matter what has happened, or will happen now, God is in control.  Things may look meek now, but God will comfort you.  He will make a way for you to cope.  I am a believer of Jesus and a worshipper of God.  I know that he will make a way.

Students of Virginia Tech, please do not lose heart.  Even though you may be going through a hell, your attacker is going through a much darker hell.  A hell reserved for ones who causes so much pain as that of Cho Seung-Hui.  Just know that a kind God will take care of you and avenge you.  Your attacker will pay for what he has done, with an eternal life in damnation.

I love you all and you will be in my heart and my prayers. 

Renata N.

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • New Castle, PA • #6119

Dear Virginia Tech students and staff. It is with great sadness that I send my deepest condolences for the loss of your fellow classmates and teachers. As many of us sat and watched via TV, our hearts and prayers were with you and continue to be. Please know that the entire country is standing with you.

Sincerely,
Rev. Cassandra Gagnon

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • Grass Valley, California • #6120

This tragedy will never be explained, though many will try.  Pray, don’t blame.  People around the world are grieving with the families and friends of the victims and the entire Virginia Tech family.  Stay strong and trust in God.

“Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.” - Deuteronomy 31:6

Steve

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • Japan • #6121

I hope and pray hat you are able to move past this and that God will continue to protect you.Sorry for your loss and your pain.We arw with you in spirit.

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • Hayward,CA • #6122

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families and friends, and with the entire Virginia Tech family.

GOD bless!

Dirk Lehmann

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • Roswell, New Mexico • #6123

Training to be an RA myself, we changed our cirriculum in the training class for the first half of class and discussed this today at the University of Oregon… it has had such an impact all across the nation and our hearts go out as far as they can.

April 18, 2007, 3:11am • Eugene, OR • #6124

hey everyone one from virginia tech just wanted you to know that everyone from from avondale has prayed a thousands time and you have our support and keep your head up and you have are condolences Daniel Carabajal

April 18, 2007, 3:12am • Avondale,Arizona • #6125

I would like to extend my sincere condolences to everone affected by the disaster. I pray that such a terrible tragedy never happens again.

Attishay Prasad
Fiji School of Medicine

April 18, 2007, 3:12am • Fiji Islands • #6126

i really dont know what to say. Only that words cant take away the pain the family and friends of the victims cost.
Also for all the wounded persons. They have to been through a hell those minutes..
Only i can say im thinking about you all from The Netherlands and say my prayers for all of you.

April 18, 2007, 3:12am • Leiden, The Netherlands • #6127

We here at the sooner state are all deeply saden for your loss and pray for all students and there family, friends and teachers. Be strong, and God bless you all.....

April 18, 2007, 3:13am • Pauls Valley, Oklahoma • #6128

So sad to see such a tragic loss of talented young lives. This is so unfair. On behalf of my family and friends I wish to extend our condolences.
Im just a normal, young student from Germany but my thoughts are with you!

“God will see you through and the family”

Adrian

April 18, 2007, 3:13am • Schwedt, Brandenburg, Germany • #6129

keep the faith HOKIES! You will not only survive this horrible incident, but you will also move on in your studies and in your future careers. please keep in mind, however, that there are pressing social-environmental,and unfortunately, political issues to be considered before we can even take the initial, stumbling steps to making this a better Earth. we trust the youth (as veterans of two world wars, and countless unofficial conflicts)for you to acquire not only knowledge in the academic sense, but also the wisdom to be agents of positive change. May God bless y’all.
From the VFW; Altamont,NY

April 18, 2007, 3:13am • Altamont, NY • #6130

Deepest sympathies to all.
You will all grow stronger together.

Paul F-S

April 18, 2007, 3:13am • United Kingdom • #6131

I’m honestly still in shock at what happened at my alma mater...and that’s saying a lot after what I see and hear in Baghdad.  It’s just hard to believe I’m watching VT on the world headlines while I’m out here in Iraq.  One thing I do understand is that nobody can be ready to deal with any tragedy, at any time and place...my heart goes out to the victim’s family, friends and to all the VT students.  This tragedy just sinks real deep for everyone.  May God lift your spirts up and give you strength to move forward through the challenges that lay ahead. STAY HOKIE STRONG AND PROUD!!! UT PROSIM!!! God Speed, LCDR Cliff Shearer ‘92 BS

April 18, 2007, 3:13am • Baghdad, Iraq • #6132

My thoughts and prayers go out to you.know that there is a Higher one that even thought you may not understand,is right there to comfort you.

April 18, 2007, 3:13am • Hayward,CA • #6133