Condolences, April 19, 2007

My prayers, my thoughts, my sorrow, go out to all of the victims, the students, the families,the faculty, and to all hoakies. God bless. You are surrounded by love.....Ray M.

April 19, 2007, 3:26am • Columbus, Ohio • #27024

Dear VT community,
You are in our thoughts and prayers - especially the families who have lost your loved ones. With you, the whole nation laments in numbed silence at this meaningless and horrific tragedy which has brought so much suffering to all of you. We will light candles in memory of those who were so violently taken away from you when we gather at the church in the weeks to come.

Rev. Paul Kim and Councilwoman Christie Huh

April 19, 2007, 3:26am • Little Falls, NJ • #27025

As a student it is extremely difficult to imagine something like this, and it is equally difficult to put into words how much I feel for you. I’ve read biographies of victims including interests in dance, international studies, and languages so much like myself. This could have been anyone’s school. Lean on eachother and heal together! you earn so much respect, you’re a prime example to all schools. R.I.P. to all victims, you will be remembered for your bravery and the unique people you were.

we are one,
Megan

April 19, 2007, 3:26am • Kingston, Canada • #27026

May god be with the students,staff,family and friends of Virginia Tech,at this tragic time in your lives.

Maureen

April 19, 2007, 3:27am • Adelaide ,South Australia • #27027

My prayers are with the family and friends who have lost their loved ones in this terrible, terrible event. I will hold you all in my thoughts.
May God bless you and keep you safe in His Love.
Hilary Howell

April 19, 2007, 3:27am • Liverpool England UK • #27028

I’m so fare away from you but yet the tragedy still comes to me. Here in Denmark we also hear about it and we are sorry for what happened. I think of you and pray for God to be with you through this very hard time of yours.
May God bless each and every one of you affected by this horrible tragedy, my thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 19, 2007, 3:27am • Denmark • #27029

Too sad for words.

David

April 19, 2007, 3:27am • Canvey Island, Essex, England • #27030

What words of comfort can one say
to drive this bitter pain away? 

What acts of kindness can one do
to take this sorrow now from you?

There is no thing mere men bestow
to cease these tears that now do flow.

So who can soothe a broken heart?
Or chase the pain and love impart?

No mere man, it’s truly said,
but God’s own Son who died and bled.

Jesus is the only One
whose love can change what death has done.

And in the anguish of the soul,
his love comes in and makes you whole. 

Only He can hold you now
in loving arms and peace endow. 

His gentle hands will wipe the tears.
His light will chase away life’s fears.

These eyes are not yet meant to see
the reason for death’s tragedy.

But faith we have, and hope, and love
in God the Father up above.

That all shall work to His good will
and pain in us will strength reveal.

For life is but a testing ground
it’s in these trials our faith is found.

Take hope, o soul, in Christ the King.
His hands, to you, will comfort bring.

By Leslie E. Lorentzen

We are praying for you all!~ Leslie & Scott Lorentzen and Family

April 19, 2007, 3:27am • Anchorage/AK/USA • #27031

My prayers are with all the families whose
lives have been shattered, deepest sympathy

Marie

April 19, 2007, 3:28am • Salem, Nh • #27032

The Entire Hokie Nation,
I would like to express my deepest sorrow and condolences at this time.  We are a family at VT and like any family, we help each other in our darkest hours.  Love those around you and keep kindness in our hearts.

Bill Williamson (VT class of ‘01)

April 19, 2007, 3:29am • Cedar Bluff, VA • #27033

"America” Shares Your Pain!
From coast to coast…
Your pain is felt…
And shared by all…
By what was dealt.

We’re still in shock…
And disbelielf…
How just one soul…
Could cause such grief!

What spurs a mind…
For such attack…
And spuelch out life…
With such an act?

The deep dark answers…
May have died…
And only guesses…
Might now reside.

But for the moment…
Let’s console the living…
And honor the fallen…
Who died unwilling!

Few words can change…
Or mend the hearts…
Of those in mourning…
And torn apart…

But we are with you…
And join your hand…
And share your loss…
Across this Land!

Dedicated to all those at..."Virginia Tech.”
By Bob Beskar rwlb@comcast.net

April 19, 2007, 3:29am • Cottage Grove, Mn. • #27034

Virginia Tech…
Your tragedy has affected the hearts of many all over the world. My deepest sympathy goes out to you! All my love and prayers…

April 19, 2007, 3:29am • Toronto, ON, Canada • #27035

May the Good Lord has mercy on all of us, and brings comfort and healing to all the parents who loss thier sons and daughters in VT.

Stephen Tam

April 19, 2007

April 19, 2007, 3:30am • Hong Kong, China • #27036

The nation has been deeply affected by the events you have faced and with your heads held high, a strong and fierce spirit lives on through this immense tragedy and pain. Mourn those who are lost, remember always their gift, but continue to hold your heads high. You are in the thoughts and prayers of nations around the world.

April 19, 2007, 3:30am • Jonesboro, Arkansas • #27037

My Prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Althogh I am far away you are still close in my thoughts, my heart and in my prayers…

Bilun Baykal
VT Alumni 2005

April 19, 2007, 3:30am • Istanbul, TURKEY • #27038

To the thirty-two new beautiful angels in heaven…

I hope that God will watch over your families and friends as they grieve for you...moreover, may God also be with the family and friends of the gunman...all are broken in the wake of this devastation.

God, I wish someone knew what to say or do to make anything better.

April 19, 2007, 3:30am • Tacoma, WA • #27039

Stay Strong - and God bless you!

Marie Davids Thomsen, Vejby Strand - Denmark.

April 19, 2007, 3:31am • Denmark • #27040

SO sad and what a tragic waste of inspiring young lives. There are many vicitms in this tragedy, let us remember them all.

April 19, 2007, 3:31am • Uk • #27041

My thoughts are with all of the families and friends of the victims. I hope that God will help you all to be strong.

April 19, 2007, 3:31am • Gothenburg, Sweden • #27042

I am deeply sorry for those lost in this senseless tragedy, my heart goes out to the parents,victims and decessed. This world needs to change something about the way people treat other people,and only we can do that. Hopefully everyone has learnt something from this and we can change our ways!!!

GOD BLESS!!
Meagan 20
Calgary,Canada

April 19, 2007, 3:32am • Calgary,Alberta,Canada • #27043

It was extremely sadness. I was not able to write any words to express the sadness.
I can to say only one that I am very sorry for your losses.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims ,their families and the people at Virginia Tech Uni.
God bless.

S.J.Kim

April 19, 2007, 3:32am • Seoul, South Korea • #27044

When I heard about the shooting, I just felt sick inside. The shots recorded on the mobile phone..

I don’t know how the families are holding up, but all the way from Australia, I give my best wishes, I pray that everybody can someday move on and continue with life.

I also hope that the students of VT can work together and get to know their class mates, maybe it will prevent such a “loner” from going on a rampage.

God Bless you all, and may all the victims, Rest In Peace.

Bob

April 19, 2007, 3:32am • Melbourne, Australia • #27045

Let me express my sincerest condolences and deep feelings to the families of the victims and to all Americans.  The world is shocked by your tragedy.

Ilona

April 19, 2007, 3:32am • Kyiv, Ukraine • #27046

Soyez sûr que nous partageons votre tristesse face à ce terrible drame. Malgré( hélas) le manque de chaleur dans les rapports entre nos deux pays, soyez sûr que nous sommes avec vous dans ces moments difficiles.

Un groupe d’étudiants français

April 19, 2007, 3:32am • Paris, France • #27047

From the day I opened my acceptance letter, I will always be a Hokie. We all talk about the human spirit and on this site it very much feels like a “Hokie Spirit” has taken over. I read postings from rival school students/Alumni and cannot even remotely express how touched I am. Not sure if this is true, but I heard that UVA students wore Maroon/Orange yesterday. What a moving way to express your support.
I talk like I am a current student but I graduated from VT in 1989. VT people believe once a Hokie, ALWAYS A HOKIE. That continues even in Hokie Heaven where God’s open arms are holding the victims now. At least that is how I see it in my mind. I will keep praying for Hokies everywhere. If it hurts this bad for me, I just can’t imagine how it must hurt anyone directly affected.
For the family and friends of the victims, please know that our thoughts and prayers are focused on you today. None of us will ever forget but we need to forgive to start healing. Let’s lean on each other through prayers, postings and show our “Hokie Hope” by wearing Maroon/Orange every chance we get. Stand tall, proud & UNITED as Hokies.
We are Virginia Tech!
We are a Hokie Nation!
I AM A HOKIE!
All who support us are Hokies too!
Terry G.

April 19, 2007, 3:32am • Coatesville, PA U.S.A. • #27048

Dear Vt students,faculty and family members.

When I heard the news Monday,I thought someone was joking,another school shooting.
Then I turned on the news and heard the full story..I’m shocked that someone can cause this much pain to others.
I wish you all the luck in the future,and hope you can come to terms with this event,however unlikely that may be.

My deepest condolences and good luck to all of you

Jeroen Eefting
Holland

April 19, 2007, 3:33am • Nieuw-Vennep,Holland • #27049

A tragedy such as this one should have never happened.  I have a 16 year old daughter who wants to go to college and it just scares me so much to think that this could happen to her.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families, the staff members and everyone who has been hit with this terrible act of evil. I wish for everyone involved of their minds and spirits will heal with time, but that the ones who are no longer around will never be forgotten.  Please plant a garden in honor of those we all lost as I feel that these children and staff members are a part of us all… ldiana9@aol.com

April 19, 2007, 3:33am • Omaha, Nebraska • #27050

We can not live in the sorrow, what we should do is to get out from the shadow, cause this tragedy has already taken place…
Hoping everyone in your college will recover from the tragedy soon and back to the normal…
Unfortunately, I am also an English Major…
Stephen(ohmysteven@yahoo.com.cn)

April 19, 2007, 3:33am • Guangzhou/ Guangdong/China • #27051

All Of Our Prayers Are With You All And With The Families Of The Victims. May God Bless All Of You.
-Robyn Lynn

April 19, 2007, 3:33am • Alpine,Texas • #27052

Parents, Students, and Faculty

As I keep you and the loved ones you have lost in my prayers, my heart aches for you in ways I could have never imagined. Being the parent of a college senior so far from his home, I worry and pray often. Please know that this mom sends her deepest sympathy to you all.

Nancy G.

April 19, 2007, 3:33am • Palmdale, CA. • #27053

Virgina Tech

My heart goes out to you all I’m saddened to hear of your loss, because losing a friend and a loved one is never easy everyday here in the middle east we experience loss and it never becomes easier but all we can do is devote our love and prayer to them and their families and to have faith that we all one day will live in great peace …My god bless you all and enrich your hearts with patience.

Tamara

April 19, 2007, 3:34am • Jordan • #27054

wyrazy glebokiego wspolczucia dla rodzin ofiar. taka tragedia nie powinna zaistniec - a jednak! nieznamy dnia ani godziny kiedy ktos bezczelnie odbierze nam nadzieje na “jutro"[*][*][*][*][*]

April 19, 2007, 3:34am • Poland/Opole • #27055

It is impossible to reason the unreasonable.

love is all around, let not acts of hate blind you to that.

Let us cry until their are no more tears
and band together - as we are what?
HOKIES.
all of us.

April 19, 2007, 3:34am • pittsburgh, pennslyvania • #27056

Va Tech University My heart and prayers go out to each and everyone in this tragic moment.Lets all stick close together and help each other out in this one.I’am from the midwest,but VT and it’s families is still apart of us all.Ricky

April 19, 2007, 3:35am • Des Moines,Iowa • #27057

wyrazy glebokiego wspolczucia dla rodzin ofiar. taka tragedia nie powinna zaistniec - a jednak! nieznamy dnia ani godziny kiedy ktos bezczelnie odbierze nam nadzieje na “jutro"[*][*][*][*][*]
vesania

April 19, 2007, 3:35am • Poland/Opole • #27058

WHEN THE WORLD HEARD ABOUT THIS TRAGEDY, THE WORLD TURN TWICE. I WAS AT WORK WHEN IT HAPPEN AND I FELT THE PAIN THE STUDENT FELT TO KNOW THAT ONE OR MORE OF THIER CLASSMATES WERE KILLED JUST FOR LIVING THEIR LIVES AS NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS.THE DEVIL IS TRYING TO BROKE US BUT WE STAND!!!! IN UNITED WE STAND TALL. I GIVE MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES TO THE FAMILES,FRIENDS,TEACHERS,STUDENTS,CLASSMATES,AND EVERYONE WHOS AT LOSS I KEEP YOU IN MY PRAYERS

MONIQUE F.

April 19, 2007, 3:35am • MIAMI,FL • #27059

To all students, staff, familes and friends,
May God be with you during this time of extreme sorrow. We shall keep you in our prayers.
Wendy Denny (Head Coach) and all the University of Surrey Cheerleaders

April 19, 2007, 3:35am • UK • #27060

To everyone affected

My heart is with you all and God will pull you through this extremely tough time in your lives. Keep praying and stay strong, for you are the Hokies!

May God continue to bless you,

Arielle Johnson, Temple University

April 19, 2007, 3:36am • Philadelphia, PA • #27061

My thought’s and prayers are with you all at this minute.. I’m sure the thoughts of the whole island of Ireland are with you..
Rest in Peace

Michael Fee

April 19, 2007, 3:36am • Co Armagh, Ireland • #27062

It was extremely sadness. I was not able to write any words to express the sadness.
I can say only one that I am very sorry for your losses.
My thoughts and prayers are with all the victims ,their families and the people at Virginia Tech Uni.
God bless.

SJ.Kim

April 19, 2007, 3:36am • Seoul, South Korea • #27063

Dear VT Professors,students and parents of victims,

I pray that God’s healings and peace be with all of you.Also,I pray that all voilence be stopped in the name of Jesus since VT is a good place to
professionals.

God bless all of you.

Frederic Lee from Hong Kong

April 19, 2007, 3:36am • Hong Kong • #27064

My hearts and prayers go out to all the students at Virginia Tech college and my prayers go out to all the families that suffered loss on that tragic day. Remember that everyone will stand behind you all in your days to come may god bless each and everyone of you.

April 19, 2007, 3:36am • San Jose CA • #27065

My wife is South Korean. And she feels such deep shame and sadness.

She hopes that you understand that this person does not represent the Korean people.

Here is a song that she hopes may bring hope, and stop a young person from doing this ever again.

It is a Simple Simple Song of Grace. (no matter your country of birth, or the shape of your eyes, or your particular religion, or where you migrate, we can get along. And sing. That is our vision.

If we could, we would hug all of you at VT, your family and friends.

We feel such sorrow. If something can bring hope, or prevent just one person from taking this path . . .

http://www.typology.net/dllsongs/dll09.htm

lopker@gmail.com

April 19, 2007, 3:37am • Los Angeles, CA • #27066

To All the Families that were effected by this tragic event...Mothers and Fathers, Brothers and Sisters...Husbands and wives… To all of you my deepest sorrow… My thoughts are with you 24/7...I pray for EVERYONE involved and everyone in the community. I hope that throught this hard time we will all be able to rediscover how precious life is. I will continue to pray for you. God bless you.
Lauren Bode

April 19, 2007, 3:37am • Spokane, Washington (panama city, florida) USA • #27067

As I sit here at my computer wanting to say something , I know that nothing I say can or will make the hurt you feel go away.

I must commend everyone that I have seen footage of, on various media outlets, for the way they have maturely handled themselves in this time of what I’m sure can only be described as mass confusion and sadness.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Craig

April 19, 2007, 3:37am • Toronto Canada • #27068

Dear Virginia Tech community,

I have no ability and power in bringing hope and comfort, but I have faith that God bring healing to Virginia community.

“Have no fear of sudden disaster or of the ruin that overtakes the wicked, for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared”
-Proverbs 3:25-26

April 19, 2007, 3:37am • Berkeley, CA • #27069

I am writing this message in South Korea.

As one of Koreans, I feel sorry to all victims, not just because the murderer is Korean, but we know well about the fear and grieve of massacre, fully experienced in Korean War.

I will pray a tragedy like this will never happen again.....NEVER.

God bless the victims, and rest in peace.

from S.Korea

April 19, 2007, 3:37am • Seoul, South Korea • #27070

I would like to share my Condolences to all of the famalies, friends, studends.
This horrible tragedy may never happend again.

Gerben

April 19, 2007, 3:37am • Doetinchem Netherlands • #27071

I have a child away at college and I have been moved to tears at the inexplicable suffering inflicted on your hearts and minds. 

My heart is heavy and weeps for your loss. I pray for your comfort and the strength you need to overcome the pain you must endure. 

As a lover of the soothing power of words and music, here are a few lines from BeeBee Winans of the well known family of gospel artists:

“ ... After you’ve prayed and cried,
cried and prayed
All through the night

After you plant your feet
Squared your shoulders
Hold your head up, and wait on him
He’s gonna come through, yes he will

After you’ve done all you can
You just stand”

My deepest sympathy.

Robert

April 19, 2007, 3:38am • Brooklyn, New York • #27072

Families, Students and Professors,

So many lives waisted…
May you all find the strength to face this tremendous loss and a way to continue living, studying and having fun.

My thoughts are with all off you.

Imme

April 19, 2007, 3:38am • Brussels, Belgium • #27073