Condolences, April 18, 2007

How can we feel safe again after such a tragedy occurs in our second home, college?

The world mourns with Virginia Tech.

Although the healing process will be long and painful, I trust this tragedy will only make all of us stronger as we get close to each other.

The Alba Family

April 18, 2007, 7:37am • Buenos Aires, Argentina • #8595

My thoughts and prayer go to the families and friends of those killed. May the Lord guide you during this difficult time

April 18, 2007, 7:37am • Palos Heights,IL • #8596

I am sorry to hear this news. It is a pity.
Let’s remember those victims in this event.

April 18, 2007, 7:37am • China • #8597

I am very astounded and regrettable to this tragedy. But what makes me fear is the effect after this event. Will it sweep a serious Asia exclusiveness wave? Will school have opposition? I am really worry about this.

April 18, 2007, 7:37am • Taoyuan • #8598

I am deeply saddened by the horrific events.  My thoughts and prayers are with the entire VT community.  Virginia Tech is a beautiful campus and I hope the scar that the gunman left will fade quickly through the kindness of the survivors and the support of those of us that love the area.

April 18, 2007, 7:37am • PA • #8599

From one College of Agriculture to another, our thoughts are with you at this time.

We will never know what caused this anger, but with time, paitence and hope we can overcome.

April 18, 2007, 7:37am • Bicton College of Agriculture, Devon, United Kingd • #8600

To all the students at VT and their families, to all those whom lost a daughter, son, a relative at VT from my family to all of you our prayers are with you now and always.  It is a very sad moment for the entire state of Virginia and the country.  Please keep the faith and stay strong for yourselves and the people/students continuing their education at this University.  Unfortunately, life must go on, but make sure you will always have a spot in your mind and heart to those who lost their precious lives there.  Keep the faith, hope alive.  May God bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:37am • Coral Springs, Florida - USA • #8601

May the victims relax in heaven.
And may god bless VTers and all friends.

April 18, 2007, 7:37am • China, P. R • #8602

The sheer scale of this horror is dumbfounding.  Let us probe, as a global nation, the reasons behind this gross tragedy and take steps to prevent it ever occurring again.

My thoughts and prayers are with all those families and friends who are now grieving.

May those who died have eternal rest, and let perpetual light shine upon them.  May they rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 7:37am • St Andrews, Scotland. • #8603

May God bring you all peace and comfort as you grieve.
Buona Fortuna A Tutti Voi.Ciao!
Mauro Gallucci

April 18, 2007, 7:37am • Chieti,Italy • #8604

I lost my 14 year old daughter 4 years ago.  My heart goes out to the families, friends who have suffered a loss. 

Find strength in those around you. 

We are praying for you and your loved ones

The Cardwell’s

April 18, 2007, 7:38am • Caledon East, Ontario, Canada • #8605

My heart goes to the community of VT.  You are all in my prayers.
B. Tolbert

April 18, 2007, 7:38am • Columbus, Ga. 31906 • #8606

Our country and our world mourns with Virginia Tech and the surrounding community. May all of you find comfort in knowing that in this tragic time, you are lifted up in prayer. Your grief is shared by so many. God’s blessings to you today and in the days ahead.

April 18, 2007, 7:38am • Collierville, TN • #8607

The world is feeling your pain.  I am a mom of a freshman in college in Pennsylvania.  I can’t even imagine your pain. I feel for each and everyone affected by this.  I wish there were something I could do. We have your family at Virginia Tech in our prayers.  God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 7:38am • Coatesville, PA • #8608

The entire Virginia Tech & Blacksburg community are in our hearts, thoughts, and constant prayers.

We hurt for all of you. What happened is so unfathomable.

May God place each and every one of you in His Loving Arms - hold you up - give you strength - May He also bless the Virginia Tech & Blacksburg community & make it stronger than ever before.

We will never forget.............

Matthew & Kimberly

April 18, 2007, 7:38am • Brandon Florida • #8609

I’m writing from Italy to express my grief over the senseless killing of so many innocent people. My heart aches thinking of all those young lives cut far too short. The victims and their loved ones are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless them all!

Carla Polastro-Nigro

April 18, 2007, 7:38am • Castelnuovo Belbo, Asti, Italy • #8610

After several gun shooting crimes happened in schools and universities, it is really the time for the government to review their policy on gun or weapons regulation, right? I can’t see any good reason for people carrying a gun in a peaceful place.
Hope this sad thing will not happen ever again.
Even, I am on the other side of the earth, please sending my deeply sorry for the families lost their loves.

April 18, 2007, 7:38am • Shenzhen, CHINA • #8611

Our family has been lifting you up in prayer since the beginning of this ordeal.  We pray that God will give you comfort and strength through this terrible storm.  We are proud of you students and the way you have handled everything.  God will prevail and so will you.

Dan and Deanna Dunnavant ‘97 and ‘98

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • Mechancsville, VA • #8612

To all that keep Virginia Tech close to their heart, We will get through this horrific tragedy.
M. Didio co99

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • Portsmouth, VA • #8613

To all the families and friends who have lost their loved ones, my thoughts and prayers are with you through this difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • Roscommon, Ireland • #8614

My sadness is out of word.To the young souls,the families that lost their lovers,I do pray for you.I do hope no such thing happen any more,never,never,never!!

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • changsha China • #8615

I Feel and Pray for those victim in the recent shot out at Virgina Tech University. May it not happen again in Jesus Name.
Caleb Nkem Okpala,
Delta State,
NIgeria.

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • Obairuku, Delta State, Nigeria. • #8616

I saw the news and couldn’t believe my eyes.... I am so sorry for what happened.
My thoughts are with the victims and their family’s. May you find the strength to overcome this.
Kim van Bladeren

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • The Netherlands • #8617

My family from Birmingham, Michigan expresses nothing but sorrow and sympathy for every person affected by Monday’s horrific crime. With a daughter in her freshman year away at school, we cannot begin to imagine the pain and agony reverberating in the hearts of the families of those who were murdered. May your hearts and souls find solace and peace every minute forward.

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • Birmingham, Michigan • #8618

I live in Italy and i’m shocked by the fact. I’m saddened and I pray for the victims and their relatives.

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • Bellinzago Novarese, Italy • #8619

Praying for all of you.  Sue and family

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • England, U.K. • #8620

People all over the world feel for the victims, survivors, and their friends and families. I particularly find that tonglen practice is useful when I hear of distressing and painful news. 

Instructions for tonglen practice:
Visualize someone to whom you feel very close, particularly someone who is suffering and in pain. As you breathe in, imagine you take in all their suffering and pain with compassion, and as you breathe out, send your warmth, healing, love, joy, and happiness streaming out to them.

May all find peace.

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • Kathy, London, England • #8621

ALL THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AT THIS DEEPLY SAD TIME. MY OLLEGE ALSO MOURNS WITH YOU.

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • SIDNEY, MICHIGAN • #8622

God bless each and everyone one of you and know that we are thinking of you and praying for you every day.  We are so sorry that this has happened.  Take care...and love and hugs to all of you at Virginia Tech and to the families and friends of the victims.

The Mahars

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • Pembroke, Maine • #8623

We are so sorry for your horrific losses.  Please know that we are praying for you.

The Seifert’s

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • TF, MN USA • #8624

I express my deepest sorrow and grief the most unfortunate event of campus shoot on 16th April.

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • dantuluri naveen varma , bhimavaram, andhra prades • #8625

Canada mourns with you.

April 18, 2007, 7:39am • Cambridge, Ontario, Canada • #8626

There are no words,to try to put a meaning on this sensless tragedy;you have my prayers,thoughts and yes,my tears.Give each other a hug,a smile;stay strong for each other.May the heavens above hear our cries, so this will never be repeated,and heaven bless all of you!!

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • orange park fl • #8627

we are all with you...alberto segalla

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • University Of Padova,ITALY • #8628

Walk in Gods hand and know peace.  We love you all you are our brother and sisters in the Hokie Family and we will never forget.

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Blacksburg • #8629

It really sadden me to know all these innocient people lost there lives. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families of the victims,also all the studients of Virginia Tech, and the community.

Terry Eveleigh
Rigolet,Newfoundland,Canada

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Canada, Newfoundland • #8630

Deep Condolence!
This is yet another gun related tragedy.
When will this issue of gun control in the US be addressed?
Until iit is, these tragedies will continue, I am afraid.

It is a very sad situation.

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Oslo, Norway • #8631

our thoughts and prayers at with you at this most difficult and harrowing time.

Michael Burke
Arlena Kuczynska
Julia Rose Burke

London England

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • London England • #8632

To all Virginia Tech Students, Faculty and Families

Our deepest condolence.

Lee Family

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Philadelphia, PA • #8633

I know how it feels to have pain in your heart. i just wanted you to know that it’s ok to cry. Just look to the hills from which cometh your help,because all your help comes from the LORD.
So cry let it out and know the God is with you.

Love,
Tay

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Chesapeake,VA, USA • #8634

I am a parent of a university student in Thunder Bay Ontario Canada. I can’t imagine going through an ordeal like this. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way!

P. Shackelton

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Oshawa Ontario Canada • #8635

The winds and dark clouds haunting Charlottesville are symbolic of our grief. With time the winds will fade, and the clouds will whiten. Universities will remain sanctuaries disturbed by tragedy, but will live on and flourish as a testament to those we have lost.

Michael Phillips

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • University of Virginia • #8636

my sympathies to all familiar of the young assassinated in the Virginia tech

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • deysefigueiredo@yahoo.com.br • #8637

My words won’t be able to heal your grief.  I am so deeply sorry for this tragedy. My heart goes out to all of the young students who is experiencing this pain for the first time,the staff and administration who are holding on to strength and the many families so gravely touched by this horrible occurance.  The road will be long and the world is grieving with you. Blessed be.

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Portland, ME • #8638

My condolences for all the Virgina Tech community.

Xavier

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Barcelona • #8639

Our hearts mourn with each of you. You are in our prayers and our hope is that you will be comforted in knowing that your loved ones are safe in the arms of God. Even in death the lives of each victim have become shining lights for courage, determination, concern for others - lives cut short but lives well lived.

For now, we are ALL Virginia Tech.

Peter and Donna Soboslai

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Greenwood, SC • #8640

To the families of the fallen: You have endured the unimaginable. It is terribly difficult and painful, but you must go on to honor your loved ones. It is the nightmare of any of us who have sent our children to college.
To the students:  You must carry on and do good things to honor your friends. None of them would want you to stop living. The best way to memorialize your fallen friends is to live well, accomplish the best things you are able to, support each other and make doing good and charitable things part of your life.
Stan Eisen

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Rockaway Park, New York • #8641

My thoughts and prays go out to everyone involved in this shocking incident.  This has had an impact in all our lives. 
God bless you all.
DJ

April 18, 2007, 7:40am • Sydney, Australia • #8642

WHY????...........im sat here at my desk at work trying to find the right words to put down about my feelings for the rencent horrific events. Its hard to try and imagine going through something like what the students and teacher and the families of them victims have just been put through. Its hard enough reading and hearing about it in the news. Its so sad, i have a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach just trying to type this. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone effected by this tragic event.
Elaine. xxxx

April 18, 2007, 7:41am • Sherwood, Nottingham - England • #8643

To all the students, staff, families and lost loved ones:

I am in total shock that this tragic disaster has happened in our wonderful state of Virginia. I have been watching TV and cannot comprehend all the grief and hurt all of you have and will be going through. My father was from Fincastle, VA and I have lots of cousins and an Aunt still living there.  So I love Virginia dearly, it is my second home.

May God Bless you all and I will keep you in my prayers.

Love,

Shirley Cox

April 18, 2007, 7:41am • Columbus, Ohio • #8644