Condolences, April 18, 2007

I would like to share my condolences to all the families and friends of the people who had passed away from this horrible tragedy. May they all rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Marietta, GA USA • #12997

Thank you for sharing about your children, brothers, sisters, friends, neices, nephews or cousins with us.  I am so proud of all of them, who they are and what they have accomplished.  I feel like I have come to know and love them personally. 

Please know we are uniting our hearts with yours in pain, suffering, faith and love.  Please don’t give up, God is good and he’ll will reveal his goodness somehow thru this horrific earthly event.

We are so sorry for your loss.

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Leesburg, VA • #12998

We became a Hokie family when our son decided to attend your fine institution in 1991. We are thankful for what Virginia Tech provided our son. We have taken great pride in being involved with Tech over the years but not as proud as we are now of the unity that you all share. Although we do not know the victims of the recent horrific event we felt the same loss as if they were immediate family. We are proud of our association with Tech and look forward to other members of our family to attend there. We are sadden by the event and hope that the Tech student body, administration and alumni heal fast. These are trying times and the unstability of the world landed this week at Blacksburg, VA. Be strong and never forget your fellow Hokies in your prayers.

Anne and David Stevenson

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Gibsonia, PA • #12999

I JOIN WITH MY HEARTH AND MY PRAYERS TO EVERY STUDENT OF V.T.
I DID BEEN IN DIFFERENT U.S. CAMPUS MANY YAEARS AGO FOR STUDY AND I HAVE A WONDERFUL MEMORY: I WANT TO PRESERVE MY MEMORY SO!
CHRISTIAN GASPARIN

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • PADOVA, ITALY • #13000

I cant express how sorry I am for all of the losses on that horrible and tragic day at tech. My heart reaches out to every one of you! I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers!! This has affected the entire country but hits close to home as this is our “family school”. My father, cousins, uncles, friends are all alumni of Virginia Tech. We have always had hokie pride but now more than ever I will support VT!!
Look to God to give you strength as your hearts are healing!!

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Cornelius, North Carolina • #13001

I wanted to express my sincerest condolences to everyone at VT.  I also wanted to tell you all how proud I am of each and everyone of the students, faculty and staff.  The students that have been interviewed have represented themselves and VT remarkably well.  Through such a difficult time they have displayed poise, sincerity, eloquence and intelligence.  I am so proud to have a senior daughter at VT and am honored to be sending my youngest daughter there next year as she will be entering the enineering program. Lisa Morgan

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Virginia Beach, VA • #13002

My heart goes out to all the people involved in this terrible tragedy. I thought about my own sister who works at Walker Tech here in Georgia and thanked God for her safety. May God Bless all of you.

Tammy Madden

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Dalton, Ga. • #13003

My condolences to everyone that has lost someone who was dear to them.
A saddening cloud overwhelms me.

Gino

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • The Netherlands • #13004

As a lifelong residents of the Roanoke and New River Valley, Virginia Tech has long impacted the lives of myself and my family in so many positive ways.  We are deeply saddened by the tragedy which has occurred and impacted so many.  Our thoughts and prayers are with all the students, staff, family, and friends of the university.  We must all turn to each other for support and kindness during this most difficult of times.

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Roanoke, VA • #13005

Dear all who are suffering,
I do not go to your school but i am praying for you and keeping you in memory. I hope that you can all be strong through this hard time.
Katie kelly and family

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • genesee Pennsylvania us • #13006

Even from the smallest state in the Union, your sorrow is felt.  As the mother of a college student, I can’t even imagine the horror and sadness you are all feeling.  Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Be strong and may God speed his healing grace.

Claudette T. Kalf (51), John Michael Kalf (56), Philip M. Kalf (21) - University of
Rhode Island, Adam W. Kalf (16) and Myles R. Kalf (15)

April 18, 2007, 11:16am • Woonsocket, RI - USA • #13007

To the Virginia Tech Students and the Families who have lost their loved ones,
May God be with you through this time. There is no better friend to confide in then Him. The Lord always remains faithful and near and will get you through this rough time. Trust in Lord with all you heart. God Bless you.
From a praying family,
Chris and Natalie

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Texas • #13008

Why these thing happen I don’t get.
Brilliant young minds that were here for such a short time.
Caring and insightful teachers that wanted to enrich those minds.
My heart breaks for each person lost.
Each person stolen from this earth.
Your memories will live on through your loved ones.

“May angels lead you in”

Elizabeth

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Washington • #13009

As a parent of two young men my heart goes out to all the families who had loved ones that were killed or hurt in this horrible massacre.  Please know that there are millions of people praying for all of you.  May God wrap his loving arms around each of you and give you some peace. 

God Bless All of You,
Sandy and Dale McClendon

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Selma, Alabama • #13010

I’ll pray for all those who have been affected by this tragedy. I pray for those you have lost and for the people who lost them. It’s impossible to imagine what everyone is going through and I know it’s more difficult than most people will ever have to deal with.

My Condolences,

Lindsay Austin,
Port Huron Northern MI

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Fort Gratiot, Michigan • #13011

As an alumnus of Louisiana Tech, a special bond of compassion is expressed to the entire Virginia Tech community at this time of loss.

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Ruston, Louisiana • #13012

Dear Va. Tech and everyone that had any affilication with anyone who has suffered in this terrible tragedy.  What has happened to our country?  How can such a young person have had so much adversity in their life to do such a horrible crime?  Something has changed in the US something is amiss and we desperately need to figure it out?  Could it be we don’t teach prayer in school anymore?  Could it be my generation who forgot to teach their children well?  My heart is sick for those who lost their lives and for those who are left to pick up the pieces.  I personally knew no one who died 4/17 but my heart still aches for those young lives, what might have been, “if only” Something is wrong folks, something is desperately wrong.........God bless all of those gone and you who are left....I am sick at heart for your loss.

Victoria

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA • #13013

Tears come down, body shivers, but nothing can convey the pain I feel in my heart. I love my school, all the Hokies, and my professors. We will heal slowly, but the wound will always be there. We will always remember. For all the affected families, I think of each of you dearly and my parents said, “I share their pain, when I rhink of them, I get down and pray.”

L.Nguyen.

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Blacksburg, VA • #13014

My prayers and thoughts are with both the familes of the victims and the survivors of the horrific violence that occurred at VT.  I am saddened to see such a beautiful campus violated by in such a manner.  I will also pray that the students and faculty can move forward and find peace to continue their lives in the aftermath of this tragedy.

Larry Tanner ‘67
Goodyear, AZ

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Goodyear, AZ USA • #13015

I am truly sorry for your losses.  You are all in my prayers and thoughts each day.  May God bring you peace in your time of need.

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Southington, Ohio • #13016

To those that lost their lives, their families and people on campus… I am truly sorry with what has happened… Continue to be strong and never give up...Fight for what you believe… The best of words I can tell you is… TRUST IN THE LORD...HE WILL TAKE CARE OF YOU...WHEN YOU STEP FOOT OUT AND COMING IN… NEVER FORGET ABOUT HIM AND DEPEND ON THE LORD… HE IS THE WAY, LIFE AND TRUTH… May the Lord continue to bless you each day… God Bless You!!!!

Sorry for the Lost!!!!

Yours Truly,
Stacey

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Bronx, NY • #13017

Dear VT people,

It’s a tragic moment for you, but we believe you will finally get over this because of the American spirit.

Qf

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Beijing, China • #13018

Although your worlds have been turned upside down I know your smiles will come back around. Even though it seems so rough you are virginia tech we know you can be tough. So get out all your crying and let out all your pain just remember in life its not all rain. You will soon smile and remember how it was before all this happened before he grabbed a gun.  Everyone was happy and hadnt a worry in sight. Now you lay in bed crying threw the night. The sun is gonna shine and your going to smile again. Families that have lost will be ok again. I give me deepest condolances on everybodies lost..Im sorry you lost brother your sister or your friend. Just know that happiness is comming and the tears will come to an end…

To everyone that has lost someone they loved knew and cared about and to those who lost know one and still are affected things will get better and everyone here is praying for you..and feels just as affected as if we were there when it happened.. 
GO HOKIES!!
Allison

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Pennsylvania • #13019

Dear VT students, parents, faculty, and staff:
My heart goes out to you. I will keep you in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
My deepest condolences.

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Carbondale, IL, USA • #13020

16 de abril de 2007 será recordado como uno de los días más negros de la historia universal contemporánea. Virginia se ha unido a la lista de ciudades donde la matanza indiscriminada de inocentes ha conmocionado y entristecido al mundo. Desde Madrid, todo el apoyo a los familiares de las victimas. Un cambio brusco del tiempo ocurrió en Madrid el 16-A. Inesperadamente empezó a llover . Ahora se entiende mejor. El cielo lloraba por las victimas.
Adios a las armas
A farewell to arms

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Madrid, Spain • #13021

April 18, 2007

There are no words to express the terrible devestation to young lives that has occurred at Virginia Tech.  At this time don’t let the acts of one sick mind take your zest for living or desire to keep on going.  Do not give power to evil, but overcome the evil with goodness.  Stive to find the strength from each other as you stand united against the darkness.  Let God be your strength to get through this extremely difficult time, and realize you cannot possibly carry the burden of this horrifc experience alons.  Release your fears to each other, and realize that crying and hard days lie ahead, but you can and will go on.  You have to show your strength and resolve now, and never give up hope.  I pray for all of you at VA Tech, and your families that through this you will somehow become even stronger individuals as a result.  I cannot imagine the disbelief you must be feeling.  Hang in there brighter days are ahead, don’t give up hope.  There is so much that is good in this world.  Seek peace and you will find it.  N. Hayman

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Salisbury, Maryland • #13022

I am Romanian living in France and i would like to express my deepest sorrow for what happened at Virginia Tech. I hope this kind of tragedy will never happen again. My heart is with the families of those who are dead or wounded. A special thought for Liviu Librescu, the professor who saved the life of four of his students. Dumnezeu sa-l odihneasca in pace! May they rest in peace!

April 18, 2007, 11:17am • Paris, France • #13023

my thoughts go out to all affected by this tragedy. god bless the friends and family of the victims.  may they rest in peace.  may everyone injured gain strength and pull through.

S. Peak
San Antonio, Texas

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • San Antonio, Texas • #13024

Dear All,
On behalf of my family (Dokoria Family) in Uganda and I in UK, we would like to express our condolences to Virgina Tech, parents, relatives and friends at this sad time. We can not even try to imagine what your going through at the moment but rest assured God is in control. The best we can do is stand together in prayer and let God’s will be done. God promises to make a way where there seems to be no way, lets stand on His promises. We love you and pray for you every day. God bless and yess; God bless America.

Juliet Dokoria and Family

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • London, United Kingdom. • #13025

Nuestras más sinceras condolencias a todas las víctimas del pasado Lunes. Es lamentable que hechos como estos se suciten en una honorable institución.

Qué Dios los bendiga y sigamos adelante.

Tecnlógico de Monterrey, Campus León.

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • León, Guanajuato, México • #13026

This saddens me in so many ways, for I am a college Student as well and to know that their are individuals out there capable of this kind of doing just scares me to death, My Condolences and Prayers are with everyone directly affected by the tragic shooting on April 16, 2007. I end this with a Lyric from the Boys II Men song “It’s so hard to say Goodbye”...............

How do I say goodbye to what we had?
The good times that made us laugh
Outweigh the bad.

I thought we’d get to see forever
But forever’s gone away
It’s so hard to say goodbye to yesterday.

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • South Plainfield, NJ • #13027

Hokie Nation...my thoughts and prayers are with you all during this time.

B. Fralin
Roanoke College
Class Of 1999

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Asheville, NC • #13028

I know I dont go to this University.But I share my condoulences with all the students and pray for them that they can get through this event at this time. At Virginia tech I pray for the people who died and that there familys can be the same sometime again I know it will be hard but be strong also for the students that they can go to school in a safe enviroment.

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Niagara falls canada • #13029

My thoughts and prayers to all those affected by this tragedy.

-Eric F.

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Boca Raton, FL • #13030

Students and family friends of the victims,

I heared and saw it on the news.
Terrible that this is happen to you.
All feelings about safety are gone for this moment.
But life goes on and after rain comes sunshine.
Put your heads together and knowing that almost the whole world thinking and praying for you.
Good luck and bless for all of you from Otto Geleen the Netherlands and i hope that Amerika will do something about the guns.
It,s no wild west anymore.

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Geleen Nederland • #13031

Dear VT Family,

What has happen in your life is an outlook process for us all.  We never know when or where sadiness will hit.  Life is funny that way.

The way you all are holding up in the media spot light is incredible.  I encourage you to continue to keep your head up high and know that GOD did and still do have everything in control.

A candle will be in my window every night for those who lost there fight to the battle and those who are recovering.  This is just a small test to see where our hearts really lie within this world today.

God Bless you all and may his ray of sunshine continue to be a blessing on you and your community.

LB

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Silver Spring, MD • #13032

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone;
my hope comes from him.
He alone is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge
Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
Psalm 62:5-8

I’m so broken hearted with you. My prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Mississippi State University • #13033

To All Hokies....as a human being I can’t imagine the sorrow and heavy hearts you must be going through right now, just know that the world is mourning with you.  Bright lives and minds have been snuffed out, but the flame of hope and humanity will forever burn bright.
From your northern neighbour.
Daniel Charlton, Toronto, Canada

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #13034

Lets pray for all our fallen Hokies, their families, and remember them as long as Hokies live to carry our colors onward through the generations of human kind.

We Are Hokies For Ever More.

Jose Fernandez, HT/VTCC’75

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Bowie, MD • #13035

I would like to extend my deepest, most heartfelt condolences to the friends and families of all of the victims and to the entire VA Tech community.  As a fellow Hokie, I am grieving today and I can’t even begin to imagine how those closest to this must be feeling.  As you know, we Hokies share an incredible sense of camaraderie.  May you find comfort in knowing that the thoughts and prayers of a nation are with you all.  We wish you peace and healing.

Amy
VT 2001

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Chesapeake, VA • #13036

Dears, from Montevideo, Uruguay, we send our love and condolences.
Our hearts are with you, God bless you and your country, Gustavo, Monica Doldan and family

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Montevideo, Uruguay • #13037

My heartfelt condolences go out to my fellow Hokies everywhere who have been touched by this tragedy, especially to those currently on campus who experienced it first hand and the loved ones of those who were murdered or injured. My own daughter is now in college, and I can’t imagine the pain I would feel if this were to happen to her. It is difficult to grasp how something like this could happen, especially at Va Tech, but I know in the end the strength of character of the Hokie will overcome this.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Bill Wray
BS ChE, 1976

April 18, 2007, 11:18am • Kingwood, Texas • #13038

"I believe man will not merely endure; he will prevail.  He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance.”

- William Faulkner

The Hokie Nation will endure and we will prevail.  Let us not allow this tradgedy to define us, but rather let us all rise above it and define for the world what we are in the face of such a tradgedy. 

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.

The Olsen Family (Graduate Class of 2000)

April 18, 2007, 11:19am • Alexandria, VA • #13039

Dear Grieving Famlies,

I am so sorry to hear what happened!  My name is Chris and I’m a student at Andrews University in Michigan.  And I’m Korean-American.  I felt so terrible about what happened at your school, and that you are experiencing such pain and loss.  I wish there was something I could do or say.  All I really can do is pray for you, and I hope that God will comfort you in your loss.

With Sincerest Regards,

Chris Choi

April 18, 2007, 11:19am • Berrien Springs, MI • #13040

Recent incidents of your VT shooting have brought me to my knees with a prayer in mind. I wish to speak of our desire for a healing to take place in your lives. Especially amongst the teachers and parents who want to give so very much. Our community and families have been reminded of the High School shooting in Santee, California. Santana High School March 5,2001.  We lost two, even today many still carry wounds both physically and emotionally. At first our pain was overwhelming. Getting through one day at a time was a test. We talked and comforted each other at difficult times. We wish so much to see that your grief and sorrow will bring your community of families and individuals closer. Our condolences and deep sentiment are sent to all the families who lost loved ones.  May our Gods love comfort you in your time of need. Respectfully,

April 18, 2007, 11:19am • Santee, California , USA • #13041

my deepest sympathy to all of you at va tech.god bless each and everyone of you.you all are in my thoughts and prays. you are hookies you will prevail and be come stronger than you have ever been

April 18, 2007, 11:19am • white sulphur springs west viginia • #13042

I am sorry.  I am sorry for all of the pain, anguish, and fear that has been placed in the hearts of our future.  As an educator, mother, and student my own heart goes out to the victims and their families.  This tragic event will NOT stop the Hokies from carrying on your traditions and advancing your studies, you will go on, you will fight, and you will survive.  Know that we are thinking of Virginia Tech and we are praying for you.  Godspeed.

April 18, 2007, 11:19am • Chicago, IL • #13043

Regardless of where you went to school, everyone in Virginia today is a Hokie.

April 18, 2007, 11:19am • Arlington, VA • #13044

My heart goes out to everyone at VT, to the families of the fallen ones, the students who had friends who were killed and the faculty. I do want to say to the students who lost their friends it does get easier with time but it will take time before you can see that. I was in the shooting in Jonesboro, AR in 1998 and my 2 closest friends were killed beside me. So I do understand what your going through. You’ll have good days but you’ll also have bad days, just remember not to hold anything in. It can only make things worse for you. We are ya’ll praying for you guys at VT!

April 18, 2007, 11:19am • Jonesboro, Arkansas • #13045

God’s Lent Child

I’ll lend you for a little while
A child of mine, God said
For you to love the while he lives,
And mourn for when he’s dead.

It may be six or seven years
Or forty-two or three;
But will you, till I call him back
Take care of him for me?

He’ll bring his charms to gladden you
And-(should his stay be brief)-
You’ll have his lovely memories
As a solace from your grief.

I cannot promise he will stay
Since all from earth return;
But there are lessons taught below
I want this child to learn.

I’ve looked the whole world over
In my search for teachers true;
And from the things that crowd life’s lane
I have chosen you.

Now will you give him all your love?
Nor think the labor vain?
Nor hate me when I come to take
This lent child back again?

I fancied that I heard them say
“Dear Lord, Thy will be done”
For all the joys thy child will bring
The risk of grief we’ll run.

We will shelter him with tenderness
We’ll love him while we may,
And for the happiness we’ve known
Forever grateful stay.

But should Thy Angels call for him
Much sooner than we’ve planned,
We’ll brave the bitter grief that comes
And try to understand.

Author Unknown

April 18, 2007, 11:19am • Columbia, SC • #13046