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May 25, 2014
MAY GOD FOREVER BLESS YOUR FAMILY FAITH WILL SEE THEM THOUGH.
April 20, 2014
Another beautiful Angel.
November 22, 2013
My prayers will forever be with the family of this wonderful young woman. God bless you all. I will never forget.
October 18, 2012
Erin, I never had the honor to meet you, but you're beautiful. You're in heaven watching down on us. You're in a safe place now.
September 17, 2012
Grafton & Celeste, I think about you and pray for you often. I feel a bond and I guess its because I have a daughter the same age as Erin. I live in Michigan and want you to know that if you are ever in Flint (or close by), my home is your home. My door is always open. To reach me just call the church office of Macedonia M.B. Church at 810-787-1561 and they can get in touch with me. God Bless You!
July 08, 2011
You are so beautiful. your face radiates the soul of an angel. what a blessing!
May 01, 2010
3 years Since your passing your now in Heaven a Safe place with God when you left This World in April 2007 your Spirit Will Forever live
April 15, 2010
Keeping the family of Erin in prayer today. RIP.
December 08, 2009
Erin I never have the honor to meet you in person, until I went to your view, but I know your mother from Melpar and I want Celeste and your father know how sorry I am for your lost, my daugther Alina went to VA Tech is a fine University sorry what happen there and many young people were lost.
I am sure you are beside God.
The Ferrer-Tandski family
July 22, 2009
Erin,
I never got the pleasure to meet you or get to know you on a personal level, but I sure have gotten to know you through all of the beautiful and touching stories told by your friends, family, and associates! I know that you are in a better place and even though your loved ones needed you down here, God needed you much more up there! I send all my condolences to your family and to all of the VT victim's families! Rest in Peace Erin!
June 12, 2009
June 12, 2009
Erin i did not know how to tell you this i awalys look up to you!You have been some one i can talk to when i heard of your death I was very very !!!!!!!!!!!up-set you are in a place wear u can RIP.
April 17, 2009
yesterday was a hard day for me!!!! i went to go see you at your grave with ebony and the rest of the crew, i know u had seen us talking to your dad, and bringing up so many memories of you. while u r up their in heaven. You were a amazing person and everyone miss's u!!! u will always b n our hearts!! We will see u soon!!! i love u!!!
always and forever Rashena Squirewell!!!!!
April 15, 2009
Erin: I never knew you but I think about you all the time. I see all the people you knew whos lives were touched by you, including many people very close to me. I thank you for all you did for them.
April 02, 2009
love your kind of work
October 01, 2008
R.I
Rhasheemm Squirewell,
Centreville
August 06, 2008
To Erin: You have a birthday coming up and you are in a better place now. You are with our sister. I know she will take care of you. My prayers go out to your father because I know it must be hard to lose both of your little girls. I wish I could have known you better. We shared a common bond, our sister Carla. Rest in Peace.
July 28, 2008
to the family of erin my thoughts and prayers are with you i know that erin is resting in peace the angels she was in angel sent by god and here to do god's work erin was beautiful her smile lights up a room as it must have been we love you erin and your family as will allways love you blessings to the family love jonathan
May 16, 2008
Erin you taught me how to play basketball!!!!!! when I was in the summer camp!!! the last time we seeneach other was at the movies, when we went to see, STOMP the YARD, and NORBIT!!! omG U had me cracking up when we seen that movie.!!! i love you so much and so does my sister! you two were best friends and you guys ment a lot to each other!!!! i love you!!! save a spot for me up there okay!!! girl!!! i know u playing basketball with the other angels!!!! i love u. R.I.P!!!!
April 21, 2008
i did not know erin well but i found out that she was a distant cousin. may blessings be with her family
April 18, 2008
Erin, what to say?

I can't believe a whole year has come and gone. I still remember as if it were yesterday when you, my sister, and I went to Greg's house and just chilled. That was the first time I really chilled with ya, and I had a good time. I also remember your mom blowing up your phone to make sure you were home before your curfew. The funny part was when we got you home your moms was standing in the front door waiting for you, now that’s love man.

Whenever my sister and I talk about the funny things that you did, she always brings up the time that you fell thru your chair at your basketball game. Even though I wasn't there I can only imagine.

Throughout this past year I have read every article written about you. Honestly, you have given me the strength to go for my dreams. I have learned that within your life you have touched so many lives. I have many your pictures in my cubicle, and when I feel overwhelmed or feel like giving up I look at your picture and you give me strength.
April 16, 2008
To Grafton,
I continue to pray for you and Celeste daily. Continue to hold to God's Unchanging Hands. My prayer is that you both find peace and Trust in the Lord with all thine heart. Seek the scriptures to find peace and contentment. Stay in the word of the Lord for guidance. I love you.
April 15, 2008
Erin
Such grace and beauty will forever be yours. You were, are, will always be a fantastic friend, daughter, cousin, niece, and whatever your heart desired. You are 1 in a million. The smile captures the radiance of your beauty. You are missed, but not forgotten.
April 14, 2008
Even though I didn't know Erin very long, she was a great friend and a fantastic person overall. My thoughts & prayers are with her friends and family as we remember her! Love You E.P. I Miss You!
March 25, 2008
"To live in the hearts you leave behind is not to die" Erin you'll always be in my heart!! Thinking about you helps me get through hard days sometimes because I know you always had a smile on your face.. I love you and miss you E!
February 28, 2008
I miss seeing you hanging around deet's at night. English class was never the same after you. Thinking of you always<3
February 01, 2008
My thoughts and prayers are with erin's family. Its a tragady for someone with a lot of potential and so much spirit to die so soon.
December 06, 2007
~Erin,
When I heard about what happened, I was so shocked. I remember in middle school when all the girls in our class were so cliquish, but you were friends with everyone, and expressed a desire for everyone to just be friends. I remember being upset one day and you were one of the very few people who comforted me. I wished I had stayed in touch with you after middle school~ but even with those few years, you touched my life in ways no one would image. ~Such an inspiring and beautiful girl... on the inside and out.~
I know you are in heaven now and looking over all of us. Ive always been touched at your huge faith in God.

I pray that the entire Peterson family and friends of Erin will accept my condolences.
I hope you can find a bit of peace in the faith that Erin cherished so deeply.
November 14, 2007
Erin, I have not seen you or talked to you.
I have gone through all your photographs and your essay.
The essay on death of greatgrandmother is mind blowing.
Whereever you are, God will be with you always protecting you.
You are not here but your smile and your kind hearted nature (about which I read a lot) will be here for ever.
My heart goes out to Erin's mom and dad and I pray to Almighty to give them strength.
November 09, 2007
My lovely neice Erin,
I am sitting here at work, thinking about you and missing you oh so much. My heart stays heavy, longing to see you smile and to hear your sweet voice. Your little cousin Zach and I talk about you a lot. He is having a hard time concentrating in school some days because he says he thinks about you all time. He really misses you for you were not only his sweet cousin but you were his big sister. He adored you as we all did. You were a wonderful role model for him and he really looked to you for advice. He works hard in school and with his sports. He knows how important a good education was to you and he strives daily to make you proud. We love you and miss you Erin. Our hearts will forever be heavy for losing you but with God's love we will all be together again one day. May God continue to wrap his arms around you and keep you in his care.
September 19, 2007
Grafton and Celeste,
Erin's memory and spirit will live forever in the two of you. God bless you both.
September 16, 2007
My prayers continue to be with the Peterson family. I did not know Erin, but her life and death have touched my heart. She is smiling and at peace in heaven. May God give you peace as you continue healing from your tragic loss.
August 31, 2007
Erin, words cant express how much i miss you. We had so many things that will still had to do; you, hope, and I. I know that you are in a better place and looin down on us. I know that me dak., j, and hope visited you a little before your b-day, but i wanted to tell you again, happy b-day. Hey we are all actually 19 at the same time, at least for a while. well I love you gurl, and you are truely missed.
Eb!
August 31, 2007
August 30, 2007
Hey Erin, I love you and miss you!
August 27, 2007
Dear Peterson Family,
I am sorry for your loss. God bless her and her family.
August 21, 2007
Erin,
May you and Reema stay close and protect one another. Reema, please teach Erin how to belly dance and Erin, please teach Reema how to shoot. May you grow old together in frienship.
Happy Birthday!
Love,
The Samaha Family
August 17, 2007
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ERIN!!!
We love and miss you!

Your Second Family
July 22, 2007
Something about her face has stuck with me since the first time I saw it. It is a face of love, confidence, wisdom, and life. I never met Erin and I feel like I missed out on knowing one the greatest people that walked this earth. To her parents, family, and friends may GOD be with you all. I will NEVER forget Erin Nicole Peterson
June 25, 2007
Celeste and family,

Words cannot even begin to comfort you at this time. I pray that the Holy Spirit will bring you the peace that surpasses all understanding. I was not blessed to have known your Erin, however I daughter knows her in Heaven. One day I have have the privelege of meeting her. I also lost my only child a daughter a year ago tragically and sudden. I also will have no wedding and no grandchilden. I was in one day discussing her SAT's and the next picking out her casket. I feel your pain and emptiness. I pray for you and your family. I was encouraged by words that Jesus laid on my heart a few days after her death that I would like to share with you and hope they will at least bring you a few moments of confort.

To my beloved daughter,

Since the day god blessed me with your birth, I tried to raise you not of this earth.

Your faith in Jesus never did you hide, you wore the cross until the day you died.

Your soul went to heaven as wings of a dove, now you praise Jesus with all of your love.

Although you were never a mother or wife, you have so much more, you have eternal life.

What better way to pause our story, then for you to be with God and all of his glory.

For in the ground you do not lay, you are singing for Jesus this very day.

Until the day my work here is complete, then I too shall kneel at his feet.

When our story resumes we will be in heaven, again singing and praising his name together, Oh but this time it will be so much better.

When God says its time, you and I have a date for on that day you will meet me at the gate.

Until that day my lovely daughter, our memories I will always harbor.

Joy will fill my heart again one day
Eternity is how long we will stay
Singing together in heaven we'll be
Us with our savior on bended knee
Smiling with you each and every day

Never again to be taken away

I am blessed to have been loved by you in this life.
My heart aches every moment of every hour of every day for your touch, your smile and you kiss.

We will see you soon my beauty,
June 22, 2007
I never met Erin but my thoughts and prays go out to her family & friends! As well as all the families of the VT victims.
June 15, 2007
Erin Nicole Peterson was a sweet, loving and giving young lady. Erin was the youngest of my neices. She was full of life and lived life to the fullest. Eighteen years ago, two days after the passing of her sister God blessed our family with Erin. Yes, Erin was our Angel sent by God. Oh, what a beautiful blessing she was. She was just a wonderful child to watch grow up. Watching her excel in school and on the basketball court was just a joy. No matter what the task before her was she gave it her all. Erin always thought about everyone else before herself and never thinking twice about it. She was always smiling and full of so much joy. My heart aches now that she is no longer here on earth with us but I know that she is alright because she has gone on to be with God. Erin never had the opportunity to meet her sister but I am quite sure that they are together now along with her granny and grandnanny. Rest in peace Erin and save a hug for your Aunt Mary.
June 14, 2007
I am your cousin. Your father, GRAFTON, and I shared classes together at Banneker Elementary in St. Louis. Your "BIG NANNY" was my Aunt, Mary Jane. Love you & the family always. GOD is . . . .
June 11, 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.
June 07, 2007
God be with you.
June 05, 2007
Petersons:
Please make sure you get a copy of Erin's guest book. I have a copy of my daughter's guest book. I enjoy reading each entry from time to time. Peace be with your family. Prayerfully, Terry
June 05, 2007
Petersons:
Please make sure you get a copy of this guest book. I have a copy of my daughter's guest book. I enjoy reading each entry from time to time. Peace be with your family. Prayerfully, Terry
May 25, 2007
You will never be forgotten!
May 22, 2007
GOD BLESS YOU
May 20, 2007
To the family and friends of this young woman: My heart goes out to each and everyone of you. To the parents I can't say I know how and what you are feeling, because I don't!! But know that God is right there to carry you through.... To the freinds I can understand and know first hand what's it like to have someone you love and are use to seeing and being with on a daily basis taken from you so sudden... I know because my best friend was taken from me in a moment!! But I say to everyone don't remember the day how she left this cruel world, but celebrate and remember the good times, the bad, and the ones that you never want to forget!!! Know that she is in a much much much better place and you will see your love one again! May God Bless you.. Erin and Heaven smile upon you!!!

From a college student to another!
May 17, 2007
My heart continues to go out to the family of Erin. Her smile continues to light up the world. May God continue to bless you all.
May 16, 2007
Erin's beautiful smile touched my heart. Your pain at the loss of such a jewel must be enormous. Please know that there are others
who pray for your strength and peace.
May 16, 2007
Erin,
It's been a month now and it still hurts so bad that you're not here
with us. We miss you so much. We think of you everyday and wish there
was something we could do to bring you back. Your mom and dad are
really hurting, but doing well. They continue on because they know
that's what you would want. Know that we are here to help your
parents through this difficult time and always will be. They are not
alone. We love you, Erin.
May 15, 2007
Dear Family and friends:
I wanted to share just a few words of comfort and hope. “If a man die, shall he live again?” asked the man Job long ago. (Job14:14 KJV) Well, the Bible makes the promise: “Your dead ones will live... They will rise up.” And the Bible also says: “The righteous themselves will possess the earth, and they will reside forever upon it. Isa. 26:19; Ps. 37:29 I pray that you will draw close to Jehovah in prayer and the Bible promises that “he himself will sustain you.” Ps. 55:22
May 13, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with Grafton and Celeste. I will always lift you up in prayer.
May 12, 2007
May you rest in peace and may your family remember that you will always be an angel in all of our hearts.
May 11, 2007
Your smile is so precious. I know that you are in heaven because I can see it in you lovely face. God bless your family during this hardship.
May 10, 2007
O lord, thank you for being the Peterson's strength when they are weak. When they feel sad and lonely, let them call on your name, and fill them with your love and promises that will never leave thier side and keep them near to you. Minister Kaleem
MOBC/Centreville VA
May 10, 2007
She sounds like she was an amazing young woman. My heart goes out to her family. I will be holding them in my thoughts and prayers.
May 08, 2007
May you rest in peace erin.i still cant believe this happened to you. god truly gained an angel
May 08, 2007
even tho i never met erin i still fill like i lost someone close to me..i talked to erin on myspace and anytime i was feeling down she helped me up. RIP erin peterson and you will be missed and i do love and miss you.
May 06, 2007
My heart aches and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think of Erin although I never had a chance to meet my cousin. I am Grafton's first cousin. I am praying for Grafton and Celeste and my thoughts are always with you.
May 04, 2007
MAY GOD BE WITH THE FAMILY OF ERIN AT THIS TIME. I KNOW WHAT IT IS LIKE TO LOSS A CHILD GOD BLESS.
May 04, 2007
In Sympathy
To let you know we are thinking of you and to express our sincere sympathy.
May 04, 2007
Our sympthany and Prayers are with you and your family during this very difficult time.

God Bless!
May 03, 2007
I did not know Erin but I have a friend that goes to the church that she belongs to and i want to give my condolences to you and your family. I will have you in my prayers
May 02, 2007
Still no words to express how i feel. I thought this was supposed to get easier but its not. erin you are missed so much. praying for the Peterson family, i love you
May 02, 2007
To Mr. & Mrs. Peterson we are still thinking and praying your strength today as we did the day we heard of Erin's passing. Her death will not be in vein and her memories will live in our heart FOREVER! May God continue to bless your family!
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.
April 30, 2007
To The Peterson Family:
I am writing this brief note to your family because I so deeply feel that when we are faced with the sudden loss of someone so very dear to us that it is one of the hardest things in our lives we will have to face. Yet, I would like to share with you something that touched my heart, it is the knowledge that God will respond to our persistent prayers to help us through any tough time such as this. At Philippians 4:6 and 7 it says that "the peace of God that excels all thought will guard your heart and your mental powers." Please know that my prayers are with you at this time and I urge you to continue to pray for strength to get through the rough moments ahead.
April 30, 2007
To The Family of Erin Peterson-My condolences goes out to your famliy. Always look to God's Word for comfort & strength to help you endure this most difficult time. Revelation 21:3,4 says:With that I heard a loud voice from the throne say: “Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and he will reside with them, and they will be his peoples. And God himself will be with them. 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.” This promise from Almighty God Jehovah is soon to come true. Know that Jehovah does care about you & that He has to power to resurrect our loved ones.(John 5:28,29)
April 30, 2007
I shed tears as I look at such a beautiful loss. I did not know her, but Erin has such a beautiful smile, that's priceless. You are not going threw this along. Her memories are alive in many hearts. I prayed that GOD give your family strenght as you say your good bye until you see her again. Remember God has her in a safe place now. Grieve in your own way, but remember to celebrate the life of such a beautiful person. Thank God for sharing her with you. I thank God for being able to see such as nice smile. Family stay strong and Love GOD.
April 30, 2007
I never got to meet Erin, but I feel I knew her and the rest of your family, through Mary Canady. I worked with Mary and there wasn't a day that went by that she didn't share her love about her family members. Erin was a beautiful girl inside and out. It was awesome to know that she had such a love for God and was never ashamed to show it. If half of our teenagers today were like her, we would live in a much better place. I pray that her inspiring life would win over the lost teenagers. What a great role model!!! It was good to see that you God has blessed you with such a wonderful church family to uphold you and get you through your troubled time. God Bless!
April 29, 2007
Grafton and Celeste,
I can only imagine the impact of your loss, and I'm sure it doesn't come close to what you're feeling right now. May you grow stronger each day with His help.
April 29, 2007
To the family of Erin Peterson:

Truly our hearts are saddened by the loss that you have suffered. Erin was indeed a bright light...a beacon to all who knew her. We pray that you might find comfort in knowing how Erin, in the short time that you were gifted with her was able to touch the lives of so many people. May the God of love, mercy and grace comfort you at this time, may he wipe all of your tears away, bring healing to your broken hearts and spirits---So that you might live life as Erin did--with the fullness and promise that each day brings. May God bless you.

Steve Gibson & Cheryl Cook
April 28, 2007
My deepest condolences to the Peterson Family. I am so sorry for your loss. I haven't read much about Erin, just a little in magazines, she sure has a winning smile though. I just want the family to know that this tragedy is felt worldwide, we won't forget her. May Our Heavenly Father give you the comfort and strength that you need during this time of deep sadness. (2 Corinthians 1:3-6). Take care
April 28, 2007
My sincere condolences to your family.
April 28, 2007
Linda Peterson Woods of Jennings, Louisiana now residing in DeRidder, La. extends to you and the family our deepest sympathy. May God be with you and keep you . The family of Edmond and Jennie Peterson....
April 28, 2007
May GOD bless the family of Erin Peterson.
April 28, 2007
May God be with you each day.
April 27, 2007
May your thoughts and memories rest in piece with your wondreful soul. I hope that you have lived a great life and i hope you rest in peace with our hevenly god!
April 27, 2007
My prayer is that Erin be at peace; Know that God has called her home to be an angel and watch over all of us. God Bless from a Tau alumnus, Phi Sigma Pi
April 27, 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 comfort you in your time of sorrow. Member of The First Baptist Church, The Plains, VA
April 27, 2007
May God be with you and your family in your time of sorrow. Look to him for your strength in this time. Peace be with you and God Bless. I will continue to pray for your strength.
April 27, 2007
rest in peace
April 27, 2007
Peace to you and your family.
April 26, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 26, 2007
I have no words to ease your pain, I will just tell you that I am so very sorry. Death has entered my life and took my husband, brother and Mother in the same year, so I know that hurt and lonliness. You two have each other and each time I see that beautiful picture of her, I know you must be proud to call her your daughter. God Bless
April 26, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 26, 2007
God Bless her family, may she rest in peace...
April 26, 2007
DEAR SISTER,
REST IN PEACE SWEET BEAUTIFUL PRECIOUS ANGEL
April 26, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.
April 26, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson

My heart go out to your family for the loss of a lovely young woman. I personally did not meet Erin, but the kind words Celeste always said about Erin, I felt like I knew her. I remember the talks Celeste and I had about how well Erin was doing and to see Celeste's face light up whenever she shared loving words about her daughter. Celeste and Grafton--you both were the perfect parents and I adore you both. My prayer for your family is that GOD will strengthen you to His Glory so that you can live a life of full of abundance with Erin living in your hearts.

A scripture to encourage your journey: I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. The Lord is thy keeper: the Lord is thy shade upon thy right hand.
Psalms 121: 1-2 & 5 (KJV)

GOD BLESS YOU!!!!
April 26, 2007
Grafton,Celeste and Family

I thought this poem would help to heal and keep Erin's spirit alive.
May God keep you all in perfect peace.

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,
Where I dwell with God above.
Where there are no tears or sadness
There 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 so badly,
as part of MY big plan.
There's so much that We have to do,
to help our mortal man."

Then God gave me a list of things
He wished for me to do,
And foremost on that list of mine
Is to watch and care for you.
I will be beside you,
Every day of the week and year.
And when you're sad, I'm standing
there to wipe away the tear.
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're only human,
There's bound to be some tears.
Do not be afraid to cry,
It does relieve some pain.
Remember, there would be no flowers, without a little rain.

I wish I could tell you,
Of all that god has planned.
But if I were to tell you,
You would not understand.
One thing is for certain,
Though my life on Earth is over,
I am closer to you now,
Than I ever was before.
And to my many friends,
Trust God knows what is best.
I am not far away from you,
I'm just beyond the crest.

There are rocky roads ahead of you,
And many hills that you must climb.
Together we can do it,
Taking it one day at a time.
It was my philosophy,
And I'd like for you too,
That is, give unto the World,
So the World will give to you.
If you can help someone
Who's in sorrow or in pain,
Then you can say to God at night,
My day was not in vain.
And now I am contented
That my life, it was worthwhile.
Knowing, as I passed along the way,
I made somebody smile.

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 you feel a gentle breeze
Of wind upon your face,
That's me giving you a great big hug, or just a soft embrace.

When it's time for you to go
Remember you are not going,
You are coming home to me.
I will always love you,
From that place way up above.
I will be in touch again soon,
P.S. God sends His love.

Ruth Ann Mahaffey (author)
Copyright 1998-2007
April 26, 2007
I did not know Erin Peterson but my heart grieves for her family. She seemed like a lovely young woman with a promising bright future. I am the parent of an only child - a girl and I can't imagine life without her. May GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU...Donna H. - Raleigh, NC
April 26, 2007
I am very sorry for your loss. I have experienced losses both anticipated and unexpected. When I was fifteen years old in my first year in high school, my mother died of melanoma at age 54 in December 2004; we were anticipating the loss. As with me, I am sure your loss is emotionally stressful for you and your family.

Your grief may ebb and flow. It has been said that each of us has this well deep inside of us that can be filled to the brim with grief. Every time we cry, we empty out some of the well. But the well fills again. The level of sorrow in your well may lessen as time passes, but it will never run dry. There will always be birthdays, anniversaries, holidays, and those days when the well seems to fill to its brim again. Allow yourself time to remember and mourn. It is part of your healing. Grief is a continuing journey.
April 26, 2007
Erin was an amazing young lady. You brought her up to be a role model to all that knew her. You have every reason to be incredibly proud. Her life was taken so senselessly. I cannot imagine what you must be going through. I hope in some way you can find comfort in knowing that you raised an incredible young lady who touched the lives of so many. I just wish I had the privilege of knowing her.
April 26, 2007
Mr. & Mrs. Peterson,
What an incredible young woman Erin is! What a legacy she has left. I can see that she touched many lives. Her life was cut short here on this Earth, but she is living on forever in eternity. It saddens me to see that your family is suffering because of a horrible tragedy. I will pray for your family. I trust that God will get you through your darkest days.
Our family also lost a college aged daughter in 2005 in a tragic car accident.
If you need to talk with someone who knows what pain you are experiencing, please contact me at any time. Those who have lost a child can understand the grief you are going through at this time.
Prayerfully,
(husband John works for Raytheon in Garland)
April 26, 2007
Our deepest sympathy goes to your family for the loss of your daughter. Our daughter, Kelley, met Erin at Tech and told us of her spirit and personality. I know you will always treasure her memory.
April 25, 2007
My family and I are so saddened by what happened to Erin and your family. Our prayers are with you all.
April 25, 2007
Celeste and Grafton,

Again my family and I wanted to share with you our heart felt sympathies during this time. I attended Erin's Homegoing services yesterday and I must say it was truly a celebration of her life and faith. I thank God that he gave this earth a special person as your daughter, although it was a short time; her life has inspired me. May God Bless and Continue to Comfort you two. My family and I will continue to keep you in our prayers. God Bless
April 25, 2007
I am very sorry for the lost that your family has suffered. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. God Bless You
April 25, 2007
I can't even begin to express my heart felt pain for the Peterson family. However, I know God will certainly wipe all of your tears away. God will continue to reveal his plan to you and you will understand it better by and by. Please hold on to God's unchanging hand. My deepest prayers are with you and your family.
April 25, 2007
God blessed the Peterson family with a wonderful gift named Erin Nicole.Although she walked among us for only a short time,her footprints are engraved in our hearts and souls forever. Now she is safely in the arms of Jesus.

Aunt Gloria Peterson Green
Temple Hills, Maryland
April 25, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 25, 2007
My family and I are so saddened by what happened to Erin and your family. Our prayers are with you all.
April 25, 2007
to the family, you are in my prayers
April 25, 2007
to the peterson family my heart goes out to you.stay strong and remember shes always there watching you and keep your head up.dont never give up.
April 25, 2007
Im from the UK and I want to say how much Erins life has touched my heart and that she is now resting peacefully. We that are left must be inspired by this woman and until we join her at our father's table, we must strive to make the world a better place.

Love and Peace
April 25, 2007
To Mr. and Mrs. Peterson:

Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure of knowing Erin, however, I can tell she was probably a joy to have as a friend or confidant. May God bring you comfort, peace and strength during this difficult time.
April 25, 2007
I very sorry for lost of your daughter, I know this is hard but pray to god and things will get better bye and bye. I will keep your family in my prays.
April 25, 2007
Peterson Family: I extend my arms out to you. I am here in Indiana with this tragedy on my mind. You may have lost Erin in flesh but not in spirit. Know that you have gained an angel.
April 25, 2007
To The Family of Erin Nicole Peterson,

May the beautiful memories of Erin comfort each of you. May God strengthen each of you during this time.
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
Erin was a very nice girl. She always had a smile to give to others. She was a happy person.
My thoughts and prayers for her family.
April 25, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Erin. God has called another beautiful angel home. Mr and Mrs Peterson, I wish you peace. I am so very sorry for your loss.
April 25, 2007
I am so very sorry for what has happened. A senseless tragedy.
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
Celeste and Grafton Words cannot convey the sorrow I feel in your loss of Erin . May you be comforted knowing that the world now knows what a good, kind , caring young person she was, so full of potential and life, and taken away so soon. God Bless you.
April 25, 2007
E Endeared
R Revered
I Inviolable
N Noble
April 25, 2007
I pray for your family during this time of mourning. I pray that the Lord can comfort and strengthen you in this time of grief. She has a million dollar smile and from watching TV I can tell that all her friends loved her very much. She will not be forgotten.
April 25, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Erin was truly a beautiful girl.
April 25, 2007
I had the absolute pleasure of knowing Erin during her middle school years at Merritt Academy. I met her during my very first week of work there and will always remember her as the friendly, welcoming 7th Grader who made me feel immediately at home and treated me like a lifelong friend. I am truly sorry she is no longer with us. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Peterson family.
April 25, 2007
May you rest in peace Erin.
April 25, 2007
Erin may your soul rest in peace! From miles away people are thinking and praying for you and yet some of us never met you. From what I read from family and fellow friends put this statement to truth; "The good die young" But with ALL the great memories printed by many Erin your still here because their memories never died!
April 25, 2007
To all the family members of Erin Peterson;

What a tragic and an unbearable loss to all of you. We don't know each other, but we want to share your grief and pain. our deepest sympathy to you all, may God grant you strength and comfort, Amen.

Gloria Abdulmasih
Towaco, N.J.
April 25, 2007
I had a dear friend to pass away last year that looked alot like Erin. Seeing Erin's beautiful face just took me back to that sad time. I want to believe Sherry met Erin as she entered the gates of heaven. Another shining star is gone from among us but Erin has left a beautiful memory for her family and strangers who mourn her passing. Death cannot destroy the love you all had. My prayers are with her family today and may God's love overshadow you. He will bring you through this profound grief. All around the nation and beyond prayers are going up on behalf of you, Erin's family.
April 25, 2007
I send my condolences to this family I know it hurts losing a love one but when god is ready for you he comes for you i feel thats why you should be happy for the times you spent with your loved one may god bless this family and trust in the lord and he shall see you through on this sad event in yall lives.
April 25, 2007
To the Peterson family:
My heart is breaking for you; although I didn't know your daughter prior to this tragedy, I think many people know her now. Your grace and strength have inspired many. Please know that your daughter fulfilled her destiny for greatness and her memory will inspire others. Each day I pray for you and all of the families experiencing this loss. I pray that you will be comforted and loved, I pray that you know always that your daughter is with you.
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
My husband Gus and I knew Erin from High School Basketball. Gus is the former Centreville HS Head Basketball Coach and played the Westfields HS team during the regular season games. We were sadden by the news of Erin's passing and wanted to send our condolenses to her family. Know that God will comfort you in this trying time and will see to it that will make it thru.

With hopes of a better future and God's blessings,
Gus and Lovisa
April 25, 2007
Celeste and Family,
My heart ache with the grief your family have suffered. Erin was so beautiful. I know how much love and pride you have for her... because your face always lit up when you talked about her. May that light shine ever brighter now in your memory of her. Our prayers are with you and your family.

With deepest sympathy
April 25, 2007
May you know and be comforted by the fact that people all around the world are praying for God's help for you.
April 25, 2007
Perterson family we have never met, however, I have read many wonderful stories about Erin. Know that she is with God and now is one of God's blessed angels. She will always be with you. May God bless and keep you in comfort during your most trying hours.
April 25, 2007
It is our prayer that GOD will comfort and strengthen you during this time of sorrow. Keep the memories of Erin close to your hearts and she will always be near. Many blessings to you all.
April 25, 2007
Though I don't personally know you and did not know Erin, our link to you is through mutual friends and your cousins (Leon, Linda, and Noel). May God continue to keep you wrapped in his arms and give you peace in the midst of this storm that has invaded your life. Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. He puts no more on us than we can bear. I know that seems impossible, but as the days pass the hurt will soften, and you'll remember that sweet spirit and smile that Erin had and know that your girls are now your guardian angels sitting at God's right hand waiting for the day that they'll see you again at that big Peterson family reunion. God bless you.
April 25, 2007
When we lost our 21-year-old 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 Erin'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 Erin. 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 Erin will remain forever. I wish you all the best in this difficult journey.
April 25, 2007
I don't understand how difficult it is to loose a daughter but I do know that God will give you all the strength you need to encourage others with daughters as special as Erin. if you ever need to talk you can visit me on myspace.


Our prayers are with and for you in this time of loss. Much Love to you!
April 24, 2007
To the Family,
We are part of the Peterson Family from Round Hill.
We are Harrison Leon Peterson Jr family from Washington,D.C. Our hearts are together as one and on one accord as we pray for you and the immediate family. We already know where Erin is now and always. May God Bless You and Keep You A;ways,
April 24, 2007
God be with you! Always remember the work she's done! My heart and prays are with Erin's family.
April 24, 2007
Celeste and Grafton,

There are no words that suffice, but our thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope that your memories of Erin will bring you peace and comfort through these difficult times.
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
Dear Celeste and Grafton, As a parent, I cannot find words to express my sadness for your loss. Erin was such a beautiful spirit...a role model for others to look up to. I remember Erin from the nursery at Mount Pleasant and watched her grow up to the wonderful athlete we would later watch on the AAU courts playing for Lessons Learned. I pray for God's comforting arms to embrace and keep you. Erin is one of His angels now...watching over until you meet again.

Your Mount Pleasant Sister
April 24, 2007
I have never met you and I will not start by saying I no how you feel because I don't. The only thing I can say is just remember the good times and most of all we may ask why but GOD makes not mistakes.
April 24, 2007
Strangers but yet family -- all being part of the family of God. Our prayer is that God will sustain you during your time of grief. That He will continue to hold you in the palm of His hand in the good days and the not-so-good days. So many unanswered questions but even without the answers we know that we can rest assured that God will take care of us. We have read so much about your precious daughter and our thoughts and prayers continue to be with you today, and in all the days yet to be. May you find comfort in the many thousands who are constantly praying for you. May you find peace in the sweet preciouos memories of Erin. Thank you for sharing her with so many during her short life. What a blessing she was!
April 24, 2007
Celeste and family -
My GOD's spirit fullfil your needs during this time of sorrow. The joy that Erin brought in life will always be a pillar for your lives to come. My heartfelt love and prayers will be with you on this day and all days to come.
April 24, 2007
Your beautiful daughter will be forever remembered for her kindness and her spirit. We cannot know your pain, but we can pray for it to be gradually replaced by your warm memories of the blessed time spent with Erin, one of God's true angels.
April 24, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

May God Bless and Keep your Family during this time of Sorrow.
April 24, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson, There are not enough words I can covey to express my sorrow for your loss. It is so unfair that such a beautiful and talented young woman was taken from us. I hope you can find some comfort in knowing that Erin knew she was loved. I pray that God will give you the strenght that you will need. May Erin's wings of love protect and comfort you always.
April 24, 2007
May the fond memories of Erin’s wonderful life comfort you during these difficult times.
April 24, 2007
To the PETERSON FAMILY I did not know ERIN but you would think I did the way I'am hurting with grief as if she were my own DAUGHTER. VMAYNOR HOWARD UNIVERSITY
April 24, 2007
You are in our prayers. With the help of god, your family, and friends you will get through this senseless tragedy.
April 24, 2007
To the Parents of Erin Peterson;

My heart is heavy and I am so deeply sorry for the loss of your beautiful flower. It was so evident today at Erin's service that she was a truly promising and amazing young woman. Even though I didn't know Erin, I wanted to express my sorrow and support as a parent and to honor your daughter for her good works. I pray for your healing, and may the memory of Erin continue to burn brightly in the hearts of those who knew and loved her.
April 24, 2007
Dear Celeste and Family,
On behalf of the Raytheon Falls Church Christian Fellowship Group and myself, we want you to know that so many hearts are broken for you but the prayers throughout your Raytheon family are many and coming in to Love and Hold you up during this grieving process. We will always be here for you. God Bless all of you. In Him, Mark
April 24, 2007
Mr. & Mrs Peterson

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.

He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.

He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.

May God Bless and keep you in his arms.
April 24, 2007
To the Peterson Family,

Our Flames Womens Basketball National Tournament Team express deep sadness and mourn Erin's untimely passing.

We are getting new jerseys this season. A memorial with your daughters intials "EP" will be placed on the jeresy.

We are praying with you and in support with you as well.

We are "Hokies" too!..Erin played basketball..We will dedicate this season to her. May God embrace all of you in this time of sorrow. Erin we will never forget you.


God Bless U and We Love You.

Michael J.Lewis
CEO/GM/Head Womens Basketball Coach
Flames USA Womens National Basketball Team
945 North College Street
Charlotte,NC 28206
704-625-8228
980-254-5735
April 24, 2007
To Mr. & Mrs. Peterson on the loss of your daughter Erin. My heart goes out to you during this difficult and trying time. There are no words that can express what you are feeling during this time. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Just remember, you have a special "GUARDIAN ANGEL" sitting with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May God's loving hands protect you during this time and always.

Sincerely,

Patricia J Rice
April 24, 2007
Please know that all parents are feeling your loss, I did not know your daughter or the other young lives that were taken on that very sad day, but my prayers and my heart goes out to you and your family. As a parent who lost a child I truly feel your loss and your pain.

Hold onto God's hand and he will get you all through this, I question God when my child was killed and his answer to me was Mother I have not forsaken you all is well your child is resting in my father's house.

I pray that our Father In Heaven Wrap all of you in his loving arms.
April 24, 2007
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
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
May you know that your daughter watches you from heaven, and wishes you were there. Please remember her on her birthday by simply saying a prayer. You are loved, and treasured by everyone! God Bless All of You - and peace be with you, because you are His son & daughter, and have been given a big weight. Know He wants to take it off of you - and knows you will know what to do when the time comes, to bring peace to your hearts. Psalm 51. Blessings are yours, you are treasures here on earth.... Thank you for raising MY angels, Grafton & Celeste.......MATT Verse 23
April 24, 2007
To the famjily I want you to know that God is on your side. keep the faith. Our prayers are with you.

Dr. Samuel E. Thornton
April 24, 2007
Celeste, I cannot imagine the grief that you are experiencing, but I want to let you know that you and your family are constantly in my thoughts and in my prayers. I remember Erin's smiling face and cheerful personality when she helped in the church nursery. I also remember the incredible hospitality that you and your parents showed me during the summer that we worked together at Legal Aid. I pray that God wraps his arms around you and comforts you and your family.
April 24, 2007
God bless your family Celeste and Grafton Peterson. From them moment my Dad, Reginal Beal (co-worker of Celeste) told me of this tragic incident my heart has been mourning. This was so close to home. However, I trust God. So, I know that something positive will be born from this tragedy. He will give your family the strength to press through the imaginable. A bright light blown out too early. Love ya guys!
April 24, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May God guide you through your grief with compassionate hands and may your memories bring you comfort.

The Nguyen Family
April 24, 2007
I wish I had the words to express how sorry I am for your loss. The senseless death of a precious child is beyond comprehension. I can tell you that she and you are in my heart and prayers.
Here we say, " may she rest in peace and may you know know other sorrrow." that is what I wish for you
April 24, 2007
Peterson and Hogan Family,
We are praying that you will get through during this time.
April 24, 2007
Celeste and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss, I know how much your daughter was a part of your life. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family.
April 24, 2007
Mr. & Mrs. Peterson,

It is with heartfelt sorrow that I express my condolences to you. I am writing on behalf of Kristen, Erin's VT friend from South Carolina. Kristen spoke of Erin often and truly enjoyed their times together. It is obvious that Erin was quite a special young lady and is already missed by all those who love her. I am so sorry for your loss. Our family will continue to pray for you, the VT family, and the entire world, as we are all at a tremendous loss.
April 24, 2007
Celeste and Grafton,
We are so saddened by your loss last week. We know the grief is unbearable, but we pray that some sunshine will return. Your lights are bright and will continue to bring joy to the world around you.
April 24, 2007
America will never forget such a promising and beautiful young woman.
May God bless you and your family with His sincere love and understanding at this time and forever.
April 24, 2007
THE FAMILY OF ERIN PETERSON,
Erin must have been the light of your life. The beautiful smile that I, unfortunately have only seen in her picture must have been what you waited anxiously for to brighten your day. Hold on the hope of being greeted by that smile again. Words can't express the sympathy we feel for you. May the peace of God which passes all understanding be with your family during this difficult time. God, Please Bless Erin's family and friends with Your comforting embrace. The Shifflett Family
April 24, 2007
The Peterson Family
My heart goes out to your family, this sensless act of violence in our community really brings all close together. My prayers are with you and all the families. May the God bless you. My deepest condolences.
April 24, 2007
May GOD give you strength in your time of need. GOD has a purpose for Erin and we know she is with him now. The prayers from me and my family go out to your family, stay strong and keep your head up and focused on JESUS. Mount Pleasant Baptist Church Member, Charles Yancey
April 24, 2007
GOD WILL GUIDE YOUR FAMILY THE REST OF THE WAY GOD BLESS YOUR FAMILY THIS SENSELESS ACT OF VIOLENCE BRINGS ME TO TEARS,MANY TEARS
April 24, 2007
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. You & your family are in my prayers.
April 24, 2007
No words can express our sorrow for the loss of your beautiful daughter. May your memories of Erin grow stronger everyday. Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 24, 2007
To the Peterson Family ~~ Our prayers and thoughts are with you and we pray that you will find comfort and peace in knowing that Erin is safe in the Arms of Jesus. Warmest condolences, The Roger Dodson Family.
April 24, 2007
To the Peterson Family ~~ Shekinah Glory says: I vow to Praise YOU through the good and the bad, I'll Praise YOU whether happy or sad. I'll Praise YOU in all that I go through, because Praise is what I do because I owe it all to You. Just remember God is a Keeper, Yes HE IS! Erin's radiant smile will LIGHT your pathways for days to come and her memories will BRIGHTEN your lives forever. Some glad morning you will see Erin again! We Praise God for Erin's Life.
April 24, 2007
Celeste & Grafton
I want to send my deepest heart felt sympathy for the loss of your beautiful daughter Erin. Please know that your Baby Girl is in Gods hands and that will help comfort you in the days to come. I will continue to have you & your family along with the entire Hookie family in my prayers and Celeste I pray that God gives you the strength you need to help you as you move on. You’ve always been a very strong lady since the first time I meet you at work. God Bless
April 24, 2007
Celeste,
Over the years of working together I have watched your sterling example as a caring and devoted mother to Erin. I always knew that Erin had the best and most devoted mother possible. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 24, 2007
With our greatest synthapy and heart felt lost. We pray God be with our family in this time of sorrow. MAY the great Archatic of the Universe Shine his grace and mericy on You

Grailing and Joyce Carter
April 24, 2007
I pray for your strength in God.
April 24, 2007
The words written about Erin say it all. Extraordinary; the Lord surely delighted in her. She'll be missed, but she's really not that far...she will be with you in spirit. Be comforted in knowing that you will see her in heaven. My deepest sympathy to her parents, relatives, and friends.
Former MOBC member.
April 24, 2007
I did not have the fortune of knowing your daughter Erin but I'm sure she had your amazing spirit and personality I've seen here at work. I'm sure she is still smiling looking down at you from above. God bless you and your family. I'm deeply sorry for your loss.
April 24, 2007
Peterson Family, May it comfort you to know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers at your time of sorrow. May your strength and faith in God keep you strong.
April 24, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with you
April 24, 2007
Life is amazing and so is God. God puts all his angels on earth to do his will and call thems home when they have done all they can. Keep your head up and you will always be able to see and feel Erin. She will always be with you. You and your family are always in my prayers.
April 24, 2007
SORRY TO HERE OF YOUR LOSS
THE LORD WILL BE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY TO HELP AND TAKE CARE OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. GOD BLESS.
April 24, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of your daughter and can't even imagine what you're going through losing your only child. My prayers go out to you and your family. Your work family is always here if you need us.
April 24, 2007
We were deeply sadden to hear of your loss. We want you know that our prayers are with you and your family.
April 24, 2007
We wish to express our deep sorrow for your loss, and to let you know that you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.
April 24, 2007
I am sorry for your loss, I didn't know Erin but if she was anything like her mother, she was a beautiful person. You and the entire Peterson family are in my prayers.
April 24, 2007
We are sorry to hear of your loss and will keep your family in our prayers.
April 24, 2007
Celeste, Grafton,
Emily and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of Erin. We are praying God will put his arms of love around you both. Know that we are praying for you.
April 24, 2007
My heart goes out to you in this your time of loss. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 24, 2007
Celeste, There are really no words that can be said at a time like this. I only got know Erin through you, but that was enough to know what a special young lady she was. I can't even imagine the pain and sorrow that you and Grafton feel. Please know that I am thinking of you, and your entire family is in my prayers. I wish I were not so far away and could be there. I don't know what I would do other than give you a hug and be there to listen and grieve with you. I miss you and think about you often.
April 24, 2007
I was so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 23, 2007
The memory of Erin will always live in your hearts. Erin will be missed by everyone she touched. May God give you comfort and healing during these tragic times.
April 23, 2007
The kindest person I know... always smiling and laughing... strong and courageous! That is what I think of when Erin comes to mind. An angel is no longer among us but, looking down on us!
Love you kiddo
April 23, 2007
Celeste and Grafton,

God has a special place for Erin and will take care of her until you see her again. There are no words I can use to express my deep sorrow for you and your family.
April 23, 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 23, 2007
Our thoughts are with your family in this time of sorrow and loss.
April 23, 2007
God bless you
April 23, 2007
I am deeply sorry for your loss and what I know is unimaginable pain and suffering. I did not know Erin but I am praying for your family and her friends and all of the VT community. God bless you and hold you tight. He is your guiding light and Pilot who will get you through when all seems dim and without direction. My deepest sympathy and love to you. Our hearts break for and with you.
April 23, 2007
Grafton & Celeste,

We've been thinking about you endlessly during this time. I know there isn't anything we can say to ease your pain, but we are praying for you and your family. May you find some peace knowing you raised such a beautiful, happy young lady.

Sincerely,
The Dufrois family
April 23, 2007
We were deeply sadden to hear of you loss. We want you know that our prayers are with you and your family.
April 23, 2007
God bless you Erin. To your family keep Erin in your heart. She will live on through you.

God bless you all!
April 23, 2007
To The Family of Erin Nicole Peterson:

My heart hurts for your entire family. My prayer is that Erin is resting in the arms of our Lord. It seems that all of the good and intelligent people are called home first. You will see her again. It is promised to all of us. I shall continue to pray for your family and pray that time will ease some of the pain.
April 23, 2007
To the Peterson Family
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Heaven now has a new angel.

The Sprow Family
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
Celeste and Family -- Celeste, you and I have become great friends over the phone. I so wish that I could be there to hold you and tell you that somehow, some way, everything will be okay. There are no words that can convey how sad and empty I feel for you and your family and other friends. When you need an ear to listen, I will be here any time, night or day. I know Erin is gone but she will never be forgotten. May you find small things that ease the pain a little. My family and I have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Peace be with you. Love, Jana
April 23, 2007
Our prayers our with you. May the love that you shared with Erin sustain you both during this most trying of times.
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
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 23, 2007
Sorry to hear of your lost. I know how special your daughter was to you. Please accept my families' prayers and sympathies.
April 23, 2007
Dear Celeste Peterson and Family,
My heart goes out to you. Like you, I have a child at Va Tech. My son called me as soon as the word was out that there was trouble, so I never had the shock you must have felt, not knowing about your child. I made the drive to Tech the next day, and listened to the convocation on the radio. I had heard from fellow employees of the sad news of Erin, and I just couldn't stop thinking about you. I imagined what it was like to be driving down 81 and knowing the terrible outcome you had to endure. I just cried out loud, while I was driving alone in my car.
This morning I read the story of your family posted on LaTimes.com. I cried again after getting a better understanding of the love you have for your daughter.
I thought I could come up with some words of comfort, and I'm hoping you have received some from everyone you have touched in this life. Hopefully the sadness of these events soon will be overshadowed by the wonderful memories of someone who must have been a very special girl.
My thoughts and prayers stay with you.

Sincerely,
Fellow Raytheon Employee
Ron Harvey
April 23, 2007
Celeste (and the entire Peterson Family and Friends) - I am deeply sorrowed by the news of Erin's homegoing. There is simply no spoken words that can express the heavy heart you and your family is enduring. I am in continuous prayer for you all. Give God time and trust that his grace will heal your wounds.
Celebrate Erin's Life as it brings you joy! Lay'wan
April 23, 2007
Celeste you don't know me but am a co-worker. I want you to know that I am praying for your family. When looking for comfort I know you where to turn and that is to the Comforter. I pray He wraps His arms arounfd you and Grafton and holds you long and close.
Psalm 121 Your Co-worker
April 23, 2007
To the family of Erin Peterson,

Although we do not know you personnally, our prayers and thoughts are with you during this time. Our son attends Forest Heights Elementary where Mrs.Canady teaches and we mourn with you, her and all of your family and friends. God is a great God and only He has the answers to our many questions. Our son was proud to have known of Erin and her accomplishments via the Virginia Tech and Mrs. Canady.
April 23, 2007
Peterson Family,

What a life that has been taken away so soon. Her gorgeous smile speaks a million words! I bet she was everyone's friend. God Bless you and your family. She is with the Angels now.
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
Peterson Family
My thoughts & prayers are with you as you try to overcome this mountain. Know that God and Spirits of His light are always with us and They will see us thru. May God's peace, light, comfort and love surround you always.
ASE!
April 23, 2007
Celeste, There are no words that I can offer, except that if you need anything please call.
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
We are saddened to here of your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
My prayers are with the Peterson Family.
April 23, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 23, 2007
Grafton & Celeste,
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
April 23, 2007
Celeste, my heart and prayer are with you and your family.
April 23, 2007
May The Lord continue to bless and comfort your family.

“ANGEL WINGS”

Hush, Mommy and Daddy and wipe your tearful eyes
Never doubt the “Lord” and never ask “Him” why

My “Father” in Heaven is never wrong
“He” said “hold on” “He” said “be strong

We’re all “Gods” children and only here on loan
“He” shared me with you for awhile
Now “He’s” called me home

Oh” how much you loved me so, your arms I sure did cling
But oh how happy I am now
With my “Angel wings”

I’ll smile and watch over you, by day and by night
And always be your little angel
With a shining light

Go on with life for what it brings and keep me in your dreams
And at the “Gates of Glory”
I’ll meet you with “Angel Wings”.

By: Andrea J. Shannon- © Copyright 2005 Natural Expressions
ASHANNON@HOWARD.EDU
April 23, 2007
Celeste & Family,

There are truly no words that could express my sincere heartache for you all during this time of mourning the loss of Erin, yet I know that in the midst of the grief there is cause to Celebrate. The comfort we have as believers is knowing that though our loved one is no longer here on earth with us, we will see them again! And while that homecoming may be long away, you can celebrate the precious life of Erin every day. So in both sorrow and in joy I celebrate my sister in Christ's life and pray God will bring you both comfort and joy now and always!
April 23, 2007
She had her whole life ahead of her.Its very sad what happend to her,and the other students.My prayers and thoughts are always with you even though I dont know any of you.God bless you all.
April 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.
April 23, 2007
As hard as it is don't question "Why" just let GOD's will be done. I know it's hard to except that her purpose was fulfilled and that she was needed at home. My thought, prayers, and blessings are with you and your family during this troubled time.
April 23, 2007
Celeste,

It is with profound sorrow that I received the news of your daughter Erin. I recall from my days at E-Systems the deep love and devotion that you had for her. Please know that Erin, you and Grafton, and your family will be in our prayers.

May God bless you all,
Jeff Hunter and family
April 23, 2007
What a beautiful young lady. My heart goes out to all who miss her. I'm sure she will never be forgotten.
April 23, 2007
May God bless and keep you always in His loving care.
April 23, 2007
Mr. and Mrs. Peterson even though we do not know one another personally, I still grieve your loss. I pray that your memories of Erin and the time you shared will give you comfort and peace.

(VT Class of 73)
April 23, 2007
Celeste,

I just learned of this sad news today and I want you to know that my PRAYERS, and Sincere Condolences go out to You and Grafton, Aunt Bettie Mae, Uncle Woodrow, Denise, and to Erin's entire family as you all support one another through this difficult time. We are praying for you all.

Love in Christ,
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 daughter is an Alumni of Va Tech.
Our hearts go out to you at this tragic time.
Erin is the Brightest star in Heaven.
May the Memories that you hold closest to your Hearts, bring you Comfort.
God Bless your Dear Family
April 23, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult and very sad time.
Erin was an inspiration to us all..We will miss her very much.
Love,
The Seidner family
April 23, 2007
u will be missed sista!!! Watch after us from tha heavens above!!!!! I Love You!!!
April 23, 2007
This family is in our prayers.
April 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. May God be with you in your time of healing
April 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of bereavement. I have a daughter Erin's age who's a freshman at Central Michigan University and my heart aches for you and your family.
April 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sincerely.
Dolores E. Cummings
April 23, 2007
To The Family

May god bless you and your family. You have my deepest sympathy.
April 23, 2007
To The Peterson Family:

May God comfort and keep you.
April 23, 2007
Erin was so clearly a bright, loving and caring person who wholeheartedly embraced life, that even those of us who did have the pleasure of having met her grieve for her loss, and ours. May you find some peace in keeping her memory always alive and with you.
April 23, 2007
Celeste, Grafton, Mrs. Bettie Mae & Mr. Woodrow, I just want you to know that you all are in my Prayers doing this most difficult period. Just focus on the good times that you had with Erin and look to the Lord for comfort.

Ecclesiastes 3

1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

4 A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

5 A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

6 A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

7 A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

9 What profit hath he that worketh in that wherein he laboureth?

10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.

11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.

12 I know that there is no good in them, but for a man to rejoice, and to do good in his life.

13 And also that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labour, it is the gift of God.

14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.

15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.

16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.

17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

18 I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.

19 For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.

20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?

22 Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him?
April 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Erin was a sweet young lady. I only knew Erin for a short period when I worked at Merritt Academy. I would check Erin out when her mom Celeste would come to pick her up. Erin will definitely be missed.

I HAVE A PLACE IN HEAVEN

Please don't sing sad songs for me,
Forget your grief and fears,
For I am in a perfect place
Away from pain and tears...
It's far away from hunger
And hurt and want and pride,
I have a place in Heaven
With the Master at my side.
My life on earth was very good,
As earthly life can go,
But Paradise is so much more
Than anyone can know...
My heart is filled with happiness
And sweet rejoicing, too.
To walk with God is perfect peace,
A joy forever new.
Author Unknown
April 23, 2007
Dear Peterson family, I want to send you my Love and Prayers to you and your family.
April 23, 2007
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
April 23, 2007
Celeste and the Peterson Family,
I am so sorry for your loss and I would like to help you with anything you and your family needs during this time. May God keep you close during this difficult period in your life. I am praying for you now and always.

Karen Gregory (Allen)
April 23, 2007
What a lost this has been for all young people. When things happen beyond our control, I always say God only takes the best. Praying for your family.
April 23, 2007
I am so sadden to here of your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with the Peterson Family.
April 23, 2007
"My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest." Then he said to Him, " If your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here. May God bless your family in Jesus name.
Evangelist Teresa Brown
April 23, 2007
The Peterson Family,
Celeste, my heart go out to you an your family in this time of sorrow. I will be praying for you.
April 23, 2007
I do not know any of you, but my heart and my head are full of more words and feelings than I can type. Reading in the City Paper about your experience last Monday and Tuesday brought me to tears. You have my deepest sympathy.
April 23, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sorrow. Erin had her whole life in front of her and was taken away with a senseless act of violence. May GOD bless you and your family and friends at this time.
April 23, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sympathy. We send our deepest condolences and will remember you in our prayers. Another angel gone to Heaven.
April 23, 2007
You look and smile so like your Mother. You will be so missed. Please continue to smile down on us and guide us with your love.
April 23, 2007
Grafton & Celeste,
May God bless you at this most painful time. Trust in the Lord! We know Erin is in a better place. May the days ahead ease the pain and the memories of Erin grow stronger. Heaven has recieved an angel. But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary, and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31.
Love, Cousin Barbara Smith
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
Celeste and Family:
May God strengthen and guide us through such a difficult time in our lives. Our prayers will continue for a nation of peace, love and healing for all the families whom loss their love ones. May God Bless and continue to comfort us as we heal. At this time Erin, our beautiful and energetic love one rests in THE HANDS OF GOD, THE FATHER, GOD THE SON, AND GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT.
The Smith Family(Raleigh N.C)
and the Dabney Family (Elwood N.J.)
April 23, 2007
My prayers are with you
April 23, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 22, 2007
Dear Peterson Family,

We want you all to know that your family is praying for you daily!

Margaret Neal Gibson & Family
April 22, 2007
Celeste, it was an honor to be Erin's art teacher. I will always remember her beautiful smile and sense of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
April 22, 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 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 Erin's family,

My deepest sympathies for your loss. Erin was a wonderful person who should be remembered for her compassion and all around love for life. Her laugh will be greatly missed, may she find peace and happiness in heaven.

Erin's fellow WING classmate,
April 22, 2007
Erin's family and friends,
Our love and prayers are with you in this tragic time.
God Bless
The Burd Family
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
May God bless you at this most painful time. May the days ahead ease the pain and the memories of Erin grow stronger. Heaven has recieved an angel.
Melinda Pearson
April 22, 2007
Gone too soon...I still wish we could turn back the hands of time...
April 22, 2007
To the friends and family of Erin, may God Bless you and keep you until you meet again.
April 22, 2007
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful daughter. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
The world will always remember Erin
April 22, 2007
TO ERIN NICOLE PETERSON AND FAMILY. I COMFORT TAKE IN THE WORDS OF THE PROPHET ISAIAH 40:31. BUT THEY THAT WAIT UPON THE LORD SHALL RENEW THEIR STRENGTH THEY SHALL MOUNT UP WITH WINGS OFAS EAGLES; THEY SHALL RUN,AND NOT BE WEARY; AND THEY SHALL WALK AND NOT FAINT . ME AND MY FAMILY WILL ALWAYS KEEP YOU IN OUR PRAYERS. TO ERIN FAMILY ALWAYS KEEP HER GREATEST MOMENTS IN YOUR HEART. E-ENDURE R- REMEMDER I-INSTANT CONNECTION N-NEVER BE FORGOTTEN..ERIN NICOLE PETERSON WILL BE ALWAYS WILL BE TO HER FAMILY ERIN THE GOD PRECIOUS JEWEL.
April 22, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 22, 2007
I want to send out my heartfelt sympathy to Erin Peterson's family and let them know they are in my prayers. God Bless the Peterson Family
April 22, 2007
To
the Family of Erin Nicole Peterson and Marlene Howard,
Our hearts are grieving and we share in your sorrow. God is keeping you in
His hands, mending your broken hearts and wiping away your grief
tears.
Erin wil never be forgotten by America.
You are continually in our prayers.
Deacon John J. and Rev. Loretta W. Williams of Shiloh Baptist Church of
Washington, DC
April 22, 2007
What a beautiful young woman whom will be dearly missed. Cherish Erins'fond memory. May it give you the strength to over come your grief. Please accept our love and deepest sympathy at this very sad time.
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
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
To the family of the beloved Erin Peterson I do not know you all but I am deeply sorry for you loss, Look to the hills from which comes your help, all your help comes from the lord.
April 22, 2007
I am so sorry for your great loss.
Erin, all of you, and all who loved
her are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 22, 2007
Lord,a smile that will win any heart, and a wonderful created art work of love, so bless the Peterson family, and help them to gain your loving peace,and compassion, and give them the strenge to keep strong in they time of lose. I pray in Jesus Christ Holy Name.
Amen!
April 21, 2007
To the Peterson family
I do not know Erin or any of the victims but I want to let you know that my prayers go out to all the families that have experience great lost at this time. I would like to share this poem with you.

COEXISTENCE

Come smell the beautiful roses
The roses have thorns and the thorns have roses too
Only Christ could give us that beautiful scent that comes with the roses true
Only He could heal those very painful sticks

The rainbow so beautiful in the sky
I comes after the rain has gone
The rain that brings the flood and causes our lives to suddenly disrupt
Water fills our houses and destroys our earthly possessions
But after the rain comes the rainbow true
With beautiful colors of red, orange, gold and blue
It fills the skies and tells us on whom we can rely
Saying, after the flood and destruction, in Chris there is hope and satisfaction

After the sun rises there is shadow
The sun rises in the east, bringing us such sweet peace
But along with the sunshine there is also shadow
The sun brings light to brighten up our day
Shadows come and cast dakness and cause our light to turn to gray
But Christ is our light, He bids the dark clouds to flee
He says to us just trust in me.

So just enjoy the beautiful scent the roses emanate
Admire the colors of the rainbow so great
And bask in the beautiful sunshine at midday when there is no shadow.
April 21, 2007
God bless your special girl. Her smile and personality was her gift to us all. We will miss her.
Elizabeth Kennedy from Dr.Grimes
April 21, 2007
We are so sorry for the loss of your loved one Erin. Remember the love of our Lord and the love he has for your family and your Erin who is now in his care.
April 21, 2007
My prayers and thoughts are with the family during this time in your lives. I pray that GOD the FATHER, GOD the SON and GOD the HOLY SPIRIT comfort, strengthen and keep each of you during this time.
April 21, 2007
To the Peterson Family,

I do not know you, but God does, and that makes us family. I embrace you with my heart. Such a pretty girl with pretty ways, with wonderful words describing what God created for us. Such a princess, who was blessed with a wonderful family. I am praying for peace in the world as I continue to learn how to have more trust and more faith in Our Heavenly Father who will take care of our broken hearts.
April 21, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Peterson family at this difficult time.
April 21, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS. YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE IN MY PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS.
April 21, 2007
May God grant your family peace, and know that America grieves with them.
April 21, 2007
I am so sorry for your loss. May GOD keep you and yours in this time of need and the Heaven's shine brighter.
April 21, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
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 Peterson family in the loss of Erin. I did not know Erin, 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 her special smile may continue to shine on. I pray that peace will fine you all.
April 21, 2007
MAY GOD BE WITH YOU IN YOUR TIME OF SORROW JUST KEEP GOD IN YOUR LIFE AND EVRYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT
April 21, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF SORROW. REMEMBER ERIN IS NO FARTHER FROM YOU THAN YOUR HEART. YOU ALL HAVE A VERY SPECIAL ANGEL IN HEAVEN WATCHING OVER YOU.
April 21, 2007
Although you are a complete stranger to me You are in my thoughts and prayer's. Ihpe that you will find strenght and comfort in the word's that have been spoken and written about your daughter. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal, just put your hand's in the Lords and he will guide you through these most difficult times, God will bring you through this.

FOR EVER IN OUR PRAYERS THE LANGHORNE FAMILY, STEPHANIE,JONATHAN,LILLIAN,AND TRAYANA
April 21, 2007
DEAR ERIN SO SORRY ABOUT WHAT HAPPEN TO YOU GOD BLESS YOU
April 21, 2007
God Bless the Dead:
Rest in Peace, Erin Peterson from Lance. Tech won't be the same without you. You will always be missed.
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
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 21, 2007
May you find comfort in the knowledge that Erin is with God. Her smile will brighten Heaven and your hearts forever. Know that love and faith will guide your family in the days to come and forever.
April 21, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 21, 2007
As a parent of a child about to graduate and go onto college I am not only deeply saddened by this sensless act but it has made me so much more aware and conscious of the fact our children are so precious we have to spend each day as if it was our last. Erin was a beautiful girl and her life has served a purpose although it was cut short I have thought of her daily and hoped there are many other parents such as myself that will use this tragedy to become closer to my own children as they start thier new lives. May god bless you and keep you during these difficult days ahead.
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
GOD BLESS THE PETERSON FAMILY. YOUR LOSS IS SO TRAGIC. YOUR DAUGHTER WAS A BEAUTIFUL SPIRIT AS WELL AS THE OTHER STUDENTS AT VIRGINIA TECH. SHE HAS ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH IN HER YOUNG LIFE AND YOU ALL ARE PROUD OF HER. JUST REMEMBER THE GOOD MEMORIES. I KNOW IT IS HARD, BECAUSE YOU DID NOT GET TO SAY GOOD BYE. I HAD A BROTHER THAT LEFT HOME ONE MORNING AND THAT EVENING WE GOT THE NEWS HE HAD DIED AND IT STILL HURTS ME KNOWIN THAT I DID NOT GET A CHANCE TO SAY GOODBYE TO HIM OR TELL HIM HOW MUCH I LOVED HIM. GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES. BRENDA
April 21, 2007
Erin - you will always be remembered especially by the Westfield High School community. It's not fair you are a victim of this senseless tragedy. My heart goes out to your family and friends.
April 21, 2007
WE HAVE LOST A GREAT SPORT'S PERSON, A FUTURE BASKET BALL PLAYER AND ABOVE ALL A VERY GOOD HUMAN BEING.I CAN JUST SAY THAT WE HAVE LOST AND HEAVEN HAS GAINED AS SOMEONE HAS ALREADY SAID IN THIS GUEST BOOK. THE LORD NEEDED YOU SO HE CALLED YOU. REST IN PEACE.
April 21, 2007
Bless beautiful Erin and her family. This nation will not forget.
April 21, 2007
I was deeply pained to hear about the loss of your precious daughter. May the God of all comfort be with you, calm your sorrow, strengthen you and uphold you in the midst of this awful loss. Your daughter sounded like a wonderful person. Praise God for the blessing she was to the world.
April 21, 2007
Sorrowful tears
well up in my eyes
For those who have fallen
like rain from the skies

Each life was so precious
so many are gone
May they shine now from Heaven
like a new morning dawn

I cannot make sense
of this tragic event
I offer my heart
and my prayers have been sent

Each one had a dream
Each one had a goal
Each one had a family
Each one has a soul

Life must go on
for loved ones so shattered
Reach to their hearts
and show them it mattered

For families so lost
For friends left to cope
I greive for their hearts
I pray for their hope

In memory of those who have fallen and for those left to grieve.
For those left injured in harms way...
I pray for peace and healing of your hearts.
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
To the Family & Friends Of Erin:
What a beautiful young lady! Our thoughts, prayers, and concern go out to you all. May God bring you comfort and peace....Don't remember how Erin died.....remember how she lived....
Peace be with you....
April 20, 2007
God Bless you in your time of loss.
April 20, 2007
Our hearts break for the victims and thier families. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. May God Bless you
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
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
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
Your entire family is in my thoughts and prayers.
April 20, 2007
What we have lost
Heaven has Gained.

Grief too deep for tears..
April 20, 2007
IM SORRY FOR YOUR LOSE MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOYR FAMILY.
April 20, 2007
To the Peterson family:
May God Bless and keep you during this difficult time.
April 20, 2007
May God bless this beautiful angel. She did not deserve this unspeakable event. I was drawn to Erin because of her beautiful smile and portrait. She exudes class, just as the others do.
GOD BLESS THE PETERSON FAMILY & VIRGINIA TECH
April 20, 2007
My prayers are with you throughout this trying time. May god give you strength.
April 20, 2007
May God bless and keep the Peterson
family. During this difficult time.
Peace I leave with you,my peace, I
give unto you,not as the world giveth,give I unto you,let not your
heart be troubled,neither let it be afraid. John 14:27.
Mary Higgins (Lawrenceville,Ga.)
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
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 20, 2007
I'm very sad and heartbroken for all the family and friends of Erin - you must be devestated. I don't know the victims; I only know they were too good and too young and did not deserve this. I love Erin's big smile; I know she will be missed by many. God bless her family and friends.
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 give you the peace and comfort only He can provide. You have our deepest sympathy at this difficult time.
April 20, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
You are in my fervent prayers. I thought the loss we suffered in New Orleans was beyond compare. However the loss in which you experienced is immeasurable. Jesus will give you strength to continue.
April 20, 2007
South Dakota grieves with you. 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
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 20, 2007
In a dark world, let God's light show you how to make it through and may you find peace.
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
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
April 20, 2007
To the family of Erin, I was very saddened to hear of the sad news. God bless you all!
April 20, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. My deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 20, 2007
To the PETERSON family
you have my deepest sympathy. Keep pressing on, hold fast to Jesus
April 20, 2007
To the family and friends of Erin Peterson - May God sustain each of you during this most difficult time.

I grieve with you.
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you doing the lost of Erin. Her welcoming smile I'm sure will be missed. May God continue to bless you.
April 20, 2007
Such a beautiful young lady with a joyful smile, my condolences to your family, may God be with you all and give you comfort and peace and may your heart heal in time.

God Bless
April 20, 2007
i hope and pray that you all find the peace and strentgh you need to get through all of this.. you all will be in my prayers and know no matter what she is in a better place! RIP Erin ... I love you my friend!
April 20, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 20, 2007
Please know that you and yours will be in my thoughts and prayers
April 20, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God keep and comfort you.
April 20, 2007
May her memory be eternal.
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 20, 2007
MAY GOD MAKE YOU STRONG AS YOU GO THROUGH THESE TIMES OF SADNESS, WE SEND OUR SYMPATHY AND PRAYERS. ONLY TIME WILL HEAL. KEEP FAITH IN JESUS AND HE WILL SEE YOU THROUGH. MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU STRONG.
April 20, 2007
TO THE PETERSON FAMILY:
YOU ARE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.
April 20, 2007
Such a beautiful young lady. May you RIP Erin.
April 20, 2007
Her light will always be with you. The world shares in your grief.
April 20, 2007
As a mother I can't imagine to lost one of my child, my profund sympathy for you as a mother and for the rest of your family, my prayer are with you.
April 20, 2007
I was a proud graduated from Va Tech and your lost is part of my own lost, my deep sympathy for the family.
April 20, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 20, 2007
Celeste We are very sorry about the lost of your beautiful daughter, she is now with God and she will be always in our hearts.
April 20, 2007
Our hearts are sad. May God be with you
April 20, 2007
I don't know the pain that you are feeling, but I can only imagine as I have 3 daughters myself and if anything ever happen to any of them I wouldn't want to go on. May God bless and keep you, I will continue to pray for you all and know that God is always there, do not hesitate to call upon him.
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
To the family and friends of Erin Peterson,

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 Erin 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
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
There are no words to express the pain your family must be feeling. But may GOD bless you and know that Erin is in a better place.
April 19, 2007
To the family of Erin Peterson,

I did not know Erin personally, but I am so sorry about the tragic events that took place at Virginia Tech.
I join many others in expressing my sincere sympathy to your family. You are in my prayers.

God bless you,
April 19, 2007
May you have comfort in knowing that you now have a gaurdian angel from heaven above. I truly understand your pain. May God Bless you and your family.
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... grieves with you. God Bless.
April 19, 2007
My prayers of peace and comfort go out to the friends and family of this beautiful young lady. Know that God is with you.
April 19, 2007
Reading some of the myspace pages of the beautiful women and men who were killed ripped into my heart. It feel like I know you though I do not. Seeing all your bright potential and knowing that it has been extinguished brought me to tears. I can only imagine the pain your family is going through. RIP young one. And my prayers to your family.
April 19, 2007
May God bless and strengthen each of you daily.
April 19, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 19, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
May God bless this family and give them the comfort during this sad time in their lives. We will keep all in our prayers.
April 19, 2007
I am so saddened by the tragedy at VT, and although I knew no one it still hurts my heart. May God be with you and your family in the days, weeks, and months ahead. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
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
Peterson Family,
I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful Erin. May she rest in peace surrounded by the love of her family and friends.
April 19, 2007
May God comfort you during this time. Your family is in my prayers.
April 19, 2007
To Erin's beloved family: As you watched over her growing up, she will now be your guardian angel watching over you all of the days of your life. As a parent, my heart breaks beyond words for you. Please know that I will hold you close in my prayers. God be with you and comfort you--and know that an entire nation is praying for you.
April 19, 2007
May you and your family one day find peace after such a horrible tragedy. You are in our prayers!
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
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
Just wanted to offer my sincere condolences to all the families that lost a loved one in this senseless matter, I pray the god provide you comfort in these days of sadness.
April 19, 2007
Our prayers go out to the Erin Peterson's Family for this terrible lost. May our God truly comfort you and keep you in your time of lost and need. My oldest son will be graduating from high school this year and will be attending college in another state after he graduates. In my prayers each day, I always ask God to keep my sons safe as they journey to and from school. I pray that the comfort of God will reach you and his love guide you through this trying time.
From My Family To Yours - BE BLESS!
April 19, 2007
Mya God Bless this beautiful young woman and her family.
April 19, 2007
To the Family of Erin,Iam the parent of 1-child I can only imagine the pain you feel however I serve a God who makes no mistakes and he is able to give you new mercies everyday Lean on him Trust in him Proverbs 3,1-6 he is able to give you Peace that passes all understanding Regards & Prayers.
April 19, 2007
May God Bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 19, 2007
As I look at all the beauty lives that has been taken sincely I pray for peace I pray for strenghth for the family that has lost their love ones in the manner that they have and my heart goes out to all of you because I too have a son in college not there but my heart and prayers and love goes to you all
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
Passion in athletes is common, but bravery is special. I hope your family and friends find some peace and understanding. My heart is broken with all of yours.
April 19, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of deep sorrow, Just know that GOD is able. May you find comfort and peace in his loving embrace.
April 19, 2007
Please know that here in Ga.we feel your pain.May God bless you and keep you.
April 19, 2007
May you rest in peace with the Lord. My heart goes out to your family, they are all in my prayers.
April 19, 2007
My heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
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
To All of the Families that were touched in many ways throughout this tardy..... My prayer and thoughts are with your entire families... I pray that God will give you the strength to endure hardness as a good Solider. To comfort your families and strengthen your hearts.....
April 19, 2007
As a mother of a University student, I can't even imagine your pain. But one thing I do know is that I serve a God who can take that pain away and give you the confort in this time of need.
April 19, 2007
My prayers are with you. God Bless You
April 19, 2007
My name is Bobby.I'm a high school student at dermott Ar. I hope to me this young lady at the gates one day. It's a terrable thing what happen to Erin. My god be with the good souls we have lost.
April 19, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 19, 2007
To Erin's Family and Friends:
May your pain gradually ease. May you experience a peaceful clearing after this horrible storm. I express to you my deepest sympathies.
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
May God bless you and ur family in there time of need. May your memory live on as you make your way to heaven!

Peter van Gaal
President
Animal Search And Rescue ( A-SAR )
Europe - The Netherlands
a-sar@wanadoo.nl
April 19, 2007
we are sorry for your loss. may god be with you.
April 19, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy and prayers go out to the family. I know that
Erin was raised right because she reached out and comforted many in her reach.

Keep the faith!! Love and peace!!
April 19, 2007
Sorry for your loss and family.
April 19, 2007
May God truly Bless you in your time of sorrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of mourning. Sorry for your loss.
April 19, 2007
YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS
April 19, 2007
Be Still

Be still like the grass on a melancholy summer day
Be still like desert shrub.

Be calm and you will hear your loved one speak, in the stillness, in the calm, their love resounds.

If you are still this promise I make, you will hear the voice of your loved one helping you along your way.

April 19, 2007
God will supply your every need.
April 19, 2007
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.May God comfort you in your time of need.
April 19, 2007
May God be with you in this difficult time.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Erin.
April 19, 2007
My thoughts and prayers go out to Erin's family and friends. So sorry to hear about this. God Bless...
April 19, 2007
You all hold a special place in our hearts.we are sorry about your loss.With deepest sympathy Quitman County Elementary School faculty and staff and students.
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
As a former basketball player at Poquoson High School and Longwood College, I know you could have been big in the sport. I now coach girl's basketball and work as a school counselor at Bethel High School in Hampton, VA. I have several students at VA Tech and our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time.
April 19, 2007
To the Peterson's family you are in my prayers. Just remember that God will never leave you nor forsake you. I know it is hard right now but Joy cometh in the morning. Erin will be missed dearly.
April 19, 2007
Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.
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
FLY WITH THE ANGELS.
April 18, 2007
Well my hearts goes to friends,family,students this is horrible it hurts me to see this and hear this. My prayers goes to Erin family shes sweet and smart but god still watching over her looking down at her family and friends shes always will be in spirit and in youll hearts my loves goes to everyone.
April 18, 2007
From my family to yours, "OUR HEARTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY" May God bless you at this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
Precious in the sight of the Lord is he death of his saints.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
Erin, may you find peace and rest with the Lord. God bless you!
April 18, 2007
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
April 18, 2007
Words cannot express the sorrow I feel for you and your family but, I hope in time the pain will get less and less.I hope the memories of your precious daughter will carry you though.YOU and your family will always be in my prayers.
April 18, 2007
Celeste -- I am thinking of you and your family during this horrible tragedy. Much love,
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 heart goes out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
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
God bless you all and my prayers are with you.
April 18, 2007
For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. Philippians 1:21
We are sorry for your loss. We praying for you during this difficult time. May God continually to bless and keep you in his loving arms.
April 18, 2007
My condolences to the family and Friends of Erin.

Sean
Ontario Canada
April 18, 2007
My prayers go out to the family and friends
April 18, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
April 18, 2007
I am so sorry for your terrible loss. May God comfort you.
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
We were so sorry to hear of your loss. The thoughts of many are with you at this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
Our hearts go out to you at this time and in the days ahead.
April 18, 2007
Erin is in God's arms now,she is safe,keep her beautiful smile and love of life alive in your hearts,Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 18, 2007
My heart aches for your family. I'm sorry for your loss.
April 18, 2007
April 18, 2007
Take your beautiful smile to heaven, the angels will enjoy it! May God bless you and your family.
April 18, 2007
i dont know you but i pray for your family..im sorry this has happened to you..bye
April 18, 2007
as a parent of a vt student my heart aches for you and your family you are in our prayers may god guide you through this difficult time

paul and linda
April 18, 2007
The Thurgood Marshall College Fund's family of 47 Historically Black Universities thoughts and prayers are with the Peterson Family. May God give you strength during this difficult time.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with the Peterson family. May God continue to bless you.
April 18, 2007
SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE TO LOSE SO TRAGICALLY, GOD KNOWS BEST. MAY HE COMFORT YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THIS TRYING TIME. MAY YOUR SOUL HAVE REST ETERNALLY.
April 18, 2007
SO BEAUTIFUL GONE TO SOON HER SMILE IS FULL OF LIFE SHE IS A BEAUTIFUL ANGEL IN HEAVEN GOD BLESS THE FAMILY
April 18, 2007
My deepest sympathy and prayers go out to the Peterson family.
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
Peterson Family
May the Lord bless you and keep you may He make his face to shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee and may He give thee Shalmon(PEACE). We grief with you during your loss!
April 18, 2007
I am sorry for your loss. My heart aches.
April 18, 2007
May God Keep your family during this time. Your daughter is now an Angel in Heaven. May God comfort you and Heal your pain and may you begin to remember the good times of your daughter. You are in my prayers and May God Bless You!!!
April 18, 2007
As family and friends, you are left with the heavier burden of finding forgiveness and peace. This is your time to grieve, to give to each other, and to lead the world in impact. May you be blessed in return, with God's cleansing and restoring love.
April 18, 2007
Love & Support from Phi Sigma Pi: Epsilon Eta Chapter at Eastern Kentucky University.
April 18, 2007
We are very sorry for your lost. I can't imagine what your heart is feeling right now. May God Bless You!
April 18, 2007
May God be with you.
April 18, 2007
I have never met Erin, or anyone in her family. I don't even live in the USA, but it just broke my heart to hear about what happened. May Erin rest in peace, and god bless her family, and all those at Virginia Tech.
April 18, 2007
My prayers and thoughts goes out to the Peterson Family during this time of sorrow. May God continue to bless and send comfort.
April 18, 2007
May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.
April 18, 2007
I did not know your daughter, but I am praying for your family as you face many difficult days without your child.
May God grant you peace.
April 18, 2007
I just don't know what to say, I feel the pain, this really hurts. God, please be with Erin's family, they need you.
April 18, 2007
may God bless this family with the strenght to get throuht each day. my prays are with you. God Bless
April 18, 2007
NO FAMILY SHOULD EVER HAVE TO LIVE THE NIGHTMARE YOUR GOING THROUGH. SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS.
April 18, 2007
we never can ask the question why? because we will never understand. god knows all and sees all and he needs his angels too. may god bless you and your family. you are in my prayers.
April 18, 2007
To the Family, I am sorry for your lost. She had a beautiful smile.

I grieve you lost, may God give you strength to carry on.
April 18, 2007
TO THE FAMILY OF ERIN REMEMBER THAT GOD IS CARRING YOU THROUGH THIS DIFFICULT TIME IN YOUR LIVES. MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY GOES OUT TO HER FAMILY AND FRIENDS. (MATTHEW 5:4) "BLESSED ARE THEY THAT MOURN: FOR THEY SHALL BE COMFORTED."
April 18, 2007
My God I don't know where to start from. I'm speechless to what has happened to your loved one. My heart goes out to Erin Peterson's family and friends. It is sad to see how so many lives that are taken away from so many senseless crimes all over the world. I want to say from many miles away may the love of God be with each and everyone one of you. Erin looked liked she had a kind, sweet spirit that touched many lives. I have three daughters myself and I try to steer them in the right direction each and everyday. This incident could have happened to anyone. Just remember God has the answers and he know when to come get his angles from here on earth. As, I'm typing this message from my heart I have tears in my eyes. At least she was able to start her dream and was trying to fullfill it. I wish that I could be there for the family but what I can say is my heart goes out to you. Stay strong and always remember that God is with you every step of the way. With Love From the Williams Family in Milwaukee, Wi.
April 18, 2007
I live on the other side of the country, but when I saw Erin's face and age (so very young) on this horrible list, I understand what a tragedy this really was on a personal scale. All my love and hopes for solace and peace to the Peterson family.
April 18, 2007
May God bless her beautiful soul and give her loved ones infinite patience.
April 18, 2007
My God be with you. So sorry for your tragedy. God Bless your family.
April 18, 2007
IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY, MAY GOD HELP YOUR FAMILY THROUGH THE ROUGH TIMES.
JACKIE
April 18, 2007
May God be with you through this grieving process. I will pray for you during this difficult time. I am sure Erin is in heaven looking down upon us.

Brenda Ashley
Milwaukee, WI
April 18, 2007
May God continue to bless your family during your time of sorrow. My prayers are with you.
April 18, 2007
GOD BE WITH YOU .
April 18, 2007
Erin,
I love you and miss you more than you will ever know.I remember when I first met you about 2 1/2 years ago, and you walked into my house with Whitney and Jo and had on a huge smile.We immediately became friends.I remember all of us going out to dinner, and me sitting at your basketball games.You made such a tremendous impact on all those who knew you.I think back and think about how you use to always smile, and we would go back and forth say "Where have you been" when we hadn't seen each other in a while.I feel honored to have met you and spent time with you.I remember when I got Jada and you all came to my house to see her.I love you Erin, you will forever be a friend, and you will always be that girl that lit up the room when you walked in with a huge smile and made everyone laugh.We love you.
April 18, 2007
Please know that you are in the prayers of many. Hold on to God's unchanging hand. God draws near to those who mourn. Find everything you need in His arms. May God continue to bless and keep you...
April 18, 2007
Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God Bless you.
April 18, 2007
My husband and I lost our only child, a beautiful young lady, many years ago. It was the worst thing I've ever been through, and I didn't know how life could go on for us, but gradually, the pain has diminished. We're talking about a seven to ten year window, here, so you will have to work through it. The word 'Waves' comes to mind. Over time, they will be smaller and further apart. Don't let anyone try to rush you through your grieving, but DO try to get busy with something to take your mind off of it. Nothing will fill the void of a lost child, but they would want you to move on and enjoy life. The love between a parent and child can last forever, and someday I believe you will see your baby, again. My heart goes out to you and I share a little of your pain, because I know how it feels. No one should have to bury their child, but we have to trust God, who gave them to us.
April 18, 2007
Erin was a good friend of mine. She was always so happy and just enjoyable to be around, no matter the curcumstances. When we played together she became a big sister to me. She made me her little sister and I will always love her for what she has done for me as well as many others in the Lessons Learned family. I am thinking of her and her family constantly and love them all so much.

Love,

Bambi
April 18, 2007
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
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
may god bless your family
April 18, 2007
We offer you our greatest sympathy and prayers in the loss of your beautiful child. We pray for you that you will find strength, courage and peace in her memory.
April 18, 2007
I know that Erin's REDEEMER lives and he reigns here in heaven and on earth. HE did receive Erin on Mon. April 16. Love to the family and friends of Erin Peterson.
April 18, 2007
It's hard to accept the loss of a love one but, God's unconditional Love and His promise of eternal life will help you heal and accept.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
My prayers go out to you. Stay strong and know that God has not forgotten you, there will be hard times but remember God is with you every step of the way.
April 18, 2007
I'm so sorry for your lost. May God continue to keep and bless you during this sad time. I dont know this family personally but I feel your pain. God Bless You
April 18, 2007
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
April 18, 2007
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, and He saves those whose spirits have been crushed. Psalm 34:18

I pray that the parents, friends and family will find peace, comfort and strength from the Lord.

God bless you! RIP Erin
April 18, 2007
May God Bless And Sustain you in your time of sorrows, My Family and I am Praying Across the miles that your family find peace in the Lord, Because this tradgy Did Not make sense, I am so Sorry your family had to pay a price.. God Bless
April 18, 2007
Family and Friends of Erin-

May God give you comfort and strength during this most difficult time.
April 18, 2007
MY PRAYERS ARE TRULY WITH YOU.
April 18, 2007
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

April 18, 2007
May God Keep you and continue to give you strength at this time.
April 18, 2007
Dear Peterson Family,

I did not personally know your daughter but from the information displayed on the news, she seemed to be a beautiful young lady. It is such a tradegy that this has occurred. I will keep your family in my prayers.
April 18, 2007
Our hearts goes out to the family. We lost our sister,January 06.We know what the family is going through.Our family will be praying for your family.God Bless your family.
April 18, 2007
You don't know me, but I am very sorry for your loss. May God Bless you and your loved ones. Your daughter will never be forgotten.
April 18, 2007
God has a plan for all of us please try to keep that in mind
April 18, 2007
We are in prayer with your family during this sad time of your lives. We are praying that God will keep you in His peace during this time. Know that you are in the prayers of many. God bless your family.
April 18, 2007
LIFE WAS SO SHORT FOR BUT MAY YOU REST IN PEACE MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO YOUR FAMILY
April 18, 2007
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY
April 18, 2007
My deepest sympathy for the loss of your daughter. My tears and prayers are with you at this time. May you be comforted by the memories you had together.
April 18, 2007
My heart goes out to you in the loss of your daughter. May God comfort you in your time of sorrow. I am praying for you.
April 18, 2007
Peterson Family,
May the Love of God give you peace and comfort. Keep trusting God and He will strengthen your hearts. My prayers are with your entire family.
April 18, 2007
MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU THRU THIS DIFFICULT TIME AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND GIVE YOU PEACE
April 18, 2007
To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. The Country is praying for all of you and there is strength in united prayer! God bless the family
April 18, 2007
May God bless and keep you and your family during these difficult times. Your daughter is beautiful. I have four children and sixteen grandchildren, I can't imagine what you must be going through, but whatever the case, God is in the healing business. Know that millions of prayers are racing to heaven for Erin and your entire family.
April 18, 2007
My family is heartbroken for your family.

May the Lord Jesus give you HIS peace that passes all understanding in the loss of your lovely daughter. May He keep you in His care.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
April 18, 2007
My deepest condolences to Peterson family. . My thoughts and prayers go out to each and every one of you in your time of sorrow...and loss of loved one. God Bless You All.
April 18, 2007
May god's gentle touch rest upon you and your family forever. Peace be with you.
April 18, 2007
"O lORD, YOU HAVE BEEN OUR REFUGE THROUGHOUT EVERY GENERATION". Trust in God's mercy and hold on to Him.
April 18, 2007
Too a person that have been, a joy and great friend, I see you not as a cousin, but as my little sister. My God above, take care of your spirt. And my god bless all the other families. You are know at home. And you are now, angles, with the creator. My your smile live for aver, with us all. I love and will miss you.
April 18, 2007
I wish I had the words to express the sadness I feel for this tragic event, for the loss of this precious life. More so, I wish I could turn back the hands of time to rewrite history. I am so sorry for your loss.
April 18, 2007
My thoughts and prayers are with Erin's family and friends.
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 in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.
April 18, 2007
Peterson Family:

May God bless and comfort you doing this difficult time.
April 18, 2007
deepest sympathy from ireland

so sorry for your loss
may god grand u peace and comfort
April 18, 2007
MAY GOD, THE SOURCE OF HOPE, FILL YOU WITH JOY AND PEACE THROUGH YOUR FAITH IN hIM.
April 18, 2007
MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY IN THIS TIME OF MADNESS.
April 18, 2007
To the Peterson Family we feel your pain and grieve with you. We are praying for strength and peace be with you always.

Erin will always be remembered
April 18, 2007
My prayers are with you in this time of need. Continue to look to God for comfort. Weeping may endure for a night but joy will come in the morning.
April 18, 2007
Our prayers go out to your family.
April 18, 2007
Hold to God's unchanging hand.
April 18, 2007
May God be with the family.
April 18, 2007
To the Peterson family we are soory for your lost may God Be with the family
April 18, 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 18, 2007
To the Patterson family, may God love comfort you and may his loving arms be wrap around you. In time all wounds will heal. But until then look towards heaven and remember all of our helps come from the lord.
April 18, 2007
My heartfelt sympathy goes out to Erin parents. I do not know Erin, but I know it must be hard to lose a child. I will keep you in prayers.
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
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
My prayers go out to the family. May god give you strength. God will always be there for you.
April 18, 2007
I'm deeply sorry for your loss, and I hope and pray that you find peace in knowing that she's with God in Heavcen.
April 18, 2007
Erin has a wonderful warming smile that I am sure brightened up any room she entered. May God guide you through your grief with compassionate hands.
April 18, 2007
To the family: You are in the prayers of all the students and faculty here at Howard University. May God Bless you in your time of need.
April 18, 2007
May God Bless you and your family you are a true angel.
April 18, 2007
May God Bless you and your family you are a true angel.
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
May God Bless you and your family, you all are in our prayers, Estelle,Marvin,Viola, The Stewart Family
April 18, 2007
My condolences to the Peterson Family. May you treasure all the happy memories knowing that your dear sweet Erin is resting in peace.
April 18, 2007
The whole country is crying with you and praying for you.
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.
April 18, 2007
The Peterson Family and friends are in my prayers...God bless you all.
April 18, 2007
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
April 18, 2007
im so sorry you live had to end like this but you are having a new life now pain free as a dancing angel.
April 18, 2007
To the Family: May God grant you comfort and peace.
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