Condolences, April 18, 2007

May god bless you...your in our prayers
winnie makola

April 18, 2007, 4:01am • india • #6584

Dear Friends,Families and Relatives at Virginia Tech,
I’m Anand Raj,half way around the world from Malaysia.My deepest condolence to all. As a Christian, I believe God is watching all of us and will guide us when we seek Him in prayer. Be strong in prayer. God Bless and loves you all!!

April 18, 2007, 4:01am • Ipoh,Perak,Malaysia • #6585

As a former visiting scholar at Virginia Tech and having friends in Blacksburg, I am feeling sorrow and sadness in the way like this tragedy happened to my own peaceful home town – I am with you all.

GERTRAUDE FREYER

April 18, 2007, 4:01am • Rostock-Dummerstorf / Germany • #6586

Dear Virginia Tech Students
My name is Elodie and I am French, I don’t speak very good English but I wanted to say to you that I think much of you for this terrible tradgedy!
I wish you many courage fot students and for families.

Love to all,

Sincerely,

N’oubliez pas, que vous n’êtes pas tout seul…

Elodie

April 18, 2007, 4:01am • France - Marseille • #6587

May I extend our deepest sympathy to the families of the students and faculty who were killed or injured during Monday’s massacre. Virginia Tech’s courage and determination to persevere and prevail despite the tragedy is a powerful lesson in overcoming adversity with grace, dignity, and love for one another. Your example is awe inspiring. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God’s loving embrace keep you always.
Pam and Jim Connaughton

April 18, 2007, 4:02am • Plano, Texas • #6588

I am so sorry for your loss-the world sheds tears with you-God bless you!

MJ

April 18, 2007, 4:02am • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • #6589

What happened on 16th April has affected the whole world.  Here in Australia it is all anyone is talking about.  My thoughts are with you all.  I am deeply sorry for your losses.
Regards,
Lisa Smith

April 18, 2007, 4:02am • Canberra AUSTRALIA • #6590

All of our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you at this time.!

April 18, 2007, 4:02am • Boaz Kentucky • #6591

As a university student I can’t begin to fathom what all the students of Virginia Tech are going through right now.

You are all in our thoughts and prayers, stay strong.

Claire Baker

April 18, 2007, 4:02am • Sydney, Australia • #6592

As one of South Korean, I’m very sorry for this unbelivable tregedy…

May God bless the victims and solace us with devine love.

April 18, 2007, 4:02am • Seoul, South Koeea • #6593

I feel very sorry for every single person that lost his or her life on 16th April. I offer sympathies to families and friends of those poor people.
The sadness and shock is indescribable.
Lenka Styblikova

April 18, 2007, 4:02am • Prague, Czech republic, Europe • #6594

My thoughts and prayers are going out to all of you who have suffered loss in this time of tragedy.  I know this is a time of mourning, but we serve a loving and just God, and may He give peace to all of you in deep dispair.

RuthAnn Emerson

April 18, 2007, 4:02am • Tucson, AZ • #6595

There is a real feeling of sadness and sympathy amongst everyone I know for all those affected by this incomprehensible tragedy.  My sincerest and heartfelt condolences go to everyone who has been touched by this dreadful experience, I hope you can all come to terms with what has happened.

Stephen H

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • Southampton, United Kingdom • #6596

I would like to express my deepest condolences to all of you at VT.And to commend you on your grace,dignity and honor,as this tradegy continues to rock your world and ours. My wish for you all is to live life to fullest and to allow your lost friends,family,teachers,students,to forever stand beside you,and guide you through the rest of your lives.
May you be able to mourn in peace and find someway,somehow,be able to continue your quest in life.
Thank You for your time.

Colleen Sager

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • Manchester, NH 03104 • #6597

Also in the far Europe I am only one of millions who feels so sad and shocked about this tragedy. More times I cried and in fact I feel so closed with all the family members and friends of the victims.

But also in this time of such horrible pain we should try not to hate, although this is so difficult till impossible. We should pray and know that only God will be the judge from all of us!

Rainer Strambach.

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • Vienna, Austria • #6598

Kia Ora To the Families & Students of Viriginia Tech From New Zealand

We watched in horror and compelled to the images protrayed to us from the media sources on a tragic day for education and the Virginia campbus. Please be assured that all Kiwi’s in NZ are full of sorrow and we send you our Mana(Strength & Engery) and that somehow through the coming weeks you might find some peace, love and support to get you through this terriable tradgey.

Although thousands of miles are between our countries, we hope that our prayers and thoughts can be felt and give you some peace. Our family we be praying for you all tonight.

God bless and peace be with you all.

Peter & Whana (Family)

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • Wellington, New Zealand • #6599

As one of South Korean, I’m very sorry for this unbelivable tregedy…

May God bless the victims and solace us with love.

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • Seoul, S. Korea • #6600

Over here on the other side of the world your pain can be felt, I hope we can help you unload some of that pain and your school and town recovers well.  Goodluck and my best wishes.  Karla

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • Perth WA Australia • #6601

To the unfortunate victims, may you rest in peace. It truly is a horrible way to pass. The lives you could have led were stolen from you. The joy of all those around you were shattered due to nothing of your own doing.

To the shooter, I am sorry. Life has treated you badly. I cannot imagine the torment you must have been going through to be driven to such extremes. May you now be at a better and happier place.

To all the affected families, may you cherish the legacies of these men and women.

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • New York, NY • #6602

To all the people effected by this tradgey my thoughts and prayers are with you! May god bless you all in the following months to come! May the lord give you strength and understanding that your loved ones had a higher purpose of which all of us in the living world would not understand! Be kind to one another and we live in hope for a world that knows only peace!
Shannon Maree

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • KUWAIT • #6603

I WAS DEEPLY SADDENED AND MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL THOSE WHO LOST LOVED ONES.

SIMON HOLLEY.

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • CARDIFF,SOUTH WALES, UK • #6604

You are loved, you are good people, you are honorable, and kind, and justified in your hearts to grieve, and to once again seek to find peace and innocence in all aspects of your lives.
No one expected students to go to class today to learn this terrible lesson.  It’s a difficult lesson to learn from, a lesson words cannot possibly express, and no one can comprehend. For those who grieve with heavy hearts, I am thankful that God grants us sorrow, for in it we may be reminded of our place in his hands.. and thankful for God’s compassion. Our human spirits are amazing in that we share the burden of a heavy load, with people who otherwise we may have never known. Maybe God made that empathy in our souls to remind us that sometimes it is too hard to carry that burden alone, and it is senseless for such a valuable lesson, to be learned by so few. So we have all learned, and we all now stand together, to grieve. 
My heart, and my soul, holds an investment in your grief, your peace, your forgiveness, and, in your recovery. This lowly Canadian guy who knew no one there at all, still feels the burden inside for you whom I may never meet. You are all in my prayers. Best of luck in your future to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • Rosetown, Saskatchewan, Canada • #6605

My prayers and thoughts are with you, the families and friends, that lost a dear and loved one. Sincerest condolences from Germany, we mourn with you Virgina Tech.

Tobias from Germany

April 18, 2007, 4:03am • #6606

we are with u guys and share your pain

April 18, 2007, 4:04am • lewiston, idaho • #6607

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the people affected by this tragedy. Stay strong as the whole country is mourning with you.
Timia

April 18, 2007, 4:04am • Bakersfield, Ca • #6608

Thank you for your Hokie pride.  Watching your candlelight vigil, lifted my heart.  To the parents, the siblings, the friends, the boyfriends/girlfriends.... I wish you solace.  Please let all of our thoughts and tears from across the nation and beyond give you a tiny bit of peace.
raymond
univerity of texas 1988

April 18, 2007, 4:04am • chicago, il • #6609

I live in Northern Virginia but i’m not even from the United Stated....I went to High school in Virginia and i know two fine young gentlemen who were victims of the attack on April 16.....the only words that came out of my mouth that day was “Oh my god, is that really happening” i never thought that i would lose a friend like that.....i never thought that a lives can be taken away that easily.....i never thought that anyone ever deserved that......but what i’ve always believed in was God......he knows when our time is up and he is the only one who can choose when we go....so for that… i pray to God to bless every single sole who he chose to be with him in his best places, HEAVEN. God be with us all!

April 18, 2007, 4:04am • Fairfax, Virginia USA • #6610

Ode:
Two people both alike in dignity,
In fair Virginia where we lay our scene,
From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,
Where insane hands make civil blood unclean.

The fearful passage of his death-marked bullets,
And the continuance of his prolonged rage,
Which, but their children’s end, naught could remove.

April 18, 2007, 4:04am • Verona • #6611

This was a terrible tragedy and I as an American am ashamed to see such things happen in our country.

My heartfelt condolences to all the families, friends, and community who have been affected through this awful event. May your friendships,loved ones, family, and the rest of the Virginia Tech community find healing among each other and eventually peace for all the lost souls.

April 18, 2007, 4:04am • Miami, FL • #6612

My thoughts and prayers are with VaTech and the families of the victims.  Know that the rest of the world is grieving with you and sending you support.  May you rest in peace.

~Clare Sun
University of Rochester ‘10

April 18, 2007, 4:04am • Rochester, NY • #6613

Dear Virginia Tech

MAY ALL VICTIMS LIVE IN PEACE!!!!!
May Allah take them to his arms.
I will pray for you.
Nomatter we are difference religion difference country but we are upset for this tragedy. 
My heart goes out to all the families and students of the shooting of Virginia Tech. My thoughts and condolences go out to all of those who lost someone close to them in this tragedy.

Sincerely,
Nussarin Vanichangkul

April 18, 2007, 4:04am • Bangkok, Thailand • #6614

Our deepest condolences and prayers go out to brave students, faculty, and family members of those at Virginia Tech
Dr. Rajesh Bhangale

April 18, 2007, 4:05am • Pune INDIA • #6615

i felt really sad when i read about the shooting at virginia tech...but the families of the victims are in my prayers. i pray to God all the people affected by this incident, find strength to deall with this. i know it’s hard...but the good and great God will be with you.

Myron

April 18, 2007, 4:05am • South Africa • #6616

This is Peter Hanson (54) from England absolutely shattered by what has happened. You are in my thoughts nearly all the time........and time is what you need.

April 18, 2007, 4:05am • England • #6617

I am deeply sorry about what happened to those precious young lives; whatever evil brings bad God has a plan for good. Whole korea grieves with you. God bless you VT

April 18, 2007, 4:05am • Champaign, IL • #6618

so sad to hear of the terrible tragedy our thoughts are with you all Val Jeffrey England

April 18, 2007, 4:05am • north lincolnshire england • #6619

This horrific senseless crime may never be adequately reasoned in your mind or your heart, because it is truly senseless. You must go on, we must go on--You just don’t know how life will play out and what lies ahead. There is a future.
In the mean time, gather strength from your family and the VT family--you will come through this with their help and support. Band together and share each others strength. Share the strength of your faith.  My heart feels for everyone affected by this cruel act.
Ande

April 18, 2007, 4:05am • Pottsville, Pa • #6620

While praying for all of you in the Virginia Tech family, I am reminded of how precious and irreplaceable each member of my own St. Petersburg College (SPC) family is to me.

As a psychologist stated at the convocation, having an “intact social support system” is vital. And as your student affairs rep. so brilliantly advised, “Go where you can get the best hugs.” This profoundly applicable advice reminds me of how much I appreciate my peers, faculty, administrators, and staff at SPC for their support and comfort, and some of the best hugs possible.

I truly believe in the words of your distinguished professor, Nikki Giovanni, that, no matter what, “We will prevail.” YOU, the Virginia Tech Hokies will prevail, and I support you with all of my SPC Titans heart.

I hope this letter helps you to see how unified we truly are, as academic-minded people, and moreso, as human beings experiencing this excrutiatingly painful tragedy. While some of us are in distant regions, we are really quite close to you in spirit and in purpose.

With love, hugs, and prayers,

Michele Belisle
Asst. Editor, Phi Theta Kappa-Alpha Zeta Tau Chapter newsletter, and St. Petersburg College-Honors College newsletter, Tarpon Springs Campus, Florida

April 18, 2007, 4:05am • Tarpon Springs, Florida • #6621

Small said,"But what about when we are dead and gone, will you love me then, does love go on?”
Large held Small snug as they looked out at the night, at the moon in the dark and the stars shining bright. “Small, look at the stars, how they shine and glow, some of the stars died a long time ago. Still they shine in the evening skies, for you see, Small, love like starlight never dies...”
-Debi Gliori
No Matter What

With Virginia Tech the rest of the world is crying. Let us give you our strength until you find your own again.
May God bless you and keep you.

Love, Lauren

April 18, 2007, 4:05am • Wellington, New Zealand • #6622

Its a tragedy, and Im still shocked by the news. Im sure everywhere around the globe, everyone watching feels great sadness.

We are with you in these sad times.

-melanie

April 18, 2007, 4:06am • Singapore • #6623

May God bless you all during this dark time and give you the strength to bear this burden. Take comfort in one another, support each other and reach the light at the end of the tunnel.

Thoughts and prayers from Ireland.

April 18, 2007, 4:06am • Tipperary, Ireland • #6624

Hallo, I am the sister of Assistant Professor Dr. Hanspeter Schaub (in Virginia Tech.), and I want to say how sorry I am ...

“The only important in the life are the traces of love, which we leave, wenn we leave..”

My sincere condolence!
I send you strength and love for this terrible time.
nici and family

April 18, 2007, 4:06am • Liestal, Switzerland • #6625

We give our deepest condolences to whom they lost their loved ones in this tragedy. We pray for strength for the families during this hard time, and may love to carry us through this sadness. 

Marc & E-lu

April 18, 2007, 4:06am • Emporia, KS & Blacksburg, VA • #6626

Though this terrible act occurred on your Virginia Tech campus, the entire nation feels your pain. We are extremely saddened by your loss, and our hearts go out to all personally affected.

-Mitch
University of Colorado (’02)

April 18, 2007, 4:06am • San Francisco, CA • #6627

Bless be the memory of the victims.

Claudio Luna-Illades

April 18, 2007, 4:06am • Tel Aviv, Israel. • #6628

My heart goes out to everyone who lost someone at the Virginia Tech shooting and to those who got injured physically and mentally.

For those who lost their lives: rest in peace. Know that you wont be forgotten.

My sincere condolences.

April 18, 2007, 4:06am • Brussels, Belgium • #6629

Hokie Pride shall NEVER be denied!  Mere words cannot possibly do justice to the feelings we all share.  This Seminole bows his head in sadness to your pain, but is awed by the strength in your hearts.

Steven L. Sears

April 18, 2007, 4:06am • Glendale, CA • #6630

I’m very shocked about the nightmare, who cost so many innocence victims.Much to the shock of the world something really unwanted has happened in the VT University campus. I express my deepest feelings to all Members of VT. I feel that all of you can stand united to raise to the occasion and remember under these circumstances you have to share your feelings among yourself. God bless you ... In minds Andreas-Dagobert Will

April 18, 2007, 4:06am • Rostock Mecklenburg Vorpommern Germany • #6631

Among all the sadness, know that you all are in the hearts and prayers of millions and millions of people. The light of life will go on. Be strong, be mindful and don’t ever forget! Remember their lives, smiles and what they each gave to you. The roar of all those lives lost will be more deafening than they’re untimely silence. Remember them! May God comfort you all!

April 18, 2007, 4:07am • Sicklerville, New Jersey • #6632

i am sorry for all died and thier familes
i cant say more saying than ‘’ GOD always be with those victims and thier familes and to all of you in sorrow!!!!’’

April 18, 2007, 4:07am • Addis Ababa,Ethiopia • #6633