Condolences, April 19, 2007

Psalm 91 (Amp)

1HE WHO [a]dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
2I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!

3For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.

4[Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield…

Great verses for you guys. You are in our prayers

-Mark and Stephanie

April 19, 2007, 8:15am • Greenbelt Maryland • #28125

Many Angels fly today
Above the reaching trees.
Lifting us up,
Watching our souls,
Whispering in our ears.

“Do not cry, we are here
We’ll never leave your side.
For you are our strength,
our love, our saints,
and we are just your guides.”

-Michelle Landers

April 19, 2007, 8:16am • Yorktown, Virginia • #28126

The goverment passed a law to ban incandescent light bulbs, days after the shooting, but not guns? How ironic. What will it really take.

May god bless and give strenght to the families and friends of VT.

Brian R.

April 19, 2007, 8:16am • Etobicoke, Canada • #28127

Our thoughts and prayers go out to those who lost their lives and those who were injured. They also go out to all the friends and families of the victims. Im very sorry for your losses. It scares me to think something like this happened because I too am at a university and it makes me realize how it affects everyone. My thoughts and prayers for those victims!
Sincerely,
Ashley Roberts

April 19, 2007, 8:16am • Arkansas Tech University, Russellville, Arkansas • #28128

I really was very shocked upon hearing the news. I am not related to anyone involved in this tragedy but I am deeply affected by it. I didn’t know about it until today. I extend my condolences to the families that have lost the lives of their loved ones because of this unexpected event. It surely has put a painful toll on our lives. Let’s just continue on praying.

April 19, 2007, 8:16am • Philippines • #28129

Dear members of the Virginia Tech university,

I was really shocked when I learned what happened and I share your sadness in this tragedy. I know that what you’re going through is really hard, be brave… Some people say time is a healer… Of course, you will never forget all the people who lose their life, they will be in your hearts forever. Even if unfortunately they’ve lost their life, they will keep an eye on you from heaven…

Gaëlle

April 19, 2007, 8:16am • Belgium • #28130

I have cried daily as I have contemplated with terrible sadness the horrible loss suffered by a wonderful school and community.  Virginia Tech is a great school and the Hokies will, of course, continue to be a family in which greatness is born and nurtured. 

Jay Gentry
WFU 1989

April 19, 2007, 8:16am • Lincolnton, NC • #28131

To All Staff, Students, and Parents:
My heart aches for all of you.  I know that at this time, God’s love, and prayer from a nation that loves you, will help you through this.
Just keep praying, for Christ is our rock and refuge in our time of sorrow.

Kathy

April 19, 2007, 8:16am • Tennessee • #28132

The entire country mourns with you.  Please know that you are in our thoughts as you begin your long process of healing.

April 19, 2007, 8:16am • Atlanta, GA • #28133

My thoughts and prayers are with all who have been affected by this tragic event. I weep for your loss and pray that with God’s help you find a way to heal.
Deborah Daley

April 19, 2007, 8:16am • Westfield, Ma • #28134

Life is so fragile, and it is difficult if not impossible to understand this senseless tragedy.  May Almighty God send a healing to the families and victims and the ability to forgive the young man responsible.  One can never forget this, but I pray the healing will begin for students, faculty, families and the entire town.

May the Lord Bless you and Keep you always.

Cathy

April 19, 2007, 8:16am • Boca RAton, FL • #28135

Everytime I hear of any tragedy in this Great Nation my eyes get full with tears.  I had no friends or family at VT, but it hurts to hear what has happened to so many innocent people. Whenever something happens like this you can not believe it at first, but then you hear a number of casulties then you get a name and a face.  Thats when It breaks me down.  I just want everyone at VT know that my heart truly goes out to the VT family and the Blacksburg community.  I will continue to keep all of you in my prayers.

April 19, 2007, 8:17am • Greenbelt, MD • #28136

I was so Shocked when i heard the news even though I don’t now anybody who goes to Virginia Tech I was so sad so my pray and thought are with everyone at Virginia Tech

April 19, 2007, 8:17am • Virginia • #28137

I am very sorry for what happened we are with you in this time of grief and saddness may god be with you and help you trough all this..our prayers are for all of you from our hearts even if far away..

ruth from malta.

April 19, 2007, 8:17am • malta • #28138

Lean on him for he will take your pain away. Believe in him and he will lift the heavy weight of this tragedy off of your shoulders. God Bless those families who have loss.

Jessica B.

April 19, 2007, 8:17am • Shelby Twp, Michigan • #28139

I AM SO SORRY THAT THIS HAD TO HAPPEND TO THE INNOCENT ONES I WISH EVERYBODY THE BEST OF LUCK AND I AM PRAYING OUT FOR EVERYONE AND I WOULD LIKE TO SEND MY CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILIES THAT HAVE LOST A LOVE ONE OR A FRIEND.

April 19, 2007, 8:17am • Millville,NJ, • #28140

My heart goes out to each and everyone of the family’s that this has happend to.. Please remember they are with God now and he must’ve needed them for some smart thing in heaven.

Marci Brown
Portland, Oregon

April 19, 2007, 8:17am • Portland • #28141

We are so sorry.  Our nephew attends Virginia Tech and we thank God that he is fine.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to all.

The Rosenthal’s

April 19, 2007, 8:17am • Long Island, New York • #28142

As a graduate and Mother of a current Junior, I’m greatly saddened by what has happened.  Remember that life is precious.  Make the most of everyday and nurture the loving relationships in your life.  My prayer is that God will be with those grieving. -A Proud Maryland Hokie

April 19, 2007, 8:18am • Darnestown, MD • #28143

My thoughts and prayers are with you in this heart wrenching time.  You in our my prayers.
love Lauren Baker
Special education teacher

April 19, 2007, 8:18am • Fredericksburg,va • #28144

Please know that the nation of JAPAN is mourning with you and thinking of you.  Your tragic event happened simultaneously as a Major was murdered here through a purposeful shooting, and while there is intense coverage of his sad death and funeral today, VT is forefront in news media (NHK TV & newspapers).  Many sad and concerned people here. You are a strong people and a wonderful community! Do not lose that. Keep those you lost “alive” with continual remembrances and outreaches of kindnesses. Strangers throughout the world are praying for you!  May the LORD’s HOLY SPIRIT HEAL you and keep your lives covered. Sincerely, an American living in Japan.

April 19, 2007, 8:18am • Kansai JAPAN • #28145

We in the state of South Carolina are sadened at this horrible tragedy that occurred on the campus of Virigina Tech. We try to comprehend what this young man could have been thinking when he went on this shooting rampage. I am so sorry for all the victims and their families for what they are going through right now. There are no words to express what I want to say to you, I only know that in this troubled time and world God is still in control. It is our faith that will get us through this awful tragedy. We are praying for all of you and are here to support you anyway we can. May God be with each and everyone of you and bring comfort into your life.

Vicki Arthur
Columbia, SC

April 19, 2007, 8:18am • Columbia, SC • #28146

My heart aches with all who were effected by Mondays shooting. I agree with the Scott’s (Rachel Joy Scott was the first person shot in Columbine)- we do not need to focus on the man who did this, but instead on the victims. Cho Seung-Hui wanted to get attention, and that is what he is getting. We need to shift our focus unto all that were lost in this horrible event.
God bless everyone!
M.

April 19, 2007, 8:18am • Pensacola FL • #28147

Honoring the families and friends of inncocent victims of a senseless murder. Love and hugs to the entire VA Tech Community, from all around the world.
Jen Richards, JMU 1996

April 19, 2007, 8:18am • Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany • #28148

my prayers and hugs go out to all of you families,friends,classmates,teachers,police officers,emergency response,and everyone that this tragedy has affected,my heart goes out to all of you.may you find the strength you need to help you through this. Anna

April 19, 2007, 8:19am • Lake Worth,Florida • #28149

Our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the victims.  We are Hokies and we will get trough this.  God be with us all.

April 19, 2007, 8:19am • Huntersville, NC • #28150

As a Hokie Alumni I am devastated for the families, students, and faculty who have suffered this tragedy.  My heart and my prayers are with you all.  I could not be more proud of my University and the incredible community exhibited by the students and administration.  I know that God will be faithful to heal your hurting hearts and restore Virginia Tech to the outstanding institution it has always been. 

We are Virginia Tech! 
Mary Ellen Watson McCoy, Class of 1984

April 19, 2007, 8:19am • Yorktown, Virginia • #28151

As a university student myself, I was shocked to hear about this tragedy and I would just like to extend my prayers to the victims, their families, and all Hokies alike. God bless.

April 19, 2007, 8:19am • Mississauga, Ontario, Canada • #28152

As parents who lost a son tragically 3 yrs ago, we feel your pain.  Tears came to our eyes when we heard the story and we looked at one another and said “oh God, all those families, all the pain”..........  May you find strength in family and friends and in knowing that the world cares.

The Renton Family

April 19, 2007, 8:19am • SK Canada • #28153

I wish the best for all the wounded,killed and suffering families out there. My god bless them for their bravery.I will never forget That day. Everyone is in my thoughts and prayers.We WILL get through this.

Much love to all

April 19, 2007, 8:19am • Virginia • #28154

As a resident of Blacksburg and Alumnus of VT, we thank all our friends, relatatives, associates, and Fraternity Brothers (both known and unknown), and all who have sent, thought, called, cryed, emailed, texted, and prayed. The world community is our foundation now. We read and hear you. We feel your support. That short email, that brief call, that slight smile makes a huge difference. Your efforts give us the strength to help people here in town and to inspire others across the world.
Erik Olsen

April 19, 2007, 8:20am • Blacksburg, VA • #28155

Students, Families, and Faculty of Virginia Tech,

My heart goes out to each of you due to the recent tragedy. My family and I will keep you in our prayers. God Bless each and everyone one of you. Stay Strong.

Love, Craig Family

April 19, 2007, 8:20am • Kingston, TN • #28156

Please stay strong, and do not loose courage!  I just had a death in my family, and I although I cannot associate with your tradgedy, I feel that dreaded sense of loss.  Pull your selves up with the help from each other and live for not only your life now, but for the lives that were lost.  This will honnor their memory, and never forget these beautiful people that were taken.  My love goes out to you!

April 19, 2007, 8:20am • Charlestown RI • #28157

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you effected by this terrible tragedy. As a parent of a child starting college in the fall, my heart was heavy when I heard what had happened. I am praying for the parents of the students that are no longer with us, I can only imagine what they are going through. God be with all of you.
Sincerely,
Vicki Rosevelt

April 19, 2007, 8:20am • Allentown, Pennsylvania • #28158

To the families, staff and students of Virginia Tech,

My tears weep with yours even though I did not know anyone involved in this tragedy, you all have become a part of my life.  Please know that you all will be in my thoughts and prayers for a long time to come. 

Joyce

April 19, 2007, 8:20am • Pittsburgh, PA • #28159

My thoughts and prayers are with every HOKIE right now!  I am proud to say I am a Hokie… you have shown the world what the Hokie Nation is all about and I thank you for that.  As Nikki Giovani said… “We ARE Virginia Tech and we will PREVAIL!!!” All my love and prayers- Aurora Class of ‘06

April 19, 2007, 8:20am • Alexandria, VA • #28160

You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Jerry C.

April 19, 2007, 8:20am • Morehead City, N.C. • #28161

My tears, thoughts and prayers go out to the families, friends, students and staff of Viriginia Tech at this devastating time of loss.  The world shares your sorrow.  Try hard to remember the good and positive and always share your memories and laughter with your loved ones it will help to keep them alive.

C

April 19, 2007, 8:20am • Beamsville, Ontario CANADA • #28162

My deepest condolences to the families and friends of those lost too soon tragically, I offer a simple gift of my poem that has helped many friends through the tragic death of loved ones. I have posted a web page dedicated as a
memorial to your loved ones.

A Second In Time

Life is but a second in Time,
We touch those that we can,
Our souls they do entwine,
And pass in the night.

We give our strength and hope divine,
For all to share...Yours and mine.
We pass on and light the way,
For those we love in all our days.

We hope they remember each passing day,
That they spent with us as we light the way,
And keep us in their hearts as we pass away.

Tis’ only a moment that we are here.
Our wishes and dreams we hope they carry on,
As Time passes away.

We must be strong.
Our strength, our wisdom, our hopes,
Are carried by those we love for all Time.

© 1996 Jerry Gleason
AngelSpirit

http://members.vpchat.com/angelspirit./MemorialVT

Our prayers are with you.

April 19, 2007, 8:20am • Columbus, MS • #28163

My husband and I send the deepest condolences to those that have lost love ones in this tragic event.  Even thought we do not have a direct connection to those of Viginia Tech our hearts hurt for those that have been affected.  We hope that time will help heal the pain and we will keep all those people that will be missed in our prayers.
Nicole

April 19, 2007, 8:21am • Virginia • #28164

I am a Wahoo alumna, my son is a current Wahoo but we are Hokies now too. Your grace and collective dignity are inspiring.

April 19, 2007, 8:21am • Charlottesville, VA • #28165

My condolences, thoughts and prayers to the victims, families, friends, students and teachers and the community in Virginia. The tragedy is felt worldwide. I share your sadness and pain in this, being a teacher myself. May the power of prayers and love give you strength to face each day that comes to you. God bless.
Ms. Latifah Y. E.
Sung Siew Secondary School Sandakan, Sabah Malaysia.

April 19, 2007, 8:22am • Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia • #28166

We Pray thru tears, and sobs, as we have children and nieces and nephews from age 5 to 18 and cannot fathom anything happening to them.GOD bless you who have to suffer the pain.Just remember the they say.I say rite, sure and then I cry.Soon you will be joined together and we will never have to endure these pains again.We cannot express our feelings deeply enough for those people who will always live with this pain.God Bless you, HE really did.

April 19, 2007, 8:22am • Tacoma, Wa • #28167

I am deeply sorry for the horrible tragedy that happened on Monday April, 16.  I have thought about the families who have lost loved ones alot lately and i pray for those families every night.  I pray that the lord be with them and give them comfort and grace.

April 19, 2007, 8:22am • Mount Airy, North Carolina • #28168

my name is sarah-louise and i reside in england, i am so sorry for your loss, what has happend is truly horrific and has deeply shocked and saddened me.

my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families at this time.

April 19, 2007, 8:22am • bedford, England • #28169

Im really sorry for all the pain all you guys are going through. I know your faith might be tested in the following days to come. Just try to keep your head up, were all praying for ya!

April 19, 2007, 8:22am • DAYTON OHIO • #28170

My heart goes out to all of those affected by this tragedy. I am impressed by the youngman who helped all he could. And the professor and all who help to keep the students safe. Very honorable. I will keep all of you in my prayers. Remember to lean on God and others.

April 19, 2007, 8:22am • Altha, Florida • #28171

The whole world grieves with you, Virginia Tech. Let the world become a better place…

April 19, 2007, 8:22am • Antwerp, Belgium • #28172

From someone who lives close to both Dunblane and Lockerbie.......our thoughts are with you at this sad time

April 19, 2007, 8:22am • Edinburgh Scotland • #28173

While I did not know any of the slain, my thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time of great sorrow. Let us all respond with strength, unity, and love.

Erin

April 19, 2007, 8:22am • Mount Pleasant, SC • #28174