Condolences, April 19, 2007

Deeply shocked and feeling sad for those 32 innocent lifes and their families. What more can I say? Words are not enough to describe any of thoughts. May God give strength to the families who have lost their loved ones.

Andy

April 19, 2007, 6:22am • Athens, Greece • #27574

Dear Students, Faculty, Staff and families,
As we have watched this terrible tragedy unfold, our hearts have been saddened for you.  Some of the happiest time in my life were spent at the VT campus.  It is a beautiful campus filled with many loving and nurturing people.  I pray that you are all able to remain strong and share your strength and love with each other. Share the memories of the wonderful people you have lost, keep their memories alive.  Our prayers are with you all now and in the future. May God Bless all of you.

April 19, 2007, 6:22am • Baltimore, Maryland • #27575

I’m really shocked for this terrible loss. My prayers are for You all.

Filippo

April 19, 2007, 6:22am • Udine, Italy • #27576

I hope you all recover well from that shock. Life continues.

April 19, 2007, 6:22am • Germany • #27577

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and the families of this horrible tragedy. And also to all the students and staff at Virginia Tech University. Even though these are hard times I know you will all persevere.

“Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall.”
Confucius

April 19, 2007, 6:23am • Sioux City , Iowa • #27578

I cannot imagine the pain and hurt that the friends and family must be going through at this absolute terrible time, my thoughts and prayers are with you all!
take care

April 19, 2007, 6:23am • england, norwich • #27579

To the families and close friends of the victims, and Virginia Tech. My deepest consolences, prayers and thoughts will be with you all.

Kane

April 19, 2007, 6:23am • Brisbane, Queensland, Australia • #27580

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the people at Virginia Tech, may god help you through this troubling time.

April 19, 2007, 6:24am • Vero Beach, FL. USA • #27581

My heart goes out to all the victims of this terrible tragedy. This senseless act has left an entire nation speechless. I just wanted to let you know that over here on the West Coast, we honestly and sincerely extend our heartfelt prayers to the victims of April 16.

April 19, 2007, 6:24am • Los Angeles, California • #27582

i am still in a shocked state after reading the updates of the incident.at this moment i earnestly pray to god to help and strengthen each and every person related to this incident.may God give u the power to face the reality and move on in life..i know the loss is irreparable but keep your hopes and spirits high..god bless you all....

April 19, 2007, 6:24am • Telford, United Kingdom • #27583

as one of a civilian that one of our citizen being the victim, it is trully a gigantic terror in education institution. Hope this madness won’t repeat again in U.S and hope gun not easily get and available for citizen so there won’t be anymore terror

April 19, 2007, 6:24am • Jakarta, Indonesia • #27584

God Bless Virginia Tech and all those who travel down her paths.  My heart aches at your tragedy...your tragedy is my pain.

Doris Flanagan Twombly

April 19, 2007, 6:25am • Olympia, WA • #27585

To All Hokies - Sorrow and Grief but you will move on, there will be tomorrow, you will gain strength with the love that is so obvious in your community. God Bless Virginia Tech

April 19, 2007, 6:25am • Charles City Virginia • #27586

A very sad day for all involved. This will stay with you forever but I hope you fingd the strengh to move on.

Friends across the ocean.

April 19, 2007, 6:25am • Somerset England • #27587

In all the world there is nobody, nobody like you. Since the beginning of time there has never been another person like you. Nobody has your smile, your eyes, your hands your hair.  You are Special. Nobody in the universe sees things as you do. In all time there has never been anyone who laughs in exactly your way so you are Special.  You are the only one in the whole creation who has your particular set of abilities.  Nobody in the universe can reach the quality of the combination of your talents your feelings. Like a roomful of musical instruments you excel in one way or another but nobody can match the symphonic sound when all are played together.Through all eternity no one will ever walk talk or think exactly like you. You are Special. You are rare and in all rarity there is enormous value. You are Special and it is no accident you are. There is a job for you to do that nobody else can do as well as you can. Out of the billions of applicants only one is qualified. Only one has the unique and right combination of what it takes and that one is you. You Are ALL VERY Special

The Murphy Lucas Family

April 19, 2007, 6:26am • Dublin and London • #27588

I couldn’t believe when I saw the horrible news at TV and I am still speechless about the tragedy, which happened to all the families, friends and loved ones around the victims and all other students.
My deepest condolences go out to all of you. You have to know that the mourning doesn’t stop with the ocean.

Sabine

April 19, 2007, 6:26am • Berlin, Germany • #27589

i know the biggest question on our minds is WHY?
especially that such an act can take those who had such promise, a bright future ahead of them, and many more years yet to live.  my prayers and condolences go to the families.  may god be with you all and may you find a sense of peace in the future with the memories of your loved ones…

Urania

April 19, 2007, 6:26am • Flagstaff, Arizona • #27590

My deepest condolences to the families and everyone else affected by this horrible tragedy.

Hashem

April 19, 2007, 6:26am • Dubai, United Arab Emirates • #27591

I don’t really know what to say… I’m just very very sorry for you all.  Stay strong.

April 19, 2007, 6:27am • Warwickshire, England • #27592

My thoughts are with all the people involved in this tragedy. Lisa

April 19, 2007, 6:28am • Cambridgeshire UK • #27593

May God’s love be with you all. Stephen

April 19, 2007, 6:28am • Orpington, Kent, Great Britain • #27594

...let’s be in a hurry to love people, they pass away so quickly…

April 19, 2007, 6:28am • Poland, Warsaw • #27595

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of this tragic event. We hope and pray that this occurance can lead to a greater good by teaching us to deal with troubled indiviuduals. God Bless you and give you peace through this time.
Becky

April 19, 2007, 6:28am • Maumelle, Arknsas • #27596

I am deeply saddened at what happened on Monday. We have spent all week at my school talking about those horrid events. My condolences go out to every single person affected.

Jake Green

April 19, 2007, 6:29am • Cleveland, Ohio • #27597

Dear Virginia Tech Students,
My heart goes out to all of you that are affected by this terrible tradgedy.My thoughts and prayers are with you all,Always remember that God is always present,and will be with you all during your difficult time.Be strong, be there for eachother, and draw near to God as he gives you comfort.God Bless all of you, for you will always be in my prayers.

God Bless You Always,
Slavik(zubastik6@mail.ru)

April 19, 2007, 6:29am • Uzhgorod city/Ukraine • #27598

I iwsh to express my sincerest condolences to those involved in the tragic events that occurered on the 16th April. I cannot imagine what those involved are feeling, in the aftermath of such unnecessary random violence.

I do believe that this raises a question of gun control in the united states, and was saddened to hear that the retailer who sold the weapons, felt the solution lay in arming all students against such a threat.

I cannot imagine anyone in college education would wish to carry a gun to class, just in case.

The constitution may well embrace the right to bear arms, but when this was written the country was in a different time and place.

It will take a brave politician to attempt to change constitution, but how many more shootings will it take before such change is suggested?

My thoughts go out to those involved. Please don’t give the perpetrator the satisfaction of his actions.

Sincerest Regards

Richard Womersley

April 19, 2007, 6:29am • Sydney, Australia • #27599

Dear Virginia Tech Students,
may you be given the strenght to come through this hard time and keep the faith in other people. 
We are all Virginia Tech students these days.

D.B.-student

April 19, 2007, 6:29am • Lodz, POLAND • #27600

Weeping may endure for a nite, but joy cometh in the morning. I’ll throughts and prayers are with all of you.

GOD BLESS
E.Sykes

April 19, 2007, 6:29am • Petersburg, Virginia • #27601

May the pain pass quickly! The memories of the loved ones remain.  My deepest condolences!

April 19, 2007, 6:29am • The Woodlands, TX • #27602

Not one person can imagine the pain, suffering, and confusion that you are experiencing now.  No viewer in front of the television can begin to contemplate the reality of the echoing gun-fire.  Unless one has been in your footsteps, we cannot imagine the horror that the great Hokie community has just been thrust into. 
We, as viewers, were all awestruck, but we were not there.  We were safe in our homes, offices, schools; witnessing the worst example of evil unjustice this country has ever seen. 
To the staff and students and family’s, you are hero’s.  YOU ARE HERO’S!  You have been through the most intense, traumatic experience humanly possible.  The thoughts of the entire world are focused on one thing right now.  You… Virginia Tech… The Hokies… The Hero’s.  You all portray the meaning of dignity, integrity, courage, and heroism.  You have set an example for schools.  You have set an example for the America.  We will not forget the very high price that this has cost us.  Be strong.  Mourn now, but know that you have the entire planet together, supporting you.  Be proud, because you are hero’s.  Hampton Roads is praying for you; the students, the staff, and the family’s.  You are hero’s. 
-Pete M.

April 19, 2007, 6:30am • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #27603

Dear VT Students, Staff, & Families,

My prayers and thoughts are with you. I am an alumni of Babson College. We’re wearing orange and maroon ribbons (VT color) in honor and memory of the faculty, staff, and students at Virginia Tech.  One of the victims was a member of the Babson College sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma.

Students unite.
Stay strong VT.

Jo

April 19, 2007, 6:30am • Indonesia • #27604

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Katie

April 19, 2007, 6:30am • London, UK • #27605

A Prayer, A thought, A tear, from across the ocean.

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
and The Wisdom to know the difference.

God Bless all who are in pain and darkness now. My prayers are there for you.

Gina

April 19, 2007, 6:30am • London UK • #27606

Un message de la France qui, nous l’esperons, vous apportera un peu de soutien et de réconfort.

Toutes nos pensées vont envers les familles des victimes… y compris celle de l’assasin qui devra vivre avec ce poids toute sa vie.

Faites en sorte que la violence n’appelle pas a la violence…

April 19, 2007, 6:31am • METZ - FRANCE • #27607

My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all

April 19, 2007, 6:31am • Northern Ireland • #27608

My deepest sorrow for all who are involved in this tragedy God be with you all.

Regards R Jackson.

April 19, 2007, 6:31am • Liverpool U>K> • #27609

A deep lesson this is and one not to be forgotten, not for the cost and the value that it has shown and from which we can learn. I do not mean only the pain, but the rising of spirit and soul within a community that extends beyond the borders of one campus, one town.

We must not let this slide by into passive memory.  These thirty-two were not only unique and irreplaceable as individuals, but together they are something even more remarkable.

Although it is early perhaps, I am moved to make a concrete suggestion and an offer for creating a lasting “installation” that will have constructive value and meaning for the lives, values, dreams and hopes of these thirty-two students and faculty.

The details are in a short PDF file at
http://ecoasisnetwork.org/an_intention_about_vatech_19april2007.pdf

I have made this suggestion with the backing and promise to be able to see that it is implemented.  Naturally there may be many other plans, ideas, designs.  But conventional memorials, plaques and the like are not enough of what is needed, just as conventional explanations and answers do not work for this tragedy, not for the families and friends, not for the “All” of us.

Martin Dudziak

April 19, 2007, 6:31am • Richmond, VA, USA • #27610

It is never easy in a time like this to say the right words, but all that we can ever hope for or believe in, lies with God. Through his patience, mercy, and love, we still find relief in his comfort. The answers may never come or heal your broken hearts, but his spirit will shield you and you will find comfort there. Take your time to remember, relect, mourn, and even cry, but also celebrate the the time that you did have and cherish them forever. My love and prayers are with you all. Your lost is a lost to the world and know that we mourn also for a big part of OUR future has been taken from us as well.

April 19, 2007, 6:32am • Hardeeville, South Carolina • #27611

hope everything will be okie

April 19, 2007, 6:32am • selangor, malaysia • #27612

Ich möchte hiermit meine herzliche Anteilnahme zum Ausdruck bringen..

Dieses Geschehen hat mich sehr traurig gemacht und ich hoffe, dass soetwas nie wieder geschieht.

D.Schick, Hamburg Germany

April 19, 2007, 6:32am • Hamburg, Germany • #27613

To all the teachers, students and families of those at VT, I would like to send you my deepest condolences. As a mother, teacher and student, you have been in my prayers and my thoughts throughout this trying time. I hope that you will be able to find peace and come through this as a force for good.

April 19, 2007, 6:33am • Chicago Ridge, Illinois, USA • #27614

Even though I do not know anyone who attends your school, my heart goes out to all of you. Know that the entire country is with you in your time of sorrow. My prayers go out to all of those who lost family and friends.  May God bless you and give you peace.

Pamela

April 19, 2007, 6:33am • Gardner, MA • #27615

To our fellow ACC Rival,

We send our deepest thoughts and prayers during this time of sadness. We stand by you during this time!

Rich Dixon
The Clemson Nation

April 19, 2007, 6:34am • Greenville, SC • #27617

DONT QUIT

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
when the road you are trudging seems all uphill,
when the funds are low and the debts are high,
And you want to smile but you have to sigh,
when care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you may but dont quit.

Life is queer with its twist and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about.
When he might have won had he stuck it out;
Dont give up, though the pace seems slow-
You might succeed with another blow....

So stick to the fight when you are hardest hit-
It’s when things get worse that you musn’t quit!
Believe in your dreams despite the situation - dont believe in your despairing thoughts;
Have faith in your faith and doubt your doubts.
Trust in your hopes - never trust in your hurts.
And you will move on eventually, effectively, inspiringly to faith’s final phase: The cresting phase.

Virginia Tech when faced with a mountain,
Do not quit!
Keep on striving until you climb over,
find a pass through, tunnel underneath
or simply stay and turn the mountain
into a gold mine with GOD’S help.

FREDERICK STEVENS EDEH
dante7even@yahoo.co.uk

April 19, 2007, 6:35am • Kaduna State, Nigeria. • #27618

MAY GOD GIVE YOU ALL STRENGTH AND PEACE IN THE COMING DAYS. WE PRAY FOR THE LOVED ONES LOST, THE FAMILIES , THE STUDENTS ,AND THE STAFF OF VIRGINIA TECH . GOD BLESS YOU ALL

April 19, 2007, 6:35am • NEWBURGH , NEW YORK • #27619

My thoughts and prayers have been with you since I learned of the tragedy on Monday, and they will continue to be with you in your time of grief and healing.  God bless you all!

April 19, 2007, 6:35am • Raleigh, NC • #27620

I’m an LSU alum and a dyed-in-the-wool Tiger fan.
From this day forward, in my heart, I will be a Hokie.

Darlene Shingleur

April 19, 2007, 6:35am • Baton Rouge LA • #27621

In my thoughts and prayers...........

“to live in hearts we leave behind is not to die”

God bless you all
Brenda

April 19, 2007, 6:35am • Co Cavan, Ireland • #27622

I know it’s been said over and over, but please accept my deepest prayers and sympathies for all involved.  What a horrible tragedy - the loss of so many young people who were getting ready to go out into the world and who had bright futures ahead of them, to be so brutally cut down.  And the loss of two instructors who were helping these young people.  It just doesn’t seem fair.  Again, my prayers are with everyone affected by this horrible event.  God bless you.  - Sue Collins

April 19, 2007, 6:35am • Riverdale, MD USA • #27623

My prays goes out to all the victims and there family’s and there friends i hope u all get well soon and take it easy and be safe and take care

April 19, 2007, 6:36am • Vandergrift pa • #27624