Condolences, April 18, 2007

To all touched by this tragedy, you are in my prayers! Please never forget that God heals all things and he never leaves your side!
Craig Baker

April 18, 2007, 1:11am • Newburgh In • #4331

Our Hearts go out to all that lost their loved ones and injured loved ones! You are in our thoughts and prayers!! To all the VT students may GOD be with you all and help you heal!! Just know that their are people are praying for you all and we hope that you have the strength to keep pursuing your dreams!!!!!! God Bless

April 18, 2007, 1:11am • Madison Indiana USA • #4332

Dear, all of American friends!
I was lost my word when I heard one of my fellow countrymen did cruel and shameful act.
Here I appologize of all of American friends and all bereaved families who lost loved one instead of suspect, Korean and Korea.
I will pray all victims can go to heaven.
Sorry.

-from Jason Hur, South Korea-

April 18, 2007, 1:11am • #4333

HI MY NAME IS AMBER BRILEY I AM 23 YEARS OLD WITH TWO BOYS OF MY OWN ..SO FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THERE CHILDREN IN THIS INSODENT MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU I DONT WANNA SIT HERE AND SAY I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL ..I DONT I COUDNT EVAN BEGIN AND TRY TO FEEL YOUR PAIN ..I JUST WANNA SAY THIS TRY AND STAY STRONG… IT WAS HARD FOR MY TO EVAN WATCH THE NEWS TODAY LIVE AT YOUR SCHOOL I WAS JUST LOOKIN AT EVERYONE AND MY FACE POORED WITH TEARS I AM TRULY SRRY FOR YOUR LOSES ...I WILL PRAY FOR ALL OF THOSE WHO HAVE LOST..AMBER

April 18, 2007, 1:11am • MUNCIE INDIANA • #4334

To All Of You Amazing Virginia Tech People ...
My heartfelt condolences to all of you and your family members. Having dealt with earthquake survivors and losses both professionally and personally, the realization of loss and its’ process follows the path of anxiety, depression, and confusion, moving to the feelings of fear, anger/hurt, and guilt.  It is so much my hope that each of you have or find an avenue to share those feelings with another individual as they surface, for it is strength and hope and healing that comes from giving those feelings a voice. As I have had the opportunity to learn and realize ...’Friendship starts when one person says to another, “ohhh ... you too ???“‘
My thoughts and prayers for your healing comes from the City of Angels area.
Most Respectfully,
Tim Hoover

April 18, 2007, 1:11am • Pasadena, CA • #4335

Estamos Rogando a Dios para que cada uno de nuestros amigos, profesores y compañeros del Virginia Tech puedan tener fortaleza para Superar esta dificil prueba, oramos por sus familias para que encuentren paz enmedio del profundo dolor…

April 18, 2007, 1:11am • Tegucigalpa, Honduras • #4336

The world seen evil strike on a sunny day on a quiet and peaceful univerity campus on 4/16/07. The world will now witness and hear of the lives of those who fell victim to this senseless tragedy. The parents and families sent their sons and daughters to college in the hopes that they will become something in life, not to be cut down and killed. We live in a terrible world, but through the smoke and doom, the spirits of the fallen students, faculty, and security personnel who gave their lives will peace, love and tranquility prevail through God’s love. May the lord Jesus Christ prevail and may this never happen again. May the Hokie family return to normal life as soon as possible. God Bless the Hokie’s and the dearly departed.

April 18, 2007, 1:11am • Indianapolis, Indiana • #4337

Dear Family, Friends and Vicitims
My words could not express what I am feeling right now. My heart is filled with saddness for all those whose precious lives have been lost by such tragedy. My prayers go out to all the families and friends that lost love ones. Do know that there are 32 angels in heaven. As long as your loved ones are remembered they are still with us. You all will remain in our hearts forever. God Bless!

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Regina Ft. Lauderdale Florida • #4338

Shocked, angry, hopeless, impatient, mournful, scared, disillusioned, revengful and sad...oh how sad.  These are just a few of the emotions I’ve been feeling while watching the tragedy unfold on the national news and I’m 1000 miles away.  I can’t imagine what you are feeling being so close to the devastation of life that has occured on your fine campus.  My thoughts are with you constantly and I am so impressed with every single student or faculty which has been interviewed over the last few days.  What an amazing people/family you really are.  Stay proud !!  Susan Holt

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Dallas, Texas USA • #4339

to the parents,

we share the sorrows that you feel about the killing incident. Life is unpredictable. Please accept our condolences.

michael balili

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • manila, philippines • #4340

Primero MIS CONDOLENCIAS para toda la familia de Virginia Tech, vivo en Colombia y se que es tener que pasar por un crimen como este, por que a diario aca lo vivimos, pero quiero que retomen sus fuerzas y se unan para que saquen adelante ese pais que esta lleno de actos violentos peores que los que vivimos en nuestra amada Colombia, un abrazo Santiago Giraldo

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Pereira, Colombia • #4341

To Our Virginia Tech Family,

My husband, Engineering Class of ‘80, and I cannot find the words to express our shock and profound sadness over yesterday’s tragedy where 32 beautiful lives were cut short. We may never really know the reasons behind this senseless and despicable violence but April 16th has become indelible, forever deeply etched in our hearts and souls.  We mourn not only for the victims and their families but also for our entire Virginia Tech family. But take comfort that we are not alone. The whole world mourns with us for the loss of innocence… of well-being that this beautiful and once serene campus brings to every one of us. The memory is still raw, but I know that our Virginia Tech family is strong and together we will get through this. It may take some time, but wounds will heal and the entire Hokie Nation will arise again from this inexplicable tragedy, stronger and closer! We will heal, we are Virginia Tech, but we will not forget. God Bless Virginia Tech!! God Bless America!!  Myrna & Walter Mills

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Germantown, MD • #4342

We will pray to God for the peace of the souls of the deceased persons and pray that their relative can bear the loss of their beloved.

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #4343

To all affected (directly or indirectly) by this terrible tragedy, I extend my heartfelt condolences.  My heart breaks and tears come to my eyes each time I am reminded of this event.  I know there must be very little comfort in anything that anyone can offer but I want to do something just the same.  As we face such a startling reality I know that what the world can offer collectively is a sense of unity and support.  So I offer my best wishes to everyone, alongside a bunch of others, in hopes that maybe my thoughts can brighten up even one person’s day.  Hopefully love and unity can come out of something so tragic.  I send out wishes of peace and love to all.

Karri-Lynn

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Ottawa, Canada • #4344

In my heart I knew from California that something went wrong on Monday.  When I heard about the amount of people that were lost, I cried because I didn’t know where their souls were going.  I am praying for those who are being treated right now.  I encourage them all to think about accepting Christ into their hearts.  At this point it may seem that God was not there on Monday.  That is only because we as Christians were not there: praying and interceding for students, teachers, campuses, etc. on a daily basis.  I am truly sorry.  I love all of you and I know God does too.  Much love from all of California. Love, Zowie Agbaosi (17yrs old)

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Hesperia, CA (USA) • #4345

I am a 79 year old man who has lived through many illness,loss of my Loved One. I am blessed with 5 children 4 attended college, 16 grandchildren some of who attended college, 2 great granchildren, One in college. I am devistated by this horrible event. I pray that the survivors will let their hearts open to all their fellow class mates. I pray that the divine one give solice and understanding and LOVE.
Dissble Veteran Thank you

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Tacoma, Washington • #4346

"Who can say for certain, maybe you’re still here.
I feel you all around me, your memories so clear. Deep in the stillness, I can hear you speak, you’re still an inspiration can it be?
That you are mine, forever love, and you are watching over me from up above. Fly me up to where you are, beyond the distant star. I wish upon tonight to see you smile, if only for awhile to know you’re there. A breath away’s not far to where you are"- To Where You Are - Josh Groban

May you all rest in peace. You are all in my heart, as well as your family and friends. Please know that the nation loves you. It is so sad that so many promising, brilliant, beautiful souls are no longer with us.

With love,
Courtney

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • CT • #4347

May their souls rest in peace. I offer my deepest sympathies to all the affected families and friends.
-Kalyan G

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Gainesville, FL • #4348

This is such a terrible tragedy. My heart goes out to the students and the families and friends of the victims, and to the people of Blacksburg.

love from Sweden
Ellinor

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Bjärred, Sweden • #4349

My thoughts and prayers to you and your families. This was such a senseless tragedy and words cannot express the sadness I feel in my heart today. I had never heard of a hokie until April 16, 2007, but now that I have I will never forget. God bless you all, heaven is shining brighter tonight.

Stacy

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Carlsbad, N.M. • #4350

For each and every one of the families involved, altered, The prayers, thoughts, and wishes of many are with you! May you find the strength you need to move forward, and remember each and every victim for what was good in them, and continue moving forward as best as possible! God bless!

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • DeKalb, IL • #4351

Our thoughts prays and love are with you all. Please take care of one another.
With all our love - The Wilson- Dunn’s

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Sydney, Australia • #4352

You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Please look around at your fellow Hokies and offer a hand or support where it is needed.

RJ VT’04

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Denver, Co • #4353

P.U.S.H. Pray Until Something Happens.  Something will happen - God will take care of your school, your community and your lives.  Through faith and hope you will be strong again.  God Bless you all!  I admire your strength and courage!

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Houston, Texas • #4354

my heartiest Condolences to all the dear ones of the victims....

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • kanyakumari - india • #4355

May God bless every one of you for all of the suffering and pain you are experiencing. Words cannot express how sorry and shocked I was at the horrific events that played out on the campus of VA Tech. Your entire school, community, the families of those who were lost and those who will have so much healing to endure are in the nation’s thoughts and prayers. Be strong and do not waiver in your faith.

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Chicago, IL • #4356

I want to express my deepest condolences to all the victims, parents, friends, and family.  May you be able to move forward with peace in your hearts.  My prayers go out to you.

~The Johnson

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Vancouver, WA • #4357

I would like to offer my deepest condolences to all the families of the victims. Wish there was something i could do to ease your pain. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 1:12am • Athens,Greece • #4358

I’m very sorry to hear that tragedy as a korean.
I apologize to victim and bereaved family to represent all the korean.

I hope that There will Never occur such this thing again.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • South Korea • #4359

Virginia Tech victims, families, students, and anyone affected by this tragedy,

I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. As I watch the news and see the story unfold more each hour, I realize that this could have happened anywhere.
I send my condolences to all the familes. I will continue to pray for the families and the people still being treated in the hospitals. This was a horrible tragedy that will never be forgotten, but I believe that Virginia Tech can move on and not let this bring them down. I wish you all peaceness. Today we are all Hokies.

You are in my prayers,
Rachael S.
Ohio University

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Athens, Ohio • #4360

4-16-2007 was a day that the entire nation became Hokies. Words alone cannot begin to express sorrow that was felt. My heart goes out to the families, friends and the entire students and staff of Virginia Tech University who are grieving the loss of these angels that have been taken too soon from us.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Newport News, VA USA • #4361

I wish everone is safe and this event will never takes place again. I just think that he should be puinshed alot.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • surrey Canada • #4362

My condolences and prayers go out to each and every one of the faculty members, students, and fallen victims of Virginia Tech University… students of Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX, and alumni as myself are praying for you guys. GOD BLESS US ALL… and remember that today, we’re all Hokies. God bless!

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Willis, TX • #4363

From the Alabama Crimson Tide........our thoughts and most of all our prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Winston-Salem, N.C. • #4364

As a mother with a son attending Virginia Tech, I want to say how very proud I am that I have associated with such a group of students. He was there on that day in McBride Hall. My heart aches . . .

Still, you will become the light for others to see through this dark period in history.

Go Hokies!

My most sincere condolences,

Kathy S. Hartwell

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Princeton, WV/USA • #4365

No words can express my sadness and shock.  As I hear more about the tragedy through the media, I am overwhelmed with a sense of disbelief and regret at such an irrational action.  I pray for the families of the injured and deceased and hope with all my heart that peace is restored soon.  Know that millions worldwide are thinking of you and holding you and your family in their prayers.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Providence, Rhode Island • #4366

The tragedy that occured has hit hard through the world and leaving a big hole to fill back in.  The tears, the sorrow, the wanting to do something to prevent this.  In a way I wish i was there in Virginia to save a life, to do my share, to know that I would of gave my life to others, the pain is in my heart. 

Firefighter in Michigan.....Josh

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Michigan • #4367

Very few can begin to image the pain at the loss that is being felt by those directly involved with these events. My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. Now is the time America, to talk to your congressman and inform them of what the rest of the world already knows… your lack of gun controls is a major contributor to this sad event. You can debate this all you want.. but stats don’t lie.. The rest of the world has no where near the number of gun related deaths as the US. When will your politions stop listening to the gun advocates? How many innocents need to die? It’s a simple question.. you know the answer.

My thoughts are with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Canada • #4368

I am praying for everyone who has unfortunately been affected by this tragic killing spree at Virginia Tech. Please know that God loves us all unconditionally and he will fill us all with his PEACE which surpasses all of our understanding. May we all come together as “One Nation Under God” and share our love,support,and compassion with each other by praying,hugging,and doing anything in our power to help each other grieve and one day be able to go on. God Bless You All - Shellie John & Johnathan Miller

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Lancaster, Ohio • #4369

I first want to express to all of the students, families, friends, faculty and staff of Virginia Tech my deepest and most heartfelt sorrow that you are going through. Words cannot even begin to help deal with the tragedy that has hit your campus. I do want you to know of someone who does know how to deal with your loss, GOD. Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through him, that strengthens me.” As you begin to deal with this tragedy, cling to those that you love, but never forget that God, the Father hurts when your hurt. Second, let me say, as a West Virginia born and raised Mountaineer, that today I am a Hokie! May God bless you in the days, weeks and months to come.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Chesapeake, Virginia • #4370

It is at times like this that we realize how precious life really is.  Please know that during this horrible time you are all in our thoughts and prayers.  And while nothing can take the pain away, nor can it bring back those lost, everyone around the world admires the Virginia Tech community for their strength and heroism.  May God bless each and every one of you.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Chesapeake, VA • #4371

We are so hurt over this..And we wish we could take all your hurt and pain..I can’t stop watching everything on T.V. about this..I wish I could understand why why this happen..But our hearts go out to you all..I wish I Could stop my crying..My heart really go’s out to you all.I pray that God will be with you all,,And take away your hurt..But we all know it will be awhile Cause this is so close to home...Just wanted to let you know how we feel..Wish I could be there to hold you in my arms and cried with you..God Bless You Wonderful Young Men&Women..With Our Love And Prayers..Your Friends..K&R.Hengel
Clifton Forge,Va.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Clifton Forge,Virginia • #4372

Dear Students, Parents, & Staff of Virginia Tech:

Even though I am a distance from you, the sadness as far away as my small town in Indiana; mourns, cries and prays for all of you.  At our business today, we were glued to the TV, we were in shock over your losses. We were teary eyed as we saw the pain in your eyes.  We’ve even called our own college kids, probably more than they’ve wanted us to! and we silently realized how precious our time with someone really is. Your friends and family that have passed are “your” angels now. They would want you to heal. Don’t be afraid to live after mourning them, they will always be there to guide you.
Today and in the years to come, our hearts and prayers are with you always.  Sincerely,
Holly Witkowski

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Indiana • #4373

There aren’t enough words to describe, the tremendous, affect that this tragedy has caused. And although your hearts, maybe heavy, and your minds may grow weary, never forget that the man upstairs, empowers us to stay strong, and trust in him. To the parents, keep your heads up,and for the students and faculty, keep on striving and remember to never let anyone steal your joy.

PRAYING FOR ALL OF YOU, WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY/

MR. LARRY A. GAMBLE

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • ERIE, PA • #4374

A Tragedy to Remember
By: AEC.

As a nation’s tears continue to rain down
A campus has students whose sorrows astound
Friends are gone, families are broken
There are no words that could be spoken
To heal the pain within the heart
What can you say and where do you start
The process of healing is such a long phase
It will not be complete in a matter of days
Tragedies seem to open the eyes
Of people who take for granted the luxury of life
We begin to see things in a new light
Like how it isn’t worth losing a friend to a petty fight
Calling our mothers is no longer a chore
When we see the devastation and finality of no more
Live every day like it is your last
Reminds us that one day our life will be of the past
We’ll be reduced to ashes laying beneath dust
Who have we made impacts on, who will remember us
It is our duty to take this tragedy and demand no one forget
This awful tragedy on April 16 at Virgina Tech

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Booneville, MS • #4375

As parents of a senior and soldier at Virginia Tech who is scheduled to be deployed, we share your anxiety and bewilderment. The senseless taking of innocent life is a unthinkable tragedy.  As one father said “we live in very very difficult world right now,” but we must always remember we are all one family.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Morristown, New Jersey • #4376

My prayers go out to everyone affected by this awful event.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Phoenix, AZ • #4377

From myself personaly, and on behalf of teachers and students of our Institute of the Finance, Economy and Law (Moscow, Russia) we are passing to all employees, students of Virginia Tech, to all citizens of the United States our deep and sincere condolences.
We grieve together with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Alexei Chernysh, Moscow, Russia • #4378

Dear Va Tech,
Having worked with a local University for several years, I know the power of community. It doesn’t seem to be enough to say that my heart goes out to you. It doesn’t seem to be enough to say that I will pray. I wish that I had the answers and could provide the neccessary healing to you and your campus. The lost is incredible. As I listen to the interview and read the articles, I’m blessed by your fight. Though it doesn’t seem like enough, please now that we are committed to praying for you, your university, the families and all who are connected. May the Lord bring comfort and healing to you all!

sincerely,
Pastor Reggie Hunt
Cornerstone Summit Church
Boone, NC

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Boone, NC • #4379

First of all, I would like to take this time to pray for all who lost someone in this terrible tragedy. All day I have been watching the news, and being disgusted on how someone can do such a thing. My thoughts and my prayers are with you all. In my thoughts are just beautiful and innocent people whose lives were taken so early in life. Not knowing what was coming towards them, and for that I’m sorry. Your in my prayers and in my heart. God Bless and Take Care.

April 18, 2007, 1:13am • Beeville, TX , USA • #4380