Condolences, April 18, 2007

I want to express my deepest condolences to everyone one at the Virginia Tech.  I know how it feels to lose your friends, family...and maybe our words are not enough but try to be strong and get through all this.  No matter how hard it is, know God is by your side and will help you get through this horrible act that happened.  Our prayers go out to all of the families, be strong!!!
With all of my love, support, and prayers…
--NerminaM

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • St. Louis, MO • #10795

I would like to send my condolences out to all the families who were affected and to all the students who is still there.  Please keep your heads up God will get you through this time.  My prayers go out to all of you.

Alicia

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Atlanta, Georgia • #10796

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time...I can’t imagine what it must be like for all of you. My family is thinking of you during your time of loss and we will be praying for all of you.

The Green Family,
Holli, Chris, Rylie, Kendall, and Harlan

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Independence, Missouri USA • #10797

Mt condolences to ALL during this trying time. This event has not only affect the university, but the world. We mourn for the loss of life, security, trust and dreams unfilled. This should remind us ALL to be thougthful, kind and loving to those we love. This should remind us ALL to take immediate action when we smell danger or since fear, regardless of rules and regulations in place, make new ones!  Live, Love, and Laugh to the fullest!!

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Chesterfield, Virginia • #10798

To Virginia Tech students, parents, and faculty/staff:

Where are the words, and where lies the ability to articulate an emotion in such a way as to formulate a verbal embrace? I wish I knew the way. For now, these thoughts will have to suffice.
You are strong and beautiful, and these wounds will only make you more fortified in the face of these tragedies. Throughout the coming days and weeks of hardship and hurt, know that this entire nation--millions upon millions--have shed tears for you and with you. Not one of you is alone at this hour, and not one of you is left without empathy and compassion in this time of need and grief.
Though no reasoning can make this event easier to comprehend, the reasoning of your collective spirit and your perseverence is clearer than crystal.
You “are Virginia Tech,” as one speaker put it, and now, we join you in a mixture of sorrow, compassion, and hope. God bless you all, and may grace and peace be with you at this time.

Becky Powell Wilhoit,
Coastal Carolina University Class of ‘06

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Greenville, South Carolina • #10799

God bless you all during this horrific time! May you find peace and love in his grace.You will all be in our thoughts and prayers! The Pierson family

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Newnan, Georgia • #10800

My prayers and thoughts go out to the entire Virginia Tech community, especially to the families and friends who have lost loved ones in this terrible event. People always say that we have strong school spirit which is often on display at Lane Stadium on fall Saturday’s. However, I have never seen that spirit displayed as strong as it has been in the past 2 days. As a 1997 grad, I have never been more proud to be a member of “Hokie Nation.” We will never forget April 16, 2007.

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Fairfax, Virginia • #10801

I am deeply sadden by what has happen to the students at Virginia Tech. My heart,thoughts, and prayers go out to all Virginia Tech students,faculty, and their families. The students and professors that are no longer with us, you are in my prayers, and you will not be forgotten. God Bless You All!

~Chris D.

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Clinton Twp., Michigan • #10802

We would like to send our thoughts and prayers to all those who are suffering in this time. Know you are not alone and you are not forgotten. May you heal and experience comfort and peace.

We are so sorry you had to experience this and hope that you can feel the outpouring of love.

Ben and Julia Mills

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Cambridge, Ontario, Canada • #10803

Dear All,
My deepest sympathy to each and everyone of you, all our lives have been changed by this terrible tragedy, I cannot imagine what a parent and a love one must feel at a time like this.Please know that Canada mourns with you all.
Margo Butler
Sarnia Ontario Canada

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Canada • #10804

My husband and I would like to send our deepest sorrows and condolences to those who have lost a loved one, family member, or friend in this horrific tragedy.  AS teachers, we can only pray for the safety of all students no matter what level of education they may be in.  Our thoughts and prayers are with families, staff, professors, students, and everyone else who have been affected by this senseless tragedy.  May God Bless you all and keep you safe at all times.  You will be in our thoughts and prayers everyday to help you all heal and move on. 

Ray, Aileen, and Isabella Rodriguez
Laredo, Texas

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Laredo, Texas USA • #10805

In the depths of the saddest shadows of our soul we stride out hand in hand in unison towards the goal of normalcy in the future.
The end of the days of mourning are blind to those with wet cheeks, but our combined strengths will carry on past minutes, days and years.
with reflecting minds and sorrowful hearts we march forward with the chant in our mouths.
“Hokies, Hokies, Hokies.”

royal_diamond_flush@yahoo.com

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Eric Margate, FL • #10806

As the mother of a former VT student and mother of an RA at Longwood University, I can only imagine what the families of these young people are going through. We are a military family and have anxious moments often, but it is difficult to comprehend the horror of this tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone at Virginia Tech.

Rhonda O’Bannon

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • White Sands Missile Range, NM • #10807

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire hokie family, especially with the families and friends directly touched by this tragedy. God Bless You.

Hokies will never forgot this tragedy, but we will recover and we will be stronger and better than ever
before. We are Virginia Tech.

Jason Clarke - Class of ‘96

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Yorktown, VA • #10808

It’s really sad cuz this cud happen 2 any1, anywhere at anytime. Like, where’s d safest place 2 hide...HOME. and thats where d departed wud b...at HOME resting in peace. Amen.

Vanessa Udom & Family

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Kew Garden Hills, NY. US.A • #10809

We have read the names and now can put faces on these heroes and it makes this so much more sad.  We seem so far away from this tragedy but as we are hearing more about these brave people who senselessly lost their lives, it brings reality to it for us.  Our family and everyone in Iowa, especially Letts, Iowa, are thinking of the families-you are all in our prayers.  And to the survivors, keep your chins up and rise above this and you will be stronger for it.
Dean Jensen and Lisa Slater and family

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Letts, Iowa • #10810

Dear families and Friends who had lost someone at Virginia tech. My name is Katherine Torres and i am a freshman in high school. I had heard about what had happened and i cant even begin to say how sorry and hurt i am that something like this had happened because i cant imagine what it is like to loose someone close to you in an incident like what had happened. I am just hear to say that no matter what just know that someone out there is thinking about you and your family. just know you and everyone else will always be in my heart this day and the rest of my life <3 i think of you and everything you are going through and hope that things will get better.. someday i would love to go to virginia and have a memorial for all the victims and there families who were hurt that day know that i will always be there.

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Jamestown,NY • #10811

To All,
They say that there is meaning in everything, moments like this that is hard to accept. Although the pain is extreme and the hearts of you and our nation hurt, in time that pain will subside. God is here. He is standing next to you all. Be patient with yourselves, the grieving process is lifelong. There is no wrong way to feel or to grieve. You don’t have to move mountains today. All god requires you to do is breath. Accept our prayers and our love for you all.
With all the love,
Stacy Adams

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • springfield, mo. • #10812

To the victims, families, friends and the entire VT community,

We are very sorry for your losses.  We keep you all in prayers.  May God bless you all and give you strength.  GOD BLESS YOU!!!!

With lots of love and prayers,

Steven, Jeanette, Kiana & Kiara

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Bethlehem, Pa. • #10813

I’ve watched the news over the years and saw so many tragedies at schools, malls, homes and just daily life; but none have prompted me to reach out as this one has. The previous tragedy’s victims were always in my thoughts and prayers.  I suppose that when you are personally SURVIVING your own tragedy in midst of someone else’s tragedy, mortality, priority and reality are now all forefront of all else.

We at Neslo Ventures,LLC send our most sincere thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • O'Fallon, MO • #10814

As HOKIE parents, we would like to express our deepest sympathy to the families of the victims.  Even though we are fortunate parents, our hearts go out to the victims, their families, and the injured and their families.  Even though we will never understand the reasoning behind this tragedy and the pain that families are going through, we are here for you.  We are a HOKIE family. 

Sincerely,
Brenda and Andy Ellis

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • lenoir city, TN USA • #10815

Our prayers are with you all during this difficult time.  May the Lord bring you much needed comfort.

Debbie, Michael, Karri

April 18, 2007, 9:22am • Helena, MT • #10816

To the students a Virginia Tech,I am sorry to hear of the shooting’s at your campus. I have many friends that are hokies, but were not harmed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the families of the victims.

Student MHS (Methacton High School)

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Norristown, Pa • #10817

Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every member of the Hokie Nation at this difficult time. 

Jill Bishop

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Martinsburg WV • #10818

My family would like to express our deepest condolences.  We can’t even imagine your pain at this moment.  May God grant you peace in your time of sorrow to accept the things you cannot change. Know that it is always during the times of sorrow that God is by our side.
God Bless everyone.

The Barnhart Family

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Bronx, NY • #10819

Our sympathies to the families, faculty, and student body for their loss resulting from this tragic and senseless event. As parents of college students we have no idea what it must be like to be going through this difficult time.

We wish the very best for everyone.

W & S Raymond

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Miami Fl USA • #10820

TO ALL: FOR ALL THE WORLD IS GOING THROUGH,MANY THINGS HAVE HAPPENED TO OUR U.S CITIZENS.GOD BLESS YOU ALL AND REST IN PEACE TO ALL OF THE LOST STUDENTS.STICK TOGETHER AND DONT LET ANYTHING TEAR YOU ALL APART.STAY AS ONE VT AND UNITED CITIZENS...GOD BLESS.

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • CAPITOL HEIGHTS,MD • #10821

Our prayers and love are with everyone touched by this tragedy. God bless you all.

The Davis Family

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Tacoma, Washington • #10822

I want to express my condolences to all who are affected. This is truly a shock and unexplained situation, and my heart goes out to everyone involved.  My GOD bless you all.....gone but NEVER forgotten!

Aisha C.
Dallas, Tx

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Dallas, Tx • #10823

My thoughts and prayers are with the victim’s families, VT students and staff and the entire community.  As a parent of a college student, I was deeply saddened by this event.  God Bless.

Emma Rynard

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Carlisle, PA • #10824

My sincere condolences to the VT family.  As a colleague at another college, we feel the pain and sorrow along with all of you.  May the strength of your friends, family, and the nation comfort you during this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Bluefield, West Virginia • #10825

I have personally experienced unspeakable tragedy having been present at the Heath High School Shooting in 1997.  Please know the pain will subside, but also know to never forget.  The sun will shine again.  For me it has been 10 years and tragedies like yours are constant reminders.  My heart and prayers go out to everyone at VT.  Be strong for each other, the community and the country.

Trent, U of L Grad Student

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Louisville, Kentucky • #10826

THERE ARE NO PERFECT WORDS TO EASE THE PAIN OF THIS HORRIBLE ACTION TAKEN UPON VT. I FEEL YOUR PAIN, AND YES AT THIS POINT AND TIME IN HISTORY EVERYONE IS A HOKIE. MAY GOD BLESS EVERYONE WITH VT AT THIS TIME, MAY HE IN HIS GRACE BRING PEACE ONCE AGAIN TO YOUR BEAUTIFUL, SERENE CAMPUS. ALWAYS, ALWAYS REMEMBER THE GOOD MEMORIES. MY HEART IS ALWAYS WITH YOU AT THIS TIME AND FROM NOW ON IN MY PRAYERS.
PJ CRAWFORD IN KY

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • RICHMOND, KY • #10827

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone there and their families, I cannot imagine what you guys are going through but if you look to God, He will get you through this. My whole school is pulling for you. I really wish I could give you all a big hug, God Bless You.

Beth Sutherland

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Memphis, TN • #10828

The international students at Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland would like to extend our deepest sympathy and heartbreak for your tragedy.  Being among an international community here in Ireland, I can assure you that the world is in shock and is praying for you and your school.  May God bless you and keep you and your community.

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Limerick,Ireland • #10829

During the darkest of times, the light of God still shines brightly.  May you find peace, comfort and hope for the future, knowing that so many are holding you in their prayers. God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Louisivlle, KY • #10830

Never Forget Virginia Tech

Hearts are broken
Tonight we cry
How could this happen
Why oh why?
Students and staff
With lives wiped away
Unknown answers -
As we mourn and pray
Stunned by a madman
Lives torn in two
Happened so fast
There wasn’t a clue
Two lives taken
No warning at all
Two hours later
More than thirty did fall
Bullets rambling
No matter the age
Downed by a lost soul
Acting out his rage.
With God beside us
Tonight we cry
So many loved ones
Having to die –
Don’t know the reason
As we felt the affect
We will never forget
Lives lost at Virginia Tech.

©Sylvia Allison
4/18/07

As through life we are blessed with loved ones and friends -
Through unknown reasons tragically it ends.
God be with each and everyone of you as you grieve and mourn these lives lost. Hold on to the promise you will meet again.
God Bless
The Allison family in Burlington, North Carolina

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Burlington, NC • #10831

Today we are all Hokies! We raise our children to beware of strangers and to avoid situations that may be dangerous, we push them to strive for greatness and pray that they listen. We hope they choose to attend college in hopes that they will find the greatness we pushed so hard for them to achieve. We breath a small sigh of relief when they get to college knowing that we must of done something right. You just don’t expect that relief to turn in to such sorrow. May god bless you all and provide you with the strength and comfort only he can provide.

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Tamp FL *USF Bulls mom* • #10832

To the students, faculty, staff, family, friends and citizens no words could possibly be enough to ease the pain of the tragedy you have face and are continuing to face. Please always remember that prayer is still the most powerful tool that you can depend on. As the world prays you, please keep the faith and know that God is not dead, he loves you and so do we. May the Lord bless and keep you forever.

Dionne A. Summers
South Carolina State University

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Orangeburg, SC • #10833

Dear Tech Family:
May the words of this song bring you some small measure of comfort. Know that the world is praying for you. Please keep building, dreaming, praying, believing, loving, and singing…

Sincerely-
Laura (Tech Alum- 1995 School of Education)

“Anyway” by Martina McBride (Martina McBride/Brett Warren/Brad Warren)

1st Verse

You can spend your whole life buildin’
Somethin’ from nothin’
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway

2nd Verse

You can chase a dream
That seems so outta reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway

Chorus

God is great
But sometimes life ain’t good
And when I pray
It doesn’t always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
(Yeah) I do it anyway (yeah, yeah)

3rd Verse

This world’s gone crazy
And it’s hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway

4th Verse

You can love someone with all your heart
For all the right reasons
And in a moment they can choose to walk away
Love ‘em anyway

(Repeat Chorus)

5th Verse

You can pour your soul out singin’
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they’ll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
Yeah, sing it anyway, yeah yeah

I sing
I dream
I love anyway, yeah

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Unionville, Virginia • #10834

Wishing all of you swift healing, sweet dreams and vivid and vibrant memories of those who have passed on.
May you find peace.

Nancy McBride

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Tottenham, Ontario, Canada • #10835

Dear Virginia Tech,
Words cannont express the pain, horror, and sorrow this community feels for you. For me personally I just want the families to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and that words can not begin to describe the pain and hurt I feel for you. Hokie Nation is behind you, you are not alone, may god bless all of you and we will help you through this.

Devin (20)

April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Radford, Virginia • #10836

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April 18, 2007, 9:23am • Wuhan, Hubei, China • #10837

I am sorry for your losses but god is with them now and he will take care of them. But we will keep all of them in our prays and thoughts god bless u

sincerely
wendi kennedy and family

April 18, 2007, 9:24am • sweetwater texas • #10838

I feel so sorry for all the mothers and fathers that lost thier children in the shootings; My prayers are with you
-dv

April 18, 2007, 9:24am • Washington, DC • #10839

Your school is truly inspiring to me. You have taken this horrendous act of violence and turned it into a story of courage, strength, and support for one another. My thoughts and prayers are with you (as are those of our entire country).
-JDS

April 18, 2007, 9:24am • Arlington, MA • #10840

While I did not attend VT, I am an alumnae of Hollins College just down the road.  I wanted to express that my thoughts and prayers go out to each of the victims families as well as the entire VT community.  May God bring you peace, and may fond memories of your loved ones bring you comfort.  Blessings to all of you… Sara

April 18, 2007, 9:24am • Birmingham, AL • #10841

Im shocked and horrified on what had happened…
How can lives end in such tragic ways....
My deepest condolences to all VA Tech students, staff, families and friends who have their love ones…
My thought and prayers are with you all....

Rose Ruslan..
KL, M’sia

April 18, 2007, 9:24am • KL, Malaysia • #10842

On behalf of my family and my employer, we all would like to express our deepest condolences to all the victims and their families and friends as well as all faculty, staff and students.  Our prayers for your losses and recovery therefrom are with you always as well as our love.

The entire Spooner Family & employees of Northeast Transit Enterprises, Inc.

April 18, 2007, 9:24am • Madison, NY & Rochester, NY • #10843

dear all,im very sory for those that has lost a loved one on that tragic day. my hart goes out to every family and friend. god bless.

Andy gray

April 18, 2007, 9:24am • pulaski,va • #10844