Condolences, April 18, 2007

In just over an hour Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, will hold a vigil to honor and remember Virginia Tech and all your fallen students and faculty and their friends, family members, and classmates.  As a university community we want you to know our hearts ache for you, our prayers are with you, and as has been said again and again, we are all Hokies right now.  God bless.

April 18, 2007, 10:59pm • Spokane, WA • #24756

Everyone effected by this horrible tragedy is deep in my thoughts and prayers. God is watching over everyone of us. Especially all the Hokies in their time of need. Don’t lose hope. God bless!

- Ashley Woolwine

April 18, 2007, 10:59pm • Roanoke, Virginia • #24757

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. I am so sorry.

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • LA, CA • #24758

My Condolences to everyone involved in this terrible tragedy.

My thoughts and prays are with everyone.

Kyme

p.s if i can do anything to help anyone, even jst talking, my myspace is www.myspace.com/dacutestar

i know im just a random but im here!

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Brisbane, Australia • #24759

To all the families, friends and fellow students.  My deepeset condolences, and most heartfelt prayers.  I know there is nothing that can be said that would help you heal or understand this tragedy, but I at least wanted to say that I share in your pain.  May God bless you all, and may we all have forgiveness in our hearts towards this person who obviously was much more than just troubled.  To all those who have left this life as a result of this, may you rest in peace.  D. Brandon & family

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • San Antonio, Texas • #24760

We will never forget you. Please know you will always be in our hearts.

The Gottheim Family
April 18, 2007, 10:00 pm; Charlotte, NC; St. Louis, MO

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • US • #24761

On behalf of all Americans in Sydney, Australia, I hereby extend my deepest condolences to the familes and friends of those who perished in this most far-fetched incident. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

~ Leo Figueira

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Sydney, Australia • #24762

I’m so sorry for all the innocent lives that were lost on Monday.  I’m at a loss for words.  All I can really say is that I’m proud to be a Hokie and with Hokie love, Hokie pride, and One strong Hokie nation, we will recover and be a stronger, more united family then ever before.  I love all of my fellow Hokies. 
God Bless Virginia Tech,
Sarah

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Blacksburg, VA • #24763

I am incredibly saddened by what has happened to your university and town.  I hope that everyone that has been affected by this: students, families - including the family of the young man who was responsible for this - find peace and comfort through the coming days.  You are all in my prayers and thoughts.

nancy

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • st petersburg, florida • #24764

I am truly sorry.

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Colton, CA • #24765

"Death leaves a heartache, no one can heal. Love leaves a memory, no one can steal”
Our Thoughts & Prayers To All…

The Coletti’s..

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Nottingham, PA • #24766

During this painful and sad time, please know that across the United States we are all holding you in our prayers.Our hearts are broken. We pray that the Father will comfort and bring healing to your pain. Our prayers are with all the students, families and faculty of Virginia Tech.You are not alone in your pain.

Sandy and Jim Short

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Fort Worth, Texas • #24767

VT students,faculty and family

My heart breaks for you all. My son is 13 yrs old and I cannot imagine the greif.I will never understand all the “why’s” but the Lord says
“ Lean not on your own understanding..”
I am soo very proud of all the students I have seen interviewed. VT - even in this time - you have a lot to be proud of!! I have been soo deeply touched by what has happened and by the way you have handled yourselves.
I will tell you like I tell my own son- Never take life for granted, tell the people you love that you love them and never,ever rob anyone of a smile .Sometimes that’s all someone needs.

A very good friend of mine passed last year - he always told me “ This world is not my home, I am only passing through” and it wasnt until he was gone that I realized the significance of what he said...it made the pain of losing him a little easier ( he was my mentor) when I realized that he really was in a better place and he knew it all along...he was going home.
We all leave footprints in this life...Stamped impressions on the soul that last forever. Your friends and loved ones will never be forgotten.

May the Lord bless all of you and may you find peace and comfort in God and in each other.
Karan and Ty

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Paradise, Texas USA • #24768

To all of the families with students (children) at VA TECH… Our community is in shock of the horrfic things that happened on Monday.... We all are affected by this senseless act.... We wanted to express our sympathy to everone, especially the Hill family for their loss of their beautiful daughter Rachel.... A day will not go by that we all will not think about this horrible day.... God Bless you all !!!!

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Gloucester,VA • #24769

i am a huge hokie fan and it feels like my heart was ripped out.....i love every single person who attends the great university, i feel as if i have lost a brother, a sister, a child, a parent. from the depths of my heart, my condolences.

GO HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Richmond, Va • #24770

I just want to say to everyone at Virginia Tech that I am deeply sorry for what you are having to endure right now.  I can’t imagine how you all must feel, but I want you to know that every single one of you are in our thoughts and prayers here in the Orebank Community of Greeneville, Tennessee.  Those that lost their lives will never be forgotten.  It’s going to take time for you to recooperate from such a tragedy, but always remember that you’ll be in our hearts here. May God be with you and your families and the families of those that are not with us anymore. God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Greeneville, Tennessee USA • #24771

In sorrow we cannot define the lack
that’s left in all.
In misery a clear and narrow vision does not emerge, nor does a perspective, entrenched in mourning, bring about a sullen peace.
It is only in the fondest we can reside in times like these, when stunted giggles flash through tears and the image of a happier day resurfaces.

May all your pools of memory boil with the richness these dear folks gave to you and yours. And may you savor, undefiled, the sweetness of a life more lived than lost.

zc

April 18, 2007, 11:00pm • Shepherdstown, West Virginia • #24772

The question that haunts is the question of “Why?” When we lose someone through natural causes, we understand that loss even while we hurt.  But the events of April 16th?  How does anyone make sense of that kind crime against humanity - against us?  Certainly I don’t have those answers, but I can say that there are many trying to piece that information together, even while the events unfold.  This is not the first such crime, and until we understand the whys, they will continue to haunt and hurt us.  With that, can I offer that perhaps sometime in the near future, some answers will be forthcoming?  Answers that will at least help take the rough edges of the seering pain and void it leaves behind?

Take care as well as you can of yourselves and loved ones.

-Cheryl

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Seattle, WA • #24773

I would like to extend my condolences to the victims families and the victims of this horrific act.  I can’t begin to imagine what you are going through, so I won’t say I know how you feel.  Just to let you know that you all are in my prayers and my thoughts every day.

Kimberly Claros and family

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Laurel, Maryland • #24774

My family and friends from Michigan send your prayers and condolences to the families and friends who has lost their beloved ones.They are in are hearts. 

LOVE THE CONTRERAS AND MOORMAN FAMILY AND FRIENDS

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Kalamazoo,Michigan • #24775

My heart goses out 2 all the families and friends who lost love ones

God bless VT

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Townsend,Delaware • #24776

My heart and prayers are with the families, students, and faculty touched by this tragedy. You cannot know how many times throughout the day my thoughts have drifted to you.  The actions of the heros in those classrooms whom we have begun to learn about and those whom we do not yet know are inspiring beyond words. Though always an Arizona Wildcat, I, too, am now a Hokie.

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Detroit, MI • #24777

I am truely sorry for the pain and sorrow that has overcome your university and your life since the tragic event. I can’t imagine what the parents are going thru to learn that their child has been killed by such awful means. I have a poem that I would like to share with everyone and I hope that it brings atleast some comfort to your hearts.

God saw you getting tired, and a cure was not to be.
So he put his arms around you and whispered “come to me.” With tearful eyes we saw you pass away.

Although we loved you dearly we could not make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest.

God broke our hearts to prove to us he only takes the best.

May God bless you all and help you deal with everything your going thru.

Lisa Richard

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Shelbyville, Ky • #24778

Please save the best of what you lost in your friends, teachers, sons and daughters. Carry with you always their laughter, their passion, their youthful hopes and dreams.  They were a priceless gift in your life for such a brief moment.  If tears could save them, they would still walk with us because you do not weep alone.  You don’t know us, but our hearts ache for you, our hearts pray for you.  The Carpenter Family

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Cape Coral, Florida • #24779

to the virginia tech community and to the blacksburg community. I’m so sorry for the lost of such young lives that ended so tragically. May god be with you all during these troubled times. Go Hokies!  you are in my thoughts and prayers.Dont give up on your dreams. Dare to dream!

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • richmond va • #24780

Words cannot express my deep sadness for the ones who have loss thier lives and thier loved ones who have lossed them. I pray for all of you at Virginia Tech and your community during these darkest days. You are all in our hearts and prayers and may your God be with you and see you through this unthinkable tradegy.

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Milwaukee, WI • #24781

To all those affected by Virginia Tech Massacre:
Words will never express or compare to the loss and the shock that came over you when tragedy struck on April 16, 2007.  Mothers, Sisters,Brothers, Fathers, Sons, Cousins, Aunts, Uncles, Grandmothers, Grandfathers alike all have someone that went to Virginia Tech and now are dealing with grief.  Look to GOD for HE has all the answers. Let HIM lead you to the LIGHT. 
For those of us that are parents, sisters, brothers, cousins, grandparents, aunts or uncles, Pray for those who are in need of our support and lend an ear to listen and a shoulder for them to cry.  We all need to show our support and our love to those that need it most now more than ever. 
For those of us in Albert Lea, MN we will be praying for you all and will have you in our hearts as you grieve for the ones that you love are now in HEAVEN.

D. Ihme, Albert Lea, MN USA

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Albert Lea, MN USA • #24782

This is such an unfortunate tragedy and the whole country is crying with you.  I think the most important thing to take away from an event like this is to never take life for granted.  Those 32 students did not wake up on Monday knowing it would be their last.  Tell the people you love how you feel often and make the most of life while you have it.  May God watch over and bless all of the victims, their family, friends, and everyone who has been affected.

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • St. Louis, MO • #24783

It is horrible and painful - may God give you courage to bear the loss - we feel your pain but feel frustrated as can’t do much more than hope that our collective words will lessen you pain-

Misra family,

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Southington, CT • #24784

We are thinking of those killed and wounded, and of their families.  You are not alone.

Troy

April 18, 2007, 11:01pm • Walla Walla, Washington • #24785

God bless you all and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Go Hokies!

Love-FSU and Auburn fans

April 18, 2007, 11:02pm • Suwanee, GA • #24786

God Bless this college. Comfort all families. Hug your children and love ones ever day. MR

April 18, 2007, 11:02pm • Madison, Ms • #24787

We are in Sandy Springs, GA. and do not know anyone at VT but do wish to convey to you all that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We have been touched by the students and faculty and how they have united together as yet an even greater family. The outpouring of prayers throughout the world will remind us all of how precious humanity and life itself really are. May we all pray to our God and ask for yet greater strength, understanding and the ability to cope with the losses. In days ahead we all shall carry on, perhaps not quite the same as we were, but hopefully with a greater sense of life, goodness and love in our hearts and minds. May God be with you and grant you courage, love and peace

Dan & Jennifer Andrews

April 18, 2007, 11:02pm • Sandy Springs, GA • #24788

God bless you and help you through this.

April 18, 2007, 11:02pm • Bedford, Texas • #24789

The pain you experience today may be more then you can possibly bear,
The Nation hopes that through these tough times you will be able to share.
Able to share with others your pain, your sorrow, your despair;
Although we can never understand, please know that we will always be here.
We will be here to pray for you,and to help in any way we can.
This has showed us that although we may try, we never know our ultimate plan.
Don’t lose Faith in a life full of promise and people full of good.
We all wish we just understood.
Understood why some have so much hate, so much pain, and such sadness,
While others have unending love to share and so much happiness.

In these unbearable days, weeks and months ahead, lean on each other.
Gain strength from positive relationships and make sure to stay in contact with all of those who mean the world to you.
We have lost many friends and relatives(including my mother and Mike’s father) all to soon.  Although we have this in common my friends, we have never experienced the horror that you have had to experience this week.  Please take care of yourselves and each other.  God Bless you. 
Beth and Mike Douglas

April 18, 2007, 11:02pm • Omaha, NE • #24790

My heart goes out to all the familys and people that lose someone. God bless and help all that lose someone.

April 18, 2007, 11:02pm • westmont IL, 60559 • #24791

May the Lord bless you and keep you. My His face shine upon you and give you peace. You are all in our thoughts and prayers. WE LOVE YOU!

Becky T.

April 18, 2007, 11:02pm • Dobson, North Carolina • #24792

My deepest sympathies to you all - families, friends and all the good people associated with VT.  Although no words can comfort you at this time, please know you are in so many peoples thoughts and prayers - including mine.
Take care of each other - Vicki Hopton

April 18, 2007, 11:02pm • Burlington, Ontario Canada • #24793

i would like to send out my condolences to all famlies and loved ones who have been impacted by this horrible event....this makes me think how lucky people are to live.... and we will never for get the young adults that where taken from us way to early..God bless all and may God help all get through this rough time

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • morrisville state college, New York • #24794

I don’t know their faces…
I don’t know their names…
But she was my sister..
he was my brother..
They were my children…
What a beautiful life could have been…
What a beautiful life must have looked…
Oh God, help them heal their suffering..
And help them to heal the suffering of their loved ones…
and so it continous...at the doors of heaven…

-zoe

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • rochester, ny • #24795

My condolence to all of you who are affected by this tragedy. I wish words could mend anything, but at least know that you are in the thougths and prayers of many people from all over the world.

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • Norway • #24796

Our family sends you all Gods Blessings.

The Sheelers

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • Yorba Linda, Ca. • #24797

We love You

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • Tullahoma, TN • #24798

May God grant rest to all those who were lost on this most tragic of days.  I will keep the families, friends, and classmates in my prayers.  We will never forget the lives lost in this horrible event.  I hope and pray that growth can come from this dark day.  God bless you all.  Show your care for one another, no matter what.  Hold life and loved ones dear, it may be your last chance to do so.  May the souls of the fallen find Paradise.  God have mercy on his troubled soul as well.

Jacob

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • Steubenville, Ohio USA • #24799

To the families that have lost their loved ones and to the students who have lost a fellow Hokie, we send our love and our prayers to each and every one of you. To the Hokie nation from a Terrapin family, we stand with you today and everyday and will remember each and every one of you in prayer. There are no offerings that we can bring to you as to why this person changed the lives of so many people with his acts of violence, we can only bring hope, love and God to you in your time of need. Stand together, all races, religions, and social status. Stand as one and you will be strong. This Terrapin family loves you and cares deeply for you in your time of sorrow. Be strong, be united and know you are loved. Dale, Linda, Michael & Candace

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • Port Saint Lucie, Florida • #24800

May God hold each of you tight in His arms and you feel His presence.  I am so very sorry for your losses and I pray that no school ever have to suffer again as you have. 

Families of the victims… God Bless You. 

The Goss Family

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • Waynesville, NC • #24801

what happened at virginia tech was horrible . . .everybody around the country is prayinig for you and may god guide your hearts and help you through this pain and sorrow of the loss of your loved ones . . . . .

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • lees summit, missouri • #24802

My prayers are with everyone affected by this tragedy. My God fill the loss that has occurred to those who have lost family, friends, or school mates.

Crystal

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • Los Angeles, CA • #24803

My thoughts and prayers goes out to the victims, their friends and their families.  May the good times of laughter and joy comfort all of you during this hardship.
-April F. & Eric G.

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • Crystal Bay, Nevada • #24804

Virginia Tech Family,
Our daughter graduated from Va. Tech. and we are Hokies! We are Hokies! We are HOKIES!!!
We are so proud of the students, the faculty, the university. 
Keep the faith, the love you feel for each other.
Pray for individual’s family.  They will need your forgivness in order to heal.  So will you.
You have our love.

The Gage Family

April 18, 2007, 11:03pm • Fayetteville, Pa. Franklin County • #24805