Condolences, April 19, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with all the Hokies and their families.  I have visited Blacksburg many times and always found the Virginia Tech campus to be a beautiful place with a warm and loving community.  Take pride in how you have come together and strength in being Hokies.

Gayla
NC State University, 2004

April 19, 2007, 2:58pm • Clayton, NC • #31383

To everyone at Virginia Tech

Prayers are being said around the world. Your pain and saddness felt everywhere. Be strong and keep the memories alive!

God Bless

Kate
London, England

April 19, 2007, 2:58pm • London, England • #31384

Our entire campus community extends its sincerest sympathies to all those affected by this senseless tragedy. You are in our prayers.

May God’s love continue to be your source of comfort and strength as you cope with your losses.

Over the past couple of days the people of Virginia Tech and the Blacksburg community have demonstrated incredible fortitude, courage and caring. May God Bless You and keep you in his loving care, and grant you peace as you heal.

Madonna University Faculty, Staff and Students

April 19, 2007, 2:58pm • Livonia, Michigan • #31385

I did not know Juan Ortiz, but all Puerto Rico is praying for him and his family.  Our condelences, thoughts, and prayer.

Rosario Family

April 19, 2007, 2:59pm • Guayanilla, Puerto Rico • #31386

As a Virginia Tech alumna (1999), the sister of a current VT student, the wife of a Virginia State Trooper who is Blacksburg with you now, and a college administrator I want to thank you and your staff for all you’ve done this week.  I’ve never been more proud to call myself a Hokie and think you’ve all done a remarkable job.  You are all in my thoughts and prayers

April 19, 2007, 2:59pm • Herndon, Virginia • #31387

There really are no words and yet I can’t NOT say anything. I worked on a University campus for ten years and I sent my son away to college for a year. I cannot imagine what you are all going through. You will remain in my thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 2:59pm • Brooklyn, NY • #31388

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding but in all your ways acknowledge Jesus!

Proverbs 3:5&6

My heart filled prayers are with you.

Vince

April 19, 2007, 2:59pm • Odenton, Maryland Anne Arundel County • #31389

To those who have been affected by this traggic I send my prayers to you at this time to get strong and remember them for the good.

April 19, 2007, 2:59pm • Marlin TX • #31390

I’m so sorry. It is utterly horrible what has occurred. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Time heals all wounds.

Garin

April 19, 2007, 3:00pm • Chicago, IL • #31391

I am praying for your campus community and for the families of those who lost their lives in this horrible tragedy.  I pray that God will comfort you and bring you peace in this time of grieving.  The nation grieves with you.

Praying for you,
Kim J.

April 19, 2007, 3:00pm • Morton, IL • #31392

I am extremely saddened by the tragic events on 04/16/07.  I was @ work and read it online.  Since then I’ve been glued to all the news of it, at home, school and work.  I myself is a college student, studying at Cal State East Bay and truly affected me.  I am very sorry for the loss of fellow students and faculty.  With much sympathy.  My thoughts and prayers are with you all Virgina Tech.

-Reinalite Pahulu

April 19, 2007, 3:00pm • Millbrae, CA • #31393

I’m so sorry for your loss. All of you are in our prayers. Please get the help you need to get through this horrible tragedy. Warm Regards, Marie & Jim

April 19, 2007, 3:00pm • Winthrop, Mass. 02152 • #31394

All of us at Berry College have you all in our thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 3:00pm • Berry College, Mount Berry, GA • #31395

God bless and comfort you.  My prayers are with you and your family.
I am sorry that you are going through this.

April 19, 2007, 3:00pm • Jacksonville, Florida • #31396

To all the VT families of those students we have lost and those who are recovering, we send our prayers and thoughts to you all.  We, parents of all children in college, HS and elementary school, can only imagine how your hearts are breaking right now.  We hope that knowing you have a world of support for you all.  This has hit home, since one of the students was from our county here in NY.  We parents have all said or thought, “Thereby the grace of God go I”.  May your many memories of your children help in your healing.

April 19, 2007, 3:00pm • Newburgh, NY • #31397

Thoughts and prayers to all of you at Virgina Tech for your losses.  May God’s loving grace help you to understand and forgive.

KLM

April 19, 2007, 3:00pm • Grand Junction, CO • #31398

Thoughts and prayers for peace, strength, healing, and love are pouring out to you from all our hearts. May you find solace and peace in the love of friends and family. No words could ever suffice. Peace.

April 19, 2007, 3:01pm • Bowling Green, Kentucky • #31399

Our thoughts and prayers are with all the students and their families at Virginia Tech.  We are especially mindful of the families of those who lost their lives and it is our prayer that God will hold them in the palm of his hand and wrap his loving arms around them in the days, weeks and years to come.

Bobby & Nancy Carver

April 19, 2007, 3:01pm • Lafayette, Tennessee • #31400

My prayers to all the students and families in the VT community. Words cannot express the sorrow that is shared.
Dr. Pamela Johnson Rowsey
Professor, UNC-Chapel Hill

April 19, 2007, 3:01pm • Chapel Hill, NC • #31401

My condolences to all the families of the victims. One is at a loss to grasp of what happened. But remember that God is the Almighty comforter, turn to him in prayer. In Christ.Mrs.McKelvey

April 19, 2007, 3:01pm • Redlands,California • #31402

Dear Virginia Tech,

May God help you and your family in your loss and sorrow.  I am a Couseling Intern at a Community College out here in Kansas.  Everyone I know is praying for you. 

God Bless,
Diana Luna
Johnson County Community College

April 19, 2007, 3:01pm • Overland Park, KS • #31403

My heart weighs heavy and my mind clouded with grief for all of the families and those who suffered and died at the hands of a monster.  You will always be remembered as those innocent souls that will have to live on in spirit. 

~Lisa

April 19, 2007, 3:01pm • Ware, MA • #31404

God Bless you all!! ONLY THE BEST ARE GONE!! I know are all watching over us and protecting us from the evils out there! May God brinng peace to this world! Let all this hate and War stop quick!! ALl you “angel” are in my prayer!! R.I.P

April 19, 2007, 3:01pm • Mesquite,Texas • #31405

I would like to say that I am so sorry for your losses at Va Tech.  I have a friend that attends your school and I was so worried about her when I heard of the massacre.  Thankfully, she’s fine and I read her away message and she’s always saying how proud she is of her school and how much Hokie Spirit she has.  I know she’s one of many who still share the same love of their school.  I think Va Tech students are so brave.  I am so sorry that you lost your loved ones.  Please know that students at Shippensburg University are thinking and praying for you.

Kacey B.

April 19, 2007, 3:01pm • Shippensburg, Pa • #31406

My heart and my prayers go out to those who lost their lives, their families, those injured and to the whole Virginia Tech family.  As young people, you aren’t supposed to have to deal with such mindless and heartless violence. It is a measure of the Va. Tech spirit that you are bonding and holding one another up.
May Our Lord comfort each and every one of you and accept the souls of your fallen professors and classmates with the love that only He can provide.  May He send his healing to you all.  You are in my prayers. 
Julie

April 19, 2007, 3:01pm • Gresham, OR • #31407

I cried for you today.

April 19, 2007, 3:01pm • McLean, VA • #31408

I would like to give all my thoughts and prayers out to everyone at virgin tech. GOD BLESSED YOU AND YOUR FAMILY..

April 19, 2007, 3:02pm • NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA • #31409

My condolences to the families and friends of the victims. Our hearts are with you.

April 19, 2007, 3:02pm • Santa Maria, California • #31410

My heart goes out to all the families, friends, and students who were impacted by this horrible tragedy. God bless you all and please stay strong. With Much Love.

J. Smith

April 19, 2007, 3:02pm • Washington, DC • #31411

May God grant you the ability to rise from the depths of dispair and sorrow to strength the nation has never seen. My thoughts and prayers are with each of you daily. You will never forget but you will overcome and come back better than ever. This tragic situation has left many of us learning what it means to be a part of the VT family. God bless you all!!

Jessica

April 19, 2007, 3:02pm • Tuscaloosa, AL • #31412

We are with you in our hearts and in our prayers.  Our Friday rosary will be prayed on your behalf.  Heartfelt condolences.
Love and prayers,
Saint Monica School
Sunbury, PA

April 19, 2007, 3:02pm • Sunbury, PA USA • #31413

You are in my thoughts and prayers. People in this country and around the world mourn with all of you. Stand together united and know that you are not alone.

L.

April 19, 2007, 3:02pm • Hummelstown PA • #31414

As a Hokie, I grieve with the rest of the country this week. Life is so fragile. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of those who were taken away. They will never be forgotten....

April 19, 2007, 3:02pm • Orlando, FL • #31415

My prayers are with you all and pray that God gives your family the strength and courage to go through this tragedy. All the Aggies all over the world are with you in this hour of need.

God Bless You!

April 19, 2007, 3:02pm • Houston, Texas USA • #31416

I just wanna say to you that my thoughts are with you in this difficult sad time… a couple of years ago some of my closest friends were killed in a shooting incident, so I know what you are going through…

God bless you all, I`m praying for you!

April 19, 2007, 3:02pm • Norway • #31417

My thoughts and prayers go out to you all. As I saw in a posted email somewhere yesterday....God now has the most beautiful bouquet of roses in his garden.  Orange and Maroon roses.
May God Bless each and every one of you.

~Jackie~

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • Strasburg, VA • #31418

May Jesus send His angels to protect you with their wings. 

Stay strong. 

AD

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • Monroe, Michigan • #31419

Our thoughts and prayers go out to each and everyone of you.

Melton Family

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • Waynesboro, VA • #31420

To the families who have lost their loved ones, my deepest sympathy and prayers for your recovery from this terrible time. To all of the students and faculty, as a parent of a Dec-06 Hokie grad, I am so proud that he had the experience of knowing you and being part of such a courageous, strong, loving society. You are showing the world what courage, hope and forgiveness can be. Evil must not prevail. The world is praying for you, and will stand up with you to preserve what is good in life.

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • Waltham, MA USA • #31421

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU

BRENDA

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • HAMILTON, ONTARIO, CANADA • #31422

Just want to give you our prayers and thoughts for your tragic loss you all have suffered. They are all now in God’s hands and he will take care of them. 

The Burba Family

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • Taylorsville, KY • #31423

A message of condolence to all Virginia Tech students, faculty, and relatives:

On behalf of all the members of the Ruhr University community, I would like to express our profound condolences and deepest sympathies to the students,faculty, staff, and families of Virginia Tech. We are all deeply saddened by the tragic events of April 16. All of us in institutions of higher education are one in a moment like this.

As institutions we are all committed to the promotion of learning, to the values of humanity, civility and nonviolence, and to mutual respect and concern for other people. We will continue advancing these values, and may they help see you through this tragedy.

Our thoughts will be with you and your community during the coming days of mourning.

Elmar W. Weiler, Rector
Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • Bochum, Germany • #31424

My toughts and prayers are with all the families and students that attended VT Tech University who endured this tragedy. I did not know anyone that attened VT but wanted to extend by thoughts. I listen to the radio and cry that this has happened to your community. May God watch over you and help you through this time to heal. Take care.

Sincerely,
Mona

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • Lake Villa, IL Lake County • #31425

My prayers and heart is with the families of the victims of this “cowardly” and “senseless” tragedy.  Know that as you may weep, that there is a loving, kind, giving, and caring God who loves you so very much and angels surround you everyday to help you get through this!  He wants you to pray to him so that he can comfort you and dry all your tears.  We love you all and are praying that as each day pass, your sorrows will end.  You will make it because you have people who care about you and love you so much!

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • ATLANTA, GA 30349 • #31426

My Thoughts and prayers are with all of you in this Difficult time, I am praying for all the Dead and Injured and thier families. May God Hold you all in the palm of his hand.

With Prayers Jennifer

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • Smithville, TN 37166 • #31427

Rest in Peace, friends. Lives were unfairly taken away, and we’re left with grief and heartache. Although the days will continue to pass, you’ll never be forgotten.

April 19, 2007, 3:03pm • Buffalo, NY • #31428

I wish to express my deepest sympathy for all who have been touched by this terrible tradgedy.

I grew up in Great Britain, have lived and worked in the United States for sixteen years and recently became a US Citizen. My heart goes out to those vicitms, who have been denied their opportunity to share in the American dream.

Twenty years ago, when I was a Computer Science undergraduate at the University of Portsmouth in the UK, I and many others were shocked by the news of a gun massacre in Hungerford in the south of England (in August 1987), when a young man named Micheal Ryan killed 16 people.

But let me tell you, there is hope, it will not be easy, but there will be healing. All of you are in the thoughts and prayers of myself, my family, friends, and neighbors.

God bless you

>Tim and many others

April 19, 2007, 3:04pm • Kalamazoo, MI • #31429

I pray for not only the lost one’s but i pray for you all, the families, the friends, and everyone @ VT, stay strong and rememeber the good things of those who we all lost.

April 19, 2007, 3:04pm • Big Rapids, MI • #31430

Sometimes, it’s hard for us to explain why things happen the way they do. Regardless of this fact, God is always there to wipe away the tears, to wipe away the pain, to wipe away the sorrow. He leaves you with a memory that you can cherish forever...As you mourn over the loss of your family, friends, and loved ones, remember that can only find peace and rest in the Lord. He is the answer to your need. Draw so very close to Him. God loves you, and we are all praying with you.....

April 19, 2007, 3:04pm • Frostburg, M.D. • #31431

my thoughts and prayers go out to the Va Tech family. 

SRC

April 19, 2007, 3:04pm • San Jose, CA • #31432