Condolences, April 18, 2007

Where to begin?  I like many Americans shed a tear with the Hokie community and the families whose losses cannot be measured nor understood.  I sit here gazing at a picture of my 6 month old daughter unable to comprehend your loss because I cannot imagine my world without her and my wife.  My family sends you are prayers and love.  My hope is that you will be touched by God’s grace and healing power in this time of grief.  Know that you are loved by strangers.  Take care and God Bless!!!

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Goodyear, Arizona • #4931

My condolences and prayers are with everyone who has been affected by this horrible tragidy!
Lasse

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • #4932

Unbelievable!  We express our deepest condolences to all 32 pure souls who have taken His shelter above all of us.

Dr. & Mrs. Kar

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Phoenix, Arizona, USA • #4933

Just love AND SOROW FOR YOUR LOSE LOVE A VT FAN AND VIRGINA RESIDENT

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • #4934

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you and the Families of the Victims.

Best Wishes to all of you…

Andrea

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Germany • #4935

to the families, staff, and friends to virginia tech; everyone is in our prayers and thoughts here in mineral county, west virginia. may god be with all the families, staff and friends at vt. god’s hand is with you all...from all of the 911 emergency dispatchers of mineral county’s 911......steven a. jamison ( 911 dispatcher, public relations officer )

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • keyser, west virginia • #4936

May You Rest In Peace. Praying For You All With The Depth Of Heart. Rest In Peace For All Those Killed. May Your Souls Be In Peace and Those Affected Please Get Well Soon.

Zachree Delgado
16 Singapore

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Woodlands Singapore • #4937

As parents my wife and I cannot begin to feel the pain of the parents, of the students, and as a son, I can feel the pain of losing a parent.
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with each and everyone of you family members and the YT campus.
We are so very sorry about what has happened.

Pam and Howard T

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Mapleton Oregon • #4938

Even though we are separated by many miles, our thoughts and prayers unite us as we mourn together in Monday’s tragedy. We pray for God’s grace in such as time as this, and the peace that He provides, which surpasses all understanding.

-- Carl Watson, Temple University

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Philadelphia, PA • #4939

My deepest sympathy to all affected by this tragedy. You are in my prayers.

I wish that such appalling acts of hate never happen again.

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • Hastings, United Kingdom • #4940

Though our family lives on the other side of the nation in the West, our hearts are extremely heavy of this senseless tragedy.  Our love and prayers go out to all the VT community.  May the students and faculty slain rest in peace in their Heavenly home.  I truly believe in Heaven and Hell....and I believe the shooter is in Hell burning for all eternity!!
Our prayers are that VT stay strong, regroup and love and embrace one another....take care of each other.  Our family loves VT sports, especially basketball and football, and know that VT is a fine university!!  This will not be a setback to continue and even strengthen VT’s greatness and excellence in education.

With our most loving thoughts and prayers,
The Gin Family

April 18, 2007, 1:42am • San Leandro, California • #4941

The Virgina Tech family is in our thoughts and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • norman, oklahoma • #4942

Im from australia and i dont even know any of the people who died but this is just the sadest thing ever and it really isnt fair.. too all those familys and too all those friends who have lost loved ones i feel for you and my love goes out too every single one of you.
its just not fair
xx

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Australia/victoria • #4943

Que Dios bendiga a las victimas y ayude a los familiares a soportar tan fuerte dolor. Un abrazo a todos.

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Seville, Spain • #4944

I wish to stretch out my heart and condolences to the Staff, Teachers, and especially to my long Distance Brothers and Sister Classmates in this time of mourning. Yes, it is very sad and it does remind us of what this world has become and that we needs The Kingdom of God within our mist.

Many years ago I met four men who decided to ram planes into towers (yes 911)and I understand the shock and horror which has come upon all of you.

This is a time for prayer not only for each other but also for the one who did this. The Bible does say “Love your enemies and pray for those who spitefully use you”. It does applied in this situation. This is the time which inner strength and character will shine.

Also remember those who died will be honor most when the living celebrate life.

Sincerely

Kirk Gruenewald
Class of 2006 San Juan College Farmington NM &
Senior Business and Psychology at Eastern NM University Portales NM.

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Portales, New Mexico. • #4945

Tonight, we are all Hokies. We share the burden of the losses of such bright and talented individuals. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

C. Collier

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Killen, Alabama USA • #4946

To the community of Virginia Tech, the families, and friends.  I offer my sincere condolences and prayers to you all.  From the bottom of my heart I grieve for you.  You are Hokies, and the Hokie spirit is not easily crushed it has been given even more strength through this horrible tragedy.  Use that spirit to lift yours.  God Bless.

- Jen Gilliland

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Sterling, Virginia • #4947

Nine years ago, the community I lived in, had a school shooting. It hit so many of us so very hard--and has left many in the community changed individuals--forever… I cannot imagine how difficult this is for all of you affected by this tragic situation. The only piece of advice I can offer is to hold tight to one another… My sincerest condolences… Jennifer

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Portland, Oregon (previously Springfield, Oregon) • #4948

Dear Hokies,

My deepest sympathies are with all of you. My heart goes out to all of you left behind to pick up the pieces.

I’m sorry seems so inadequate, but I don’t know what else to say.  Virginia Tech, you will be in my prayers, and I will be lighting candles for you.

God be with you,
Kate Farr

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Wildomar, California • #4949

To all of the students, families, faculty, administrators, staff, and members of the Hokie community affected, our prayers are with you.

To all of those who displayed the amazing courage to protect and shelter one another, we are proud of you.

And to all of those praying along with us, we thank you.

Forever Hokies,
Holly & Greg
‘99

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Phoenix, Arizona • #4950

VT students, professors and surrounding community, my heart goes out to all of you. Especially to those who lost a loved one or a friend. I have no affiliation with your school, but I honestly feel broken hearted for what has taken place. I am a retired military member and I am acquainted with grief in more ways than one. I do hope that all of you will allow time to mourn for what has happened. The pain and memories of that Monday will never fully go away, but I hope over time that they will lessen, and that you all hold onto what is good. It is possible for your joy to return, please do not let this senseless act take over your lives. As bad as it has been, please remember the good things about your friends and loved ones. You will truly honor them by being the best you can be, and holding them in high esteem. I salute you all, especially those students who were able to block entry into their classrooms during this tragedy. God bless Virginia Tech!!

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Havelock, NC • #4951

May almighty God give strength and comfort for the families and freinds of the victims.
May God help our leaders have the wisdom of prevnting such heartbreaking evnts from happening.

Mel G.Gussie

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • alexandria, VA • #4952

To all the Students at Virginia Tech:
I want you all to know that i am praying for all of you and your families. I can’t even imagine the pain and heartache that everyone is going through. This was a tragic event that should have never happened, but i want to encourage you all that God is watching over all of you and He will take care of you all. God Bless each of you and remember…

“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am you God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”
- Isaiah 41:10

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Santa Clarita, CA • #4953

My heart and prayers are with you on this horrible moment that all of you are suffering. I pray that you gather strength from one another, get together with friends and give each other comfort and all the support that u all need right now.

Que los corazones se unan y se apoyen uno a los otros en esta tragedia tan grande que les toco vivir a los estudiantes de Virginia. Que Dios los guie y les ayude a superar el dolor que hoy toda la nacion comparte con ustede.

Yesenia D.

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Perth Amboy, New Jersey • #4954

we are very sad all over the world for this hideous massacre.we pray hand in hand for the victims and may god rest their souls.  ali

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • lebanon • #4955

For all those affected in Virginia Tech
For all those families which are in a wreck
All my condolences are with you
Hope these words help you get through
Here I express my sadness and grief
And pray that you soon find some relief
At this difficult time of sorrow
When you have lost hope in tomorrow
Remember that all the world prays with you
Our heartfelt sympathy to all of you
No present hour ever endures
Every broken heart always cures
May all this infelicity soon cease
May all the victims rest in peace

Sincerely,
Rudrani Basu Thakur

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Troy, Alabama, USA • #4956

My thoughts and prayers are with the survivors, the loved ones of those who lost their lives, the faculty and students of Virginia Tech.  I am so saddened by this tragedy.  My heart aches for all of those who have been affected by this.  I pray for strength for all of you as you pick up the pieces and move forward.  May all of the victims never been forgotten.  Carol Winer

April 18, 2007, 1:43am • Tempe, Arizona • #4957

Dear VT Students, Faculty, and Staff,

As a college student, and member of a strong college community, I cannot even being to imagine how much pain and grief you are all dealing with right now. No college should have to deal with the aftermath of such a horrible event. I hope you know that you have the support of many college communities behind you. We hope you find strength in the prays and wishes so many are sending your way at this time. Stay strong...the memories will never fade, but things will get better with time.

K.N.

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Geneseo, NY • #4958

i’m holding all those affected and especially the families in the light after this unspeakable tragedy.  i mourn for you all and the family of the perpetrator.  i take comfort in the time i have spent in blacksburg, it was always joyous.  i’m glad that the people i knew there are all safe.  my heart goes out to those who have felt this loss personally.  we will always remember.  -melanie

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • oakland, ca • #4959

When I heard about this in my high school classroom, I couldn’t help but think about the pain that so many of the people there are going through. If it made me feel like this, all the way on the other side of the nation, I can just imagine how hard it must be for all of you.

Stay strong and never forget.

-Lane

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Sacramento, California • #4960

I am truly, truly sorry to hear about your losses. You are in ALL our thoughts and my prayers are with all of you ...

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Berkeley, CA • #4961

At a loss for words! Strict Ban on gun possession in the USA!
I express my profound sadness to parents and families who lost their precious folks and friends.

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Toronto, ON, Canada • #4962

My family shares their thoughts and prayers with the families of the victims of this terrible loss.  May God be with you all and know that the entire country and world is thinking of you.  Hopefully, lessons can and will be learned from this tragedy so that it can’t happen again.

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Huntington Beach, CA • #4963

Here in Honduras our faces have tears because our hearts are sad, Our prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech, our condolenses with the families and friends of the victims, we pray for their souls and for the healing of their hearts.
Rubesly Martinez

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Tegucigalpa, Francisco Morazan, Honduras • #4964

I feel deeply stunned about this campus shooting in USA. I can’t imagine the magnitude of this killings. Lord Buddha always said Killing is very wrong and it is a greater sin. But, we should not get angry, even with our own killer.

May all who grieve today, be blessed with hope, comfort and happiness! Today, we may sit in meditation for all who lost their lifes to achieve inner peace one day!

Kushan Liyanarachchi

P.S. We thank CNN for their continuous worldwide coverage.

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Colombo, Sri Lanka • #4965

ear students of Virginia tech

Our hearts are shattered on hearing this irrepairable loss of innocent lives .Hearfelt condelences to all the bereaved families.May the Lord protect you, keep you safe and heal the hearts in the days to come.

Napoleon

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Milwaukee,WI • #4966

My wife Elizabeth and I would like to offer our condolences to all those families that have suffered great losses from this recent event.  We would also send our best wishes to those injured.

Elizabeth and Les/New Zealand

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, New Zealand • #4967

My heart and my prayers are for you during this time of trail. As a state of confusion may we all learn to love and charish everyone.

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Richmond Va • #4968

You’ll never walk alone as long as others care
When sadness fills your heart and the pains to much to bear. You’ll never walk alone.  As long as you can trust That God is going to be there to hold you in His loving hands and put peace in your heart.

We all will understand it’s going to take some time. With prayers and faith you’ll make it.  You at Va Tech are family so please continue to stay together and stay strong for one another.  That’s what will get you through each day.  Lean not on your own understanding.

We’re all mourning for your losses.  Sending continued prayers and love your way.  Remember to smile at the good memories with every tear that you cry.
God Bless

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • columbia, SC • #4969

We never know when tragedy is going to hit our community.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the VT community as they suffer the loss of friends and family.  I would also like to pray and lift up the emergency response officials from the police to the doctors and thank them for the job they did.  Finally, to the surviving victims I pray for their recovery and lift up their families as well.  God Bless them all!!

Daryl Allphin
Sam Houston State University

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Huntsville, Texas • #4970

Dear families, students and staff from the Virginia Tech,
as we saw and heard it on the radio in Germany, my family and I feel with you. Our thoughts and feelings are with all of you.
Bettina

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Möhrendorf, Bavaria, Germany • #4971

OUR PRAYERS,THOUGHTS AND CONDOLENCES ARE WITH THE STUDENTS, TEACHERS, AND FAMILIES. MAY GOD BE WITH VIRGINIA TECH AND THE VIRGINIA COMMUNITY.

THE RISENHOOVERS

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • FARMERSVILLE, CA. USA. • #4972

God Bless you all...our thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Wilkes Barre Pennsylvania • #4973

We Alumni on Friday should all support and show the world where Virginia Tech has helped launch leaders.  Let’s remove the dark cloud of 4-16-07 and replace with our maroon and orange rainbow. We are forever HOKIES!  Young students have faith your alumni are standing firm behind you!! May God bring peace to your hearts -

Sandy ‘87

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Philadelphia, PA • #4974

I dont think i’ve ever been this shaken up by a news story from across the globe. I couldnt believe the news when i heard it. Even now i dont know what to say. Its a shame to see the loss of soo many young lives, lives that only now just begun, all their plans gone, all the hope they had...gone. All i hope is that through prayer you will be able to get through all of this. My deepest condolences to everyone that lost a friend or a loved one. I’ll be thinking of all of you.

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Antwerp, Belgium • #4975

To the students, victims, families, faculty and survivors of this senseless situation. . .
We would like to express our deepest sympathy to everyone involved.  May God bless you all with the strength to heal and to grow and move on. May everyone be surrounded with love and light in this time of need. God Bless you ALL!  Our prayers are with you!

AW & AC

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • Lake Havasu, AZ, USA • #4976

Our prayers are with those families and friends suffering from this horrid event.  MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL from the University of Texas at El Paso.

April 18, 2007, 1:44am • El Paso, TX (UTEP) • #4977

I live in Poland, I study far away from Virginia, but now I feel like one of us.
Konrad

April 18, 2007, 1:45am • Warsaw, Poland • #4978

As an alumnus of Washington State University I would like to express my deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost on April 16, 2007.  You are in our thoughts.

E. Frank Kidrick

April 18, 2007, 1:45am • Bremerton, Washington, USA • #4979

My deepest compassion for all, both students and teachers, who was killed in cold blood.
I bow in front of Mr.Liviu Librescu who stand face to face with death with no fear, but with enormous courage, to save his students lives.
I pray for all.

April 18, 2007, 1:45am • Bucharest, Romania • #4980