Condolences, April 18, 2007

Dear VT,
I can’t imagine the since of loss you are facing.  To lose someone is hard enough, but to the face of tragedy is almost unbearable.  Remember what the scriptures say That God will never give us more than we handle and HE WILL GET US THROUGH it.  Never forget the legacies and heroes of this event.  Pray, as you also are being prayed for.
As i read the comments, the WHOLE WORLD has come together for YOU.  WHAT A BLESSING THAT IS.
IN HIS NAME, May BLESSINGS ABOUND IN THE FACE OF TRAGEDY.
MARY AND FAMILY

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Griffin, Georgia • #10546

Nothing I say will take this all away, this is a nightmare everyone from every place in this world are enduring, but today every single one of us is a Hokie.

my deepest condolonces,
Sara

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates • #10545

Profound sorrow...profound loss…

Things will never be the same, the world has changed for so many families.  The loss of lives, the loss of dreams, the loss of futures only imagined, now never a reality.

Another future will fill the lives of those left behind, but it will carry with it the memories of those who have not gone forward with us.  Even many years from now the memories of who should be with us will touch us gently every day, reminding us of what might have been while we live our lives as they are now.

Rose Miller
Remember “Buddy” 1958-1974

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Manassas, VA • #10547

If we are loved and remembered,
Then we live on forever
In the hearts of those who love us.

Our prayers are with you in your time of loss.

The Vollans/Grossett Family

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Sarnia, Ontario Canada • #10548

hi! i am a sophmore at Park View and this is affecting people all over the world! You are all in our prayers..no one deserves anything like this. God is watching over each and every one of you! stay strong and keep your heads up!

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • South Hill VA • #10549

God bless you all, especially the victims’ families. There is no explanation for something like this, except that it is just evil.
M.Burian

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Van Nuys, Calif. • #10550

Our hearts go out to all that were effected by this tragedy, not only at Virginia Tech but from around the world. Please know that we will continue to mourn and pray for hope even after this has left the front page news. 

Our son is leaving for college this fall, and I pray through this horrible tragedy that lessons will be learned by all universities so that this may never, ever happen again.

God Bless You All at Virginia Tech.

Julie, Duane, Bryan and Daniel Kujawa

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Fenton, Missouri • #10551

My heart aches for every Hokie, and I am so proud of my Hokie family for having such strength and unity during this tragedy.  My thoughts are with all of the families that have experienced such an incredible loss, and I will continue praying for all those who have been touched and are hurting.  WE ARE HOKIES and through our spirit we will heal.

-2001 Alumni

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Richmond, VA • #10552

We share our prayers and love with all of our students, faculty and staff. Our hearts are breaking for our Hokie Family. We are so proud of the Administration and Campus Security for their dedication and hard work in this difficult time. Our deepest conddolences. We also send prayers from the St. Ambrose Univesity community. A service will be offered tonght on our campus to pray for everyone touched by this tragedy.
Hokies from the heartland. Eileen and Kris Eitrheim

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Bettendorf, IA • #10553

As a fellow college student, it is a devastation to see my peers violently killed in such a meaningless act. I pray for all the families of the victims and for all the students and faculty of Virginia Tech. May you find some comfort in knowing the entire nation and world mourns this loss.

Jonathan Alvares
Loyola University Chicago

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Chicago, Illinois • #10554

My Friend told me about wat happened I really got shocked n couldnt believed it i’m really sorri for wat happened..
may god forgive us all..
all my prayers with u..
R.I.P VT Students.

Amira Al-sini

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Jeddah,Saudi Arabia • #10555

We pray that God will be with all of the families who lost a loved one in this tragic event.  As graduates of Virginia Tech (01) and Radford (97), this situation really weighs heavy on my wife and I.  We have two young children and I cannot imagine going through what these parents are going through.  This is a sad time that will be remembered forever. 

Long live Virginia Tech and Long live the Hokie Nation!! 

God Bless You,

Jay and Lindsay Talbott

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Buckingham County, Virginia • #10556

Our thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you at this difficult time.

The Griffith family

April 18, 2007, 9:10am • Baltimore, MD • #10557

Not being far removed from a college campus and still having people in my life attending college makes this a scary time for all. This is truly a tragic moment and times like this puts life in perspective for all. My heart goes out to all of the families and friends and the entire staff and student body at VT.  Time is not to forget, but is to heal....

Brian

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Long Island • #10558

My husband and I wish to express our deep sadness over your loss.  Our prays are with you.

Skip and Robin Bayley

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Chattaroy, WA • #10559

Hokies,
Words can not express the sorrow felt by everyone around you after Monday’s tragedy.  An educational setting should be a place of freedom and higher learning not utter sorrow and fear.  It has been great to see the entire nation, especially the state of Virginia stand behind you and help to raise you back up.  This tragedy will only make you stronger and continue to bond the already tight Virginia Tech community.  South County Secondary School in Fairfax Virginia is showing Hokie pride on Friday by wearing orange and maroon along with ribbons.  We are behind you.

Marissa Heberer

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Fairfax, VA • #10560

Deepest sympathy for your tragic loss. What a waste of love and talent.
America, the indians are dead, now its time to bury you’re guns.

X

Eoin

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • England • #10561

To The Virginia Tech Family:
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you begin this very painful journey.  Even though this is a journey you did not ask for remember that God will walk through it with you.  Remember to depend on each other, talk to each other and most of all remember to listen to each other.

Our Love and prayers,
Barbara & Edward Kujawa

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Allen Park, Michigan • #10562

To all,
My sincerest sympathies and my greatest hope that our crying may help us heal, but that we never forget.

Linda(Laderach)Turovlin
Class of 1977
Biochemistry

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Califon, NJ • #10563

I would like to express my deeply condolences and sympathy to all the families
Have lost their love one, I pray from my Heart that God give you all the strength and power to pass this difficult time.

Nazaneen. Kurdistan

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Clifton,va • #10564

Han tocado los corazones de muchas personas en todo el mundo. Recuerden que la vida sigue y hay encontrar la fuerza para perdonar. Sus familiares, amigos y compañeros seran recordados.

You have touched the hearts of people all over the world. Just remember that life will go on and that you have to find the strength to forgive. Your family members, friends and classmates will be remembered.

Gloria A.
ECU Student

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Greenville, NC • #10565

What a beautiful group of young people sent unto our Lord.  Know that you are not alone.  All college parents feel your pain and dispair. Please know you are loved and our prayers are with you. Love To All

The Benson Family

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Smithfield, NC • #10566

Just wanted to share our condolences to everyone that was hurt, injured, or feels any sort of pain from this event.

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Maraval, Trinidad & Tobago (Caribbean Island) • #10567

DEUS abençoe e conforte os corações das familias enlutadas e de todo o povo norte americano
ricardo a o pereira e familia

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • São Paulo-SP/Brasil • #10568

Dear All,
My deepest condolences to those who are affected by this horrible tragedy. There are no words that could ever change those feelings of despare just know that those of us who were spared of this tradegy are grieving with you and wish you peace in the days to come.
The Pula family

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Holbrook, Massachusetts • #10569

I would like to share my deepest symphathy to the families, students, and community for this horrible tragedy. Words alone cannot express how I feel about loosing some students and faculties in your university. I teach in a college in North Dakota, although we are up in the Turtle Mountains, the ripple effect of this tragedy has been felt all over the world. On behalf of my family in Venezuela and myself, I would like to be available for any support from here, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you. One thing I cannot comprehend why someone does things like this, but one thing I am sure of is that we have a forgiving God who forgives and forgets, let’s embrace ourselves in love and harmony and remmeber those fallen individuals with the same love and respect they deserve, they forever will be in our hearts and minds. Time will never erase what has happened here,so never let the light of their love and their lives be extinguished, keep them in your thoughts, prayers and hearts. And please do not forget their families, they too need our support love and encouragement.
With love Tibi Marin, North Dakota/Venezuela

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Belcourt, North dakjota, United States of America • #10570

To all the Va Tech families, friends and the family of the individual that has taken the lives of soo many people.  My heart goes out to you as you deal with grief and pain of loosing your love ones.  As I offer my sincere condolences, I also want to remind you that GOD is willing and able to strengthen and keep you.  He is your refuge and strong tower in time of need. 

You are all in my prayers. 

Phillipa Johnson

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • Jamaica, New York, Queens • #10571

I was deeply saddened by the events of Monday, April 16, 2007. My thoughts and sympathies are with you all at this very difficult time. This is a senseless act that no one should have to face, but you are all facing it with strength and dignity with the eyes of the nation on you. I have many friends in college, so this hits home for me. The young man responsible for this may have killed your friends, but he cannot kill your spirits. You have made all of America proud to have you as the future of our country.

April 18, 2007, 9:11am • North Creek, NY • #10572

Dear Virginia Tech Family,
My name is Artisia Barton and I am a part of the Bowie State University family and we would all like you to know that you all are in our prayers constantly. We pray that through this terrible chaotic catastrophy that the whole nation will eventually find peace. My condolences go out to the whole Virginia tech campus, faculty and parents of the students that attend. May God bless you!!! I am so sorry for your losses!

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Upper Marlboro, Bowie, Maryland • #10573

There are no words that come close to touching the hurt and confusion in your pain right now. We see those you have lost as our friends, brothers, sisters, daughters, sons, fathers. We grieve with you, and for you. You are not alone.

Sincerely, Linda & Keenan Kelly

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • St. Petersburg, Fl USA • #10574

May peace fill your hearts, may God’s love cover each and everyone of you. And may God give you mercy, and bless you during this your darkest hour.

And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

God has compassion for us he loves each and every one of you and his mercy will endure forever. I will pray each day that God will give you mercy when you need it and I will pray for peace when you are confused, and I will pray for, love for you when you are feeling unloved, and I will pay for mercy when your are angry and hurt. I pray that God will give you everything that you need when you need it.

Just remember that God loves you and so do I.

Love, peace, and mercy!!!!

anotherait
(another angel in training)

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Missouri • #10575

My condolences go out to all the people who died, and hurt by this tragedy

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Asuncion - Paraguay • #10576

we would love to bring our thoughts and sympathy to the families and friends of all those who so suddenly lost their lives.
may GOD be with you all in this time and support and comfort you thro this period
HE is with us all and never leaves us no matter what we go thro if we believe in HIS wondrous love.
paul and sharon evans

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • watford hertfordshire uk • #10577

As a mother of two college aged daughters my heart broke when I heard the news of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.  My deepest sympathies go out to the families of those lost and injured.  There is nothing more tragic than lives cut short by senseless violence.  They say time heals all wounds and I hope this is true for the students, faculty and staff of VT and their families and surrounding communities.  Remember that you are not alone in your grief...an entire nation grieves with you.  God bless to all of you!

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Holt, FL • #10578

may the sun shine bright and cast warmth over your college, your life, your mourning.

life is testing and cruel. but its love and the care for others which make it possible to laugh in the face of such cruelty and bring us to a place of true contempt.

I hope the people that feel the pain the most can carry on, keep fighting and dont let evil drag you down.

i’m so sorry.
x
Mark - Dublin - Ireland.

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Dublin • #10579

I want to share my deepest sorrow in such a tragic and ruthless event, our hearts and prayers are with each and every person affected by this.  May God be with you during this time of need.

Piper, Brandon and Robert

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Portsmouth, VA • #10580

I am very sorry to hear what happened. This must be very difficult for many of you but just keep your eyes on the one above and everything will be okay. Always remember God will never give you more than you can handle and He will definitely get you thru it even if He has to carry you when you get too tired to continue. I have prayed profoundly for your school and all of the families and will continue to do so.

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Moore Haven, Florida • #10581

In this time of mourning please know that there are many who are keeping you in their thoughts and are praying for you all. Time may heal the pain, but it will also allow you to always remember the ones you lost. Bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • NJ • #10582

Mis mas sentidas palabras de condolencias a todas las familias por la perdida tan grande.

My deepest words of condolences go to all the familes for the major loss.

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Bear Delaware • #10583

I wish to state my profound sorrow to the victims families and friends of 16 April 2007.

I wish to express my support for all those affected also.

I have been absoletly horrified by what has happened. I myself go to a further education facility in the United Kingdom and share your pain.

Your not alone, you’re all loved, peace be upon you.

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Burton Up On Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom, • #10584

Our sincerest condolences to everyone at VA Tech(students, faculty, and family members) and for everyone who has been affected by this horrible tragedy. May God guide your healing. Just know that a small family from Rhoadesville, VA sends a big hug, because we know that no words can comfort your pain. You are in our prayers and hearts, not just today but forever, as you continue on your journey of healing. Hokies forever! Love and Hugs In christ.......The Carranza Family

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Rhoadesville, VA • #10585

To all the familes who lost a loved one and to you people who lost close friends.. My thoughts and prayers are with you all the time.. Also remembering Jarret Lane.. Prayers and Thoughts are with you.. Go Hokies!!

Thoughts and Prayers,
Mandy

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Va • #10586

Such a terrible loss of such young and older lives.  My heartfelt and sincere sympaties to those who have lost family, loved ones and friends. I would also extend to those who have not lost anyone but whos lives have change for ever, please know that there are many people sending you there warmest wishes and I hope your God, who ever he is, is with you and can help.
My heart is so sad.

Avril Dear

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Scotland • #10587

Tech Students and Family,

This was an unexplainable tragedy and never should have occurred under any circumstances. We can only pray for all of you and remind you that all will get better and even though it’s hard to do, keep going strong and have courage to go on, for all those who were taken from their dreams and future.

God Bless You All
Coles Family

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • marshall, VA • #10588

May God be with you all.Our prayers are with the entire campus. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand until you can stand alone again.
My prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Milton, Fl • #10589

I can’t describe how sad and shocked I am. Virginia Tech campus will be always beautiful and peaceful. We will be known for our Football and for being a good school to study, especially in engineering.

Go Hokies

Mansoureh Jeihani
VT Alumni

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Baltimore, MD • #10590

One of my friends says that Radford University is the little sister of Virginia Tech. We all know someone at Tech, and we are all united by a shared grief. RU sends VT a big sisterly hug.

Rachel Kohler

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Radford University, VA • #10591

I just wanted to give my prayers to everyone in the VT community and the family and friends of those who were involved in this tragedy. It just shows how crazy our world can be.  May God be with you all.

God Bless,
Jake

April 18, 2007, 9:12am • Morganton, NC • #10592

Why does it take a horrific tragedy like this to wake up our country and world. Please don’t blame or try to find blame with anyone. That won’t bring back anyone. What we all need to do is learn to love everyone. Parents, hug your kids today. Tell your brothers that you love them. Tell your neighbors to have a great day. Don’t miss one opportunity to add a little sunshine into a strangers day. It might be their only hope.
Today, we need to lift up all the parents, families, friends and aquaintances of all those who were lost. Stop and say a prayer for them. Let them know the whole world feels their pain of their loss. My heart aches for them. May God hold you all in his loving arms and give you comfort. B.Walters

April 18, 2007, 9:13am • Lexington, South Carolina • #10593

I work for Radford University, VT’s nearby sister school.  We share our sibling rivalry from time to time, but I think I speak for all of Radford when I say we’re here for you. 

Many of my friends have graduated from Tech or taken a few classes there, including myself.  I think a quote from CNN summarizes the sentiment of I’m sure more schools than just RU: “This is a tragedy in American history. So for today, forget any and all of your college affiliations. For today, we are all Hokies.”

VT, we are all Hokies right now and we are here for you.

-Stephen

April 18, 2007, 9:13am • Radford, VA • #10594