Condolences, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers are with you.  Stay strong.

Karin Taljaard

April 18, 2007, 6:19am • Pretoria, South Africa • #7693

I am truly saddened by the events at Virginia Tech University and wanted to send my love to the Teachers, Friends and Family of all of those involved. The whole worlds thoughts are with you at this incredibly hard time.

April 18, 2007, 6:20am • Nottingham, UK • #7694

To all victims associated with Virginia Tech: the rest of the country feels your pain and loss.

To all parents of children at colleges: I feel your pain. I have an older sibling at college and ever since I heard about the shootings, I’ve been checking in on her daily to make sure that she’s alright.

To the college professors at Virginia Tech and around the U.S.: I thank you for giving your time to help people become better educated individuals. 

To everyone else: we will all be okay. This tragedy marks another year of war and despair, but we will survive and be alright. We can protect ourselves by not over-hyping the situations that we come across every day, even if the issue is deadly. We are all in this together, and no one is to be left behind.

To the deceased: Rest in Peace and may God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 6:20am • United States • #7695

My thoughts and prayers goes out to all the people who lost thier loved ones in this tradegy. I may live on the other side of the world but I can truly say that my heart sank when I heard about what happened. Not only was I worried about a friend who goes to the university but also trying to comprehend who in the right mind could possibly do this. Stay strong everyone! Time will heal…

Krissie Vitasa

April 18, 2007, 6:20am • Sydney, Australia • #7696

"This unfortunate event make sad day in the history of education. Our eyes are full of tears and wishes to God that it not happen again ever.”
Avinash Kishore

April 18, 2007, 6:20am • Patna, Bihar, India • #7697

Please God put an end to all sort of violence.
Etti Gillath

April 18, 2007, 6:20am • Tel Aviv, Israel • #7698

Grief travels the world over and I have shed so many tears this last couple of days since hearing the news break on BBC News 24 on Monday evening.

I cannot begin to put into words how the entire Virginia Tech community must feel so I want to simply say what the Rev. Colin McIntosh said in the aftermath of the Dunblane shootings in 1996:

“God’s was the first of all our hearts to break.”

April 18, 2007, 6:20am • Derbyshire, England • #7699

Even from across the globe, we share your grief and pray that you will come to transcend this terrible tragedy and find peace again…
Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and forever…
Yvette Iyiguhaye

April 18, 2007, 6:20am • Manila, Philippines • #7700

I feel close to you all ... Alla donde esteis os deseo lo mejor.
Keep walking.

Victor Temprano

April 18, 2007, 6:20am • Spain • #7701

May God be with you all, and be your shining light and show you that everything’s gonna be alright.

-Dan Uff

April 18, 2007, 6:20am • Allentown, PA., USA • #7702

My thoughts and prayers are with all of students and faculty members and especially with their families.

May you find solace and peace with God as he never leaves our side when we need him the most.

God Bless each and every one of you.


April 18, 2007, 6:20am • Phoenix, AZ • #7703

You all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow.

Sending my condolences from Canada.


April 18, 2007, 6:21am • Penetanguishene, Ontario • #7704

Never again in any part of the world it should happen.....
May the souls of the victim’s reach GOD’s foot!

My sincere prayers for victim’s families....

April 18, 2007, 6:21am • Pune, INDIA • #7705

My deepest condolonces. My heart goes out to you and everybody involved in this tragedy. I want everybody on Verginia Tech. to know that the rest of the world is with you, shares your grief and is praying for all of you.

Karen Rasmussen

April 18, 2007, 6:21am • Odense, Denmark • #7706

I have been home for two days with my 5 yr. old. He had surgery Monday morning early. As I prayed for his eardrum transplant to be successful, I watched the news from the hospital waiting room about the terrible events @ Virginia Tech.
I have been deeply touched by all of you and your spirit. College was one of the best time of my life, and I want this terrible tragedy to not break you, but to somehow make you stronger. Right now you must grieve, get angry , beat the wall, whatever you need to get the hurt out. Talk, Talk, and keep talking. Tell your story 5000 times if you need to. It’s ok, Everytime you let the pain out, healing will always be replaced. God Bless all of you.I am a teacher, mother, wife and lover of children. I am so sorry. Your unity as a college family has touched me deeply. Love, Diane Balogh

April 18, 2007, 6:21am • Allen, Texas USA • #7707

Such a terrible waste, god bless.

April 18, 2007, 6:21am • London UK • #7708

My prayers and thoughts are with all of you


April 18, 2007, 6:21am • Stuttgart, Germany • #7709

just a simple poem sent from accros the pond......

A time for sorrow

A time for sorrow is calling

As rivers of tears flow

Where at mans hand another child

Is now born of the soul

And another and another

Too many to say by name

But they will all have a place

In my heart to remain

Death can be vicious

But if the light can be sought

Their souls will ride upon a treasured highway

Upon a path we will not yet know

For their tomorrows have come sooner

And ours will have to wait

And our hearts are still mourning

But remember what I say

“A time for sorrow is calling

But they are not alone

For their highway is flavoured

By the love of togetherness we show”


April 18, 2007, 6:21am • Derbyshire, England,UK • #7710

My deepest condolences and sympathies go out to all of those effected by this tragedy.

April 18, 2007, 6:21am • University of Ottawa, Canada • #7711

My dearest and deepest condolences to the families of the victims at Virginia Tech.
Roberto Magni,

April 18, 2007, 6:21am • Rome, Italy • #7712

Sharing my feelings with you.
No words to say.
In love.
Believe in yourself.


April 18, 2007, 6:22am • Harderwijk The Netherlands • #7713

You ladies and gentlemen at VT will forever be in our prayers.  No one ever expects a tragedy of this magnitude, but you must look forward.  I just wanted to let you know that we are here for you.


April 18, 2007, 6:22am • Fayetteville, GA • #7714

My thoughts, prayers and sincere condolences are with everyone effected by this senseless tragedy. Take care and god bless.

April 18, 2007, 6:22am • Australia • #7715

I cannot even begin imagine the pain the friends and parents of the slain must feel.
What a senseless waste of precious life!
God bless You all!

Tibor Hire

April 18, 2007, 6:22am • Perth, Western Australia, Australia • #7716


April 18, 2007, 6:22am • virginia beach ,va • #7717

My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. We may not be able to make sense of this tradgedy, but God can.  He will be there if you need him all you need to do is ask.  Seek him for comfort and healing.

April 18, 2007, 6:22am • Charlottesville, VA • #7718

This has shocked us all over here.  My thoughts are with all of you right now…

Dan Attree
University of Sussex Alumni

April 18, 2007, 6:22am • London, England • #7719

It is with great sadness that I send this message to you.I offer my condolences to all at Virgina Tech especially those who have lost loved ones in these circumstances. I pray for you all to come through this event in the knowledge that there are people all over the world thinking of you at this time. God bless you all.

John Jones

April 18, 2007, 6:23am • London UK • #7720

Words are never adequate to describe what we feel. As a parent of two college age student my heart aches for everybody in the Virgina Tech community but primarily for the parents of the victims.

Que Dios los Bendiga

April 18, 2007, 6:23am • Belle Mead, NJ (originally from Mexico) • #7721


My name is Keith McDonley. I am a 19 year old from Milwaukie, Oregon. I have been watching CNN, FOX NEWS etc daily. Everyone at “Virginia Tech” is in my thoughts and prayers. I thought is was VERY cool to see the President attend the event today and help comfort people. School is a place for learning!! And for something this horrific to happen at a place of learning it really makes me sick to my stomach… Just remember we will all see our loved ones we have lost again. Keep your head up high and remember you all have the support of the world.

God Bless,
Keith McDonley

April 18, 2007, 6:23am • Milwaukie, Oregon • #7722

I truly am sadden by the loss of so many innocent lives. My thoughts and prayers will be with the community of Blacksburg and with the families and friends of the victims. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand and let his grace shine upon you all.

April 18, 2007, 6:23am • Seattle, WA. USA • #7723

To the Virginia Tech Family

Our thoughts and prayers go with each and every member of the Virginia Tech Family.  Please remember that whatever your faith, God is with each and everyone of you and will give you the strength to persevere.  God Bless Each and Everyone of You

The Polychrones Family

April 18, 2007, 6:23am • Vienna, Virginia • #7724

Even though only 25 miles down the road, I felt the rift between my alma mater and I was infinite as the events of Monday continued to unfold.  The news and media had portrayed a Blacksburg that had lost its hope and its strength in the wake of these horrible murders.  I attended the convocation ceremony yesterday and must report that I witnessed the best of Virginia Tech: strength, fortitude, and community ever-present during a time of mourning.  That Virginia Tech was the same Virginia Tech I recall from my undergraduate days,and I must say I’ve never been prouder of the Hokies. The time of mourning will continue for all of us, but as Nikki Giovanni stated yesterday, “We will prevail!”

-Jason Stout, ‘05

April 18, 2007, 6:23am • Radford, VA • #7725

To all the students of Virginia Tech, parents of those precious lives that were lost, friends,and family. I am deeply saddened by what happened on April 16 at your University. I am a parent and i have a son who is a student at The Durban University of Technology in South Africa. I would be devastated and would not be able to function normally if that has happened to our univ and my son included. Hold on to what you have and remember that the Lord Jesus Christ is still in control and will heal all those aching hearts. Time will heal but i know that the loss and the heart ache will never heal.My deepest condolonces and sympathy to you all.
God Bless.

April 18, 2007, 6:23am • Durban, South Africa • #7726

So SAD :( may their souls rest in peace .

April 18, 2007, 6:23am • Haifa, Israel • #7727

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the faculty and students of Virginia Tech. I hope that those of you whose family memebers were wounded or lost their lives know that they are in our thoughts, our prayers, and in our hearts. As are all of the students at Tech. I wish there was more that I could say or do to make your pain and suffering ease but there is no magic word to make this all disappear. If there was I would say it a million times. Please, Have faith and know that they are all in a better place now where nothing can harm them. Again, my condolences to all.

Geneiveve S.

April 18, 2007, 6:23am • Stafford, VA • #7728

To those gone and those left to mourn,

My deepest condolences to everyone at Virginia Tech and the families affected by this.

So many lives destroyed because of one persons malevolence! Just know, people across the globe are shedding tears for you and praying in whatever language they speak and through whatever religion they follow!

Rest in Peace

Anna Carroll,
Studying abroad

April 18, 2007, 6:24am • Wicklow, Republic of Ireland • #7729

Your tears are mine. My heart is yours.

Grief is a manifestation of the love you can no longer give.

Grieve, my friends - it is love you feel for your friends.

May God be with you all...Our prayers are with you.

Donald & Diana Gray

April 18, 2007, 6:24am • Odcombe, Somerset, England • #7730

To All at VT,

Here in the UK we feel your grief, and we mourn with you in this terrible time.  This awful tragedy only serves to remind us that we must be strong together and work towards a better world.

RIP 32 Bright young things.

Sincerest Condolences

Matthew Napleton, Milton Keynes UK

April 18, 2007, 6:24am • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom • #7731

"In the darkest of hours the light of man shall shine bright enough to find the way.” Jennifer Philmon

April 18, 2007, 6:24am • albany, georgia • #7732

My thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to all directly affected by this senseless tragedy.Always remember that God is always present,and will be with you all during your difficult time.Be strong, be there for eachother, and draw near to God as he gives you comfort.

April 18, 2007, 6:24am • kuala lumpur malaysia • #7733

Death proffereth unto every confident believer the cup that is life indeed… It conferreth the gift of everlasting life.” - Baha’u’llah from the Bahai Faith.

May god bless those innocent souls and may he give you all the strengths to overcome the sadness.

Best Regards,
Salah Rushdy,
Kingdom Of Bahrain

April 18, 2007, 6:24am • Bahrain • #7734

My sincere condolences to all. I am wrenched with sadness for the parents. It was my greatest fear that I would lose my children to a senseless violent act-my sympathy for the pain and loss of the families.

April 18, 2007, 6:24am • Nashville, IL • #7735

My condolences to everyone who lost friend, a brother or sister, mother or father, may they have the strength to live on.
Life seems to senseless when young people die.
My condolences also to the parents of Cho Seung Hui. They also have to deal with the loss of a loved person and with the fact that he took over 30 human beings with him.

April 18, 2007, 6:25am • Geneva, Switzerland • #7736

My wife and I are Hokies living in Christchurch, New Zealand. Words can not describe our pain seeing what happened in Virginia Tech. We hope we will as a community will move forward where ever we live. Our prayers are with the families who suffer tremendously at this moment.

Don Kulasiri

April 18, 2007, 6:25am • Christchurch, New Zealand • #7737

I cannot phathom what all of you have gone through. My sincerest sympathy for your losses and hopes for a brighter future for our struggling nation. Your strength and compassion are commendable, especially during such a tragic time. Keep your heads up and give the rest to God! Stephanie

April 18, 2007, 6:25am • Houston, TX • #7738

I was very shocked and saddened to hear what happened on April 16th - my thoughts are prayers are with all the families of the people killed and the students in Virginia.  Why do things like this continue to happen?

April 18, 2007, 6:25am • Dublin, Ireland. • #7739

My prayers and thoughts are with you students, families who lost a loved one and the wounded. “What sometimes is meant for evil, God intends it for good."- Bible
You will never get over the horrific event of Monday but you all will get through it. Know that you are being uplifted daily in prayers.
God Bless you all-
Cason Family

April 18, 2007, 6:25am • Sayreville New Jersey • #7740

My wife & and I are Hokies, we are stunned by what had happened and our deepest condolences for every family who lost a loved one, and out prayers for the lost ones. We are proud to be Hokies and to be a part of VA Tech family. VA Tech will stand high and strong as ever.
Walid & Tammy Fayed

April 18, 2007, 6:25am • Atlanta, GA • #7741

I am with you!

April 18, 2007, 6:25am • Austria • #7742