Condolences, April 19, 2007

My heart is in pain. I want so much to help VT, and know not a single way that I can. I wish I could offer comfort, but that only comes with time and healing. The Ohio State Buckeyes lift their thoughts, hearts, and prayers to everyone in the wake of the disaster. May the victims always be remembered.

April 19, 2007, 10:12pm • Columbus, Ohio • #32987

Please know that my thoughts are with the Virginia Tech community from Pasadena, California.  I, along with many of my student affairs colleagues, will join with other campuses tomorrow in wearing a ribbon to remember this tragic loss of life. 

Jane Curtis

April 19, 2007, 10:12pm • Pasadena, California • #32988

I’m only thirteen and this does a huge impact on many people, I give my condolences to the family’s children that has passed away, and also those who impact others.

Victoria H

April 19, 2007, 10:12pm • Hamilton, Ontario, Canada • #32989

My prayers are with everyone of the survivers, their familes, and other people that were involved in this. After what has happened, i feel very terrible. In my school we have teachers that went to this school, and i can see how sad they are, but they are still strong and i hope you know that are school is also there for you all.

April 19, 2007, 10:12pm • lynchburg, VA • #32990

May the Lord bless you and ease your pain in this time of mourning! You’re in our hearts and prayers always!!

April 19, 2007, 10:12pm • Winfield, KS • #32991

There is nothing that can be said to take your saddness and pain away, but know that the entire nation feels for you.  My thoughts and prayers are with you…

Shelly

April 19, 2007, 10:14pm • Green Bay, WI • #32992

I am a native of Roanoke, Va. and VA Tech has always been a household name for as long as I can remember. My brother went there, my cousin goes there now and I have a friend who works on the campus. To the families, friends and staff, my family and I are praying for you and wishing there was more that we could do to help ease your pain.....We will all have on our “Hokie” attire tomorrow to show our support. You are in our thoughts and prayers...they will never be forgotten.

Melissa M.

April 19, 2007, 10:14pm • Snellville, Ga • #32993

My niece attends Virginia Tech and I share in the horrific feeling I had on Monday.  I realize that if their is good that can come out of this event it is in reading the condolences on this page from all over the world.  Whenever their is evil present Good comes together in such a wonderful way.  Evil touched the campus of Virginia Tech but prayers and goodness are all around the world.  May our prayers help those of you that lost someone you love.  We lift you up and pray that you will carry on with warm remembrances of those taken from you.

April 19, 2007, 10:17pm • Midlothian, Va. • #32994

Life is but a stopping place
A pause in what’s to be
A resting place along the road
To sweet eternity.
We all have different journeys,
Different paths along the way,
We all were meant
to learn some things,
But never meant to stay…
Our destination is a place
Far greater than we know.
For some, the journey’s quicker,
For some the journey’s slow.
And when the journey finally ends,
We’ll claim a great reward
And find an everlasting peace,
Together with the Lord.
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Remember that your loss is shared
by many friends who care and that you’re in our thoughts and hearts and in our every prayer. May the Lord who consoles the broken hearted, comfort you in this season of grief and loss.” this is to the family of those who lost there lives in monday tragedy. Though they May Be Gone, but they Will Never Be Forgotten.” May God’s Word Comfort and Uphold You the families, *Amen*

God bless u all

- Oluseyi makynde

April 19, 2007, 10:22pm • toronto ON canada. • #32995

To all the students and family of the 32 students who lost their lives- i pray for you every chance i get, you are all in my heart…

Shene S.

April 19, 2007, 11:19pm • Chantilly, VA • #32996

My heart weeps for those who have lost their children, know that as a parent I feel your heartache.  My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of sorrow. 
God Bless
Marianne

April 19, 2007, 11:20pm • Alexandria, VA • #32997

As I remember our innocents lost in my city twelve years ago today, I also remember those that you have lost just this week. Prayers are going up for the families, friends and anyone effected by this senseless act. May peace, kindness and love reign over our great nation.

Leanne

April 19, 2007, 11:24pm • Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A. • #32998

To the students, staff, friends and relatives of those who were wounded and those that lost their lives on that horrible day, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this tragic time. Words can not express how much we feel your pain and loss.  Our daughter Erin briefly went to Virginia Tech, and yes we too consider ourselves part of the Hokie Nation.  Bless you all as to go forth knowing that you are loved by the whole nation as you continuing the healing process.  With deepest honor and respect, Tom, Gloria, Kimberly, Aimee, and Erin (VT) Bush

April 19, 2007, 11:25pm • Woodbridge, Va. • #32999

I want to offer my most sincere words of empathy and comfort to all the surviving victims of this injustice, to the entire student body at Virginia Tech, to the all families of the victims (surviving and passed) of this injustice.

May we treat the memories of those fallen students honorably. May we ourselves honor the fallen by being the best human beings we are able to be. May we uphold justice where it is due; may we look out for each other’s welfare.

May God heal the pain inflicted by man. My prayers are for you.

April 19, 2007, 11:29pm • E. Maxfield, University of Texas at Arlington • #33000

To all the Virginia Tech members, student community, family members, teachers, deans, friends of the victims etc, i was really touched by what happends to you people in this unfortuned massacre, its so sad and i think there are no words to keep away all the pain,the suffer and to heal your sorrow, but im for sure that our positive vibs,support,the idea of stay closer each other and between all you that studies there, will make you feel much better and gives you the strengh to keep going with your lives. It sounds easy, but we know this will take a long time to heal your fisic and intern illnesses. From the buttom of my heart my family and I send you all people our condolenses and ask you to keep faith, and through away all the bad feelings and the rage that in sometimes you might feel about this. Please also remember your friends and family members that you lose, all those times you spend with them and keep that moments as magical. We support you, embrase you to keep away your pain sincerly with all my family and mines love.

April 19, 2007, 11:29pm • MARYLAND, GAITHERSBURG PAM • #33001

Thank you, God,
for ensuring the safety of my friends, and please continue to watch over them. Give them strength for the forth-coming days. Help them to garner some understanding in this senseless act. Be with the families and friends of the members of the Virginia Tech community that were senselessly taken from this world. Be with the injured and give the strength to recover and live in the face of the man that decided that today he would destroy lives forever. Be with the students on other campuses in Virginia and across the country that cannot be with their friends at Tech. Be with the families that will face a decision of whether to go or stay, and be with the families that don’t have that option. Be with the faculty and staff of Virginia Tech and the counselors that have to deal with the “why’s” that are sure to come. Give them guidance and words of wisdom. Finally be with the rest of the students that are left behind to deal with this tragedy and give them some insight into Your love, though right now it might seem hard for them to believe that. It is in the name of Your Son that I offer this prayer,

AMEN

April 19, 2007, 11:30pm • Charlottesville, Virginia • #33002

I was horrified to learn of the killings on campus Monday. Though it’s been over 20 years since I graduated, I feel a closeness with the school and its people, campus, town and this tragedy more than with similar events our country has known all too often lately.  I cannot explain it or quite describe my feelings. I remember having friends in West AJ, going to class in Norris and passing by almost daily. I remember fondly all the other places on campus and around Blacksburg I spent some of my youth and young adulthood. I grieve for the lost students and faculty, and lost innocence, potential and sense of security. And I am saddened by the dark shadow brought to our school, which I hope will be overcome with time.
My prayers go with the families and friends of those whose lives were cut short, and to all of us in the Virginia Tech community. I am so sorry about your losses.
I have noted anew among these sorrowful days the compassion sent from people all over the world. I hope these positive human actions will remind those who lost loved ones and something intangible on Monday, eventually, of the good which exists still.
May happy memories of lives well led comfort those left behind.
Take care everyone,
Amy Larson, Class of 1985

April 19, 2007, 11:32pm • Monterey, CA, USA • #33003

To the Virginia Tech Hokies,

May the lord take away your pain and give you strength after this horrible tragedy that has occured. Much of my family are VT Alumni and I have always had a special place in my heart for the hokies although I am a George Mason Patriot. May you heal, forgive, but never forget your friends and classmates. Remember that your Mason brothers and sisters are here with support and love for you. We will wear your colors with honor and compassion.

-Shevawn Shorter, GMU

April 19, 2007, 11:40pm • Herndon, Virginia, USA • #33004