Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers go out to the famlies and friends to those who lost a loved one in this tragedy. I also will be praying for the students that God will help you through this rough time. I cant even begin to imagine losing 32 people that you were around all the time, these students and teachers were your friends and part of the VT family. I also pray for the students that were in the rooms and saw people around you shot and killed i cant even begin to think what you are going through. My prayers are with each and everyone of the students famliy and friends that dealing with this tragedy. May God be with each and everyone of you in everyway and may you find comfort in him. GOD BLESS Amanda

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Galax VA • #25006

There are no words that can express the feelings among students, faculty, friends and family associated with VT. It is a scary thought that someone can viciously rape you of your security and ultimately make the decision of when your life shall end. My thoughts and deepest sympathies are extended and I truly believe in my heart of hearts that in the end VT will arise from the ashes so to speak and emerge with what can only be described as a remarkable stand of courage and grace! May God Bless Virginia Tech, and may peace fill the campus and the hearts of those who are in pain. ~Ashley Snead

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Surgoinsville Tennessee • #25007

My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Catalina, AZ • #25008

May God bless you and keep you in this saddest of times.  To say we understand would be insensitive.  We do not understand, yet we grieve and resolve to be strong, together.

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Cornelius, NC • #25009

As I was channel surfing, I came across this tragic event as it is unfolded. I was saddened, even tho I didn’t personally know any of the victims. My thoughts and prayers are with you all, the family, and the Hokies as you can ask God to heal you in your time of a need. This will always be memorable to me, because it happened only 3 days before my 25th birthday.

Peace and Blessings,


April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Bailey, NC • #25010

Our prayers are with everyone who is connected withthis tragedy. I t would be so easy to question God in circumstances such as this. But, we have to trust in the Father above.All things work together for the good. Our prayer s are with you all!!

J & T

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • columbia, ms • #25011

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • #25012

I go to school here, and I feel devastated. I just feel crushed under the weight of how awful this is. I have huge hope in my heart for all those who lost someone close to them, and for all those who didn’t. We are all hurting right now. I know that if we hold on it will get easier. We must take solace in each other.

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Blacksburg, VA • #25013

It would be impossible to write words to express my deepest condolences to everyone at VT.  I am extremely shocked, and also angry that someone could perform such a horrific act! 
Tears flowed as I watched the great-grandmother of one of the victims.  As a mother of four, I cant begin to comprehend what these families, as well as your community, are enduring now.
You are all in my thoughts and prayers.  May God bless you and comfort you.  Connie & Tim

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Broken Arrow, Oklahoma • #25014

My thoughts and prayers are with everyone in the Virginia Tech community.  Hopefully we can come together and make something positive from the trajedy and use that to defeat the intent of the killer.


April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Salem, Virginia • #25015

My heart goes out to all of the families and friends of the 32 victims of the madman, to the victims recovering from injuries and to the entire student body of VT. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. I admire your strength, courage and pulling together as a student body. Good triumphs over evil. You will all continue on in your studies and life. Never forgetting those who’s lives were taken too soon. You owe it to yourselves and to their memory to be all you can be.

Warm regards,

Kit Burke

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Stratford, CT • #25016

Nothing I say or do will ever take away the hurt, fear, sorrow and emptiness everyone is feeling at VTech, especially the family members of the victims.  However please know that I am sending you all my prayers and my strength.  Your hearts and your souls will heal in time. You will always hold your loved ones in your heart, your soul, and in your memory.  May god bless you all and give you strength and support to heal this wound.

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Chicago, IL • #25017

To the entire Virginia Tech Family,
I live in a small community where friends are like family.  We literally all know one another and form together, when something horrible takes place.  Something horrible has happened, and with our sense of community, please know that we have formed together for all of you.  You will continuously be in our hearts and prayers for a very long time.  I do not understand evil as none of you do either, but find comfort in knowing my small community feels your pain and sadness, and we will pray for you always.  The Bettencourt Family

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • edgartown , massachusetts • #25018

May all the sorrow pass swiftly,
may all the pain be eased,
move on with thoughts and prayers,
help those who passed climb the stairs,
the stairs to heaven will be their rest,
carry on and be your best.

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • West Mifflin, Pa, USA • #25019

My condolences to all the people grieving in the Virginia Tech tragedy, may God Bless You all to find peace!

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Corona, Ca USA • #25020

To All at Virginia Tech,

What you have witnessed is something beyond comprehension. I want you all to know that while few of us if any have experienced such tradgedy, we have our love, sympathy and support.  May God hold you all close to him, and know so many are praying for you.

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Allentown, PA • #25021

I couldn’t say anything when I heard the news.
What a shock and I really feel sorry for the situation that happened in VT especially as a
Korean-American. I’d like to give my deepest sympathy for the family who lost their loved ones and wounded. Hopefully they will get better soon whoever got shots. Sorry again.

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • New York City, New York • #25022

I am sorry for your losses.. God is with us and he is watching us..We will stand with God we will walk with him again..Peace to All..

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • CA, USA • #25023

Our prayers are for ALL of you at Virginia Tech.
We care!!!

Tripp family

April 18, 2007, 11:16pm • Richmond, UT • #25024

The entire family at Virginia Tech is in my heart and prayers.  As a member of the Residence Life Staff at Samford University, these events hit close to my heart.  The world is standing with you.  May the Lord strengthen and comfort you during this time.

~ Dean Smedley

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Birmingham, Alabama • #25025

May God bless all of the students, families and faculity of Virginia Tech.  We all share in your grief and sorrow.

Mark Ehrnsberger
UNC Charlotte

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Hickory, NC USA • #25026

You all are in my thoughts and prayers. Please know that the Nation IS thinking and praying for all of you, the victims and the families of the victims. You are strong! You will find a way to go on. Each of the victims as you all have described them would want you to continue with your classes and become the best you can be! Especially in their memory. Be strong and continue on. You can do it. Do not let one person bring you down. The best way to pay respect to your fallen classmates is to move and always remember them in your hearts and prayers. GOD bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Hope Mills, NC • #25027

Dear Virginia Tech Family,

We at Christian Life Church prayed for you today during our mid-week service.  We stand in solidarity with you ~ in your pain, your sorrow, and pray that your thoughts will be on forgiveness and healing.  We stand with you on our knees. 

Pray, Seek and Discover Shalom,

Rev. Jamé Bolds, Lead Pastor
Christian Life Church

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Middlesex, New Jersey • #25028

I have sat here and tried to think what to say but words cannot express what all the families and friends are going through.I am a mother of three and this whole thing just breaks my heart, i am praying for all of you, i am crying for all of you, and just like all of you i want to know why. I am not sure any of us will ever know why,but i do know all of us will never forget. God bless all who are hurting. Please know that so many people care and are here for you.

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Belton,Missouri • #25029

My deepest condolences to the Hokie Nation. We are thinking of you and praying for you. As a former Boise State student and booster I can only imagine what you are going through. Our Boise State Bronco nation is with you and I hope our hearts that are going out to you are felt from across this great country. HOKIES ROCK!

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Boise, ID • #25030

No words can express my deepest sorrows to all of the Virginia Tech family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Although I am in Pennsylvania, the magnitude of VT on Monday has been felt strong here.

With much love,


April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Erie, PA • #25031

my heart goes out to the hokie family. the nations heart goes out to you. life will get back to normal sometime but till then, we are all hokies and our prayers are behing you.

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Iowa • #25032

Christ our Lord, grant rest to Our 32 Fallen Hokies among Your Saints, where there is no pain, sorrow or suffering, but everlasting life.

With the righteous who have reposed in Your peace, grant rest, Savior, to the souls of Our 32 Fallen Hokies, and bestow upon them the life which is from You, merciful Lord.

Lord remember our 32 Fallen Hokies who have fallen asleep in the hope of resurrection.  Forgive them every transgression they have committed in thought, word or deed.  Grant them peace and refreshment in a place of light where Your glory delights all the Saints.  For You are the resurrection, the repose and the life of Your departed servants, Our 32 Fallen Hokies, and to You I give glory, now and forever.


Lets Go Hokies!

Antzo - Class of 2003

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Bethesda, MD USA • #25033

My prayers are with all the Virginia Tech students, staff and families. My deepest sympathies.

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Laytonsville, Maryland • #25034

i can’t stop thinking of what happened on Monday. I pray for all those victims families and for those who are still in the hospital. It’s heartbreaking. God bless you all!


April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Austintown, Ohio • #25035

The world grieves with you...our thoughts and prayers are with all of you...the victims, the families, the students, the facilty.  Find peace in the knowledge that God is always with you, and that strength can be gained in adversity and tribulation.

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Homer City, Pennsylvania • #25036

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Although not in anyway connected to the school - I am grieving with you as if I was.  May God be with you as you begin your healing process.

Vikki Sanchez

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Rio Rancho, NM • #25037

My deepest condolences to all the families. Keep your trust in God. Prayers can heal the pain. God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Dallas, Texas • #25038

My heartfelt prayers and thoughts to all the families who lost loved ones and to those who were injured.  I can’t stop thinking of you all and wanted to let you know I care.  Barb Giano

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Westampton, New Jersey • #25039

Our hearts are heavy with sadness for all the victims, their families and friends.  We pray that time helps heal your pain and that you can hold the wonderful memories close to your hearts always.  If only we could wrap our arms around each of you and comfort you.  Please know you will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers. The Schumacher Family

April 18, 2007, 11:17pm • Sumter, South Carolina • #25040

To the VA Tech Community,
Your strength and courage have been so inspiring to watch on TV from half way around the country. My prayers are with you all, and especially with the victims and their families. I pray that you may all one day find peace in your hearts…

Emily, University of Arizona

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • Tucson, AZ • #25041

We are all hokies! God Bless all of you!

<3 Sarah

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • Gastonia, NC • #25042

Our hearts and prayers go out to all at VT

Richlands High School Senior Class

Go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • Richlands, VA • #25043

I don’t know any of you at VT, however, I am moved to tell you how sorry I am.  I, too, am a college student and can’t imagine the horror that you all went through.  We are all grieving for you.  Earlier today, my school held a prayer vigil for the victims and their families and the rest of you.  You are in my thoughts constantly and I pray that you all find peace and comfort.  Please accept my condolences, I am so very sorry.

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • York, PA • #25044

I live in Florida and this has affected me so much, I am dying inside.
It doesn’t matter where were from, it hurts, it hurts alot.
I don’t feel safe in our country.
May God give us all solace, please pray for the families and friends. Please PRAY For peace in our world!

I cry for all the beautiful students that were lost. I am so sorry


April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • USA • #25045

the whole country is in shock and in mourning over this terrible tragedy, our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • anoka, minnesota • #25046

I am so sorry for your loss.  Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many. 

Katie and Nathan Tape

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • Los Angeles, CA • #25047

Nothing I say or do will ever take away the hurt, fear, sorrow and emptiness everyone is feeling at VTech, especially the family members of the victims.  However please know that I am sending you all my prayers and my strength.  Your hearts and your souls will heal in time. You will always hold your loved ones in your heart, your soul, and in your memory.  May god bless you all and give you strength and support to heal this wound.

T. Salinas

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • Chicago, IL • #25048

Dear Student’s and parent’s. We are all sadened by the tragedy that has taken place. Our prayers are with you. Today our hearts are sad but we must go on and it is very important that you carry the Hokie name on and further your education and become the leaders of our great country. May GOD bless all of you. GO HOKIES!!!

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • Boones MIll Va. • #25049

My prayers are with you all.  All those that were on the campus of Virginia Tech that day are all heroes and may God bless you all. My God help ease the pain for everyone that lost someone during this horrifying event.

Carmen Pile

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • Va Beach, Va • #25050

Though no one saw it coming or perhaps could prevent it, we are very sadden by the event and the scars it will leave behind. We offer our condolences and prayers to the entire HOKIES family! Be strong. The fallen heroes would want that. Be brave. My family (miles away in florida) feel so connected to you. We share your pain and your loss. We will never forget you!!!

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • hollywood florida • #25051

I give you this one thought to keep ~
I am with you still ~ I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone ~
I am with you still ~ in each new dawn....

May this ‘Native American Prayer’ give you, those left to grieve, the slightest bit of peace. I am the mother of two PennState heart goes out to the families of those lost and the entire Virginia Tech community. God Be With You All!
Kathleen Cahill Tintle

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • Marshalls Creek, Pennsylvania • #25052

i am very sorry for everyone’s lose. I lost my cousin in the shooting. Please keep her in your thought’s thanks

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • Nashville, Tn • #25053

May all the sorrow pass swiftly,
may all the pain be eased,
move on with thoughts and prayers,
help those who passed climb the stairs,
the stairs to heaven will be their rest,
carry on and be your best.

Mike Smalley Jr.

April 18, 2007, 11:18pm • West Mifflin, PA, USA • #25054

I hope that you can find some comfort knowing that as a mother who have two sons in college here in Florida I am a Hookie this hour.  There are no words that can be written or stated erase your pain; however, I want you all to know YOU ARE LOVED.  I encourage the entire Virginia Tech to stay close and encourage one another.  You’re loved by a nation and world of people.  I will keep you in my heart and prayers.  May God be with you.

April 18, 2007, 11:19pm • Sarasota, Florida • #25055