Condolences, April 18, 2007

Hello everyone

I’m from Belgium and I saw the terrible news on TV.
I just wont to say how angry it makes me that something like that can happen.
My condolences to all the families and friends.

Greetings
Dirk Moermans
Tongeren
Belgium

April 18, 2007, 5:32am • Belgium • #7339

I’m from Singapore, but someone I know from online who goes to VT lost a friend. My deepest condolences go to all those affected by this awful tragedy. RIP 32 brave people.

April 18, 2007, 5:32am • Singapore • #7340

My thoughts & prayers are with all of those affected by this senseless tragedy.  My heart breaks for you all.  God bless & be with you..

Jodi King

April 18, 2007, 5:32am • grand island, ne • #7341

i’m 17 & i’m from new zealand, words can’t express how tragic this is… i’m from pretty much the other side of the world & this still deeply affects me, what an awful, unthinkable nightmare! the man that did this, i hope he rots in hell, how dare he take the lives of innocent people that are making something of themselves, i imagine he wasn’t thinking how much this would affect the familys & people around him at the time, but it should be black & white in his mind that it’s going to cause SUCH an impact on everyone… scar peoples’ lives forever, & leave them without loved ones… that murdering is NOT okay!! some people just don’t care, which is one of the worst, saddest facts of life… to those that were affected… kia kaha (be strong in maori) if only he lived to see what he’d done, my prayers are with you all…

April 18, 2007, 5:33am • new zealand • #7342

My deepest condolences to all those affected by this awful tragedy.  My heart and prayers are with you.  I pray that from this terrible tragedy you will pull through and continue to make your college and your country proud of you all.

With love,
Nicky, UK

April 18, 2007, 5:33am • United Kingdom • #7343

To all who are suffering at this tragic time, our thoughts are with you x

Lynsey & Carrie

April 18, 2007, 5:33am • liverpool, uk • #7344

I just wanted to tell you that we are very sorry for all of ur losses. it is a massive devastation and our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims and all of the students and teachers of the university. We are deeply sorry ad just wanted you to know that people are thinking of you worldwide. S.Quinn

April 18, 2007, 5:33am • Belfast, Northern Ireland • #7345

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time.God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 5:33am • Ireland • #7346

Keep your heads up.  We will get through this.  As dire as it seems now, it will get better and life will go on.

Go Hokies!

Reggie West ‘96

April 18, 2007, 5:34am • Chester, VA • #7347

I am a college student myself, I wish all the condolences to all of the family at VT. Even though I live in California, It feels like it hits home. The classmates were really brave to fight off this vilan. I hope and pray that you all will do well to cope with this tradegy.

A.M. Sacramento, CA

April 18, 2007, 5:34am • Sacramento, CA • #7348

I am not familiar with VT and the victims. But I know the feeling of losing families. I hope the victims’ relatives can take good care of themselves so that the victims can rest well in another beautiful world. God bless!

April 18, 2007, 5:34am • Tianjin PR.China • #7349

You are in my thoughts and prayers, each and every one of you. The school spirit that was so evident from the ceremony yesterday was second to none. You should be very proud of yourselves and just remember the whole world has you in its thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 5:34am • Dublin, Ireland • #7350

It was with great sorrow that I watched the events of the 16/4/07 unfold. My heart and prayers go out to all at Virginia Tech and most importantly to the family and friends of the victims. May God give you strength.

Douglas Kew

April 18, 2007, 5:35am • Harare, Zimbabwe • #7351

Je m’appelle ingrid. Je suis étudiante chimiste, en France. Je suis chez moi, je prépare sereinement mes examens quand, ce lundi 16 avril, la radio française arrete ses programmes pour annoncer une tragédie.
Une double tuerie.
Des étudiants américains massacrés par l’un des leurs. Par un ami, un copain, une simple connaissance. Des personnes, jeunes, qui pourraient être mes amis, mes frères ou moi. C’est glacial. Effrayant. Nos journaux papiers et télévisés ont fait leur première page sur ce drame.
Je ne connais aucun de ces étudiants. Je ne connais pas cette université. Je ne suis jamais venue aux Etats Unis. Mais sachez que même à l’autre bout du monde, d’autres personnes pensent à eux, à leurs familles, à leurs amis. Le temps atténuera la souffrance mais ne fera pas oublier la douleur, l’horreur.
Mes condoléences à chacun d’entre vous.

April 18, 2007, 5:35am • ingrid W., Lille, France • #7352

The Telephones

The telephone announces
That someone reaches out for you,
But you do not answer.

The telephone asserts
Your attention is required.
But you are not available.

The telephone buzzes for your friend,
Trying to find another way,
But both of you are silent.

Again the telephone demands
That you respond right now.
But you will not be moved.

The telephones sing and play and shout
For you and all the others.
You’ve become a mystery.

The telephones cry and whine and beg
Because they need you all to answer back.
But you are unfeeling. Uncaring?

The telephones vibrate and wiggle against your skin
In the pockets of your pants to tickle each of you,
But you are growing cold to these familiar touches.

The telephones wail and grieve unseen
As men carry litters to bear you each away.
All covered and zipped in black.

And when it’s clear long before it is known
That you will never again be there,
The telephones, one by one, give up.

A week from now, and then a month,
The telephones will ask… just once
To hear your voice again:

Hey! I’m busy right now.
Call back later, though.
Go Hokies!!

Doug Wesley

April 18, 2007, 5:35am • Cerrillos, New Mexico • #7353

When disaster strikes, there are no magic words that will make everything all right. For if there were, life would necessarily have to be unbearably empty and shallow in order to accommodate them.
What there is, is the opportunity and the obligation to love as you never have before. What there is, is the stimulus to take life to a higher level.

In your moments of most profound challenge, you are left with only what truly matters. And that is a powerful place to be.

When you are forced to experience life at its worst, it compels you to be your best. You must call upon a level of strength you never before knew was there.

And then, you begin to work through it. As you choose to move forward, life takes on greater, more profound meaning.

Choose to love, and choose to live. That is what you can do.

-- Ralph Marston

from Melanie T.

April 18, 2007, 5:35am • Vienna, Austria • #7354

May peace be found in your lives.  All of us will mourn with you. Be strong and keep your faith.

April 18, 2007, 5:35am • Winfield WV • #7355

God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.

He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult, he closed you tired eyes,
He whispered to you “Peace be Thine” and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You’ve left us precious memories, your love will be our guide,
You live on through your children, you’re always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you on the day God called you home

In Memory of all the Victims

April 18, 2007, 5:35am • Claremont, CA • #7356

I offer my words of condolences and pray so that those left behind may move forward and recover from their losses. And may those who leave rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • Seattle, WA • #7357

Please accept my sincere condolences.....

Please accept my sincere condolences.....

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • Busan, South Korea • #7358

Mel from London, UK
I would like to convey my deepest sympathies and condolences to all the families, friends and fellow students and staff following this senseless tragedy.  I know that you will never forget those who have died, but your pain will ease.  Remember that they will be with you alwaysx

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • London, England • #7359

Wenn du bei Nacht den Himmel anschaust, wird es dir sein, als lachten alle Sterne, weil ich auf einem von ihnen wohne, weil ich auf einem von ihnen lache. Und wenn du dich getröstet hast, wirst du froh sein, mich gekannt zu haben. Du allein wirst Sterne haben, die lachen können. (Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Der kleine Prinz)

Mein tiefstes Mitgefühl all denen die dies durchleiden mussten und den Familien der Opfer!

Wahrscheinlich brauchte der LIEBE GOTT neue ENGEL

Ich bin im Gedanken bei Euch
Martina Mielke

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • Dinslaken Deutschland • #7360

I send you my deepest condolences. Men and women of good will must continue fighting to eradicate violence and weapons from our world

Joaquin Tamames

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • Madrid, Spain • #7361

If only this world had more men and women like Liviu Librescu. The man will be remembered as a saint. Our hearts go out to the students, staff and families of all involved in this tradegy. At a time when gun crime is rising rapidly here across the pond, we think of you.

Shaun

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • Portsmouth, England • #7362

My thoughts and prayers go to all effected by this senseless act. I would urge all america to learn from this and not leave it slip into time and be a statistic. my prayers are with you all.

Sean D
Limerick
Ireland

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • Ireland • #7363

my sincerest condolences to all the families and friends of the victims and to all at Virginia Tech. Everyone here in Ireland has been greatly affected by this tragic incident also. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Jenny Murphy, Dublin

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • Dublin Ireland • #7364

Hello there VT.
My heart goes out to all of the people affected by these tragic events. I’m a lecturer at Newcastle-Under-Lyme College here in the UK, and can I say how proud I am of your staff, and their heroism during quite awful circumstances.
Rudyard Kipling’s “If” comes to mind.
Your collective community will recover, albeit slowly, and you will never forget those lost. You have my deepest sympathy.
Kindest regards
Matt Walton

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • Newcastle, England • #7365

How about changing your gun laws ???

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • UK • #7366

im not even a student but i am a big fan i love the school i want to go so badly its the best school in the country. when i heard about this tragedy i was heartbroken never in my life did i think this would happen to VT its hard to believe. my heart goes out to all the victims and there families you are in my thoughts. hokie nation will make it through have faith

love yall

April 18, 2007, 5:36am • harrisonburg, va and oxnard, ca • #7367

To all those who share in the loss, my deepest and most heartfelt sorrow to all of you and the condolences for all those who lost some one.  We all grieve and feel for you and your loss.  May the Goddess smile down upon you and comfort those who need it and may the spirit of those who are lost stay with you forever.  May the lesson learned from this never be forgotten.  Blessed be to all

April 18, 2007, 5:37am • U.T. at Austin, Texas • #7368

From London to Virginia, all our thoughts are with you.

E H Yap
University College London

April 18, 2007, 5:37am • London • #7369

God bless you!

Reinhard Bator,

professor

April 18, 2007, 5:37am • Hannover,Lower Saxony,Germany • #7370

To the parents and the community know that you are all in our prayers.

May we never forget the victims and this terrible incident that has taken so many.

April 18, 2007, 5:37am • Columbus, NE • #7371

Virginia Tech
As a family we send our deepest condolences to the victims, families, friends and everyone at VTech.  Our prayers come to you all from across the pond.
Hokies forever
Murphy~Lucas Clan

Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven’s love
Past the planets and the stars
Leave this lonely world of ours
Escape the sorrow and the pain
And fly again

Fly, fly precious one
Your endless journey has begun
Take your gentle happiness
Far too beautiful for this
Cross over to the other shore
There is peace forevermore
But hold this mem’ry bittersweet
Until we meet

Fly, fly do not fear
Don’t waste a breath, don’t shed a tear
Your heart is pure, your soul is free
Be on your way, don’t wait for me
Above the universe you’ll climb
On beyond the hands of time
The moon will rise, the sun will set
But I won’t forget

Fly, fly little wing
Fly where only angels sing
Fly away, the time is right
Go now, find the light

April 18, 2007, 5:37am • London, UK • #7372

Terrible tragedy it is. Even though I’m a Stanford Alumni, my thoughts and prayers are with all the families and people at VT. You guys are very strong and I’m certain that we all will get through this yet another day of horror. God bless you all

Daniel Markelov

April 18, 2007, 5:37am • Khabarovks, Russia • #7373

My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this terrible time.

“to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die”

God bless & take good care of each other..........

Brenda

April 18, 2007, 5:37am • Co Cavan Ireland • #7374

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this terrible time.  There are never any words that can make something so senseless feel any better.  God bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 5:37am • Culpeper, Virginia • #7375

To all the students, teachers, and families of the victims of Virginia Tec. Words cannot describe the grief that we are feeling for those who lost their lives and their families. Please know that you are not alone. Our deepest heartfelt sympathy to all of you

Dr. Ayad Al-Badrawi

April 18, 2007, 5:37am • Baghdad-IRAQ • #7376

SIGMA ALPHA EPSILOM - SAE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA DAVIS ARE WITH YOU ALL IN YOUR GREAT TIME OF NEED.

April 18, 2007, 5:38am • DAVIS, CALIFORNIA • #7377

Our hearts and thoughts are with you Great Britain is grieving side by side.  jonny mac

April 18, 2007, 5:38am • Great Britain • #7378

I pray for all, it was a stupid act.
My deepest condolences to those affected by this tragedy

April 18, 2007, 5:38am • Brazil • #7379

Although we are thousands of miles away, such a tragedy like this reminds us that we are all one.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all and the victims and their families, as well as all Hokies.
Stand strong!

April 18, 2007, 5:38am • Bakersfield, CA • #7380

Hello - I am from the UK, and am completely shocked at what has happened at your University ! my family and friends send their love, and prays to everyone at Virgina Tec.....

God Bless you all !

April 18, 2007, 5:38am • BEDFORDSHIRE, UK • #7381

Just pray, pray and pray…

April 18, 2007, 5:38am • #7382

I’m continuing to send many thoughts and prayers as I teach on the other side of the world. Times like this make the world quickly feel small.  These times also seem to make it easy to see one priority: love.

You’re each constantly in my thoughts.

A sister, a daughter, a teacher, a student, an RA, and a friend, ~sm

April 18, 2007, 5:38am • Tamuning, Guam • #7383

May God rest their souls in peace and bring strength to their loved ones.

Zia
Nova southeastern Uni.

April 18, 2007, 5:39am • Davie, Florida, USA • #7384

To VirginiaTech and all families who are grieving the loss of a beloved one: Grace, mercy and peace from the heavenly God, the Father, and Christ Jesus who is Lord over all.

Rev.G.Riemer
Intercultural Reformed Theological Training (IRTT),
The Netherlands

April 18, 2007, 5:39am • The Netherlands • #7385

my prayers and thoughts are with you guys all the way and so is my whole family, life moves on…

April 18, 2007, 5:39am • Guam, USA • #7386

I was shocked when I heared what has happend in US.What I can do is to pray all the dead people incluing the murder .God wlii be there.It is’t time to shed tears.We needn’t tears.What we need is to think about the reason and what we shoull do .

April 18, 2007, 5:39am • China • #7387

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Markus Omlin

April 18, 2007, 5:39am • Basel, Switzerland • #7388