Condolences, April 18, 2007

Sadness fill our hearts for what has happend. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the families and students who are stil at school grieving. The lord has called some children home so that greater good will come of this.

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Eagle,Co Shane and Alicia Monahan • #25656

Real Heores never die , they just fade away…

May god bless all the families who are suffring, we canot feel your pain , but we pray for you!

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Springfield , MA • #25657

Dear Parents/family and friends of those in this tragedy

I am sorry for your loss, and our prayers will be with you. Even though your loss is tremendous I just want you to know that you have a place to turn to for support for your hard times and circumstances. And just never to give up because God is watching over you.

-Richard

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • killeen/tx/US • #25658

To everyone who lost a friend, daughter, son, sister, brother, mother, father, or loved one in this tragedy, my heart is with you. I have experienced loss like this firsthand. My boyfriend’s father was taken April 2004 by an act of violence and there is no reason, no meaning and no answer for losing someone you love and admire this way. I am a student at a community college in Louisville. I have attended many campuses throughout Kentucky. I am deeply saddened for each and everyone of you feeling loss at this time. Virginia Tech seems to have the unity, pride, love and devotion that it will take to overcome this tragedy in the future and as days pass, I will be praying for you and hope that you find peace.

Sincerely,

Shannon M.

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Louisville, KY • #25659

We mourn with you, both for your lost loved ones and for your lost sense of peace. Our prayers will continue to surround your school long after the media attention subsides. Stay strong for each other- Jenny

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Richmond, VA • #25660

God bless you, Hokies. Your school family will be forever bound by this tragedy, and we grieve for you. Lean on one another during this sad time and know that the entire nation mourns with you after this truly senseless act. Do not allow the actions of one crush the spirit of many.

You are all in my prayers,
Courtney Smith

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • College Station, Texas • #25661

I am praying for the families of those who lives were lost. I am also praying that God will give all those at VT strength and peace. My heart goes out to all those who were affected by this.

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Spokane, WA • #25662

There is no way we will ever understand this senseless act and why the beautiful lives it so tragically ended were ended in this manner.... Although your pain seems unbearable and it may sound trite, during this time we are all Hokies....God Bless You.....we share your grief and we are thinking about you minute by minute.....you are continually in our prayers…

Bryan and Donna Wiles
Grads
Carson Newman College
University of Tennessee

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Murfreesboro, Tennessee USA • #25663

MaH heart trUli duZ g0 0wT t0 aLL the famz oF the vicTims nD the frenDz, staFF nD communiTy of Blacksburg.

**1 LUV**

MichaeL Atonio

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • AuckLand, New ZeaLand • #25664

My friend and I are sitting here on the computer hoping you all know how much we and others are praying for you and your families. The spirit we have seen from your college community and town has been inspirational.  God Bless you and keep you all! In Prayers, Kristen.Hampstead, MD!

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Hampstead, Maryland • #25665

To students, faculty, and families
You have the love, thoughts and prayers of thousands behind you, myself and my family included. Bless every one of you.

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Boone, NC • #25666

My thoughts and prayers are with all those people who are dealing with the horrific turn of events that has affected every individual and our nation as a whole...God bless....

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Plainview, NY USA • #25667

Our deepest sympathy to you. We are crying for you here in San Francisco, and sending you much love and support.

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • San Francisco • #25668

Our thoughts are with you,
Go Hokies!

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Indiana • #25669

I am so very sorry for your loss. I cant even fathom what everyone of you are going through at this moment in time. For all of those whose lives are no more, there are in a better place with God and Jesus Christ looking down at everyone they so deeply loved. For those who survived, I cant imagine what is happening in your head right now. God Bless all of you!

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Charleston, SC • #25670

Dear Hokies,

There is a song that my church sings when someone passes. I hope that this brings a little peace to you as it did me when my best friend died.

When it’s time to leave
this dimention here
help me to be brave
please remind me not to fear
my life is in your hands
as it is today
passing is so brief
together each step of the way

I love you
you love me
my soul lives in thee

Just remember many of the students who left this world had their souls living in God. God has them now and is taking care of each one of them just as he is taking care of you during your time of grief. Lots of peace, and faith and mercy to each and everyone of you. I know it doesn’t make sense why people do things they do, but where evil abounds God abounds much more. Just remember to put your faith in God during this time and he will hold you in his hands just as he held those who lost their lives in this terrible tragedy. May God give you the peace and the strength to move foward.

Love,

Anotherait
(another angel in training)

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Missouri • #25671

To the Virginia Tech Family:

Your spirit and courage are an inspiration to all of us.  Know that people all over the world are lifting you up in prayer.  I send you love and peace from Colorado.  May God keep you in His loving arms and bring you peace.

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Littleton, Colorado • #25672

Our prayers and thoughts are with the families and victims of this tragedy. Time will heal all wounds, this too shall pass, yet never will it be forgotten. May all who are affected continue to stay strong. Remember evil has no race, no gender, nor nationality, there is only one to blame. J. & M. H.

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Oklahoma • #25673

I have spent most of my career in education and I have watched as time has changed the landscape of our institutions through incomprehensible violence.  I find my heart heavier and heavier with each bit of news about this senseless tragedy.  If there are enough thoughts and prayers to help the students and families of Virginia Tech, I send those to you now.

April 19, 2007, 12:04am • Tampa, Florida • #25674

No words can express the saddness and shock of this entire country.  I cannot believe such a tragedy has happened at a campus similar to my own, it makes me sick to my stomach.  My thoughts and prayers will be with you everyday.  Stay strong, God would never give us something he doesn’t think we can handle.  This will only make us stronger as a country and a community.

Janeil Love

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Manhattan, KS • #25675

Words cannot express the sorrow that I feel for your loss, our loss, for we are all hokies!  Love one another…

Karen

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Denver, Colorado, USA • #25676

I felt compelled to write, having spent the first 18 years of my life just down the road in Richmond. I am terribly sorry for the loss of your friends, family members and loved ones, and it breaks my heart to imagine the pain you will have to endure in the days ahead. We’re all pulling for you ...

-Harrison

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Cherry Grove, SC • #25677

My prayers go out to the families and friends of the victims and to every student, teacher, and staff member at VT.  I have always been a part of Hokie Nation and this is the saddest and most heartbreaking event I’ve ever seen.  But it is also the most heartwarming story and makes us more stronger and for now, our Hokie Nation is the whole country.  God Bless Everyone in Blacksburg!

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Gate City, Va • #25678

Those who live in the hearts they leave behind never die.  We are praying for all the students and families who were close to this tragedy. It is sad that the world is minus so many brilliant talented and hard working loved ones. Our hearts are with you, VT-
The Tesarek Family

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Henderson, Nv • #25679

Let me start by saying that the whole town of Smithfield RI sends there condolences to all that were affected by this horrible tragic event. Also you are all in my thoughts and prayers and will remain for ever I am so sorry for everything that has happen to you all. Please try to remain strong and dont give up. The whole nation is here for you!

AJ Vannini

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Smithfield RI • #25680

MY FAMILY AND I HERE IN DOTHAN ALABAMA SEND THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO ALL STUDENTS , STAFF AND TO ALL THE FAMILYS OF THE STUDENTS AT VT. MAY GOD BE WITH YOU AND HOLD YOU TIGHT. WE STAND BESIDE YOU AND CRY WITH YOU FOR WE FEEL WE HAVE LOST SOMEONE TOO......

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • DOTHAN , ALABAMA • #25681

If we the Nation and World could capitalize on the Love, Compassion and unity that VA Tech has shown. A mixing bowl of all cultures, races, creeds and colors: students, faculty and persons from all across the world. This is a very positive of the tragedy. It would be neat to see it grow and grow not wilt, it would givve meaning for those who lost their lives. We admire ALL of you and our hearts are heavy for you. May GOD Bless each and every one of you!

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Lander, WY • #25682

I wish I could come up with some magic word’s to make all your pain go away, but there are none! I can tell you all that even here in Alabama, you are being thought of and prayed for! Everywhere I look I see flags lowered, stores putting signs of condolences out, school’s and homes taking moments to pray and think of all of you! And to think of all the people who want to take GOD out of school’s! I pray that in the days to come that you know you are remembered, and being lifted up, for the families and friend’s of those lost, and for student’s as you have to go back in the classroom’s. I’m a huge BAMA fan, but I think I now have a little HOKIE in me!! May GOD be with each of you!!! Pam Carr

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Anniston, AL USA • #25683

We wish to express our sorrow regarding the tragic events at Virginia Tech.

God, you sacrificed your son so that we and our children would transcend physical death. We know that you grieved when he was crucified and that you grieve over all the atrocities done by men—especially in your name. You know and understand grief as you know and understand all. You know best how to comfort these parents. Lift their hearts up to you and fill them with your peace. Your understanding is beyond our human comprehension, but give them the knowledge and faith to endure even that which they can’t understand. Let them be aware of you always God, and help them to remember that your Love is Life that can never really be taken away.

Amen.

Julius and Laureese McCullough

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Norfolk, Virginia 23504 • #25684

I am sure I don’t have any words to say here that haven’t been said before.  I am not an especially religious person, but tonight I wanted to pray for all the families of the victims of this incident. My heart goes out to you, I can’t imagine what you must feel now. 

Stay strong… Mitch

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Atlanta, Georgia, USA • #25685

I wish the victims of the massacre in VT(Virginia Tech = Virginia Technical University) rest in peace in heaven with their Gods!

I’d(would) also like to send my deepest sorrow to families and friends of the casualties as well as to the staff at VT.

Jae-chul Bae
Seoul, Korea

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Seoul Korea • #25686

So very sorry.  I can not imagine how hard this is for you.  All of the VT community is in our prayers.  God Bless, Peggy

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Redmond, Washington USA • #25687

Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to everyone.Huskers for Hokies

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Lincoln, NE • #25688

The heavy sorrow I feel in my heart for the friends and families of the victims is uncomprehensible to me! I am so deeply sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all and your country!

Your neighbor in Levack,Ontario… Tina H.

April 19, 2007, 12:05am • Levack, Ontario, Canada • #25689

I really do not know what to say here.

I am not very religious but I pray time helps heal the hearts of those who are left hear wondering why and that those who were lost are in a better place now.

Joseph

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • La Habra Heights, California • #25690

My thoughts and prayers are will all of you.

Barb

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Morgantown, WV • #25691

Everyone please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers constantly.  To the families and friends of the victims, my heart goes out to you and know that I pray that God comforts you beyond any comfort you have ever known.

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Mt. Lookout, West Virginia • #25692

Dear VirginiaTech Family,

Our hearts and prayers are with you throughout this difficult time.  My heart aches just like so many others.  Please continue to stand together as the strong family that you are and hug one another often.  Share your hearts and prayers and look out for each other.  You must know by now that you will have all the support and help you will need to get through this year and beyond.  But most importantly, God is with you and He will see you through.  Trust in Him.

Love, A Parent of a College Student and of a History Teacher (Both in Texas)

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Marsing, Idaho USA • #25693

My heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with the Tech “family”.
Mental illness strikes every gender and race ~ such a tragedy can not be explained nor understood, and though our hearts are heavy with grief we must move forward and realize it was the illness that caused the trigger to be pulled, not a specific race. 
Please pray for the shooter’s family also, because of the enormous burden they now carry.  As a parent you feel sadness and shame when your child does something that is against society’s values, and the utter disbelief that your child could do such a thing strikes to the core of your being. 
Please remember ~ no matter what he said on the video, ONLY THE SHOOTER WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS ACTIONS ~ NO ONE ELSE !  I refuse to even use his name,the sooner his name is forgotten the sooner healing can begin.
May God comfort you all.
Joyce ~ W.C.C. Alumni

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Murphysboro, IL • #25694

My prayers and thoughts goes out to each and everyone of those families that lost a loved one in this tragedy, this victims might be gone but they will never be forgotten… this is a tragedy that did not only affect virginia tech university, but it affected our country and every collegiate campus in the U.S

WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!!
Victor : John Jay College

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • New York • #25695

To The VT Family,

My thoughts and prayers are with you. We will get through this....we are the Hokies, we’ve seen rough times, though not as rough as this tragic event, we will emerge stronger! Lets Go Hokies!

John Glanville - VT ME, Class of 2003

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Kingston, Jamaica • #25696

Thoughts and prayers to those that are suffering through this horrible tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Vancouver, WA • #25697

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone impacted by this horrific event.  As a graduate of the College of Engineering, former student of Prof. Loganathan and life-long Hokie, I am deeply saddened by the events that took place on April 16th.  The victims will never be forgotten.  They will always have a special place in my heart!  May we all unite to pull through these difficult times.

Todd Tamasy (class of 2000)

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Charlotte, NC • #25698

Our deepest sympathies to the families of the students and teachers that lost their lives in this tragedy. We have all been stunned by this horrific act of violence.  Although we can’t imagine your pain, we are grieving with you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Jayne & George

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Las Vegas • #25699

Hello, Im 13. I would like to strongly give out my condolences to everyone that died in the Virginia Tech Massacre.

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Cincinnati , Ohio • #25700

Such tears.  I am so very, very sorry.

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Rochester, Minnesota • #25701

Even though I am some 3,000 miles away from campus, my heart is still in Blacksburg; where I studied, worked and lived for over 10 years.
My deepest condolences to the families of those who died in this terrible tragedy.  May our loving Father provide the peace and comfort you need in these very difficult moments.

Leopoldo G. Enriquez, Ph.D.
FST ‘94

April 19, 2007, 12:06am • Queretaro, Mexico • #25702

My condolences to everyone affected at VT! Prayers are with you all and the families as you grieve the loss of you child, friend, father, mother, professor! May God be with you all!

April 19, 2007, 12:07am • Jeanette-Pope Air Force Base, NC • #25703

My heart mourns for the families and friends who’ve lost their love ones. May everyone affected by this find strength in one another and peace with GOD. I believe all the families and friends have such wonderful memories that will live on for generations to come. I also would like to send my condolences to the families from other countries who’s children attended Virginia Tech to better their lives.
GOD BLESS

April 19, 2007, 12:07am • South San Francisco - California • #25704

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am deeply saddened by this event as I keep all of you in my hearts.
Philippians 4:13
“For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me then strength I need.”

Love,
Caleena

April 19, 2007, 12:07am • Austin, TX • #25705