Condolences, April 19, 2007

We Remember…

How do you make sense
of a senseless thing
How do you confort
those who cannot be consoled
How do you answer
the questions that have no answer
When the only answer
is, “I don’t know”.

Virginia Tech, we know your pain
and walked in those bitter shoes
Today we remember our own loss
and our hearts break again for you.

Carry on Hokies!
from your fellow Okies.

The KVOO Morning Show- Tulsa

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Tulsa, Oklahoma • #29126

Each and every one of you are in my thoughts and prayers.  Be strong for each other and know the entire nation is praying for you.  Not only am I a proud Hokie fan living and working very close to UVA, I am also a proud Virginian.  Your poise and resolve through this tragedy has shown the world how caring a small, close knit town can be.  God bless all of you!

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Nellysford, VA • #29127

To all of the Virginia Tech community and beyond...my thoughts and that of my family are with you all.  May you all recover steadfast and with a renewed spirit and Hokie pride.  May this tragic and unfortunate event help teach us all to value each and every moment.  My sincerest condolences to each and everyone of you for the loss you have experienced.  Godspeed!
Sincerely, Amy Moore

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Portsmouth,Virginia • #29128

It is surreal, a tragedy of this magnitude happenning so close to home. People I know from High School are no longer here but in a better place of no suffering.

I just want everyone here in Virginia and elsewhere to know that VT, the families, students, and faculty affected by this are in my prayers.

Please be strong, lean on your Heavenly Father for strength. He is there for you.

Keep your head up, and as it has been said, ‘We are all HOKIES’

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Powhatan, VA • #29129

I CAN’T IMAGINE THE PAIN YOU ALL ARE FEELING NOW.MY HEART IS SO BROKEN FOR EACH AND EVERYONE OF YA’LL. THRU CHRIST ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE.HOLD ON TO JESUS HE WILL COMFRONT YOU ALL.TO ALL THE FAMIL’S MY HEART IS HURTING FOR EACH AND EVERYONE.MY PRAYER’S ARE WITH YA’LL.EVEN THO I DONT KNOW YOU ALL I LOVE EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU.LOVE,SHAMARA HUGGINS AND FAMILY.

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • GALIVANTS FERRY S.C. • #29130

To the Virginia Tech Students & Faculty & Families of the Children & Professors that have died:

May God Bless you.  Let your grief be released.  There is nothing worse than these abhorred terrifying outright murders.  Nothing can explain it.  The loss is tremendous.  The impact sudden and unbelievable.  Take comfort from those around you.  Our hearts and prayers are with you. 

The Hartke Family

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Reston, VA • #29131

When God created earth - Blacksburg is the image that always comes to my mind.  Eventhough I am not an alum - I have been to the campus many times and saw it as God’s country.  Even through God’s grace, evil can rear it’s head.  My heart breaks for the VT family - and even though I am not an alum - I am a diehard HOKIE fan!  Stay strong, hold tight to each other and keep the HOKIE faith.  Keep your heads held high and know that across the world - our heards and hands reach out to all of you.  God Bless You all.

Pam

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Coventry, RI • #29132

Sincere condolences and earnest prayers from us in a community college in Connecticut
J Wick

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Waterbury CT • #29133

My deepest condolences to all of you during this sad and tragic period. May God be with you at this time. There will never be a good reason that justifies this tragedy, but may His peace and love which surpasses all understanding, comfort you as you grieve and heal.

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Singapore • #29134

Words can not begin to express the sorrow we feel for you at this time. This is such a horrible thing to happen, so uncalled for, and our hearts are just breaking. Please know we love you and are there for you.
May the love and care of others help you get throgh this, and may the Lord comfort you in your sorrow.
Our prayers and thoghts are with youo. If it were possible for us to be there, we would give you all big ugs and let you know we love you
May God give you the added measue of faith you so desperately need at this time
We love you all
Hugs and prayers,
Gary and Dee Brandt

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Council Bluffs, Iowa • #29135

To all of those affected by this tragedy, whether you are a student, a teacher, a family member, a friend, or maybe even someone like my self who has no connection to VT my condolence are sent to you.  When I turned on the news and heard about this tragedy all I could think was hopes that this wasnt true.  Over the last few days I have been deeply sadened and I can only immagine how all of those attaced to VT feel.  As some of you may know April is national poetry month; I am the reader of our announcments for our school and my literature teacher had me read a few words from Nikki Giovanni’s address. I was almost in tears trying to read her words.  I hope that everyone can over come this tragedy that has hit VT.

-Brittany Weimer

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Columbus, Oh • #29136

May god bless the innocent of this tragedy. Our prayers and thoughts are with the friends and families of the innocent and the injured as they recover. Continue to show the world that the TECH family is strong, compassionate, and possess a spirit that won’t ever be broken!  Go HOKIES!

Ryan
Leesburg, VA
Class of 98

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • #29137

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families and friends. I can only imagine how you are feeling. I pray that our Lord gives you the strength to go on with each day and remember everyone in happy memories. God bless everyone.
With deepest sympathy,
Sarah & Ben Lamb

April 19, 2007, 9:55am • Oregonia, Ohio • #29138

I am a 6th grade student at Nathan Hale elementary.  I am 12 years old.  I heard about VTech, I felt sorry about the people that got hurt.

Adrian Armstrong

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Toledo, Ohio • #29139

May the souls of the departed rest in their rightful place in heaven. My heart to the friends and family of the ones that we have lost. May God give you all the strength and courage to deal with this terrible tragedy.

The Durosimis

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Tucson, AZ • #29140

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very difficult time.  I pray that God may touch you all with His healing hand and bring you all a sense of comfort. I do not try to comprehend what you are going through only to continue to pray that you will eventually come through this and continue your journey through life stronger. God Bless you all Love in Christ Jesus Sheena Priestland Nottingham UK

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Nottingham, United Kingdom • #29141

To the VT community,

We here in New Mexico are deeply saddened by your loss and are with you in spirit. There are no words to describe what has happened there, and we will never forget your loss as long as we live. We have held candlelight vigils for you and we will continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts. May the LORD keep you and protect you from harm in this trying time.

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Albuquerque, NM • #29142

America has been wounded again. Souls of all Americans cry out in pain for what has happened. For those closest and most effected by this tragedy, I am so sorry. Nothing can heal your pain and the grief is overwhelming. Please know that the prayers of complete strangers are with you. May God give you the strength you need to move forward. God Bless

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Edmond Oklahoma • #29143

Hokie Family I pray that God will provide all of the strength that you and you families need in this time of need.  You will certainly be in my prayers.

M. Williams

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Raeford, NC • #29144

TO the family, friends and teachers at Virginia tech. Our condolances to you all at this dark time.......why and how could this happen again???......thoughts and love to everyone....

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • UK • #29145

Know that we are all praying for you. Know that God’s love surrounds you.

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Yorba Linda, CA • #29146

My our Common belief in GOD allow us to continue forward, stronger and willing to correct the ills in this society that allow human beings to discount LIFE. GOD bless us all.

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Bella Vista, Pennsylvania • #29147

What an extraordinary group of students and faculty.  My heart is heavy for all of the victims and their families.  My prayers are for you all, and for the students who must perservere and continue their college education.  God Bless you all,
K. Luckfield

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Short Hills, NJ • #29148

The fact that one person, who was in need of some help killed 32 people. My thoughts and prays go out to all connected to those who where lost. The key to this is to express that we are a nation of caring and compassionate people.  I urge those who are in a state of distress and believe they are a threat to themselves and others seek help for the sake of your own life as well as others. Destructive behavior in this world will always be there but as a nation of evolving intellectual people we should take note of the tragedy address the mistakes and try to stop this form ever happening for generations to come. I hope that by this tragedy we will gain knowledge to avert any reoccurring tragedies. Remember that tomorrow is something that we may not be granted so in you daily routine plan for the future but keep in the back of your mind today could be your last, and live that day the best you can and remember you will have an impact on others to what degree you never know till they are gone or its too late so respect and love the ones around you. May they Rest In Peace and God be with them and their families
Barry A. Swan

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Dowagaic, MI • #29149

I wish to express my condolences to the families that have lost their loved ones. My neice attends E.T.S.U, TN., makes me scared for her.
My thoughts and prayers are with the students, families, the community and all those effected by this senseless act of violence that has shattered the worlds of many.
Carrie Gray

April 19, 2007, 9:56am • Afton, TN • #29150

God bless all of the victims and your families.

May God comfort your, VT.

April 19, 2007, 9:57am • Iksan, south Korea • #29151

God bless everyone dealing with losing a loved one during this horrible event. I’m sending condolences from Indiana for me and my family, and our prayers are with you all.

~Lisa Squires

April 19, 2007, 9:57am • South Bend, Indiana • #29152

I know it’s hard, but please remember that God is by your side.  He also has your friends and classmates under his wing.  Please stay strong, and in time your hearts will heal,although your minds will never forget. 
You are our future, and we are all so proud of you and your strength. In time, you will be able to move forward,and become the best you can ever be. Stay tuff...you are proud Hokies!
God bless you all.

Linda Lazzara

April 19, 2007, 9:57am • Westchester, Illinois • #29153

My condolences, thoughts, love, and prayers to the students and families whose lives were lost during this selfish and tragic event.  May God be with you always and give you strength.

Love,
Cyndi

April 19, 2007, 9:57am • Miami, FL • #29154

Dear Families,
I am and will be preying for you and those lost everyday. we will also be preying for you at my church, New Hope.

Ryan T.

April 19, 2007, 9:57am • Traverse City, Michigan • #29155

Dear Virginia Tech:

I would like to say that all of America shares in your loss and grieves with you.  I’m so sorry that lives were destroyed; for the loved ones lost as well as the families left behind.  I live in Oklahoma City and in a few minutes we will be remembering those who lost their lives in the Oklahoma City bombing.  May you find strength and love not only in each other but knowing that God knows your hurting and will give you peace and provide the healing touch to let you get through this time.  God bless you all.  Linda R.

April 19, 2007, 9:58am • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma • #29156

Would like to say how sorry I am that this went on. My condolineces to the familes of the people that were lost in this madness.

April 19, 2007, 9:58am • Wisconsin • #29157

To everyone at VT my thoughts and prayers are with you. Always remember that God will never leave you nor forsake you so please find comfort in Him. I’m from a small town in AL and I was at work when I heard of your tragedy. I have been praying for the victims, their families, and all of the faculty, staff and students of VT. I PRAY THAT GOD CONTINUES TO WRAP HIS LOVING ARMS AROUND YOU AND COMFORT YOU IN THE DAYS TO COME.

LOVE AND PEACE,
CARLA & JEREMIE SHARPE

April 19, 2007, 9:59am • ATMORE, ALABAMA • #29158

I myself am a mother and the events on Monday have really touched me one that bone.  I have a son who is only 9 and has been talking about going to Virginia Tech since he was 7.  I will not let this prevent him from chasing his dream.  I am more determined now than ever that he attend Tech.  This will not hold him or I from making his dream reality.  If it does than this person wins and I will not let that happen.  I want to say to the parents, families, and friends that I am so sorry and will keep you in my prayers forever more. Stay strong and keep seeking solace in the family around you.  God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 9:59am • Gloucester, Virginia • #29159

Virginia Tech is in our thoughts and prayers. May God bless you all in your time of need.

Sharon

April 19, 2007, 9:59am • Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, Oklahoma • #29160

A day to mourn; a day to rise; we all are Hokies with a great pride.
Keep the faith that you will heal;
God will never steal your memories;
Call upon the Lord and pray for your friends;
your family, your life and feel grateful your life was spared;
You deserve peace and understanding of what a tragic loss has occured; make use of it and live life to the fullest.
Do what you’ve dreamed and truly want to do; do it for those lost and your life too.
God bless all of the Hokies families. You are all in my family’s prayers and thoughts.
K. Herron

April 19, 2007, 10:00am • Hardy, Virginia, U.S.A. • #29161

It greives me that yet another tragic event of this magnitude has taken place in our country. I read the stories and can’t help crying about the losses of life of people that mean so much to others that will continually miss them. I am praying for the families and friends of those who lost people they love. We are fortunate that God knows how to help us through the times that are our most difficult and that we don’t know how to get through. I pray healing will come swiftly and the ability to keep living for those lost will take on new meaning each day.
-K. Dudley

April 19, 2007, 10:01am • Greensboro, NC • #29162

I am deeply troubled and saddened by this horrible tragity.  I am here to share in your grief and my condolences to all the families and everybody else that was affected by this terrible event.  How incredibly unfair and selfish this was for somebody to ruin what is suppose to be the best times of a youths life not to mention the amount of grief to so many
friends and family.  Take care and keep that
Hokie spirit strong.  I wish there was something I could do.  Gary

April 19, 2007, 10:01am • Concord, Virginia • #29163

To all the friends and family affected by this terrible tragedy, I want you to know that the world mourns with you. God bless you and keep you.
Rochelle

April 19, 2007, 10:01am • Lexington, NC • #29164

As a student at a University I cannot comprehend going through such a horrific tragedy.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers!  I pray that God will hold you in his arms during this difficult time and that you will rest in knowing that you now have 33 guardian angels watching over you for the rest of your lives.  May God bless each of you!
- Mandi

April 19, 2007, 10:01am • Louisville, KY • #29165

From everyone here in Kansas City we send our hearts and prayers to all of you whom have suffered a great loss! We are praying for you and everyone that has been through such a horrible tradgedy!

Manda, Chris, Matt

April 19, 2007, 10:01am • Independence, Missouri • #29166

YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY.. MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO LOST A PART OF THEIR HEARTS. MAY YOUR GOD COMFORT YOU ALL.

April 19, 2007, 10:01am • HICKORY HILLS,IL • #29167

Words can not express the pain that has been forced upon the hearts , and souls of those whom have been touched nation wide but the violent acts of mass destruction forced upon virginia tech university! may the angels soar with all of you at virginia tech, , everyone else whom may read this for that matter ,and keep you close beneath their wings! my deepest regards goes out to everyone i will keep you all close in my heart, and prayers!!!!!! tiana thiesmeyer

April 19, 2007, 10:01am • livonia mi • #29168

Dear families and friends:
We will like to share our condolences and prayers that God may help you go through this pain and help you grieve your loss.

Words can not express our feelings about the tragedy.

You have our support in Massachusetts.

Meridian Family Dental

April 19, 2007, 10:02am • East Boston, Ma • #29169

My family grieves for the “hokie family”.  May
God be with you.

The Bott Family

April 19, 2007, 10:02am • HAMPTON VIRGINIA • #29170

Words fail me today.  I would like all to know that my heart, mind and soul are focused on all those affected by this tragedy.  You are in my prayers.

Shawn
Virginia Tech Class of ‘92

April 19, 2007, 10:02am • Atlanta, Ga. • #29171

I watched the events as they unfolded on April 16th and could not fathom on how you brave students could endure such a tragedy. I only live 2 hours away but could feel your pain. I know no one at VT and I love you all. There really is nothing I can say or write to take your pain but wish I could. I pray for all of you as well as repsose for the souls of all the students and staff whose lives were taken away so early. Again, in close I know no one there but you ALL are my friends and I Love You!! Please if anyone reads this smile and know God loves you to.
Douglas Dickerson II

April 19, 2007, 10:02am • Boone, North Carolina • #29172

Dear Virginia Tech Family,

I will continue to keep all of you in my daily thoughts and prayers. You have 32 angels watching down on you.  You will make it through this extremely difficult time in your lives.  Remember, YOU ARE VIRGINIA TECH!

Love
Brian O’Rourke

April 19, 2007, 10:02am • Washington, MO • #29173

Please know that the thoughts and prayers of all of us in the UNC (tarheels) family are with you all. The strength of your “family” and the “Hokie Nation” @ VT will prevail in this horrific tragedy. May the God of all comfort, comfort you all.

Isaiah 41:10;
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am you God.
I will strengthen you, and help you;
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

As it’s been said so many times the past few days;
“Today, we are ALL Hokies”.

God bless.

Alan

April 19, 2007, 10:02am • Graham, N.C. USA • #29174

When something happens like this, it’s often impossible to find the right words to express sympathy, sorrow, & spiritual healing. As a parent of a 5 year old little girl who will soon start school and hopefully go through college, my heart sinks sometimes. I almost don’t want to read the news anymore because it’s like everyday something else is affecting a place where our children should feel safe. Places of education are supposed to teach our children & provide examples. I’m from PA & I can remember not too long ago when that male shot all those Amish girls. I often ask myself what is wrong with people? I’m really scared to send my daughter to school. That should be a happy time for a mother but instead I live in fear of what could happen to my child. Virginia Tech is another example that puts my fears to the test. I know this isn’t about me or my daughter but this does really hit home & I do feel the effects of what this college has been put through. So from one parent to all the other parents, family, & friends...my deepest sympathy, thoughts, & prayers are with you. Even though I don’t know any of you, I will keep you in my thoughts even more this Friday.
Bless you all!

April 19, 2007, 10:02am • York Pa • #29176