Condolences, April 19, 2007

to the people of Virgina our prayers and thoughts are with you at the terrible time.
god bless.

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • deborah & family, south wales UK • #31683

God Bless each and every one of you during your time of disbelief, struggle to move on & sorrow. I know no one can erase the memories, but eventually you will journey on through a long healing process.  God will surely wipe all the tears away from your eyes, and just remember all of the classmates, faculty, & staff who were taken away from this earth on that fateful day are all in a better place, meeting the angels & they will always smile down on you.  My deepest condolences go out to the HOKIE staff, families and everyone affected by this tragedy, God Bless…

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • Henderson, NC/United States • #31684

Written by Dean Gibson
Christ our Lord said, “ I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, though he dies.”
As you grieve the murder of loved ones, seek solace and hope in the promise of Christ.The lost are with the Father and the Son in Heaven.They could not be in a better place. Through him, you will be reunited with loved ones at death.
You are suffering; in need of love, comfort and support. Christ too knows suffering. Lean on him, and trust in his healing grace. “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest…for your souls.”
Never lose hope or faith in God’s promises:his promise of eternal life, and the inheritance of God’s Kingdom.
I pray that the peace of God will fill your hearts and souls and sustain you in your time of grief; that God will hold you in his arms, and provide angels to watch over you; that he will comfort you, give you hope and strengthen you in your faith. I pray that you will accept Christ’s call and cast your wounded souls onto him. And I pray that God, in his tender mercy and abundant grace, will pour out his healing spirit on those who are wounded in body, mind or spirit.
AMEN.

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • charlotte, nc • #31685

Everybody at Virginia Tech has touch our hearts here in Colorado. We send our stength and hope to all that have been effected and those families who’ve lost a loved one. The world has been forever changed due to this tragedy, however it’s because of you that makes us stronger.

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • Denver, Colorado • #31686

To everyone at Virginia Tech, You never really can tell what someone is feeling,let alone have to deal with there actions. My heart goes out to everyone involved. My prayers for everyone will always be with me. Keep the faith,God will help you heal and become one strong family once again.

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • Florence, NJ. • #31687

STAY STRONG,WE ARE THINKING ABOUT ALL OF YOU HOKIES OUT HERE IN CALIFORNIA.THE SUN WILL RISE AGAIN.

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • ORANGE,CA • #31688

What happened at Virginia Tech is horrific, terrible, tragic and senseless.  Those who lost their lives on April 16th will never be forgotten and their spirit will live on forever in those who knew them and those who did not.  I know that this tragedy will define Virginia Tech for some, but it should not since its students, faculty, alumni, and community will not only triumph, but become even stronger than before and show the world that good overcomes evil and unity overcomes adversity. You will all in my prayers forever. Go Hokies!

Sincerely,
Breanna Perera

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • Los Alamos, NM • #31689

It is amazing how such a tragedy brings a community, country and world together to share in the loss of such beautiful people!
This is the time to celebrate the lives of those lost in this sad and tragic event! 
In Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada our thoughts and prayers are with you all! 
Keep Strong and never forget the memories! 
Peace and Luv

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada • #31690

Thirty-three dead, fifteen wounded, and millions of Hokies hurt. God willing, this will never happen again.

Eric (Class of 1994), Karen, Lexi, & Emily Warren

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • Germantown, MD • #31691

I cry for all the parents of the departed. As a mother of two I cannot imagine the horror of losing a child, that is not the way god intended it...not in such a surprising and violent way. May you all meet your little angels again someday...that is the only consolation I have to offer. I am so immesely sorry for your loss.....

Beth Martinez & Family

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • Brandon, FL • #31692

Brian, G.V.,
I’m really going to miss you guys. You were my friends. Brian, you helped me with my parents move so much. Our arguments about baseball were always on the side of silly. You were so knowledgeable about everything, and respected the opinion of a Cards fan! G.V. Thank you for your two years of advice and consultations. I know I’ll never forget your kind words and loyal dedication to me and my friends.
-Jason Easter

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • Blacksburg, VA • #31693

My continued prayers goes out, first to the family members of the victims and the to student body of Virginia Tech. God is a forgiving God.  Remember we MUST forgive and Always pray.  Keep God First, and look to the hills which cometh our help.  Peace and Blessing. 

A Child of God.

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • New Brunswick New Jersey • #31694

It is impossible to predict what a mentally ill person will do. The only person to blame is the shooter.  we are in prayer for those who have endured this tradegy and for the familes that are grieving for their sons and daughters. I hope the media will soon go away so you can mourn.

April 19, 2007, 3:30pm • Lihue, HI • #31695

My heartfelt condolences to the deceased. They didnt have to go through all this… Cant express how bad i feel for the family. I just graduated from college and it my college is soooo dear to me.. I cant imagine things like this happening in the college… Hope this would be the first and LAST of it!!!
Family, friends, and relatives of the deceased, we feel your pain and we are with you on this. We will be praying for you.....

April 19, 2007, 3:31pm • Virginia • #31696

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at Virginia Tech.  May God bless .  Montgomery County Farm Bureau

April 19, 2007, 3:32pm • Christiansburg VA • #31697

PLEASE STAY AS STRONG AS YOU CAN, PRAY FOR YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILIES, BELIEVE GOD HAS YOUR CLASSMATES AND THEIR TEACHERS IN HIS ARMS, HOLDING THEM WITH LOVE. FROM WHAT I HAVE WATCHED AND CRIED OVER DURING THIS, VIRGINIA TECH’S STUDENT BODY AND SCHOOL ARE UNBELIEVABLE.  YOU TALK ABOUT STRENGHT AND LOVE. GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU FOREVER AND EVER.  MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU.  PLEASE CONTINUE TO SHOW THE WORLD YOUR LOVE AND STRENGHT.  JIM

April 19, 2007, 3:32pm • YONKERS, NY • #31698

I have no connection to VT whatsoever- but I want you to know that I grieve with you and pray for you.  I am also going to buy a Hokie sweatshirt- it’s not much, but maybe a small token of my solidarity with you will bless you somehow.
Thank you for your example of courage and graciousness under such horrible circumstances.  God Bless Virginia Tech.

- A teacher

April 19, 2007, 3:32pm • Vancouver, WA • #31699

We are saddened by this senseless loss. We are grieving with each of you. Va Tech students, famalies and faculty alike, know that you all are in our constant thoughts. Our prayer is that you will remain strong in the many difficult days to come, that Blacksburg and the state of Virginia will receive a healing and renewal of Spirit that can and will come only through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Jeff & Ann Prunty

April 19, 2007, 3:32pm • Gretna Virginia • #31700

To all of the victims, their families, their friends, and to all of the fine people at Virginia Tech.  Our family and friends continue to pray for all of you.  May you find strength among all of those who are dear to you and know that America stands with you and we grieve as a nation with you.  As the parent of two young men currently in college, I can only imagine the horror of this day and the pain that must be in your hearts.  Rely on each other now, and try to find the strength to begin to heal physically and emotionally.  With deepest regards and sympathy

April 19, 2007, 3:32pm • Lebanon, Tennessee • #31701

I cannot imagine what you are going through as I look at the news with heavy heart. My heart goes out to all of you. Family, friends, students. Know that the world is with you....XOXO, Heidi

April 19, 2007, 3:32pm • #31702

I’m currently doing my finals here at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland, UK, and I’m sure I speak for everyone here, may you all feel the Lord’s presence, at this terrible time.

What happened on April 16th is surely one of the worst things could ever happen you in your life. To loose a friend is just heart breaking, but to loose them in such a senseless manner makes it all the more painful. 

I just pray that God will bless each and every one who has been affected by the events both on and off the Campus.

I want to express my sincere condolences to the families who lost their loved ones.

I also pray that the Lord will continue to guide the Police in their efforts to try to find answers to this horrible event. 

God Bless

April 19, 2007, 3:33pm • Coleriane, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom • #31703

OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL THE STUDENTS, FACULTY, AND STAFF OF VIRGINIA TECH. THIS IS A HORRIBLE TRADGEY THAT HAPPENED AT A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS OF VIRGINIA TECH IN BLACKSBURG, VA. I AM A COLLEGE STUDENT AT COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF ALLEGHENY COUNTY IN PITTSBURGH, PA. I WAS THINKING THAT IT COULD HAPPEN HERE WHERE I ATTEND COLLEGE AT. THIS TRADGEY HAS PERSONALLY AFFECTED ME BECAUSE I AM A COLLEGE STUDENT. I AM SADDENED ABOUT THIS TRADGEY WHEN I HEAR ABOUT IT I WAS LIKE “WHAT” DID THIS REALLY HAPPENED AND WHEN I WAS WATCHING THE NEWS I WAS REALLY “SHOCKED” THAT IT HAPPENED ON A COLLEGE CAMPUS. WE WILL SURVIVE LETS GO HOKIES OF VT. from chrissy

April 19, 2007, 3:33pm • PITTSBURGH PA • #31704

I am so sorry for your loss.  Please know you are being thought of. God Bless all of you.

April 19, 2007, 3:33pm • Carlock, Illinois • #31705

I grieve with you and for you. 
I grieve for your losses and for those who are lost.
I know in my heart they would want you to endure, to lift up your hearts, to lift up your heads to let in the sunlight and bask in the glow of god, whatever you deem him to be. 
Let the light and the faith surround you, support you, and lift you.  Grieve but then go forward and be all that you can be.  That is how you honor those who are lost.
We are all hokies....
Tracey

April 19, 2007, 3:33pm • Fredericksburg, VA • #31707

To the wife, family and friends of Jamie Bishop - I was reading the victims’profiles on a Web site and felt compelled to come here to offer my sincerest condolences. From the brief info I have read about Jamie and seeing his photo, I am reminded of my own son, a college senior with similar glasses and hair, who also rides his bike to class. I am touched by the profiles, photos and stories of all the victims but am somehow touched the most by Jamie’s. I cannot imagine what you must be experiencing. God bless you.
Patti C.

April 19, 2007, 3:33pm • Cincinnati, Ohio • #31706

To my fellow colleagues and students,
I’m deeply saddened and moved by this tragedy on your campus. It gives me pause, that it can happen anywhere, anytime. I’ve learned more than anything that each minute of life on this planet is a gift.
We’ve talked about the tragedy in my classes, and my students share your grief. We all feel your pain and loss.
In time, the outward signs of this moment will disappear, and on the inside, let love heal your hearts.
You’re in my thoughts and prayers,
L King
Faculty, BCCC

April 19, 2007, 3:33pm • Newtown, PA • #31708

To all at Virginia Tech,
May God comfort all of you in the wake of this terrible tragedy. Your story has touched the hearts of many far and wide. The victims may be gone but, will never be forgotten. The whole Nation weeps and prays for healing. Go Hokies!  Continue to make us all proud!---Theresa

April 19, 2007, 3:34pm • Peoria,Il. • #31709

Condolences to the families and friends of the victims on Virginia Tech.

I hope America will change its weapons law to prevent any more school killings.

We share your pain all over the world.

Anders

April 19, 2007, 3:35pm • Denmark • #31710

From deep in the heart of Texas, we dispatch our humblest and sincerest condolences to all of you in the Virginia Tech community. And please know that the entire grieving world is on your side. Take care, Hokies, one and all.

darrell & elsieanne

April 19, 2007, 3:36pm • Dallas, TX • #31711

"Chains Bar the Exit” written by Todd and Amanda Gallahar for the students and faculty of Virginia Tech.

When it seems the world is dying,

So much you don’t understand

When you hurt so bad, you hurt so many.

Oh, I wish you wouldn’t have.

Hope introduced a dream,

Broken dreams are tragedy.

Rejection builds the storm inside you,

Anger rages silently.

Oh, I wish it wouldn’t be

Oh, I wish it wouldn’t be.

When chains bar the exit, and despair is after you,

When chains bar the exit, find another way through,

Hope finds a way through.

When your chains are discovered,

The window could have been your friend.

The light shines beyond it,

It didn’t have to be the end.

To those of us left standing,

To those who are afraid,

Dreams don’t die with mourning,

Hope will prevail.

Oh, I hope that you will see,

Oh, I hope that you will see.

When the chains bar the exit and despair is after you. X3

When chains bar the exit, find another way through,

Hope finds a way through.

Listen to this song by going to the link below and click on the picture of V.T. Students.

http://www.toddandamanda.org/musicroom.html

April 19, 2007, 3:36pm • Grandville, MI • #31712

MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO ALL THE FAMILIES AND FRIENDS.  I CAN SEE THE LOVE AT THAT SCHOOL AND ALL OF THOSE GREAT PEOPLE WHO WENT HOME TO BE WITH THE LORD. NOW ALL OF THEM ARE ANGELS WATCHING OVER ALL OF US.

April 19, 2007, 3:36pm • COUNTRY CLUB HILLS IL • #31713

I grew up in Blacksburg with my family, so I consider myself a Hokie by birth.  My father, brother, uncle, and various other family members attended VT.  My father worked in the nuclear Physics Dept., and my mother worked in the infirmary.  My dad use to take me to all the home games before it was popular to go the games.  I spent a lot of my childhood on the campus, inthe buildings, at the duck pond, etc.  No matter where I go in life, Virginia Tech and Blacksburg will always be home to me.  It is wonderful “family"/communtiy.  I am so sorry for everyone.
I know that God will help us to find our own peace with this, and I will continue to pray for all of us, espically the families who lost loved ones, the injured, and others who were close to all of it.
Go Hokies! and may God bless VT and Blacksburg.

With all our love from NC,
Carroll

April 19, 2007, 3:37pm • Raleigh, North Carolina • #31714

I just wanted to let everyone know that my heart and prayers go out to the victims and their families, along students and the teachers that had to go though that event.

April 19, 2007, 3:37pm • Hazlet, NJ • #31715

The whole world is crying with you all.  You are not alone - we are praying for you. Evil exists - so it is humankinds goodness that must shine through. God Bless you. Kate

April 19, 2007, 3:37pm • Marietta, GA • #31716

My thoughts and sympathy go to the friends and families of those who were lost in this tragedy.  Those souls have passed on, and are in God’s loving hands.  For those who are left behind, it is up to you to be strong, to be courageous.  It will be difficult, but the best tribute to those who were cut down is to continue on with pride and dignity.  From this point forward, every thing that you do...every class, every test, every paper, every fearless walk across campus will be an honor to your classmates and the ultimate act of defiance to the one who commited this heinous act.

Love will get you through this. Good luck and God bless.

April 19, 2007, 3:38pm • Twinsburg, OH • #31717

As a Radford University graduate, I have always considered VA Tech as part of my extended family. I was horrified to see and hear about the tragic events on Monday, April 16, 2007. The senseless attack on the VA Tech campus was like an attack on me and my family! As I ponder the whys of this situation, I find comfort in knowing that God is merciful and gracious. Those wonderful faculty, staff, and students did not die in vain. They left a legacy of which we all should be proud.

My condolences go out to the VA Tech family, including faculty, staff, students, alumni, families, and friends. You will forever be in my heart and prayers. Always remember that God comforts and heals. Be blessed! The RU family loves you!

Peace and love always,

Dr. Michelle A. Scott

April 19, 2007, 3:38pm • Columbus, OH • #31718

To my Dear Hokies....

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

April 19, 2007, 3:38pm • Virginia Beach, Virginia • #31719

There are not words to justifie the lost of life by another human,some people may say that everything happen for a reason, lets make it a good reason,nobody needs to have a gun, we need better laws,better background checks and may be a evaluation note from a qualified doctor. Its very sad all the great lost of loved ones.we all feel for the families.my thoughts are we them,and please lets do something before our children have to witness something like this happen again.

April 19, 2007, 3:38pm • los angeles,california • #31720

To the families and friends of the victims of this horrible tragedy at Virginia Tech, I can only imagine your pain, and I am truly sorry.  There are 32 new beautiful angels in heaven.

Each and every one of you are in my thoughts and prayers.  God bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 3:39pm • Toms River, NJ • #31721

We will not look at anyone around us with doubts, fear and hatred; This is the time to consider everyone as our family and friends. This is the time to value peace and embrace everyone with love. That would be the best salutation to all who have lost their lives and the strongest support to those who have lost their loved ones.

-Satadru.

April 19, 2007, 3:39pm • Washington, DC. • #31722

To all of the families, staff and students at VA Tech and around the world:  My heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with all of you and always will be. You will NEVER be forgotten!! RIP! GO VA TECH Hokies!!

April 19, 2007, 3:39pm • Scottsdale, AZ • #31723

We as a department of Bank of America Account Analysis, would like to express our most sincere condolences to all of the Families who lost their loved ones as well as the entire school. And in the days ahead you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 3:39pm • Dallas Texas • #31724

To the community that is Virginia Tech!
I have had tears in my eyes since 4.16.2007 am.
I read the memorial posting a few times a day.
I posted yesterday and there were 54 pages,today there are over 600 pages.
WE ARE ALL HOKIES NOW.
May you find comfort from God and all the postings.
God bless all.

E William Semales Jr

April 19, 2007, 3:39pm • Cherry Hill NJ • #31725

To all Hokies and to the friends and loved ones of those who have been taken from you, I share your sorrow and offer my condolences. Although I have no connection to VT or its students, I am profoundly disturbed, confused, and saddened by the events that have occurred, and want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Doug L.

April 19, 2007, 3:39pm • Fort Lauderdale, FL • #31726

My thoughts & prayers are with everyone who has lost a love one during the horrible tragedy that took place @ VT on Monday. It makes me sick to hear about this & that so many are hurting. Just know that the whole country is thinking of each & everyone of you. Your Southern friend from Kentucky.

Fallin

April 19, 2007, 3:40pm • Lewisport, Kentucky • #31727

South Louisiana mourns with you all. May God bless the broken hearted,let his grace heal all those wounded,may his hand hold your head high,may the souls of the perished be with you giving you strength.May he shine down upon all who have been affected by these events. UL is holding a candlelight vigil for the victims and survivors tonight at 8:00 pm.We know that if anyone would be able to get through this with heads held high,it would be the students of Virginia Tech. Be strong.Never forget,but dont ever look back. Just forward,thats where the hope is.- Katie

April 19, 2007, 3:40pm • Lafayette,LA /USA • #31728

Man was created after the animals to tell us he has all their properties.  But he speaks to show his superiority.  It happens that some forget their voice and use power to harm others without any honesty.  Only God knows why such horrible events occur.  They tell us to build a better world where hatred is wrong.  May God relieve the families so they know not suffering any more.
Gabriel

April 19, 2007, 3:40pm • Israel • #31729

I’m overcome with emotions I don’t know how to express, and feel at a loss of what to do.  My heart breaks knowing that others are experiencing such unthinkable grief.  I continue to pray for all involved, and ask God to grant peace to those connected to such a horrible tragedy.  May the lives that were lost live on in the spirits of those they loved.

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”

April 19, 2007, 3:40pm • Raleigh, NC • #31730

Dear Virginia Tech students,

As soon as I heard from the Virginia Tech shootings I was caught by disbelieve, anger and sickness. But as the story unfolded and news reached us – 4,000 miles east across the ocean – it was sorrow and grief that really grabbed me and didn’t let loose since.

All of Virginia Tech students who lost loved ones, friends or acquaintances and all others who were affected in any other way by this tragedy should know that the people in my country and all over Europe are shocked by this horrific act and deeply share your grief, tears and pain.

I hope you will find strength, love and hope amongst each other so life for you one day will again be filled with bright sunlight, peace, pleasure and joy.

That those lost may never be forgotten and fill your hearts with warm, loving memories. That their lives may inspire you to live a life filled with love, knowledge and many other beautiful things life has to offer.

I wish you all the love in the world.

My best,

Roel Krottje
The Netherlands, Europe

April 19, 2007, 3:40pm • The Netherlands, Europe • #31731

We send our thoughts and prayers to the students,families,faculty and friends and all who have been affected by such a terrible tragedy.  As in the past thru such tragic situations we will heal as a country and a national family as will the families of all loving persons that were taken from us that terrible day. God Bless you all,
JT

April 19, 2007, 3:40pm • Rayville, Louisiana • #31732