Condolences, April 19, 2007

Like many people from around the world, I send my condolences to the friends and family of the Virginia Tech students that tragically lost there lives, and to the Virginia Tech community as well. I also hope and pray for a brighter future for us all, and feel sorrow that these wonderful students enjoyed everything but the length of years......

April 19, 2007, 7:52pm • Montclair NJ • #32186

My families hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims on April 16.  May God be with you all in your time of despair.

Peace be with you all.

April 19, 2007, 7:52pm • Amesbury, MA • #32187

The proper words don’t exist.  Please know that you all are in my prayers and thoughts.

A Texas Aggie

April 19, 2007, 7:52pm • Dallas, Texas • #32188

My thoughts and prayers are with all of the victims and their families involved in this awful tragedy. I share in your loss and pray that you will find comfort and strength in God’s love.

April 19, 2007, 7:52pm • Florence SC • #32189

My prayers are with each and every family and friend that lost loved ones. May God help you heal and know that He is taking care of your children now. This is just a senseless tragedy and we don’t know why this happened and we will never understand why it happened. May each of you find peace in the days ahead. God bless you.

April 19, 2007, 7:52pm • Chase City, VA • #32190

My deepest condolences go out to the families, friends and the entire VT community who lost their own on that tragic day. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God comfort you and give you strength during this most difficult time.

They will always be remembered....forever HOKIES!

noelP

April 19, 2007, 7:53pm • Brampton, Ontario, Canada • #32191

I work in a high school as a counselor and I want the families and community to know that you are in the thoughts, hearts, and prayers of everyone in the community where I work and live. This is the kind of tragedy that we sadly have all come to dread, yet it is still so shocking when it happens.  I hope in time there will be positive changes that come from this and that as many lives are some day saved from something learned as those that were so wrongfully lost in this incident.

April 19, 2007, 7:53pm • Houston, Texas • #32192

Sitting by in Horror as it unfolded....
Prayers and most heartfelt tears for all those who are suffering. God Bless those left behind.
You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love in Christ.

April 19, 2007, 7:54pm • #32193

THOUGHTS RETURN TO MY DAYS ON CAMPUS IN THE LATE 50’S AND 1960.  THOSE WERE THE DAYS WHERE THERE WAS HONOR AMONG FELLOW STUDENTS.  WE CALLED THE COLLEGE VPI THEN AND EVERYONE WAS EITHER IN THE CORP OR G.I’S.  LIFE WAS GOOD THEN HOW I LONG FOR THE YESTERDAYS. HOPE ALL HOOKIES WILL FIND NEW PEACE IN THEIR HEARTS..

April 19, 2007, 7:54pm • ROCKLEDGE, FL. • #32194

My heart goes out to all the Victims’ family and friends. I have recently had a best friend to pass away. He was also a victim of a gunman. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. God Bless.

Romans 8:28&38 “and we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him.”

“for i am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any power, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord”

April 19, 2007, 7:54pm • Baxley, Ga. • #32195

MAY THE LORD OUR GOD SEND HIS COMFORT AND BLESSINGS TO THOSE WHO MOURN THE LOSS OF THOSE WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN VAIN IN THIS TRAGIC AND SENSELESS EVENT.

April 19, 2007, 7:54pm • GREAT NECK N.Y. • #32196

My heart go out to the victims families. I feel so sad and hurtful. I feel sorry for the suffering and i hope it will never happens again. Rest In Peace to victims

April 19, 2007, 7:54pm • Flushing,NY • #32197

Virginia Tech Family...God knows your needs and will provide for them if asked.I ask God to watch over all of you at this time and always.Draw on each others strength and the Hokie’s will prevail and go on with a purpose.We will always remember you all in our prayers...especially those that were lost..

April 19, 2007, 7:54pm • Zuni,Virginia....U.S.A. • #32198

It is with a deep and profound sense of sadness to hear about the magnitude of your losses.

While nothing I write can ease the grief the Virgina Tech community must be experiencing right now, you are all in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be during this difficult time.

April 19, 2007, 7:54pm • Scott - Mission Viejo, CA • #32199

I’m really sorry for everything that has happen. My prays and thoughts go out to the family’s and friends of the victims. I wish there was more that I could do for the family’s and friends of the victims but I don’t know what else I could do but to pray for the family’s and friends. But please have faith in god because he is right here for you when you need him he is always listing to what you have to say. Me and my family and friends will pray for everyone’s family’s and for everyone at VA Tech. I just don’t understand how anyone could do something like this there was no since in it. My God Bless Everyone At VA Tech.

April 19, 2007, 7:54pm • Glenville, West Virginia • #32200

"Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us...and the greatest is love..."~Alan Jackson
God Bless you all, stay strong, we are behind you!

April 19, 2007, 7:54pm • upstate NY • #32201

I’d just like to say that i’m very sorry about everything that happened to you all and my deepest sympathy to family and friends of victims. At my highschool we spent the last few days discussing your tragedy. We are all very very sorry.

Jackie whitcomb

April 19, 2007, 7:55pm • North Hampton NH • #32202

Virginia Poly Tech,what a wonderful university and so reminded me of a similiar looking campus in Macomb, Illinois. As an alumni of Western Illinois University,and as a former Resident Advisor or RA as they are known, I can only honor the memory of the brave RA who tried to come to the rescue of one of his dorm kids as most RA’s refer to those they are responsible for. So many hero stories and so little space to share the thoughts.And as a former vocational instructor I would like to just thank those wonderful professors who gave of themselves,both in life and in death for their students.My sincere sadness and sympathy for all of the Hokies.

April 19, 2007, 7:55pm • Hickory,North Carolina • #32203

My heart goes out to the angels and their loved ones. This has brought great sadness 2 every1 we will keep prayin GO HOKIES!!!!

April 19, 2007, 7:55pm • Greensboro, NC • #32204

As a mother of two college students, my heart is absolutely broken. My most sincere condolences to all the families and friends of those slain. May God hold you all in his hands and provide you with peace at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

April 19, 2007, 7:55pm • New City, NY • #32205

From one college student to another along with your family, friends, and loved ones....my heart and prayers go out to all of you. May you all find solace in the millions of thoughts and prayers that are being send your way from one coast to another.

May God be with you all.

~Chelsey

April 19, 2007, 7:55pm • Pleasanton, Ca • #32206

que deus abençoe a todos alunos e professores desta universidade e que os mortos descansem em paz.......

Robson Mendonça…

April 19, 2007, 7:55pm • São Paulo , Brazil • #32207

I am a student at Susquehanna University, a fellow orange & maroon school. Our hearts go out to you, and know that the victims of this horrible tragedy will be in my thoughts and prayers during this horrible time. God Bless you all!

April 19, 2007, 7:56pm • Selinsgrove, PA • #32208

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families as you go through this terrible time. Be strong. As President Bush told you in his speech, people you do not know, those who’ve never met you or your lost loved ones, are praying for you and prayer is an awesomely powerful thing.

April 19, 2007, 7:56pm • USA • #32209

I am so sorry for the loss of lives and innocence.

April 19, 2007, 7:56pm • Fairfax Co., VA • #32210

From my work as Student Services Representative, at a 2 yr Technical College, I realize that we cannot be mind-readers and are often called upon to play judge when certain situations arise.  Those who are employed with higher education are most often not in it for the money, but for promoting the success of others to better our city, state and country.  I’m sure the personnel at VA Tech did their best at the time of crisis.  Any criticisms should be turned into feasible solutions to change policies in the future as needs arise.  Hats off to those who took action and sympathy to those affected by the loss.

April 19, 2007, 7:56pm • North Little Rock AR USA • #32211

I am praying for everyone affected by this tragedy. For all of you who survived, please don’t allow this one person to ruin your future. Allow yourself to grieve and move forward. You don’t have to forget what happened and the people who were lost but don’t let this one person ruin your future for that would be an even greater tragedy. The best tribute to those who were lost will be for each of you to move forward and to secure all of the many blessings that are waiting for you. My thoughts and prayers for peace, comfort and healing are with each and every one of you. As a UVA alum I never thought I would say this but through this tragedy we are all HOKIES. We mourn with you, we feel your pain, and we lift you up in prayer.

April 19, 2007, 7:56pm • Palmyra, Virginia • #32212

May God Bless and continue to heal and uplift the families, friends, students, and the entire HOKIE NATION with each new day.

J. and L.King

April 19, 2007, 7:56pm • Pulaski, VA 24301 • #32213

From the Powell family,

May God be with all of you and may you find the strength to carry on.  We are so sorry for your loss.

April 19, 2007, 7:56pm • Greeley, CO • #32214

My condolesences to the viticms of this awful tragedy! My prayers go out to the families & students at Virginia Tech. May God be with you all during this time! God bless

April 19, 2007, 7:56pm • Bridgeport, Connecticut • #32215

My heart and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy and to remind students at VT to keep their heads high as they mourn their fallen friends.  Your united spirits are more influencial than any man-made gun, and even though it cannot bring back our loved ones, it can bring hope to those who most need it.  The entire nation is praying for you, especially your brothers and sisters at California Lutheran University.

-A. Prati, CLU Class of 2008

April 19, 2007, 7:56pm • Thousand Oaks, CA • #32216

As a grauduate of LSU I would like to express my condolences for your terrible loss. 

In 2002, I attened the LSU v. Virginia Tech game.  Despite the outcome of that game, I have nothing but wonderful memories of Blacksburg, your campus, and your fans. 

In 2005, LSU among other campuses in Louisiana, suffered from its own tragedy--Hurricane’s Katrina and Rita.  The people of Virginia and Virginia Tech opened their heart and its campus to students from Louisiana.  Your kindness has not been forgotten. 

LSU and the State of Louisiana have you in their prayers and their hearts. We look forward to the arrival of VT’s fans for a rematch in the fall.  I have no doubt you will feel embraced by the city of Baton Rouge and LSU’s campus, who mourn with you. 

Below is a link from a great article from a Baton Rouge newspaper.  It warmed my heart. I hope it can do the same for you!

http://www.2theadvocate.com/columnists/rabalais/7093956.html

April 19, 2007, 7:57pm • Baton Rouge, LA • #32217

I can’t even begin to imagine what friends, family, and the entire Virginia Tech Community are going through at this time.  Be thankful for the time shared with your loved ones and always keep them close to your heart.  Don’t give up on your goals, take them with you!

April 19, 2007, 7:57pm • Pennsylvania • #32218

So Sorry for your loss. You are in our Prayers..

Dawn
Santa Clarita, Ca.

April 19, 2007, 7:57pm • Santa Clarita, California USA • #32219

My deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected by this tragedy. The world prays for you and mourns with you. Know that you are not alone in your grief.

April 19, 2007, 7:58pm • Milford, CT • #32220

Words can not express the sorrow my heart feels for the Virginia Tech community.  There is nothing I can say that will ease the pain or take away the grief that you are experiencing during this time of tragedy.  But, I am writing to let you know I care and I am sorry.  Though I am a Tarheel by “birth”, part of my heart became a Hokie on April 16th...nothing will ever change that.  Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many people across this nation.  God bless you all.

“Death leaves a heartache that no one can heal...but LOVE leaves a memory that will last forever.”

In Christ,
April L. Mustian
UNC-Chapel Hill alum ‘02
UNC-Charlotte graduate student ‘07

April 19, 2007, 7:58pm • Stanley, NC • #32221

You are ALL in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you patience, strength, and hope for another day. You WILL make it through.

May God Bless VT,

Lindsey

April 19, 2007, 7:58pm • San Diego • #32222

I am sending my sincere prayers and thoughts for all touched by this terrible tragedy.  I am sending my deepest sympathies for all the families and students touched by this.  I am also sending my thoughts and prayers for the University’s Administration and the Police Chief who have had to deal with an enormous sense of loss and stress. 

Sincerely,
Johnna Wilson-Pimentel

April 19, 2007, 7:58pm • Ashburn, VA • #32223

Words can only provide a very small glimpse of the emotions that hearts and souls around the world are feeling at this time.  To all those who have experienced loss in any way, in any description of the word loss, may you one day find peace.

April 19, 2007, 7:58pm • Knoxville TN • #32224

The tragedy at Virginia Tech is being felt around the world. My sincere sympathies, love and best wishes I send to all the families, colleagues and friends of the victims and those injured. It is inspiring to see the way Virginia Tech has banded together in the face of such tragedy. From all of us here down-under-we send you are love, thoughts and prayers.KR Mandie Hxxxx

April 19, 2007, 7:58pm • Melbourne, Victoria, Australia • #32225

My thoughts are with you all at Virginia Tech. As I watched the events unfold Monday, April 16, 2007 my heart just broke for you all. You all will continue to be in my heart and thoughts.

April 19, 2007, 7:59pm • Roanoke, Virginia, USA • #32226

To all the Virginia Tech students- you are in my prayers. I can’t imagine what it must be like to lose friends, classmates, brothers, and sisters in such a horrible way. As a college student I am so proud of the way that the VT students are pulling together and really showing what a true campus community is all about. The strength, supportiveness, and love that I see on the news reports shows everyone that hatred and fear can’t win.

April 19, 2007, 7:59pm • Southern California • #32227

My heart is sore and aching for the loss of all these precious Sons and Daugherts , sisters, brothers, friends. Our Nation grieves with you and you are in our constant prayers.
May God Bless, comfort and heal you through this horrible, senseless tragedy.
Please take care.
Mary & Ray

April 19, 2007, 7:59pm • Gainesville, GA • #32228

I am Sonia and I am from Houston,TX. I just wanted to say I am so sorry for this horrifying tragedy. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 19, 2007, 7:59pm • Houston,TX • #32229

We know that the pain and agony of what you all are experiencing cannot be banish through the prayers of others, but please know that we as a nation grieve for your beautiful sons and daughters, and are praying for you all.

April 19, 2007, 7:59pm • Douglassville, PA • #32230

May the families find peace in this difficult time and may the victims rest in peace im sorry you had to leave the world this way

April 19, 2007, 7:59pm • Portland, Oregon United States • #32231

As the mother of a college student and mother of three, my prayers and condolences go out to all the families, friends, and loved ones of these innocents.  May God give you comfort in this terrible time of need.  Bless you all.

April 19, 2007, 7:59pm • Sacramento, CA • #32232

My name is Victor I would like to extened my condolences to all the families effected by this most tragic incident.

Victor Rice

April 19, 2007, 7:59pm • Kinston North Carolina • #32233

I am truly sorry FOR WHAT HAS HAPPENED

April 19, 2007, 8:00pm • chicago,IL • #32234

Having taught at Virginia Tech for five years, I know well what a tightly knit community you are, and how you are suffering.  A part of me has always remained in Blacksburg, so I share admittedly at a distance your suffering. One consolation I take is knowing just how much support, love, and care you are giving to one another in these days.  Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.  Peace to you.
--Darleen P.

April 19, 2007, 8:00pm • Berkeley, CA • #32235