Condolences, April 18, 2007

It breaks my heart that we have to constantly be looking over our shoulders.  My thoughts and my prayers go out to all the students, family and staff members.  When I was a kid life seemed to be so care free and now that I am a parent my children’s school not only pratices tornado and fire drills but they also pratice lock downs as well.  Time does not heal all wounds but a good support group will help.

April 18, 2007, 3:13am • Kerri Garza Mongo, Indiana • #6134

My Prayers are with all the families and classmates that have been affected by this tragedy. I wish you all the best.

Angel Cheney

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • Richfield, Minnesota • #6135

Until today I had not cried. As I watched the Memoial Service I glanced over and saw the picture of my son as he received his college diploma. My heart aches knowing that as I looked at his picture this is what these young people were looking forward to. They all had hopes and dreams that were taken from them. You are all in my heart and prayers. Today I cried, today I grieved,today I prayed. May God comfort your hearts and help you to heal and support each other

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • Rita Wanner Nashville, TN • #6136

My heart goes out to all of those affected by this tragedy. I’m still searching for words to describe how I feel, but perhaps, I would never find them…

- Matt Wong ‘88

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • Fremont, CA • #6137

I was in class this morning and I heard about what had happened....I could not believe my ears. Words cannot describe what the family members of the victims are going through. My prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy. The affects of this horrible tragedy will heel with time, but it will never be forgotten.

Virginia Tech will prevail and will continue to be the great university that it is and has always been.

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • San Jose, CA • #6138

You are in our thoughts and prayers.  May God bless you and help you grow stronger each and everyday.

Germany prays for you.

Timo

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • Oldenburg, Germany • #6139

Dear all at Virginia Tech

You are in my thoughts and prayers at this sad time, especially those who have lost friends, sons, daughters and the professors who have left their families.
I will pray for you at my church here in Sale, Cheshire in England (UK).

God bless and keep you
Kathryn, Andrew and Finley Wood x

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • Sale, Cheshire, England UK • #6140

Our heartfelt condolences to all the families who have been affected in this terrible tragedy.  You are in our thoughts and prayers.
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
Matthew 5:4

Sharon & Ken Culver

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • North Ridgeville, OH • #6141

Tears in heaven.
My friends and I mourn for victims of VA Tech.
Forever in our prayers.

Amy Xu

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • Wuhan, China • #6142

these are incidents which created shock waves across the globe ////i with my whole lot of friends from crescent college ..india express our deepest sympathies to each one of u casualties witnessing trauma at this stage ...may god bless america and virginia tech////

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • chennai,india • #6143

My condolences and prayers go out to the families who’s lives were forever altered yesterday. Words can not express the shock & horror I feel as a Virginia Tech alum. Future Hokies, I hope you will still consider claiming your spot with this wonderful University in this amazing corner of the world. Sadly Blacksburg and VT will never be the same. But Hokie spirit will always live on! Take care.

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • Riverside, CA • #6144

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April 18, 2007, 3:14am • seoul/korea • #6145

My pray is with all of us Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 3:14am • Salinas, CA • #6146

Our thoughts are with you all at this terrible time.Mike and Di,Shanklin,Isle of Wight,England.

April 18, 2007, 3:15am • Shanklin,United Kingdom. • #6147

Just wanted to extend my sympathy towards the campus, the students, and the families affected by the horrible acts that transpired on Monday.  My heart hurts alongside yours seeing the aftermath such a tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with you now and always!

-Trenton Bromley
Senior @ University of Missouri-St. Louis

April 18, 2007, 3:15am • St. Louis, MO • #6148

I am deeply sorrowed by this massacre. I cant help thinking about all the people who have gotten their lives takin by this horrible individual. I very much respect and honor the israeli proffesor that saved those students, very brave, smart, and unselfish. We are praying for everyone who are related to this situation. There are so many people in here in New york giving out thier love and hope for no pain like this ever again.

April 18, 2007, 3:15am • Queens, New York • #6149

my thoughts and prayers…

April 18, 2007, 3:15am • shanghai/china • #6150

Dear Students, Faculty and Families,

My thoughts are with you as you begin to recover from this tragic event. Give yourself time to grieve and to cry .... you will never forget ...but also do not let four hours of violence re-define your entire life. Be you. Be strong.

Malinda Hill

April 18, 2007, 3:15am • Everett, Washington • #6151

My condolences are to the entire Tech community but I do wish to send my deepest condolences to the Virginia Tech Police Department.  You did your job, you followed procedure, and tried your best to serve and protect to the best of your ability.  As a former campus police officer, police officer and federal agent know that your brothers and sisters in blue stand with you in your time of need.

M.L. Ball

April 18, 2007, 3:15am • Roanoke, VA • #6152

I was flipping through the channels and i came across CNN where i saw that there was a shooting at VTech. I still remain in shock and disbelief at the events that unfolded at such a beautiful campus and loving community. Even though I do not personally know anyone at VTech I feel like i have a very close connection to all of the students. I had moved away from home and attended Michigan State just a few years ago and could never imagine events of this magnitude ever having occured. I called my younger brother who is at Michigan State when i found out about the tragic events and told him that I LOVED HIM. It deeply saddens me that I was fortunate to tell my brother I loved him yet students and families will never be able to express their feelings to the loved ones they lost ever again. I just want all of the students and families to know that the whole nation is behind you. Stay strong and celebrate the lives of all of the amazing students and faculty members who senslessly lost their lives on April 16, 2007. And do not forget to tell any family, friends that you love them while you have the chance because tomorrow might not be an option. It always feels good to be a Spartan but right now it feels even better to be a Hokie.

April 18, 2007, 3:15am • Michigan • #6153

It is difficult to swallow the harsh realities of the world, but at times such as this it feels as though strangers across the nation become family and close friends.  I am a student from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and although I have no connection to VT or even Virginia itself, I know we all share something in common - We are not only students, but daughters, brothers, fathers, mothers, husbands, wives, and if anything, we are friends.  Although I may never meet the family and friends of the 32 beautiful lives tragically taken, you are all with me in my prayers, my heart and my thoughts.  You all share a connection with one another and with all of us who connect with you at this time of sorrow, and we at UBC open our hearts to you as friends.  You are all in the hearts of many, and I hope that through all this we can continue to move on together as a nation of family and of friends.

With Prayers and Love,
Safia and the students of UBC

April 18, 2007, 3:15am • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada • #6154

I’m very sad forever.
I want to crying loudly.
My heart broken with sorrow.
Oh my nameless friends.....

Pray for the repose of the deceased

April 18, 2007, 3:15am • Seoul, South Korea. Park Cheun Chool • #6155

My heart aches and I am full of sorrow for everyone affected and hurt by this horrible tragedy.  I wish you peace and comfort.

Sincerely,

Amy McOmber-Blackburn and Family

April 18, 2007, 3:15am • Billings, MT USA • #6156

I was so inspired by watching the Convocation yesterday on TV.  The Virginia Tech Community will survive this horrible tragedy and will thrive again.  I want to also express how moved I was by the words and actions of Nikki Giovanni as she said what everyone was thinking.  I cried when I saw the community come together with the “Let’s Go Hokies” college cheer.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Kathleen Stipe

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • Madison, IL • #6157

The Buckeyes are praying for and thinking about all of the victims, their families and all of Virginia Tech. God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • Columbus, OH • #6158

I’m a student at Texas State University in San Marcos, TX. I wish to express mine, my family’s, and some of my classmates’ deepest condolences for your losses. Please know that my family and I are praying for the students, families, faculty, staff, and community. There is so much that I would like to say, however I can’t put into words. There is a song by Casting Crowns called Love Them Like Jesus and I wanted to share it with you. This song verbalizes what I would like to say. I pray that God brings you comfort and blessings to all of you as you grieve over this horrific loss. Now if there is anyone that just needs someone to listen to you can email me and I will listen. My name is Stephanie Wilkinson and my email address is stephaniewilkinson@txstate.edu. There is also a prayer at the end of this song as well that I have typed for you. I will have to make another post to post the song for you.

Prayer
Father, God if you’re here right now, we have friends and family going through a storm in their life. Father, just remind us there is not one time that they have slipped your mind. You are an awesome sovereign holy daddy. You love them more than we do. Father, all we need to do is to love them like Jesus. In your name we pray. Amen

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • San Marcos, Texas, USA • #6159

Hi:

I’m no where near Virgina but...wanted to offer my support, thoughts and prayers for all of you affected by Monday’s events. I’m moved by the amount of support you guys are giving each other and your school spirit because in this world, we really do need to start taking care of each other--perfect strangers or not. I will for sure keep you all in my heart.

Landon
Boston, Massachusetts

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • Boston MA • #6160

Dear VT family,
I share in the loss with everybody. My heart and condolences are with all VT members at this great time of sorrow. God be with all of you.

Erdem AGAN, 2003 Graduate

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • Bodrum, TURKEY • #6161

This is a horrible tragedy that has touched people all over the world.  My thoughts and paryers go out to the family and friends of all the victims. A friend of mine is a VT alumni and lost a dear friend in this tragedy words cannot express the sorrow I feel for her.

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • Simi Valley, California • #6162

I just can’t imagine what you’re going through. I hope that knowing that people around our country and around the world are praying for you helps you through the grief. My family and I are praying as well.

Byron Haupt
Jacquelyn Haupt

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • Fairfield, California • #6163

Virginia Tech,

May God bless you. You have our prayers here from China. Be stong, we will go through with it together.

Jinli, Wu

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • Tianjin P.R. China • #6164

Our thoughts are with everyone.

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • Wales, United Kingdom • #6165

From a Liverpool Football club fan, Our thoughts are with you.
You’ll never walk alone

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • United Kingdom • #6166

my prayers go out to all the families that have lost loved ones and who had someone wounded in this senselss tradgety may God be with all of you in your time of mourning Vince Travis

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • Phoenix,Az. • #6167

As a parent, teacher, sister, aunt, and friend, my thoughts are prayers go out to you all.  As I watched the newscast today I realized once again how short life can be, and that we never know what is going to befall us.

God Bless You All,
Pam Gallimore

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • Tennessee • #6168

God bless each and every person who died in these tragic events. May their souls rest in peace.

I’ll be praying.

April 18, 2007, 3:16am • USA • #6169

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you find peace and healing.

April 18, 2007, 3:17am • WA, USA • #6170

Irish Blessing

May the road rise up to meet you
May the wind be always at your back
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rains fall soft upon your face
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of His hand

My sincere condolences

April 18, 2007, 3:17am • Chicago, IL • #6171

condolences from Singapore...my thoughts are with you

April 18, 2007, 3:17am • Singapore • #6172

I must offer my sincerest condolences and I will have everyone in my prayers and I would like to send you a poem that I have written.  I wrote it about two years ago and you have proven that no one has forgotten we the people for the people.  I applaud the students, staff, faculty, professors, teachers, law enforcement, emt’s, doctors, nurses, everyone that had to endure and go through this campus tragedy. Each and every one should be applauded for what you have stepped up and done, you showed that we the people, could work together even when we were losing people that we loved and cared about and we will never see again
Remember the memories of the people we lost that day we should never have lost them. But by losing the loved ones that you lost they continue to show us how precious the time we spend with family and friends is and the appreciation of how precious life is. May god bless us all. Sincerely Elbert Lee Dunkle

April 18, 2007, 3:17am • Odessa MO, USA • #6173

All we can do is just praying all of comrades’ soul.
I could not do something for anything
to victims and their firends and families.
However, let me pray for them.

April 18, 2007, 3:17am • New York, NY • #6174

To the students and faculity of Virginia Tech, you are in our prayers, we grieve for your lose and hope that time will heal some of the pain. It will never go away. As a mother of a child who is a senior at a collage in Pa not very far from VT, I too felt great concern for him as well, but I can only imagine the grief the families of the lost loved ones have to indore. This was a selfish act on the part of the accused and may he pay his price for what he has done to so many wonderful students who would have no doubt gone on to be the best of the best!! I send special hugs to all the VT students and my prayers and condolences to the families of the loved ones they lost. May god bless each and every one of you and hold your loved ones in his loving arms.

April 18, 2007, 3:17am • T J Getz, East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania • #6175

I could not stop my tears when saw the pictures of the innocent victims on TV. It is so sad and horrific incident happened in Virginiatech university. May Allah Bless their souls and give strength to their relatives in that painful situation. My Thoughts and Prayers are with them.

April 18, 2007, 3:17am • Lahore, Pakistan • #6176

I am really sorry!

I feel shame at my being Korean ...

Oh, God! How can I apologize to the innocent sacrificers?

May God please forgive us!!

April 18, 2007, 3:18am • Seoul, Korea • #6177

We are all sadden by the loss of life and injury caused. Our hearts go out to you.  It will never be forgotten and hopefully no person will ever have to experience what you are all experiencing at this current time.  It was never wished for you..it should never be wished upon anyone. 

I cried when I first heard the news. I cry when I see the pictures of the beautiful people who have lost their lives. 

Hold each other close…

Leesa

April 18, 2007, 3:18am • Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia • #6178

To all the students, families of the victims and teachers of Virginia Tech:

Please know that our heartfelt condolences are with all of you at this tragic time.

We here in Russia feel deep sorrow at the death of your friends,relatives,beloved ones and colleagues.
God Bless you all!

Maya Batrakova

April 18, 2007, 3:18am • Nizhny Novgorod, Russia • #6179

My heart goes out to all those who lost their dear lives from this senseless act. I pray that their families begin the healing process. I ask that we need not blame anybody; the admin or the police. No body could have prevented this act except God Himself and He knows why it happened.

Dr. Ward Mavura, class of ‘94, PhD Chemistry, currently a Professor at Egerton Univ. KENYA.

April 18, 2007, 3:18am • Egerton University, KENYA • #6180

To all members of the Virginia Tech Community,

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy at your great losses.  Although we are 3,000 miles away, those of us in the San Francisco Bay Area are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

Alexandra J. Baran, Ph.D.
Mount Holyoke ‘77
Stanford University ‘82

April 18, 2007, 3:18am • Palo Alto, CA • #6181

I want to send my condolences to the Virginia Tech Family and the family of the victims. I am deeply sorry about the tragedy. I wiil keep you all in my prayer.

April 18, 2007, 3:18am • Jackson, Mississippi USA • #6182

I don’t believe it! we are just guys. How is it possible? the real world is outside the school. what’s that thing that can make you nut?? I send my condolences to everyone.

April 18, 2007, 3:18am • Torino, Italy • #6183