Condolences, April 18, 2007

To my ACC brothers and sisters,
Words cannot explain how sorry I am for what you all have had to endure over the last few days and what you will have to endure in the days ahead. Know that the thoughts and prayers of millions are with you. Stay strong!
Cristin
UNC-Wilmington 2004
UNC-Chapel Hill Law 2007

April 18, 2007, 9:38am • Chapel Hill, NC (and Charlotte, NC) • #11146

To the VT victim’s families, faculty, students and university community:

Please know that your neighbors in Canada are deeply saddened by the tradegy at your school this past week. We are praying for all of you at this time of mourning.

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Windsor, Ontario, CANADA • #11147

I believe that God is with all of us to help us through our sorrow, confusion, anger, dispair and every other emotion we may feel.  Please do not isolate.  Reach out to others and together we can heal the pain.  April 16, 2007 is a day we shall never forget, but we will continue on.  And even though it probably doesn’t feel right, it is ok to smile again.

Lisa Arant

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Rockville, MD • #11148

My heart is breaking for all of you suffering from this horrible, unthinkable act of evil.  I started praying for the families of the victims and for the wounded immediately.  We will continue to pray for healing and comfort.  We live in a small community in New Jersey.  If there is anything that we can do, anything please let us know.  I have a 6 and 14 year old.  We are quite involved in our community and our church.  We will all continue to lift you up in prayer. I am so so sorry.  Tears are covering our entire town, state and country.  And our wonderful God feels your pain and will comfort you.  With love, Laura, Paul and children Loubell2@aol.com

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Point Pleasant , NJ • #11149

Dear all,

I am a Chinese student who will attend to my master degree study in Boston this May, and I am shocked by this news!

It is said that the gunman is Asian, I feel very sorry about all the life that gone, and all the sorrow and fear that will be in VT for a while, why are people killing each other??

I know I can’t say I understand your feelings, all I can do is stay beside you, and wish you be even stronger after this tragic, that’s what the American’s spirit, and the reason I come to USA for my study, freedom, and the braveheart.

I will pray for you.

Alex

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Dalian, China • #11150

I am so sorry for the tragedy that hit your beautiful campus and university family on Monday.
It is impossible to make sense of a such a horrific event.
Please know that the victims, survivors and everyone impacted by this tragedy are in our prayers in these difficult days.

God Bless You.

Tamara Steele

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada • #11151

Dear All at Virgina Tech,
My family’s thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you all.

Your’s Truley
The Vincellette’s

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Hadley, Ma • #11152

my deepest condolences to every one who was in the virgina tech at the time of the shooting no words what i can say could ever exspress what i feel for the families of the people in virginia tech.

r.i.p
from everyone in liverpool , united kingdom
r.i.p

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • liverpool , united kingdom • #11153

Dear VT family,

When i heard this news last morning, i felt shocked and very sad. Eventhough i live a thousand miles from Virginia, USA, my thoughts, prayers always with you and your family. VIVA VIRGINIA TECH. INDONESIA ALWAYS WIRH YOU.

Regards,

Yanuar Hendarto, M.Sc
Boston University Class of 1998

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Jakarta, Indonesia • #11154

To the bereft, the wounded, the grief-stricken, the VA Tech community, the first responders, the faculty and staff, and anyone at all who has been affected by the tragedy at Virginia Tech,

While no words of mine can ease your loss, I wanted you all to know that I am grieving with you and thinking of you often.  Your sorrow is shared by the many offers of condolences from around the world. I extend to you my heartfelt condolences and am dedicating my prayers for your healing.  May the beauty, innocence, and enthusiasm of your daughters, sons, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles, and neighbors live forever in your hearts.

With love and sympathy,
Hilary Shaw

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Columbus, OH USA • #11155

Words don’t seem to be strong enough to express how deeply this has affected those families and students at Virginia Tech.  As a college student myself, this tragedy has touched me.  Never once when I drive to my campus do I ever think that anything bad or dangerous is going to happen.  I’m sure that the victims went to school on Monday thinking that very thing.  After all, we are taught that schools are supposed to be safe.  It is so wrong that the safety of that school was violated and yet wrong and bad things happen all the time.  I wish so hard that they didn’t.  None of those people who lost their lives deserved what happened to them.  It was senseless and it isn’t fair. 

I’m praying so hard for all of the families, students, faculty, and everyone who was involved.  May you all find peace and comfort.  It will be hard, I know, but one day peace and comfort will come.  God bless you all and I’m thinking of you daily.

Christa Duve
Southeastern Louisiana University

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Hammond, Louisiana, USA • #11156

I deeply regret what has happened! But this should be reason enough to overthink your laws concerning weapons for everyone. Let the 32 killing not be in vain.
Christoph Heinzle / Austria

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Austria • #11157

Our deepest sympathy to family and friends of all involved… our family will keep you and in our prayers and hearts… sending {{{hugs}}} from the family

The Harters

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Cincinnati, OH • #11158

We are all thinking and praying for you. I’m so sorry for your loss of friends, family and feeling of safety.

The Junkins, Patino and Kaplon Family.

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Burlington ,Wisconsin • #11159

Do Not Stand At My Grave and Weep
By Mary Frye

“Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow. 
I am the diamond glint on snow. 
I am the sunlight on ripened grain. 
I am the gentle autumn rain. 
When you waken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight. 
I am the soft star that shines at night. 
Do not stand at my grave and cry. 
I am not there. I did not die.”

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • charlotte nc • #11160

There are no words that can explain why people choose evil and to take joy from others. Maybe in their delusion they believe they can steal the joy of others that has, in their mind, been unfairly stolen from them.

To the President of Virginia Tech and your Police staff: While some attempt to place blame remember, If you had locked down the entire campus, you would have locked a well armed, angry and proven murderer, in a dorm full of different victims. (It was a No Win Situation). Please know you did the best you could under impossible circumstances.  May the Lord Bless you, your staff and the young men and women you love and guide.
In Christ,
Vincent

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Franklin, TN. • #11161

My family and I would like for the Virgina Tech family and community to know how sad we truly are for your loss of loved ones. Inspite of what your are going through remember there is peace after the storm. Here is a quote that means a very lot to me, and I hope it can be a blessing to someone:

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”
Martin Luther King Jr., Strength to Love, 1963

May God be with you all, Dwight Morgan and Family!

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Dallas, TX • #11162

TO ALL THAT HAS LOST SOMEONE IN THIS TRAGETY:
I can say that this is hard for all, but not as hard for who has lost a brother, sister, friend, and classmate. I personally didn`t do to Virginia Tech nor aam I a college student, I am a freshman in high schol. I just want all the people who lost a loving one to keep them dearly in your heart. With Much Love, Isabel

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Kenosha, WI, United States • #11163

If sorrow is divided when it is shared, I hope your sorrow lessened by the comments on this site.  You are in my heart, tears, thoughts and prayers.

Kati Wylie

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Poplar Bluff, Missouri • #11164

My heart goes out to the whole Hokie community and their families. I will keep you all in my thought and prayers.

Susan Ives

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Norfolk, VA • #11165

Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone associated with Virginia Tech.  I have family attending the college, thankfully she is ok but
we join everyone in mourning those that were lost.
Healing will take time.  Try to remember the good times and let your loved ones know that they’re loved.

Joe, Lisa and Nathan Phoenix

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Walton, NY • #11166

Between the Clouds

Between the clouds the sky is blue…
A bit of heaven shining through..If a
gold edge gilds the grey...The sunshine
can’t be far away.

Though the clouds look full of rain..
It is useless to complain....Do not let your moods be swayed....By the weather,
light and shade.

Fortune changes like the sky...Spirits
drop and hopes soar high...Life is full
of ups and downs...Failures, triumphs,
smiles and frowns.

Keep on looking for a sign...Then some
day the sun will shine...Keep your
mental vision clear...and the blue skies
will appear.

Our family reaches out to everyone affected by this tragedy.  May God bless and comfort you in your time of dispair.  We have shed tears of pain for all the vicitms and contiune to keep everyone in our prayers.

The Ferrari Family

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Dorchester, New Jersey • #11167

May God hold all of us in his arms and comfort us in this time of sorrow.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  Till we meet them again may they rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Red Deer, Alberta. CANADA • #11168

Please know that I send prayers and hope for understanding to the many families and friends.  This was such a tragic time, but you must continue to pursue your education and understand things will somehow get back to normal eventually.
Angela W. - A High School Teacher-Washington, DC

April 18, 2007, 9:39am • Washington, DC • #11169

My family would like to express our deepest condolences to the virginia Tech community.  Our thoughts and prayers and with those of you who survived, and those whom you lost.  Find comfort in those around you. God bless you and yours.
Dennis and Robin Miller and children

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Port St. Lucie, FL • #11170

Your all in my thoughts and prayers, god bless all of you!

-Heather

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Peck, Michigan • #11171

Our condolences to all the people involved in this tragedy , may God be with you always

Will C

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Bolivia • #11172

I pray that God be with us all through this, especially with the students at VA Tech and the families and friends of those killed.

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Rochester, NY • #11173

Our family wishes to extend our condolences to the friends and families of the victims of this horrid tragedy.  As a mother I realize this is the worst nightmare for so many parents, and I pray that God will bring peace as you all mourn these tragic losses. We truly mourn with you, and we pray for you all.
Arthur and Crystal Bruce and children

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Niangua, MO • #11174

My deepest sympathy to all of the families who have lost someone during this tragic event.  My prayers are with those injured and all of the VT students.  It is amazing how all colleges have come together to support the school.  Hokie Love! 
Debby VT ‘83

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • King George, VA • #11175

As an avid Tech alum, I was stunned and dismayed by the events on Monday.  My heart goes out to each of the families touched by this sad and dark hour in the history of our beloved University. 

As I contacted other alums throughout the country, we all spoke of our intense sadness, but also our intense love for the school where we all met and formed friendships that have lasted over 25 years.

My prayers and thoughts will be with the students, families, faculty, staff, administration, university workers, police officers and the entire Blacksburg and Christiansburg communities that have been affected by this terrible tragedy.  Please know that you are being supported by many, many thousands of alumni and their families.

We love you all.  We are Hokies!  We are Virginia Tech!!

Cindy
VT 1984

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Takoma Park MD • #11176

may god bless you all at virginia tech,at this very sad time. my thoughts and prayers are with you all.  the fenton family. coventry. uk

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • england • #11177

The times that feel the loneliest are the times for the people in our lives, and even strangers, to pull together to grieve and support. Embrace the love and return the gift. God is near.

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Birmingham, Alabama • #11178

All of my thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech at this sorrowful time, may God grant everyone the strength needed to support each other be it family, friend, stranger or loved one.You will all get there and eventually you will smile and laugh again with all the precious memories that you have made and shared together, thinking of you all
Michelle Jarvis, London

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Great Britain • #11179

I share my deepest condolences with everyone who lost their loved ones. My thoughts and prayers are with all the VTU students and their family/loved ones who had to undergo this harrowing experience. May God give you the strength to recover from this tragedy.

Let us pledge today to do our best to prevent such unfortunate incidents, in which innocent young lives are snuffed out in their prime for no fault of theirs.

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Bangalore (KA), India • #11180

My Heart and prayers go out to each and every student and staff member of Virginia Tech. It is truly a shock to the world. My heart goes out to each of the victims family and friends. May God be with you and keep you safe and strong through this mouring periord. We will never forget what has happened and what seems like any other Monday. My heart and mind is there with you. God Bless.

Jeff Pinnick, Waynedale High School Class of 2009

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Apple Creek, Ohio • #11181

Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech community, and our hearts go out to all of those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy.  We have been touched by the tremendous strength and spirit that you all have displayed, and hope that you find comfort knowing that so many people are thinking about you.

The Wingrat Family

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Baltimore, Maryland • #11182

As faculty at a University, a lover of education, and a parent, I am so very sorry for what has happened in your community and to your families.

Jamey Nystrom
Frostburg State University

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Hagerstown Maryland • #11183

Every time we think about this cowardly act, our hearts sink.  Then we say a pray for all those families affected and the Hokie families around the world.  May God comfort and bless each and every soul affected! 

Continually praying ~ The Stoots Family

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Mobile, AL • #11184

God wraps His loving arms around us all.  My our faith in what is Good, Providential and Grace-filled sustain us.

A Professor at The University of Toledo

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Toledo, OH • #11185

Our hearts go out to the families who lost a child, those who lost a sibling, spouse, co-worker, teacher, friend. May you all feel God’s presence during these difficult days and in the days ahead.
God Bless all of you.
The Duane Reif family

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Hoisington, KS • #11186

My son is a student at Virginia Tech and I graduated from this wonderful university 32 years ago. My family is deeply saddened at the loss of life in this unimaginable tragedy. Seeing the images of the Drillfield, Duck Pond, War Memorial, and the beautiful Virginia Tech graystone buildings . . . scenes so familiar from memories of a vibrant college community has been heartbreaking. We will never forget the students, faculty, and families who lost their loved ones or the courage and dignity of the students as they put their lives back together. It is with love and confidence in the Virginia Tech community that we send our most heartfelt wishes for the future. Virginia Tech remains a place of beauty and we pray that it will soon return to a place of peace and learning. May the love of the Hokie Family continue to surround all of you in the days to come. Nancy Smith Gray ‘75

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • West Lebanon, New Hampshire • #11187

This is a very sad time for our Nation.I would like to give my deepest sympathy for the family’s ,friends,teachers,.My prayers are with you all.I can not conceive the loss I too am a parent.I have watched this unfold on CNN.I believe the students and teachers are all heroes.I believe this University will overcome and unite together for strength .God Bless you all

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • East Moriches,NY • #11188

From my family to yours we would like to send our thoughts and condolences to all of the VT family and students.

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Nages Head , NC / Dare County • #11189

Fellow Hokies,

My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Virginia Tech Community as we grieve together over this terrible tragedy. May God help us in our time of need.

Keith Yates
Class of 2004
Civil Engineering

April 18, 2007, 9:40am • Louisville, KY • #11190

I said a special prayer last night......

I said a special prayer last night for you.  I prayed that the love that’s in this world will help to heal the pain that’s in your heart.  May God give you the strenghth to get through this emotional time.

Our hearts and minds are with you.

April 18, 2007, 9:41am • from Hampton, VA in Atlanta, GA • #11191

I am a Hokie, class of 1985.  The sadness I feel for everyone and everything that was lost is indescribable.  Even though I’m not there on campus, I stand with you in spirit, as does everyone who ever passed through the University.  The entire community is in my prayers.

--’Kat’

April 18, 2007, 9:41am • Odenton, MD USA • #11192

Knowing that all those beautiful people have suddenly passed away is very very sad and tragic.

“May they Rest in Peace in glorious Heaven.”

My prayers & sympathies are with them now. To their families & friends, I give you my deepest heartfelt condolences. I wish I could make your pain go away. I am so sorry this has happened.

Chris Coates, Toronto.

April 18, 2007, 9:41am • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #11193

Your university community will remain in my prayers. 
I have been shedding tears for these innocent victims along with their families, friends and
their Hokie family.
Your Hokie spirit of unity and family should be
a beacon to the rest of the country and the world.

I am so proud that you are showing the world the
spirit and resolve of Americans. You will prevail and become stronger in the process.

The eyes of the world are upon your community.

Thank you for representing all of us Americans.

God Bless,
Claudia Tanzer

April 18, 2007, 9:41am • Cordova, TN USA • #11194

Our family would like to express our deepest sympathies to all the victims’ families, friends,students,faculty the whole Virginia Tech family. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.May God bless each and every one of you.
Jimmy and Candice Wilson

April 18, 2007, 9:41am • Allen, Oklahoma • #11195