Condolences, April 18, 2007

It’s possible that God has previewed how much blood the Man would have poured towards its fellow creatures, and he do not make nothing in order to avoid it? Which father would concur with its sons that kill between they? An action of faith has asked us, without conditions, but a loving father, any thing has asked its sons, it would have yielded to their desperation! Perhaps, the averse ones exist, or the assumed “malignant genius”, without too much conviction, from Descartes… The only hope are those ignited candles and the thoughts that reach you from every part of the World… we are all survivors to this tragedy, ALL. The life on the Earth continuous without the 32 Angels, now, but we must learn in the mercy that does not yield to the rancor, we must learn the Love an other time. 
With affection for everybody…
Elvira.

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Catanzaro, Italy • #8745

Our thoughts are with you !

Lambris

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • London, UK • #8746

DEEPLY SHOCKED AND SADDENED BY WHAT HAD HAPPENED, MY HEART AND CONDOLENCES GO TO ALL THE RELATIVES AND FRIENDS OF THOSE LOST.  AS A MOTHER MYSELF I AM DEEPLY SADDENED TO THINK THAT IN TODAYS SOCIETY OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT EVEN SAFE AT SCHOOL. I DROP MY CHILDREN AT SCHOLL EVERY WEEKDAY MORNING, KISS THEM AND SAY HAVE A NICE DAY, GOODBYE, NOT THINKING THAT THIS COULD BE THE LAST TIME I THOSE WORDS TO MY PERCIOUS BABIES.  YOU WILL ALL BE IN OUR PRAYERS.

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • MIDLANDS, UNITED KINGDOM • #8747

I wish to express my condolences to all the victims , families and students of the Virginia Tech University. I was very shocked hearing of the shooting and it deeply touched and saddened me! You’re in my prayers, may God bless you and carry you through this hard time!
In sorrow, Michael Angelopoulos

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Winterthur, Switzerland • #8748

Hello,

My wife and I are first year parents with our son at another college 6 states away.  We share and feel your pain.  We are, also, very choked up and sadden with disbeliefe.  Our thoughts, prayers and wishes are with you all, your family, parents, friends and college mates.

God bless you,
Bruce and Jackie Vignal
Tacoma Washington

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Tacoma, Wa • #8749

Our deepest sympathy goes to the families who have lost loved ones, and a speedy recovery to the victims in hospital.  On behalf of the people of Scotland our thoughts are with you all.

Allan and Lorna McCallum

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Glasgow, Scotland • #8750

My heart felt sympathy and prayers go to the families and friends of each victim in this sad tradgedy.  Please know that while I did not know any of the young adults or the staff it still causes great sadness in my heart.  I pray that you will heal from this and emerge stronger not weaker.  There were so many bright young adults taken from us and now others will need to share in the cause they can no longer pursue.

Sincerely,

Joyce Ruff
Glen Allen, VA

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Glen Allen, VA • #8751

My deepest condolences for all those affected. This is a horrific tragedy that no words can express or heal. My love to all the Hokies, may you prevail and know the world grieves with you.

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Valencia, Spain • #8752

"Days”

Thank you for the days
Those endless days, those sacred days you gave me
I’m thinking of the days
I won’t forget a single day believe me

I bless the light
I bless the light that lights on you believe me
And though you’re gone
You’re with me every single day believe me

Ian

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • UK • #8753

Many prayers have been shared and raised for the Virginia Tech community and those families that have lost a special someone in their life.  Just know that you are not alone, but we stand with you during this time of great tragedy and loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God be with you and keep you and may His face shine upon you all.
E. Watkins

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Shawsville, VA. • #8754

I’m so sorry..
May you always be in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Sammamish, WA • #8755

Dear student,
I’ve been deeply touched by what has occurred on your campus.  How can I help?  I haven’t stopped thinking about you, since I heard the news on Monday.  May I drive to Blacksburg and be part of your lives, even for short time, as you reach out to heaven and each other for comfort?
I am a Christian., and the (50 yr old) youth leader of a small church 60 miles east of Buffalo, New York.
My desire is to participate in a student led prayer meeting with you. Sincerely, Mr. Chuck

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Buffalo, NY • #8756

I am very sorry for all the families who lost someone in this tragic event and all the people who were hurt may you have a speedy recovery. You are all in our prayers. May GOD BLESS all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Bloomingburg NY • #8757

my deepest sympathy goes out to the families who were affected by this horrible tragedy. i am praying not only for the families affected but also the friends of the victims and the whole community, you are in my thoughts. may God bless and comfort you all. VIRGINIA TECH is still the best college ever!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 7:47am • Christiansburg, VA, USA • #8758

My family will pray for the families of all the victims. Our thoughts are with you at all times. God be with you.

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • #8759

My heart hurts so much over this tragedy, I can’t find words to express what I want to say..... my thougts and prayers are with the families and friends of those who died and were wounded.  And to those who had to witness the terrorizing events of April 16. 

-Michael

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Charlotte, NC USA • #8760

Not sure who will read this at VT, I’m just little ol’ me in Upton Massachusetts...but I feel so horrible for what has happened. Your tradegy has even reached us in New England with two of your fellow students living only minutes from me. At this time we must all stand together...as children of God, a community, a nation...a world.

May God Bless you!
Shanna Jean
www.myspace.com/shannajackmanmusic

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Upton, Massachusetts • #8761

Courage aux familles et amis des victimes. Grosse pensée pour tout ces innocents qui ont perdu la vie dans cette tuerie…
Souvenons nous, n’oublions jamais…
~~~~~~~
Courage to families and friends of victims. Big thought for all innocents who were killed in this slaughter…
We remember, never forget…

MICHEL.L étudiante~~Student

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Savoie,France • #8762

To all whom attend or are associated with the University of Virginia Tech I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to you all. I pray GOD will intervene during this troublesome time and comfort the families of those who lost their child, father, teacher, or friend. I can not imagine your pain, although, I try to understand. I grieve with each and every family and also the state of Virginia and I like to say I love you all may GOD bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Bennettsville, South Carolina/United States • #8763

Mis más sinceras condolencias a los familiares de las víctimas, los heridos y a la comunidad universitaria de Virgina Tech.

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • University of Valladolid, Spain • #8764

No words can express the sorrow that I feel for all those involved in this tragedy.  As a parent I can only try to imagine what the families of those injured or lost are going through.  Even though words cannot comfort any of you at this time, including the student body and staff, the community, the law enforcement agents, and medical personnel; I am praying for you. My sorrow also extends to the family of the shooter, who must be devasted by the choices their loved one made.  May God comfort you at this terrible time and give you each the courage to go on.  This tragedy will never make any sense to me, your losses and pain will never be forgotten.
With care, love and deepest sympathy. 
Elizabeth

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Fulton, NY • #8765

As a 1998 Alum, I am deeply sadden to hear of this tradegy.  My heart, thoughts, and prayers go out to everyone at Virginia Tech, and I am truly sorry that my fellow Hokies are having to go through something so horrible.  My heart is with everyone there in Blacksburg, and all the families who have loved and lost.  With most sincere condolences…
Jessica Griffin Rogers

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Heathsville, VA • #8766

I am truly sorry this tragic event took place. My heart and prayers go to the familys and injured.

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Stafford Virginia • #8767

all my thoughts go out to the families and friends and local community. we pray to God to put His calm and loving hand over all those that are grieving. My condolences go out to all of you.
Cecile Koortzen

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Ireland • #8768

What can one say except I’m so sorry this has happened. As a mother,grandmother and sister I can only imagine the pain and sorrow you are going throgh. May God sustain you and may we never forget. I pray for the victims,may their suffering be short lived, may we all learn from this. You shall all be in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Pottsville, Penna. • #8769

In your time of sorrow and loss all I can do is say you are in my thoughts and prayers.  Please know that you are truly not alone - we are all standing together with you and for you.  God Bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Bunker Hill, WV • #8770

As an alumnus of Tech, I am deeply saddened by the tragedy on our campus.  Thankfully, all of our friends are safe.  We are fortunate though as so many others cannot say the same thing.  The effects of this one man’s actions reach so much farther than just West AJ and Norris.  As I sit here in my home in Maryland, I mourn the loss of gifted students, beloved teachers, and the innocence of our school.  Blacksburg IS a peaceful and beautiful oasis.  It is my second home and nothing can ever change that. 

I pray that God will grant comfort to all those who are grieving and in time help them move forward.  I pray that this will serve as a way for all Hokies to come together and help each other.  I also pray for Cho’s family because I cannot imagine the anguish they feel and the responsibility that they feel for their son’s poor choices. 

May God Bless Us All.

Kelly Beckley Shank
AAEC 2001

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Williamsport, Maryland • #8771

Our heartfelt condolences to the Virginia Tech family.

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Oklahoma City,Oklahoma • #8772

My heart and prayers go out to the families that lost their loved ones and to all the students affected by this tragic event.  God has you in his arms and is carrying you through this rough time right now.
~A~

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Canton, OH, USA • #8773

My heart aches for all of the victims, loved ones, and the tight knit community that has forever been shattered by such an unspeakable act. May love and peace find you and help begin to heal.

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • USA • #8774

Our condolences from Europe. We are all with you guys

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Madrid, SPAIN • #8775

I did not attend Virginia Tech but had a large number of friends that went there, both from my church and my employer. My prayers and thoughts go out to those families and students that lost people that were special to them. Just know that a loving God will provide the strength and hope that each one of you need to get over this horrific tragedy.

Proverbs 3:5-6
“Trust in the lord will all you heart and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge him in all ways and he shall make your path straight.”

April 18, 2007, 7:48am • Richmond, Virginia • #8776

I can’t begin to imagine what you’re all feeling at this tragic time.  Take comfort from each other and may we all ne thankful for what we have!

The thoughts of those “across the pond” are with you!

Tammi x

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Newcastle, United Kingdom • #8777

Auch ich möchte meine aufrichtige Anteilnahme bekunden.Meine Gedanken sind bei den Angehörigen die ihr liebstes auf so grausame,unvorstellbare und nicht verstehbare Weise verloren haben.Ich bin erschüttert das sowas passieren konnte.

Meine aufrichtige Anteilnahme

Manuela

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Deutschland,Germany • #8778

My heart is broken in a million pieces for everyone at Virginia Tech - especially the families and friends of the victims. Find strength in each other. Find strength in God’s love. My prayers and tears go out for you. Mary

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Red Lion, PA • #8779

As a fellow Hokie and the mom of a proud son to be attending the great university, VT, this fall, I send my heartfelt condolences. The students and community have shown the world the great strenght a Hokie possesses. With the world’s prayers, VT will heal and will be a stronger community than ever before. God bless VT and the town of Blacksburg.

VCV
Griffin, Ga.

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Griffin, Ga • #8780

Dear families,
I wish to express my condolences in this difficult moment . I hope that God in his infinit benevolence may confort you and give you strenght to move along. My deeply sorrow for your lost.

Silvia M. da Silva

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • São Paulo - Brasil • #8781

We are saddened and horrified at this incident, and are severely affected by the impact of this tragic loss of purity and innocent lives taken. We are at a loss of words as to how to convey our deepest sympathies and for the many prayers we have said over and over for the victims’ families, the VT student body, the faculty, alumni, the entire community, as well as the medical facilities, the EMS personnel, the police officers, and everyone involved in situation. Many have seen things that will forever be embedded in their memory, and many have suffered losses that can never be touched. As parents who have lost a precious child, our hearts are heavy and bleed for those parents trying to get through this horrific time. May GOD hold you in his arms and guide you to peace knowing your children are your guardian angels now forever watching over you until you can join them and hold them again in heaven. Trust in the Lord and know that if he brings you to it, he will get you through it somehow. God bless you all and know our prayers and thoughts are with you every dark hour, every tear cried, every moment spent in sorrow.

Mike, Carmen, and Alise Bailey

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Bluefield, VA • #8782

Today is my birthday but all I can think about are the victims and families of this tragic incident. I have a child in college myself and this has really had me thinking about my child’s safety at school. My thoughts & prayers go out to all victims, families & students.

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Judy in Jacksonville, Florida • #8783

I have been watching for the past two days as the horrors of this tragedy have unfolded...If it has been this upsetiing to me as a mother sitting 2 hours away with no kids old enough to be in college yet,I cannot imagine the pain and loss that everyone who has been directly affected must be feeling. Much love to all of you and you all will be kept in our thoughts.
Gwen,Emily,Christopher and Selena Wilkins

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Berryville, Virginia, USA • #8784

Certainly words cannot express the degree of sorrow and pain that we have all been during the tragedy at Virginia Polytechnic University . We have joined together in prayers for the families of persons whose lives were drastically taken from them.
May God deliver healing to those family who are with heart injured and whose lives may never be the same.

GOD BLESS YOU

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Uberlandia - MG Brazil • #8785

I want to express my deepest sympathies to all the families, students, and staff of Virginia Tech. My family is praying for each of you during this time. No matter how hard things get, you have a God and a country behind you. Hold on to the ones you love. Always remember what is important. God bless each and every one on you.

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #8786

I have spoken with my sister one of whom went to Uva and the other to UNC. I myself attended NCSU. The three of us agree that this week, we are all Hokies.
Love,
Julia

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Ithaca, NY, United States • #8787

I am a Hokie Mom.  My son is a December 2002 graduate of Tech.  My VT flag flies proudly during football season every year.  It is flying even more proudly now.  I can’t even begin to imagine what this feels like.  My heart grieves for those who were lost and their families.  My prayers go out to everyone affected, and especially to the faculty, staff, and administration of VT.  I’m proud of this university.  Rest assured that on Friday, I will proudly wear my Hokie colors. Every day I drink proudly from my “Virginia Tech Mom” coffee mug.  I am a Hokie Mom, and more than ever, I feel like a true Hokie!

As Nikki Giovanni said yesterday, “We ARE Virginia Tech.”

Barbara Simmons

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Winchester, Virginia • #8788

You are all in our thought and prayers. Your acts of kindness towards each other the past couple have days have made me realize what wonderful young adults you all are.  May you all reach out and find peace in this time of tragedy.
You are the Hokies, you are Virgina Tech!!!

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Mt. Sinai, NY • #8789

We are deeply sad, We are praying, We are proud to be your fellow Americans. 
Mark and Julie
Rolla, Missouri

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Rolla, Missouri • #8790

My thoughts and prayers are with the students and families.  We are all Hokies now!!  God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Midlothian, VA. • #8791

< My heart is full, VT is a beautiful campus nested in the mountains of Virginia a place I would offend stop by on my way from NY to Clemson.

I would walk around the campus admiring the stone work, Landscape and chatting with students.

My thought and prayers are with all,

“You were tired out by the length of your road, [Yet] you did not say, ‘It is hopeless.’ You found renewed strength, Therefore you did not faint.  Isaiah 57:10

Barrie S.

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Atlanta, GA • #8792

i’m in shock about what happend at virginia tech.. i still cant belive it is real.. but i wish Good luck to the family and friends who lost there loved ones!!

April 18, 2007, 7:49am • Breda, the Netherlands • #8793

It’s difficult to express the sorrow we’ve felt as we’ve watched people we love, the school that we love, and the community that we love go through so much pain. Our thoughts are with those who have lost so much, and our hope is that they can find the strength to make it through. We are proud to be Hokies.

Mike & Ashley Brody

April 18, 2007, 7:50am • Ashburn, VA • #8794