Condolences, April 19, 2007

"See what kind of love the Father has given to Us, that we should be called children of God, and so we are. The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know him.”
IJohn-3;1

Don’t let their lives gone in vain, raise stronger and make use of it as a best example we should have, when the most neartest person is in need.

Alberto Bettencourt Macau, China,
University of Macau
MIBL student

April 19, 2007, 2:08pm • Macau, China • #31333

To the Student Body, Faculty, and Staff and VT:

You’ll are in our thoughts and prayers.  We cannot begin to fathom what grief you’ll are experiencing.  May the God of Peace and Comfort attend to your hearts and minds as you walk through this journey.

The Prince Family

April 19, 2007, 2:08pm • Arlington, Texas • #31334

Would like to extend my condolences to all the families, friends and colleagues of the victims of this terrible tragedy.

The horror, pain and shock of April 16th has made its way across the Atlantic to me.

Such a waste of life...it is hard to fathom, understand or believe.

Best heartfelt wishes at this difficult time.

Laura Rodriguez Graham.

April 19, 2007, 2:09pm • Madrid, Spain • #31335

There are no words that can take away your pain, your fear, your sorrow; and for that I am truly sorry.  Please know that I - and so many others not directly affected by your tragedy - am thinking of all of you, praying for healing for you, and hoping that you will not let this incredible loss destroy you.  Stay strong, mourn your loved ones, and take each moment as it comes until the pain begins to ease.  Wishing you peace.

-RLP

April 19, 2007, 2:09pm • Chicago, Illinois • #31336

I can’t express how much my thoughts and prayers are with those who lost loved ones and to those lost as well.

April 19, 2007, 2:09pm • Shelbyville, Ky. • #31337

Please accept our heartfelt condolences, prayers, and hugs from far away.  I have a college age daughter and cannot even begin to understand what you are going through and I hope I never have to.  I hold each and every one of you in my heart and pray for you unceasingly.  God bless and keep you in His loving care.  We will NOT forget and will NEVER quit caring and praying.

The Milledge Family

April 19, 2007, 2:09pm • Waynoka, OK • #31338

As the mother of two young men in college at Rutgers University, one an undergraduate and one in Graduate School, who trusts each day that my sons are safe on campus, I am horrified and deeply saddened by the tragic loss of 32 bright and beautiful souls. Words cannot adequately express our feelings on this senseless tragedy. Please convey my family’s deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims’ families on their loss, and also to their larger family at Virgina Tech. We are so sorry.

April 19, 2007, 2:09pm • Cherry Hill, New Jersey • #31339

I am so sorry to all of the familes who have lost a loved one because of the actions of one sick individual.  Know that they are at peace in heaven with past loved ones.  We will pray for all of you.  God Bless you in this time of sorrow.

Stephanie Morris

April 19, 2007, 2:09pm • Baltimore, MD • #31340

Today I wear a ribbon in memorial…

I also wear it in hope…

Memorial for those that have lost and those that grieve…

Hope for a future filled with God’s peace and love.

Sharon Vandezande

April 19, 2007, 2:09pm • Rochester Institute of Technology/National Technic • #31341

Are Thoughts and lots of Prayers are with you all.

The Thomas Family

April 19, 2007, 2:09pm • Heidelberg, PA • #31342

I am so sorry that so many promising futures were lost.  As a college student, it is easy to relate to the lives of those lost and this all becomes so “real” to us outside of your community.

May they all rest in peace.

--Jessica

April 19, 2007, 2:09pm • Queen Anne, Maryland • #31343

Our community reaches out to the families, friends, and loved ones that were lost that horrible day.  God Bless each and everyone of you.

April 19, 2007, 2:09pm • Kansas, USA • #31344

Dear VTU,
Please know that the world shares in your sorrow and stand in solidarity with you. I offer a poem that has been of great solace in the saddest of times:

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a 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 quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.

Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.

Keep their dreams alive.
Love,
A friend

April 19, 2007, 2:10pm • Berkeley, CA • #31345

My thoughts are prayers are with all of you during this tragic time.  May you share in the memories of your fellow students, faculty, and colleagues.  Keep your pride and spirit alive during this difficult time.

Kim Beyer

April 19, 2007, 2:10pm • Akron, OH • #31346

Embattled though we may be, we will continue to serve. ~ Matthew Krogh

April 19, 2007, 2:10pm • Onancock, VA • #31347

As a college student, this hits home.  I extend my deepest condolences to all the students and faculty at Virginia Tech.  Know that many people in this community are praying for you and your families, you are very heavy on our hearts.  May God hold you and comfort you in this time of great loss.  My heart goes out to you and I am so sorry for your losses.

April 19, 2007, 2:10pm • Reno, Nevada • #31348

I am heartbroken and consumed with grief for every person lost, their families and friends.  I cannot stop reading about you, looking at your pictures.  I am so sorry that this happened to you.  I pray for VT to find the strength and courage to go on, because you have to carry on, they would have wanted you to.

April 19, 2007, 2:10pm • San Francisco, California • #31349

As you heal, may you all share your strength with one another, and may your community reemerge, strong as it ever was.  For those who have lost those dear to them, may you know that the world grieves with you and that today, we are all your friends.  For those who were lost, while we all lament the loss of the greatness of who they could have been and what they could have done, let those who knew them celebrate all the wonderful things that make them who they are, and who they always will be.
-NJ

April 19, 2007, 2:10pm • Flagstaff, Arizona • #31350

Eternal rest grant onto the innocent livesthat were taken O lord and let the perpetual light shine upon them may they REST IN PERFECT PEACE!!

Sydenham High School

April 19, 2007, 2:11pm • London,England • #31351

I can not even begin to express my sorrow for this terrible loss to the families and to our nation. They were our future.  To the families who lost their children I pray that God holds you in His loving hands and provides the comfort you need to live day to day.  To the faculty, staff, and students, I hope that by some miracle some normalcy can begin for VT, for it is a good school.  It just had an evil person who wanted to ruin it. Don’t let him.  All my love and prayers for everyone.

April 19, 2007, 2:12pm • Blacksburg, Va • #31352

First, let me start by saying “God has a master plan”.  When, why, how, I nor you know...only him.  Please put all your trust, faith & belief in him and he will carry you through all the valleys, the storms, the roadblocks & pitfalls if you let him!!  My prayers are to and for the survivors, victim families, students, faculty, staff and all involved for strength, determination, willpower, courage and HEALING.  I love you all & you will be in my heart for all time to come.

Dee Player
Louisiana State University in Shreveport

April 19, 2007, 2:12pm • Shreveport, Louisiana • #31353

There are no words that anyone can put on this memorial that can make your pain go away. We all just pray that the love and support that we share with all of you can make it a little more bareable for you. We all have you in our hearts and prayers.

Nancy

April 19, 2007, 2:12pm • Bloomington, Illinois • #31354

I obviously cannot begin to to comprehend how you all must feel, especially the people in Norris Hall on that day.  From one college student to another, my thoughts go out to all affected.

April 19, 2007, 2:12pm • East Lansing, MI USA • #31355

My heart is swollen with sadness for all of the victims and their families & friends. Towns and cities across our country are truly thinking of you and praying for for you. May the Virginia Tech family rise stronger in community and faith than ever before.
Sarah Taylor

April 19, 2007, 2:12pm • Norfolk, VA • #31356

A Prayer for YOU
I said a prayer for you today, I hope you don’t mind.
I asked the Lord to comfort you and put you fears behind.
I prayed for peace and mercy too, to help you through each day.
And for his loving guidance as he leads you on your way.
You need not walk this path alone so I prayed he’d hold your hand, and offer you some guidance in a way you’ll understand.
I asked him for little miracles and to bless you every day.
Keep looking for the rainbowes-and let him light your way.  (author unknown)
Our pryaers and thoughts are with all of you, I pray you find comfort and peace soon.
Eileen~

April 19, 2007, 2:12pm • Tonopah, Nevada • #31357

We give our condolences to the family, friends and
school of the victims.  Remember their love, friendship, and kindness given by each is a blessing to each life they have touched in the short span of life. They will life forever in your hearts.

We do not have understanding for such senseless acts but know that love and God’s grace will help heal the pain and suffering of all.

We pray for God to uplift your spirits, console your hearts and give continual stregnth as your continue your lives.

April 19, 2007, 2:12pm • UMC Hempstead, NY • #31358

...im still speechless about everything… it sent shivers down my spine every time i heard them say Virginia Tech on the news… i would have never imagined this happening in our state and that school… but if it had been anywhere else we would have thought “oh my god” and gone on with our day but when it happens in your home at your school ... everything changes. this could have affected another community somewhere else and not ours. it makes you so much more grateful when you do see tragedies now… at least it makes me more grateful… i had thought about going to Virginia Tech before but now i actually want to go there ...i want to be apart of such a strong community and such a proud school ... you can be sure i’ll be applying next year..... and every last person affected by this is in my heart ..... GodBlessVirginiaTech

April 19, 2007, 2:12pm • Hampton, VA • #31359

DESDE CHILE LES ENVIAMOS TODO NUESTRO RESPETO Y FUERZA PARA PODER SOPORTAR EL DOLOR QUE LES CALA EL ALMA, ES HORRIBLE EL EPISODIO OCURRIDO PERO CON LA AYUDA DE DIOS SUS CORAZONES CALMARAN EL EL DOLOR Y LA TRISTEZA QUE SIENTEN, SOLO DEBEN RECORDAR CON AMOR A LOS QUE NOS HAN ABANDONADO.
PAZ PARA USTEDES Y PARA EL MUNDO ENTERO…

CARIÑOS…

April 19, 2007, 2:13pm • Santiago de Chile. • #31360

My family and I wish to express our prayers and condolences to the families who have lost their loved ones. We will continue to pray for all of you in hopes that the strength of God will ease your pain and suffering.

Sincerely,
The Lowerys

April 19, 2007, 2:13pm • Marcellus, Michigan • #31361

Tragedy happens everyday somewheres in this world. VT is a great university. Harry Smith a VT student shot but recovering is a great example of the young students attending your university. I heard his comments. Count your blessings and forgive. All will heal quicker that way. Amen.

David Rivas/David Rivas realty
Harvey La. 70058

April 19, 2007, 2:13pm • Harvey La. • #31362

We are all Hokies today.  Our hearts in Minnesota and around the world are weaping along side of you at VT. Words cannot express how sad this tragedy is. Our love and prayers are with you all.  God Bless.

April 19, 2007, 2:13pm • Minnesota • #31363

My heart goes out to all the families, students, faculty and staff in the wake of this tragedy.  You all will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers throughout this difficult time. 

Melanie G. Fredman Simon, Class of 1988(graduate program)

April 19, 2007, 2:13pm • Macedon, NY • #31364

Although it may take time, Virginia Tech will get back to the way it was before this tradegy; a beautiful campus with a wonderous abudance of gifted students.  My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been affected and I hope one day tradegies such as this will be no more.

April 19, 2007, 2:14pm • St. Louis, MO • #31365

The Beatles said, “All you need is love,” as though it were a simple matter. Nothing, it seems, is ever simple where humanity is concerned. I only know that my heart is sickened and my mind tormented by what one person chose to do in Blacksburg. You who mourn, I weep with you. What you have lost is irrecoverable. When you can lift your heads to life once again, look to what is best in yourself and others, and put your energies into celebrating and expanding those things.  Godspeed.

April 19, 2007, 2:14pm • Minneapolis, MN USA • #31366

Hokies:
May God lift up our hurt Hokie hearts and grant us peace and comfort as only He can.  My prayers are with the families of the fallen, and all of my Hokie family.  GO HOKIES!!!

In God’s Love,
Heather R. Jones Class of 2000 HNFE

April 19, 2007, 2:14pm • Windsor, Virginia • #31367

in tiefer trauer gedenke ich der schlachtopfer und bezeuge hiermit mein innigstes mietgefühl gegenüber den hinterbliebenen eltern, geschwister,freunden und schulkameraden.
ihr alle seit in meinem täglichen gebet eingeschlossen...my God be with us,

from daniël,christophe and nicolas

April 19, 2007, 2:16pm • bruges,belgium • #31368

May you know hope in the midst of sorrow
and comfort in the midst of pain.

May you find solace in your memories
and strength in the love that remains…
for those who have bloomed in the hearts of others,
never really fade.

Though our hearts are heavy with the senselessness of this tragedy,
I pray that GOD lifts you and blesses you… as time heals all wounds.

To the Victims, their loved ones, families and friends…
my thoughts, prayers and most sincere condolences are with you all.

GOD Bless.

Angels, love and light,
Filippa Marie Bastone

April 19, 2007, 2:16pm • Detroit, Michigan - USA • #31369

As I took my 9-year-old daughter to school on Tuesday, the reality of how this tragedy affects everyone sunk in.  My daughter cried uncontrollably and was afraid to go to school. She said to me, “No one is safe, are they mommy”?  And my response to her was, “No, my dear, no one is safe anymore”. 
My family’s heartfelt and deepest sympathies go out to each and every one affected by this horrific act. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I can only pray that you will find peace and comfort in knowing that the world is grieving with you during this difficult time.

April 19, 2007, 2:54pm • Lebanon, Virginia • #31370

Thoughts and prayers of our family are with the entire VT community.

All our Love,
The Stiles Family

April 19, 2007, 2:55pm • Larksville Pa • #31371

I’M SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS MY HEART IS WITH ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR LOSS

April 19, 2007, 2:55pm • CHICAGO ILLINOIS • #31372

I was so shocked and upset to hear of the horrible shootings at VT. My condolences go out to the family and friends of these victims. God will see you through it. Know that you are in my prayers.

April 19, 2007, 2:56pm • Rolla, MO • #31373

All, know that Jeremy (my husband) and I pray for you all daily.  I cannot imagine the pain you all are going through, so I ask God to give you love and peace during this time of tragedy.  We love you all!  GO HOKIES!! -Hannah

April 19, 2007, 2:56pm • Gainesville, GA • #31374

To Virginia Tech, students, faculty, and families:
We send our deepest sympathy during this time of painful loss.  Following the experiences of 9/11 and the comfort that we received from across the nation, we know the importance of standing together.  We are standing with you, kneeling in prayer for you, and sending our love.  The process is long and we will tarry with you as healing takes place.  We pray Christ’s peace and love will heal and embrace you.
Princeton Alliance Church
Plainsboro, New Jersey

April 19, 2007, 2:57pm • Plainsboro, NJ • #31375

Bonjour,
Je suis terriblement accablée des événements malheureux qui ont survenu sur le campus de votre université lundi dernier. Ce qui est arrivé est d’une extrême gravité et nous avons été des centaines de millions de part le monde à en être choqués. J’espère bien que ce qui vient de se passer sera la triste occasion pour votre gouvernement de remettre en question la validité de la loi très permissive relative à l’acquisition d’armes ainsi que de la nécessité d’apporter un soutien psychiatrique immédiat aux étudiants manifestant des signes dangereux.
Je voudrais témoigner à travers ce message de condoléance ma sincère et profonde solidarité des familles des victimes, des étudiants, des corps pédagogique et administratif de l’Université Virginia Tech.
Que Dieu ait leurs âmes à tous les jeunes gens qui y ont laissé la vie.
Meriem Leghzali, 22 ans, étudiante marocaine.

April 19, 2007, 2:57pm • Casablanca, Morocco. • #31376

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 2:57pm • Chicago, IL • #31377

Our thoughts and sympathy our with the entire community at Virginia Tech...we can’t imagine how difficult this must be. We keep you in our prayers during this devastating time.

April 19, 2007, 2:57pm • Havertown, PA • #31378

You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Jenny Frustaglio

April 19, 2007, 2:57pm • Ishpeming, Michigan • #31379

We at Roanoke College pray for all of you.

Marianne

April 19, 2007, 2:58pm • Salem, VA • #31380

Please know our hearts are with you. At a time when words fail,know that you are not alone and you are loved.

Steph M.

April 19, 2007, 2:58pm • Lubbock, TX • #31381

i would just like to share my condolences with all the people of virginia tech all though i am many thousands of miles away from america in the uk the tradgedy that happend on monday completley broke my heart i wil never understand how people can be so evil and cruel as to take lives in the most evil way it wil be something i wil never stop feeling sad about my heart my prayers my thoughts are all with the students and parents of virginia tech god bless you all

April 19, 2007, 2:58pm • united kingdom • #31382