Condolences, April 19, 2007

Dear Hokies,

All of us at Mississippi State University are praying and sharing in the Maroon experience.  I have been learning of the victims and see that all did not deserve their fate that day.  I am praying for all affected.

Remember to keep your face toward the sunshine so you cannot see the shadows.  Only time will heal even though we can never forget 4-16-07.

Alana

April 19, 2007, 6:36am • Starkville, MS • #27625

Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you all at this time and we are TRULY sorry for your needless loss. We have two children studying at Universities away from home and can not begin to imagine the pain of the families and friends of all involved. Stay Strong! The Simpson Family

April 19, 2007, 6:37am • Hampshire, United Kingdom • #27626

To all of the students, families of Virgina Tech and to the people of the United States, let us assure you that this tragedy is being felt all over the world. It makes us appreciative of what we have day to day, and reminds us to live our lives to the absolute fullest. My sympathies to you all… God Bless.

Luke Williams

April 19, 2007, 6:37am • Boronia, Victoria, Australia • #27627

Thoughts and prayers from Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

April 19, 2007, 6:37am • Clarion, PA • #27628

Dear VT families and friends,
We are so sorry for your losses, no one can even image what you are going through right now.  Just to let you know that we are thinking about all of you. May God bless and protect you all. There really is not much we can say to make this situation easier. Just to let you know that we care and you all are in our prayers.

Pat

April 19, 2007, 6:39am • Bennington,VT • #27629

Am very sad to hear about this trageic event...may god be wid u all help u to come out of this nightmare....my prayers are always there with you..may god be with u and bless u all.

April 19, 2007, 6:39am • tamilnadu,india • #27630

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I ache to return to Blacksburg, my chosen home town. Stay strong! You are Hookie Nation!

April 19, 2007, 6:39am • Bingen / Germany • #27631

May the wonderful Lord be with you all in your time of need. Our prayers are with you.

My peace I give you....So don’t let your hearts be troubled. Don’t be afraid. John 14:27

Give all your worries to him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Lord, keep us safe. Always protect us from such people. Psalm 12:7

April 19, 2007, 6:39am • Speed, NC • #27632

My thoughts and prayers are with the families, students, and teachers of VA Tech.  These kids should never have been subjected to such horror in their lifetime.  They should be supported, cared for,and comforted. Please listen to them and let them talk, talk as much as they want and need to.  My heart goes out to everyone and anyone connected to this horrid tragedy.
God Bless You All

April 19, 2007, 6:39am • Louisville, KY • #27633

On behalf of our congregation, I want to offer our prayers as we share in a small part of this awful tragedy. We have posted this prayer outside our church on a busy London street, and passersby have joined in prayer on your behalf.

God of boundless compassion, our only sure comfort in distress:
Look tenderly upon your children,
overwhelmed by loss and sorrow.
Lighten our darkness with your presence
and assure us of your love.
Enable us to see beyond this place and time,
and believe the Good News of life after death.

Amen.

Rev. John A. D’Elia
Senior Minister
The American Church in London

April 19, 2007, 6:39am • London, United Kingdom • #27634

dear VT students,
I know that my words are not enough to express my deepest feeling about your tragedy.Even that i am very far from you,beleive me that i feel so sad about everything,i am crying any time i watch the photos from the event that wear in black any human bean.We are so sorry about the victims,their family’s.The pain will never get out,but be strong becouse of the life that the victims wanted to have.
Edita

April 19, 2007, 6:39am • Kumanovo,Macedonia • #27635

God Bless everyone. and although some are gone, none will be forgotten. stay strong!

April 19, 2007, 6:40am • Creekside, PA • #27636

I’m so sorry! I can’t understand it! Don’t remain defiant. Sonja

April 19, 2007, 6:40am • Amstetten, Austria • #27637

I’d like to offer condolences to all of the families and friends who lost someone in this tragedy. It’s a shame that it’s happened, but let’s not let those who died do so in vain! I’m heartbroken this happened so close to my home and pray it will never happen again...anywhere! No one should have to send their child to school only for them never to return because of such circumstances…

Kearsten and family

WV Proud, both at home and abroad

April 19, 2007, 6:41am • Dudley, England • #27638

My thoughts and prayers to all the victims and their families.

C.J.G.

April 19, 2007, 6:41am • Langhorne, Pennsylvania • #27639

Everything will be all right.
Tomorrow is another day.
The best is yet to come!
Rain, a girl from Hong Kong, will support those sufferers forever straightly from my deep heart^^

April 19, 2007, 6:42am • Hong Kong/China • #27640

I was so saddened and shocked about this tragic incident. It’s hard to express my feeling to say any words...., but I hope those who are still suffering will have a fast recovery and be strong to pull oneself together. Please accept my sympathies.

God Bless!

Eddie So

April 19, 2007, 6:42am • Hong Kong • #27641

I am so sorry. Words are insufficient to express the pain you all must feel at this terrible tragedy. I pray you find the strength to endure. I am so sorry.

Daniel

April 19, 2007, 6:42am • Munich, Germany • #27642

My Condolences go out to each of the familes, I pray that God that he gives all of you and America to go through this tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 6:42am • Milan/India • #27643

I’ve seen it everywhere “Right now we are all Hokies!” That’s so true. I am a Christopher Newport University Captain and my husband is a West Virginia Mountaineer. Today we hurt with you because something like this happened in our own backyard to our friends and family. Stay strong Hokies, you have many more people in your Hokie Nation than you think who are all praying for you! The Lord is with us all, don’t forget him now when we need him most.

Amy and Justin Shears

April 19, 2007, 6:43am • Stafford, Virginia and Amma, West Virginia • #27644

In this very painful time, know that you’re not alone. We’re praying for you.

April 19, 2007, 6:43am • Philippines • #27645

I am absolutely devastated for all of the horror and losses that you have all experienced. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Stay strong.

April 19, 2007, 6:43am • Longwood, Florida • #27646

we are saddened by the loss of so many lives and pay tribute to your spirit and resiliance.

April 19, 2007, 6:44am • Leicester, England UK • #27647

Our thoughts and prayers are with you HOKIES..........DONT GIVE UP!!!

Arjun

April 19, 2007, 6:44am • Fayetteville, Arkansas • #27648

I am really sad hearing such a crime aginst innocent campaus students.My thoughts and prayers are with the families of this tragic event. I am very sorry for all your losses.Wishing you all the best
Hailemelekot

April 19, 2007, 6:44am • Addis Ababa , Ethiopia • #27649

I’m from France and i’m very sad about what happened in Virginia Tech, it’s so horrible…
i just want to say to families that i’m with them,i think about you and i share my condolences.

Marion

April 19, 2007, 6:44am • Lyon, France • #27650

Fallen Angel

Poem by: Grace Chen
Date/Time of Posting: Jan 8 2001 / 22:15:44

Down to earth,
Feet on the ground,
I look straight ahead,
Don’t turn around.

In all I do
I’m here for you
I’m your Fallen Angel.

Stretch my arms,
Reach to the sky,
My wings are broken,
But I need to fly.

Look at me.
I’m not what you see,
I’m a Fallen Angel.

Fly high,
Where the Eagle sings.
Fly high,
Fix these broken wings.

I’m just a young dove
Who had danced just up Above
But I’m a Fallen Angel

A breath of wind.
A whisper of sound.
I rise through the mist
With my feet off the ground.

Help me fly,
Don’t let me die.
I’m your Fallen Angel.

I want to fly…
I want to feel the air beneath my wings…
But I’m down here.
Broken, hurt, and reaching.

You see me all day,
Don’t brush me away,
I’m a Fallen Angel.

God be with you all.

April 19, 2007, 6:44am • Gilbert, AZ • #27651

May God bless every single soul affected, either directly or non-directly, by this senseless and desperate act. You all are in our prayers.

Brandi and Chris

April 19, 2007, 6:44am • Dothan, AL • #27652

Please accept our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers to all victims family members and friends. May God bless each one of you and give strength in facing this tragedy.

Johnson Suripatty

April 19, 2007, 6:44am • Jakarta - Indonesia • #27653

My thoughts are with you all at this terrible time.  Keep your spirits high and remember the good times.  You all need to pull together and help each other through the next few months, even years.  God bless you all.  Tony

April 19, 2007, 6:45am • Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom • #27654

Mere words can not express the sympathy that goes out to all those affected by the horror you all have experienced. Just know that you will see your loved ones again someday.

Love in Christ
The West Family

April 19, 2007, 6:45am • Kingsport, Tennessee, USA • #27655

My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families. May god bless and be with you.
Brenda

April 19, 2007, 6:45am • Destrehan, La. • #27656

My heart goes out to all the victims, families and friends, and all of those in the Virginia Tech Community,

Some coward takings many precious lives away, The United Kingdom is all behind you.

April 19, 2007, 6:45am • England • #27657

May god be with you as you all deal with this horrible tradgety. My prayers are with you.

Colin

April 19, 2007, 6:45am • Hayes, Va • #27658

My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Yesterday I received an email that said, “the will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you” I read it and thought, yea right, it did not help those students but then the person that did this was not doing the will of God and though we may not ever understand why this happened, we must always believe that the Grace of God will protect us as he now protects the ones you love so dearly.May God bless you hearts.

April 19, 2007, 6:46am • Loganville, Ga • #27659

Even far away, over a whole ocean, the news affects a lot of people. Stay strong during these horrible times and surround yourself by people that you love and love you back. My condolences are with all the people that are deeply hurt by the losses of the students and teachers.

Love,

Elize

April 19, 2007, 6:46am • The Netherlands • #27660

the whole world has felt this tragedy and cries with you.

love from mic

April 19, 2007, 6:46am • adelaide, south australia, australia • #27661

My thoughts are with you all

April 19, 2007, 6:46am • Amsterdam, The Netherlands • #27662

Hug and kiss your children as many times a day as you can. They are sweet blessings to us. God will take care of everything. My prayers are with all of you. Wendy

April 19, 2007, 6:46am • Elkton MD • #27663

Oklahomans are praying for you...and I, as a student, as a surviving family member of an Oklahoma City Bombing Victim, and as a fellow human being, am praying for all those lost and their grieving families who must find some way to continue through the worst time of their lives.

Stay Strong.

Ann Tuminello,
Daughter to John Youngblood,
Student at University of Central Oklahoma

April 19, 2007, 6:46am • Yukon, OK USA • #27664

We come from England but boy have you guys touched our hearts. All so tragic our love travels thousands of miles to comfort friends and familys of this awful day god rest ther souls and give comfort to all that knew them xx

April 19, 2007, 6:46am • England • #27665

May you find peace at this time of great sorrow.  There are no words to express my sympathy for your loss.  To the entire VT community may God bless you. 

Debi

April 19, 2007, 6:46am • Springfield, IL • #27666

I am sorry for your losses.Our prayers are with you.God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 6:47am • hk • #27667

My heart is so heavy. What type of individual would do this? I have a son at Univ. of Maryland and I can’t comprehend what it must be like for these parents. I will keep you all in my prayers and thoughts.  God Bless You all.

April 19, 2007, 6:48am • LaGrangeville, NY • #27668

I know I speak not only for myself but for many people around the world in expressing my heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the families of the victims of this senseless and unthinkable crime.  We always do not know why these things happen but with God’s love he will give the families strength and courage to carry on.  I can only imagine how the shooters family must be going through right now. My prayers go out to his family also.  Sincerely, Jacqueline Ann Blake

April 19, 2007, 6:48am • Camden, North Carolina • #27669

My deepest condolences to all the students, family members, faculty and staff of Virgina Tech.  Admist great saddness comes hope and love, hold onto one another and remember God loves you all.  My thoughts and prays are with you all at this time.  Thank you so much Virgina Tech, Hokies for standing together at this great time of saddness, you are all a great inspiration to every young person across this nation and around the world.  May God Bless Virgina Tech.  God Bless America.  Stand together and be strong!

April 19, 2007, 6:48am • Kailua Kona Hawaii • #27670

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Please remember that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. May God continue to bless you in this time of sorrow.

Ms. Faye Tinsley and her
1st,3rd,6th and 8th period Earth Science and Biology classes
Thomas Jefferson High School

April 19, 2007, 6:49am • Richmond, Virginia • #27671

I work as a Learning Support Assistant with people who exhibit similar “lone” behaviour characteristics to Cho Seung-Hui, and have some measure of understanding of how he felt, and how you must feel in the light of the tragedy that he created. I can assure you that the hearts and sympathies of everyone I have spoken to here at Truro College, Cornwall, UK, goes out to all of you in the USA. Your tragedy is also ours. May those who died rest in peace, and rise in glory.  Roger King

April 19, 2007, 6:49am • Truro, Cornwall, UK • #27672

To the Staff, Faculty and Students of VA Tech -Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this time....words alone can not ease the pain you must be feeling, but please know that you are not alone, there is an entire nation behind you, to help you move forward and recover from this horrible event...Take time to hug your friends, family and say a special prayer for those who have been lost, be there for each other and let others be there for you!!! LETS GO HOKIES!

April 19, 2007, 6:49am • Powhatan VA, USA • #27673

My thoughts and prayers are with the families of all the victums. I am truely sorry for your loses.  God bless you all....

April 19, 2007, 6:49am • Roger H. Toylor WI • #27674