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April 24, 2014
Happy Birthday Austin
April 24, 2013
Happy 25th birthday Austin Michelle
April 21, 2013
Happy early Birthday Austin, I never met you but I think of you all the time. I have let Jesus back into my heart and life all because of you, I am very blessed to have you in my life and I know you are in heaven and in such a beautiful place, I wish I could get in touch with your parents and let them know how much you have impacted and changed my life.

"Dear God, I thank you for the wonderful gift of your son Jesus in my life and I thank you for the gift of life and your never ending love for me and I am greatful to have Austin in my life, she just like you and your son Jesus has changed my life and I am so very thankful for that and it is through my lord and savior that I will meet Austin in heaven someday and it is in Jesus name I pray,
Amen"
I love you Austin
January 03, 2013
Austin, I never met you but I have never felt a SPIRITUAL conection with anyone like I do with you, I believe that you are in heaven and I know you know what you mean to me!
July 29, 2012
Austin, I don't know why but I can't stop thinking of you. I know your in a better place but I wish I could dance with you one more time, you are still the only girl I've danced with, I love you Austin
July 28, 2012
I can't stop crying, I want to go back and put myself in room 211 with you Austin. I will always remember you for how caring and beautiful you were, your smile and blue eyes. If I could, I would go back, put myself in room 211, take your hand and look in your eyes and tell you "I don't mind going to heaven with you" Austin, your the best friend that anyone could ask for, I MISS and LOVE YOU so very much, your like a sister to me and I know your up in Heaven and I can't wait to see you again
May 03, 2012
I have have cried almost all day, I miss you sweetheart
April 24, 2012
Happy birthday Austin Michelle, I just know you are having a wonderful birthday party up in heaven. I always think of you and what you would have become. I will always remember the moment we met when we were only nine years old, I have so many memories of you and I can't believe we both moved to champaign,IL. at almost the same time. You were my best friend. I will always remember when I was in a bad car accident and you always called or vistied me every day and that's a true friend. Meeting you was the best thing to ever happen to me. I am so thankful to have you in my life. I just pray to god to protect you. If I had to chose just one person to take me to heaven, I chose you, I wouldn't mind dressing all in white and going to heaven, I wouldn't mind because your my best friend. I can't wait to see you again. When I found out you didn't make it, I didn't want to believe it and it didn't hit me until after your memorial service and that night I lost it, I took the last pitcure that was taken of the two of us and I got in my closet and closed the door and cried my eyes out until I fell asleep and that night you took me to heaven and I got to sped the night with you. Another memory I have of you is when we were both 16, I asked you, would you want me to go on if something happend to you? you told me you would want me to go on and I promised you I would. Austin just know how much I always love you
April 23, 2012
I am buying you a birthday cake. Tomorrow would have been your 24th birthday. I know you are having such fun up in heaven with god.
I miss you.
I love you so very much Austin!
April 16, 2012
Austin, I have thought about you all day. Five years ago today, god took you to heaven and it wasn't easy to lose you, I will always remember you for your generosity. When we met in 4th grade it was the best thing to ever happen to me and even though your gone I will always love you and just like in the love theme to titanic, a part of it says "love can touch us one time and last for a lifetime and never let go till we're gone" that's what get's me through the day. I think of you everyday, every sunday at church I pray for you. I know in my heart you are up in heaven Austin and your dressed all in white and you are there for me. I pray to god and I thank god for letting us be friends. The only reason I go on is because that's what you would want me to do and because I know someday we will be reunited. I know when it's my time, I won't be scared to go to heaven because I will get the chance to put my arms around you and heaven's is the only place where we never have to be apart again.

YOU WILL FOREVER BE IN MY HEART I MISS AND LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH AUSTIN MICHELLE!!!!!!!!!!
April 07, 2012
Austin, I just hope you know how much I still LOVE you. Losing you broke my heart but one thing that can never be broken is our friendship. Every sunday at church, I think of you. Every night before bed I take your pitcure, turn out the lights, get down on my knees and close my eyes and pray for you. I am so glad to have you in my life. I have had so many heart warming dreams about you and I know you know the love I feel for you is special. I have never stoped loving you and I will always remember you. I know you are dressed all in white and I know your up in heaven and I know god will let us see each other again. I thank god that we were best friends. I made you a promise that I would go on for you if anything happend to you and I am gonna keep that promise because I know you would want me to go on. I have to be brave for you.

Just know how much I love you Austin

Best friends
FOREVER AND ALWAYS
November 23, 2011
Austin, it hurts me to this day to thank what happend to you but I know you are in heaven and I can't wait to see you again

I will forever and always love you
August 23, 2011
Hi Austin, I miss you honey, I still think of you everyday in someway. I still can't stop thinking of the moment I got the news that you didn't make it. It was a nitemare, I kept saying to myself, Austin's not gone thinking you would walk through the door but the moment I reallized you were really gone was at your memorial service. I want to know why this happend to you, you were so young just 18, still a teenager and you had already grown up from being a little kid into such a beautiful young women. I know I can't bring you back but if I could go back and trade places with you I would. I know god took you for a reason. I thank god for bringing you into my life. I don't know what I would do without you.
Austin, your like a sister to me.
You were such a caring person, you were a wonderful Daughter, sister to your brother Andrew and friend to all who knew and loved you.
You were an outstanding basketball player.
No one can ever replace you, I am so thankful to have known you.
I have so much faith and hope and strengh because of you.
There's a saying "love has the grace to save us" god's love for us is so amazing.
It never matter what you were dressed in, you were just a beautiful girl and I love you so very much.
I can't wait to get to that amazing, wonderful, and peacful place called heaven.
I can not wait to see you again.
August 22, 2011
Austin, I don't know why this happend to you but I pray you didn't feel anything. I didn't fall to sleep till 5:30 this morning, I just lied in bed and looked at your pichure and talked to you until I fell asleep. Austin, I'll never forget when we met when we both lived in Austin, Texas and when I had to move, I thought I was never going to see you again but when you moved to champagin, that was the most wonderful thing to happen. Austin, on april 24th 1988, you were given the gift of life, I had been born just a few months before and at the young age of 6, god gave us the gift of meeting and he gave us the gift of friendship and I thank god for that. On April 16th 2007, you were given a very special gift, the gift of eternal life. I believe that there is a place called heaven and I pray that your in a better place. Every sunday at church, I stay after service so I can have alone time that way I can talk to you. Loseing you was a nitemare, I never thought in a million years something like that would happen and of all pepole it had to happen to you but you went to heaven for a reason and it's was so hard to lose you but your in such a wonderful and beautiful place and I can't wait to see you beautiful smile and get the chance to look in your bright blue eyes. I love you with all my heart
Your are my saving grace and best friend and nothing will ever change the way I feel about you Austin

Your best friend
friends forever,
Derek
August 12, 2011
Austin, I want to see your beautiful smile. Your the only thing that keeps me from giving up on myself. Austin last night, I cried for you, I miss you sweetheart. At night before I go to bed, I turn all the lights out and if I need a real dark place, I go in my closet that way I can be alone, I take your pichure and hold it close to me and close my eyes and I can feel your spirit and I can hear you saying it's ok. When we met in 1999 it was the best thing to ever happen to me. If there's 1 wish I have to come true it would be getting to see you again.
You will forever hold a special place in my heart Austin Michelle,
your my saving grace and my heaven's sent.
I can't wait to see you again
I love you Austin!!!!
August 10, 2011
Hi Austin, I just love you so much. Last night I fell asleep in my closet talking to you and I dreamed that I was in the classroom with you and we both died together and if there was 1 person I was going to die with, it would be you. Everytime I feel lost, I think of you and that's the only thing that gets me through the day. I know if I would have been the 1 who died I know with all my heart that you would go on for me. I will always remember your smile and bright blue eyes. When I met you in the 10th grade you were the sweetest person I had ever met, god took you for a reason and I pray to god that you felt no pain. When you 1st died Austin, I was so scared someone would try to hurt you in heaven but then I realized you were in the safest place and that no one could hurt you. Austin, I am so proud to have known you and I just know you dressed up all in white and I can't wait to see you again. I want you to know that the love and the bond we share is something that can never be taken away. You provide me with strengh, faith and hope. You are my light in the dark and the one thing that is certin is that we will get to see each other again.
I love you so very much, I love you with all my heart
Austin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
August 09, 2011
Austin, how much I miss you. Austin, I'll never forget you, your the 1st girl I danced with. You have made me a better person. I just wish I could go back and put myself in room 211 with you, I would have found a way to get next to you and we both know what I would have told you, I would have told you we are in this together, your not going to die alone, that's how much I care about you. You would have made a wonderful mother Austin. I think of you, each sunday at church I close my eyes and I can see you dressed all in white and I doubt for one second that your gone because your not, your spirit will always live on, I thank god that we knew each other and I believe that god gave you eternal life and I know I will have eternal life. We both believed in god and I know anyone who believes in god will go to heaven. Most don't know how beautiful it is in heaven but I do since you have taken me to heaven in my dreams. I'll never forget when I was in the hospital after being in a car accident, I wasn't going to go through that surgrey but the only reason I did is because you promised me that you would stay and you kept your word. Austin, you are once in a life time, your a true friend and for that I will always be thankful for. When you died and went to heaven at first, I wanted to take my life so I could be with you but then I realized I had to be brave and even though you were gone and even though I didn't want to, I made a promise that I knew I had to, I closed my eyes and promised you that I would go on. Austin, loseing you was the hardest thing I've gone through but the best thing that ever happend to me was when we met.
You mean the world to me Austin, I love you so very much and I can't wait to hold your hand when you come to take me to heaven and whenever that time comes, I won't be afraid cause when you take me to heaven, we won't ever be apart again.
I LOVE YOU AUSTIN
"FRIENDS FOREVER"
August 02, 2011
Austin, I can't stop thinking about you, I can't let go of you. you were not only the most beautiful girl I've ever met, you were the best friend I've and will ever have and I ask why did this happen to you? The moment I found out you didn't make it, I was in complete shock, that night I cried myself to sleep. I just want you to know I will always remember you and all the things you tought me and I'm thankful for that. Austin, you touched so many pepole. Austin you were always there for me, we both believed in going to heaven and I have no doubt in my mind that you are not in heaven because you are and I know one thing is for certin, when my time comes, I know you will be right there to take me to heaven and it's only then that I'll get the chance to tell you how much I love you. Austin, your the best thing to ever happen to me.
YOU CHANGED MY WORLD FOREVER!
I will always LOVE you for that!!!!!!!!!!!
May 30, 2011
I miss you Austin, I love U
April 24, 2011
Happy birthday Austin Michelle! I hope you had a wonderful birthday party up in heaven. I had a birthday cake made for U with the words "FRIENDS FOREVER" writen in pink, your favroite color and blue, the color of your eyes. I miss you so very much, you would have turned 23 years old today. I love U Austin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 16, 2011
Austin, I can't believe it's been four years. I miss you so very much. I'll always remember you, I just can't wait until the day when we are in heaven together. I'll forever love you Austin. I can't think of a better person then you, you are missed so very much by everyone.
WE LOVE YOU AUSTIN MICHELLE.
April 03, 2011
Austin, it has been almost four years since you were taken from us and it's not easy. You made such an impact on my life. You are the reason I started believeing in GOD. I thank GOD that I have you in my life. On the morning of april 16th 2007, you were in class following your heart and about to have your dream of helping the world find peace and at 9:15 we lost such a beautiful girl. I have had so many heart felt dreams about you and I ask god, why did this happen? When I found out you had lost your life I wanted to hurt myself but I realized that's not what you would want. I miss you so very much but I know your up in heaven.
I LOVE YOU AUSTIN...
March 29, 2011
Austin, there's not a second that goes by that I don't think of you. Heaven gained a special person. I'll forever be thankful to call you my friend. I can't wait to see you again. I have dreamed so many wonderful dreams about you.
We all know you loved helping children and all of us know, your helping so many children up in heaven.
WE ALL MISS YOU SO VERY MUCH.
WE ALL LOVE YOU AUSTIN.
January 27, 2011
Hi Austin, I just want u to know how much I miss U sweetie, I can't wait to see U again, U were so beautiful, it never mattered what u were dressed in u were beautiful, u r the only girl i've danced with and u were the 1st and so far the only girl to kiss me at midnight on new years, I love and miss u so very much and u never knew but it was not till I met u in 2002 when I really started believeing in myself and your the reason I started going to church, Austin, I LOVE U SO VERY MUCH!
January 13, 2011
Austin, I cried all day for u, I want to be in heaven with u, I LOVE U
January 02, 2011
Austin, I think of you in some way every single day and I know I have you to turn to when I need you and it's just so hard to go on without YOU but I know your in a beautiful place and I know that I have to go on because I know that's what you would do for me, I love you so much Austin and it won't be long until we are in heaven with each other!!!!
December 31, 2010
Happy new years Austin, I hope your have fun up in heaven! I love and miss you so much and I can't wait to see you again sweetie!!!!
December 30, 2010
Austin, I never got the chance but there's something you need to know and that's you were like a sister to me and whenever I close my eyes I see you and I love you so very much I want you to know that nothing can change that!
October 17, 2010
You have no idea how much I miss you Austin, I LOVE YOU SWEETIE!!!
September 27, 2010
July 08, 2010
Austin, how much I miss you and you don't know how much I want to be in heaven with you, I know I'll get to put my arms around you again one day very soon, you are missed so very much, you touched so many pepole, we miss you Austin but we know your not really gone for we believe your not only in a better place your in a beautiful place!!!
June 28, 2010
Austin, I miss you so very much and I know one day I'll get to see you again, everynight when I fall asleep you take me to heaven and I feel so safe and when I wake up I'll just lay in bed and talk to you, I believe one day there's going to be a moment where I'll open my eyes and find myself in heaven with you, I LOVE YOU AUSTIN!!!
June 14, 2010
I never knew you but I just wanted to say you were an beautiful girl and your family and friends will always have a beautiful angel in heaven waiting for them.
June 14, 2010
I don't know what to say but I'm so thankful that god took you to heaven and got you out of what you were in. I know what it feels like to lose someone close, I lost my sister Leslie when I was 24 and I miss her so very much but I know she's in heaven with you Austin and I know ya'll are taking good care of one another and I do believe we will meet one day in heaven. You were a sweetheart and a very beautiful girl who's life was taken way to soon but I know you are in a better place and no one can hurt you, REST IN PEACE AUSTIN YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY PRAYERS AND FOREVER IN MY HEART!!!
June 14, 2010
Austin, I think about you and I miss you so very much but I'm so thankful that I have you in my life and if I could go back to april 16th 2007 and go to heaven with you I would, sometimes I wish you would take my hand and take me to heaven but I'm going to go on because I know that's what you would do for me if I died. I know I'll get to see you again one day very soon, heaven is such a beautiful place and I know your having so much fun, I LOVE YOU AUSTIN!!!
June 11, 2010
I didi'nt know you Austin but I think you were so bright and even though I didi'nt know you but I miss you because you were so young and because you were so young I feel as if I knew you and god took you to heaven for a reason and everyone know your waiting for them, your in my heart and I will always pray for you.
June 10, 2010
Hi Austin, I hope you are having fun in heaven and I can't help but think about all the fun times we had and I know one day we're going to be back together, I believe that heaven is a beautiful place and I wish I could be in heaven with you but I have to go on, I love and miss you so very much.
June 09, 2010
Austin, I dreamed about you the other night and I dreamed I was holding your hand when you got shot and it scared me so much that the only thing that put me back to sleep was crying for you, I miss you so much Austin and I guess the only thing that get's me though the day is knowing your in heaven waiting for me, I LOVE YOU AUSTIN!!!
May 30, 2010
I dreamed about you last night Austin, I dreamed about when you were in that car accident where you fliped twice and sometimes I have flashbacks to that accident and I'm so thankful that I didi'nt lose you in the accident but I don't understand why you were taken from all of us you were only 18 and you never deserved to die that young and you were going to change the world, you had the most beautiful smile and you changed my life when we first met and I never got the chance to tell you that and I just want you to know that I can't think of anyone else I would want to be in heaven with and I MISS AND LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH AUSTIN.
May 28, 2010
Austin, i miss you so very much and whenever i think of you there are times that i can't help but cry for you but i know i have to be strong and go on for you because that's what you would want, I LOVE YOU SO VERY MUCH AUSTIN.
May 27, 2010
Austin, when i look at you i feel like i'm looking at my sister and even though you and i we're not brother and sister you were my best friend and i miss you so very much and i would do anything to bring you back sweetheart, you were a very beautiful girl Austin and i don't know where i would be if i had never met you, i know that your in heaven and your dressed up in a white dress and your so happy and i know i'm going to get to see you again one day soon, I LOVE YOU AUSTIN AND I MEAN THAT WITH ALL MY HEART, I LOVE YOU AUSTIN.
May 26, 2010
Austin, I love and miss you so very much and I know your going to take me to heaven one day very soon.
January 06, 2010
Dear Ones...I just saw your story on PBS. How brave you are to carry on Austin's passion for helping the least of these. May you someday, somehow find peace and solace in the happy memories of your precious girl.
November 01, 2009
I never knew Auntin but my brother was going to go on a mission trip with her to the Appalachian mountains to do some volunteer work and fix up some homes there. My brother wears a bracelet all the time with her name on it. I am originally fom Bloomington, Indiana. From what I have read about Austin she was a wonderful person and her spirit will always live on.
April 16, 2009
I'm one of those anonymous people who wears Austin's name on my wrist. I was on ASP as a leader in 2007 and have worn the bracelet every day since that summer. Her short, well-spent life is a daily inspiration to me. As I approach my 50th birthday I'm constantly amazed and impressed by those in our younger generaton who give so unselfishly to others. Unfortunately, it often takes a heartbreaking story to bring that fact to light. Austin obviouly had a very generous spirit. Her legacy will live on.
March 30, 2009
I went to middle school with Austin before I moved to California in 8th grade. We were in the same homeroom in 7th grade at Franklin Middle School and I remember taking Social Studies and English with her. We also played volleyball together. My fondest memory of Austin was during creative writing time in English class. I remember Austin was writing a story about a girl who went on a cruise and met Aaron Carter and became his girlfriend (when he used to be hottie). She let me read her story even though she wasn't completely done and I waited every week for what was going to happen next. She was such a creative and kind person. I lost touch with her after I moved but I only found out recently about her tragic death. It made me shiver inside to know that something so horrible could happen to someone I knew and it made me rethink my priorities and what's important. I will miss Austin and we will never forget her. Austin was a beautiful person. To the Cloyd family, I am truly sorry for your loss.
September 24, 2008
I knew Austin all through Junior High and High School. It was heartbreaking to me to hear that she died in a French class- she and I had been in French classes together all through school. Austin and I bonded in high school about the fact that we both participated in the Appalachia Service Project, though we did so through different churches. I was unable to participate this summer, but last summer, my last year, was the summer that the staff gave all the participants bracelets bearing the words "ASP 2007 In Memory of Austin Cloyd." As I sat in an elementary school cafeteria in a small town in Kentucky with the rest of my church group and another group from Oak Park, IL, the staff members told her story, and I had to work to force back the tears that were coming; I was the only one there who had actually been friends with Austin. At the end of the week, all participants get the opportunity to share with the group their feelings on the week, and I was able to tell the group how much it meant to me to know that there would now be people all across the country with her name around their wrists. To this day, that still means a great deal to me. It's true that these people are unlikely to have any idea just how special she was, but it's still a comforting thought to know how many people have been told of her love for this special project- a project about which I was fortunate enough to hear her speak numerous times. I miss hearing her talk about her experience just as I miss telling her about my own. But every time I look down at my right hand, I see her name. I haven't taken the bracelet off since I got it, and I don't intend to anytime soon. Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd, if you ever read this, know that the Appalachia Service Project is missing a truly beautiful person, as am I.
April 16, 2008
Austin will be in my heart forever. She was my best friend. She lived an amazing life and I know I will see her again someday in heaven.
April 16, 2008
I read your story and it made me cry and very sad by your loss of your daughter Austin. From the beginning of this horrible tragedy your daughter's picture always stood out to me. She is a very beautiful young woman who life was taken way too soon. I am so sorry for your loss!! I hope that you continue in your good works I'm sure your making Austin proud every day!
April 16, 2008
Dear,family of Austin Cloyd im writing to send condolences and share a wonderful hope thats mentioned in your bible at john 5verse 28,29 which speaks of aressurection i can imagine upon reading this your heart have a great weight of pain lifted and your probably wondering wow where can i find out more about this wonderful hope,one way is by writing 25columbiaheights,brooklyn,ny11201-2483.
January 01, 2008
To the Cloyd Family
Although I never knew austin personaly It has been a real slap to me. I have never had a tragedy like this hit me as hard as the loss that you and 31 other families have had to endure. may god be with you until you are reunited in his great kingdom I am terribly sorry for your loss...
August 30, 2007
To The Cloyd Family,
My daughter, Kalie, and I worked with Austin during Vacation Bible School held jointly by First Methodist and First Presbyterian in Champaign. Every time I hear about the mortal event, I think of Austin. She was a bright star and we deserved more time with her. My thoughts and prayers are with you always.
August 27, 2007
Dear Cloyd Family,
I am sorry for your loss. God bless her and her family.
August 02, 2007
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Cloyd,
I cannot even begin to imagine what you are going through. Unfortunately I was never blessed with the opportunity to meet your daughter in person but nevertheless I am still very inspired by her kindness and generosity. I only hope that more people can find it in themselves to give as much to this world as Austin did.

May you find comfort in my message and from all the messages from around the world.

Kate Moffat Wales/United Kingdom
July 31, 2007
Dear Cloyde Family,
I was very sad to hear about you loss. May God be with you!
July 31, 2007
Rest in peace
July 29, 2007
God Bless Them
We went to ASP and our church supported the wrist bands and we will always have her in our memories
AMEN
July 17, 2007
I never knew Austin, but I know she must have been a great person. She has really stood out to me, and I wish that I could have known her. I used to be a French teacher before my little girl was born, and I could just picture her as one of the sweet girls in my class. I am a religious person, and I know that Austin's spirit is still alive, and that you will be together again. I am so sorry that you have experienced this loss in your lives. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
July 17, 2007
Dear family of Austin Cloyd, I have just returned from my 17th ASP trip. Like Austin, I long ago became a believer in the ASP mission. From what I've heard and read, Austin must have been a wonderful person, with so much to give. What a wonderful tribute the bracelets are, for they celebrate her memory with so many others who share her interests.
July 15, 2007
Last Sunday night, I sat on the floor in our EG room and listened as the ASP staff of Summers County, WV told of the life of Austin. Each and everyone of us has sported her bracelet ever since, and always will. We hope to continue to touch the people of Appalachia the way Austin did and are sure she is continuing to help from Heaven.
July 13, 2007
Dear Beloved family of Austin Cloyd. I just returned from my first ASP experience in Omar, West virginia. Your bracelet in memoriam of Austin is wonderful. ASP was a great experience and I hope to have the honor of participating again. With prayers for your comfort. God Bless You.
June 24, 2007
Dear Cloyd Family,
I have just returned from leading our Sr. Youth Mission trip with Mountain Shelter (an ASP affiliate). We received the wrist bands in memory of Austin and heard the compelling story of her life of discipleship. Today I will baptize two people into membership in our church, a father and an infant son. I will be wearing Austin's bracelet as my hands go into the waters that promise eternal life. I will be reminded that the new life and Holy Spirit promised in baptism to these two people is the same gift that was given to Austin in her baptism. I pray for your healing through the promise of our Savior who said, "In my Father's house there are many rooms. I go there to prepare a place for you."
June 23, 2007
Hey, My name is Kaleb Tucker. I recently worked with the ASP. They gave me a bracelet in memory of Austin. I decided to come online and see if there was anything about her. From what i heard from the leaders of ASP is that she was a wonderful, hardworking, very driven girl. Austin will always be in my heart, and i know that everytime i ever go on a mission trip. i will always think of her
June 04, 2007
We are also a Hokie Family. We will keep you in our prayers and thoughts forever. My daughter lost her beloved Jeremy that day. As I said to his family, we are all joined in the joy of knowing each of them, and the sorrow in the loss. I read what the Professor emailed his students, and had tears in my eyes. You are all very special people. God Bless!
June 03, 2007
hi
I´m a Deisenroth to, but from Germany, and at time living in Mexico
June 01, 2007
My heart-felt condolences to Austin's Family.
May 26, 2007
To Austin's family:

Please know that many people still pray for your daughter, your family and the VT family. Austin sounded like such a delightful young lady. I watched the VT commencement ceremony on the VT website and prayed and cried with all of you. I pray for peace and comfort for you.
May 25, 2007
You will never beforgotten!
May 21, 2007
To the Cloyd Family;

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Austin. How very unfortunate for the family to have to experiance such a trauma. It can be comforting to look at what the bible has promised us during times such as these. The bible talks about a time when we will be able to see our loved ones through the resurrection talked about at John 5:28, and 29. The bible also talks about peaceful conditions that God promises will come about. Although, it may be hard to consider these things at this moment, I hope that you will find comfort within the bible. Know that Jehovah provides for those who ask of him.
May 20, 2007
My dear Renee and Bryan,

There will always be a void in our hearts. Though we shall never have the pleasure of really knowing her, Austin will forever be missed.
May 18, 2007
God Bless You

always,alma
May 18, 2007
Dear Cloyd Family,

I have been praying for you and the other families and victims who have lost a life to the Virginia Tech shooting ever since I read the article in the paper. For some reason your daughter stood out, you should be proud to have had a daughter like Austin. May God be with you always.
May 18, 2007
Heartfelt sympathy to Autin's family and friends. Two nights ago, Austin came to me in my sleep. She is beautiful. She showed me an orange and asked that her parents know, especially her daddy.
May 17, 2007
Dear Cloyd Family,
We grieve along with you. Austin will remain in our hearts.
May 16, 2007
OUT THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU TODAY EVEN MORE AS YOU THINK OF AUSTIN. WE PRAY GOD SURROUNDS YOU WITH HIS LOVE AND PEACE. WE WILL NEVER FORGET HER. SHE TOUCHED SO MANY LIFES,
GOD BLESS
THE MARYAN FAMILY
May 15, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
May the memory of your daughter live forever.
May 14, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficult time. May you find comfort to know that you have so many friends and strangers that have opened their hearts to you.
May 12, 2007
Dear Bryan and Renee,

I have been praying every day for you, that the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. May His love, and the love of His people, pour over you.
May 10, 2007
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.
May 07, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd,
Austin was the first friend I made when I got to Tech. We met in the elevator on move in day, and the moms did the awkward first introductions. I'll never forget it, and I will never forget her. She was such a good person with a big heart. I was lucky to live on this floor with her, because I got to see her everyday. I got to laugh with her and create memories that will last a lifetime. Thank you for giving me the chance to have such a wonderful person in my life. She will be greatly missed.
May 07, 2007
May God's peace come upon your hearts.
Family of Austin Cloyd. I just wanted to let you know. I'm so so sorry for your loss but.I feel in my heart she's made it to heaven. You will see her again some day.God has her in the safety of his presences Then you will never be separate from her again.You will be in my prayers.
May 06, 2007
I'm a very compassionate man.I didn't know Austin Cloyd but.I just wanted to say a few words.It breaks my heart to see such a beautiful human being taken away the way she was.

I have shed a lot of tears for her and all the other students professors of V tech.She's with Jesus now. She's finally free.Rest in peace sweet heart.
May 01, 2007
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am the sparkle in the snow.
I am the shredded leaves that blow.
I am the sunlight on growing grain.
I am the gentle summer rain.
I am the quiet bird at night.
Circling about; Taking flight.
So do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
April 30, 2007
RISE UP SLOWLY, ANGEL

Rise up, slowly, Angel.
I cannot let you go.
Just drift softly midst the faces,
In sorrow now bent low.

Ease the searing anger,
Born in harsh unyielding truth
That Death could steal my loved one
From the glowing blush of youth.

Rise up slowly, Angel.
Do not leave me here alone,
Where the warmth of mortal essence
Lies replaced by cold, hard stone.

Speak to me in breezes
Whispered through the drying leaves,
And caress my brow with raindrops
Filtered by the sheltering trees.

Rise up slowly, Angel,
For I cannot hear the song
Which calls you through the shadows
Into the light beyond.

Wrap me in your downy cape
Of sunshine, warm with love,
And kiss a tear-stained mother's face
With moonlight from above.

Then wait for me at sunset,
Beside the lily pond,
And guide me safely homeward
To your world,which lies beyond.

Just spread your wings and take me
In reunion’s sweet embrace,
And we shall soar, together,
To a different time and place.

For the parents, bless you.
April 30, 2007
To Austin's family and friends,
Our heavenly father promises at Isaiah 41:10-"Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness". May you grasp hold of his hand and allow him to guide you through the coming days, months and years.
May you gain comfort from these additional scriptures:
Isaiah 25:8="He will actually swallow up death forever."
Revelation 21:4-"And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away."
My husband was lost on 9/11 and these scriptural promises comfort me greatly.
April 30, 2007
Parents of Austin Michelle, Andrew, grandparents; Larry & Lois. May the Lord comfort you and your family during this hour of grief. Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to you.
April 30, 2007
Dear Cloyd Family,
We grieve along with you over your loss of Austin. We're so sorry for you at Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia. I'm sure she was an amazing daughter on earth - How much more in Heaven! I can't wait to meet her some day.
Warmest Regards,
Calvary Chapel of Philadelphia
April 30, 2007
To Austin's Family and Friends:

You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you all.

Nancy Newton
Radford University
April 30, 2007
JEHOVAH AND HIS SON ARE WITH US ALL KEEP THE FAITH
April 30, 2007
i just want to let u know I am so sorry for your loss. This world is such a crazy plce. that is why we must love all we can today. I have a daughter looking forward to go away to college and Ido not know what to do.
April 29, 2007
To The Family of Austin Cloyd-Please accept my deepest sympathy to you & your family. Know that the scriptures can bring you much comfort, for Jehovah has the power to resurrect our loved ones. John 5:28,29 tells us: "Do not marvel at this, because the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out." Please know that Jehovah God does care about you & take comfort from His word during this difficult time.
April 29, 2007
Having had the pleasure of working with our UMYF kids on their own mission trips, I know what kind of kid Austin must have been and how much she will be missed in Appalachia. "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them."
Dr. and Mrs. Cloyd, as one interviewer said, you are truly a comfort to the rest of us. May you, Andrew, and your parents find comfort in the love and support you now are receiving, and in the sure and certain knowledge that Austin is with Our Lord and you will all meet again. God bless and keep you until then.
April 28, 2007
I am a student 22 and I have three sisters. Can't imagine the pain you are going through. I deeply wish that have met Austin as I am interested in many things that she was.I study politics.I will never get to meet her and this breaks my heart such a beautiful life was lost. My prayers are with you.Petra
April 28, 2007
I am sorry for your loss. May God comfort you and your family.
April 28, 2007
May God be with you each day.
April 28, 2007
I'm so sorry four your loss.
I didn't know you but you and your family will always be in my heart.
Life is a treasure and anyone can't remove it.
April 28, 2007
To the Cloyd family,
I am sorry for your loss.I would like to offer you some words of comfort: the bible states that Jehovah God has a yearning-an earnest longing desire to resurrect the dead(job 14:14,15).So please take comfort in knowing that not only is the Originator of Life able to bring a person back to life but he also wants to do it.
April 27, 2007
I was the junior varsity basketball coach at Centennial High School when Austin was a junior. I was touched by her kindness, smile, and ability to make everyone feel so loved!

I have shed thousands of tears since hearing the news of your loss. I was shocked and so very saddened by the news.

Bless you for allowing the Champaign community to join you in celebrating Austin's life on her birthday. Thanks for your kinds words, uplifting smiles and hugs! Like your daughter, you are truly amazing and full of so much admirable courage!

From the deepest point within my heart I thank you for opportunity that was given to me to have been a part of Austin's life, if only for a short time. It was truly a privilege! You will always remain in my thoughts and prayers!
April 27, 2007
I did not know your daughter, but I felt compeled to write and express my condolences. Many of us have experienced personal tragadies. It can however bring people together like nothing else in this world. Celebrate Austin's life.... until you meet again in the hereafter.
God Bless. Persevere.
April 27, 2007
I am a 30-year-old returning college student from Virginia Beach.
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Austin last February at a conference on student activism on the issue of genocide in Darfur, Sudan at Emory University in Atlanta. The only VA schools were my school (Norfolk State Univ.) and Va. Tech. We Virginia students were to have a meeting to come up with plans for collaboration and goals for the movement in VA. As we introduced ourselves, Austin struck me right away because I have always had an affinity for red-haired people, (they're unique by nature!)but also because she was so lovely and tall (I am 5'). Then, when she introduced herself as a freshman, I was especially impressed that a person of her age, with "the world on a string" essentially, was spending her weekend learning how to better fight for people on the other side of the world who need to be freed from violence and insecurity.

When we heard the news about Austin, Daniel Cueva, and Nicole White, who were all members of the Int'l Relations Organization of VT, we were all devastated. Not only has VT lost 32 bright and beautiful people, they have lost students who care and have compassion for people who suffer from violence. This makes the whole thing especially tragic, in my opinion.

We Darfur activists should all plan to do more on the Darfur issue, with Austin and Daniel's spirits to guide us all as we work on this issue in the future with them in our hearts, thoughts, and prayers.

Please know that, while we grieve for Austin, Daniel, Nicole, and all the students and faculty who were taken to soon and their families now, it is possible that some meaning may come from the legacy of these beautiful people. In fact, it has to.
April 27, 2007
All of us at the University Libraries at Tech send you our prayers and condolences. In the University Archives we are working to establish an archive that will honor those who fell in this tragedy
April 27, 2007
Our family is praying for the Good Lord to provide his ever lasting love to help ease your pain . We also pray that the wonderful memories of your precious daughter will give you the strength to carry on in this life. This senseless act is so painful to the Blacksburg community and the entire nation. I can't even imagine the grief you must be going through and we pray that God be with your family.
April 27, 2007
To the Cloyd Family:

Please accept my deepest condolences on the tragic loss of your daughter. I did not know her but just reading about her made me so sad. I know your grief is immense at this time but you should be happy and grateful for knowing Austin because there are many people out there who never get to have children and they too ache for the rest of their lives. I think that having a wonderful child and losing her to Heaven is still thousand times better than never meeting her at all - never bringing her into this world. She will visit you often in your dreams and she will be the first one to greet you in Heaven when you arrive there. May God send his blessings upon your family at this difficult time.
April 26, 2007
I,am a man of 47 and i saw i holland a show about austin.
I want to say that i,am sorry for the los of your austin
April 26, 2007
i am so so sorry to hear about this loss. i met austin and cheered for the lady bruins during basketball season at bhs. i also know her brother. i cant even begin to imagine how her family is feeling right now, and i know she has changed a lot of peoples lives and is loved by many.
April 26, 2007
Even though you don't know me, I felt I wanted to sign this guest book in memory of your daughter. I am a mother of three, my oldest being an 18-year-old daughter, and I can't even imagine the pain you are going through right now. Please take comfort in the fact that your daughter was special and that is a reflection on you, her parents. She's in a good place now and some day you will be united again. May God bless you and give you comfort.

Sincerely,

LeAnn Augustus
Mahomet, IL
April 26, 2007
Please accept our deepest sympathies.
April 26, 2007
May you feel peace in your heart and love from many in your time of need. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time, so sorry for your loss.(I saw you on Dutch television)
April 26, 2007
My heart goes out the Cloyd family. In the bible however, it promises us a resurrection. May Jehovah God be with until then.
April 26, 2007
REST IN PEACE SWEET BEAUTIFUL PRECIOUS ANGEL
April 26, 2007
Bryan and Renee,
You were my next-door neighbors in Bloomington, Indiana when Austin was a baby. She was such a beautiful child! I stayed the night with Austin while Renee was in the hospital giving birth to Andrew. Even as a young child, Austin was delightful. You were a lovely young family, and I hope your memories will keep you strong. I was struck by the pictures of what a beautiful young lady Austin had become and impressed with what a wonderful person she was. I am so sorry for your loss.
April 26, 2007
Dear Renee, Bryan and Andrew,
You are in my thoughts daily. I pray that your pain will ease. It seems the world has rallied around you with love and prayers. God Bless and take care. Love, Moe
April 26, 2007
Austin Cloyd fixes every crook and cranny
She’s a little housing nanny
Her kindness reaches out to lift the spirit of those who’ve lost
Something priceless, something great, something of cost
Their house, their home, their place to live
Her warm friendly persona allows her to give
She’s delightful with a smile that up builds the broken hearted
Outgoing without slowing her empathy uncharted
Volleyball and basketball kept her active with glee
A Christian whose thoughts were for all without a constant me
Austin a daughter, a friend, a rebuilder of hope
Remember how she healed other’s loss knowing she was a human Angel will soothingly cope

April 26, 2007
Dear Cloyd Family,
I did not know your beautiful daughter, but from stories and media. I look at her innocent face and see my daughter. Full of hopes and dreams, reaching for the stars and almost touching them.
I can only imagine your hurt, your pain. Because I have not lost a child, I look at my baby and imagine life without her. It breaks my heart.
Thank you for raising such a wonderful girl. One who put charity and goodness to use in her everyday life. Thank you for giving her the love that made her the giving and loving person she was. You fostered in her the need to make the world a better place. Because of her, the world IS a better place.Without her bright light, it is also a little dimmer.
I have no doubts she is now your angel. Her tender hand touches your tearstained cheeks, putting her small hand on your's as your mourn. I bet, that when she reached Heaven's gate, her only regret was that she could not tell you once more how much she loved you. That she could not spend one more day with you... Now, she lives through you, in you, and in all the lives that have been touched by her too brief life.
I know that God embraces her into His fold. She was too good for this world, Angels are not suppose to walk among us. Sometimes we are lucky and they do.
I wish I could take away your hurt, but I can't. I cannot bring her back to you. I can only tell you that her life made a difference. That we, the world, mourn with you in your loss. That her sweet face will always remain in our hearts as well.
May Faith wrap you up and give you comfort. May God help you find the power to heal. God bless and keep you, heartbreaking family.
Love remains. Even on the darkest of days, the Love remains. The love you have of her, the love she has for you~ it does not fade, it does not disappear.
I can tell you that your baby girl holds you tightly, around your waist, as she did when she was a child. That her spirit continues on.
God bless you all.
~A Proud Army Wife~
April 25, 2007
I am sorry for what happened to your family. I pray that God will help you through this difficult time.
April 25, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 25, 2007
to the family, you are in my paryers
April 25, 2007
Our hearts go out to the Cloyd family. We are so sorry for your loss
April 25, 2007
I am very sorry for your terrible loss. The students and faculty at Rivier Cllege are praying for all of you. I have Austin's picture on my office door and will remember you in prayer every day. I am the Director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program here in NH. We held a memorial service for all of the victims and the victim I represented was Austin. God bless you.
April 25, 2007
On behalf of the Members of First Christian Church, in Burlington Iowa, we want to express our utmost condolences at this most difficult time in your lives. May it be a comfort to you and your family and friends to know that you are being remembered right now and in the months to come in the thoughts and prayers of so many. It is our prayer that you will feel God’s everlasting love and presence in this time of sorrow and that you turn to Him for His strength to guide your way through these troubled times. We sincerely hope and pray that your tremendous grief at this time will gradually diminish while the precious memories of your loved ones will last forever. May you find peace in God’s never failing love and care and may God's blessing be with you and your family at this time. It is our fervent prayer that you find strength in the Lord!
Jesus told his disciples, "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4.
April 25, 2007
Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the loss of your daughter, sister, niece, friend, student. She obviously loved life made a very positive impact whereever she went and will be greatly missed. May our good God strengthen you in the days to come.
April 25, 2007
My heart and prayers are with you. Proverbs 3:5-6 says: Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

May God bless this family.
April 25, 2007
My prayers are with the Cloyd family today.
April 25, 2007
I just want you to know that I am deeply sorry for your loss. I have followed all the info that has been posted in regards to everything that has went on and it just makes me want to cry I feel like I knew all the vitims myself...god bless
April 25, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss..may god be with you in this time of need
April 25, 2007
We are heart struck over the senseless actions of one individual. Our thoughts are with you. After the tears stop flowing and the pain softens try to remember the time you shared with your loved one and the memories you made, Memories are eternal and forever and know one can take that away from you.
April 25, 2007
“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”

Please know that the country mourns with you for the sudden loss of your daughter. She is with God now, and with him there is no hatred, no anger, only peace and love.
April 25, 2007
What can one say to a family that has endured such a loss? All we can do is offer you our prayers, support and thanks. In the time that your daughter was on this earth, you taught her how to make it a better place. We are grateful to you and to Austin-the world is better because there are people like you in it. May God Bless and comfort all of you.
April 25, 2007
When we lost our daughter, also a college student, in a tragic car crash six years ago we never would have thought anyone would understand the pain we have been feeling. But to Austin's family, know that there are thousands who know what you are feeling and we know that while the pain will never ever go away, it will gradually ease and you will one day be able to smile again when you think of the times you cherished with Austin. This is a time when you are feeling tremendous support from people all over the world. Soon you will be alone with your grief and you will need to support each other as never before. Seek counseling; seek out others like you as I am with this message. You will find comfort and strength, and Austin will remain forever. I wish you all the best in this difficult journey.
April 24, 2007
It is difficult to write this email as my face quivers and streams of tears fall! Hard to type under these conditions. Yet, I must express my sincere sympathy to the family members and close friends of Austin Cloyd. I learned of Austin just moments ago due to an email forward that I received that originated from a woman who worked with her father Brian. I then Googled Austin's name and was struck that much harder by looking at photos of the vibrant and beautiful girl whose life was unpredictably cut short by way of an extreme violent act. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a child. It is my true hope and prayer that God will Guide you thru this tragic time in His Love and Strength!
April 24, 2007
We are sorry for your loss and pray God's peace and comfort for you. Ashley is now at home with the Lord. May the loving memories of her
and God's love comfort you in your grief. God bless.
April 24, 2007
i am so sorry for your loss. no one mourns as much as you, but many of us mourn with you.
April 24, 2007
It is so shocking what happened on that sorrowful day
In my prayers you will forever stay
Although we never met and I did not know you
This is a poem for you to say my adieu
It is a shame you can not be with us today
Due to everything that happened I am still in dismay
Now you are up in a better place
We will never forget your honor and grace
Please look over us, protect us from dangers
You are missed by your family and countless strangers
I wanted to let you know you are in the thoughts of many
Condolences and commiserations are aplenty
I bless your family hope they stay strong
In my thoughts they will always belong
I say to you and the other decease
I wish that you all rest in peace
April 24, 2007
Thinking and praying for you in the loss of your beautiful daughter, Austin. May the Celebration of Life today on her birthday help to know how many lives she touched. As her parents, you were instrumental in her success and love of life. God Bless and Peace Be With you.
April 24, 2007
to the family of austin, my prayers are with in this time of sorrow. from what ive read she was a beautiful, aspiring, full of life girl who whose light will never fade...may god be with you now and forever.austin recieves her wings this day.
April 24, 2007
Out of such a senseless act, the compassion and love from around the world has become more than evident. Never have I seen such an outpouring of love and support as I have for your daughter Austin. You are to be commended on giving this earth one that so deeply touched the world. I did not know her, but we were sisters in the eyes of God. Know that He holds her closer than any of us ever could have and one day, we will all see her again. You remain in my thoughts and my prayers.
April 24, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
April 24, 2007
A Accepting
U Undeniable
S Sweet
T Trustworthy
I Inspirational
N Nice
April 24, 2007
Although Austin's earthly life has
ended.....Her spiritual life with
Our Lord has just begun. You are in my thoughts and prayers each day. May His Loving arms comfort you.
April 24, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you on the loss of your daughter and sister.
April 24, 2007
To my beautiful granddaughter ...
When I awoke this morning it seemed as though it were 19 years ago and we were all eagerly awaiting your birth. Now, as we mourn, I hold fast to our memories, your sweet nature, kind spirit, your beauty and intelligence, and your love for all, especially your family. Until we meet again in Heaven - Happy Birthday. "Grammy"
April 24, 2007
My prayers are with you and your family at this time. This is such a tragic loss that will haunt this nation for a long time. Please pray to God for peace to get you through your loss during this time of the loss of your loved one. REMEMBER ALABAMA LOVES THE HOKIES!
April 24, 2007
I didnt know any of the people that passed, but this whole thing has gotten to me, alot. I am 15 years old and I'm a freshman at Crawford County High School in Roberta, GA. This tragedy has most definatley opened up the eyes of many people, even in other states far from Virginia. Even my school in this little town we know as Roberta are buckling down and making sure that our schools are safer. It has opened up my eyes to all the possiblities at schools, here in Georgia, Virginia, and all over the world also. My condolences go out to all the friends and family of the victims. I can't possibly begin to imagine what they must be going through. Stay strong, VT will pull through!
April 24, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 24, 2007
You and your family are in my prayers. May God help you to be strong.
April 24, 2007
Austin is a friend of friend and thus her loss is mine. After reading 30 pages of entries in this guest book, I find my words not eloquent enough to express my thoughts. My tears flow and heart aches for you,her family...
April 24, 2007
We want to let you know that in Georgetown, Ky, there are many, many people keeping your family in their prayers. The Cloyd family has always been loved in our community and hopefully it will help to know that others are sharing your sadness at this time. Words seem so inadequate but God is still in control and Austin will always live in your hearts.
Marylou Moore Henderson
(SCHS 1974) and
Greg Henderson (SCHS 1980)
April 23, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 23, 2007
God bless you.
April 23, 2007
Dear Renee and family,
I met Austin and you many years ago when she and my son, Louis, went on ASP together, but it feels like yesterday. She was such a bright shining star in an otherwise sea of people. I remember her, too, at prom time. Louis took Austin's friend, Beth, to prom, and Beth and Austin looked so lovely. I was shocked and deeply saddened to learn last week that Austin was among those whose lives were tragically cut short in VA. It was obvious Austin was destined for great things in her lifetime, and from my brief encounters with her, I am sure she will continue to pursue great things in heaven above. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.
April 23, 2007
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. All I can say is that I am praying that the Lord will give you strength during this awful time.
April 23, 2007
To the Cloyd Family
I pray that God can ease the aching in your hearts. Austin touched so many lives in this world. I only hope that knowing this will comfort you. Remember it will be a better world because of her.
I will strive to find an appropriate way to honor her memory.
God Bless Your Family.
April 23, 2007
In our thoughts and prayers,the McCormack family Jason,Kaye,and Daniel
April 23, 2007
Words can't express the sorrow I've felt at the loss of your loved one. May God's Grace and Mercy give you comfort and peace.
April 23, 2007
I am truly so very sorry for your loss. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
Dear Mr and Mrs.Cloyd,

I have visited this web site many times in the last few days. I have not had the words I felt could express my feeling of loss for you at the death of your daughter until today. I do know that her death is a shock to you and will be a deep wound for the rest of your lives. I do not believe that God ordains these tragedies in our lives, but I do believe that He uses them to change peoples lives. I have been profoundly changed by this tragedy and it will affect the direction of my life forever in a postive way. We all grieve with you and I believe in the goodness of God and the fact that He will rebuild the lives of people out of the loss of Austin. All of my love and prayers are with you.

JIM
April 23, 2007
Dear Cloyd Family:

Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Words can not express how I feel about this devasting situation. Bryan: I miss working with you and want you to know that Austin was loved here as well as in Virgina and we hope that our love, concern and prayers will be able to sustain you through this hard time. I'm here if you ever need anything.

Take care.

Karen Kalal
April 23, 2007
May God bless your family to find peace. There are no words that I can express to you other than to say my thoughts are with you.
April 23, 2007
It's so terrible that something like this can still happen in the year 2007...
You will forever be in the world their prayers, their thoughts, their heart!
April 23, 2007
I did not know you or your family. But I don’t believe there is a person in the world whose heart has not been touched by this tragedy. There is nothing in this life that brings us more sorrow than to lose loved ones in death. Even harder to bear is when the lives of loved ones are lost due to an unexpected tragedy. The shock can be overwhelming.
Be assured that God promises that he…”is near to those that are broken at heart; and those who are crushed in spirit he saves.” (Psalms 34:18) Nothing can bring us more peace of mind than the inspired words of… the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulations. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4) Take comfort and solace in the Bible's message as we all await the time when GOD…” will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:3,4)
April 23, 2007
My thoughts and preys go out to all the families that lost their love ones in this tragedy. Eveyone is sad at this time I understand because you never know when its someone last time to say good-bye. But just thank God that you are still here today. Your love ones may be gone but will be never forgotten just remeber they are in a better place with the lord.
April 23, 2007
Renee and family,

I cannot even begin to understand the pain you are in right now.

I remember Austin so well standing in the church (FUMC) lobby with her sweet smile and beautiful hair. I am so sorry for your loss.
April 23, 2007
I'm terribly sorry for your loss.
April 23, 2007
May the Memories that you hold closest to your Heart bring you Comfort during this tragic time.
Our daughter was an Alumni of Va Tech. Austin is the Brightest star shinging in the sky.
God Bless you and your dear Family.
April 23, 2007
I trust that God be your strength and comforter in your time of sorrow. Be encouraged and be blessed.
April 23, 2007
Our prayers will be always with you all.
April 23, 2007
I know that no words of comfort will help cope with the loss of this precious child.
I do want you to know that you and he are in my prayers.
May he rest in peace and may you. never know sorrow again
April 23, 2007
Ausitn was a fond friend of Jaimie's as they were basketball buds at Centennial HS. Austin (being older) took Jaimie under her wing as a friend and would pick her up at our home to go to basketball practice. Austin also invited Jaimie to attend a church function where they got to meet a football player (which they thought was very cool). The girls always had a great time together. Our hearts are breaking, but we as Christians believe she is off to a better place. Play on Charger Sisters. See you the 24th.
April 23, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
Dear Bryan and family,

I know your heart is breaking. Please know that back in Georgetown, while we can't hold your hands, we are holding you in our hearts. I felt compelled to go back and open our high school annual and compare your face, Bryan, with that sweet faced girl of yours....quite a resemblance; it made me smile and cry at the same time. Hold each other tight and remember that we are lifting you up.
April 23, 2007
Emmanuel Church in Geneva, Switzerland held a service in honor and remembrance of the V Tech victims yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with victims’ families and friends.
April 23, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
Joyful memories of Austin will always live in your hearts. May God give you comfort and Peace during these tragic times.
April 22, 2007
Renee and Bryan,
The Inquiry Class at Highland Park spent its full hour this morning praying for you. We still hold you very close in our hearts but never more so than right now.
God's peace,
Sarah
April 22, 2007
To the Cloyd Family:

A day doesn't go by when I don't think of you guys. I know we don't understand why things like this happen, but I do hope that you will find some comfort in knowing you still have the support and love of thousands of people all over the country. All of us here in Austin, Texas who knew Austin are keeping her in our memories, thoughts and prayers. She is truely an ANGEL. May God bless your family and may Austin's spirit dwell in all of us. Blessings.
April 22, 2007
Although we don't know you we would like to extend our deepest Condolences to everyone in your family. We are so very sorry for your loss. Our heart breaks for you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May God give you strength and comfort through this very hard time. God Bless You All!
April 22, 2007
Dear Mr. & Mrs. Cloyd -
All of us in America, and around the world, feel your pain and sadness.... We are so sorry for what you (& the other victims) are going through. So many people are praying for you at this most difficult time. "We" are always here for you. Please continue to lean on GOD at this most difficult time in your life. Austin is never far away from you. She will always be with you in spirit. Don't forget that.
GOD BLESS,
April 22, 2007
God has placed the beauty of Austin in our hearts. We will always treasure her.
April 22, 2007
Dear Family of Austin,
The nation and I morn the loss of your beautiful Austin. How do me make sense from a senseless act but hopefully you will find comfort in knowing that others care. I, too, grew up in Champaign and keep my membership at the United Methodist Church. My prayers and thoughts will be with you on April 24th. May you feel the Lord close and may He be of comfort to you in the days to come.
Alta
April 22, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. We send our deepest condolences and will remember you in our prayers.
April 22, 2007
Austin's family and friends,
Our prayers and love are with you in this tragedy.
God Bless
The Burd Family
April 22, 2007
Children are not expected to die before their parents. It is not the natural order of things. I am sorry your child has died and left such an awful hole in your lives. She was a gift. May her memory live on in the hearts and minds of her family and friends. I am sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
my prayers and thoughts are with you at this time of sorrow. Austin is with jesus in heaven.
April 22, 2007
TO THE CLOYD FAMILY

YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.GOD BLESS YOU
April 22, 2007
More than 10 years have separated us and miles as well, but special memories of a young and loving Austin and her family filled Pond Springs Baptist Church this Sunday morning. Our prayers and tears are for you. We send our deepest sympathy.
April 22, 2007
To the Cloyd Family,
Austin was such a wonderful person. I remember my father (Larry Askew) talking about the ASP trips they took together. I am positive that she touched the lives of so many there. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Austin.
April 22, 2007
I am deeply saddened by the lost of your loved one. At times like these it is comforting to know that the Bible tells us at Acts 24 verse 15 that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. So with that knowledge, know that there is a hope that you will see your loved one again.
April 22, 2007
I have all of Austin's family and friends in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss. God bless you!
April 22, 2007
God Bless Austin Cloyd and her family, Bryan, Renee, and Andrew. You have our deepest sympathy. While we cannot imagine your pain, perhaps it helps just a bit to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. We will never forget Austin. Happy 19th birthday.
April 22, 2007
Although we do not know Austin or her family our hearts are heavy as well and we send our deepest condolences at this great time of need
April 22, 2007
God bless your family during this time of sorrow in the lost of your love one that was taken from your family. Our prays go out to your family, Virginia Tech staff, students, alumin & friends of your family member that was taken from you.
April 22, 2007
May the peace and comfort that can come only from God be yours at this difficult time. We pray that your memories bring joy to you.
April 22, 2007
You're in my thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
My family and I are mourning because your family mourns; we find comfort in knowing that you all have many wonderful memories of your loved one. God bless you.
April 22, 2007
Please accept our love and deepest sympathies. Words seem so pointless following the tragic loss of your much loved Austin. Find strength in her memory as it lives within you hearts.
April 22, 2007
There is no way to say I am sorry for your loss and it heal your family and friends heart's .

I can tell you from losing someone suddenly myself, you will feel many emotions as you grieve.

Each one is needed. Bless you as you walk this road.
April 22, 2007
There are so many things in life that happen and we search and can find no rhyme nor reason for. This being the perfect example. My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends and may somehow you find the strength and courage to go on and celebrate the short time she had on this earth. God Bless...
April 22, 2007
I did not know you, but members of my family did - and I share their sorrow. May God keep you forever in his love and give your family peace.
April 22, 2007
Each time I hear that someone has died I feel a pain so deep inside I feel so bad all I do is cry and ask myself Why? yet there is no doubt that she is in heaven up above and with her goes all our love........
April 22, 2007
May God hold you in his arms and comfort you in your time of need. We share the loss of two children with you. It will only get better.God bless and keep you.
Sincerely,
Betty Dunn
April 21, 2007
Even though i didn't know you, i am sure about the fact that you were a kind hearted guy and one time we hopefully will get to know each other in heaven, rest in peace, we all are with you, and god is ,too
April 21, 2007
To the family of Austin Michelle Cloyd......Not only have you lost one of the most beautiful persons I have ever seen..I was out of town and this beautiful (red headed, of course) young angel kept running on my TV screen, and seeing this name "Austin", I should have known some "kin" could be traced..Sure enough, somehow my dear Mother, a Austin, a sister to our beloved Uncle "Fitz", who we all remembered well because of that million $$ smile found on that Policeman at Trade/Tryon in Charlotte. Yes, we have tears too, but reading and hearing about your daughter Austin, we join others throughout the world who have benefited because of her accomplishments. Oh, what a glorious place in Heaven it must be! I promise I will collect all I can of the many written stories about her and her impact on others, so to give to my little grand daughter and show her what one person can do if they study and let our Savior Jesus Christ lead her as Austin was growing in God's world. She was a real and true Leader, May God bless all of you, this world is better because of her. God Bless...
April 21, 2007
We are so sorry on the sudden loss of your precious son Austin. Always remember the neverending love of the Lord for your family and your son Austin who is now in his care.
April 21, 2007
This is not a 'Goodbye', this is just a 'See you later, dear friend.'

This world is a lesser place without you.
April 21, 2007
God bless the Cloyd family during this time of sorrow.
April 21, 2007
sorry about ur loss i'm so sad
April 21, 2007
May God grant you peace, and know that America grieves with you.
April 21, 2007
Our nation mourns with you. May God wrap you in his arms and comfort you during this time.
April 21, 2007
MAy GOD bless your family in this time of need. We are all very sorry for the loss of your wonderful child. You are in my prayers.
April 21, 2007
Remember with you one life that touched so many others. May the concerns of family and friends comfort you during this sad time of your life. God Bless!
April 21, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy to the Cloyd family in the loss of Austin. I did not know Austin, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that there are people out here that does care. Hold tight to your treasured memories that his special smile may continue to shine on. I pray that peace will fine you all.
April 21, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. REMEMBER AUSTIN IS NO FARTHER FROM YOU THAN YOUR HEART. YOU ALL HAVE A VERY SPECIAL ANGEL IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER YOU.
April 21, 2007
Your family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers. From working with Austin at the Model NATO Conference this year, there is no doubt she would have made an impact on this world. I'll always think of her fondly as the honorable delegate from Iceland in the Working Group. - The delegate from the Netherlands
April 21, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. This tragedy has certainly touched our hearts. God bless you in the coming days, weeks and months.
April 21, 2007
My thoughts, prayers and deepest condolences to the entire Cloyd family. To have lost such a promising and special young lady is a tragedy. I hope that you, her friends and family, find comfort and strength in the prayers offered on your behalf.

May God touch you with His healing and peace.
April 21, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 21, 2007
We pray for your family in this tragedy.
May the Blessings, Peace, Comfort, and Love of our Lord Jesus Christ be with the family and friends of Austin Michelle Cloyd.

--- from John 14:16 ( King James Bible )
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
April 21, 2007
My heart is breaking with yours. May God bless you and your family at this time. You are in my prayers.
April 21, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 21, 2007
You are in our prayers, I Peters 5:7 says "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
P.S. Even though you don't know us you all are still in our prayers Love In Christ,
April 21, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. I cannot believe that someone just beginning their life has been lost to such a senseless tragedy. My prayers are with your family.
April 21, 2007
You are not alone
God is here for you
There’s no problem or pain to great
That he can’t pull us through

You are not alone
God can hear you
To Him your feelings do express
Trust Him you’ll see put him to the test

You are not alone
God Cares for you
Let Him comfort you

Psalms 34:18. “ Jehovah is near to those that
Are broken at heart, and those who are
Crushed in spirit he saves.”

waniboi@wmconnect.com
April 21, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 21, 2007
My heart breaks for the family of Austin, though I did not know her. The world feels like we do. We have all watched the news in dibelief and wonder how such a horrible thing could happen. May God hold you in the palm of his hands, and may the family find peace though the memories, and the wonderful things you shared in life with her. May God bless all of you at this time of sorrow.
April 21, 2007
There are many strangers in this world that will never forget Austin. Bless Austin and his family.
April 21, 2007
I am so sorry, for you for your family and your friends. You did not deserve to die this way, but I have to trust that there is a greater plan that mere humans cannot fathom, but through faith will understand.
April 21, 2007
I will hold your family in my heart forever.
April 20, 2007
My heart ached as I saw your picture. I was born and raised in Champaign. I went to both Centennial (Class 0f 77) and First United Methodist Church in Champaign when I was growing up. I
don't know if you were related to a Mike and Tom Cloyd. But my thoughts and prayers are with your family and your beautiful soul in HEAVEN.Its such a tragedy that you won't be able to share your talents here on Earth. May God Bless you always
April 20, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May God grant you strength and courage to take you through it. Your daugher was lovely.
April 20, 2007
Our prayers are with you, our hearts go out to all of you who loved Austin.
Peace be with you.
April 20, 2007
You have my deepest sympathy and prayers at this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
MAY GOD GUIDE YOU THROUGH THIS TIME OF GREAT SADNESS AND HEARTACHE.
GOD BLESS YOU ALL.
April 20, 2007
My sister played volleyball with your daugher. As the days pass may God bless your family and ease your pain. In His name,
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
April 20, 2007
My family sends our love,thoughts and prayers we are so very sorry for your loss.
April 20, 2007
I'm sorry for the lost of your beautiful daugther, she is in God's hand now.
April 20, 2007
Praying that God would richly bless you with a peace that surpasses all human understanding and may you see His love and provision for your family in tangible ways during this horrific time.
April 20, 2007
I was so sorry to hear about Austin. My thoughts and prayers are with Austin's family and friends at this time.
April 20, 2007
I had the ability to know your daughter through a lifeguarding class that we took together in 2006. We were rescue partners through the whole class. I was also shocked when she had told me that she was a Senior in High School. Austin was 10 years ahead of her time as far as mental maturity. I was lucky enough too see Austin at VT a couple of weeks ago when I was involved with more lifeguard trainings, but did not get a chance to talk just to say hi! You the family should be very proud of what a beautiful young lady you raised. God Bless!!!
April 20, 2007
My heart and prayers are with you... May the Lord surround you with His love and peace and hold you in the palm of His hand as you go thru this time of sorrow in the days ahead... God Bless You,
April 20, 2007
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
I am deeply saddened by this tragedy may you all rest in peace forever and eternity with the Lord........He loves us all.
April 20, 2007
May peace be with you.
April 20, 2007
Today we are all Hokies. God Bless.
April 20, 2007
I made you a banner that i will give to church on tuersday. I'm praying for you
April 20, 2007
We are so extremely sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. We pray that God will give you strength now and in the days ahead.
April 20, 2007
I am so very sorry for your loss of such a beautiful girl. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 20, 2007
Cloyd was a beautiful girl and May God Bless you all!
April 20, 2007
May it bring you comfort to know that Austin is truly home and one day you will see her again. God be with you and others who suffered such a terrible loss.
April 20, 2007
IN TIMES LIKE THESE THERE ARE NO WORDS FROM FAMOUS POETS OR PLAYWRIGHTS THAT CAN DO JUSTICE EXCEPT THE WORD OF GOD. TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND LEAN NOT TO YOUR OWN UNDERSTANDING. TRY NOT TO MAKES SENSE OF THIS GOD HAS THIS IN HIS HANDS. PLEASE KNOW THAT OUR FAMILY IS STANDING IN THE GAP FOR YOU IN PRAYER. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU COMFORTED DURING THIS TIME
April 20, 2007
To the family,
I didn't personally know Austin, but her friend Sarah is my suitemate at Radford University. I pray that you may find comfort in the days, weeks, and months to come. You are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you. May God bless.
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you.
April 20, 2007
May God bless and heal your family.
April 20, 2007
My prayers are with you during this time of sorrow...May God Bless You..
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers
April 20, 2007
May the worlds tears help your pain.
April 20, 2007
God bless you and my prayers are with you.
April 20, 2007
Champaign grieves with you and for your loss. Austin was a beautiful young woman with her entire life ahead of her. Every life she touched is better - just for having known her.
April 20, 2007
To my dearest family, some things I'd like to say...
but first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay.
I'm writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above.
Here, there's no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love.

Please do not be unhappy just because I'm out of sight.
Remember that I'm with you every morning, noon and night.
That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through,
God picked me up and hugged me and He said, "I welcome you."

It's good to have you back again; you were missed while you were gone.
As for your dearest family, they'll be here later on.
I need you here badly; you're part of my plan.
There's so much that we have to do, to help our mortal man."

God gave me a list of things, that he wished for me to do.
And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you.
And when you lie in bed at night, the day's chores put to flight.
God and I are closest to you....in the middle of the night.

When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years
because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears.
But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain.
Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain.

I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned.
But if I were to tell you, you wouldn't understand.
But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is o'er.
I'm closer to you now, than I ever was before.

There are many rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb;
but together we can do it by taking one day at a time.
It was always my philosophy and I'd like it for you too...
that as you give unto the world, the world will give to you.

If you can help somebody who's in sorrow and pain,
then you can say to God at night......"My day was not in vain."
And now I am contented....that my life has been worthwhile,
knowing as I passed along the way, I made somebody smile.

So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low,
just lend a hand to pick him up, as on your way you go.
When you're walking down the street, and you've got me on your mind;
I'm walking in your footsteps only half a step behind.

And when it's time for you to go.... from that body to be free,
remember you're not going.....you're coming here to me.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
©Copyright 1998-2007
http://www.ruthann1.com
April 20, 2007
To the family of Austin, I was very saddened to hear of the sad news. God bless all!
April 20, 2007
I just had to express my sincerest and deepest condolences to the family. I am a Cloyd, too, and I feel the pain especially hard. I am so very, very, sorry. Austin is, now, I am sure, in heaven, having a ball. God bless the Cloyds.

George Cloyd
Madison, Wisconsin
April 20, 2007
KEEP PRESSING ON
April 20, 2007
I like many others am a complete stranger to the family, but you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I have a daughter of my own and can't imagine losing her in the prime of her life. If he bring you to it, he will bring you through it.
April 20, 2007
Words cannot express the deep sorrow I feel for your family. I lost a son to an accident several years ago, so I can relate to your pain and suffering. Please know that you are not alone during this painful time,
thousands of thoughts and prayers are with you daily. May Gods Love and Grace see you thur this, and fill you with peace knowing that your beautiful daughter is in a wonderful place of peace and love, and is waiting till the day she will see you again.
April 20, 2007
may god's love surround you and your family in this times.we are deeply saddened by such a tragic lost.we didn't know your child but please know you are in our prayers.
April 20, 2007
Please know that my husband and I join with the rest of the world in extending our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Our hearts are broken for you. God Bless You!
April 20, 2007
Please take comfort in knowing that many people from around the world are lifting you in prayer. My heart breaks for each and every one of you!
April 20, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am so sorry for what happened.
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.
April 20, 2007
May God keep you and comfort you during this time of sorrow, and know that we are all grieving with your family as well.
April 20, 2007
Such a tragedy and loss for everyone. My heart goes out to those families who lost a loved one.
April 20, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
You are all in our prayers. Robby was very concerned about Andrew as well.
April 20, 2007
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for your loss.
April 20, 2007
May God Rest your soul Dear Austin, and to your parents my heartfelt sympathies. My daughter is also a freshman this year so I feel your pain and just want to tell you i am sorry. Della
April 20, 2007
May the Grace of God comfort you in your loss.
April 20, 2007
TO THE CLOYD FAMILY:
YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
April 20, 2007
The Cloyd family has been in our thoughts and prayers constantly. We will continue to pray that God will give you the strength to endure the next very difficult days ahead of you, and then find the peace in knowing that Austin has been an inspiration to each person that knew her. Austin was a scholar, an athlete, and a giver. She was genuine, kind, and dedicated to making a difference in the world. Above all, her Christian faith was strong and pure and radiated in her beautiful eyes. The Blacksburg High School students and faculty were blessed to have Austin as a part of our lives and we will miss her so very much.
April 20, 2007
Deepest sympathy from the"Student Programs" Housekeeping Staff of O'Shag Dorm.
April 20, 2007
As a teacher, I can't even imagine what your family and friends are going through. Our prayers are with you and all other students and faculty who lost their lives so tragically.
April 20, 2007
My heart goes out to you and your family. You will be in my prayers.
April 20, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 20, 2007
Earth is a lesser place with the passing of your loved one. May the prayers of millions give you strength and courage for the future. We love you.
April 20, 2007
My family and I are thinking of you as you mourn the loss of your precious daughter. Austin was a fabulous young lady and possessed all of the qualities that anyone could hope for in a child. She will be greatly missed.
April 20, 2007
Please accept our sympathy. The world grieves the loss of Austin and his VT classmates and faculty.
April 20, 2007
Although, I don't know your family and I feel helpless in your loss. Please know that my family and I are praying for you at this sad time. My daughter plans on attending VT and I will be proud to know that she will a classmate of your daughter.
April 20, 2007
What a beautiful girl, bright future. I am so sorry that this happened; I cannot know how you feel, but I want you to know that so many love and care and many thoughts and prayers are being said. I pray for your comfort during this time and always.
April 20, 2007
Family and Friends of Austin Cloyd;
Your all in our thoughts and prayers, during this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
May the peace and love from our God be with all of you in days ahead. We are so sorry for your loss and want you to know we are praying for you. We have the Promise that some day we will know why things happen as they do, until that time, He gives us each other to lean on and draw support from. Be assured that our arms are wrapped around you and all the VaTech families. God Bless You Always!
April 20, 2007
It is a very sad day in the Charger family. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.
April 20, 2007
As a Hokie fan and parent of a former student of Tech, my heart breaks for you in this time of your loss.
April 20, 2007
Our deepest condolences to your family from the Roberts Family.
April 20, 2007
I am so very sorry for you lost. My prayers are with you.
April 20, 2007
God bless Austin and her family. When a bell rings, an angel gets wings. Austin is our angel.
Cathy Holland
Frank Holland (VT class of 1970)
April 20, 2007
To the family of Austin Michelle Cloyd, the family will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Please know that the death of Austin has touched so many. May her memories comfort you now and forever.
April 20, 2007
YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy for you loss.
April 20, 2007
We are all deeply touched by your sorry. We grieve with you and we pray that comfort and peace will come to you as only God can provide. You are loved by so many.
April 20, 2007
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 20, 2007
Dear Cloyd Family,

Your family remains in our thoughts and prayers. Montgomery County is here to support your family with anything you may need.

Andrew, know that your friends and classmates are thinking about you and we are here for you.

Dr. Tiffany Anderson
Superintendent
April 20, 2007
My heart goes out to your family and to all families who lost a son or daughter in this terrible incident. As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends. God Bless you all.
April 20, 2007
I am so very sorry for the loss of your daughter and sister. God has a plan and and needed a special Angel for his plan. He will get you through this.
April 20, 2007
Our words can not begin to express what is in our hearts. Please know our thoughts & our prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
April 20, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
My heart goes out to all of you. I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like Austin must have been a beautiful young girl. May God help you thru this.
April 20, 2007
The whole world is mourning with you, and believe in God that her soul will rest in perfect peace.
April 20, 2007
Our prayers are with you during this very sad and difficult time. May you feel the love of God envelope you now and in the coming days.
In Christ,
Cabby and Diane Whitt
April 20, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathy during the loss of your daughter.I am a Housekeeping Supervisor for Student Programs at V.T. and each and every student there are so precious to the Housekeeping Staff.We cannot begin to know the sorrow you have in your heart but please know we are grieving with you.
April 20, 2007
To the family and friends of Austin Cloyd,

Please accept my deepest sympathies. I can’t possibly imagine what you may be feeling,
I can only hope that in time your pain will subside a little and that your memories of Austin will eventually bring a smile to your faces. Until then, be as kind to yourselves as you would be to anyone else who has suffered such a heartbreaking loss. Rest now, grieve now, and allow those who know you and love you do what they can to help you through this tragic time.

My thoughts and prayers are with each and every one of you.
April 20, 2007
We are so devasted by what an awful tragedy that took the lives of the innocent. It's absolutely heartbreaking what the family has to go thru now and we hope that you know that you are in everybody's thoughts and prayers.Ryan&Shannon (SA)
April 20, 2007
I am so sorry for the tragedy of your loss. What a beautiful daughter gone too soon but forever in your hearts. I pray that God comfort your broken hearts.
April 20, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
April 20, 2007
I would like to extend my condolences to your family at this time. This has been a tragic event and I know you are all in pain and I truly know your profound sense of loss. I lost my 23 year old niece to cancer 18 months ago and my only child is a 15 year old son named Austin. I feel very drawn to your family for some reason. Austin was a VERY beautiful girl that seemed to be very gifted and had such incredible potential. Be happy with the memories that you have with her and know that even though she did not reach her potential here on earth, she must be achieving it in heaven. God is holding her right now. She will bless his kingdom with her spirit. My prayers and thoughts are with you and all the families that have been affected by this injustice. May God Bless each and every one of you.
April 20, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
April 20, 2007
My smypathy and prayers go to the family.
April 19, 2007
May you feel peace in your heart and love from many in your time of need. My thoughts are with you and your family at this time, so sorry for your loss.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with
you. May God comfort you during
this most difficult time.
April 19, 2007
I am sooo sorry about your senseless loss. Please try and take some comfort in knowing that the state of Virginia.. and the world for that matter... greive with you. God Bless.
April 19, 2007
May God bless your family, during
this difficult time. Peace I leave with you,my peace I give unto you
not as the world giveth,I give unto you let not your heart be troubled,NEITHER LET IT BE AFRAID.
Mary Higgins (Lawrenceville,Ga.)
April 19, 2007
Your beautiful daughter Austin, so young and lovely; her graduation picture took my breath away, as I saw my own redhaired daughter in her eyes . . . my heart aches for you, and I will pray for you.
April 19, 2007
Although I never knew you, my heart goes out to you and your family/friends. I live in Champaign and graduated 20 years ago from Centennial, where you used to go to school. I was deeply saddened to hear your name read on the morning news on my way to work. I pray your family and friends find the strength to continue living their lives. You will not be forgotten.
April 19, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
April 19, 2007
Her parents have reason to be very proud of this young lady who had already made a difference in this world. Our prayers are with them during this trying time.
April 19, 2007
To Austin's family and friends: You are in my thoughts and prayers. May the love and grace of our Lord and Savior bring peace into your hearts and homes.
April 19, 2007
We are very sorry for your loss. Please know that God is with you.
April 19, 2007
I am so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this tragic and difficult time of loss.
Godspeed,Austin.
April 19, 2007
I'm crying along with everyone. For lives gone unexpectedly and for the ones left behind with a heavy heart.
April 19, 2007
Our Prayers are with you and your Family. God Bless. May he comfort you in this difficult time, Sincerely... Glen Price & Family
April 19, 2007
May God's love and the love of family and friends get you through this most difficult time in life. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
South Dakota grieves with you. May God give you strength.
April 19, 2007
You and your family are in my prayers. I am so sorry for your loss.
April 19, 2007
May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow. My deepest thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 19, 2007
I have left this world
but I am always with you
I have left this world
but I am forever remembered
I have left this world
but don't cry for me honor me
I have left this world
but I will see you again
I have left this world
but I forever remain with you
April 19, 2007
IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS----MY PRAYER AND THOUGHTS ARE W. YOU AT THIS TIME
April 19, 2007
I would like to express my deepest sympathy to the family and friends and classmates of Mr. Cloyd, one of Heaven's newest angels.

We don't know why things like this have to happen but be assured that he is with Our Lord in Heaven!

God bless and bring you peace and comfort in the knowledge that you will all be reunited again.
April 19, 2007
sorry for your loss. and may god be with you and your famliy at this time of need.
April 19, 2007
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life’s routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
April 19, 2007
Austin looks like a real nice, sweet girl. What a loss. I don't know any of the victims, but I'm crying my eyes out and feeling great pain. God bless the family and friends of Austin.
April 19, 2007
No words to describe this horrible situation, but i need to give my sincerely condolences and thoughts to your family, my prayer, trust in Jesus!
God bless you and your family!
Fábio / Curitiba / Brazil
April 19, 2007
I have a son your daughter's age. I feel your loss. As a parent we imagine the worst, but so often it doesn't come true. I am sorry for your loss, so very sorry.
April 19, 2007
May God's mercy keep your loved ones that you left behind patient and in the best of well-being.
April 19, 2007
Sorry about this tragic event. You are our prayers.
April 19, 2007
Cloyd Family,

You are in my thoughts and prayers. It sounds like Austin was an amazing young woman and will truly be missed.

---Christen (Nichols) Morand, a former student of Bryan Cloyd's at UIUC
April 19, 2007
May god be with you thru this time of dispare. My love and prayers are with yall.
April 19, 2007
Although the miles seperate us,you are close to us in our thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
May the love of God be with you now and forever. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers at this time of great sorrow.
April 19, 2007
We wish you and your family peace somehow out of this mess. We pray for closure, and understanding that we may prevent such tragic endings from happening.
April 19, 2007
May you rest in peace and may god rap you in his arms and carry you off with the angels....your home!!! You are in my prayers !!!always....God bless you and your family....
April 19, 2007
Austin was my great-niece, daughter of my nephew, Bryan. Our family is large and scattered and this horrendous tragedy has sent shock waves among us from coast to coast. It is impossible for all of us to physically gather at this time but our hearts are there, hoping to bring a tiny bit of comfort to Bryan and Renee and Andrew, and to both extended families. Austin, I'm proud to have been in the same family as you.
Aunt Jan
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of great sorrow. May you find comfort in GOD's embrace.
April 19, 2007
Hi My name is Hailey.. I am from Mesa, AZ.. My deepest apologys are with you.. Your family has captured my love and prayers.. May you and all the other vicitms Fly like angels and help protect us from this pain again... I LOVE YOU ALL....
April 19, 2007
sorry for your loss.my thoughts and prayers are with you all.
April 19, 2007
Im so sorry for your loss, words cant describe the pain I feel, just know that your family is in my prayers, my god be with all of you.
April 19, 2007
I wish for the best of austin family. It's a shme that some one would do this to this young lady.
April 19, 2007
May God Bless You and ur family in their time of need!!!!!!
Animal Search And Rescue ( A-SAR )
Europe - The Netherlands
April 19, 2007
I'm sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
May God bless your family during this terrible tragedy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 19, 2007
we are sorry for your loss. god be
with you.
April 19, 2007
YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS
April 19, 2007
Sadness fills all of our hearts. May God grant you peace, may you one day find comfort in the memories of your beautiful daughter and look forward with smiles and fewer tears.
April 19, 2007
Let there be one set of footprints in the sand for you at this time as God carries you through it. I can't imagine the pain. American Cares! Joy Gardner
April 19, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to Austin's family and friends. So sorry to hear about this. God Bless...
April 19, 2007
My condolences to the friends and family, may God help you in the days to come.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 19, 2007
AUSTIN, YOU HAD A PRETTY FACE. YOU WERE SO YOUNG....AS I WRITE CONDOLENCES AFTER CONDOLENCES TEARS ARE STREAMING DOWN MY EYES. MY MESSAGE TO UR FAMILY IS THAT U MAY NOT BE ANYMORE IN FLESH BUT UR SOUL IS UP THERE WITH GOD. UR PRESENCE WILL NEVER FADE AWAY. A LOT OF LOVE AND CONDOLENCES TO UR FAMILY.
April 19, 2007
My deepest sympathies. May God touch you and your loved ones with his grace, love and comfort today and everyday. May you find peace as time moves forward.
April 19, 2007
Sorry to read about the lose of your loved one...i am from Southeast Missouri now live
in Taipei Taiwan...i know how hard it is to lose a loved one. i feel that it is a great lose to you as well as to the world that this has happened...i want you to know that the people of the world knows the pain that you feel for this lose...
April 19, 2007
As a mother of an almost 19 year old college freshman, I cant even imagine the pain and sorrow your family is suffering.I pray everyday for my daughters safety. Please know you and all of VT are in my prayers. May God Bless.
April 19, 2007
Austin's passing reminds me of how precious everyday is and how much family means. I only met Austin very briefly once and unfortunately am learning about her through reading about how remarkable she was. We had stolen from us a young lady that represented the good in our world. Austin was so kind, passionate and she loved making other people's lives better. I am so sorry for your loss. You are all in my prayers.
April 19, 2007
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
What a gift to a parent, family member and friend to know that this young woman is a child of God. Her smile shows Jesus all over and with that may God continue to comfort you during this time.
April 18, 2007
This is a tragedy for all Americans. I know we are thousands of miles away, but we feel your grief and would take it from you if we could. Take one day at a time. It's not true that time will heal. I know that firsthand. But what will carry you is the grace of God and his love that he has for you. And, his strong hand that will gently lead and guide you each day if you trust him. Lean on him for he is strong as we our weak. We're praying for you all that you'll be strengthened and comforted with Gods peace.
April 18, 2007
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.
April 18, 2007
From my family to yours, "OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY" May God bless you through this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
May God bless you and ur family in there time of need. May your memory live on as you make your way to heaven!!!!!
April 18, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with the family in this tough time.
April 18, 2007
Our hearts go out to you. We used to live in Champaign and now live down state. Our daughter is a second year student at University of Virginia. She and all students there are deeply and profoundly saddened buy the events of Monday. Such senselessness. We will pray for you and take solice in the fact that your Austin is in heaven now and knows no pain or sorrow.
April 18, 2007
Words cannot express the saddness we are all feeling and having it hit so close to home makes this tragedy even more real for those of us in Central Illinois. Austin was a beautiful, talented young woman and like the rest of the victims, didn't deserve this. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the families.
April 18, 2007
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 18, 2007
Cloyd Family
We are so sorry for your loss of Austin Although we didn't know her , we knew the grandparents Larry and Lois Cloyd. May the Lord be close and be there for your every need.
April 18, 2007
MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOU,I AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
April 18, 2007
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 18, 2007
I know you have questions that may never be answered, but remember that your loved one will always be watching over you and is never really gone so if you need to tell them you love them do. They can hear you.
April 18, 2007
so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts.
April 18, 2007
no words can express my sorrow. May G-d bless you and be with you in your time of need. My thoughts and prayers are with you and all the families.
April 18, 2007
MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY AND FRIENDS
April 18, 2007
Please except our deepest sympathy. May The Lord comfort you.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
My condolences to the family and Friends of Austin.

Sean
Ontario Canada
April 18, 2007
Someone gave this to me and I pass faith on to you!

Virginia Tech Family,

"AS YOU TAKE
one step at a time,
HOLDING GOD’S HAND
And letting Him lead,
HE WILL GET YOU
Where you need
TO GO.”

Father God,
I don’t want to take one step without You. I reach up for Your hand and ask that You lead me in Your way. Thank You that no matter where I am right now… You will make a path from where I am to where I need to be, and You will lead me on it. I love that Your grace abounds to me in that way.

avongyrl@hotmail.com
April 18, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. I am terribly heartbroken for you. As a mother I cannot imagine the grief you are going through. Please know you are in my prayers.
April 18, 2007
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 18, 2007
Our family is holding you all in our thoughts and prayers. Let your faith hold you strong and may you feel the comfort only God can give.
"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the Heaven:" Ecc.3:1-8
April 18, 2007
April 18, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
To put faces and personal info with the number 32 is totally over whelming...My heart hurts for the loss of your children, my stomach is sick...my mind can not comprehend!
April 18, 2007
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Cloyd family.
April 18, 2007
Condolences and best wishes to Austin's family who must be in such pain right now. Austin was so young to lose his life and it was so completely unfair. I hope it helps just alittle to know that millions of strangers, like myself, are thinking about you and your son and sending heartfelt wishes for solace to your great loss and pain.
April 18, 2007
God bless you and your family.
April 18, 2007
you are in our thoughts and prayers.God bless you
April 18, 2007
As the mother of a college freshman, please know you are in my thoguhts and prayers. May God keep you now and forever. Your child will never be forgotten
April 18, 2007
I am sorry for your loss. My heart aches.
April 18, 2007
hey, I dont know if you remember me or not, but Austin was one of my closest friends in elementary school at Laural Mountain- I still remember going to her birthday party and having tons of fun... I couldn't believe that this had happened to her... and to the whole family. God bless her and your family
April 18, 2007
We offer our prayers and sympathy to you and your family at this very tragic time. We pray for you that you will find strength, courage and peace in your loved one's memory.
April 18, 2007
FROM THE STATE CAPITAL OF ILL. I KNOW I SPEAK FOR ALL. YOU WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AT THIS TIME OF YOUR LOSS. GOD WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THIS.
April 18, 2007
God will take care of him and give him love beyond measure.
April 18, 2007
May God bless his beautiful soul and give his loved ones infinite patience.
April 18, 2007
My family and I are saddened by the tragic loss of such a young man. Although we didn't know Austin, our hearts ache for his loss and grieve with his family.
April 18, 2007
To the family of Austin Cloyd you have our deepest sympathy in Greenville SC. May Austin fly to heaven and be with the angels. May God continue to bless you during this sad time. May you find peace during this difficult time.
April 18, 2007
Such a young child at the beginning of a college career. My thoughts and prayers are with you and yours.
April 18, 2007
The Lord be with everyone involved.
I'm praying fo royu all. We are all one big Hokie family.
April 18, 2007
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless you.
April 18, 2007
The good die young..

'I told you we'd make it to the sunshine one day..you just got there a little quicker'
April 18, 2007
The people of Illinois grieve with you. We send our sincere sympathy to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
April 18, 2007
I pray that the family will find comfort and strength in the Lord. May Austin rest in the Mighty hands of the Lord. God bless you
April 18, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 18, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss.
April 18, 2007
To the Cloyd Family.
May your profound faith bring you comfort and peace of mind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today.
April 18, 2007
Family and Friends of Austin-

I am so sorry for your tragic loss. I live in Champaign, and know that Austin had many friends and loved-ones here. May God give you strength and comfort.
April 18, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
You and your family have my deepest sympathy and may God bless you.
April 18, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 18, 2007
All our love thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Austin. Austin touched all of our lives. We morn with you and will never forget. . .
April 18, 2007
RIP
April 18, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
April 18, 2007
May the Lord Bless And confort you in the time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
Young enough to never understand why you were taken, but old enough to know in your new spiritual path that god has great plans for you and those left behind. my family prays for you and yor family and friends left behind, and those that went with you.
April 18, 2007
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE AND UNDERSTANDING
April 18, 2007
God Bless you and your family... We are all praying for you and your family... We will never forget!!!
April 18, 2007
Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you.
April 18, 2007
My deepest condolences to Cloyd family. . My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every single one of you in your time of sorrow...and loss. God Bless You All.
April 18, 2007
April 18, 2007
I'm a complete stranger. bad this is a sad moment. I hope all is well with the family and i'll keep you all in my prayers. My god bring the entire family peace, and love.
April 18, 2007
May your family be consoled by their wonderful memories. I am a mother of a college student and can only imagine how they feel.
God bless
April 18, 2007
iam sorry for your loss may god keep you in his comfort and peace.
April 18, 2007
We remember Austin and her family well from when they lived here in Austin, TX. We are greatly saddened by her passing and are grieving with you, praying for you.
April 18, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help at this time.

heal4michael@yahoo.com
April 18, 2007
My heart breaks for you. God will welcome your daughter into His arms, may that bring you comfort. What a beautiful gal, inside and out.
April 18, 2007
I pray for strength,to help you all in the time of your great loss.
April 18, 2007
Words can't express the way I feel about your tragic loss, but my prayers are going up to God on your behalf, please be encouraged
April 18, 2007
The whole country is crying with you and praying for you.
April 18, 2007
Dear Family,
My deepest condolences to your family. You and ur whole family will be forever in my heart. My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every single one of you. God Bless You All.
April 18, 2007
April 18, 2007
God bless the Cloyd family and friends.
April 18, 2007
Althought I didn't know any of the victims involved in this terrible Tragedy that ended so many lives on Monday April 16, 2007; my heart, thoughts and prayers go out to each and every victims family and friends.I know that no words or gestures can ease the pain that each of you are feeling at this time. But my hopes and prayers are that each of you will hold on to the good that these wounderful VT students and staff brought into their loved ones, and everyone around thems lives. Take comfort in the fact that you will see your loved one again in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father Jesus Christ. Live each and everyday in memory of your loved one, live the life that was so tragicly taking from them far to early.

God Bless You All <3

And I would like to challenge everyone who reads this to spread PEACE and Humanity to every person who crosses your path. Not just for the next week, but for everyday that you are here on Earth.
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