Condolences, April 20, 2007

We just wanted to send our condolences and to let the students and faculty know you are in our hearts and our prayers..

Larry and Linda B....Peace

April 20, 2007, 2:05pm • Mesquite,Texas • #33958

My heart goes out to you at this time and days to come. God Bless You.

April 20, 2007, 2:05pm • Honduras. Central America • #33959

Virginia Tech-You are in our thoughts and prayers.

April 20, 2007, 2:05pm • Louisa, Virginia • #33960

***To all of you who have lost your precious loved ones & friends, may you find peace & strength through God to get through this tragedy that has touched us & so many others… Our thoughts & prayers are with you. We can only imagine your pain & suffering… Though our words are heartfelt and sincere we know that there are no words that can ever take it away, but if only for just a moment, can hope all of the love that is pouring out for you eases your heavy heart. May God bless you & keep you always… stefanie&mike&family

April 20, 2007, 2:05pm • Richmond, VA • #33961

Dear Families
Often someone says at a time like this .... I know how you feel but no, no one knows how you feel only that I wish I could wave a wand and this was only a nightmare that would go away....
You are in my prayers that God will lift you up to a place where you will find peace within your self.  someday and only the good memories remain.
Glenna Brown

April 20, 2007, 2:05pm • Oceana, WV USA • #33962

From the Lopez family,

God Bless you all.

April 20, 2007, 2:05pm • Coachella CA • #33963

Va Tech is something special, the school, the setting but most of all, the students, the facility and staff.  To all, keep on being Hokies, always.  I proudly stand with you.

A Hokie parent

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Landenberg, PA • #33965

Today we remembered you by wearing Tech colors. We gathered in front of our small rural elementary school to mourn your unfathomable losses. We wanted to be within the light that is generated by the love, respect and regard you have for each other, despite the dark time. We want to lift some small corner of your burden, but know that we cannot. We promise to honor your memories. Grace & Peace.

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • West Point, Virginia • #33966

The thoughts and prayers of our family are with all those affected at Virginia Tech and the Blacksburg community. May God grant you peace and strength in this trying time. God Bless.

The Nickelson Family

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Clinton, TN • #33967

It took me a while to find the words to express the shock and horror of the images that I have seen on the news regarding the terrible incident that the students, faculty and employees of Virginia Tech experienced on Monday, April 16th.  I pray for the families and friends of all of the victims and offer my deepest condolences.

David Cain

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Grand Rapids, Michigan • #33968

TO all of the students, staff and family of the victims you have my deepest sympathy and my heart goes out to you. But even in times of deep sorrow there is always a place to find comfort. The bible tells us that God is not associated with evil things and that the Devil is the God of this world. These things happening despite how horrific they may seem, are know surprise to believers. But to all of you there is hope It says in (John)that the hour is coming when all those in the tombs will here Jesus’s voice and come out. In another book it says there will be a resurrection of both good and bad. So there is hope that we all can see these indiviuals again. To all of u try and develop a relationship With Jehovah and learn about him and his son

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Portsmouth VA. • #33969

Our Hearts and prayers go out to the families of the victims and the students of VT...Please try to enjoy your graduation ceremony and remember the whole world is trying to be strong for you in your time of trouble…

The Williams family

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Sacramento, Ca • #33970

From all the students, faculty and staff at Wilfrid Laurier University, Ontario, Canada, we extend our condolences and love to all those affected by the Virgina Tech tragedy. 
“Love knows no limist it its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast antyhing.  Love still stands when all else has fallen.”
Our love and prayers are with you all.

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Waterloo, Ontario, Canada • #33971

I just wanted to send my prayers to the victims’ families and all of the VT family. I graduated from the University of Iowa, where a similar tragedy (albeit on a smaller scale) happened in 1991. Years later when I attended, students were still well aware of the ‘legend’ of the event, but it did not end up defining what the University was about. I hope the same for VT.

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Virginia Beach • #33972

I am an Israeli Mother. I’d like to send my deepest feelings of sadness and condolences to the families of the young children who were senselessly and brutally murdered. Why is there so much violence?? Maybe arms should not be so freely purchased and be under supervision. I am so sorry.  Young students who had all their life before them..

I do not know what will cure such a terrible pain of the families, but maybe it will do something to supervises arms. Maybe it will be a start of a plan to fight violence..

All the warmth of the hearth to you..

Dr. Hedva Rabinson Bachrach

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Natania, Israel • #33973

I was shocked when I heard the news, I can’t believe there could be something worse than the Columbine shooting. I don’t have kids yet but it really scares me how this world is becoming more and more violent. It’s heart-breaking to think that some people are capable of hurting others tremendously.
My heart goes to the VT community, especially to the families who have lost a loved one/s in this tragedy. You are all in my prayers. May God continue to guide you, bless you and keep you strong during this ordeal.

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Menlo Park, CA • #33974

To the family and friends of the fallen and injured,

The entire Hokie Nation grieves with you and is here to support and comfort you in any way possible. I have NEVER been more proud, than this week, to be a member of the Hokie family.

We are the Hokies.
Scott Toman ‘92

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Fairfax, VA • #33975

To the entire Virgina Tech Community,

My HEARTFELT SYMPATHY to all of you!  I’m wearing maroon and orange in memory of the victims and in support of everyone in Blacksburg. May it help a little to know that others care. 

I wrote NBC and my local TV station and told them I was offended by all the media attention CHO’s rants were given.  I’m sure others complained, too.  Today the media seems to be doing a better job on putting the focus on the right things. 

Continued thoughts and prayers are being sent your way. One day at a time, may you heal and find peace.

April 20, 2007, 2:06pm • Vicki Swan, Burnsville, Minnesota • #33976

This world’s gone crazy
And it’s hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway

My prayers, thoughts and deepest condolences to all those affected by this horrible tragedy. Be strong. We are all Hokies.

April 20, 2007, 2:07pm • New York, NY • #33977

Artist: Joni Mitchell Lyrics
Song: Both Sides Now Lyrics

Bows and flows of angel hair and ice cream castles in the air
And feather canyons everywhere, i’ve looked at cloud that way.
But now they only block the sun, they rain and snow on everyone.
So many things i would have done but clouds got in my way.

I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now,
From up and down, and still somehow
It’s cloud illusions i recall.
I really don’t know clouds at all.

April 20, 2007, 2:07pm • Toronto, Ontario • #33978

I am a student at Northwood University (Midland Campus) and when I heard about what happened at Virgina Tech I immediately felt the pain from the the University and its student’s. This has trembled our hearts and on behalf of the students at Northwood University we give you our prayers, condolences as well as encouragement to move on and be strong.

It is not easy to encounter something with such magnitude and recuperate so easily, but I am here to tell you all at Virgina Tech that God will make everything alright! Just believe in him and trust his every word. He does things for a reason and I believe that this is truly a wake up call to all of us. We need each other and we need to appreciate life itself.

This is a letter of hope, of peace, of joy for your future! As a senior I feel it is my obligation to create that and live that out for all to see. And as the worlds’ future leaders we need to take this tragedy and turn it into a positive thing. Lets be there for one another and care for each other.

So on our behalf we offer you our love and continuous prayers and know that we may be miles away, but you are always in our hearts at Northwood University (Midland, MI).

May God Bless You All!

April 20, 2007, 2:07pm • Saginaw, Michigan, USA • #33979

Just wanted to say our thoughts and prayers are with you and the families at this difficult time.

April 20, 2007, 2:07pm • Hartselle, AL • #33980

My love and prayers to all the victim’s families and friends. I share your pain.  I hope you heal with time but never forget those who died in this tragic inccident.  i want you to know that i am thinking of you and that i want to support you in any way I can. hugs and kisses

April 20, 2007, 2:07pm • Pennsylvania • #33981

All that happened this past week was… terrible. I am so very thankful for all those who are safe but yet at the same time have the sorrow feeling for those who lost loved ones. I would like to let everyone know how sorry i am for what all happened and remind you that you are in my thoughts and prayers.

April 20, 2007, 2:07pm • Chilhowie, VA • #33982

We may be thousands of miles away on the West Coast, but know that our hearts are no less with you and we grieve for you as well. Today, we are all Hokies.

Andrew G.

April 20, 2007, 2:07pm • Berkeley, CA • #33983

I pray for those Angels you’ve lost.You are not alone, Im sure they are beside you

April 20, 2007, 2:07pm • Natalia. Bs. As. Argentina • #33984

My thoughts and prayers are with you Virginia Tech.
You are strong, stronger than you know.
The whole world is thinking about you and wishing you peace… and so many people love you. You will overcome this...give it time, give it time.

April 20, 2007, 2:07pm • Aptos, California • #33985

god bless all of you and your families
SCPO McClain United States Coast Guard

April 20, 2007, 2:08pm • hampton, va • #33986

Dear Hokies,
Faith, Hope and Love may seem like not enough right now; but it is with these three things you will over come this terrible tragedy.  My thoughts and prayers are with every member of the Hokie Family.  May PEACE be with all of you.

April 20, 2007, 2:08pm • Newport News, Virginia • #33987

God looked around his Garden and found an empty place.
He then looked down upon his earth and saw your loving face.

He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
His Garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best.
He knew that you were suffering, he knew you were in pain.
And knew that you would never get well on earth again.
He saw your path was difficult, he closed you tired eyes,
He whispered to you “Peace be Thine” and gave you wings to fly.
When we saw you sleeping so calm and free of pain,
We would not wish you back to earth to suffer once again.
You’ve left us precious memories, your love will be our guide,
You live on through your children, you’re always by our side.
It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone.
For part of us went with you on the day God called you home .

Always remember the smiles and good times. Our thoughts and prayers our with all those effected by this horrible tragedy.

April 20, 2007, 2:08pm • Spotsylvania, VA • #33988

To the entire Virginia Tech Family and surrounding community, you are in my prayers and thoughts. I pray that GOD will strengthen each and everyone you, those affected directly and indirectly. I alos pray for forgiveness for the young man who was responsible for this tragedy as well as his family, because they too are experiencing degrace,hurt and disappointment.
May GOD Keep and Bless You All.

April 20, 2007, 2:08pm • Jacksonville • #33989

I would like to express my deepest sympathies to those involved in this tragedy. I pray for all the family and friends of those lost that God will provide you the strength to help recover from this devastating loss. To all students my hope for you is that you can continue on and never forget those lost along the way no matter what path life takes you on. Those lost would want life to continue on, live life for them. My hope is that none of these victims will ever be forgotten. May God be with all of you.

Annie Cooper

April 20, 2007, 2:08pm • Temple,Tx • #33990

This is an event that will never be forgotten.  We will grow stronger and move on, keeping the memories of friends and loved ones close to our hearts.

You are in our thoughts and prayers Hokies.

April 20, 2007, 2:08pm • Virginia Beach, VA • #33991

I have seen the vt campus before this horrible incident had occured and it was beautiful and I send my prayers and hope this campus can be restored to its prior glory. The whole nation mourns with you and prays that those who survived are able to find the strength to turn this into a positive. Once again I am sorry and I send my prayers.

April 20, 2007, 2:08pm • akron, Ohio • #33992

The entire world is by your side today. Please know we are all dismayed by the events of this past Monday. Be strong and let God’s love envelope you today and for all your tomorrow’s. Love from Austin, Texas

April 20, 2007, 2:09pm • Austin, Tx • #33993

Before this week, I had never been affected by orange and maroon.  My thoughts and prayers are with the families, students, and faculty members as I wear your colors today.

April 20, 2007, 2:09pm • Huntsville, AL • #33994

I want to start off by saying I can’t believe what has happened. For the past 4 days, I have been praying for not only the families and friends that went through the tragedy, but also the VT students that have been affected by it. It’s amazing how strong you all really are after something like this has happened. I respect every single one of you that goes to VT and had to deal with everything that was going on. Don’t give up. Stay strong just like you have been and don’t let people like that win. I’m truly sorry for the losses and the injured and the memory that will be in everyone’s minds forever. I didn’t know anyone but found myself crying every day this week whenever I saw the news or listened to the radio. Reach out when you need it and stand strong in this time of crisis. My condolences for the families and friends again. God Bless the families and friends of the VT students. You are constantly in our prayers here in Roanoke.

April 20, 2007, 2:09pm • Roanoke, VA • #33995

From my family to all of yours, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. There are truely no words that can say how we feel.

Today we are all Hogies

Amber, Mark, Haley and Kyleigh Walker

April 20, 2007, 2:09pm • Lubbock, Texas • #33996

My prayers are with victims’ families and it is my sincere wish that VT continues to excel in all aspects of campus life. Peace and blessings to the campuis community from a fellow friend in academia.

Rory James
Tulane University School of Public Health & Tropical Medicine

April 20, 2007, 2:09pm • New Orleans, LA • #33997

Our sincere sympathy and love to all those who have been impacted by this evil and deadly incident.  Many of the stories shared were of heroism.  For the students that were injured may your body and soul be healed by our great God and Almighty Father.
For professor Librescu,
You spent your youth having to watch your back,
The nazi’s advanced and you ended up in a concentration camp.
You seemed to those who don’t even know you,
that you feared nothing and you did what you were compelled to do.
You cared for the youth and loved you vocation,
Many profitted by your abilities to lead,
You cared for your chicks and protected them in time of need,
you barracaded the door and told you chicks to proceed,
Out the window they flew to safety on the ground,
you stayed behind, took the bullets,and made not a sound.
You will have a crown in the Heavenly Kingdom,
You were loved and respected and will be remembered on earth and are now forever. blessed.

Though I did not know anyone involved I send love and wishes for healing to abound.
They are in the Almighty and Everlasting arms.

Peace be to all, and sincere wishes of hope and w Ann Arbor, We Wolverines are with you all the way.

April 20, 2007, 2:09pm • Ann Arbor • #33998

I am so very sorry for what has happened to so many innocent people who had very promising lives.  Their living should not be in vain.  My prayers are with their families and I hope these families know that God does nothing wrong.  Their loved ones work done here was done and God needed them to come home and be rewarded.  Never to be forgotten but, they all will be truly missed.  Know that oneday you will reunite with your loved one.  Find it in your heart to forgive the ill person who did this and pray for his soul too.  More forward with your lives because I am sure this is what they would want you to do.  Doing this troubling time, please know that people care.  Sadly submitted.

April 20, 2007, 2:10pm • Englewood, New Jersey, USA • #33999

As I watch the news and keep up on the internet, my heart goes out to all who were affected. As a teacher myself, I can only imagine how greatly saddened that staff and students are. I pray for you daily and ask God to give you his strength so that you can get through your time of need. My family and I send our condolences.

April 20, 2007, 2:10pm • Roswell, NM • #34000

To all the students, families, and faculty,
Our prayers and hopes for your futures are with you at this tragic time in your lives. May God Bless Us ALL!!!

The Schroeder Family

April 20, 2007, 2:10pm • Hamilton, New Jersey, United States • #34001

All are in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort!

God’s Blessings to you,
Elsie

April 20, 2007, 2:10pm • Rio Rancho, New Mexico • #34002

My heart goes out to all Hokies. These horrible and tragic events haven’t separated you Hokies, it has made the Hokie Nation even stronger.  Because the Hokies will prevail and today and forever we are all Hokies. God bless and all of my love.
Adrianne

April 20, 2007, 2:10pm • Collinsville, VA • #34003

God bless from all at Mizzou.  I pray that nothing like this happens again, and for everyone’s quick healing.

April 20, 2007, 2:10pm • Columbia, Missouri • #34004

I am a high school English and French teacher and an adjunct college English instructor from Texas, and I have never even been to Virgina, but I have had Virginia Tech on my mind and in my heart all week.  It seems unfathomable that something so horrific as Monday’s tragedy can happen on a university campus, a symbol of intellectual freedom and unadulterated potential.  Along with the families and friends of the slain and injured, I will have Virgina Tech administration, faculty, and students in my thoughts in the difficult days to come.  I am reminded of William Wordsworth’s words “There is comfort in the strength of love.  ‘Twill make a thing endurable, which else would overset the brain or break the heart.” R. Finney

April 20, 2007, 2:10pm • Sulphur Springs, Texas • #34005

I am a mother of a 15 year old daughter and I am a student at UA Fort Smith in Arkansas. I am shock and filled with sorrow about what happend at Virgina Tech. My thoughts and prayers are with all the families that lost someone in the shooting. I am so sorry for your loss. Also my thoughts and prayers go out to all of those that were there that day, and then of of course to those that got hurt that day. I hope you will be better soon. As a mother and as a person I can not even imagen what you all go through. I will keep you in my heart. You will never be forgotten!
I am truly sorry,
Sylvia

April 20, 2007, 2:11pm • Paris, Arkansas • #34006

God Bless you and your school community I couldnt imagine the pain your going through, I will keep you in my prayers.

April 20, 2007, 2:11pm • Senatobia MS • #34007

My family sends deepest sympathy and love to all the families.

April 20, 2007, 2:11pm • Glen Allen, Virginia • #34008