Condolences, April 18, 2007

(part II)

To the nation: let this horrific tragedy be a life lesson to us all.  Let us all just take another second to reflect on how short and precious life really is, on this side of Heaven.  Let us now have the courage and inspiration to live a pure/purposeful life; one in which we fully embrace and love the evolving life of people and all things living around us. May we now take a second to love before we hate, offer guidance instead of selfishness, live deeply and passionately rather than superficially and single-mindedly.

Let us all light and raise our candles, in rememberance of those who have passed, and in hope of a better, stronger, safer and more loving tomorrow.

-VTech 33 4.16.07-

With deepest regards,
a child of God......

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Springfield, Massachusetts • #24006

My prayers are with you. Be strong and know that you are not suffering the tragedy alone. People around the world are sharing your grief. Time will heal. God bless all those who were directly affected by this tragedy. you will always be in my heart and in my prayers.
andrea w

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • edmonton, AB, Canada • #24007

I would like to take this opportunity to offer my deepest condolences to the families and students who lost their friends. May God be with you.

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Wallingford, CT • #24008

Our Deepest Condolences to all affected by the events of 16th you are all in our prayers.
Martin ,Debbie and Kian.

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Ireland • #24009

Be assured that our thoughts are with you and your families.  We pray for strength for all of you during your time of grief.  You can see this with all the candlelight vigils that have been taking place here and across the land.

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Broomall, PA • #24010

It broke my heart to hear about and see the news coverage of what you,THE HOKIE family are going through.I pray you all know you are all in the arms of angels and AMERICA stands with you in your time of loss,mourning and remembrance of those precious lives lost.Celebrate the lives and accomplishments of those lost and NEVER FORGET!!..God bless you all
Jerry Ireland

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Atlanta,Ga • #24011

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Our deepest thoughts are with the families and loved ones and the families. And thoughts and prayers are with all the students at Virginia Tech. God bless eveyone and the families!

The Babb/Bryant family

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Milledgeville, Georgia • #24012

I am deeply saddened by this tradgedy that you all have to go through. I would like to express my condolences to each & every one of you. My thoughts & prayers are with you. To all the HEROES on that day~ Rest in peace.

Karen D.

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Philadelphia, PA, USA • #24013

I saw a truck today that had “GOD BLESS VT” wrote in the dust on the side of it and almost cried during my daily commute to college.  Yes, may God be with you all during this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Tazewell, Virginia, USA • #24014

I’m really sorry for what happened out there. I hope that one day your wounds will heal.

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • florida • #24015

Rest Easy

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Boston, MA • #24016

god bless hokie hope

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Kodiak, Alaska • #24017

There will never be a way to fully understand the why of this tragedy....what causes such pain in an individual that their lashing out involves the deaths of others.My deepest sympathies go out to the families,students and faculty of your fine university. I was moved and greatly impressed with the way in which you have shown not just Americans but the world community your caring and concern for one another. God bless you all and God bless VT!!!!  Kathy

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Stanley, North Carolina USA • #24018

Our thoughts are with all members of the Va Tech family and all involved in this horrible tragedy.  Everyone is behind you.

Justin and Meredith

April 18, 2007, 10:15pm • Auburn, AL • #24019

Words are not enough.......We hope our prayers and love are!

The Bush family 4-8-07 10:13 pm

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Ijamsville, MD • #24020

Our deepest condolences go out to all the victims, families and all those affected by this horrific event.God Bless!!!

The Lord foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
- Bible - Psalm 33:10,11

Gibaja-Vigo Family.

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Miami, FL • #24021

Dear Virginia Tech Community!

I feel so deeply for the horrific tradegy you went through. I’m over here in the NorthWest and feel I’d like to help you. I feel sick to my stomach over the pain that all you family members are enduring. This is the kind of thing that no words can truly express my sincere sorrow for all that you have gone through. My deepest heartfelt comfort is sent your way through these electronic waves.

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Oak Harbor, WA • #24022

Students & Staff,
Please know that you are in our daily thoughts & prayers. We are so proud of the way you all have so obviously come together to support,love,& care for each other. Take care of yourselves, take care of each other. Continue to show the world what it means to be a Hokie.

And to the emergency responders, doctors, nurses, etc. Thank you doesn’t even begin to cover it. You are truly heros. We can only imagine what you have seen, done, and been through. You have selflessly chosen to put your own lives on hold to help & save the lives of others. Thank you and our prayers are with you as well.

The Laverty Family
VT ‘98

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Marietta, GA • #24023

Know that the thoughts and prayers of many people around the world are with all of you.

Terp Mom

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Arlington, Massachsuetts • #24024

Your situation is weighing deeply on my heart and has done so from the start.  I know that no one asks for this and the cry of the students, facult, staff and university as a whole are heard across our nation. My prayers are with all involved and those around.
Sarah Beene, Ouachita Baptist University

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Arkadelphia, Arkansas • #24025

To all whom are suffering,

John 3:16

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Woodstown, NJ • #24026

God bless and keep Virginia Tech’s family close to His heart.  I am an alumnus of U.Va., and my license plate says WAHOO, but today I AM A HOKIE.

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Roanoke • #24027

Our hearts ache and we grieve with everyone touched by this tragedy. It’s never easy to lose loved ones, whether they’re in the prime of life or approaching their sunset years; it’s even more difficult to comprehend when our children/siblings/spouses/friends are taken from us so suddenly. The nation feels your pain and remembers all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

Stan and Bunni

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Illinois • #24028

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16) My heart breaks for all of you.  I truly wish that all of this could be undone. The thoughts and prayers of many people are with you all. May God comfort you as only He can do.

John Thayer

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Hendersonville, NC • #24029

Dear Students, Faculty, and all affected,

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you who have been hurt by such a horrific act. I pray that god brings you all courage to continue, and the strength to always remeber those who were fallen.

I have found myself deeply affected regardless of the matter that i did not personally know anyone at Virginia Tech. but i am a student and i can only imagine the pain.

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Bethlehem Pa • #24030

I have ALWAYS been a Hokie at heart and ALWAYS will be.  I just wanted to offer condolences from my campus.  Many of us were deeply hurt by this tragedy as many of us lost dear friends of ours.  May God be with each and every one of you in this time of sorrow and remember that we as Hokies will make it through this.  Y’all continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.

Elizabeth P.

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Longwood University, Farmville, VA • #24031

May you find peace in your hearts.

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Pine, Colorado • #24032

Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.  May God be a comfort to you all.

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Port Carbon PA • #24033

To those who have lost a loved one and to those who endured such a horrific experience on that day, my thoughts and prayers are with you.  To the faculty and students who showed such courage and are the reason that many are alive today, I applaud you.  I hope that one day your pain subsides and is overcome by the wonderful memories you have of your loved ones.  You are not alone Hokies, the entire world is here for you to lean on.  May God bless you all.

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Baltimore, Maryland • #24034

My family has deep roots in the Blacksburg community, and as Hokies.  This has been a very personal and unimaginable invasion in a place that is very beautiful and special--almost sacred.  The students who were the targets of this attack are all beautiful and special.  I don’t know how to even begin to make sense out of this.
One thing that I do know is that Hokies have strength, loyalty, courage and will that transcends all losses.  We will all carry the burden together--in our thoughts and prayers if we are at a distance, and with moral support if we are there. My heart goes out to everyone.

April 18, 2007, 10:16pm • Raleigh, NC • #24035

Our thoughts and prayers are with each of the families, and friends, that have lost loved one’s.  We share your grief. God Bless you all.

Ken and Ellen Pittser

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Turlock, California • #24036

As a man of God,non-denomanational faith, my hearts grieves for the actions that took place that Monday morning. It started out as a regular school day and then lifes were changed for ever. Stay strong, lean on each other as well as God, do not let certain “clicks” keep you from comforting another student. My prayers are with you all and we will get through this tragedy even though some of you may feel like you are isolated from the world but payers are going up and are being answered---

Eagleswings Ministries
Tim Holt, Chase Holt

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Mayfield, Ky • #24037

My prayers and condolences to Virginia Tech students, faculty and parents.

This week, The entire country are Hokies.

God Bless and Keep You.


April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Texarkana, Texas • #24038

We would like to express my condolences to the University members who passed away.  Such violence is so distressing and all lives are precious.  We pray for all the victims and their families, including the killers family.  We praise the members of the university community for their desire to heal and place more emphasis on the lives of those lost.  May God continue to shine His magnificent light on the campus of Virginia Tech.
In hope for peace,
The Wofford Family

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Jessup, MD • #24039

To the families, staff and students of
Virginia Tech

My family and I would like to offer our condolences to the Virginia Tech Community and families. The loss of all these innocent lives was a true tragedy.  May God bless you and help you through this hard time.

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Bronx, New York • #24040

Our thoughts, prayers, support, and love are with each and every student and victim at Virginia Tech. The loss of life at such young ages and by such a horrible way is unbelieveable. God Bless the families and friends of all the victims. May you all rest in peace. The Hokies will prevail…

York College of Pennsylvania

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • York, PA • #24041

Wow I was so shocked to hear about what happened.. I have family in VA and my Uncles a cop that was sent to the college. I am so sorry that this happened and that you guys had to go through this, I would’ve been so scared… My heart goes out to you guys.

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Maine • #24042

Our family wishes to extend it sincerest condolences to those whom have lost loved ones this week at VT. May you find strength in your faith and love in your hearts to sustain you in this most difficult time. We pray for you and may God bless you all.
The Pickering Family

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Oakville, Ontario, Canada • #24043

I’d like to send my deepest sympathies to all the faculty, students, parents and workers of Virginia Tech. It’s utterly devastating what has happened and I have been and will be lighting a candle for all those who have passed, those who were injured and all of the loved ones and friends of friends who have been affected by this tramatic event.
My thoughts are with you Virginia Tech!

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Playa Del Rey, CA • #24044

Virgina tech this is a hard thing to grasp i know it hurts but we will overcome it. Nothing will ever be the same because of the loss but we will learn to acceped it

Jared Cassady
Austin Peay State University
Clarksville, Tn

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Clarksville,tn • #24045

My thought and prayer goes to the families

May the Lord be with the families and the students, when something like that happen you can only turn to the Lord and let Him take over.

Ronny J

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Orlando, Florida • #24046

To all of those at Virginia Tech,
From one college student to others, I offer my thoughts and prayers to you all at this time.  Your courage, resilience and love for your university and fellow students/professors are so apparent, even through a television screen.  Today we are all Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • S, at the University of Iowa • #24047

There are times like this that I really don’t know what to say. 

I wish to send my condolences to everyone who has been affected by the events of April 16th. I wish for your community the strength to make it through this.  I will keep you in my prayers.

God Bless to all Virginia Tech’s students, workers, teachers and families.

Fam. Puente

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Guatemala, Central America. • #24048

From now on I won’t complain about what I don’t have and what I wish I had.

From this moment on I will be grateful for each and every breath.

Each breath is precious, not promised so I will give thanks for what I have right now.

For every second that I am living and able I will give and offer love to those around me, because love is such a precious and needful thing.  Love is we have is love.  Love is what God expects in return for his gift of life. Right now my heart is heavy, but it is heavy with the hope for love.  It is heavy with the desire for more compassion and empathy to be spread throughout this world.  This tradegy fills my soul with grief, makes me hurt the deepest hurt for those who lost their lives and for brilliance of their dreams that we will never know.  The condition of this world bothers me.  I hurt for the young who die in Iraq and I cry for these innocent students who lives are no more.  If I could find a better world I would run to it, but I have no other world to go to.  All we have is each other and this world to share.  How will we share it?  With senseless violence or love?  My heartfelt prayers are with Virginia Tech.

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Bluefield, West Virginia • #24049

You are in our thoughts and prayers. To all our Hokie friends and family, out hearts go out to you.

April 18, 2007, 10:17pm • Newport News, VA • #24050

To All Staff and Students at Virginia Tech,
I just would like to take a moment to let you know that I am thinking of all of you and am praying for you!

April 18, 2007, 10:18pm • Michigan • #24051

I pray that you can remember the happy times that you shared with those you lost.  Six years ago I lost my professor in an on campus college shooting, but I will always be thankful for the gift of his time and knowledge. Know that you are blessed that they were in your lives no matter how short. I pray that your pain will be able to subside into happy memories. Wait for it, it will come. 

Leischen, a Pacific Lutheran University Graduate

April 18, 2007, 10:18pm • Tacoma, WA • #24052

I pray that God blesses you all with the strength to get through this terrible time.  Please know that the entire nation mourns with are not alone.

Peace and blessings


April 18, 2007, 10:18pm • Largo, FL • #24053

I would like to express my deepest sympathy towards Virginia Tech’s students, their families and also friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all.

Teresa Alcala-Fontana

April 18, 2007, 10:18pm • Fort Worth, TX (Texas Wesleyan University) • #24054

To the students and faculty of VA Tech-

All the joy of the last year for me as a Gator was swept away as I heard the tragic events unfold on Monday.  Today, words escape me as I see the faces of your fallen classmates, professors, students and colleagues.  The strength and unity you have demonstrated in the middle of this unimaginable crisis has been an inspiration to me!  I want to wish all of you at VA Tech my most sincere and heartfelt sympathies.  The Gator nation is thinking and praying for you all. 

Hokie, Hokie, Hokie, Hi
Tech, Tech, V-P-I
Sol-A-Rex, Sol-A-Rah
Poly-tech Virgin-i-a
Ray, Rah, V-P-I
Team! Team! Team!

UF Student

April 18, 2007, 10:18pm • Middleburg, Florida The United States of America • #24055