Condolences, April 18, 2007

I cry
For the lives that have been lost.
For the dreams that have been shattered.
For the sister, brother, mother, father, uncle, nephew, niece, cousin, friend, and loveone that have been taken.
For the brother, the son, the cousin, the friend, the soul who has done the forsaken.
For the pain, the anguish, the sadness that we all feel.
For the rooms, chairs, seats, places that have been left empty.
I cry

April 18, 2007, 4:19am • Warsaw, Poland • #6734

From Honolulu Hawaii, May our prayers be heard and may our Lord and savior Jesus Christ be with you all, especially the families who lost loved ones.  May God provide healing, discernment, wisdom and love to all those affected.  May God continue to unite the Hokie nation and keep them pressing on in their daily walk.  Aloha and God bless, Sean Nakamoto Honolulu, HI

April 18, 2007, 4:19am • Honolulu, HI • #6735

Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Estella

April 18, 2007, 4:19am • Romania • #6736

Our thoughts and prayers are with you!
MMag. Elisabeth G. Weber & her students

April 18, 2007, 4:19am • Vienna, Austria, Europe • #6737

My heart goes for all the victims....may their soul rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 4:19am • Shyam/Hyderabad,India • #6738

Quisiera expresar mis mas sinceras condolencias..y darles mucha fuerza a todos ustedes ..que dios les de paz a todos un abrazo muy grande. FUERZA Y MUCHA FÉ, que Dios les bendiga

April 18, 2007, 4:19am • Valparaiso, Chile • #6739

It was with stunned disbelief I heard of the tragedy at Virginia Tech. I share with you my condolences and sadness. The loss of lives and the grief of loved ones and sympathetic people the world over is so great. Time may heal but this day will never be forgotten. My thoughts are with you.

April 18, 2007, 4:19am • New Zealand • #6740

There are no words that can even touch upon what this nation is feeling right now. I am speechless. When I heard about what happened, I dropped everything I was doing and just stared, petrified. I still cannot, nor will I ever be able to comprehend why anyone could even think about doing such a inhumane act.

My heart goes out to all of the friends and family members of those who lost loved ones, you are all in my prayers. May those who lost their lives be forever remembered for who they are and not what happened to them on this horrific day.

-Raman
U. Washington

April 18, 2007, 4:19am • Seattle, WA • #6741

I am deeply sadden by this tragedy which I still can’t believe happened. My heart goes out to all the students and teachers at VT, especially the friends and families of the victims. My sincerest condolences are with you all.

David Kim

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • Anaheim, CA • #6742

Words cannot describe the terrible tragedy that has taken the lives of 32 individuals who had the world in front of them. I want to share my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the victims. My heart goes out to the entire Virginia Tech community. April 16th will be forever in our hearts and may God be with all those in mourning.

Asa

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • Tyler, Tx • #6743

Dear Virginia Tech Students,

All the way from Spain, Europe, I send you my condolences and let you know that you all are in my prayers. I have a very good friend who studies there and I can’t imagine what it would have been loosing her.
Our hearts are with you all over across the ocean.
Cristina

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • Spain • #6744

I am deeply sadden by this event and my thoughts, prayers, wishes, and hopes go out to all the students and families of those who have lost someone special...may angels lead them in..

GO HOOKIES

Patty

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • Randolph, NJ • #6745

May time heal your pain...there are no words to say...!
Silvia

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • SILVIA ,TORINO,ITALY • #6746

My heart goes out to everyone in Blacksburg and those around the world who have been affected by this tragedy.

Forever proud to be a HOKIE.

Kelly
VT Class of 2006

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • London (via Richmond, VA) • #6747

Our hearts are breaking for all the victims.  My son who is 4 1/2 asked me why did the man hurt so many people. I couldn’t explain - who could?

Sending our condolences and sympathies from across the atlantic.

Sarah, Paul, Thomas & Emily Fleet
Portchester, Hampshire, England

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • Portchester • #6748

This tragedy has affected many people in many countries. It is sickening beyond belief. Such a terrible waste of talent. Such a pathetic act and more must be done to protect the safety of students in an environment where they are supposed to feel safe at all times.
My thoughts are with everyone who knew the lost souls and their families.

Alan M Stanley

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • Birmingham, England, UK • #6749

VT
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • Oberthal, Saarland, Germany • #6750

we are shocked about what happened,we pray for all of us to be safe and live in peace.
jaafar Aslan

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • Latakia - Syria • #6751

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, their friends and classmates. We pray for the wounded that their physical recovery may be swift. We pray for the entire community that their emotional healing may also be swift. My heart goes out to them. My heart also goes out to the family of the suspect, what torture they must be experiencing. We pray also for them.
I know that Christ lives. And because he lives, we shall see our friends and loved ones again in the Resurrection. May the Lord bless and comfort us in this time of trouble.

April 18, 2007, 4:20am • Prague, Czech Republic • #6752

To the VA TECH family, friends and community:

My thoughts and prayers are with you all, stay strong and be there for each other during these difficult days.  Those loved ones who were taken away too soon will NEVER be forgotten.

GO HOKIES!

Ilse Espinoza Rothenberg

April 18, 2007, 4:21am • Honolulu, HI • #6753

The victims of this shocking deed, together with their families, will forever remain in my thoughts and prayers.
R.I.P.
From Freddie

April 18, 2007, 4:21am • London, England • #6754

My deepest condulences to all family and friends of the victims.

Monica

April 18, 2007, 4:21am • Norway • #6755

Virginia Tech Students and Faculty, Family and Friends of those that died and those injured,

You are in my thoughts and prayers.  I am so sorry

I am from Germany and when i saw it on the news i was in tears i pray for u all god bless u all
Eve

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Germany • #6756

To all the friends and families of the victims:

It breaks my heart seeing the compelling stories of these amazing students who lost their lives. From the accomplished and personable, Ryan Clark, to the kind-hearted, Reema Samaha, from these past few hours of watching news broadcasts, I truly feel like these people would’ve offered a lot to this world and it’s a shame that the world isn’t going to get a chance to see their talents in motion.

May God bless all of you who are going through this hard time. My family and I send our prayers to you all. I know it sounds cliche, but remember, though these loved ones are no longer physically here one earth, the memories of them are eternal and will last forever.

Andrew Denina

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Long Beach, CA • #6757

To the Virginia Tech Family,
The only thing that I can do for you is prayer. I know it is really sad, painful, and miserable. Very hard to forget this bad incident. Peace be with you. I will pray for all of you including the victims and survivors. God loves you all, and He is always with you. Love to all,

Sincerely,
Emma Y.

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Eugene, Oregon, USA • #6758

I feel very sorry about the victims who died with no reason.. As a Korean citizen and on behalf of my friends who cannot speak english well, I send sympathy to all the people who lost their family, and friends. ...May their souls rest in peace. 

Dong Woo Park

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Seoul, South Korea • #6759

"The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want.  He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.  He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of the death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 23: 1-4

God Bless and Live on Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Harrisburg, PA • #6760

Mein Beileid. Es finden sich einfach keine Wörter dafür.

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Bayreth, Germany • #6761

A day that has shocked the world.

My thoughts & prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community. Stay strong, support each other & remember that there are people on the other side of the world praying for peace within each and every person affected.

Ellie

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Melbourne, Australia. • #6762

Deepest condolences at this senseless waste of talent.  My thought’s are with the bereaved and those left behind, trying to make sense of all this.

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Liverpool, United Kingdom • #6763

Reading about what happened at your school horrified me. No one should ever have to go through that. My deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected...my 25 year old cousin was killed 4 weeks ago- so I know it can be hard to accept someone taking a life away...for those who are not religous I’d like to offer a thought about unexpected death: Death is the Ultimate adventure...I hope everyone lost on Monday are having a heck of a time in the life after death, and that those left behind can manage to live their lives to the fullest out of respect to those who can no longer do so. <3

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Nor Cal • #6764

My heart goes out to all of the members of the Virginia Tech family.  You are foremost in my thoughts and prayers.  May God embrace you and comfort you in your time of need.  Remember the single set of footprints in the sand and know that He will carry you when you have lost the strength to go on. 

To my brothers of the Zeta Beta chapter of Alpha Phi Omega—the brothers of Beta Rho send our deepest condolences.  We have put aside time this week to come together as a chapter in support of not only the ZB chapter, but your campus and community as a whole.  Know that APO chapters across the nation grieve with you over the loss of your friends, classmates, faculty and staff.  We are with you.

In LFS and love,

Vicky Littleton
University of Arkansas - Fayetteville
Alpha Phi Omega - Beta Rho

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Fayetteville, AR • #6765

Dear Virginia Tech Students,
My heart goes out to all of you that are affected by this terrible tradgedy.My thoughts and prayers are with you all,Always remember that God is always present,and will be with you all during your difficult time.Be strong, be there for eachother, and draw near to God as he gives you comfort.God Bless all of you, for you will always be in my prayers.

God Bless You Always,
deval

April 18, 2007, 4:22am • Ahmedabad, Gujrat , India • #6766

To all at VT, as a mother of children who have been through school and still attending school. Each day i send my children to school knowing that they are in the care of someone else for those hours, and like all parents you trust that they are safe. My heart aches for all the parents, family, friends, coleagues of all that were lost on that tragic day. For all that are having to deal with thier grief my thoughts are with you.
Marie.

April 18, 2007, 4:23am • Scunthorpe England • #6767

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sincerely,

The Bonczyk Family

April 18, 2007, 4:23am • Boynton Beach, Florida USA • #6768

God Bless you all, and Virgina Tech, and the USA,and the world.

April 18, 2007, 4:23am • Changsha,China • #6769

Dear Virginia Tech Students,
My heart goes out to all of you that are affected by this terrible tradgedy.My thoughts and prayers are with you all,Always remember that God is always present,and will be with you all during your difficult time.Be strong, be there for eachother, and draw near to God as he gives you comfort.God Bless all of you, for you will always be in my prayers.

God Bless You Always,
deval.

April 18, 2007, 4:23am • Ahmedabad,Gujrat,india. • #6770

I was astonished when I saw the headline, I can’t believe that such a bloody event can happen in nowadays civil world. May the survivors recover from the tragedy soon.

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • Wuhan, China • #6771

the effect of one persons act has devestated the whole world. i feel extremply sorry for the friends and the families who has lost someone but i also feel for the victim they had no reason to be killed.
xx

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • Sydney, Australia • #6772

I wish that the killer had received the psychiatric counseling he so badly needed.  Mental illness is treatable and when it leads to bad or violent behavior it reinforces the stigma already associated with mental illness for those who cope with the illness.

This act may also add to prejudice against foreigners.

So many are affected....  if only he could not get that gun and ammo!

Peace to all!

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • Truth or Consequences, NM, USA • #6773

May the peace of the Lord be with you all in your time of need.  My prayers and thoughts are with the entire community.

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • Winston-Salem, NC • #6774

To the students of Virginia Tech and to the friends and family of the victims:

I would like to extend my deepest sympathy and condolences to everyone for this tragic event. I may not of known anyone on your campus, but I too go to a university and I know that if this ever happened on my campus, I would have the same thoughts that you are having right now. One thing, keep the memories of the fallen within you forever. Never forget them. If you’re having trouble, seek friends and family to help you through this tough time.

God’s speed,
Richard

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • The University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama • #6775

I cannot still understand what has happened. It is indeed a sad day for humanity.What I pray is that such incidence would not be repeated in every land on earth.

It is The LORD GOD who would console the bereaved families.

My heartfelt condolence.

sammy Angamah

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • Accra,Ghana • #6776

May all you rest in peace
Bring peace to those affected by this horrific happening.

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • London, England • #6777

The fields lay stretch out, a patchwork, shades of browns and greens. I can hear the soothing rumbling of the tractors, every size with different implements attatched, doing their work.  The firs and cedars are rustling, warmed by the sun, their smell is comforting but thunder clouds over head are looming and threatening the day. In the sky, is an Eagle, she is letting a hawk know that this is her area, silently they whirl and swoop and the Hawk relents. In a close field are pheasant hens, they smell me and crouch in the grass peeking to see if I will go away while the barn cats plan their next move. It’s everyday, it’s life, one action leads to another. Drought, floods, freezes, diseases, I can’t control it, any of it and so it goes. My heart is aching with it all, pain floods my senses. I have stood in the cemetery knowing I can’t change it, children are born and children pass, they can leave us…It’s more than I can bear but I do. One day I looked out on the fields and felt the warmth, the comfort, the reality of a never ending cycle and so it goes, until the leaves turn gold and scarlet and the trees become bear of their leaves and the fields lay waiting, waiting for it all to begin again…

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • Fir Island, Washington • #6778

im a student at Las Positas College in Livermore, California… i just wanted to share my sympathy to all that had to go through this tragic time.

-Brad Corbet

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • Tracy, California • #6779

What triggers a human being to inflict this kind of brutality, we will probably never know. My heart goes out to all at the Campus and all their families and loved ones.

British Police Officer

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • Leeds, England • #6780

Last day’s event is beyond comprehension and beyond the grasp of the human mind. So many young people with dreams hopes and aspirations gone.
Shock and bewilderment has engulfed us all.

So profoundly saddened so raw are human emotions that personally I feel compelled to say:

We are all students at Virginia Tech.

Shocked beyond words,
George M.
University of Surrey
Guildford

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • UK • #6781

All the best whereever you are

April 18, 2007, 4:24am • Austria • #6782

To those families and the Virginia Tech community, I want to express my condolences and deep sorrow after this tragedy...I want you all remember that we’re all around the world praying for those who lost their lives and got wounded...we share with you families, university members, this sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 4:25am • Orleans FRANCE • #6783