Condolences, April 19, 2007

As I sit here this morning I have spent the past two days & nights grieving and praying for you, the students, faculty, and families of the VT victims.  My grief is beyond words; your pain must be immeasurable.  I pray that God will carry you thru this time with His grace and mercy.  I am without words for comfort ...  in my prayers, Debi A

April 19, 2007, 5:52am • Greenfield, MA • #27474

Really sorry to heard of that......
Good bless to everyone involved!
-Squall

April 19, 2007, 5:52am • London, UK • #27475

It is difficult to comprehend what the students, faculty, families and community are currently going through.  It is rare that such utter hatred is displayed so maliciously, and with such disregard.  I hope that all people affected by this horrific tradgedy will find peace, comfort, and stength in this time of need.  The thoughts and prayers of the world are with you and as you greive know that the world does as well.  My hope is that in the midst of such terrible circumstances comfort can be found in the heroism and stregth of those who lost their lives protecting their fellow students and teachers.  You are truly heros who should not be forgotten.  To the families of all those killed, my deepest sympathy and condolences.  I pray that you will find comfort and support in your time of grief.

April 19, 2007, 5:52am • Shanghai, China • #27476

People from all over the world are praying for peace and helaing for all of the families and the Virginia Tech family as a whole.  Please know that you are not going through this alone and that our prayers and thoughts are with you.

The Wagoners

April 19, 2007, 5:54am • Burlington, NC • #27477

We here in Brazil are with the families involved in this tragedy and asks God to comfort your hearts. Trust in God.

April 19, 2007, 5:54am • São Paulo - Brazil • #27478

There are no words that can heal a broken heart, but it will help a little to know how many are thinking of the students that were killed, that witnessed the shootings, that were there and all the faculty too. We have been praying daily for all your souls to be healed the best and fastest way possible.  May God bless all of you that attend VT or teach there. No one ever should have witnessed such a terrible crime. I pray God can help erase those images after time and heal you completely.  hugs to all @ VT My prayers are too with the families that have lost a loved one.

April 19, 2007, 5:54am • Lake City, Michigan • #27479

Virginia Tech students,
I offer my condolences to all those who have lost family and friends in the knowledge that this is so inadequate in comparison to what you are all going through at this time.  This event will make you all stronger in time.  Stick together and support each other in the knowledge that students of all colour, nationally and religion stand with you! God bless & take care!

Colm

April 19, 2007, 5:54am • Cork Institute of Technology, Ireland • #27480

To all those that lost their lives - may you rest in peace.  You will never be forgotten.  To the rest of the VA Tech Family, I admire your courage and strength to stand proudly united.  You make the rest of the country proud to be an American.  May you feel all the love and support that we feel for you here and around the world. Jennifer Lakowsky

April 19, 2007, 5:55am • Allen, Texas • #27481

My heart is with all of you !!! 16 april 2007 is another black day in history. Survivors keep strong !!!

Bless !

Wim

Zion_i_love@hotmail.com

April 19, 2007, 5:56am • Brussels, Belgium • #27482

To the President , the parents of the young people who died, to those that are in the hospital and to all the students.
We are a contemplative community of Nuns , the Poor Clares of New Jersey and we are holding all of you in our life of prayer.  Enough words have been said so we , in the silence that becomes prayer, are with you all.
Peace,
sister Florence Vales OSC
Poor Clare of Chesterfield, NJ 08515

April 19, 2007, 5:56am • Chesterfield, NJ 08515 • #27483

Im sorry for all who losses loved ones in this tragedy. God bless them in peace.

April 19, 2007, 5:56am • Kuala Lumpur,Malaysia. • #27484

From a Danish girl living in London:

Mine tanker og dybeste medfølelse går til alle dem som er påvirket af den her forfærdelige hændelse.
(My thoughts and deepest sympathy goes to all those affected by this terrible tragedy).

Lots of love
Marianne

April 19, 2007, 5:56am • London, England • #27485

2 Days ago I had to tell my little girl why I was in tears, and tell her something I had not planned to, 20 years ago I had been in a massacre too.Maybe its the fact that the 20th anniversary is close, Hungerford was a horror at the time, yours is now. You will recover, it will take time, but you do rebuild your lives, they are never ever the same again, you will wonder what person you would have been if this had not happened, but this has been sent for you to deal with, to make you a stronger person.
I had therapy and am grateful to those that helped me come to terms with what I went through. I still live in Hungerford, and walk past where it all began on the school run.
I do hope that this event make your gun laws a lot tighter, I am horrified at how easy it is to purchase a gun in the USA, and how much you all think it normal and acceptable to need a weapon. 
My thoughts are with you all at this time, you will recover in time, Be strong! CarolHarrison (Hall)

April 19, 2007, 5:56am • Hungerford, Berkshire, England UK • #27486

Words cannot begin to express the sorrow I feel for all of the teachers, students, parents & others who have endured such an enormous loss in your lives. How one person could be so selfish & cruel to take innocent peoples lives the way he did is unimagineable. I cannot begin to know the pain & sorrow in you hearts & I am so sorry for you. Please know that our loving God will help to guide you through these times of sorrow, & know that the entire nation holds you close to our hearts & we will continue to pray for everyone effected by this horrible tragedy. I have a couple of family members who attend this college, they were lucky. God bless everyone of you as go through these trying times. Stay strong.
GO HOKIES!!!!!!!!

April 19, 2007, 5:56am • Castlewood, Virginia • #27487

The thoughts and prayers of my family our with you.  We pray that God will look over each of you and your families and help each of you with the healing process.  I pray that those who passed away are now in heaven being held in the loving hands of our Lord Jesus Christ.

April 19, 2007, 5:56am • Alexandria, VA • #27488

God be with all those poor people who have lost loved ones in this awfull event. we have children of our own of the same age our thoughts are with you at this very sad time.

Mr&mrs J.w. Smith

April 19, 2007, 5:57am • Norwich. England • #27489

Comment exprimer notre incrédulité face à une telle horreur, aucun mot ne peut être posé sur de tels actes. Ce garçon devait être soigné mais sa folie ne peut justifier cette tuerie, des jeunes gens et des professeurs, qui vivaient leur vie pleinement, ont été fauchés par cet homme sans conscience. Je suis de tout coeur avec vous tous, courage à vous!
Reposez en paix !

April 19, 2007, 5:57am • North of France • #27490

I am French and I am very very unhappy !I have got 19 years old and I think very much to you !I am afraid ti this drama and that’s why I want to share my condolences ,to you !I will have always thoughts for you !France is very shocking and unhappy !! you must be very very courageous !
sorry to this drama !I am with you !!!

April 19, 2007, 5:58am • France , picardie • #27491

I am terribly sorry for your loss may God bless all their souls.. Ahmed Abdellatif,

April 19, 2007, 5:58am • Assiut, Egypt • #27492

I just feel that I wish to send my condolences to everyone affected by this terrible attack. Being a mother I can only imagine the feeling, sorrow and loss among all those parents and relatives that now have to face such a hard time and a future without their loved ones.
You are in my thoughts.
Lena

April 19, 2007, 5:59am • Stockholm, Sweden • #27493

May god be with everyone and help you through this.

April 19, 2007, 5:59am • Knoxville, TN • #27494

With the greatest empathy, I pray that God let’s you know that your loved ones are angel’s peacefully watching over you and over time your hearts will not ache so much. I lost my only brother 11 yrs. ago, so I know that not much can be said at such a tragic and fragile time. Sincerely, Karen Alley kalley4877@msn.com

April 19, 2007, 5:59am • Colorado Springs, CO • #27495

To the parents, family, students, faculty, staff at Virginia Tech:

I send my deep condolences to the families of the victims.  There are no words.  You are in my thoughts and prayers. An act of violence such as this rends the fabric of the universe.  It will mend, but there will always be a scar. 

To the students at Tech, you have impressed me with your courage, loyalty, grace and spirit.  Bless you and the Hokie Nation.  You also, are in my heart and prayers.

To the adminstration and police who have been handling this horrible event with sensitivity, thoroughness and professionalism, thank you.  I will continue to pray for you.

I am proud to be a member of the Virginia Tech community.

Patty Smith

April 19, 2007, 5:59am • Blacksburg, VA • #27496

This tragic incident was so terrifing that it is time to think about what we really doing to our children. We work so hard all our lives to get the best to them, and a monster like this man put all our dreams off.
I pray to the families and wish God could bless them and give them the confort that they deserv.

April 19, 2007, 5:59am • BRASÍLIA/BRAZIL • #27497

To the entire Virginia Tech family I send my prayes. Know that your pain has touch our hearts and our hearts reach back to you to lift you up in prayer. God Bless each and everyone.
Patty

April 19, 2007, 6:00am • Falls of Rough, Ky. • #27498

From the Island of Guam, God Bless everyone who has been affected by this tragedy. You are all in our hearts.

April 19, 2007, 6:00am • Guam U.S.A. • #27499

We were so shocked and sorry to hear of this event. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all, both now and in the coming months and years. L Davis.

April 19, 2007, 6:01am • Sydney, Australia • #27500

Our thoughts go out to all, your loss has been felt worldwide.
Take comfort in friends and family.

Pauline

April 19, 2007, 6:02am • Edinburgh, Scotland • #27501

My heart goes out to all those affected by this event. The thoughts of the world are with you all. Please be strong and realise that in the depths of tragedy, there is still hope.
Rachel

April 19, 2007, 6:03am • Wiltshire, UK • #27502

I am french and I am so unhappy !Why all this innocents have been killed ?? I am afraid and I regret to no be with you to share our condolences!I am with you and I think to you!God bless you!!
You must be courageous !

Laura ....

April 19, 2007, 6:03am • FRANCE • #27503

It is hard to know what to say. Every time I try to, the words fail me !
Life at it’s most dynamic time, when young people prepare themselves for their future, study, work, make friends for life and are at their most vital, is something to be relished and enjoyed to the max !
The fact that in the midst of that, another young life is making preparations of an entirely different sort as a result of troubled life, is so tragic and profoundly sad that it IS hard to know what to say.
The implications are too many to list.
I cannot imagine what you are all going through and will have to endure in the time ahead, but I send you my most heartfelt thoughts and prayers !
You are in my mind and heart !
Dorte Green

April 19, 2007, 6:04am • Kings Langley, Hertfordshire, England • #27504

The entire community at Clarion University sends it’s love, support, and condolences.  We have Hokie pride!

-Clarion University of Pennsylvania-

April 19, 2007, 6:05am • Clarion, PA • #27505

DEAR VT STUDENTS, FACULITY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
MY THOUGHT AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL. WITH GODS GRACE AND LOVE WE WILL MAKE IT THROUGH THIS TRAGIC TIME. BEING A VIRGINA RESIDENT MYSELF AND MY SISTER PLANNING TO ATTEND VT THIS IS REALLY AFFECTED US ALL. I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE AND YOUR GREIF. I KNOW THAT THIS WILL BE HARD TO GET THROUGH BUT WE WILL MAKE IT WITH GODS LOVE AND STRENGHT WE WILL MAKE IT. ONCE AGIAN YOU ALL ARE IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.

April 19, 2007, 6:05am • GATE CITY VIRGINIA • #27506

We are not in the same country, but we are on this earth together.  To the families & friends of those who were lost, may your memories bring a smile in the days to come.  Keep them alive in your heart by talking about them.  They will not be forgotten.  To the ones in the hospital, may God give you strength to heal both in body & soul.  You are all in my prayers.
Kim H

April 19, 2007, 6:05am • Oshawa, Ontario, Canada • #27507

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I’m Korean.
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Although I feel very regretful to this incident,
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I want all of students not to misunderstand Korean to be such a person.
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God bless you.

April 19, 2007, 6:06am • Gwangju. Korea • #27508

Dear Virginia Tech family and friends,
Although I am currently studying in Italy, please know my friends here and I are praying for you.  Our hearts and our tears are united with yours.  Your pain is not being lost on the rest of the world.  A few Italians here have told me they are praying for you!  You are in our thoughts and in our hearts.  We will gladly wear your school colors and your loved ones are in our hearts.  We will not forget you in your time of great need now and in the days to come. 

Elizabeth Hardy

April 19, 2007, 6:06am • New Jersey • #27509

Thinking of you at this difficult moment of yours. I send you my prayers from the other side of the globe. Pain unites people wherever they are.
DP

April 19, 2007, 6:06am • Nicosia, Cyprus • #27510

My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends of the tragic loss of the students, and faculty at VT. I am a non tradional full time student and also a mother . I can not begin to even think of how or why something like this could occur. I attend a Christian college (Lee University) and there are many, many prayer request each day from students and professors all over the campus for everyone at VT. Our hearts and thoughts are with you.
NK

April 19, 2007, 6:06am • Cleveland,TN 37323 • #27511

In diesen schweren Stunden besteht unser Trost oft nur darin, liebevoll zu schweigen und
schweigend mitzuleiden.

Mein tiefste Mitgefühl für die Familien und Freunde der Toten.

April 19, 2007, 6:06am • Köln, Deutschland • #27512

My sincere condolences to your community, to all the affected students and their families.  I wish you peace in the knowledge that many are praying for you.

Nicola

April 19, 2007, 6:06am • Galway, Ireland • #27513

I am deeply shocked and would like to express my sincerest condolescence to all the families concerned. God bless you all!
Helga

April 19, 2007, 6:07am • Salzburg, Austria • #27514

it’s always a great pity when human kind loses its children. Wherever we are from, it is impossible to be unmoved by such a tragedy.

My deepest sympathy to the families and friends.

April 19, 2007, 6:07am • Christophe - Paris, France • #27515

On behalf of Groupe ESC Rouen, France, we express our profound sorrow for this terrible loss of precious lives.  Our hearts go out to the families, friends and colleagues of the innocent victims of this senseless act.  As an academic institution, we feel as one with Virginia Tech and our thoughts and our hearts are with you in this very difficult time.

Stephen Murdoch, Director International Groupe ESC Rouen France

April 19, 2007, 6:07am • Rouen France • #27516

I’m Korean.
I want students not to misunderstand Korean to be such a person.’
We are very regretful about this.

God bless you

April 19, 2007, 6:07am • Gwangju Korea • #27517

My prayers and thoughts are with you!  -Hannah Wilson

April 19, 2007, 6:08am • London, England • #27518

These tragic events will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with the Family and Friends of all of the victims and also with the Va Tech community.

April 19, 2007, 6:08am • Annapolis, Maryland • #27519

I’ve been in Virginia Tech last semester as an international student, welcomed as a member of a big family in a great university, and now hearing from Italy about this tragedy makes me feel really sad and I would have liked to be there to share my sadness with my VT family. Never forget.

April 19, 2007, 6:08am • Milano, Italy • #27520

dd

April 19, 2007, 6:08am • dd • #27521

Even in a land known for its violence your event shocks.  May the healing begin

Henry
South Africa

April 19, 2007, 6:08am • South Africa • #27522

I offer you my condolence for this senseless tragedy.

R.B.

April 19, 2007, 6:09am • Faculty of Engineering, Siena, Italy • #27523