Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to Virginia Tech University. I am deeply saddened by this tragedy and i try to hold back tears but they still flow. This is a testy time right now and i hope you all are able to cope in each way that fits you best. Let’s go Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 10:32pm • Miami, Fl • #24306

May the Lord our God wrap the families and friends of the victims in his arms.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

JJB and Family

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Newton, NJ • #24307

May God bless all of you.  Life is so precious.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Alexandra Duggan

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Long Island, New York • #24308

My deepest sympathy to all students, family and friends.  You are not alone in your mourning, God and the rest of the world are with you.

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Cedar Lake, IN • #24309

Dear Hokie Community,

Although I can’t come close to imagining what it is like there right now and what emotions you are experiencing, I hope you know so many are embracing you with hope, love and support. You are all so brave and your spirit is infectious. My sympathy and sorrow go out to each and every one of you. May you take the time to heal, remember and solidify yourselves. We are all behind you.

Meg

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Cincinnati, Ohio • #24310

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  I know that together with God and your close community spirit you will weather this storm. We will never forget these wonderful students, teachers who helped make Virginia Tech the forever beating heart of Virginia.  Stay proud, love one another; live and represent all who perished.

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Cincinnati, Ohio • #24311

Healing happens slowly...one day at a time.  May you all have strength and support as you live through this difficult time.

Bob

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Eugene, Oregon • #24312

Dear students and Faculty,

I would like to take the time to offer my coldonces to all the families and friends of those who lost their lives. All of you are in my prayers and my heart. God bless you guys.

Rachelle L.

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • carrollton, Georgia • #24313

My god, you guys are the strongest people in the world. I am deeply touched by your loss and GOD is watching. Remember that the worst people in the world are those who hurt others. I have no sympathy for the killer. NOBODY in the world has the right to KILL. You guys are in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Houston, TX • #24314

As the spouse,mother,sister and sister-in-law of HOKIES, I would like to applaud the courageous leadership of President Steger and the VA TECH police department in this time of great tragedy.

I share the words of poet James Dillet Freeman:
“Let us not be afraid. We are sailors on the sea of eternity, life’s wayfarers, and we are well companioned on this voyage. Let us sail on with faith, with courage in our hearts. Beyond the dark, behold: It is another dawn!”

Beverly Wilson
wilson612@yahoo.com

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Lynchburg,VA/ USA • #24315

To the family of all the children that were lost in such a terrible tragedy, our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.  May God hold each and every one of you close to his heart.

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Canton, MI • #24316

My heart goes out to all the families affected. God Bless you all. Your in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • #24317

dear students & faculty:
OUR FAMILY WANTS TO EXPRESS OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY & GRIEF OVER THIS TRAGEDY. WE WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR THE UNIVERSITY STUDENTS & FACULTY.
OUR PRAYERS GO OUT TO EACH ONE OF U

GOD BLESS U ALL
SINCERELY
THE BINETTI FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • ALPINE NEW JERSEY • #24318

Watching the video footage of the convocation, it becomes obvious what a strong community Virginia Tech is. My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this sad time. Let’s go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Virginia • #24319

My heart and prayer goes out to the families who are affected by this tragedy and also for the students who are suffering by this disaster. I give my condolences goes for the staff of the university, families’, students, and the community of Blacksburg. May God bless you all and my God be with you.

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Los Angeles, California • #24320

Once more we face another act of violence against humanity. As a mother of a college student, I try to understand the pain and sorrow of the victims’families and friends and I feel profound sadness… My prayers are with all of you.
LS

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Hillside, NJ • #24321

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Smithfield, Virginia • #24322

We pray for our forever colleague Julia Pryde, MS student in BSE department, and her family. We pray for all victims in this tragedy. “We are strong, and brave, and innocent, and unafraid. We will prevail. We are Virginia Tech.”

Lifeng Li

April 18, 2007, 10:33pm • Blacksburg, VA • #24323

Our family shares your grief and sadness.  We feel your loss.  Our thoughts and prayers are with the Virginia Tech community.

The Harris family

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • Austin, TX • #24324

As a Hokie parent, my prayers go to all the students, faculty and staff of Tech. God bless those we lost, their families and friends.

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • Manchester New Jersey • #24325

to all of the students, family, and friends of the victims of this horrible crime, i show my deepest sympathy to everyone.  I do not know what you are going through and i can not even imagine what it would be like to go through this… i’m sorry and wish you all the best...god bless Amber Wisdom

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • Mineral Bluff, GA USA • #24326

To all the lives impacted on April 16, 2007,
This was a day of great loss.  Something unimaginable has happened in your lives, and no one deserves to lose loved ones to this dreadful crime of hatred. We send our condolences to all of you and your families during this hard time and in the future.  Our prayers are with you all in this time of need, we truly wish there was more we could do to help you all through this. May God bless you all! 
~The MacDonald Family~

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • East Rochester, NH • #24327

Me and my family send our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to the VT family and all those families that lost their kids in that senseless incident.  The bible says that we should take our worries and heavey burdens to our Lord, because he cares for us and will make our burdens light.
We might not understand why, but I ask that we all should relay on our faith to take us through this terrible time.  Cry if your feel like, talk it out if you feel like.  Write a poem in remembrance of your love one if it will heal you, but please don’t think of hate, because it will only glorify the killer and not your love one.  Take courage in the Lord or your faith.  You are in my family prayers.  God bless.

Bleh & Kids

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • New Carrollton, MD. 20784 • #24328

Words cannot express how this event has touched me.  To all the students & faculty, may God’s hands touch and heal your souls.  For all the families affect, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

I LOVE THE HOKIES!

Riley
Radford Alum ‘06

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • Roanoke, VA • #24329

Carry on, even stronger, after this event.  They all would have wanted you to.  Never forget. You will over come.

My deepest condolences.

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • Massachusetts • #24330

My husband and I want to share our deepest sympathies with the Virginia Tech community, especially the family and friends of the victims.  We continue to keep you in our prayers that they might be of some source of strength to lift you during this time of great shock and sadness.  Your beloveds will not be forgotten and shall remain in our hearts and in our minds forever.  May God bless you and give you patient endurance in the days to come.  -The Millers

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • Bolingbrook, IL • #24331

We are saddened by the tragic, and senseless loss of life at Virginia Tech.  Our hearts, and prayers go out to the families, and friends of all the victims.  God bless.

The Tran family

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • Louisville, KY • #24332

My prayers are with all of you at Virginia Tech, the families and victims, the police and medical teams who cared for those injured.  May the thoughts and prayers of strangers help ease a little of your pain.  God bless you and comfort you all.

Paulette

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • Arlington, Texas • #24333

to all who are affected:

i am truly sorry to hear about the evil that has happened in blacksburg. may god be with all of you in your time of sorrow.

to the family of jarrett lane:

please know that your neighbors in princeton are praying for you.

to fawn, roger and kids:

please let me know if there is something i can do. i will be praying for you guys to be strong thru all of this.

with all my heart and prayers,
beth

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • princeton, wv • #24334

i have never heard students talk with such love and affection for their their friends. what a great campus, bless all you hoikes.  with a heavy heart darlene

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • beverly hills, california • #24335

We would like to take this opportunity to share our greatest condolences to the friends and families of the victims. May their souls rest in peace and may God give strength to the victims friends and families.

Ur well wishers

April 18, 2007, 10:34pm • Fremont, C.A. USA • #24336

To all of the families and students of Virginia Tech,

I am so sorry for all of your losses and pain that have been inflicted on you. The news of this tragedy has just made me sick inside. The beautiful lives of 31 young students and inspiring professors were taken from us all. My heart goes out to you all. You are all very strong and will find comfort with each other thru such a hard time. We will always remember the beautiful lives taken from us and we will stay strong in memory of them. I love you all… families and remaining students..... May god be with you and help you thru the days, months and years ahead.

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Oroville, CA • #24337

I would like the Virginia Tech campus, friends and family members of the victims of this tragedy to know that you are in my prayers! My heart goes out to each and every one of you.

Keisha

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Raleigh, NC • #24338

I am just so sorry to see this happen to you all and the wonderful school you must have.  We must all remember this day and never forget the tragedy we all share with you.  It has shaken the whole country and we cry with you.
Mary

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Fort Wayne, Indiana • #24339

As a Texas A&M University family member I recall the heartbreak we suffered when our bonfire fell (1999).My son had been on it earlier that evening .The horror of wondering if he was one of the students that had been injured or even dead ,the feeling will always be there .So I understand the pain and heartbreak that you all must be going through at this time .We are praying that you all find solace in your faith and remember that we all have our purpose in life and that this tradgedy as horrible as it is, will give us a chance to reflect on how we live our lives.Our prayers and thoughts are with you all .God Bless you ....
A Savat

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Spring,Texas...Montgomery County • #24340

I just want to let you all know..even though it has probably already been said, everyone is praying for you and thinking of you. I wish I could say that I know how it feels, but I don’t. I can’t even begin to fathom what you are going through. I know it must be extremely difficult. Guaranteed though that the whole nation is backing you..and we are all thinking of you. Bless you all..and I ask that the Lord brings you peace and comfort in this time of trajedy.

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Indiana • #24341

To all Virginia Tech students and Staff, I would like to say are sorry I am about the terrible tradgey, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time.

All my Love,
Meghan

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Susquehanna Pennsylvinia/ USA • #24342

I express my deepest sympathy in this time of great grief and sorrow. May God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Chicago, Illinois • #24343

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
J and R

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Las Vegas, NV • #24344

Dear Hokie Nation,
Words cannot express the incredible sorrow I am feeling over this horrific tradegy. I look at the news and wonder, how could this be, at my university, the place I love? I must wake up from this nightmare! I am so sorry for the students and faculty, Blacksburg will never again seem like that sleepy town so many people love. But we will prevail over evil. Let your hope and joy in the Lord see you through this difficult time! I and the members of my community are lifting you in prayer. GO HOKIES!

Karen, Class of ‘86

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Chesapeake, VA • #24345

God bless all of the families and friends of the deceased students and faculty at VT. My prayers are with all of you.  I pray that out of this horrific event we all come to realize how short and precious life is, and that we really need to let each other know we love them.

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Ruckersville Va • #24346

WE ARE DEEPLY SADDEN AND SEND OUR CONDOLONCES TO THE FAMILY’S, STUDENTS, AND STAFF AT VT. AS A MEMEBER OF A SCHOOL BOARD IN UPSTATE NY OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU. GOD BLESS
MAYFIELD CENTRAL SCHOOL
BOB SUITS
BOARD MEMBER

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • MAYFIELD,NY • #24347

Virgina Tech,

You are sad, you are hurt, and you are angry.  You have every right to be.  God is just as hurt and angry as you are.  I know that He will show Himself as the just God that He is.  He is the Great Healer and in due season you will experience Him in that way. Each day you will make it!!
Psalm 31:7
“...for He has seen my troubles, and He cares about the anguish of my soul.”

Sheree

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Houston, Texas • #24348

On behalf of Bakersfield, California and South High school, I would like to say that we are all deeply sorry for what has happened this tragic Monday of April. We are all with you in prayer and in spirit. May God Bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Bakersfield, California • #24349

My thoughts and prayers are out to each individual and their families. May God endure you with strenght, comfort and peace from this tragedy. Know that there is a time for everything. God is in control and these victims are present with Him; rejoicing and at perfect peace.

Renee` B.

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Cincinnati, Ohio • #24350

I’m a Catholic Benendictine Monk here in Arkansas. My name is Br. Gabriel. If I could, I would want to give everyone there a hug and let them know that I’am so sorry about what happen on monday. My heart goes out to everyone there. Just to let all know, I will always keep you in my prayers. I know that this will take time. Our loving God knows how much you are all hurting. I remember the song, “You’ll Never Walk Alone”. His loving presence is with you wherever you go. May you always feel his presence. Br. Gabriel.

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Arkansas • #24351

I am so sorry for what you all had to go through that horrible day.  Words are simply not enough.  I pray that God will heal all your wounds and hurts.  I know He’ll never let you go.  I’m so sorry.  Know we all deeply care about you guys and what you’re going through.  I can’t even watch the news without a chill going through my body- I can’t imagine how it would be to be there. I love you all even though I don’t know you and I pray the best for you and hope you’ll stay strong enough through it all to fall back on a God who loves you so much.

Ali P.
William & Mary

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Williamsburg, VA • #24352

my heart has been wounded deeply. i can’t possibly imagine what you must be feeling. i have preyed for you all and will continue to do so. my hope is that all those affected will heal and remember the dear ones that were lost, not by the way they were lost, rather for who they were. and may we all cherish the memories we have and spend our energies making new ones with those who love us most. it is promised that god will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, and all causes for pain will be eliminated. (Revelation 21:1-5)

taz brooks

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • greenville, SC • #24353

Dear Faculty and Students at Virginia Tech

My family and I have been deeply disturbed by the awful tragedy and loss of such young lives.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you and may God give the families strength and courage to bear this loss. I can understand and feel the pain, as I lost my brother in a tragic accident a few years ago.  I would like to share with you this poem I wrote for him the year he left us, to try and give my family a little peace and hope to cling onto in their time of sorrow.

I am up there in the stars, in the breezes that blow
Smiling down on you, guiding your steps below
You are never alone, reach out to me
I am there in the rainbows, in the colours you see
Call on me, reach out to me, even deep in the night
I will hold you close, keep you near, till the early morning light
Do not weep, smile for me..I love you that way
For I am with you, I am near you, every single day

The Bosen Family

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • Auckland, New Zealand • #24354

My family and I want to send our prayers out to those who have lost loved ones in this tradgey. God bless and may he give you strength!

Emily

April 18, 2007, 10:35pm • O'Fallon, Missouri • #24355