Prayers for the Families of the Virginia Tech Massacre! - page 2

I live about an hour away from Blacksburg, Va. I just wanted to take the time to say that the families of all of the students at VA Tech are in my thoughts and prayers tonight. While sitting in my... Read More

  1. by   ranchwife
    June 14, 2003.........our tiny little town of 700 was horrified to find that a man that we had taken into our community, helped him find a home and a job had turned on us in the worst way!!! He spent the evening at one of our local saloons, drank wayyyy too much, tried to pick up on "unavailable" ladies less than half his age, got into a "confrontation" with one of the husbands and was told to "go home..you've had enough"! This man did not go home....instead, he went to his truck, got out his 9mm, retreived an extra clip from the jockey box and waited for the bar to close!! At the end of his "rampage", 6 of our finest young folk lay wounded, dying and dead in the street!! The dead was one of my hubby's best friends...25 years old, father of a beautiful 2 year old daughter!! The others were very critical and were flown out from our facility to 3 trauma centers!! Miraculously, the 5 critical are still with us...but not without the emotional wounds that may never heal!!!
    The community at Virginia Tech will find that "life does INDEED go on...but.....".....the emotional scars will be with all for quite some time and with some FOREVER!!! My heart, prayers and tears are with them!! I can only imagine the fear and anxiety of the thousands of parents with children there who spent HOURS (which drag on and feel like forever) desperately trying to locate their children!!
  2. by   lovejana22

    how sad this is....my husband and myself could not stop watching the news. ours prayers are with all of the loved ones in this horrible time.
  3. by   zumalong
    My thoughts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this heineous act. I am sitting her listening to the Virginia Tech convocation. So sad and such a waste of our young people.
    Unfortunately this is one more event that i will know where and when and what I was doing when I found out about this tragedy- it will go down with explosion of Voyager shuttle, death of my brothers, 9-11, etc.
  4. by   coolvibesRN
    My heart goes to the Virginia Tech community. They will always be in my prayers. We are never safe. Just thank God for whatever little or big we have.
  5. by   angel's RN
    Sorry people, haven't heard about this. What happened? When, How?
    :angel2:'s RN
  6. by   donsterRN
    I cannot even wrap my mind around the enormity of the tragedy. Why this???

    Please keep all of the people affected by this horrible event in your hearts and prayers. I know I will.
  7. by   user9876
    how surreal..

    may God's peace that passes all understanding rock those parents as they mourn the inability to have their children here with them on earth.
  8. by   chase4myheart
    Quote from angel's RN
    Sorry people, haven't heard about this. What happened? When, How?
    :angel2:'s RN
    Yesterday morning a student went into a dormitory at approximately 7:30 am and then into a classroom at approximately 10:00 am and killed 32 people (students and professors) then turned the gun on himself. It happened in the little town of Blacksburg Virginia at Virginia Tech College. It's being said that it's the worst massacre in the history of the US regarding school shootings. There were students jumping out of buildings to get away from the gunman. Turns out the shooter was a student at the college. It's been on the tv continuously since it happened. I just can't comprehend the fear and the scars that the survivors will have to live with let alone the grief of the parents who lost their children. The police still aren't even sure if the shooter had an accomplice. How will these students feel safe not knowing if someone else was involved in this & if it will happen again?
  9. by   angel's RN
    Quote from chase4myheart
    Yesterday morning a student went into a dormitory at approximately 7:30 am and then into a classroom at approximately 10:00 am and killed 32 people (students and professors) then turned the gun on himself. It happened in the little town of Blacksburg Virginia at Virginia Tech College. It's being said that it's the worst massacre in the history of the US regarding school shootings. There were students jumping out of buildings to get away from the gunman. Turns out the shooter was a student at the college. It's been on the tv continuously since it happened. I just can't comprehend the fear and the scars that the survivors will have to live with let alone the grief of the parents who lost their children. The police still aren't even sure if the shooter had an accomplice. How will these students feel safe not knowing if someone else was involved in this & if it will happen again?
    Dear Chase4myheart---Trust me, these kids are most likely scarred for LIFE!! They will never be able to go to class, laugh with one another, or do anything eles that kids are supposed to do without looking over their shoulder, never, ever again. My heart, my prayers, go out to each and every one of those students and families.
    Angel's RN
  10. by   khirbz
    Prayers goes out to the victims and the families they left behind...

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