Condolences, April 19, 2007

May God bless you all in the following days, weeks, months & years to follow.  My prayers are with you all.  In this tragedy, may some happiness come out.

April 19, 2007, 3:20pm • San Diego, CA, • #31583

i have no words of comfort.  i mean, what words really could?  all i can do is think of you all and pray.  i was on vacation visiting my family when this tragic “thing” happened...i got to say goodbye to my parents when i left, knowing there are 32 people who never will get that chance again and my heart is broken.  to those families who are changed now forever, may God give you peace that is past understanding.  may He bless you with faith and hope and the comfort of knowing you will reunite again with your loved ones in a place where no hearts will ever bleed again.

April 19, 2007, 3:20pm • Dallas, TX • #31584

There are no words to express how deep this tragedy has cut through all of us. The senseless tragedy, so many bright beautiful lives taken. Our country has lost a GREAT deal of beautiful people that have done and were going to do GREAT things. AS I sit here with tears running down my face, I pray as do so many of us those left behind can begin to heal and know that the whole country is behind them and praying for them.
God Bless.
Jennifer

April 19, 2007, 3:20pm • New Mexico • #31585

PEACE. Mary-Ellen Bailey

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • Salisbury, NC, USA • #31586

Our hearts, thoughts and prayers are with you.  May you experience incredible strength, feel unimaginable comfort, find an unremarkable peace and continue in your bravery as you walk out your journey. 

The Steeles

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • Columbus, Ohio • #31587

Our locations may be expansive but our solidarity does not have boundaries. My thoughts are with those who have been lost and the loved ones they leave behind.

Brady S., Class of ‘97

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • Middletown, CT • #31588

TO everyone in, on, around of affected by this horrific incident.  I know there are so many unanswered questions, why my son, why my daughter, why, why,why???

How we all wish we knew the answer, but what we do know is that even in this difficult, probably worst time of you life, God will never leave you alone or let you down.  As hard as it may seem, keep praying and God will help you.  This is something that will change our lives FOREVER, just remember God will never give us more than we can handle.  Remember to be strong, love one another and remain HOKIE PROUD!!!!

God bless each and everyone of you, and know that you are in the thoughts and prayers around the world because you are THE HOKIES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Harding Family

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • Hurlock, MD • #31589

While words seem so inadequate, please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Go Hokies!!!

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • Banner Elk, NC • #31590

I cannot begin to expresss my sorrow at what has happened at your university. I think of all the wonderful lives destroyed and families torn apart my heart and prayers go out to all you.  God Bless and please know so many people are praying for all of you.

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • Beverly, MA • #31591

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWD9tb9c6Ao

Please Pass This On. 

My thoughts are with you all

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • Hershey, PA • #31592

To the individuals who so innocently lost their lives in this senseless and horrific act:

You are amazing individuals and the world has lost 32 bright, strong,and precious leaders.  You will forever be remembered.

To VT Students, Faculty, Staff, Blackburg Community, and friends and families of those who lost their lives.

As a graduate student of KU, but more importantly as a HOKIE fan since birth, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  This tragedy is all that has been on my mind since the moment it ocurred.  The HOKIENATION WILL PREVAIL!  GOOOOOOOO HOKIES!

-Tiffany Spriggs
University of Kansas

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • Princeton, WV • #31593

You will never be forgotten

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • Canada • #31594

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. May God comfort the grieving families and console the students and faculty left behind to deal with such a great loss. A loss that has pierced the very heart of this country and echoed sorrow through out the world.
God Bless you all.

Ibeth of Maryland

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • USA • #31595

I am so sorry for all the families and friends who share the loss of the victims of this tragedy.  My prayers are with all of you!

Colee

April 19, 2007, 3:21pm • Denver, Co • #31596

I really am sorry to those lives that were taken by that crazy cho, And I would like to give my condolences to all the families that are suffering from their lost and even the ones that are injured. It was really a shock to me and I didn’t really understand what was going on at first, but as I continued to watch the news and read on the internet and I read what was going on I just began to pray. It really tore me up incide to see such a thing happen like that to all those wonderful people. I hope and pray to god that he blesses the families that are hurting and just know that your loved ones are in a more better place with god. I love you all and my heart goes out to you.

Chalese
Jaquea82004@yahoo.com

April 19, 2007, 3:22pm • Albany,Georgia • #31597

My heart goes out to everyone at Virginia tech, I want you to know that our hearts and prayers are with you all in this time of need. God bless you all.

Danny

April 19, 2007, 3:22pm • Arkansas • #31598

Albert J. Simone, President, Rochester Institute of Technology:

On behalf of Rochester Institute of Technology, I offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to the Virginia Tech community, and especially to the family and friends of the victims. This is a national tragedy of unimaginable proportions. I am in shock and deeply saddened by the horrific events of April 16. It is difficult to make sense of such a senseless act. We grieve for the victims’ families and friends.

The tragedy at Virginia Tech can happen anywhere at anytime. At RIT, we will continue to work hard to ensure a safe and secure environment for our students, faculty and staff. We must remain vigilant. We must never forget the events of April 16, 2007, in Blacksburg, Va. The higher education community, as well as the nation, will learn from this deadly shooting. We will heal as time passes.

<http://www.thetigerbeat.com/news/?v=memo-from-president-simone-campus-safety-measures->

April 19, 2007, 3:22pm • Rochester, NY, USA • #31599

I think of the families and friends left to deal with the void of loved ones who were lost.  I also think of the many who were fortunate to walk out of that building with their lives.  What you must have seen, I cannot even imagine. My thoughts are with you all.

April 19, 2007, 3:22pm • Seattle, WA • #31600

To Virginia Tech;
May God bless all of you in your time of bereavement. You will be in my prayers. Stay strong, God is in control. LET GO AND LET GOD.

April 19, 2007, 3:22pm • Norcross, GA • #31601

To all the students, faculty and families of Viriginia Tech, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this tragic time. To the families who have lost sons and daughters, husbands and wives; there are no words in which to offer comfort, but know that you too are up held in prayer.
May God Bless you and keep you in the coming days and weeks as you try to cope with your loss.

April 19, 2007, 3:22pm • Mount Laurel, New Jersey • #31602

There are no words I can offer to provide solace to anyone.  I can only say that I am as sad today as I was after 9/11.  Senseless, tragic, and haunting.

April 19, 2007, 3:22pm • Oakton, VA • #31603

I am a grad of VT, as well as my father, brother and daughter.  One of the victims went to my church.  Another was in my son’s high school graduating class.  We are all profoundly sad.  May God ‘raise you up on eagles wings’ and wrap each of you in His comfort and love.

April 19, 2007, 3:22pm • Vienna Virginia • #31604

My heart is broken. Such a senseless act took away so many beautiful people. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. We will not forget. Time will heal…

April 19, 2007, 3:22pm • Florence, SC • #31605

My heart drop when hearing the news of all the lives taken and all the injured. I will pray to GOD to be with all during this time and be with all in the following days and months any years down. This is something that will never be forgotten and I pray for all the ones who had to see and go though an ordeal as this. I just can’t imagine how this will effect them in the future.

April 19, 2007, 3:22pm • Newark Ohio • #31606

To all the students, families, staff and friends of Virginia Tech-

Our family is in prayer for you- there is nothing we can say to ease this pain but we do know a God who will love you, comfort you and sustain you- through Jesus Christ you will find peace that passes understanding.

We are sad with you, we cry with you and we send our love to you.

Never give up and look to the future for hope and always keep your memories and dreams alive.

Jennifer and Thomas Sprouse

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • South Carolina • #31607

Lean on each other in this time of grief.  You will need the support of your friends in the days to come.  Honor those who lost their lives by remembering the little things that made them a joy to you.  Your sorrow, little by little, will begin to lessen until the day you realize it has become bearable.  I hope it helps to know that thousands, millions of people are holding you in their hearts and grieving with you.

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • Manassas, Virginia • #31608

To VA Tech students, family, and staff:

The pain you are in will never be described or felt by the ones who had to watch this unfold on our TV’s but know one thing, God will comfort you if you allow him to.  Don’t give up on faith and hope.  Prayers to all...........
God, grant them the knowledge to overcome.
AMEN

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • PeWee Valley, KY • #31609

Our nation grieves with this horrendeous tragedy.  These lives were taken much to soon, even though I believe God has a plan for all of us.  Keep your faith in God as he looks after your loved ones.  They are safe in his arms now.  I know the world can be an unkind place sometimes, but lets all come together and help whomever needs it, and embrace the sorrow with support.  My heart goes out to all involved in losing loved ones in this senseless act of violence against humanity.  God Bless everyone…
Barbara Foley-Craig

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • Yorktown, VA • #31610

Keep together.
Never forget about your friends. They still alive in your memories.
may be it’s so simple but sometimes very difficult.
the Bober’s family

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • Zielona Gora/Poland • #31611

i am so so sorry. my heart goes out to everyone touched by this horrific incident

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • Alberta, Canada • #31612

My the Lord give you the power, strength and comfort to overcome such difficult time.

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • Riverside, California • #31613

My thoughts and prayers to all of you during this period of grief. May God continue to guide and give you the strength to go on. Keep the faith.

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • Castries, St. Lucia. West Indies. • #31614

i just sent my condolences.
if you would like to email me back for any reason, you can email me back at angel90789@yahoo.com..

remember, your loved ones are not realy gone, you can always find them in your heart.

i got that from the harry potter film, harry potter and the priznor of askaban.

from,
tammy allen
sorry for any spelling mistakes.

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • willimantic, connecticut • #31615

My Dear V.Tech,
I have known none of you
Now I know all of you
You have touched our lives
Such a devastating shame and waste of good lives
We are saddened by this turn of events
We know not what to say
What lessons will be learned can only be revealed as we experiance the future God bless you one and all.
The Lambright Family

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • Byron Center, MI • #31616

Beyond comprehension and so very sad. Words aren’t enough...thoughts and prayers are with all of you. This is a life changing event, give yourselves time to heal. Then, in memory of and with respect for those who so tragically died, live your lives to the fullest.

April 19, 2007, 3:23pm • Denver, Colorado • #31617

God bless you all! I’m so sorry. Stay strong.

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Sheffield, UK • #31618

What can you say in times like these? I can remember when my father died of cancer on March 22, 2002, nothing that anyone said, helped. Only time can begin to heal the wound and pain but nothing will make you forget or remove the scar it has left upon your life. It is moments like these that make us grow, learn, and become better people. Always remember and always know that you are good and good will always overcome evil. God Bless you VT and you are in my families’ prayers. Jo Ellen Burnette

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Evington, VA • #31619

God Bless you all in Blacksburg you are not alone. We are all with you. Country after country are watching the news in shock and horror. May you all find peace.
Vanessa
UK

GET THE GUNS GONE

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • England • #31620

I want to express my condolesnces to all the students at Virginia Tech. This is a horrible act of hatred and hopefully someday we all shall over come this horrible tragedy! To the families of the victims, my heart goes out to you all! For the survivors, I wish you all the best in all this darkness and hopfully the light will shine brighter and heal the wounds. You are all in my prayers!! :)

Melissa A.

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Orange County, CA • #31621

My son is a Hokie and his love for his college has made me feel like a Hokie too.  I mourn with the nation.  Do not let this senseless tragedy define Tech.  You are strong.  You will continue the traditions that have made you great.  My prayers and sympathies are with you all.  May the souls of the departed always be for a loving benediction.
Hokie Mom

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • McLean, VA • #31622

I would first like to share my deepest condolences with the deceased, the survivors and the family and friends of all. I feel it is important now to remember that as a community, you are only as strong as your weakest leak...and in saying that it is equally important to reach out to students such as Cho...students who feel such deep pains and anguish. My heart goes out to everyone involved.

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Big Rapids, MI • #31623

The Virginia Tech community has suffered so much over the last few days. It is at times like this that I struggle with the thought that everything that happens is part of God’s plan. I wish that in some small way I could take upon myself the sorrow that runs so deep with the friends and family of the lost souls. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God bless.

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Aurora, Ohio • #31624

From a college student like you, I pray that GOD will give strength for those who are left behind and mercy for the ones who lost their youth and life, you will always be remembered!

Christine Hanna,

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Milwaukee, WI • #31625

The following lyrics from a very beautiful choral work convey my most sincere thoughts and prayers for the entire VT community.

PRAYER OF BEING

Words and Music by Mark Hayes

Be in my life,
Be in my breath;
Be in my walk,
Be in my rest.
Be in this humble heart of mine;
Be ever present in my mind.

Be in my hands,
Be in my feet;
Be in my eyes
And in my speech.
Be in the smile I give away;
Be in each healing word I say.

Be in my work,
Be in my play;
Be in the struggles of each day.

Be in my joy,
Be in my pain;
Be in my loss,
Be in my gain.
Be in my thoughts,
Be in my song;
Be in my spirit all day long.

Be in my prayers,
At dawn’s first light;
Be in my dreams,
all through the night.

Amen, Amen, Amen, Amen
The prayer of my heart
Forever shall be;
I in You and You in me.

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Leawood, KS • #31626

There are so many things that are in my head that I cannot express.  So many emotions.  Every single person who has been effected by this tragic event is in my prayers and thoughts.  I pray that you will know the feeling of safety and the Lord will fill your life with the love that He offers. 

<3

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Glen Allen, Virginia, USA • #31627

Dear Virginia Tech faculty, students, family and friends-
There are no words to express how deeply saddened the world is over this heartless act.  As a mother, my heart aches with the victims families.  I hope you find peace in others caring thoughts and prayers.  My sincere condolences to all of you.

Meghan B.

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Overland Park, Kansas • #31628

Thoughts and prayers from Norway.
To the families and friends of all the victims. May God be with you in this difficult period. Just know that better times will come.
My deepest condolences to the relatives.

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Norway • #31629

Classes will resume on Monday.  I urge you all to return to the campus to reclaim it, if at all possible.  Throughout the next few weeks, your presence there, your laughing, crying, eating, walking, sleeping, working, and playing will honor the lives of those who are gone.  It will be comfort to the loved ones of those lost that the student body continues in the memory of the ones who are no longer there.  Most importantly, don’t let the horror that has occurred there be the image that remains throughout the summer.  Take back Virginia Tech.

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Raleigh, NC • #31630

I am so sorry for your lose. May God Bless you all. Lisa

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Ashland, WI • #31631

Your loss has been great, but your strength is greater!  Stay Stong Hokies!  We are praying for you all.
Love Sarah, Chris, & Elizabeth Green

April 19, 2007, 3:24pm • Centreville, VA • #31632