Condolences, April 18, 2007

May God bless you and keep you during this time of such deep sorrow.  May He bring comfort to your soul.  May He bring strength to the families and friends of the victims.  May He hold you in the palm of His hand.  May He bring wisdom to the investigators.  May He, some day soon, bring joy back to the campus of VT.

April 18, 2007, 7:19am • High Point, NC • #8345

I don’t even know where to begin… As a Radford graduate, a native Roanoker, and a Hokie-at-heart, my heart is breaking. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be closer at this time, but no matter the distance, I am there in heard, mind and soul.

~Kristi
RU 2001

April 18, 2007, 7:19am • Staten Island, NY • #8346

To All Virginia Tech Faculty, Students and Community:

We are so sadden for this tragedy crisis. You’re remember and our prayer and blessing is with you all that you will find the strngth to keep you strong in this difficult time.

We lose someone we love deeply and yet the loss seems too great to bear
God sends us prayer and friends to comfort us
To show that he deeply are with you all in this time

But in the dark hours of the night
When there’s nobody else around...He is there in prayer. When we feel the saddest and loneliest
It’s there God’s love can be found to keep each of you strong and in unity.

Those we Love remain with us,
for Love itself lives on.
The love will never fade as its stay in our heart.

Those we Love can never be,
more than a thought apart,
for as long as there’s a memory,
they live on in our heart...and in our prayer.

Thinking of you all,

Marian M. Inguanzo, MSW, ACSW - Puerto Rico

April 18, 2007, 7:19am • Puerto Rico • #8347

I am a radio broadcaster in Peoria, Illinois.  On behalf of all our listeners, we send our deepest sympathy and condolences to those who lost their loved ones.  All of Central Illinois is praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • Peoria, IL • #8348

To all the students, staff, families and friends of VT,
I am so saddened by this tragedy. As a university student in Australia, I can only imagine the shock and grief you must all be suffering. My thoughts are with you.
Sara

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • Sydney, Australia • #8349

I have spent very happy days in Blacksburg as a Virginia Tech graduate student and this tragedy has saddened me deeply. This school should be remembered for the quality of education and life-enriching experience. My thoughts and prayer are with the people who have lost someone loved in this absurd and incomprehensible way. The whole world is mourning with you. God bless.

Laura

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • London, U.K. • #8350

to all at vtech, i hope that you all have the strengh you need in this difficult time.its hard to find more words...may god bless you all chris

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • Germany • #8351

My name is Amber and I live in Jacksonville, FL. When I heard what had happened at VT I was mortified. I could’nt believe it. My thoughts and prayers are with those who have lost someone and those who were injured.

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • Jacksonville, FL • #8352

From the people of INDIA, condoloences to all the families who lost their dear ones in the coldblooded massacre.

Shobhan

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • INDIA • #8353

Hokie Family, you all are in our prayers. God’s blessings be with you today and always.

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • Catonsville MD USA • #8354

Our thoughts are with all the victims and families of this terrible tragedy, even as far away as in Scotland, United Kingdom

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • UK • #8355

To all those effected by the tragic events on april 16th, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time, god bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • Belfast, N.Ireland • #8356

I am still in disbelief....may God be with you all in this time of need....

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • jason lebanon,nj • #8357

Prayers are extended to all victims, family members, friends and students of VT. No one can make sense of this terrible situation but I pray that you find peace one day so the memory of your loved one shines bright.

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • #8358

My thoughts go to the families of the victims and the students of virginia tech. I am not American, nor have ever lived in the US nor studied there, but what has happened goes beyond all differences and commonalities. God bless the soul of those who died and give strength to their families and friends.
A.I.A.

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • Cairo, Egypt • #8359

I was so ready to write this email.  Now that I’m sitting here at my computer, I’m totally speechless.  Your friends, family, and loved one’s have been called by the Lord and they etered the gates of heaven on April 16, 2007. 
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, as we all mourn togather. 
How can One be so angry at the world?  PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!  Let’s love one-another.  This world is a wonderful place to be. 

Dee

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • Delmar, DE • #8360

Our family is so deeply saddened for your loss.  Our prayers are with you all.  S. D’Amato

April 18, 2007, 7:20am • Trumbull, CT • #8361

I am part of the NRV family.  As I grieve for the losses from this horrific crime, I also send up thanksgiving for the heroism, maturity, and solidity that all at the University: students, teachers, staff, have shown in this horrible time of sadness, of innocence lost.  I am proud to be a part of this community and I am proud of all of you.

My prayers, condolences and any help I may find to benefit those that have survived this event go out to all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:21am • Radford, VA • #8362

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April 18, 2007, 7:21am • chungking china • #8363

I can’t even find the words to describe how sorry I am for everyone at VT, the families, friends, faculty, and support staff. All my thoughts are with everyone there, and with everyone that was lost.

Ian

April 18, 2007, 7:21am • Etters, Pa • #8364

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this horrific time.  Virginia Tech seems like an incredible school.  Hang in there.

Karen Brakeley

April 18, 2007, 7:21am • Hockessin, Delaware • #8365

I pray that you all will walk in the peace that passes all understanding and that God will see you through this terrible tragedy. I pray that you will not be angry at a whole nation because of the actions of one misguided person. I also pray that God will comfort you. My son starts college next fall at University of Missouri Rolla engineering and technologies school and I worry about him. My sincerest sympathies and sadness in the loss of your children and professors. Mrs. Kerri Jenkins

April 18, 2007, 7:21am • California, Missouri • #8366

We deeply express our sympathy and condolences to the Virginia Tech community. -Klarizze and Karima P.

April 18, 2007, 7:21am • Philippines • #8367

My nephew is a student and I felt total horror and then utter relief in finding out he was safe.  My family is fortunate.  My prayers are with all the people who were impacted with this senseless act of violence.  The human spirit will prevail and grow stonger.

April 18, 2007, 7:21am • florence, Sc • #8368

We know the effects of National Tragedies. People mourn and the mourning slowly wanes. No matter how much mourning we do, it can’t change the past. That’s a given. But we all know we may be able to change the future. We can channel our anger and sadness into compassion and love. Let people mourn, but to say that their love is fake and that they are the type of people that drove this madman to kill is wrong. We should never lose hope in the potential that we have as humans. We have the power to do so much wrong, but we also have the power to do so much right. This one kid killed 30+ people. I know I have the power to help and breathe life into more than 30 people. We all have that power and we can all utilize it. National Tragedies don’t have to be short-lived. If we become better because of it then those people who died will live on with us til’ the day we die. It doesn’t have to end here.

This is a nice thought copied from my space..

April 18, 2007, 7:21am • Miami, Florida • #8369

While I realize that the actual levels of your pain and sorrow are beyond what I could imagine, please know that through prayer you can find comfort.  You are in the prayers of my family and me.  God Bless you.

April 18, 2007, 7:21am • Kenner, Louisiana. United States of America • #8370

I live in VA and can’t even express how I hurt for all of you and the even the shooter and his family.  I couldn’t imagine if anything like would have happened while I was in college.

Just know, you don’t have to be a Hokie, or a Virginia or an American to share your grief, you only have to be human.  I cry with you, pray for you and think about you everyday.

April 18, 2007, 7:21am • Colonlial Heights, VA • #8371

To all Virginia Tech students and the entire community.  Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.  May God’s light help to guide you through this very difficult time and may the forgiving and healing begin soon.

April 18, 2007, 7:21am • Newark, Delaware • #8372

Every parent’s worse nightmare come true. I kissed my children carefully that night before bed.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.  God Bless....Helen

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • Auckland, New Zealand • #8373

I’ll pray for their parents and friends. I’m sure their souls will be with them forever.

Stefania

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • Turin, Italy • #8374

I really cant believe that somebody could do such a terrible thing to such innocent people. To the families who have lost thier loved ones my prayers are dedicated to you. At this terrible time try to think that these unfortunate loved ones are in paradise now a place that their murderer wont be.  x

Katie/ Wales UK

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • Wales • #8375

Your are in my thoughts and prayers for all the families who have lost loved ones, for students and staff who were injured and for the whole college community.  We will ever remember you and this tragic time.  Know that God will be with you and see you though this tragic time.

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • Lancaster, PA • #8376

Our most sincere condolences on the loss of 32 victims.
Family Kytölä from Finland

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • Helsinki, Finland • #8377

YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS...GOD WILL SEE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU THROUGH THIS...MAY GOD BLESS EVERYONE OF YOU...A>ROCHA

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • LISBON,PORTUGAL • #8378

To every one at Virginia Tech, We are so sad to think of the pain you are all going through at this time.
This is a time for friends and families to stick together and become one.Embrace those who have no one for support and please be brave.
I know I can speak for the whole of the UK, when I say we are all thinking of you.
God bless you all. xxx

love Katie, Ryan, and Grace.
xxx

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • ENGLAND • #8379

My prayers to Virginia Tech students and faculty, family and friends of those died and injured.  May God give all strength and bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • Jakarta, Indonesia • #8380

Sajnálom nagyon ami történt!!!:(

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • Hungary • #8381

Our Thoughts are with you all Virginia Tech for the Students, Teachers, Staff, Families who lost there loved ones on April 16th. May God bless you all at this sad time! May you all be strong in the coming days months and years! We are all thinking of you all in are hearts!

Yours Sincerely
Rachel Carroll

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • Co. Dublin Ireland • #8382

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, students and staff.  Sending much respect and condolences from Lock Haven University… hang in there VT.

April 18, 2007, 7:22am • Chad and Grace- Lock Haven, PA • #8383

I will pray for those who died. May God be with you always and let you guys overcome the sadness.

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Taiwan • #8384

You’re in my heart, I’m hoping this message will comfort, in some small way, for your terrible loss. With my deepest sympathy, Denis

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Fort Wayne, IN • #8385

My Junior and Freshmen Hokie refer to me as the “Hokie Papa”. This week, the sorrow I have felt has made me feel like a “Hokie Papa” not just for my own two beautiful Hokies, but for all of you. Family members have been lost this week and as is the case of all loved family members - They will never be forgotten.....My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Round Hill, VA • #8386

This hordendous crime has shocked the world, nothing can lift your sadnss but take comfort in knowing we are all thinking of you, your friends and families, and hope that time will ease your hearts and minds. Liz Price

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Newport, Shropshire, England • #8387

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at V-Tech.  None of us can truly understand the pain and sorrow you are going thru.  May knowing others care bring you some peace.  Debbie

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Indianapolis, IN • #8388

There are no words, but we are all thinking of you and those who have gone.

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Scotland • #8389

May time and the love of those who love you bring peace of heart.  I send you prayers and light.
Monica

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Hebron, CT • #8390

My families prayers are with all of you.  You cannot let this cowardly act deter you from continuing on life’s mission.  Share your grief with all of us and allow time to heal, but then start taking those steps forward to become the type of Americans that we are in desperate need of today.  God Bless You All!

Tom Winebrenner

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Frederick Maryland • #8391

I would like to express my sadness for the tragic events which have happened during the last few days.

My prayers are with the relatives of the victims and I hope that god will give them the courage to bear through these tragic times.

Manek Shergill

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Delhi, India • #8392

Death is factual and we all depart this life. But some losses are for ever and a day kicked our head to pose us why it has happened. Sometime we blame a person sometime we do not have any answer. This is the one of the tragic history in the educational world where we could not find any clear answer. Why did that happen to those innocents? I can’t consider what happened in VTech that was enormously shocked me till now. I love Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania...and so on. I love community and natural beauty of these three states. VTech is one of the dream campuses for us. It is really hard to muddle through with the recent occurrence where we have lost some of our best future. It is even tougher for me even i was thousand mile far away from Virginia. I pray to those departed soul and wish to God if he could maintain those broken heart who lost their family members and friends. God bless all and VTECH.

KAMAL

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Sydney,NSW, Australia • #8393

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you who have lost family, friends and mentors during this senseless act. As a proud Hokie alum, this hurts deeply but it will not keep us down. Please know that all Hokies are there with you in spirit and will continue to be with you as we all move forward. We love VT and will not let this one act label our wonderful university for years to come. The sense of love and community that you have demonstrated during this horrific time is what will continue to shine for others to see who we are. WE ARE VIRGINIA TECH!

Bill Schiefelbein ‘95

April 18, 2007, 7:23am • Sugar Hill, GA • #8394