Condolences, April 18, 2007

Thinking of you

I was travelling through your United States when I heard of this sad event , I then called my sons school to reasure myself of his saftey , where we recently had a scare , My heart broke for all of you , We send our love and prayers to all , and to our fellow Canadians who will be missed .


Annette Hubley and Alex Hubley
Eric Higgins
Bridgewater , Nova Scotia

April 18, 2007, 4:16pm • Nova Scotia,Canada • #17898

I’ve been to your campus several times as a visiting fan and always felt welcome. What happened Monday could have happened anywhere.

There are no words that can express the grief that you all feel at this moment.

Hang in there, Godspeed and right now we are all Hokies!

A Clemson fan

April 18, 2007, 4:16pm • Clemson, SC • #17899

to all virgnia tech students, teachers, and parents,

i would like to send my thoughts and prayers to all of you. i am 16, and a sophmore in smithfield high school, and this story touched me greatly. i am a very sympethietic, and sensitive person, and all stories i have heard, have made me shed tears. i feel for all parents, and friends, who have lost someone. and i also feel for all, who may have been hurt, or even seen these events. i live in a small town, and i am sure all are thinking the same thing. you have the prayers from all of us here in smithfield. may you see better days, and soon be able to live through this tragic event.

a very caring person for all,

April 18, 2007, 4:16pm • Anithfield, Rhode Island • #17900

All all the students and staff at Virginia Tech:

May you all know the world is thinking and praying with you. My heart goes out to the families of all the victims, please find strength in all the support that is being directed you way.

God Bless and God Speed

Sharon Brown and Family

April 18, 2007, 4:16pm • Toronto, Ontario Canada • #17901

Dear Students and staff at Virginia Tech

I would just like to offer you all my sincere and deep condolences on your loss.  Its so hard to believe that another human being could do this, my heart breaks for those who are left behind trying to cope with what has happened.

I said a prayer for you all last night and asked the angels to bring you some healing.

With much love

Linda Jones-Hargreaves

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • England • #17902

We would like to take this time to express our deep sorrow and grief for the tradegy that has fell on VT and all the families,friends and loved ones that lost someone.We pray for each and every one of you.We pray for the ones that were injured.We feel so heartbroken and helpless.We may never understand why this had to happen but our God is a loving and merciful God.We Pray that he will wrap his arms around you all and help you all in the days ahead and in your hour of need.

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Michael and Carolyn Wickline_Phillips, Copper Vall • #17903

We are outraged by this horrific act and send our deepest condolences and prayers to the families of those who parished.

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Vancouver WA • #17904

To everyone at VT, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Although we don’t know why things like this happen please be assured that GOD does, and more importantly he is with us and we’ll bring us through our darkest days.

East Carolina University

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Greenville, NC USA • #17905

I am a college student in Mexico and everyone here is concerned. We are with you and share your pain.
María Rodriguez

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Mexico • #17906

Even though I do not know anyone who attends VT I have been praying for all involved the moment I heard this tragic news. I have no connection with your school but all I can do is cry. I will continue to pray for everyone and that God will give you the strength to be able to continue on.
God Bless you all.

Donna Choate

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Aston, PA • #17907


April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA. • #17908



April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • KEY WEST, FL. • #17909

Our thoughts and prayers are with you VT. We hope you guys can get through this event and carry on through. You guys are not alone. We as a world are with you guys all. Go Hokies!

University of Maryland College Park

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Maryland • #17910

2 Tim 3:1-5 speaks of “last days critical to deal with” and of “men...having no natural affection...” and clearly this was seen on this tragic day.  But draw comfort in knowing that the dead are not forgotten by God & he promises a resurrection of life (John 5:28,29).  May this promise bring all who are deeply hurt by this event some comfort.  Know that Jehovah God is a loving Father who cares for us all.  You are in our loving thoughts & prayers.

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Flower Mound, TX • #17911

This is a terrible tragidy! Reminds me of 9/11. All of our prayers and best wishes from North West Florida! This is a great country and your pain is felt all over the United States; and beyond it’s borders i’m sure. Bless u all!

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Bonifay, Florida/ USA • #17912

I am very deeply shocked and saddened by this horrific tragedy. My heart breaks.

My prayer , thought , and support is with you.
May the Holy Mother of God (Saint Mary) intercession the victims hereafter.

God Bless you

Shemeles (Ethiopian), University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CO 80918

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Colorado Springs, CO 80918 • #17913

Virginia Tech is like a second home to me. I know lots of people down there. To hear about something like this hits me as hard as the next. I feel so much sympathy & respect for the familes of those who lost loved ones. My heart goes out to any & every one who has been affected by this tragedy. Stay strong hokies, and God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Winchester, Virginia • #17914

Dear Entire Hokie Family: 
I Pray That God Will Wrap You All Up In His Loving Arms!  He will NEVER leave you.  Reach Out To HIM And You Will Feel His Presence. We all as a nation feel your loss and grieve with you. Remember and Honor Them Always. I also pray that you will place blame where it should be placed...On the one evil person who did this and not your great University! I will always remember you all in my prayers!
With Love & Sympathy,
Steve F. (Purdue Grad)

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Leesburg, IN • #17915

It is our hope that the many expressions of consolences and sympathy will give comfort to the families of the students and faculty whose lives were so senselessly taken Monday morning, as well as to the families of students who are recovering from injuries (both physical and emotional) as a result of this horrific event.  We want you ALL to know that you do not suffer alone.  All across this nation, families just like yours are grieving with you and praying for healing, strength and comfort during this time of unimaginable pain.  We pray, too, for the entire community of Virginia Tech students, faculty and administration.  As evidenced by the many interviews televised recently, there is undoubtedly a fierce sense of loyalty and camaraderie among the students of VT, which will certainly see them through this crisis and make this institution stronger than ever.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all!
Mark, Trish, Amanda & Christian Garlitz

April 18, 2007, 4:17pm • Salisbury, PA • #17916

My heart goes out to friends and family of those involved in the Virginia Tech Tragedy. We’re praying for you to get through this tough time.

And to the victims--- R.I.P, you are loved and cared for by those who have never met you. May the light shine on your faces as you enter the gates of heaven.

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • East Stroudsburg, PA • #17917

Dear Students.Faculty and Parents:

As a psrent I ca not imagine what you all going through, Keep faith as pur Lord will give aal of you the strengh that we never know that exits in us until tragedy hits us.

The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving.even though we have revelled against him.
Daniel 9’9
Olga Shumate

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Conyers, GA • #17918

To all the faculty, students, those injured, and the families of those who lost a loved one,

We at Living Water Worship Center of Chadbourn, NC hold you all in our prayers and pray that God will help you find the comfort that you need in this hour. We do not know why all this happened, yet we are sure that through these tragic events, all of you will be ultimately stronger and in the future help others find the comfort they need in their dark valleys. May God be with you all. I am enocouraged by your sense of community and know that this spitir is needed in every state of our union and in our governmental offices.

Past K.Nance

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Tabor City, NC • #17919

I have a son who goes to Thaddeus Stevens State
Tech in Lancaster.  It is’t far from where the
Amish shootings took place. I cannot even
imagine the feelings you are all having.  I am
so sick to the stomach, and my heart aches for
all of you.  GOD be with you..
Donna--Berlin, PA

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Berlin, PA • #17920

we are shocked and saddened to hear about the tragic events of April 16th in your country. We can’t understand why these people were so cruelly taken away and probably never will.  our thoughts and prayers are with the people who have lost someone they truely loved. May they never be forgotten and their memories live on for years and years to come. The pain is so raw but in time will heal. All my love and best wishes to everyone caught up in this ordeal. x x x x

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Cambridge, United KIngdom • #17921

"What a caterpillar calls the end of the world, God calls a butterfly.”

Tonight when you look up at the heavens, there will 33 more stars:  Emily,Ross Brian, Austin Matthew,Caitlin, Jeremy,Rachael,Matthew, Jarrett Henry, Partahi, Lauren, Minal, Daniel, Patrick Juan, Daniel, Erin,Michael, Julia, Mary, Reema Joseph, Waleed, Leslie, Maxine, Nicole, Christopher. Jocelyne. Kevin, Liviu,

They are with the Lord, and because of their light, the world will not be as dark!

You are Virginia Tech. 
ou are Hoakies. 
You WILL prevail.

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Tara M, Toronto, Canada • #17922

I pray that God will comfort your hearts and minds. Words can’t express how horrific and traumatic this must be for the families and the students that have seen and been apart of this sad time. People all over the US are praying for you. God bless you and may he keep you safe.

S. Turner

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Lexington, KY • #17923

Dear VT students,

I wish for all of you a quick recovery from the shock and sadness because of the tragedy at your campus. I really hope all of you can get back to your normal lives sooner.
God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Tallahassee, Fl • #17924

Be strong and know there are millions praying for you.  We are all so sorry for your loss. 

What a senseless tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Philadelphia, PA • #17925

The loss of friends and loved ones is never easy.  The residents of the City of Vassar in Michigan are thinking of you in Virginia.  May our Heavenly Father comfort your tears.  We are all thinking of you.

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Vassar, Michigan • #17926

Thinking of You

Our “Heartfelt Thoughts” go out to the families, friends, students and staff.

Loss is hard and to have such a senseless act as this happen suddenly is so very very sad...and surreal.

Hold each other tight, gain strength from each other, talk and listen to each other and “never” loose your faith.

Hurting is a part of healing and “you” will heal in time but never forget. We hope these words will help to comfort you in the days to follow.

Take care,
Vivian and Howard Reidford

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Carvel, Alberta, Canada • #17927

My prayers & thoughts are with all of you !!!
There is a Book by “BETTIE J. EADIE” The title is
“EMBRACED BY THE LIGHT” I Encourage Each & All of you to READ this Book! It will help you find peace &comfort in this time of mourning !!! You are All in my Thought’s and Prayer’s Today, Tomarrow, Always & Forever !!! My heart Grieves with you !
Margie Fairfax

“The power of Prayer” IS WITH YOU ! May it help you through out this time; to find peace, to heal !

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Wildomar, CA. USA • #17928

My deepest condolences to the deceased. I will pray that God gives enough strengths to everyone who has lost someone so that they can recover fast.

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • CHattanooga,TN • #17929


April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • FLORIDA • #17930

Our thoughts and prayers are with all of the families, students, and teachers whose lives were changed during this terrible tragedy.

“Today, we are all Hokies.”

God Bless.

Undergraduate, Quinnipiac University, Connecticut

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Hamden, CT • #17931

The Bartons send our sympathy and prayers for all the students and families affected by the horror that has besieged them.  There are no words to express all that we are feeling for you at this time.  Just know that we care.

Anita L. Barton

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Conshohocken, Penna. • #17932

My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by this tragedy.  Let’s remember to hold our loved ones close…we never know how long they are with us.

“Anyone can slay a dragon,
he told me,
but try waking up every morning & loving the world all over again.
That’s what takes a real hero.”
- Brian Andreas, StoryPeople

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Cincinnati, OH • #17933

Dear Virginia Tech faculty and staff, alumni, and most of all students and their families:

Please accept my sincere condolences and those of my colleagues in the University of Wisconsin system.  You are, and will remain, in our thoughts and prayers.  We love you and will always, ALWAYS hold a special place in our hearts for Virginia Tech.  Indeed, on this day, all Wisconsin Badgers are Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • La Crosse, Wisconsin • #17934

Dear Hokies,

As a graduate of The University of Alabama I have long been aware of your University through my love of college sports. Like everyone, I was shocked and saddened to get news of the tragedy of April 16.  As a Social Worker with 25 years work experience in mental health, I can imagine your suffering.  Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers.  While many died, their spirits remain and will be uplifted as you move through the grief.  The human spirit is resilient and unquenchable.  You will survive and thrive.  Though it is likely we will never meet, I love you all.  May peace and serenity soon return to Blacksburg.  Randy Johnson
2407 Allen Ferry Road
Smithville, TN 37166

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Smithville, TN, USA • #17935

I see so little hope in you,
So much despair,
As I look in your eyes I wonder,
What thoughts linger there.
Life means nothing to you,
At least that’s what they say,
But it doesn’t mean that you have the right to take life away.

You say the world is full of bullshit,
So you kill just as you see fit.
They say that you’re a fanatic with a mission.
We all go through hell in some kind of way,
Can you tell me what it’s like to be there every day?

When you were young you had a vision
Why’d you go and do a thing like that?
And now we see you on the television.
Imagine our surprise when we saw you on the news,
And reporters came around and asked for interviews.

When you were just a child
You’d hide away when other children cried
But how were we to know
These tears that flowed were from a killer’s eyes

I see so little hope in you,
So much despair,
As I look in your eyes I wonder,
What thoughts linger there.
Life means nothing to you,
At least that’s what they say,
But it doesn’t mean that you have the right to take life away.

Those killer’s eyes
See the whites of their eyes
Those killer’s eyes
See the whites of their eyes

“Killer’s Eyes” by The Kinks

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Warsaw, Va. • #17936

May the Lord wrap you in his arms and give you comfort and bring you peace.
God Bless you all

The Allred’s

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Murrieta CA • #17937

To the students, faculty, & staff:

I cannot begin to comprehend this terrible travesty that has fallen on your campus.  I pray for you and the victims’ families every day.  I work at Blue Ridge Community & Technical College.  None of us know when this could be at our doorstep.  We are holding a candlelight vigil on Wednesday evening, April 18, in memory of the loss of life and knowledge on April 16.  God be with all of you.  I wish you peace and love.

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Martinsburg, WV • #17938

My heart is saddened by the great loss that the friends, family members, coworkers and all who were affected by this great tragedy.  I will continue to hold you all in my thoughts, prayers, and heart.
as the old african proverb says: “However long the night, the dawn will break.”
Look to the dawn becuase it will arrive.

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Indianapolis, IN • #17939

To Everyone in the VT Community,

I am broken hearted for all of you.  This is such an unbelievable tragedy that I keep hoping to wake up and have it be a dream.  But that is not to be.  Having just lost my father, who was my best friend, I am grieving even more for all of you.  I pray every night that your friends and colleagues are with my parents in a better place and will now be our guardian angels.  They will always be with you and they will forever be in the thoughts and prayers of all of us.
Be strong and have faith that there is a reason and purpose to everything, even though this seems like a horribly random act.  We may not know today, but hopefully someday we will see.

M. Laielli

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Hammonton, NJ • #17940

My thoughts and prayers out to all those families who have lost. It’s days like these that bring reality within a breath’s reach, isn’t it? I know that if we could turn back, we would fix things. But in all reality, we can’t. All we can do is press on and make it so that this can’t repeat itself. My heart is split into many, many pieces. And each of those pieces goes out to a family who needs it. I only pray that we can get through this. And I know it’s not easy. It’s not easy knowing that someone you talked to jus yesterday, is now a memory. I am here with you, and I love you all.

Raine Hutchens
Clarksville, Indiana

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Clarksville, Indiana • #17941

My thoughts and Prayers are with you all today and every day that you miss the victims.  As a UVA staff member and a wife of VT alumni, I share in your grief and hope that some day we will understand why he did what he did.

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Charlottesville, VA, US • #17942

Dear Virginia Tech
You have my deepest condolences for your lost. Everyone will be in my prayers, I wish everyone well in this time of mourning.
Heather Bolen

April 18, 2007, 4:18pm • Lewisburg, West Virginia,USA • #17943

My heart goes out to the students, parents, and staff at Va. Tech.  Having lost my father to a senseless handgun killing, I know the shock and emptiness left by such an act.  I hope that this will finally be the impetous to make the country seriously consider stricter gun laws.  There should at least be strict scrutiny before a gun is sold to anyone.

Elaine Steppa

April 18, 2007, 4:19pm • Potomac, Maryland 20854 • #17944

My uncle is a professor at tech and I am so grateful that he is okay.

My heart goes out to all those who have lost their friends, children, teachers, students.  Words cannot adequately express my grief for what you must be feeling.  The entire Hokie community is in my prayers.

April 18, 2007, 4:19pm • philadephia pa • #17945

Having just graduated from college myself and currently working at another college, I can’t help but empathize with the Virginia Tech community.  This tragic event, though horrible and full of hate, can be a mechanism for good.  Let’s not forget how we feel right now so we may prevent atrocities like this from ever happening again.

April 18, 2007, 4:19pm • Harrah, OK • #17946

by Sarah McLachlan

Spend all your time waiting for that second chance,
for a break that would make it okay
theres always one reason
to feel not good enough
and it’s hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty
and weightless and maybe
I’ll find some peace tonite,
In the arms of an Angel
fly away from here
from this cold dark hotel room,
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you’re in the arms of the Angels
may you find some comfort there
So tired of the straight line and everywhere you turn
there’s vultures and thieves at your back
and the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lie
that you make up for all that you lack
it don’t make no difference
escaping one last time
It’s easier to believe in this sweet madness,oh this glorious sadness,that brings me to my knees....
In the arms of the Angels
fly away from here..
from this cold dark hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear,
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you’re in the arms of the Angels
may you find some comfort there
you’re in the arms of the Angels,
may you find some comfort there..

April 18, 2007, 4:19pm • cincinnati, ohio • #17947