Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Tribute to those who lost their lives at VT

Today is not about me or my children. However the horror and utter sadness that surrounds Virginia Tech.
I would like to pay my respects to those who lost their lives at Virginia Tech in a senseless shooting yesterday. Young people who had promise of hopes and dreams. Their whole lives before them. Snatched from us before had a chance to make their mark in life. Words turly can not express my deepest sympathies to the families and friends of those lost in the massacre.
Although we are not from Virginia originally this is our home now and where we hang our hat. We have so many friends who either went to VT or have friends or family currently there now. This is such a terribly sad time for all through out the country.

I can not imagine the pain and loss they must be feeling. Truly senseless...Tragic.


Dianne said...

Touching tribute. Our hearts are saddened at this senseless act. Sad to hear it's in your home state, we just went through this with the Trolley Square shootings (smaller scale though).

I posted more info on the collages.


theghelertertwins.blogspot.com said...

Such a waste especially when you read about all the warning signs. I guess I tune into this now more so because of my little babies.....My heart just breaks for their families.

Cindy said...

Well-said, Rony.

Christie said...

This week has been particularly tough for me. I was on the jury that convicted Luke Woodham, the young man who shot and killed two students in Pearl, Mississippi in 1997. After ten years, I truly thought that I had put that experience behind me. I know now that that is not the case. I literally became physically ill when I heard the news about the students at Virginia Tech. As a teacher, I have spent a great deal of time thinking about things I can do to keep the children in my care safe. The victims, their families, and the family of the young man who committed those horrible acts are in my prayers.