Condolences, April 19, 2007

I want to tell the families and friends of all the estudents and teachers who lost their lifes in this tragic incident, that my heart and all the worlds heart, is shocked, and in deep pain, words cannot explain what has happened on that day. may God bless all of you .

April 19, 2007, 3:40pm • Goiania Goias Brazil • #31733

Our hearts go out to each and every one of you at Virginia Tech.  We will continue to keep you in our prayers each and every day.

April 19, 2007, 3:41pm • Lake City, SC • #31734

To everyone at Virginia Tech~

I just want all of you to know that everyone around the country is keeping all of you in their daily prayers and thoughts. This happening has made all of us more grateful for every day we have.

~Olivia

April 19, 2007, 3:41pm • IA • #31735

Our prayers and hearts are with every and each of those who lost the loved ones… God bless all..

April 19, 2007, 3:41pm • Toronto, Canada • #31736

I don’t not exactly what to say or how one gets through something like this.  Remember to lean on GOD.  He is there for you.  All of you are in my thoughts and prayers.

~S~

April 19, 2007, 3:41pm • Tunnel Hill, GA • #31737

You are in my thoughts and prayers! GOD BLESS!

Laine Anderson

April 19, 2007, 3:41pm • fairfax Va • #31738

Our family was so sad to hear about what occurred at VT.  We are so very sorry for all who have had to suffer so much at the hands of an individual who obviously was hurting himself and decided to take it out on those around him.  You are all in our prayers...God bless!  Cass&Co

April 19, 2007, 3:41pm • Branchburg, NJ, USA • #31739

As the parent who had a child at Tech and one at Radford on Monday I understand the fear and the heartache being felt not only by those at Tech, but around the world. I thank God that my child was spared and my love and prayers go out to the parents, love ones, and students who are hurting from this. God will bless you and help you through this terrible time. You are not alone- you are in the thoughts and prayers of everyone who has sent their sons and daughters out to face the world.  God bless each of you.
Debbie

April 19, 2007, 3:42pm • Caroline, Virginia • #31740

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. God will help you find comfort and peace, and when your thoughts go to those taken from you this week, just think of the reception line in heaven. MJS

April 19, 2007, 3:42pm • Minot, North Dakota • #31741

I just want to say that my thoughts and prayers are with all the people that were affected by the tragedy that happened at Virginia Tech!

April 19, 2007, 3:42pm • Portsmouth, VA • #31742

Words cannot express the sorrow that I feel for the victims families.  I pray for each of them.

April 19, 2007, 3:42pm • Jackson, Mississippi • #31743

I was at school when this happened. When i heard about it my heart sank. I am very religious so i looked up to the sky and asked God why did this happen. My heart is with the students and teachers of virginia tech may God be with yall as yall struggle through the semester without your dearest friends. My greatest grievance goes out to the family of the victims. I am very soory and my prayers and thoughts go out to you. my school is having a memorial service at South Lake High in Groveland, Florida tomorow. We are wearing orange and maroon and at 7 a.m. we are going to stand around the flagpole and pray for yall.

April 19, 2007, 3:42pm • Clermont, Florida • #31744

Jesus please comfort and heal the survivors of this tragedy and may your loving embrace be felt by those mourning the loss of a loved one.  Lord may your favor rest upon those that died so that they may be with you in your heavenly kingdom.

April 19, 2007, 3:42pm • Mark Scottsdale, Arizona USA • #31745

May God grant each and every person affected by the tragic events of April 16th strength to get through this time.  My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Big Rapids, Michigan • #31746

God Bless you all and keep you safe.  Those that have left us are with him now. Live your lives to the fullest and never look back.  You are in the hearts and minds of every person in this country.

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Stillwater, OK • #31747

As the parents of a college student, we can’t imagine the immense pain the family members of the murdered students & faculty must be suffering right now. May the Lord give you much needed comfort and peace, hoping the prayers of the whole world would reach your hearts & soul. Our hearts go out to all the “Hokies”, May God Bless you always.

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Woodbridge, NJ - USA • #31748

Love cannot escape me.
As I close my eyes, still I see your face.
Feel the warmth of your breath hit my ear.
As you whisper to me.
I smile because,
You are still here.
Not taken away from me,
No never. 
I will always have you.
Your smile, your laugh, your words, your life.
Our memories.
You will live on through them, this sweet life.
And me, my friend?
I will live for the both of us.

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Mechanicsburg, PA • #31749

It pains to know, hear and see what we should nt have. The shock waves dont seem to cease.
I pray that all the souls rest in peace and let God render strength to their families to move on.
Words fail, tears roll forward.

Swathika

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Michigan • #31750

This is Tanziena Scott and I am from Burnsville Minnesota..I know it’s been very hard to get over what happend..I just want to say I send my prayers out to all the family and friends that have lost a loved to this tragic event. I give my love to all the families and friends...VT please keep your head up and be strong,not just for you but for your friends and family around you.

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Burnsville,Minnesota • #31751

Why, Oh Why, does this stuff have to happen. We are all praying for you and sending a blanket signed by all students here at Gainesville State College In Watkinsville, Georgia. We are all very saddened by this tragic event and hope that we can all move on slowly but surely. We are praying for everyone and hope that the school can get back on its feet. You are all in our prayers all the time.

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Madison, GA United States Of America • #31752

As we watched the events unfold, minute by minute, hour by hour and day by day. We realized that this tragedy was not felt just by those at VA Tech but by our nation as a whole.  Our hearts and prayers go out to you all.  May God Bless you and protect you during this time.

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Charles Town, WV • #31753

All of us in the Dean’s Office of Engineering and Science at Clemson University share your pain. We sat here Monday in shock as we watched the events unfold and then Tuesday we cried as we looked at our students and thought of you. You are in our thoughts and in our prayers. All of Clemson University mourns with you. Tomorrow we will honor you and your departed as we wear maroon and orange. May God bless all of you and keep you under His wing.

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Clemson, SC • #31754

My prayers and thoughts to the April 16th victims, their families, friends, VT staff and community.

May the victims’ souls rest in peace.
May VT heal and find peace. Amen.
God bless.

Abir Shahin.

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Herndon, Va • #31755

To students, staff, faculty and family members of Virginia Tech University we send our heartfelt thoughts and prayers.

May you find comfort, strength, and peace through the outpouring of support you receive from those around you.

Sincerely,
Members of the Black Faculty & Staff Association at
Appalachian State University

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Boone, NC • #31756

My heart grieves for the families and friends of the victims, and for the entire Virginia Tech community.  All are in our thoughts and prayers, and will be for a long, long time. 

Brad Spiers
Former VT student (71-72 VTCC Sq. F, and 74-75)
Former VT Facilities staff (89-91)

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • Fairfax, Virginia • #31757

Myself and my family share our deepest sympathy and condolences to the victims of this horrendous act.  My son had just accepted amittance to VT on Saturday and his drive to attend this wonderful and caring community is more so now than ever.  I cannot imagine in my own mind the loss felt by parents and families of those who have lost. May time help heal and the memories serve as peace.  God bless all of you at VT.

GO HOKIES........

Diana

April 19, 2007, 3:43pm • New Kent, VA • #31758

To the Virgina Tech community, We have never met and probably never will but i have been praying for you each day since the tragic moment that struck your school. There is not anything i can say that will take your pain away, but please know that i deeply care for all of you. Your loved ones are forver in a better place away from all evil. please stay strong! and we will all forever have a little hokie in us. god bless you all! -Kelsey

April 19, 2007, 3:44pm • Saint petersburg, Florida • #31759

our love for the loved ones

April 19, 2007, 3:44pm • Netherlands • #31760

My thoughts go out to all Hokies, family members, friends and VT staff. It has been painful to watch the images and read the stories from so far away. I know that the Hokie spirit will prevail over this tragedy and happiness will return to the campus, as you all care for each other. You are all in my heart - Kathy Landry Ingallinera VT 1977-1981

April 19, 2007, 3:44pm • SItka, Alaska • #31761

Please know that everyone at VT and the victims’ families are in our thoughts and prayers continuously.  God Bless each of you.

April 19, 2007, 3:44pm • Leesburg, Virginia • #31762

such an awful thing to happen. so many young lives gone just like that. and for what??? may they all rest in peace. my every thought is with the friends and families of all the victims. it is a dark day which will never be forgotten.
Annmarie

April 19, 2007, 3:44pm • Dublin, Ireland • #31763

when a Hokie falls
a sound resounds
sound of the tear rolling from the cheek
sound of the prayer tumbling from the tongue
sound of the cry exploding from the heart
boundless sounds of HOPE

April 19, 2007, 3:44pm • spruce grove, alberta ,canada • #31764

As I read through this memorial page it touches my heart deeply that people from not only all over this country, but all over the world, are mourning the loss of those who tradgicly lost their lives this week in Virginia.  If one positive thing could come from this horrible event, I can only hope that it would be that of bringing the human race closer together. 

The professors who had their lives taken on Monday had already impacted so many people throughout the world, and the students who are now gone would have certainly done the same.  Therefore we all mourn the loss of so many wonderful, beautiful people. 

To the family and friends of those who’ve now gone, may you be able to find a little bit of peace as each day passes.  Please know that those you love have found a place in all of our hearts.  You and your loved ones are in so many of our thoughts and prayers this week, and for many weeks to come. 

I hope that you can find some comfort in knowing that the Hokies lost are now in a safe place with God.

April 19, 2007, 3:44pm • Iowa • #31765

my heart breaks for all of those affected by this tragic event. times like these remind us all to better appreciate those who are important to us. never hesitate to say “i love you”.

to those who lost their lives, may angels lead you in.

April 19, 2007, 3:44pm • Massachusetts • #31766

To the Students, Faculty, Staff and family members of Virginia Tech: we can only grieve at the tragic loss at your campus. So many lives cut short. And yet, I cannot but realize that acts such as these serve to make us stop and consider how short our time on this Earth really is, and how we should cherish the time that we have with our loved ones.

May you find comfort in the fact that we, the Faculty, Staff, Students and families at the University of Texas at Austin stand united with you in your time of grief. May you find comfort in knowing that your whole community is in our deepest prayers.

Our condolences to the loved ones of the victims and of the perpetrator of this tragedy, and to all the survivers.

God bless you all.

Yolanda E-W.

April 19, 2007, 3:45pm • Austin, TX USA • #31767

Hope these words would give you some comfort.  FOOTPRINTS
One night a man had a dream. He dreamed he was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from his life. For each scene, he noticed two sets of footprints in the sand, one belonged to him, and the other to the LORD.
When the last scene of his life flashed before him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of his life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times in his life.
This really bothered him and he questioned the LORD about it. LORD, you said that once I decided to follow you, you would walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life, there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me. The LORD replied, “My precious, precious child, I love you and I would never leave you. During your times of trial and suffering, when you see only one set of footprints, It was then that I carried you.

April 19, 2007, 3:45pm • Nanuet, NY • #31768

We all watched the news in shock and horror.  Our thoughts, hearts and prayers are with you.  Be strong ... you must carry on for those that have fallen.  We all must work to make this a better more loving world.  God Bless you and keep you.  Patty C / UF

April 19, 2007, 3:45pm • Gainesville, FL • #31769

We wish to express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those who died on April 16. What a horrible loss for VT and our Nation. We all grieve. God Bless All.

Danny and Mary

April 19, 2007, 3:45pm • Nampa, Idaho • #31770

Today We Are All Hokies Across The United States

-GAINESVILLE STATE COLLEGE
WATKINSVILLE, GEORGIA

April 19, 2007, 3:45pm • Watkinsville, GA • #31771

My heart goes out to all of you on the recent tragedy at your University.  I am shocked that this could happen.  I pray that all of you will stay on your life’s course, and that this will not deter you from continuing on in your education.

My family will keep you in our thoughts and prayers..

April 19, 2007, 3:46pm • Antioch, Illinois • #31772

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone,
Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone,
Silence the pianos and with muffled drum
Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.

Let aeroplanes circle moaning overhead
Scribbling on the sky the message He Is Dead,
Put crepe bows round the white necks of the public doves,
Let the traffic policemen wear black cotton gloves.

He was my North, my South, my East and West,
My working week and my Sunday rest,
My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song;
I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.

The stars are not wanted now: put out every one;
Pack up the moon and dismantle the sun;
Pour away the ocean and sweep up the wood.
For nothing now can ever come to any good

For the pain of all those who suffered in the VT shooting, i give you my sympathy, it is a tragedy and i am sorry but remember, keep your head held high along with your spirits, you are not broken, you are stronger, your are together, you are the Hokies....

Emily

April 19, 2007, 3:46pm • Dublin ireland • #31773

My thoughts and prayers are with each of you during this very difficult time.  My daughter is a freshman and Texas A&M and I think about how easily it could have happened on that campus or any other campus across the country.  You may say why? of how could we have stopped it? We may never know but I am sure the spirit of the Hookies will remain strong. May God give you the peace that only He can give during this time!

- An Aggie Mom

April 19, 2007, 3:46pm • Kingwood, Texas • #31774

From me and all of my classmates at St. Clair College, in Ontario Canada we extend our deepest sympathies and send our condolences to those who have been affected by this terrible tragedy.

April 19, 2007, 3:46pm • Chatham, Ontario Canada • #31775

My thoughts and prayers are with you during this horrible time.  As a college employee and a university graduate I can’t even begin to understand the magnitude of what you are going through, but I do understand that just knowing other people care can help.  So know, I care and I am thinking of you all.  God Bless you!

April 19, 2007, 3:46pm • Canada • #31776

My thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, and campus community.  May you find comfort in each other and the strength to move forward.
With my children away at college, my heart goes out to all the parents - may you find the strength to carry on.  May God be with you.
Teresa Z.

April 19, 2007, 3:46pm • La Crosse, Wisconsin • #31777

To all that has been affected by this horrible act, Remember: Weeping may endure for a night, but JOY comes in the morning! There is no pain that JESUS can’t feel, no hurt that HE cannot heal. Our thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you! May God BLESS and KEEP you, and FOREVER shine HIS light upon you!

Gwen S.

April 19, 2007, 3:46pm • Lake Charles, Louisiana • #31778

Our church is praying for each & every family that has been touched by this inhumane ordeal. Especially ones that have lost a loved one. We wish to include the family of the murderer. What they must be going thru. I suppose they lost their son long before this happened. I pray they do not feel at fault, as a parent I know you go thru what if’s, should of’s or could we of. I pray the good Lord give strenght & comfort each & everyone of you. in Christ

April 19, 2007, 3:46pm • Artesia, New Mexico • #31779

The darkest hour is usually just before dawn.  Hang in there and fight on! Don’t you ever give up!! 

S B

April 19, 2007, 3:46pm • Victoria, BC, Canada • #31780

I am heartsick hearing of the tragedy at Virginia Tech.  In 2005 I visted that campus with my husband and son.  My son was almost convinced he would attend VT.  We loved the campus and the whole town and area pleased us. The university has a phenomenal reputation.  Today I am grateful my son chose elsewhere because of this awful event.  My sincerest condolences go out to the families of the slain students.  I pray everyday for you to have strength and courage to go forward.  I cry and cry over this loss.  Also I pray for the students who are recovering.  It will be a long hard road but you are Hokies and that is your strength and God will watch over you, bless you and keep you.

R. Zawisha

April 19, 2007, 3:46pm • Randolph, NJ/Morris County • #31781

To All The Brave Souls of Virginia Tech,
I just wanted to say my heart has been filled with such saddness not only for the ones who lost their lives in this senseless shooting but for those left to carry on. It will be hard, but if not for yourselfs carry on for them. Know that prayers are being said across the world God’s blessings to all. 

Rayanne Guiles & Family

April 19, 2007, 3:47pm • Royal Oak, Michigan • #31782