Condolences, April 18, 2007

No one can possibly know how you are feeling, but know that there are thousands of people praying for all of you.  There is only one who can bring you peace and He is alwaya willing to listen to you.  May God bring peace and goodness out of this terrible tragedy. God loves you and so do we, allow yourself to feel His prescence.

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Orangeburg, SC, USA • #9595

Sincere sorry and sympathy to all the families and friends of the victims you are all in our thoughts and prayers

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • ireland • #9596

On April 16th, 2007 many lives have been changed forever.  Why is there so much violence and hate in the world today???  When will it ever stop.  I feel very sad for all the people who have been touched by this terrible shooting.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all, as is the rest of the world. 
Time heals but it does not forget. 
God bless you all.

Heidi Spencer

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada • #9597

I was shocked and saddened to hear of the events of 16 April.

My thoughts are with you all.

Nikki

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Hampshire, UK • #9598

My heartfelt prayers are with the Virginia Tech community of students and their families and all of those who are mourning with you.  May each of you find the inner strength to share your individual gifts of love and friendship to comfort each other throughout life’s long journey. Love and hugs to each of you from a Hokie Mom with a heavy heart full of tears and a mind full of confidence in each of you.  Cindy Eckley

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Derwood, Maryland • #9599

I can’t imagine how all of you feel when I can’t stop thinking about the tragedy and I live in Minnesota.  Just know that God is with you all.  I am praying for comfort for the entire Virginia Tech community.  God Bless all of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Chanhassen, Minnesota • #9600

My deepest condolences to all families and friends of Virginia Tech community. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Danny Tong
Singapore

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Singapore • #9601

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every student, family member, and faculty member that has had to witness Monday’s tragedies at VirginiaTech.  Not just to those who have passed but to those who will live with this memory.  Time will lessen the pain but never heal the pain.  Keep your heads high and smile because those students and faculty we lost are looking down helping to you get through this.

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • Chestertown, Maryland • #9602

We are from Drexel University in Phila. Our hearts and Prayers go out to you at V.T. Find the comfort in one another and continue to pray. Our deepest condolances. God Bless You

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • phila. pa. • #9603

Our thoughts are with you all at this terrible time. One cannot begin to imagine the horror, pain and just sheer incomprehension you must be feeling. Here’s hoping that you can all someday move on and get on with your lives.

Jason

April 18, 2007, 8:27am • London, England • #9604

My sympathy,thoughts and prayers are with the family,faculty,community and victims of this horrific and senseless tragedy.May Our Lord Savior place his Healing and Loving hands upon each and everyone of you in this time of mourning and Healing."when they call to me,I will answer them;when they are in trouble,I will be with them.Psalm 91.Raul Contreras

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Waco,Texas • #9605

To all of the Family and Friends, Students and Facility of VA TECH.  My family extends their prayers of support and love to you all.  I attended Tech 77-79.  I know the love and strength of the school.  Please accept our sympathies and love for everyone involved.  Karen and Family

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Brick, NJ, USA • #9606

I am deeply saddend by what has happened.  I am unable to express the pain that I feel for the family and friends who have lost love ones.  May God be with you in your time of need and always.  May he help you thru this terrible time, and help the loved one that are now with him.  Your all in my thoughts and prayers.  Amen

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Geneva, Ohio • #9607

Our thoughts and prays are with you all.  May those were lost rest in peace and those who are grief-strickened heal in their appropriate time.

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • North Attleboro, MA • #9608

There are no words to express the sorrow that we feel for the parents and friends of the students that have passed much too soon.  Remember the good times, the smiles, the tears.  The hearts of nation and the world are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Montgomery, al • #9609

Our hearts ache for all of you. Our deepest sympathies go out to the families.  We will never forget your loved ones.
We are so proud of the resilience and spirit shown by the entire Hokie Family.  It makes us proud to call ourselves Hokies. 
Alan & Sarah
VA Tech class of ‘96

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • New Jersey • #9610

My heartfelt condolences to the students, faculty and families affected by Monday’s tragic events. Please urge your government to change their gun laws to protect future Americans.

D.Weston

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Melbourne, Australia • #9611

The world stands behind your community praying. Remember your words of strength:

Tech Triumph
Techmen, we’re Techmen, with spirit true and faithful,
Backing up our teams with hopes undying;
Techmen, Oh, Techmen, we’re out to win today,
Showing pep and life with which we’re trying;
V.P., old V.P., you know our hearts are with you
In our luck which never seems to die;
Win or lose, we’ll greet you with a glad returning,
You’re the pride of V.P.I.

-Stacy Dellinger, Paciulli, Simmons & Associates

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Fairfax, Virginia • #9612

Virginia tech has always been an important part of my life.  I met my husband while living in Christiansburg.  He had taken a job in the local area and was my neighbors boss.  When I first saw all the flags and decals people had on their cars for games, I thought they were nuts.  But we now have seasons tickets and our car is one of those with all the HOKIE stuff.

It is difficult to express my emotional response to what has happened.  It is more than a tragic event.  It’s like some one came in our home and robbed us.

But the HOKIE nation is strong and will continue on with heads high.

LETS GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!

To all the families and students and staff our thoughts are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • North Charleston, South Carolina • #9613

it is a sad day for every body . we will remember them . i will pray for every mother , father , wife and kids who lost some body . all kuwaitian will pray for USA . you are strong nation and i’m sure that you will moving on . thanks and god bless usa .

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • kuwait • #9614

I am a recent graduate of Virgina Tech I am shocked that such a tragic event could happen at a place and in a community where I spent an incredibly happy and safe five years. It deeply saddens me that today our university has made world headlines through an act of violence rather than recoginition for real academic achievement. These emotions are tempered by the pride I feel for Viginia Tech and Blacksburg - you show yourself to have great poise in the midst of a very dark shadow.  The world is watching and of you we are very proud.

My deepest regrets to the families and friends of the victims.

Kelly Bednarczyk

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Chepstow, United Kingdom • #9615

God be with you.. I believe that each one of you is lucky to be brave birds in heaven..

Mazan Al- Busaidi
Mount Holyoke College

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • South Hadley • #9616

...To All: ... Academia, parents, current students, future students....even you who read this posting from the other side of the world…

As per Ancient Greeks, Academia has always been something very precious and unique since it is getting you closer to the center of the world: yourself through Knowledge...3 days ago this holy place was stained by the blood of all 33 people which should never been exposed to this violence and cruelty…
Apart from expressing my condolences to the specific but also the general academic community as well as to the families of those deceased, I will not burdain you from expressing my sorrow and grief as it is there among every human being...some people feel pity for those who were not given the chance to live, other feel pity for those who are left back...I feel sorrow for both…

God Bless you all students not matter where you come from, the color of your skin, your native language or your parents financial status…
May God give you all the strength and wisdom you need to start learning to live with this horrible experience you just had…

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • MB, Athens Greece • #9617

I sit here, typing with tears streaming down my face, feeling the pain that you all face. I have been to Tech and remember it fondly as a beautiful, carefree campus.  I am a mother of 6 and want to call all my kids home and embrace them.  I am so sorry for your loss and pain.  College should be a wonderful, safe time for our children. You all are in our thoughts and prayers as we all try to make sense of such sensless violence
Betsy

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Boone, NC • #9618

Nuestras mas sinceras condolencias a todas las familias y amigos de las victimas. Dios los bendiga y los conforte. Juanita.

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Xicotepec, Puebla, Mexico • #9619

I am a student at Indiana University.  I have been glued to the coverage these past couple days, because I too am deeply saddened for you and also seek answers. How terrible it must be to walk around your campus right now. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Continue to hold your heads up and be strong!!
Amber

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Indianapolis, Indiana • #9620

We wish to extend our sincerest sympathy to the staff, students and families at VT.  As retired teachers, we understand the closeness and the bonds formed in a school community and how a tragedy such as this has such a profound effect.  You are remembered in our daily thoughts and prayers as you begin to try to heal.  VT should be so proud of the young people who have displayed such courage and compassion for others.

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Grand Bend, Ontario Canada • #9621

Dear Students and Faculty of Virginia Tech,
My heart simply aches for you all and the families of the innocent victims.  I have cried for you and prayed for you along with the rest of the country.  You are obviously a strong and resilient community, as you have certainly shown the world these last two days.  God bless you all and your families.  You will recover, but for now, know we are still grieving with you.
Love to you all--- A. Boitnott

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Roanoke, VA • #9622

To all family members, students, friends, alumni of Virginia Tech.  My heart aches for you and I pray that the God of Peace will give you the peace that you need to move forward in life.  I also pray for this nation that another episode like this will never take place again.  May God so fill your hearts with his peace in this hour.

John 3:16
Maurice Williams

April 18, 2007, 8:28am • Jacksonville, FL • #9623

God bless each and every one of yall. If any school knows how to deal with a tragedy it’s us.  Be strong and brave; you have the whole world on your side. My heart goes out to all of you at VA tech and especially the families and friends of the deceased.  This will never leave your heart but remember life will and does go on.  From the whole Texas A&M community, God bless.

Gig’em Hokies

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • College Station, TX • #9624

Es absurdo, desde todos los puntos de vista, lo que ha pasado. Lamentamos profundamente y nos solidarizamos con la comunidad universitaria de Virginia Tech, y con los padres de familia que han perdido sus hijos.
Este grave episodio, sirva para reglamentar el uso de armas en su país, y si es posible su prohibición, y para mejorar las condiciones de seguridad de todas las universidades y centros educativos, en todos los países del mundo.

Esperamos que no se cierren las puertas para los inmigrantes, que van a su país, a estudiar, en un país desarrollado y admirado pór su tecnología, infraestructura y conocimientos.

Dios aliente a su país, a corregir lo que debe corregirse y a continuar.

Carlos

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Medellín, Colombia • #9625

I can’t imagine how it feels to have something like this happen on a campus and i’m going to keep virgina tech in my thoughts and prayers. try to get well and rise above this devistating incident.

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Erie, Michigan • #9626

It is my prayer that God will keep all of these precious and innocent saints who have died without just cause in His loving care.  May they smile on their families forever from heaven,Amen. They will never be forgotten.  For all who believe that there is no justice, God said “vengeance belongs to me, I will repay.” It is appointed unto man to die but once, but after this, the Judgement.  For the rest of us who still remain:  “Fear not him who is able to kill the body but is not able to kill the soul, but rather, fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.” Love God and Love one another.

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA. • #9627

We were so saddened to hear of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.  Our family prayers go out to all the students, faculty, and friends and family of the victims.  Our heart also breaks ALL of the families involved.  May God ease your pain and comfort you in this time of loss.

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Massachusetts • #9628

i m so sorry to hear about this horrible incident.my great sympathy is for all thoser who lost thier loveone and family

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • tandi , chitwan, nepal • #9629

I was shocked and saddened to hear of the tragic events on 16th April. My thoughts and prayers are with the famillies of victims and everyone at Virginia Tech who had to endure such awful events. As a University student, I cannot comprehend how this could happen-unis and colleges should be safe places for young people like myself to flourish and thats something that has been robbed from the victims of Monday. Rest In Peace. Louise Sayer

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Norwich, Norfolk, UK • #9630

As an instructor on one of Indiana University’s campuses, I try and imagine the horror you all must be feeling. My heart is filled with sadness and it is as if it happened to us personally. My prayers are with you all, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and loved ones, teachers and fellow students, God bless you each and everyone.
Kristi Dawson

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • New Albany, Indiana • #9631

I would like to offer my sincere condolences to the families of the victims involved in the April 16th tragedy.  My prayers will be with all of you, as you try to pick up the pieces of your life.  May God Bless each of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • AL • #9632

The department of NCMC of Dupage Medical Group sends our prayers to all of the families of Virginia Tech. We feel your pain,going thru our own recent losses. We keep you close in our hearts and ask God to watch over each and every one of the students,faculty,and families. Keep strong.

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Downers Grove, Il • #9633

My family and I are overwhelmed with sadness for everyone involed in this senseless tragedy. You are forever in our prayers and our hearts.

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • David, Queens, NY • #9634

As I college student who has lost friends to a tragedy, I can feel your pain.  My prayers and thoughts are with you all.  God bless you.

“Lift your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one,
and calls them each by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.”

-Isaiah 40:26

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Bloomington, IN • #9635

I am shocked and deeply saddened by the senseless deaths of 32 fine people who had so much to offer this world.  From the other side of the world, I sent heartfelt condolences and prayers to those who lost someone in Monday’s tradegy. As another poster has said, I can’t even begin to imagine the enormity of your grief.  I can only offer you love and healing prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Kosovo • #9636

My deepest condolences. Our thought and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Muðla, Turkey • #9637

Can we as humans really show how sorry we are? Maybe. It is a hard and trying time for our country. the losses that we inccured on Monday April 16th, 2007 will forever be remembered. We as a country lost great proffesors, and students that were on there way to living a productive life in society. As many have said i am sorry for the loss and the saddness the families are going throught and you are in my prayers, God Bless You All in this time of sorrow. From Chris Biby

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Edinburg, Virginia • #9638

To the Virgina Tech family...words cannot express how myself and the entire nation is looking upon this monumental tradgedy and uplifting you in prayer...in times of despair reference Psalms c27 v14...May God comfort all who are bearing the deep sadness placed upon you.  Sean M.

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Boca Raton, FL. USA • #9639

To the the families, students and staff at Virgenia Tech, me and my family would like offer our condolences to you and your families. Our prayers are with you in your time of need. Things happen and we don’t understand why, but just know that God is right there with you. For in his word he said he will never leave or forske us. Nay God bless you and be encourage.

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Columbia, SC • #9640

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone that has been touched by this terrible violent event.
Who would ever have thought our kids would not be safe at school.
God bless us all

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • buffalo, ny • #9641

I was very shocked by this tragedy. I have just graduated from the University of Kentucky that is so close to Virginia Tech and cannot imagine what I would feel if it happened at our university. My thoughts are with you, students, university stuf and professors and of course with relatives and friends of the victims. All these days I am with you and will be praying for you.
Natalya Pak

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Tashkent, Uzbekistan • #9642

Students, Faculty, and Staff of Virginia Tech--
As parents of a college student and involved with another college community we can only try to imagine your sorrow. But along with the other comments you have been receiving we add that we surround you with love and prayers--Go Hokies!

With our deepest sympathy and greatest respect--the Lewis family

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Gettysburg, PA • #9643

My heart cries for you. Always in my thoughts

Sherida

April 18, 2007, 8:29am • Amsterdam, Netherlands • #9644