Condolences, April 19, 2007

I AM SO DEEPLY SORRY FOR THE TREMENDOUS LOSS YOU ALL MUST BE FEELING. fRIENDS AND FAMILIES ALIKE MUST BE IN SUCH PAIN.
iT IS WITH GREAT SINCERITY THAT i HOPE YOU ALL CAN GET THROUGH THIS TIME OF GRIEF AND CONTINUE ON YOUR PATH TO GET YOUR EDUCATION AND BETTER YOUR LIVES.
MAY G_D BLESS YOU ALL. SHALOM

April 19, 2007, 6:09am • UNITED KINGDOM • #27524

our thoughts and prayers are with each of you in this time of pain and sorrow. Keep your heads as high as you possibly can and stand strong i promise you god will get you through.
god bless you hokies
tanya

April 19, 2007, 6:10am • covington va • #27525

I’m Korean.
We feel very regretful about this accident.
I want students not to misunderstand us to be such person.

April 19, 2007, 6:10am • Gwangju . Korea • #27526

I was so sad to hear of the tragic loss of so many lives. My heart goes out to the parents and families of those who have lost loved ones.As a parent you wish this never to happen to your children. Be strong and dont let him win.

love from the Gilkes family in England

April 19, 2007, 6:10am • ENGLAND • #27527

Prayers and thoughts are with ALL of you at VA Tech. My brother is a graduate from there so regardless, this still hits home and hurts alot and scares those of us that have children. Take Care all of you, we are with you.

April 19, 2007, 6:10am • Dale City, VA/USA • #27528

To all the familes and friends of those children killed. I lost a child who never took a breath and i can only Imagine the Pain you are feeling right now. Please know that my family are all thinking of you today tomorrow and always as you live this life without your child. Our hearts ache for you all and our prayers are with you all.
May God watch over you and know your child is also there in spirit for you always,

April 19, 2007, 6:11am • Brisbane Queensland Australia. • #27529

I’m so sorry what happened. How can this happen, such a tragedy?

I hope you all will find peace sometime.
I hope you all will learn to look forward again.

But let yourself time.
First lament your beloved friends and family members.

Yours, Miriam.

April 19, 2007, 6:11am • Karlsruhe, Southwest of Germany • #27530

My family and I send our most heartfelt sympathy to your school and community.  The loss of innocent lives is never easy to handle.  As a mother of three I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child.  I do know that God is still in control, and although we don’t always understand why things happen, we have to have the faith to know that His will is perfect.  I am praying for you all.  God bless and let the love that we are showing one another in this time of tragedy continue even after this is out of the spotlight.

April 19, 2007, 6:11am • Greensboro, NC • #27531

May your pain and loss somehow give way to peace, love, and forgiveness. You are all the focus of countless prayers and tears. May those prayers be heard and those tears comforted. May peace be with tou all.

April 19, 2007, 6:12am • Augusta, GA • #27532

All here at John Cabot University send their heartfelt sympathy to the VT community. We wish that there were a way in which we could relieve your pain, and will continue to remember you in our thoughts and prayers.
Patricia Read-Hunter, Academic Dean
on behalf of
President Franco Pavoncello and
the John Cabot University community

April 19, 2007, 6:12am • Rome, Italy • #27533

i am very sorry for you all, it is tragic to hear, may God help you at this terrible time my thoughts are with you, be strong

Kate Carpenter

April 19, 2007, 6:12am • west midlands england • #27534

the terrible news is all over here in england, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this terribly sad time. i hope all 32 victims can rest in peace after such callous, selfish, twisted actions from such a twisted individual. you are all in our thoughts

jezmond

April 19, 2007, 6:12am • west yorkshire, england, uk • #27535

As the mother of a recent Virginia Tech alumni, my heart goes out to the victims,family members and students and faculty of this tragedy.  As I watch the coverage, tears stream down my face in disbelief that this could happen anywhere, but especially at Virginia Tech.  My child had a wonderful college experience at Tech and I am saddened that these students will be forever scarred by this terrible event.  Our home proudly flies the “VT” flag in memory of the victims and in hope for love and healing for so many people touched this tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 6:12am • Moorestown, NJ • #27536

i would like to take this time to say that my heart is with all victims family members. VERY SAD!! Amost reminds me of 9/11. I feel us as americans should vote that all non us people be deported from our country. We need to start looking out for our own people. I would vote in a heartbeat to have ALL non americans deported. EVERYBODY!!  i HOPE ALOT AGREE WITH ME AND SOMEONE GET THIS MESSAGE TO THE PRESIDENT.  THANX MKE D.

April 19, 2007, 6:13am • MILTON, VERMONT USA • #27537

we are very sorry here in Israel to hear and see what happens in Virginia Tech. We deeply sorrow about the children and proffessor who was killed and this Amok attack.
We wish never again youj will be part of such event!!
Ilana from Kibbutz Yakum, by the costal road in Israel, near Natanya, near the sea.

April 19, 2007, 6:13am • kibbutz yakum, 60972, Israel • #27538

So many thoughts but so little we can say or do to take away the pain!
Our thoughts go out to the family and friends of the victims, as well as to the students and staff at VT.

Thibault

April 19, 2007, 6:13am • Brussels, Belgium • #27539

As i sit here in tears thinking about those family memebers and putting myself in thier shoes I pray and cry thier tears....I’m soo sorry this tragedy has struck this school and family and know that i will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts, god bless

Raquel B.

April 19, 2007, 6:13am • washington,dc • #27540

Know that those killed, injured, and affected are mourned and prayed for around the world. Stay strong in the face of tragedy.

God Bless

A.Kuo

April 19, 2007, 6:14am • Taipei, Taiwan • #27541

Love and prayers from all of us at Griffin Tech. The light will shine once again, stay strong.

Lesley Shell

April 19, 2007, 6:14am • Pitts, GA • #27542

On behalf of all of us in Bufori Malaysia, we would like to send our deepest condolences to all families who lost their loved ones in this tragic event. We all pray to Almighty to give patience to Families and everlasting peace for the lost souls of this tragedy. God Bless you all and we are with you always.

April 19, 2007, 6:15am • Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah State, Malaysia • #27543

Nous sommes très émus quant à cette tragédie, la cruauté des gens nous surprend tous les jours un
peu plus. Ici loin de vous, nous prions pour vous, étudiants, amis et familles.

April 19, 2007, 6:15am • Bulle, Switzerland • #27544

My family and I have been praying for God to bring comfort and peace to all of you in your time of grief. We send everyone are deepest sympathies. We are so sorry for your losses. ***cyber hugs***

J.D.

April 19, 2007, 6:15am • Kernersville, NC • #27545

THE STORM IS OVER

When the night is past and
the dawning of the new day
is about to break with
fresh hopes and dreams,
then you will hear…
the singing of the birds.

When storm clouds break to drift away
leaving bright patches of blue with
golden shafts of sunlight on
flower, leaf and water
sparkling with fresh drops of diamond rain,
then you will hear…
the singing of the birds.

Yes there are those times and places
when the cold winter ends
springtime returns.
The dark night of the soul
is dissolved in a happy daybreak.
The storm is over.
Then you will hear…
the singing of the birds.

FREDERICK STEVENS EDEH
dante7even@yahoo.co.uk

April 19, 2007, 6:15am • Kaduna State, Nigeria. • #27546

To All Students, Families and Friends and Staff.

My thuoughts and prayers are with you. This is an Irish prayer which I hope may comfort you.

Fiona Lamont

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there… I do not sleep.
I am the thousand winds that blow…
I am the diamond glints on snow…
I am the sunlight on ripened grain…
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you waken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of gentle birds in circling flight…
I am the soft star that shines at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry—
I am not there… I did not die…

April 19, 2007, 6:15am • Belfast, Northern Ireland • #27547

I don’t know how to express my condolences and sadness to you. I feel ashamed that the killer was from my country. Please get over that, and go forward through this hard time. God is with you. I’ll pray for your peace.

April 19, 2007, 6:16am • Seoul, Korea • #27548

My heart goes to the families of all those who lost their loved ones. May the Lord give you the strength to carry on

April 19, 2007, 6:16am • Harare, Zimbabwe • #27549

After I had read the news from my resident country, I cried. Why a lot of wise men were killed? I feel a big loss in my heart. I prayed for all of them to reach to holy place. If the U.S is still available for free trade in gun, I think it will not be strange that this kind of accident would happen again.

April 19, 2007, 6:16am • Malaysia • #27550

CANDLES

The days of the future stand in front of us
Like a line of candles all alight----
Golden and warm and lively little candles.

The days that are past are left behind,
A mournful row of candles that are out;
The nearer ones are still smoking,
Candles cold, and melted, candles bent.

I don’t want to see them; their shapes hurt me,
It hurts me to remember the light of them at first.
I look before me at my lighted candles.

I don’t want to turn around and see with horror
How quickly the dark line is lengthening,
How quickly the candles multiply that have been put out.

A poem by Constantine P Cavafy, 1899.

My thoughts are with you.

PK

April 19, 2007, 6:17am • Athens, Greece • #27551

All our thoughts are with you after this tragic attack on Virginia Tech.

I am the same age as some of the students that lost their lives, and my wishes go to the friends and the families, that will always love them.

April 19, 2007, 6:17am • Hampshire, United Kingdom • #27552

My prayers go out to the entile VT!
God bless you all!!!

April 19, 2007, 6:17am • Shanghai,CHINA • #27553

My thoughts go out to the brave students and staff who have had to go through this horrific event, to the families and friends who have suffered and lost loved ones, and to the community who have been effected. No one should ever be put through what you have been through. We have watched and listened in shock and wish that there was more we could say or do to help console those effected. Stay strong and know that the world is thinking of you all at this sad time.

April 19, 2007, 6:17am • Shropshire, England • #27554

To all Staff, Students and Administration of VT and to all the Families that a Loved One has been taken away from:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you contiously.  I know how hard this is for you to lose precious loved ones.  It is so heartbreaking in normal circumstances, let alone having to deal with the grief of why anyone would want to take an innocent persons’ life.  Thinking of you daily! GOD BLESS YOU!

April 19, 2007, 6:17am • Ellijay, GA • #27555

Our thoughts and prayer are with!

April 19, 2007, 6:17am • Laurens, SC • #27556

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone at Tech and their families.

April 19, 2007, 6:18am • Baltimore, MD • #27557

I really can’t believe all this…
To everyone having to deal with this horrible tragedy…You have my heart and prayers.
I am sincerely saddened…
God Bless.

Scott La Rue

April 19, 2007, 6:18am • Seattle, Washington • #27558

There are no words to explain the shock and deep sorrow that we feel. Our hearts go out to all those families, students and teachers who have lost their precious loved ones. We pray to god to give you the strength to heal from this night mare. 

Shamana

April 19, 2007, 6:18am • Sri Lanka • #27559

My prayers are with everyone at this time as we are all affected. To my friends at Tech, I’m so happy and thankful you are okay. To those who were not as fortunate, my heart goes out for them and their families/friends. I have many friends who attend and have attended VT and although CNU is my home, we are all Hokies in spirit. The Tech community spreads far beyond Blacksburg, you are a Virginia University and all of Virginia is praying for you! LET’S GO HOKIES!

April 19, 2007, 6:18am • Newport News, Va • #27560

When the story hit the news we were all glued to our television sets. Our hearts skipped beats as the story unfolded. Our deepest and most sincere wishes are with all of you through this difficult time. Our prayers are with you.

Lindi Henderson, Family and Friends in South Africa

April 19, 2007, 6:18am • Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa • #27561

I feel so sorry for you people who have been touched by this terrible and so sad event…
All my thoughts go to you especially to the victims and their families… All I can say is everybody all over the world sympathises with you and I hope you’ll soon find the courage to get over your sadness.
May God bless all the victims
Anais E.

April 19, 2007, 6:19am • Colombes, France • #27562

I’m so sorry that something like that happened. My sincere condolences to all those who lost a familly member. God bless them!

April 19, 2007, 6:19am • romania, bucharest • #27563

I am saddened to hear about this tragic loss. I am working in Ukraine currently and the news was immediately shared with me. I am so sorry that this event happened and pray for the strength of the families and friends who were directly hurt. As an Alumni, I feel like I was hurt directly too. All my prayers! Sharon Bracken 1988

April 19, 2007, 6:19am • Norfolk, VA USA • #27564

May God lay his precious hands upon us all in this time of mourning.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Brett I. Ragsdale

April 19, 2007, 6:20am • Chesapeake, Virginia • #27565

I want to express my condolences to all students,families and faculty of Virginia Tech .
Please, be strong.

Manuel

April 19, 2007, 6:20am • Madrid, Spain • #27566

Death is nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into the next room.
Whatever we were to each other, we still are.

Call me by my old familiar name.
Speak to me in the same easy way you always have.
Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we enjoyed.
Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.

Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it always was.
There is absolute continuity.

Why should I be out of your mind
Because I am out of your sight?
I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
Somewhere very near,
Just around the corner.

All is well.
Nothing is past.
Nothing has been lost.
One brief moment and all will be as it was before..
Only better.

Infinitely happier.
We will be one,
Together,
Forever.

Our prayers and thoughts are with you and your families, may you find hope and light at the end of your sadness.

The Agnew & Dempsey Family

April 19, 2007, 6:20am • Wexford Town, Republic of Ireland • #27567

Virginia Tech students, teachers, friends and families,
Words are not enough to describe pain, and sorrow. They never will be. But they can help.

April 16 was an event that although painfully, will be remembered. As will the victims, their families, and friends. Their legacy will live on; long after the pain has faded away.

Stay strong, stay together.
Chloe,
Australia

April 19, 2007, 6:20am • Melbourne, Australia • #27568

My there be peace for the victims, families, and communities who have experienced such horrific violence.  My heart felt prayers are with you all.
Denise DeGarmo

April 19, 2007, 6:21am • Edardsville, Illinois • #27569

I pray for your peace and power to overcome this hard times. I really feel sadness and angry that the killer was from my country. God will be with you.

April 19, 2007, 6:21am • Seoul, Korea • #27570

Please be assured of the prayers, love, tears and support of the Catholic community of Saint Thomas More / St. Mary’s parish in Lake Ariel/Ledgedale Pennsylvania (Diocese of Scranton).  We will continue to hold you all deeply in our hearts and prayers.  God’s blessings and peace be with you all!  Father Philip Altavilla, Pastor

April 19, 2007, 6:21am • Lake Ariel, Pennsylvania (United States of America • #27571

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you and may God give you to the strength endure the pain all of you have experienced. We remember the victims and will continue to pray for all of you. May God bless you.

Spencer & Rosy Briggs

April 19, 2007, 6:21am • Sutherland, Virginia • #27572

Whatever happens in life is not always under our control or within our realms of explanation. I am a Christian and I could sit here and try to explain a million reasons why this might happen. But sometimes words don’t work and so I thought of this amazing song by the band Casting Crowns.I want all of you to know that you are in my prayers and I hope that you can use God to comfort you in this time of mourning. Here is the Chorus to that song.

“Love The Like Jesus”

Just love her like Jesus, carry her to Him
His yoke is easy, His burden is light
You don’t need the answers to all of life’s questions
Just know that He loves her and stay by her side
Love her like Jesus
Love her like Jesus

In Him,

Dave K

April 19, 2007, 6:22am • Chicopee, MA • #27573