Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this tragic time.

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • San Antonio, Texas • #13097

Brokend drams for nathing.

My prayers go out to all the students, families, friends and faculty members.

Although we will never understand the why,
Your faith will heal your wounds. 

God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Lake Station , Indiana • #13098

Dear staff and students at Virginia Tech. My husband and I are from the heartland of Nebraska and also college students. We are with you in prayers so that you may come out strong and victorious over such a horrible tragedy. We pray that you are kept in the hands of love and strength that God provides for you. Love, Brent and Patty Johnson

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Wisner, Ne in Cuming County • #13099

Gosh, May God give you all the strength possible to get through this horrible crime on your campus. I had children on campus over the years and just can’t believe this stuff happens. So so very sorry for the pain, sadness, shock and loss of your fellow students, friends and family. We will continue to pray for you all. Its been amazing watching you show the world how to unite under the worst of circumstances. Incredible!!
The Vail family

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Uxbridge, MA USA • #13100

I was in shock for more than an hour when i saw this news on cnn,am a university student here in nigeria and am putting myself in the shoes of the students who had this horrible experience and i cant seem to stop the shivers that are running down my spine.My heartfelt sympathy goes out to al those who have lost someone in this tragic event.........the world has actually lost so much cos not one of these people or any of us deserve such pain.
God bless you all and i pray you have the strength to go through this.
To the parents.....May the Lord be your strength
Nneka

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • warri,nigeria • #13101

Virginia Tech Family,
I want to send our deepest sympathies to all. I never had the priviledge of attending your great university, however I married a HOKIE. I am proud to be associated with VT, and saddened by our loss. My condolences to all affected. GO HOKIES!
The Wells Family
Gene, Debbie(class of 93’ VT alumni), Tyler & Courtney

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Mechanicsville,VA • #13102

God Bless the souls of the departed, they left us way to soon!!! May God help those injured, get back to health!!! And may God help us all to understand, and someday forgive. To the students and faculty at VT, be strong, and keep moving forward, there is a light at the end of the tunnell.

The Alleva Family

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Jamison, Pennsylvania • #13103

My prayers, heart and tears are with each and every one connected with this horrible tragedy. Please remember that God holds us all in the palm of His hand and he is there to support, listen and comfort each and every one of us.
Gwyn Snider - 1975 graduate

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Roanoke, Va • #13104

Every college student in America mourns with you.  We send our love and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Wellesley, MA • #13105

From the middle of the continent, we are with you in mourning.  We share your disbelief and shock at the senseless loss of so many promising lives.  We pray for your peace, and eventual healing from the pain and loss you feel.  Know our prayers are for you and all those near you who are hurting too.  May God Bless you and keep you, may His face shine upon you, and give you peace.

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Hartley, Iowa • #13106

Being a parent of a son, who attends the technical college in New Hamphsire… I send my condolances to all the studendts, teachers, parents & family members of the men and women that were taken from this world so early in their lives… Not only will they be missed, but to think of what they all would have accomplished to help this world, will never be.. and that is whatsaddens me. I pray that a tragady like this will make the government see the changes that need to be made in our country so that our students can accomplish their dreams they set out to do, and turn this society around.
May God help you through this time, and my prayers are with you all.

N.H.Mom of 2

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Manchester, New Hampshire • #13107

I can’t imagine what the campus and community must be going through at this difficult time.  Being that I work at a college campus I do know the strong bond each student, faculty, staff member shares with one another.  It is an extended family and I pray that you all will lean on each other for support and lots of hugs.  Know that you are strong and time may heal the wounds, but we should never forget those that lost their lives.  I wish there was something more I could do, to be of comfort to someone, but if VT decides to build a memorial I will be one of the first to donate.

I know no words will ever really truly help the grief, but perhaps these might bring a little comfort for some.
________________________________________________
Perhaps they are not really stars in the sky…

Perhaps they’re openings in the heavens where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.
________________________________________________

For all those that lost someone, know they will forever look down on you and be in your heart always. 

Christine

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • DFW, Texas • #13108

we live on faith:
regardless of religious beliefs, we all need something to cling to.

cling to the knowledge that many, many souls are thinking of you all.
that many souls are thinking of those lost---
that many souls are faithful to your hearts.

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Little Elm, TX • #13109

How can something like this happen? There are no words that can describe these awful events, there are no words that will comfort those who are bereaved. The only thing there is, is time. Time to heal and time to realise that this world needs to be changed and laws need to be changed so that we are protected as much as we can be from those who wish to harm innocent people. My heart goes out to all those who are suffering, along with my love for a brighter tomorrow. As human beings, we cannot allow this to happen again, anywhere in the world. Rest in peace, all of you.

From Nikki

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Wiltshire, United Kingdom. • #13110

To the VT family and friends,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.  On behalf of my family I would like to offer my condolences to those who lost loved ones.  To those who feel the pain indirectly, we remember you as well.  May God comfort all of you as only he can and may you all be there for each other as you remember those you held so dear.

Gail

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Barbados • #13111

The words of Pope John Paul II in 2001 come into our minds and have more sense than ever:

“Those who believe in God know that evil and death do not have the final say…

Let us beg the Lord that the spiral of hatred and violence will not prevail. May the Blessed Virgin, Mother of Mercy, fill the hearts of all with wise thoughts and peaceful intentions.

... For the brothers and sisters who met death in the madness of violence, that they may find in the peace of the Lord their certain joy and eternal life, and that their dying may not be in vain but the leavening for a new epoch of brotherhood and collaboration among the peoples”.

Our deepest condolences for the families affected in this tragedy. Our prayers are with you All. God bless you!

Rosemary & Christian

April 18, 2007, 11:22am • Dartford, Kent, United Kingdom • #13112

My family and community are praying for all of you, and I would also like to say how proud I am to see Virginia Tech standing together, becoming an even closer unit! You will not only get through this, but come out stronger than ever before!
God Bless
Libby Poling

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Rocky Point, NC • #13113

To families, friends and classmen of VT, our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

“Bear ye one another’s burdens, and so fulful the law of Christ” Galatians 6:2

Love you all.

Sue

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Georgia, USA • #13114

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the Hokies at this horribly sad and devastating time. May God give you strength. You all are in our hearts forever.

Daryl & Nikki Mount

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Parksley, VA • #13115

I morn the loss of the victims & their families…
What I saw ,last night, at the candle lit memorial
was a tearful yet “joyous” celebration.. We never give enough credit to the young..They demonstrated
that the tragic shootings will not stop them from staying there and getting an education… There’s going to be a lot of tough times ahead and of course,a number may just chuck it in but most will
go forward and graduate from Tech… When more details come in you’ll see more of the heroic effort students and faculty made to save others.. So many put others ahead of their lives to save lives…

We the “USA” have many faults but it’s the greatest country known to mankind..In weeks ahead,
there will be blame and finger pointing about shoulda, woulda, coulda but what I saw was a tragic event in a tragic situation.. Around the world countries put blame on our so called “violent” country.... They should take a good look
inside their own… Blame the “US” for everything.
The shooter put blame to everyone but himself.

We must not forget the “Constitution of The United
States.” Not a perfect document but the best one
in the world..... Go on, go forward “Hokies.”

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Auburn Hills, Mi • #13116

I pray for all the families involved in this tragic event...my prayers go outt to all of you.
Condolences to the entire Virginia Tech. Eleonora

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • ITALIA, FIRENZE • #13117

To the VA Tech Community,

I am so sorry for your loss and what you are going through.  The lives lost have touched me and I am very saddened by it all.  Take time to mourn and don’t be affraid to move on when you are able.  The rest of America is with you during this tough time. 

Jen

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Arlington, VA • #13118

So many wonderful students and staff lost.  May they all NEVER be forgotten!  Our hearts are with you!!

Love,
Greg & Brittany Talley

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Bunker Hill, WV • #13119

Heyhey people from / arround Virginia Tech,

I have no words for this tragedy, just thoughts..
My strenght and love to all the people that has bin in to this. I will praye for you and youre friends and family. RIP dears…

Good luck and lots of strenghts to every one,

greetz and love!

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Amsterdam , The Netherlands • #13120

My deepest condolences for everyone affected by this horrible nightmare. I can’t imagine why this is happend. So many young people died monday April 16,2007. I am deeply shocked,so far away from me,but in my thoughts,so Close.
I hope everyone find the currage to carry this tragedy.

God bless you all

From a Dutch Girl named Lieke,

“their gone forever,but they are so Close in my mind”

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • The netherlands • #13121

I may be in England but I still feel the pain of everybody who has lost somebody they love.
They will forever remain in our hearts and never will a day pass that we forget the tragic circumstances by which they left us.
They will look down and see how much they are missed.
Forever in our thoughts and prayers,

Mr Malik

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • England • #13122

My heartfelt sympathies go out to all the students, families, staff and friends of the victimms.

This should never have happened.

i hope you all find the strength to carry on.

I wish you only happiness from now on.

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • UK • #13123

May God in his infinite wisdom grant peace and comfort the the VT family and all those effected by this horrible event.  Our prayers and hopes are with you all. May God’s perpetual light shine upon the university and the university family.

Friends

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • St. Louis, Missouri • #13124

~From across the world we are grieving for the tragedies that you have experience this week. I wish there was something that would make it all go away or even make it easier to cope with, but we all know time will heal the heart. Just know that all of you are in the prayers of so many people. May God be with you at this time!

Jamie

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Fort Mill, SC • #13125

Our most sincere prayers are with the families of those who lost children, parents, professors and friends of this terrible tregedy. We also pray for those wounded physically and emotionally. I can’t begin to image how you must feel, but know that our humble little family 2,000 miles away prays for your well being in such a trying time. Stay strong, build your faith and find strength in those close to you as you heal. May you be blessed.

-Long Family

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Eagle Mountain, Utah • #13126

Gentle People,

Now, we are all Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Dillon, Montana. USA • #13127

To all VT students,family,friends and all..we wish to send our condolences and deepest sympathy.

Marie-Anne

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Edmonton, Canada • #13128

To all the parents who have lost a beautiful child.  My prayers and condolences are with you.  We have two little ones and couldn’t imagine life without them.  Feel blessed for the opportunity to have seen what they were becoming and know that the spirit of them lives on in so many ways.  May time ease your pain.
Stacy

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Brookings, South Dakota • #13129

I am so very sorry for all the families and frineds of all the poor souls that were lost. We, the world need good people and to think that heaven now has them. I have 4 children and I can not fantom life without them. Please say I love you as often as you can. I wish I had with my children, thank god it is not too late for me. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Cindi and family in New Orleans

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Metairie New Orleans La • #13130

Dear Fellow Hokies,

Words cannot express the pain we all feel about this tragedy.  We are Hokies - we will find a way to lift each other up out of these depths of dispare. We must continue to band together and love one another like the family that Virginia Tech has made us.  VT is in my heart and in my prayers.  LET’S GO HOKIES.

Heather
Class of ‘05

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Charlotte, NC • #13131

From all of the members of Century of Compassion: We stretch out our arms to you in this time and offer hugs and deepest sympathies.  There is little that can be said that expresses the true depth of our despair at your loss.  Know that our thoughts are with you and that you do not walk alone.  We all walk with you in fellowship.

Matthew Vasko
Century of Compassion

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Los Angeles, CA • #13132

To all at Virginia Tech,

I want to extend my condolences with you and the families that substained this tragic loss of life. They were taken at a young age and some in the prime of their lives. My family and I cannot imagine what you are all going through but hope you will find the strength in prayer and try to understand what went wrong. Our prayers are with each one of you and hope the best for all. We will pray for understanding and for each victim. May God be with you all, and may he bless each family who has substained this great loss.

God Bless you all.

Sonya Maas

April 18, 2007, 11:23am • Meraux, Louisiana • #13133

My heart and soul goes out to each family who lost a loved one in this senseless act. I prayed to God that he can give you strength to go on in life. God bless you all.

Edna , Edgardito and Alexa

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Yauco, Puerto Rico • #13134

Virginia Tech-

Your in our thoughts and prayers here at CSU: Sacramento

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Sacramento, CA • #13135

No words will make the pain you feel go away. All we can do is count our blessings and pray. We need to reach out to each other and stand together to make sure noone ever has to feel the pain.
You all are in my prayers.
R16G

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Michagan • #13136

Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you walk through this valley. We will have moments of silence and prayer for the entire Tech community during our worship services on Sunday.

Johnny H. Branch, pastor
Aldersgate UMC

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Durham, NC • #13137

To the family, friends and community of all those who died and were injured at Virginia Tech,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences. I realize that the sorrow I am experiencing is only minute compared to the overwhelming and profound sorrow being felt by the family, friends and college community. My heart is breaking and my prayers for healing will continue. My heart is breaking that such a tragedy has occurred, but also my heart is breaking because of the loss to our worldwide community of so many talented human beings- human beings who were and would have been contributing so much to all of us. My heart is breaking for all of the families as I reflect on how their lives are forever changed.
With Love and Prayers, Susan Janes

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Point Reyes Station, California • #13138

Through adversity we find our strength and God is the author of that strength...My family prays for all those affected by what is an unimaginable horror...God Bless everyone at VT, students, faculty and families...from a mother who will hold her children much tighter each time i get to hug them....

Runnels Family, Texas

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Grand Prairie, Texas • #13139

May God hold you in the palm of His hand. Our hearts go out to all people this tragic event has affected.

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Big Rapids, Michigan • #13140

Dear VT family,

Words can not convey the depth of grief we share with you.
I have been praying that God will raise up people who will love you, support you, listen to you and bless you. 
May our gracious God bring healing to you.

Lynn Wheeler

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Montoursville, PA • #13141

From a life-long higher educaiton administrator:
My deepest sympathies and prayers are with your entire community as you and we all struggle to make sense of a senseless act.  Let your community comfort you.  Lean on those who can be strong and pass it on - be a shoulder for someone who is grieving.  None of you will get through this without each other and the millions of prayers being sent to you from all over the country and the world.

I hold you all in unceasing prayer.

Elisa Lucozzi
Coordinator of Student and Community Services
Episcopal Divinity School

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Boston, MA • #13142

For those of you who have lost what is supposed to be the best years of your life,

May you all see that the outpour of sincerity is coming from all over the world.  To hear of such devastation, is uncomprehendible.  You are not alone in this mourning process.  We all have lost future doctors, lawyers, writers, etc..When we look to one another for strength during this healing process, remember to feed off the outpour from the rest of the world.  We will all stand together, and you may cry on us whenever you would like too.

Hoping you a speedy recovery and the families of the victims to find solace in one another.

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Ontario, Canada • #13143

My heart goes out for the friends and family of the victims.  I am an alumni that lives in Phoenix.  I am wearing my “Tech is where my heart is” button.  It seems to sum up my feelings.  My heart is with my beloved university.  I am proud of all the pictures of the student in school colors and supporting the school.  I hope students don’t leave because of this...it is a great school and in a amazing community. WE ARE HOKIES!

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Phoenix AZ • #13144

Everyone at Virginia Tech will be in my prayers.  My heart goes out to all who lost their lives.  Life is so precious - we all need to appreciate & find joy in each and every moment, hour and days of our life here on earth.

May God Bless You All!

Linda - Ferris State University

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Big Rapids, Michigan • #13145

Our hearts and prayers are with everyone at Virginia Tech during these difficult times.  Stay strong!

........................
Jeff Snyder & Elise Bell
VT 2002

April 18, 2007, 11:24am • Washington, DC • #13146