Condolences, April 18, 2007

questa notizia mi ha scioccato e nn sò cosaltro dire tranne dare un fortissimo e caloroso abbraccio e, sentite condoglianze alle famiglie delle vittime.

April 18, 2007, 10:03am • Livorno-Italia • #11646

God Bless and give you all the strength you need to go forward. Family and friends of all, are in my prayers. I mourn with you and pray for you. I can’t begin to know your sorrow...but your loss has shown a bright light on everything that a mother holds close. Every moment will for ever be more dear.

April 18, 2007, 10:03am • Clinton,PA • #11647

i am so sorry for you guys. Its really hard to believe that this kind of thing happens and i hope you believe that i’m truely sorry for what happened.hope you guys the best.

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Butler, Missouri , USA • #11648

My love and prayers to all of you.  We are all saddened beyond words.

Brenda Mahone

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Charlottesville, VA • #11649

"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.” -Kahlil Gibran

May your community emerge from this with strenght, pose, and hope.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Tara Findlay, MEd, McGill University

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Montreal, QC, Canada • #11650

We share in your sorrow and are praying for all of you who were directly touched by this tragedy. We pray that you find strength in our Heavenly Father as you mourn the loss of your loved ones. We are so very sorry you have been hurt.

A praying family in Gaffney, South Carolina

Steve and Lisa Brumley

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • #11651

My heart and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. Please know that there are many praying for you all in this time of sorrow.

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Maine • #11652

"Today, there is no other color I’d rather wear.”

Elise

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Chantilly, VA • #11653

In your time of sorrow please find small comforts in the knowledge that the whole of the United States is with you.  There is no way for outsiders to fully understand but allow us to try.
From the Great State of Wisconsin.....
GO HOKIES!!!!!!!FOREVER AND EVER.

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Neosho Wisconsin • #11654

I keep thinking about all those left behind.  I keep thinking about all those lost.  I am so very sorry for the pain you were forced to feel. 

The sun will come out again.

God bless you all...every second of everyday.

With love, Renee

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Louisville, Kentucky • #11655

My thoughts and prayers are with every person connected with this awful tragedy at Virginia Tech.  Although I have no child there, I have broken down and cried as I have thought about those left with missing relatives, friends, colleagues and the horrific experience.  The following scripture may help some involved:  Phillippians 4:13--I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  I KNOW that already it is being shown that the VT community is being strong while grieving.  Peace be with you all.

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Memphis, Tennessee • #11656

May you and those you love be comforted in your time of need.  I’m so very deeply sorry for your loss.  I hope that someday you will be able to find peace with this, until then I hope that the people that surround you are as loving and understanding as you need them to be.  The people of our community mourn for you and your losses.  Our country is weakened by this tragedy of loss of brilliant youth. At this time there really are no words to ease the pain; all there is is just “i love you” and “we’re here.” And we are.

cecily

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Linesville, PA • #11657

Sympathy to the families of the victims and to the student and staff of VT are hearts and prayers go out to each of you.

We wish for peace of the souls of the deaprted!

Marilyn and Brianna(8)

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Orlando , Florida • #11658

It’s amazing to me how many people across the country this event affected. I think there is a reason that these United States are UNITED. When a tradgedy hits home, it hits us all.

My prayers are with the families and friends of the victims and of the shooter. We all need support during this time, even who we think are our enemies.

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Elkton, Virginia • #11659

Dear Students and Staff of Va Tech,
I can offer only my sympathy and remind you that the pain you feel extends far beyond the campus.  I have found strength and hope in the following words from author Robert Fulghum, perhaps it may give you hope in the days ahead.

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge
That myth is more potent than history
That dreams are more powerful than facts
That hope always triumphs over experience
That laughter is the only cure for grief
And I believe that love is stronger than death.”

I know you will survive this grief and be stronger.  Go Hokies!
Dave, Class of ‘71

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Roanoke, VA • #11660

From Barcelona City (Spain)
Me and my wife and little daughter from Spain we deep sorry about this horribles events in your comunity. Luna, my daugter, didn´t know why we were crying watching CNN...how to explain?.
animos!

best regards,
Miguel Muriel and Mieko Suzuki
suzuki@mecaplauto.e.telefonica.net

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Barcelona (Spain) • #11661

My prayers go out to you and your families I did not know any of you nor did I go to your school but my heart aches for you all I cry for you real tears my children feel for you all. May God Bless you

L.K.Brown

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Bronx NY • #11662

My name is Eslam Gouda and I am a student at the American University of Sharjah—located in the UAE. I want to present my deepest condolences to all of Virginia Tech University; to all who lost friends and love ones in the terrible massacre at your great university. Although my friends and I at the American University of Sharjah don’t have any friends at your university, we feel very sad for what happened to the students there; we feel that it’s our duty as university students to be together at bad times; we feel that we need each other and we must stand together in front of tragic incidents. So, please inform the rest of the students at Virginia Tech that our hearts are with them and we hope that days can recover what victims’ families and friends are feeling right now.

Sincerely,

Eslam Gouda
Student at the American University of Sharjah

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • United Arab Emirates- Sharjah • #11663

My heartfelt condolences to all who have lost a loved one. Unfortunately the tragedies such as this one are what consistently remind us that it is the relationships with ourselves and each other that are important, that keep us safe, that create our emotional and physical security. I pray that we will move forward with love for each other and a willingness to be our brother’s and sister’s keepers.

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Philadelphia, Pa • #11664

VT will get better, some how some way things will go back to “normal”. I will keep u all in my prayers. Time will heal all these wounds suffered on 4/16/07 and there will be a better day. VT will live on and will move foward, thats the least we all can do to remember those who were killed. GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!

April 18, 2007, 10:04am • Brooklyn,NY • #11665

Hi, I am Ahmad from Islamabad, Pakistan, I have heard and known about the incident through internet, I was really shocked and didn’t belived initially, I want to send my condolenses to the vitim families, May Allah(God) help them to recover from this tragedy. All Pakistani People are united with Americans in this crutical time. Its preety hard to say some thing about such a thing, its really a brutal act, and mostly done coward minded people, Trully speaking I was planning for Immigration to USA but now i am not sure weather thats the right thing do. We also have a destable environment in pakistan but its understadable becuase No Democarcy, Terrorist issues, Lack of education , poverty but its hard to bleive that incident of such a level can happen in Virgina , USA. I think USA Govt and CIA , Police are better equiped than Pakistan, but its really a shame to let this sort of thing happened. May Allah Help us all.

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Islamabad, Pakistan • #11666

To the students, faculty and parent’s of the victims - I am deeply saddened by the horrific events that happened.  We, as parents, send our children to college expecting the experience to be one of advanced education, life experience, fun, laughter and life-long friendships ... how very sad it is when the innocence of the experience is torn away in such a horrific manner.  Every student that I have heard speak from Virgina Tech has shown respect, courage and a commitment to help one another during this difficult time.  We honor you for that!  The entire world is with you at this time of saddness.  You will remain in our thoughts!  May your belief system keep you strong ... and may one day you find peace with these events!  - - B - -

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Arkansas • #11667

Half way around the world we are deeply saddened by this catastrophy. Please receive our condolences and know that all the families, friends and community are in our prayers. Our hearts go out to you and may you all find peace in this tough moment.
Barenco Ledesma & Waldrop Family

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Buenos Aires, Argentina • #11668

My deepest sympathy for all of you at Virginia Tech, especially to those of you that lost love ones.
Words cannot express how deeply sad I feel for you!

May God give you enough strenght and hope to go through this!

My thoughts are with you!

Daniela

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Cologne, Germany • #11669

Monday morning I was a Kangaroo from UMKC.
Monday afternoon I became a Hokie.
I will be a Kangaroo for now and possible ever.
I will be a Hokie for now and forever.

Godspeed.

Brian.

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Lee's Summit, Missouri • #11670

VA TECH FAMILY…

On 4/16 you stood alone to face a terrible tragedy.  Today, you stand surrounded by a country who walks beside you.  Although we cannot fully understand your pain, we are the shoulder for you to lean on and the arms to embrace you.

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Clifton Park, New York • #11671

We are so sorry!
K&L&EGG

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Acworth, Georgia • #11672

My heart and prayers go out to everyone in the Virginia Tech Community; I cant even begin to fathom what you must be going thru except to say I have no doubt that VT will bounce back from this stronger than ever. My deepest sympathies go out to the parents, students, faculty and staff of this wonderful university. Take care and much love from New Orleans!!!

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • New Orleans, Louisiana • #11673

My heart aches over the tragedy that has occurred at my beloved Alma Mater.  My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, the students, the faculty, the staff, the administration and all of the law enforcement, emergency, and medical personnel who were touched by Monday’s tragic events.  For those who have passed on to the next life, everlasting be their memories.

Doug Saunders, ‘76

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Montpelier, VA • #11674

My thoughts are with all those who have suffered by this tragedy. Many of you have lost your family and friends which is the worst thing that can happen to a person but the memories will always be there. I send you my condolences and my love. Christopher Gaskell.

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Preston, Lancashire, United Kingdom • #11675

My condolense’s are with all of you. It will take time but you will heal. Take this time to mourn for the one’s lost and rejoice the one’s who survived. My thought’s and prayers are with all of you!

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Westwego, LA • #11676

My deepest condolences and prayers to all staff, students and faculty of Virginia Tech. You will be strong and get through this. We should be safe at our schools, workplaces and homes. People all over the world are thinking of you. C’est vraiment affreux - je suis de tout coeur avec vous.
Victoria

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • #11677

Our sincere prayers go out to all the students, faculty, and staff at Va. Tech.  And our continued prayers go out to the families and friends who have lost their loved ones in this tragic event.  We pray that God heals your hearts as you try to move forward.  Until then, may God keep you safely in His arms and know how much he loves you all.  Sincerely, the Simmons Family

April 18, 2007, 10:05am • Woodbridge, VA • #11678

May God Bless you all during this tragedy.  For those who have lost love ones...Hold their memories close to your Heart and you will meet again in a place called “HEAVEN”.  GOD BLESS YOU ALL AT VIRGINIA TECH...We certainly feel for you, here in Canada. 

Lana Lovett

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Dartmouth, N.S., Canada • #11679

My family and friends would like to extend their deepest condolences in this time of need.  Our prayers are with you.

The Richards Family

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Miami, Florida • #11680

To everyone at Virginia Tech and to the familes of the lost and wouned please know that we are all praying for you and wishing for the best My heart and everyone in the nations are with you right next to you weither its states away or minutes away GodBless and GodSpeed

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Medford,NY • #11681

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech, and with all the families of the victems. God bless and keep you all in your hours of need.

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Attalla, AL / United States • #11682

The world is holding everyone at VT in their hearts as we follow this tragedy. Thank you to the families of Ryan Clark and Reema Samah for sharing your loved ones and their stories with the media. Your deep and abiding love for them and your pride in their accomplishments made our family cry and smile all at once. We are so sorry and our prayers are with you.

The Horkan Family

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • DeForest, WI • #11683

Rest in peace. God will help them.

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • amherst,ny • #11684

My family and friends from Staunton, VA are praying for the Virginia Tech communityand will continue to keep you in our hearts and our prayers.  We wish we could be there in body, but we are there in spirit, mind and prayers.

Kim Miller, family and friends

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Staunton, Virginia • #11685

Since my father and two other family members graduated from Virginia Tech, I feel a kinship to both the university and those who attend it and work for it.  I would like to express my family’s sincere condolences and prayers to each and every family who lost a loved one or had one injured.  We also know that their friends and classmates are in pain at their loss or injury, and are also praying for them.  God be with you through this terrible time.

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Fairfax Station, VA • #11686

Deepest condolences to the families and victims of Mondays tragedy. Too all of you who were witness to this horrifying event, may you all come to find the answers you seek, and may you again find peace. Lean on each other, for each other is what you have. The nations heart bleeds for you.

Hokies, I salute you.

Bear

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • The Vol Nation • #11687

this that is past, is something surreal is not possible that innocent people continue dying, my but felt pesame to all the University community of Virginia Tech, and to all those that are lost a dear being I animate ¡¡¡¡

Arqlogo. Edgar Daniel Pat Cruz
University of Yucatan
in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Merida, Yucatan, Mexico • #11688

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases
His mercies never come to an end
They are new every morning.
Great is Thy faithfulness,
The Lord is my portion, says my soul.
Therefore, I will hope in him.

Today is a new day - remember that God loves you so much.

Katie, VT class of 1998

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Manassas, VA • #11689

To the Virginia Tech faithful,
As I watched the various media outlets last night,I was overwhelmed with sadness,yet encouraged by the responses that I heard from some of the students and faculty.I believe that this tragic incident will only make you stronger,as a university,and as a people.Right now,it is hard to see any positives from this,but in time there will emerge a light at the end of the tunnel.Sometimes tribulation has a way of making us take a closer look at ourselves,and what we can do to make things better for us,and for others.The young man that did these terrible things was a disturbed individual,who could only see the despair and anguish that exists in this world.He was not unlike Solomon who proclaimed that “all things are vanity."It took Solomon most of his life to find out that there was much more to this life than living and dieing.There is a better way.Solomon was looking at the world from a place that was under the sun.We,as Christians,can look at the world from a completely different viewpoint.We are in the sun(son).He(Jesus)has raised us up to sit together with Him in heavenly places,far above all principalities and powers.
Yours in Christ,
Curtis R Turner Jr.

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Chester,South Carolina • #11690

My wife, Maureen, and I are deeply saddened and shocked by the senseless loss of so many lives at Virginia Tech. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with your community during this terrible tragedy.

Philip and Maureen Spencer

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • London, Ontario, CANADA • #11691

My heart and prayers go out to all that have been affected by this unfortunate tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Miami, Florida USA • #11692

MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL THE STUDENTS, FAMILIES, AND FRIENDS. GOD BLESS THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES, YOU ARE ALL HEROS IN MY EYES. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN OUR THOUGHTS. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

CORRIE & KENNEDY

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • ELYRIA, OHIO • #11693

Virginia Tech family, I believe I can safely say that the hurt you are experiencing at this time, all of us around the world now too are hurting.  The Word of God says, “ Your life is like a vapor”.  We know as we see it, it is here then it is gone.  But what we do with the time we are here is the most important factor.  We will continue to pray that each one will realize God is waiting for you to lean on and rest in Him.  Also, we will keep the gunman and his family in our prayers.  I am sure his family like us is having a hard time of coping with what has happened.  Remember grieving is a process.  We must go through that process before we are able to move on to the next phase of life.  Continue to stand strong and united.  Then you will be able to draw strength from one another.

With Sympathy,
Joyce Woods

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Hampton, VA • #11694

Your April 16th will be forever a thoughtful day just like our April 19th, September 11th, and December 7th. You will heal. You will be stronger. You will be better. Right now you hurt. You are stunned, angry, sad, on edge. That is normal and it will pass. We know. Welcome to the club that no one volunteered to join.

April 18, 2007, 10:06am • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • #11695