Condolences, April 18, 2007

dear students & families!
we’re with you!!

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Poland • #8845

My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire VT community.  May you find strengh in each other at this sorrowful time.  My daughter will be flying home today from VT, and my heart breaks for those whose children will not be returning.

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Ithaca, NY • #8846

I am so sorry. This is all so sad, and my heart goes out to you all. My family is, and will continue, to pray for each and every one of you, and your families.

With all the love and faith in my heart,
May God bless you somehow in this mess.

The Coberly Family

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Orange County, VA • #8847

There’s nothing anyone can say to possibly begin to make sense of the horrible, awful actions of one monster.  The whole country, and the world, is hurting with you, for you.  Honor the memories of all the victims by moving forward and achieving all that they will never be able to.  Love and care for each other during this sad time.  God bless you.

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Torrance, CA, USA • #8848

my thoughts go out to everyone at virginia tech and the familys. my prays are with everyone involved in this terrible tradgedy.
may you go stronger in yourselves and as a tech your sprit shown has been remarkable in such a difficult time this is a credit to you as people.

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • England • #8849

Serbia prays for all the people suffered this tragic event,you are in our thoughts and minds.In the name of our country i wish you the best.Sandra

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Novi Sad,SERBIA • #8850

May God comfort the families and friends of the victims. I feel terrible about so many losses. My neighbor is a senior at VA Tech and he’s safe.

God Bless you all

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Fairfax, VA • #8851

My prayers are with all the victims and their families.

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Bayreuth, Germany • #8852

As a parent of a Virginia Tech graduating senior, I could only imagine the deep sense of loss and anger that the families of the victims of this horrific massacre are trying to deal with.  I was frantic when I received the call from my daughter about what happened and she wanted to try and find her brother to make sure he was safe. I called and called and called until I was able to locate my son.

A poem written by Mary Stevenson entitle “Footprints in the Sand” comes to mind. It speaks about the low periods in life, suffering from anguish, sorrow, defeat and only seeing one set of footprints. The author wrote “Why, when I needed you most, you have not been there for me?  The Lord replied, ‘The times when you have seen only one set of footprints in the sand, is when I carried you.’”

Here in St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands we have lots and lots of sunshine. There is a spiritual song that says in part “A sunbeam, as sunbeam, Jesus wants me for a sunbeam.....” Yes your loved ones are shining down, giving us light, and letting us know that they are in a happy place.  The sun representing the brightness of their new homes.

Our prayers are with you today and always.

J. Rumberg

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • St. Thomas, United States Virgin Islands • #8853

My deepest sympathies to the families, friends, fellow students and faculty. Let this trajedy not be in vain. Through this difficult time, we all need to reach out to those in need to offer support and kind words. Please, take a moment to reflect on someone you could help today, tomorrow, and every day forward. Through kindness and support we can help each other.

May God bless you all and watch over each of you during this difficult time.

Penny Wood

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada • #8854

We send our thoughts and best wishes to the families and individuals affected by this tragic event,

The Walton-Sharp family

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Billingham, Stockton-On-Tees, England • #8855

I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. My heart goes out to all the families and friens of the victims.As unversity student myself i cannot begin to expalin the mixes of emotions that i am experiencing. No amount of words can grant the relief being sougth at this time but the Bible promises a hope of ressurection and your dead loved ones will be seen again.

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • East Orange New Jersey • #8856

I just want to say that its really sad and painfull the way that these people died. It’s really sad. To the familys my condolences. Live Free Die Well. Sandra Ferreira from Portugal, Cruz de Pau.

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Portugal • #8857

To all--
You will all be in our hearts and in our prayers. I am so sorry that there are so many troubled people in the world with intent to make everything so much more difficult and hurtful for us all. Just know that there are still people world wide that have compassion and love for each one of you and will stand as one with you all to get through this horrible tragedy.
My tears,my thoughts,my love and prayers with you all always!
Tonya Cooper

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Louisville, KY • #8858

People who died weren´t in the wrong place as said Mr. Bush. Just the killer were in the wrong place. I´m shocked. I just imagine that my children, who next year will attend an USA university, were there, and realize the pain you are feeling.


April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Madrid, Spain • #8859

I want to extend my most heartfelt sympathy to you all in this tragic time. I want you to know that the world is praying for you, and there is some peace at the end of all of this. We love you, and God Bless You and Your’s.

SrA Justin L Small

April 18, 2007, 7:52am • Maryville,Tn • #8860

My heart is with you all at VT (victims, students, faculty, families). I feel so sad at the tragedy that has happened. It is absolutely devastating to me. I can’t even imagine what you all must be going through right now. I know that right now is a very hard time and you can’t imagine recovering. All of you will get through this and you will come out much stronger. This tragedy will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathies and love go out to all of you.

My Condolences,
Heather Moser

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Wilmington, DE • #8861

My heart goes out to all the victims and their families. Please know that we are all praying for you and you are not alone!!

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Richmond, VA • #8862

We are saddened that the Virginia Tech community has had to endure this tragedy.  Our prayers for peace, comfort and strength are with all of the Virginia Tech community.  May the beauty of your campus and the Hokie loyalty and traditions sustain you at this difficult time.

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Edmonds Family, Danielson, CT • #8863

My familys thoughts and prayers are with you all. With each day, I pray that we all become stronger.

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Hoffman Estates, IL • #8864

We send to everyone at VT our sincere condolences. The word that comes to mind about this tragic situation at VT is SENSELESS. We hope that everyone at VT obtains the support and understanding that each person will need. As a family living twenty minutes from Columbine we feel old wounds and your wounds.
The Moonlight Family
Arvada, CO

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Arvada, CO • #8865

We just wanted to let you know that we are thinking of you during this tragic time.  Please know that the entire country is keeping you in their prayers and thoughts.  May God give all of you the strength and courage to get through this most difficult time.  Be strong and keep the faith.

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • West Palm Beach, FL • #8866

As a proud alumna of Va Tech, I am deeply saddened by this horrible tragedy.  I cannot imagine what it is like being in such a wonderful place at a time like this.  I have confidence that the entire Hokie nation will rise above this tragedy and be stronger than ever.  I am asking anyone and everyone I know to honor the orange and maroon this Friday.  Stay strong Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Live Oak FL • #8867

Deepest Sympathies to all Families, Students and Staff of Virgina Tech. Your trying time has been felt by us all. May God bless each and everyone of you.


April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Newfoundland, Canada • #8868

To all the family and friends of the victims, may you know that many are praying for you in your time of sorrow and sadness.  I hope that each of you are given the strength to make it through this tradegy.  It is touching to see the outreach that you all can give to one another during this time.

Bless you all!

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Winston Salem, NC • #8869

Our thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of the university of Virginia Tech.  We know that God will give you the strength and courage that you all need to go on. 

Ramos Family

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Anson, Texas • #8870

In our thoughts here in the UK. I only returned from the states last weekend, and know only too well the hurt, grief and sadness being felt by the American people.

Robert - England

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • #8871

My deepest sympathies to everyone at Virginia Tech. I am praying for you all. We are all here for you…


April 18, 2007, 7:53am • New Brunswick, New Jersey • #8872

What shocking news, how sad.  Innocent people slaughtered by some sad nobody.  My thoughts are with all the relatives and friends of those who died.  May the victims rest in peace.

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • United Kingdom • #8873

Even though I live on the other side of the world and graduated from Tech 10 years ago, I feel the shock, pain, grief, and sorrow as if I still lived in Blacksburg.  My sincere condolences to everyone.

Osaka, Japan
Class of ‘97

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Osaka, Japan • #8874

As I sit in my apt. on my street in Houston, TX I cry with each one of you.  Although we may never meet, I pray sincerely for each of you.  My heart is deeply distrubed by such senseless actions but to see you all finding strength in each other gives me hope for our future, your future.  It is through the love you share with each other, that the world shares with you that our Lord is glorified in the midst of such tradegy.  For every individual and their families at your campus I pray that the Lord grant His peace unto each of you, a peace none of us can give.  John 14:21

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Houston, TX • #8875

My thoughts and prayers are with the Hokie family during this time of mourning. Go Hokies!

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Rocky Mount, VA • #8876

Our hearts goes out to all the victims, families, students and faculty of Virginia Tech. God be with each and every one of you in the coming days. May you draw strength from each other and from all of us, world-wide, grieving with you.

Kim and Phil Mills

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Cumberland, Maryland • #8877

may god be with you all, to all that lost there lives to a evil person. rest in peace and may god be with you.


April 18, 2007, 7:53am • wiltshire england • #8878

I am just a person in this world who just wants to say how sorry I am for the students and the relatives of the victims. We all share your grief. Just try to hang on to to the friends and loved ones we still have and try to celebrate the lives of the victims. And turn to God. he always has a reason and plan. Calming thoughts and prayers are with you.


April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Walla Walla, WA. • #8879

To our friends and families at Virginia Tech- our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Charlotte, NC • #8880

this is a beastly act that should be condemmed thorougly.It was not the matter of political social and culture implications.It wasthe result of a madman who had no respects for the lives of others and their will to live and now this is all kill oneself is even more cowardly.It takes the rsponsibility of his own action.Beacuse he decided to live by the sword,he will die by the sword and the punishment of the sword is painful and everasting
rest in peace

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Ohio, USA • #8881

Fellow Hokies,

Please know that we are all here to support you and your families in this terrible time.  I am impressed with you all and proud to be part of such a wonderful family at a time like this.  We will all continue to pray for you all.  I know that there are many wonderful things going on in Blacksburg now, and hope that the rest of the world will see this better now!


Becky Hronik
Class of 1990

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Leesburg, VA • #8882

God bless America and all the familys they have lost some important persons.


April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Germany • #8883

Know we are with you in thought and spirit.We are so, so sorry for this tragedy.God is with you, talk with hom. He will comfort you.

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Palo Alto, Pa. • #8884

To all of the students, families, faculty and Virginia Tech community, we share in your sadness and mourn your losses.  Please know that you are all in the Nations thoughts and prayers.  My son attends the Indiana University of Pennsylvania and as a parent of a child in college I share your sorrow and heart ache.

Mark Groeger

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Ridgway, Pennsylvania • #8885

My sincere condolence to the victims, their families and their friends. I cannot find any words to exactly describe such sudden and grievous tragedy.
Life does have the strongest power to conquer all difficulties. Why didn’t the gunman recognize that?
May violence go far away from campus.
God bless VT.

Li Li
from Shandong University

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Jinan, P.R.China • #8886

Deepest Condolences from Shelley College UK

Words fail us ... but you are in our prayers

April 18, 2007, 7:53am • Yorkshire UK • #8887


Someone has died
Someone has lied to his wife
Someone has lost his job
Someone was killed by the mob
Someone lost his possessions
Someone was killed by his obsessions
Someone has suicided
Someone was misguided
Someone lost his child in a divorce
Someone went off the trekking course
Someone has lost all hope
Someone can’t try to cope
Someone has lost their pride
Someone has lost their bride
Someone has lost their support
Someone innocent has lost in court
Someone has no money to live
Someone has no strength to give
Someone can never see the light
Someone can’t get through the night
Someone is in need
Someone needs to be freed
Someone has gone insane

...Somewhere someone is in pain

I’m so sorry for you all and I hope you will get over it one day..I’m crying and praying for you all.

Fatima from The Netherlands

April 18, 2007, 7:54am • Amsterdam • #8888

Our thoughts are with all of you who have suffered this terrible tragedy.
Our deepest condolences.

April 18, 2007, 7:54am • Madrid, Spain • #8889

Those of us at Ole Miss and across the world send you our deepest sympathy. Right now we are all Hokies.

April 18, 2007, 7:54am • Oxford, MS • #8890

Its sad how something so senceless such as this can bring a whole nation, and a world together. Find solace within eachother and tell the ones you love that you love them. Be well Virginia Tech, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. To all the victims and their familys, words can not express my sympatyh. I wish you all well, and may you find guidance and solace within. Stay strong and know that there are people behind you to pick you up when you fall, and to give you strength when needed. Treasuer the time youve had, for its what you have to remember. God bless


April 18, 2007, 7:54am • Leominster Massachusetts • #8891

I am from Georgia. I am a Hokie.
May God bless you and rain His Grace upon you in this terrible terrible time.

April 18, 2007, 7:54am • augusta, georgia • #8892

I am deeply saddened by this tragedy. I am unable to find words to express my grief. I would like very much to send my condolences to the families who have lost their beloved ones.

April 18, 2007, 7:54am • Ankara/TURKEY • #8893

I am in shock and I am still shaken by the news. Our prayers and thoughts are with everyone in VT. May GOD be with you and help you morn… With all our love.

April 18, 2007, 7:54am • Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) • #8894