Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with the hundreds of family and friends that have been touched directly by this horrific tragedy.  To the ones that are still fighting in hospitals, I will pray that their strength builds in order to support the families that have lost so much.  God Bless

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Toronto, Ontario Canada • #9795

To all of the families represented at Virginia Tech, we share in your sorrow and grief.  We are praying that God’s love will cast out all fear, and we are praying for the minds of those who witnessed the tragedy on Monday, that they would be protected and restored. 
To the families of those who lost loved ones, we pray that the Lord will renew your strength and restore your hope. Our love and hearts go out to all of you.

Our daughter will be a “Hokie” this fall and she is still so excited about coming!  The Open House last Saturday convinced her it was the place for her.

Our love and prayers are with the Hokies.
GO HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Montclair, VA • #9796

My heart is heavy with grief for the loss of innocent lives at VA TECH. I was born and raised in Virgina and my first college credits were earned at Tech.
Phyllis

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Bloomington, IN/USA • #9797

J’ai été particulièrement choqué de ce qui est arrivé dans cette université.

N’y-a-t-il pas d’autre moyen de régler les problèmes plutôt que de tuer des innocents???

Je pense fort aux familles. Il n’y a pas de mots si ce n’est que toutes mes sincères condoléances et courage aux familles, amies ainsi qu’aux autres étudiants.

Et j’espère qu’un tel drame fera réfléchir d’autres personne sur le fait que tuer ne règle pas les problèmes.

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Bern, Suisse • #9798

Compartimos su dolor y esperamos en Dios que pronto se recupere la paz en sus corazones. Dios los bendiga.

Escuela de Ingenieria
Universidad Xicotepetl
sistemas@uxac.edu.mx

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Xicotepec, Puebla, Mexico • #9799

As a fellow graduate studeny i offer my condolences to the deceased and may their souls rest in peace and let us join hands in offering our prayers and show our support that the families of the deceased need in the darkest days of their lives.I keep you all in my prayers,God bless you

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • fort collins,colorado • #9800

I pray that God blesses you all and helps to heal all of your hearts.  The young people of this community are much too young to experience such sadness in such a horrible way.
My love and prayers to all of the familes, students and faculty.. to all who have been touched by this tragic incident.  God Bless you all. And know that the world grieves with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • DuBois, Pa • #9801

The incidents of April 16, 2007 have left me devastated, shocked and sadden by such senseless acts of horror. Virginia Tech will move forward and heal in the future. But for now I send love, hope, understanding, confidence, encouragement, sweet dreams, warm hugs, friendly nods and embracing handshakes to all that are going through this tragic period. Know that the world stands with you in all your pain and anger. God is watching over us all in this mourning period, bright days will shine again. 

Stephen Bullard

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • Red Springs, NC • #9802

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the victims families and the students at VT.  Chances are I will never know any of you but you are in my prayers.  Feel strong that millions of people support you.  On behalf of New York City we support VT.

April 18, 2007, 8:37am • New York, NY • #9803

Dear Students and Faculty of Virginia Tech,
My heart is very heavy today. One cannot imagine something of this magnitude happenning and when it does , it leaves a black hole from which we think we can never climb out of. I send you my condolances and my wish to all of you for an insight that will allow you to all move forward. We will never forget what has happenned and we can only hope to learn from it. My prayers go out to you all.
Sincerely
Robert Quimper

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Toronto, Canada • #9804

Hello, I went to Virginia Tech and lived in Blackburg for 6 years. I loved living there and miss it so much. My thoughts are with all of you.  I cannot stop thinking about it and tears are currently streaming down my face.  I want to be there with all of you.

Elizabeth

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Tampa, Fl • #9805

Students, faculty, and community members,

A place of learning should never be rocked by such a hard lesson.  We mourn with you for all the sons and daughters, husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, and sisters and brothers that you lost in this tragedy.  We see your pain, and our hearts ache with you.  May you grieve as you need to and - in time - heal.  Know that we stand beside you in your sadness, and we lift you up in thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Elsik High School - Houston, TX • #9806

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April 18, 2007, 8:38am • YBCŸ´]C’†‘ • #9807

may you all rip, and i feel so sad about what happened eventhough you guys are not my relatives, i am just deeply very sad....
i’m giving my condolences to all your family and friends.
we will all pray for you.

maricar manabat

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • pampanga, philippines • #9808

I want to express my deepest condolences for everyone at Virginia Tech right now.  Eventhough you may not see it, the whole world is crying with you, trying to understand this tragedy, and grieving right along with you.  I can’t imagine a single person who deserves something like this, especially the tightly knit community of Hokies.  Be strong, for you are all in the thoughts, hearts, and prayers of millions.

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Virginia Brach, VA • #9809

It is with deepest sadness in my heart to hear about the senseless death of Professor Librescu.

I wish to send my condoleances and express my sympathy to the family of Professor Librescu. Professor Librescu was a mentor for many generations of engineering students. I am privileged to have known this fine and generous person.

I wish to express my sympathy to families of all victims. Nobody deserves such a tragic end. Why did they all have to die like this?

Ion Pelinescu

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • #9810

To all the students and faculty of the Hokie community, we wish to express our extreme sadness for those lost so needlessly. Gifted lives cut so short; family and friends in shock. We think of our own son, a sophomore and Architect student and resident of West A-J, and how easily and horrifically things could have been different. From the Didas and Clifton family, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Charlottesville, VA • #9811

My heart is going out to all the students, families and college staff. This terrible event has sent chills around the world.God bless you and know that you are all in everyones prayers around the world.
Pauline.

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Dublin, Ireland • #9812

Our most heartfelt condolences to the entire VT family. Look to each other and God for your comfort, strength, and healing through this most difficult time. Your country loves you and mourns with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Winslow, Maine USA • #9813

The deepest sympathy for the Virginia Tech community from a Virginian at Boston University.  I still have not heard from all my friends who ended up going to Tech, so i’m a bit nervous, but at this time I just wanted everyone to know that we are praying for you all up here.  We support you!

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Boston, MA • #9814

Dear VT family and friends,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this tragic time.  As a high school language teacher, I have been shocked and deeply affected by this horrific situation.  Please remember that there are many people everywhere who are with you in spirit.
Be strong for one another and may God be with you.
J. Tracy

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Elwood, Indiana • #9815

Our love and prayers are with you all.  God bless you. 

Halder Family
April 18, 2007, 8.37am

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Kitchener, Ontario, Canada • #9816

Everyone at ASU is praying for you. Be strong and keep each other close. We all love you...God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Boone, NC • #9817

We send you our sincerest condolences at this most difficult time.Our hearts are broken at the enormity of your loss.Our family was very moved watching the convocation last evening and uplifted by the tremendous spirit you hold with within your community.May that spirit remain with you all as you mourn together.You are not alone,may God bless and watch over you all.

Loving thoughts, the Gladwell Family,Essex,UK

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Essex,UK • #9818

I want to express my sympathy to all the families who lost a loved one and everyone who was touched by this tragedy. I hope God will comfort you in this time of sorrow. You are all in my prayers.
Stacy

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Fall River, MA • #9819

To the Virginia Tech Family

I visited here today and thought of all of you -students, faculty, family and friends.  Please accept my deepest condolences for your losses and a prayer for God’s blessings for all those left behind who struggle to cope with this tragedy. I don’t know any of you personally, but have experienced the loss of a young grandchild. God will be with you every step of the way.

“The Will of God will never take you to where the Grace of God can not keep you.”

check this out at: http://wandascountryhome.com/tomorrow-morning/index.html

Sincerely,

Mary Beth Bernard

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Lafayette, LA • #9820

anyone of them could have been one of my kids. and today i feel every one of them is. i hope everyone of their friends and family has someone to hug today, to share the pain. even though i’m miles away from you all, i’m with you all. nothing will ever be the same again, you’re much too young to experience this. it is so unjust. my thoughts are with you. mg from france

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • france • #9821

This is tragedy, but knowing that those who lost their lives were in an environment of love and(community) helps.  All of the bright and wonderful voices speaking to the nation, offers reasurance that even with this horrific deed “evil will not prevail.” (PERSEVERANCE and STEADFASTNESS “VT") My prayers and condolences are with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Cottageville, SC • #9822

So sorry for the victims, to the students, friends and families of all those who are suffering because of this appalling crime.  God Bless you. From the McCloy Family in Ireland

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Ireland • #9823

What a tragedy! Our hearts go out to all families who were affected by this senseless tragedy, and to all the students of Virginia Tech. God grant us peace.
Brenda and Brian

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Vienna, VA • #9824

Your all in my thoughts and prayers.  May God see you through this difficult time.  Just remember that you will see your friends again one day.

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Dalton, GA • #9825

Thinking of all the families & friends:
Love, peace, joy
grace, hope, and remembrance
in thoughts in the word of prayer, and in the heart.

.....i have you in my heart....phil 1:7

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Madison, NC • #9826

In 1966 I lost an 18-year-old friend to the sniper at the University of Texas tower.  I was not on the campus that day although I was planning to start school there in a matter of weeks. 

Someone suggested that time heals. I visited the grave often, stayed in touch with her father and sister.  My faith in humankind was rocked as I looked for evidence that people are basically good.

When a professor in my Senior Seminar Psychology class in ‘89, 23 years later, discussed the example of the effect of injury or illness in the brain on behavior, and I heard Charles Whitman, the sniper at the UT tower, it felt like a kick in the stomach.

It’s only in the past year or two that I feel I’ve healed. 

Upon the news of events on your campus, I feel a connection to your experience and wish I could be there to hear you and hug you.

Continue to be such a wonderful community taking care of one another and your own coping process.

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Brooklyn, NY...formerly San Antonio, TX and Oaklan • #9827

I would like to pray for the souls of the victims who were forced to end their lifetimes suddenly.
As one university student,I will never forget them and the day of sorrow. 
Taro Han
Tokyo,Japan

April 18, 2007, 8:38am • Tokyo,Japan • #9828

My family sends their greatest sympathies in this dark hour of your lives.  May God hold you close and guide you through the days and years to come.  We shed tears as a nation to have lost such great minds to the act of an evil man.  God bless the families and friends of these wonderful people and God Bless America, for it is a nation who has lost a piece of its future.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Wilson NC • #9829

Dear Fellow Virginia Tech Family,

I want to express my condolences to the Virginia Tech community.  May God be with you through this tragic time to help guide you and heal you.  My thoughts and prayers go out to you at this time and always.

Dawn

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Glen Burnie, MD • #9830

My thoughts and prayers go out to all who have lost love ones in such a tragic way. You are all in our prayers and thoughts. May you all drawl strength from one another as you try to heal from this tragedy. May God bless you all

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Middleton, Nova Scotia Canada • #9831

To all the family’s of the deceased, the students that are still at VT, and the entire community, I am very sorry to see what happened at your school, my prayers are with you. I know that this could have easily been a school in my area, but always remember god will never give you nothing you can’t handle.
once again my prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Savannah, Georgia United States • #9832

Being a memebr of the national community of higher education, the recent event on your campus has deeply touched me, my family and colleagues. Our thoughts and prayers are with you! I am particularly impressed with the comportment of grief and support you are providing each other! This image of how a community truly cares for its memembers is a positive one which will endure as a legacy and message that VT is a great place in spite of what happened on April 16, 2007. I can only hope and pray that we will all learn how to prevent such future tragedies!
Sincerely yours,
Gary Love
Assistant Director of Facilities
Frostburg State University
Frostburg, MD

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Frostburg, MD • #9833

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the staff, students and family at Virginia Tech. The tragic taking of so many innocents is heart wrenching for all of us. We take comfort in knowing that God has a plan for everyone and that the victims of April 16th now dwell in the house of the Lord where they experiance no pain, no sorrow and no hatred.

God Bless,

Tom & Emma Tracey
Shreveport, LA.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Shreveport, Louisianna • #9834

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and your families at this very sad time. Time will eventually heal all wounds and I pray that soon you all will be able to go on and persue the goals that you all have set forth to achieve. May God be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Orlando, Florida • #9835

My deepest deepest condolences to everyone affected by this horrible tragedy. May god bless everybody.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Casselberry FL. • #9836

My prayers go with you all. We are so saddened by this senseless act and pray for strenght for everyone involved.
Jane

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • South Africa • #9837

I sit here crying reading about the promise and the loss of such a wonderful group of people. God must have needed more angels on this day and we all have to believe that they are all in a better place. As a parent, I hope that if I am ever in a situation like this, I would handle it with the same strenght and grace which I have seen them handle it. It will be a long road ahead and I will pray for the parents, sisters and brothers, aunts and uncles, cousins and friends of these beautiful victims, God knows who they are and he will heal their broken hearts....he has to.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • valrico, Florida • #9838

First, sorry my poor English. I’m from Brazil, a violent country, and we are in a “non-declared” civil war. Yesterday around 25 people died in police vs criminals confronts. However, we stay shocked when something like this happens at a university, a place that should be safe to all those that goes to learn and improve the world. My condolences to all of us, drowning in the violence.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Sao Paulo, SP, Brazil • #9839

We are praying for the entire Hokie family.  We extend our sympathies to the families of those precious men and women that lost their lives. 
I encourage you to know that their is still good in America and at VT.
This is NOT our Virginia Tech.  The VT that we know was scene last night at the vigil.  There is a spirit that no one can take away.
God Bless you.
Hokie Fans in Lynchburg, VA

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Lynchburg, VA • #9840

My deepest condolences are with all the people who have been effected by the tragedy Monday April 16, 2007 at Virginia Tech. I do not understand why such tragedies happen. I do know that GOD LOVES US ALL and this saddens him more than any of us. If we look to Jesus Christ for our hope, courage and strength, he will give it to us. My prayers will continually be with all the people effected by this tragedy.

God Bless you all,

Lynn Lee

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Chapin, South Carolina • #9841

Terrible Beyond Comprehension.  This season of distress and anguish before us will require a faith that can endure weariness--a faith that will not faint though severely tried.  Those under the control of evil angels seek to blot goodness from the earth.  The LORD knows the begining to the end.  We shall see our children again. We shall meet them and know them in the heavenly courts.  I lift you up in heartfelt prayer before our Creator. Aho.  With much love and respect, Sky Hawk Woman

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Cape Cod, Massachusetts • #9842

Dear All,

Just to let you know that we are thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. We are so sorry for what has happened and cannot make sense of it at all. God Bless you all.
Love and heartfelt sympathy from the Thompson Family, Liverpool, England.

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Liverpool, Merseyside, England • #9843

I’m shocked about the tragedy, I hope their families could recover from the sorrow events quickly. I also hope all other professors and students will be fine and safe!

April 18, 2007, 8:39am • Beijing, China • #9844