Condolences, April 18, 2007

I wish I could take your pain away!!!

Rev Sam Grove

April 18, 2007, 12:14pm • Greensburg PA • #14047

The First Missionary Baptist Church Disaster Office send its condolences to the students, faculty and staff of Virginia Tech.  Because of the assistance provided by student volunteers to our congregation and comunity in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina we feel a special bond with you and share in your grief.  We truly feel that you are a part of us.  Please accept our heartfelt prayers as we, together with you, gather courage to face what has occurred and strength in recovery.

Rosetta Richard, Director
FMBC Disaster Office

April 18, 2007, 12:14pm • Gulfport, Mississippi • #14048

To everyone impacted by this horrific event my profound sympathy. As the mother of two post-university students I cannot begin to imagine the terror of that day. As I watched CNN I was overwhelmed by the resilience and strength shown by all the students, faculty,friends and family. You are all to be commended for the legacy you have bestowed on those who were lost and hope for those who are injured and bereaved. You now know that the world is shocked and saddened and we all hold you in our thoughts and prayers for the difficuld days yet to come. Kathleen Pigeon, Ottawa, Ontario. Canada.

April 18, 2007, 12:14pm • Ottawa,Ontario. Canada • #14049

My friends,

Even though I can’t imagine the pain you’re passing by, my prayers are with you all (teachers, students, parents, families). There’s not much I can say to confort you. What I can say, and in the words of Reggie White, is: “God places the heaviest burden on those who can carry it’s weight”. So please, never think you won’t make it. God is with you all. And I wish you all, from the bottom of my heart to the dephts of my soul, strenght to endure it all.

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Portugal • #14050

Words of comfort:

“He Himself has said,
I will not in any way fail you
nor give you up
nor leave you without support.”
Hebrews 13:5

“May your troubled heart
find peace and comfort in the knowledge
that you are never alone.
May God’s presence ease
your trembling spirit and give you rest.
He knows how you feel.
He is ever aware of your circumstances
and ready to be your strength,
your grace, and your peace.
He is there to cast sunlight
into all of your darkened shadows,
to send encouragement through the love
of friends and family, and
to replace your weariness with new hope.

God is your stronghold,
and with Him as your guide,
you need never be afraid.
No circumstances can block His love.
No grief is too hard for Him to bear.
No task is too difficult
for Him to complete.
When what you are feeling
is simply too deep for words
and nothing anyone does or says
can provide you with the relief you need,
God understands.
He is your provider—
today, tomorrow, and always.
And He loves you.
Cast all of your cares on Him…
and believe.”

—Linda E. Knight

With Deepest Sympathy

You all are in our thoughts and prayers…
May God Bless each and every one of you…

The Martins

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Lee County, VA • #14051

On behalf of all Venezuelans from Unimet who spent wonderful summers in Virginia Tech, which somehow marked important moments in our lives, I want to tell everyone in Blacksburg, that we are part of your family too. Therefore we are also grieving and mourning the tragedy of April 16th. Our condolences and support go to everyone affected by this senseless act of a very sick person. Students, staff, relatives, alumni… we share your sorrow and send you our prayers.

Rosy Y.

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Caracas, Venezuela • #14052

As a grad student myself I can not imagine going to class one day and having such a horrific scene come upon me. I also can’t imagine the fear within each of the victims while the massacre was taking place. I would like to express my condolences to the friends and family of those who were lost on that terrible day. I can only hope that God will comfort you in these times of need.

Wendy S. Ward

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Monroeton, PA • #14053

To the Students and Faculity, We’re really sorry for what happend Monday! It was a shock to our nation. VT will never be the same and either will any other collage or university. It touched us as if we were there. Although, we do not live in Virgina we are very saddend.
Good Luck and We Hope You Will All Be Okay!
XoXo Brittany Carver, Jahmila Bertie Mariaca, Kevin Forster. Wellington High School

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Wellington, Florida • #14054

I am a mother of a UNCW senior and can not expess in words my sympathy to the families and staff at Va Tech.  My daughter just phoned me and informed me that her 2 classes this morning were dedicated to all of you!!!  Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you from the UNCW campus in Wilmington, NC.

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Wilmington, NC • #14055

My heart goes out to the Virginia Tech for the pain they are going through.

Robyn W.

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • West Columbia, South Carolina • #14056

I am so truly sorry for your loss! Here I am half way around the world and usually all I care about is who has been hurt of killed in Iraq. My husband is currently deployed there. So every morning I get up and check the net for me news.... I never would have expected this to happen, and to happen in the gool old usa...It just sickens me!! I thought the bad guys were who my husband and the rest of the military were fighting!! I guess I was wrong! God Bless you all back in the States!! My Prayers Are With You!! ~Sara

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Aviano Air Base, Italy • #14057

It doesn’t make sense, it never will. 
If you try to make sense of it, it will always come back to endless guilt and pain.
The passing of time will never remove the memory.
The passing of time will never remove the sorrow.
The passing of time will never heal the suffering.
Love will be the solution.
Love for your friends.
Love for your family.
Come together and love each other more than ever.
Do not let tragedy control your life by taking away your love for each other.

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Toronto, Ontario, Canada • #14058

I am a mother of 2 and a wife of a Secret Service Officer in your area.  I simply wanted to send our deepest sympathy to all of the families, friends, and loved ones involved in this horrific event. Your pain and sorrow is unspeakable.  I only hope the love and support from family, friends, and even strangers like us will give you some peace. 
It is unbearable events such as this that reminds us of how valuable our families and loved ones really are. I will squeeze my husband and children every night and not take a minute of time for granted. 
You will be in my families prayers indefiantly. 

God Bless,
Andrew, Tory, Zachary & Luke

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Alexandria, VA • #14059

I’m so sad.

Rest in peace..

We will remember..forever.

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • South korea • #14060

I don’t go to VT...I actually go to school in New Jersey and my heart breaks more and more each day for the family of the victims. I’m not the type of person to pray, but I will for those whose lives were cut short this past Monday and those who knew them.

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Keyport, NJ • #14061

Our family’s thoughts and prayers are with all Hokies and the people touched by this tragic event!  May God comfort all of us!

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Roanoke, VA • #14062

To the VA Tech family,
My thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire community.  I am a student at Clemson University, hometown of Fairfax Station, VA and my sister is a graduate of VT.  The tragic events have caused an immense amount of pain, and I am here to offer my support throughout the healing process.
Again, my prayers are with you.

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Ashley Han, Clemson, SC • #14063

Dear Hokies,

I wish I could be there in person to grieve with you, my fellow students. I transferred from Tech after my freshman year and am now finishing my degree at VCU but I will always be a hokie at heart. There are no words to describe the events that occured on Monday.  You are all in my prayers.

To the victims and their families:

We, the hokie community, continue to hold you all close to our hearts.  We love you and pray for you in your time of grief.

All my love,

Didi Terlep

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Richmond, VA • #14064

I share in your grief, offer words of encouragement and challenge you to trust Jesus Christ’s hand, where you can’t trace his work.  In your time of mourning and grief, my prayer for everyone affected directly or otherwise, is that we would all draw closer to the risen and only Savior and allow him to heal your hearts and restore your faith and trust in Him. 

In Christ

Valyncia

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Lanham, MD • #14065

My thoughts, my prayers, my tears and my heart go out to the entire community of VA Tech. I will never know your pain or your grief. All I can do is to offer my heart felt condolences. I wish there was more I can offer.

Please know today, and for the days and weeks and months to come, we all are Hokies!

God Bless you all!

Ann Iverson

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Woodbridge, VA • #14066

WE WOULD LIKE TO SHARE OUR HEART FELT CONDOLENCES, TO THE FAMILIES,AND FRIENDS,AS WELL AS THE FACULTY OF VIRGINIA TECH. YOUR IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME.

YOURS IN CHRIST, ROSEMARY DAGEFORDE, CATHIE MCKENZIE, AMY WITTKE

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • HEBRON, NEBRASKA • #14067

MAY YOUR LOVED ONES WHO DIED IN THIS TERRIBLE TRAGEDY REST IN PEACE. MY PRAYERS ARE FOR THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES

JOE DIXON

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • REPUBLIC OF IRELAND • #14068

I did not know you were coming visit me on that crisp April morning.....I was surprised to see your angelic face standing at my gate...I sent peter to let you in and noticed a crowd was forming behind you.... I was as confused as you were.....I asked Peter why are there all these at my gate.....Peter mumbled remember free will? I parted the clouds and looked below....Rain must have feel heavy as I cried. I was shocked at what one of children had done.... Free will what I fool was I?
but then I saw you all standing there with faces so warm and I recounted the days of your lives....I flipped through the memories. I smiled at all that you had done....I saw the laughter you had brought, the inspiration of your smile,the elegance of your person and the compassion of your soul....and then I remembered all the good you had done was also because of free will. What a miracle you were. An angel you had always been.
I brought you into my arms and gave you wings to fly so that you could help watch over all those who cry.....

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Jen Jacksonville Fla • #14069

Being a Radford University student I am deeply sadden about the tragic events that took place at Virginia Tech. Tech being so close it really hit home and I just wanted to let everyone know that I am thinking and praying everyday for the ones who lost their lives, their families, and friends. God Bless.
-Jennifer, Senior a RU

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Radford, Virginia • #14070

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. God Bless.

Kenedee, Savannah, Logan, & Lacey

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • NC • #14071

My son is a 2006 Graduate of VT and I was shocked as we all were to hear this horrifying news.  VT is a peaceful town and an outstanding college.  My heart goes out to all of the families,friends and students.  It is beyond comprehension that such a tragedy like this would occur anywhere especially in Blacksburg.  If you have never experienced it, the Hokie “bond” is truly amazing - keep the spirit!  God Bless you all!  Our sincere heartfelt sympathy.

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Hampton Virginia • #14072

My family and I want to express our deepest sympathy to the family and faculty of VT.  You are all in our hearts and our prayers.  Our new ANGELS are shining down on the world to get us all throught this horrible tragedy.

The Skaggs Family

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Glen Allen, VA • #14073

I send my thoughts, sincerest condolences and prayers to all the families, friends and the entire Hokie community affected by this tragedy. May God’s unyielding Peace and Love be with you & in time heal the pain and sorrow this tragedy has caused.

~Tasha VT 98’~

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • Woodbridge, Virginia • #14074

May be god be with you all at his difficult time
Chris Acres
Stamshaw
England

April 18, 2007, 12:15pm • england • #14075

So sorry for your losses in this terrible moment in time.

Thoughts & prays from London

Kind regards
M

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • London • #14076

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL. I HOPE YOU WILL SOON FIND THE PEACE AND STRENGTH TO OVER COME THIS EVIL ACT.
PLEASE KNOW THE WHOLE COUNTRY IS PRAYING FOR YOU.

GINA

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • DELRAY BEACH FLORIDA • #14077

We are truly saddened by this event.  Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of those families and friends who have lost loved ones as well as ALL of the Virginia Tech faculty and student body effected by this horrific act.

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • Dayton (Oakwood), Ohio • #14078

My thoughts and prayers are with the victims of this tragedy. I cannot even begin to express how much pain you all must be dealing with. May God bless all of you and keep you strong and find happiness along the way once again.

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • Augusta, GA • #14079

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those who have lost a loved one in this tragedy and all those who have been touched by the fear that this event has created in your town and throughout the country. You all have shown a tremendous strength and composure in your memorials and interviews with the media. Our love and condolences go out to you all.

The Semenovich Family

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • Parma, Ohio • #14080

I am so overwhelmed and deeply saddened about the incidents at Virginia Tech. My heart and prayers go out to the families of lost loved ones, the school, professors, etc. Be strong!

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • Lincoln Park, MI • #14081

Dear VT students and families:
I am truly saddened by your loss. Know that the country mourns with you.

What angers me is that this person chose for your loved ones...he decided for them.  They had their tomorrow planned… and tomorrow came and went without them.

It is truly unfair and monumentally sad.  All I can hope is that somewhere down the road you find peace.

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • St. Louis, MO • #14082

Would never have expected this to happen in my part of the world. I wouldn’t know how to feel if it were to happened on my campus. I do not know what to say or do to make things better. All I can say is that I am truly and deeply shocked and saddened as to what happened. It was meaningless, senseless and ruthless. But, this is Life, and we can never predict how another human being will act under the circumstances given in this dynamic World.

So, here I am, to share my condolences and prayers with all of You there, half way around the World away. God Bless and may good Karma always be with You. Rest In Peace, Dear All.

~Justyin

Please forgive me if the choices of words use are not all that appropriate. Thank You.

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • KL, Malaysia • #14083

I still can’t believe what has happened. It is horrific and I can’t even image how it is for your community. It’s truly shocking and very sad. I am very sorry about this tragedy. I can’t really put it in words how I feel. I just wanted to say my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you. We can all get through this with God and prayer. Stay strong, keep your faith, keep praying. You are not in this alone. We are behind you 100%. Much love.

Sincerely, Andrea, 20, SA,Texas

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • San Antonio, Texas • #14084

Once a Hokie, ALWAYS A HOKIE! VPI you wil get thru this! To the victims and their families, we are so sorry for this tragedy. Please know that we will hold you up in prayer. Remember through your tears Jesus Christ said, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let your heart not be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
John 14:27

We love and support you Dr.Steger…
Prayers and support,
Mark (Alumni 1997), Stephanie, Megan, Paiten & Baileigh (FUTURE HOKIES!!!)

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • Anderson, SC • #14085

My heart goes out to all of you and I pray that you find comfort within yourselves and elsewhere. I am truly sorry for what you’ve all gone through and for your losses.

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • Lincolnwood, IL • #14086

My thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those injured and lost on Monday. God bless the Blacksburg community including all of the students & alumni around the world as we grieve and mourn the loss of our VT brothers and sisters. I have been so inspired by the courage, compassion, and love shown by the students throughout this difficult time. I have never been more to proud to be a HOKIE.

Nick - Class of ‘01

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • Charleston, SC • #14087

My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you, the professors, the students, the room-mates, the parents, the siblings on those lost on this tragic day.

I cannot begin to understand how you feel, but I do know that there is comfort in the Lord and that we are only here on this earth as a loan from God, some of us are here longer, some of us are here shorter.  Those that were taken from you were here for a short time, but there is a better plan for them in Heaven.  They are looking down at all of us and are seated at the right hand of the Father.  They are now enjoying life.

Keep the memories alive, regardless of good or bad, the memories are what keep the rest of us going and pursuing life.

I pray for all of you everyday and will continue to pray and keep this tragedy in my heart.  I hope that you can find comfort in knowing that the world is praying for you and your family during this devastating time.
Vickie

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • Orange, CA • #14088

I am not a student of VT, but my father and brother have both graduated from VT and my sister is Senior there now.  My heart goes out to each and every person that has been affected by this terrible selfless act. The HOKIE spirit and love will help to bring each and everyone of us through this most difficult time in most of our lives.

You are all in our thought and prayers.

April 18, 2007, 12:16pm • Warsaw, VA • #14089

My family and I wanted to convey our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to all the victims,there friends,and most of all there families for what has happened to there loved ones. I have 5 children two of which are in college and I cant imagine the type of pain that this senseless act has caused. Please know that the world stands with you now and that you are not alone.

April 18, 2007, 12:17pm • Clarksburg,West Virginia • #14090

We want to show our support to the whole VT community.
This place is where I ever learned, worked studied and lived. Everything is vivid in my brain. Good memories are in my mind and they will always be there. We are sorry for the loss of my professors and those young students. Stand up VT. “ We are Virginia Tech “

Ke
Carrie
Elynn - our little “hokie bird”
and the expecting new baby hokie.

April 18, 2007, 12:17pm • Knoxville, TN • #14091

We pray that those victims who had been killed on Virginia Tech campus on April 16th, 2007 may rest in peace. They will be in our prayers and thoughts forever. God be with them and bless Virginia Tech. Amen.

Grace Choi

April 18, 2007, 12:17pm • Annandale, VA, Fairfax County • #14092

May the souls of all the departed find eternal rest.
And may the families and the entire Virginia Tech community be comforted.
Amen.

Ishmael Larkai

April 18, 2007, 12:17pm • Accra, Ghana • #14093

I just wanted to give my condolences to the friends & family who have to suffer for losing there loved ones. I can really understand how you feel, being sad, angry,confused. My sister was murdered 4 months ago and she lost her little daugther a few months for she died. I understand your heart hurt, you feel something missing. Just keep looking up in the sky. When you see a star it your loved looking down at you. One priest informed my sister may have forgivien the man who beat her to death. Has for our family & friends we find it hard to believe.

April 18, 2007, 12:17pm • Colorado Springs CO • #14094

My thoughts are with you all in Virginia Tech and also with the families of those who have lost a loved one. It is extremely shocking and all i can say is stick together and talk to one another. you will be the best support to each other.
Thinking of you all.

April 18, 2007, 12:17pm • Republic of Ireland • #14095

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time.

KClouse

April 18, 2007, 12:17pm • Oxford, Mississippi/The University of Mississippi • #14096