Condolences, April 18, 2007

There in no words… there are no ways to… After the tempest comes the rainbow and than the sun will shine again. Sharing with you… Dani

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Sweden/Italy • #11296

Word can never truly tell you all at Virginia Tech how truly sorry the Blake family are for the tragedy and senseless lose of so many gifted students and faculty and we as a nation Mourns with you. I graduated last year from Lehman College and would never in a life time picture something like this taken place at a higher education institution. We as a nation care so deeply and know this could have very well been our love ones. So we pray that God with give you the strength to go on at this very difficult time in your life’s, God peace be with you all.

Found this poem on the web
At the rising of the sun and at its going down, we remember them. Winter. In the rebirth of spring, we remember them. At the beginning of the year and when it ends, we remember them. When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them. When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them. When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them. When we have decisions that are difficult to make, we remember them when we have achievements that are based on theirs, we remember them. As long as we live, they too shall live, for they are a part of us, as we remember them.
Love the Blake Family.

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • BRONX, NEW YORK • #11297

I was deeply shocked when I read the news about the Virginia Tech campus shootings. My thoughts are with their family and all the students.

I wish to send my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the deceased.

Be sure that they will never be forgotten!”

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Eliana Stanziola and Family, Panama City, Republic • #11298

Dear All,
I am writing to express my deepest condolences to all affected by this tradegy at Virginia Tech.  I offer my prayers to the victims and their familes.  Go in peace and dont his madness bring you down.  Continue fighting and having hope for the future.  Aim high and be blessed.

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • rochester,ny • #11299

To All:

My prayers and condolences to all the families who have had to suffer such a great loss. Your child is a gift of God. No parent should have to go through this. You are suppoosed to outlive your children.Having a child in high school and thinking of her going away to college makes me feel scare just to think this can happen.

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Hollywood,Florida 33021 • #11300

Que buen ejemplo da una cultura que enajena, que desnuda al mas débil, que segrega,
Que promesa puede haber de mejores tiempos, cuando la violencia es el principal entretenimiento, niños que asesinan niños en escuelas, tienen el diablo por dentro como dice mi abuela.  Junito

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Fredericksburg, VA • #11301

To All,

May God be with you in this great time of greif. May he bless all of you and help with the healing process. We are deeply sorry for your loss and we will continue to pray for yall. (Dear heavenly Father, please be with these parents, sisters, brothers, and friends at this great time of need. Watch over them. Dear lord we dont know the reasons surrounging this tragedy, but we do know that you are with them and with the familys. Amen.)

The Pendley Family

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Bridgeport, Texas • #11302

To Virginia Tech students, staff, families and community affected by this tragedy. 
Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone and may you find peace and comfort in the lord.
God Bless You All,
Gia Garcia & Johnny Rodriguez

Our Children: Stephanie, Shawn, Lisa, Alexis, Javier, Mayra

Grandchildren: Ivan, Noah, Elijah, Isiah

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Maple Shade, New Jersey (USA) • #11303

Proud to be a Hokie and I will always be proud to be a Hokie.

Alison Leonard

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Los Angeles, Ca • #11304

It’s hard to understand God’s plan in the wake of a tragedy of this magnitude, but I pray you all have rest in knowing that He is not the author of evil and sometimes allows terrible things to happen for reasons we cannot understand.  He is a loving and gracious God.  My prayers are with you and I hope that you all find hope and light in the midst of all the darkness, I know He will support you if you cannot go on alone.  I urge anyone who nelds help to seek it, many are willing to give you whatever you need. I love all of you and my prayers are with you continually.

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

- John 16:33 ESV

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Stafford, VA • #11305

To the Virginia Tech Community,
My heartfelt saddness goes out to you in this time of immense sorrow.  Your students and faculty are exemplifying to the nation standards of courage and strength.  May God be at your side as you begin the healing process. 
Amy Courtney
Elementary Teacher

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Lincoln, Nebraska • #11306

With deepest sympathy to all. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone.

Doug Russell, USAF

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Fort Walton Beach Florida • #11307

All of you, especially the victims and their families, are in our prayers at Northern Kentucky University.  May your mourning relieve you of your sorrows as much as possible.  Bless you all.

Brian J. Hoelker
Pi Kappa Alpha
Northern Kentucky University

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Highland Heights, KY • #11308

To the students, Staff, and people of and around Virginia Tech.
As a former student of Texas A&M, I feel the pain you are suffering.  I know that a great number of you were in pain for the Aggies who lost their lives in the tragic collapse of the Aggie Bonfire.
We are in support of you and pray with you during this time of grief.
“May God bless you all and keep you”
Dan Morris
Texas A&M University
Class of ‘72

April 18, 2007, 9:46am • Teague, Texas Freestone County • #11309

My fiance and I extend our deepest condolences to the Virginia Tech family and community. May God hold and comfort you all in this time of sorrow. All of us in the Aggie family have been deeply saddened by this tragic event and we grieve with you. Although the rings Ana and I wear say we are Aggies, today we are Hokies. God bless you all.

Steve Criddle
Ana Jafari

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • College Station, Texas • #11310

My prayers are with you, I also pray that all violence will stop forever.
Gene and Jackie Collins
Peoria Ill.

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • peoria Ill. • #11311

I am so saddened by the horrific events that took place on April 16, 2007. I graduated from Virginia Tech in 2005. I never ever felt unsafe there. My heart hurts for the families, the university, and the community of Blacksburg. But I know, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that next year and the years to follow, VT will be the safest campus in America. I know that Hokie Nation will rise up and come together...out of this terrible situation with hope and courage to stand together. God bless Virginia Tech.

Kelly

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Duffield, VA • #11312

Dear Students, Family, and Staff of VT:

I would like to express my deepest condolences to all of you. I know this is a terrible time for you all, but I encourage you to be strong and have faith. I pray that this event not weigh heavy on your hearts and minds for long, and that you not give up on your dreams and aspirations because they have been interrupted. May God Bless You and Keep You!

~Chastity Sims
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Chattanooga, TN • #11313

To the friends and families of those lost, know that this event has touched far more people than you can even imagine.  We are all holding onto you and you should take from our strength. 

VT is an inspiration for a nation, for the world, as to what we all have the potential for if we put aside our differences and pull together for the common good. 

VT stand tall and be strong.  Each and every one of you should be very proud of yourselves and your school.  Those who were lost are looking down on you with great pride. Yes, whenever VT is mentioned, this event will be forever remembered, but what will be remembered more is the way you have all pulled together as a family of more than 26,000 and shown the world that love and goodness far exceed evil. As the future leaders of our country, remember what power there is in righteousness and remember what a positive impact you have had on the world during some of your darkest days.  We share your pain.

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Pittsburgh, PA • #11314

Dear VT Community,
We are heartbroken over this tragedy… our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.  Your beautiful collective spirit shines through each day.  God bless you all and may He provide you comfort and peace.  “You, Oh Lord, Keep my lamp burning; my God turns my darkness into light.” - Psalm 18:28
Love and prayers,
Jim and Mary Wright

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Satellite Beach, FL • #11315

My family would like to express our deepest sympathy to all of the innocent people who are suffering from the tragedy that has fallen upon Virginia Tech and its community. Our hearts and prayers are with each and every one of you. With Deepest Sincerity, Kim Singer and Family

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Delray Beach, Florida • #11316

As an alumni of Virginia Tech, my family, friends and I are in complete and udder shock that something of this magnitude would ever happen at our beloved campus.  Even though it has only begun to sink in, this will be felt in so many ways for a long time.  However, we ARE Virginia Tech.  We are the Hokie Nation.  Dr. Giovanni put it so elequontly in her beautiful poem at the convocation on Tuesday.  We shall embrace this.  Our prayers go out to all Hokies.  And on days like this, we are all Hokies.  As part of the Hokie family, we are here for those that need a shoulder to lean on or an ear to listen.  If you wish to call or contact us, those of you familiar with VT know how to reach us.  May God bless us all.

Richard (’01) and Connie Beauchamp, and Liam

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Danville, WV • #11317

My thoughts and prayers are with all of those who lost family and friends at Virginia Tech. I don’t think the word “tradgey” can even begin to describle the incomprehensible loss of life that occured on Monday. A tradegy is a car accident...or the suicide of a loved one...I don’t think that the words on our lips can describe the loss that we all felt around the nation. Especially those who lost someone. So senseless… As a mother I can’t imagine the pain that the mothers and fathers feel...and as a sister, I can’t imagine the loss of my lifelong friend. I hope that you can begin healing. Remember that God is with you always, especially in these times of sorrow. May peace be with you all.

Katrina, Ian, and Danika Kincade

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Portsmouth, VA • #11318

To the entire Virginia Tech Community and Nation.  You’re all in my thoughts and prayers.  I’m thinking of you all. For the families and friends that have lost a loved one in this tragic event, know that they are in heaven.  I along with the rest of the world feel a great sorrow today. Stand up stand proud and always remember that your a HOKIE.  We will get through this together.  Everyone feels the pain you feel.

Ann K.

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Springfield, TN • #11319

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Virginia Tech Community. May GOD give you the strength and courage needed during this difficult time.

DM

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Miami, FL • #11320

Dear all

We are with you all around the world, our deepest condolence from Australia. I am an University student and this could it happened to us too so this is a tragedy for the whole world..

May god bless you to your families and friends

Andres Arbelaez
Australia australia4utoo@hotmail.com

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Brisbane Australia • #11321

Our thoughts, prayers and wishes go to all the famalies, friends and loved ones of those who lost their lives on that horrific day.  There are no words to heal the pain, but as I have just lost my mother one month ago, I know your pain.  Time will help, but never stop the pain you feel.  God be with you and may you feel His healing power during your time of grief.

Orvis and Jamie

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Lexington, KY • #11322

I Sharae James and my family would like to give our deepest condolences to the families who were affected by this tragical occurance. We will continue to keep everyone in our prayers and in our hearts. Words can’t express our concern, and empathy for the families of the students who passed on. Keep your mind clear and your heart warm!
With Deepest Sympathy,
Sharae James & Family

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Riverhead, New York • #11323

We are so very sorry for the tragedy that took so many young lives and a few older lives as well.  Those children could have been any of our children.  Our hearts go out to the loved ones left behind.

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Barboursville, VA • #11324

As a young adult I know what it’s like to lose friends that are close to you. I am sooo sorry for everything that you have dealt with this past week.
My prayers go out to those that lost loved ones, and friends; to those that still don’t know whether their loved one is ok or not; and to those that were sitting right next to someone when ther life was stolen from them. That is the WORST thing that anyone should ever have to deal with, and as a young adult it’s even worse.
I cannot even try to make things better, but know that people areound the world are praying for you all.
-Faith Enes

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Ft. Myers. FL • #11325

Being a Radford University graduate and having family and close friends that attend/attended Tech, these past couple of days has been extremely heart breaking.  I have been praying and keeping the Virginia Tech community in my thoughts since I first got word of this tragedy.  Blacksburg will bounce back from this and the whole community will be closer then ever before.  Just know, Hokies, that you have a whole Nation and a whole World behind you now!  We are all Hokies!!

Megan
RU 2004

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Glen Allen, VA • #11326

I would like to express my condolences to everyone affected by the tragedy that has taken place on your campus. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough time.  The strength of men is not measured by the events in his life rather by how he reacts to the events in his life.  The entire Virginia Tech Community has shown incredible grace, you are inspiration to the world.  God Bless you all. 

From my campus to yours~ Lots of Love and Prayers
Michelle Weemaes
Instructor, Ferris State University

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Big Rapids, Mi • #11327

Dear all, i want to send you all my best and pray that everything works out for the greater good. i am deepely sorry for what happened, and wish that everyone knows that the world is here for them.
Form the entire state of Arkansas And The Mountain Home Bombers. we love you.

Stiles

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Mtn Home Arkansas • #11328

Throughout all of this horrific tragedy, my family and I remain proud to be members of the Blacksburg community. We are all experiencing such deep heaviness in our hearts, a darkness over our community. We must never forget the promise in the lives lost as we move forward. I encourage everyone, especially the NATIONAL news media to please stop asking what could have been done differently, which only causes anger and pain - this does not allow our community to heal. Let us begin to be at peace with what has occurred, comfort one another, and grow in spirit and hope.
Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 9:47am • Blacksburg, Virginia • #11329

My friends ask if my son is alright, did he get hurt. We all got hurt. We are a little not alright right now.

We are all going through the five stages of grief and pulling together, we will get through them.

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Columbia MD • #11330

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;”
Proverbs 3:5 John & Angie Thompson

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Virginia Beach, VA • #11331

To all the families, friends, faculty students and all who were touched by the sad events that took place this week.  May you all find comfort in your wonderful memories of those who were taken so tragically.  May you find the strength to keep going, even though this will forever be in your mind and soul.  May those of you that were injured, have a speedy recovery.  Just know that we are all deeply sadened by this tragedy and you will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

Eydie, Mike, Savanna and Ashlyn Stone
Wilmington, NC

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Wilmington, NC • #11332

All of us in our family pray for peace, solace and rebirth in God’s all-embracing love. 
Dean Davison

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Shawnee, Kansas • #11333

My 6 yr old daughter asked me why I was crying and I told her something terrible had happened.  She then proceeded to ask if it was like when “those towers” fell and through my tears I told her it was different and the same.

Our prayers are with you all,
The Park Family

“Few things define us more than how we struggle.  When we struggle through the crisis with God all the way to the blessing, we are gloriously redefined.”

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Round Rock, TX • #11334

My family would like to express my condolences to everyone that was effected by these terrible act of this very disturbed individual. My heart goes out to all of you. Everyone is in our prayers and hearts in Manhattan, KS.
With Love From Alana Reed, Darian Stone, Destiney Stone, Dominique Stone and Desmond William

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Manhattan, Kansas • #11335

Dear Virginia Tech Students and Staff.

On belhalf of my Guatemalan community in Chicago we would like to express condolences to you all for the absurd tragedy this past Monday April 16, 2007.
We hope that you all relief and pray for the victims and the killer who became of victim of himself as well.

We will pray as well for all of them.

Werner Trejo
Chicago IL
werguat92@yahoo.com
Guatemalan Community.

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Chicago IL • #11336

As a student I can’t imagine what those kids went through and what the Virginia Tech campus and community is going through. These were bright future leaders of our nation and other nations and for no reason at all were taken from us. Your pain and suffering is felt here and my thoughts and prayers go out to the families of all those killed and injured as well as the University of Virginia Tech.

David Macri

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • South Bend, Indiana • #11337

I am a faculty member from Washington State University. I offer my most heartfelt condolences to you. Your tragedy has effected us deeply.  I send my love and deep admiration to all students, faculty and staff. This week we are all Hokies.  Love heals--Jerry Pastore

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Pullman, Washington • #11338

i felt the pain, we felt the pain, the world felt the pain!!! you are not alone VT, we are with you.

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • China • #11339

Word can’t express the sadness that I am feeling for all those affected by this terrible tragedy. We are all thinking of you and praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • St. Louis, Mo • #11340

My life has been changed by this situation. As an educator I will look more carefully at the writings of students that seem unstable. I will do more to intervene. I will make a difference even more.

I can not imagine the pain being experienced by the friends and parents and relatives of these victims. I pray that God grant you all peace in the mist of the storm.

Sharing your grief,

Romona Jones

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Midland, Michigan • #11341

We are so very sorry.  All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
The Nelson family,

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Aberdeen South Dakota • #11342

As a student myself at NRCC, and a mother of 2, my heart has been ripped from chest. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy. As my sons are looking to their college careers I will remind them of the good we see everyday in those around us. May God continue to keep us strong and unified in the days to come. God Bless

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • Shawsville, Va-Montgomery County • #11343

It is so sad to hear this terrible news. My best wishes and prayers to those affected by this terrible tragedy.

- Darren

April 18, 2007, 9:48am • San Francisco, CA • #11344

To Virginia Tech Faculty,,Staff, & Students,

My prayers and sympathy go out to each everyone who has lost a loved one in this tragedy. 
May the Lord God Bless you and may He give you the peace that passes all understanding.
We love the HOKIES.

April 18, 2007, 9:49am • Camden, Alabama • #11345