Reema Samaha

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By washingtonpost.com editors |  April 18, 2007; 2:52 PM ET

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She is gorgeous. Such a bright future. What a waste.

Posted by: jason | April 18, 2007 04:51 PM

Senseless.... Now we must learn and find out how to prevent the next potential catastrophe..

Posted by: | April 18, 2007 05:12 PM

I feel sorry for everyone, that was hurt or killed. It was so un-necessary, for this to happen.

Posted by: Lynn Smith | April 18, 2007 05:35 PM

To the Samaha family, our heatfelt sympathy goes out to you on the loss of your beloved daughter, Reema. You are in our hearts and prayers.

Posted by: D. & A. Post (Springfield, VA) | April 18, 2007 05:56 PM

To all family and Friends. No words from me can come close to expressing the sorrow that I feel. I just pray to God that you will be blessed and comforted in the days and years ahead and know Samantha will never be forgotten and may she be etranlly blessed. In faith and hope with a sorrowful heart I lift you up May God Bless you all.

Posted by: Jon Pavlovsky | April 18, 2007 09:01 PM

Thousands and thousands and thousands of hearts lie broken for you and your classmates and all of your families...and mine is but one of them.
J. Bowns
The Cappies

Posted by: Judy Bowns | April 18, 2007 09:03 PM

My sadness for this young woman and for her family is overwhelming. I am the father of two small children, and this tragedy serves only as a reminder of what a cruel world we live in. I pray only to our Lord in Heaven that you, the family, will heal very soon and that he will reveal himself to you in this darkest hour. I cannot begin to understand the pain of your loss, but I hope you know that you have the support of your commnuity in your time of need.

Posted by: Eric F. Amacher | April 18, 2007 09:20 PM

our heart felt symapthy goes to every one . I hope & pray we could try to prevent catastrophes like this hin the future. it is senseless act of one evil person. Lets pray together to find love & peace in god
with love & prayers

Posted by: deena thomas | April 18, 2007 10:00 PM

Seema was a beautiful girl, both inside and out. I am a parent of a Westfield student and had the opportunity to see Seema perform at Westfield. She will not be forgotten by the Westfield Community. She will live on in our hearts and minds forever. We are praying for your broken hearts and your healing.

Posted by: Martha Ryder | April 18, 2007 10:30 PM

I'm sorry for what happened to Reema. My Prayers are with her, and her family.

Posted by: Grace Asiedu | April 18, 2007 11:59 PM

just 18 years old. i still can get my heard around this. just gut-wrenching to see all these beautiful faces and know that their lives were cut short like that.

Posted by: talgat, Kazakhstan | April 19, 2007 01:12 AM

Samaha family, words cannot describe this time of grief. You are in our prayers.

Posted by: Juanita Arroyo (Dallas, TX) | April 19, 2007 09:36 AM

Reema, rest in peace. God be with you. My prayers are with your loved ones.

Posted by: fukumoto | April 19, 2007 11:58 AM

I am deeply sorry for your loss. My son died of a gunshot wound, so I understand your confusion and shock. Please reach out to all that you can to help you get through this terrible time. My prayers are with you.

Posted by: Becky C | April 19, 2007 12:07 PM

"To Allah we belong, and to Allah we shall return".

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Samaha family for the loss of their beautiful daughter Reema.

Posted by: MSE and Family, Virginia, USA | April 19, 2007 12:55 PM

Samaha family, my prayers are with your loved ones. Sister Reema, rest in peace and Allah be with you. "Inna Lellah Wa Inna Illaihi Ragi'oun".

Posted by: Ahmad Issa | April 19, 2007 12:55 PM

May the lord have mercy on your soul Reema, i will pray for you and your family.

Posted by: joe kury | April 19, 2007 02:41 PM

bless the family and friends of Reema she was a bright star and now can be seen shining bright in the sky stay strong and let time do what it does best. -a Batavia Dr. friend and neighbor

Posted by: kev kirb | April 19, 2007 02:49 PM

To all the familities who have lost their love ones in this time of strife. Know this, Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not Heal. May you all be comforted in knowing that they are in the loving arms of Jesus Christ our Saviour.

Posted by: P. Ward, Alexandria, VA | April 19, 2007 03:24 PM

What a tragedy it is for the world to lose such a beautiful, intelligent, and talented young woman. Reema, may you rest in peace. To Reema's family: please know that Virginia Tech alumni, such as myself, are praying for you and for the families of the other victims.

Posted by: Caitlin H. | April 19, 2007 04:48 PM

I am sure all of the young students that were killed at Virginia Tech were very special people and will be missed very much by there families. I was very much saddened by the TV interview of the father of Reema Samaha. He appeared to be a very fine gentleman who must have been very close to his lovely daughter. I can only hope that God will somehow give this man the strength and ability to cope with this loss. I also pray for the families of all the others that must come to grips with the loss of their sons or daughters.

Posted by: Bob Thomas | April 19, 2007 08:38 PM

Rest in Peace. May God have mercy and give strength to your family.

Posted by: Aamir Ali | April 20, 2007 12:04 AM

I saw her picture and she reminds me so much of my daughter. I can only imagine the horror that her family and the families of the other victims are going through. I pray for them and that this horrific and senseless tragedy won't be a constant depression and ruin on their lives. Time heals all wounds and life is for the living. God bless all.

Posted by: Sherri A. | April 20, 2007 12:06 AM

insallah the family does better.I know shes probably looking down at everyone she loved right me and my family will pray for her and her family allah abukar.

Posted by: ali koussan | April 20, 2007 01:26 AM

Noone deserves what happened to them!
May God bless your sould Reema. Lebanon is mourning your loss.

Posted by: Balsam Khodr, Lebanon | April 20, 2007 02:31 AM

I know that words are worthless at this point, but that's all we have facing such a tragic act i just pray for the family to stay strong and i hope that the media leaves them alone to greif in peace and remember the one person they loved most.

Posted by: Mark Asfahani | April 20, 2007 03:11 AM

Reema, you will be remembered forever. God be with the Samaha family and friends who must come through this pain. You are all loved and supported.

Posted by: K.Halladay | April 20, 2007 08:49 AM

ITS SO SAD HAVING TO WATCH THIS TERRIBLE THING THAT HAS HAPPENED.ITS SO SO SAD WHAT HAS HAPPENEND.MAY GOD ALMIGHTY GIVE THOSE WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES THE STRENGHT TO BEAR THIS GREAT LOSS.IM IN NIGERIA PRAYING FOR THE FAMILIES.IT IS WELL

Posted by: LEENA NWANDU | April 20, 2007 09:40 AM

"tear"

another tear has dropped

in the middle of the air,
it shines--very pretty
it glasses the surrounding beauties
it's a yesterday; it's a tomorrow

while it's in the air
the messenger from the heart
carries so many stories in that tiny drop
sad and happy ones
pure and sincere

while it's in the air
when asked "what's the purpose of you?"
it replies "i represent a new start"
"let me drop"

when it reaches the ground, finally
it breaks into thousands tiny pieces
it sprinkles as thousands crystals

a fresh sprout, then, grows from there.


homeric, april 19th, 2007
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Posted by: Ping | April 20, 2007 10:38 AM

I would like to send my deepest sympathies for the family and friends. May you be strong at this time of sorrow and may you keep the memory close to your heart always, accompanied with a smile through the tears...

***

Time, a second
Time, a minute
Time, an hour
Time, a day
Time, a week
Time, a month
Time, a year
One step at a time, into this darkness
One step at a time, into this unknown madness

By Kylli

***

Posted by: Kylli | April 20, 2007 11:38 AM

god bless you all in this time of need i'm very sorry for your loss

Posted by: shomara | April 20, 2007 01:18 PM

I JUST WANNA SAY THAT MY HEART GOES'S OUT TO THE FAMILYS OF THE VICTMES . AS A FATHER OF FOUR I KNOW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO LOSE SOMEONE TO A SELFISH ACT LIKE THIS.JUST REMEMBER THEY WILL ALLWAYS BE WITH YOU IN UR HEARTS.THINK OF ALL THE GREAT TIMES U SPENT TOGEATHER AND KEEP THEM ALIVE IN SIDE YOU ..

Posted by: BRIAN MCCOTTERY | April 20, 2007 06:24 PM

I JUST WANNA SAY THAT MY HEART GOES'S OUT TO THE FAMILYS OF THE VICTMES . AS A FATHER OF FOUR I KNOW HOW IT WOULD FEEL TO LOSE SOMEONE TO A SELFISH ACT LIKE THIS.JUST REMEMBER THEY WILL ALLWAYS BE WITH YOU IN UR HEARTS.THINK OF ALL THE GREAT TIMES U SPENT TOGEATHER AND KEEP THEM ALIVE IN SIDE YOU ..

Posted by: BRIAN MCCOTTERY | April 20, 2007 06:26 PM

I never met you but I will always remember the beautiful talented Reema. RABENA YERHAMEK. May god be with your family and all the families who lost their loved ones.

Posted by: aisha sherbiny | April 20, 2007 08:37 PM

Al Maseeh Ahm! Haq innu Ahm! Christ is Risen! Truly He is Risen! Reema, may God always keep you close to Him and comfort your family during this time. Memory eternal!

Posted by: Maria | April 21, 2007 01:54 AM

I do not know where to start except saying deeply sorry for the families who lost their children in a place suppose to be the safest place in this world. I am deeply sorry for the victims and their families. That monday was the most sadness for my life becuase I can imagine how those students and instructors died. Sorry

Posted by: Mohamed | April 21, 2007 11:30 AM

Rest in peace, you wonderful human beings. The more of you that leave, the more I hate living in this world

Posted by: | April 21, 2007 12:26 PM

My heart goes to you. May Allah bless her soul and provide you with paitenace and mercy.
May Allah give you strength through your life.

Posted by: Elsayed, E. A. | April 21, 2007 07:17 PM

Reema went to My school, St. Timothy's, and is greatly missed by school faculty, and fellow students.

Posted by: hmmm. | April 21, 2007 08:36 PM

May she rest in peace, may they all rest in peace. Life is short and the Lord works in mysterious ways REMEMBER THAT. Learn to cherish all that is around you, regardless of how much anger you hold inside because nobody knows when it is time to go. Say your prayers and tell everyone you love them. Don't go to bed angry, don't hold grudges, and don't leave any loved one aside. Let go of all the pain and release your love for the world for you will be repayed with nothing but guilt if you don't. May Reema rest with the angels and live an unending wonderful life with the Creator. She is a beautiful girl shining her love upon us just as the 32 others are doing as well. Do not have any anger against Cho...it will get you nowhere...what's done is done and they're not coming back. Cho needs a prayer as well, he was human too. Hatred towards him will not bring them back or change the situation...he had no right to take their lives away, but his family is greiving too and it'd be inhumane to have disrespect towards them. This is how Jesus wanted it and that is exactly how it happened and we will have the 'why?' question unanswered until the right time comes. Until then... let's all be mature and allow ourselves to know that they are all resting in a beautiful place where we all will soon meet; to live eternal life in bliss. Rest in peace and may the Lord be with the families and VT. I greive for all of you. One more thing: let this be a learning lesson to all of us...do not take anything for granted, we are living life day by day and we get older second by second...cherish it all, for it will be gone one day.

Posted by: Julie Lossi | April 21, 2007 09:49 PM

Thank you for allowing a place to write a tribute. I am sorry that you are gone Reema. I am happy to learn of how wonderful you were and what a blessing you were to the people who knew you. Thank you for shining your light while you walked the earth. You and all of the others who passed on are such an inspiration:)

Posted by: Kelly | April 22, 2007 01:11 AM

Mr. Samaha, I saw you on CNN tonight. Your daughter looked so beautiful; she reminded me of my own 1/ 1/2 year old daughter, who is bright, lively and beautiful. Please know that many are praying for you, your daughter and your family. I understand that you are muslim and I am Christian, but please accept my prayers for you and your family. Our differences do not matter now.

Posted by: C.J.K. | April 22, 2007 01:13 AM

I was hit even more heavily as I went to my parish of St Timothy's and saw the remains of your Memorial. May God be with you and all those whom you touched in any way, for that memory of you will live forever. It is only with deep belief that the Lord our God is embracing those who died in an everlasting love, that can bring us any comfort at all. To the family I pray your pain will be eased by your strength in God and the fact that so many love and support you.

Posted by: Maria Holzheimer | April 22, 2007 09:33 AM

I am sobbing after reading the Post article about Reema. I didn't know Reema, but her beauty has stuck with me since I first saw her photo on the news. Subsequently, several people I know told me they knew her. Then, I read today that she had not been that happy at tech and that she missed her family terribly. I too have a freshman at a VA school who is not that happy. It makes me so sad that he's sad. For Reema to die like this, with her family knowing of her sadness, is unimaginable to me.

Knowing of Reema has touched me tremendously, and I'm sure many others feel the same. Because of her, I will hug my son closer when I see him. I will think of her. Your beautiful daughter and sister.

Posted by: patty meagher | April 22, 2007 10:12 AM

Reema you are a beautiful angel may you rest in peace. May you and god give your family the srenght and peace.

Posted by: Caroline Amin | April 22, 2007 11:43 AM

i really feel sad of what happened to Reema. May allah bless her soul. she really doesn't deserve what happened.

Posted by: mae | April 22, 2007 01:59 PM

I would like to extend my deep condolences to the families of the victims. I would also like for the news to quit or reduce the amount of video playing time of Cho's. After all he have a family, that get torn apart everytime they see their son in a killer position. May Allah bless them and all the innocents who died throughout the world and continue to die each day. And like Juile said no one can escape his destiny

Thanks

Posted by: saman | April 22, 2007 02:02 PM

Beutiful Reema. Your smile shines forever. You have touched so many lives. I was sorry not to know you. I pray for your family that God will fold them in his loving arms.

Posted by: Sandy | April 22, 2007 02:09 PM

Reema, you are now with the angels, rest in peace
I will never forget your beautiful smile and will remember the good tim we had in Beirut when we met for the holidays. May God help your parents, sister and brother and specially my beloved cousin Mona. We love you all.

Posted by: Marie ClaireSamaha | April 22, 2007 03:23 PM

samaha family 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. may god bless all of you, we are all praying for each and everyone of you, god bless you through this terrible tradegy

Posted by: kim | April 22, 2007 04:50 PM

I just want to express for my family and myself our deepest heartfelt sympathy for Reema and her family. For a life to be taken so young and in a horrific manner is something that I cannot even imagine. Every night I cry and pray for Reema and all of the other victims and their families. My sister's church said a prayer for Reema today and will continue to every sunday. Our hearts are heavy and being from the arab community myself I know how hard it is to lose a loved one. May God Bless all of the families and the victims.

Posted by: Melissia Rafidi | April 23, 2007 02:09 AM

My heart and my prayers go out to Reema's family and the other 32 victims famalies. It's such a terrible incident that should not have happened, none of them deserved to die the way they did, but that's what God wanted, and i know they are all in a better place and now resting in peace. Allah yir7amkom, God bless you all, may Allah give you all peace and comfort.

Posted by: ML | April 23, 2007 11:09 AM

What a tragedy and loss of a student with such great potential. I pray for her family and wish for her a place in Paradise.

Posted by: Usmaan | April 23, 2007 12:45 PM

To the Samaha Family...We are friends of you family here in Southern California are praying for your family. This tragedy has reached out and touched so many. We pray that your faith will strengthen you during this darkest moment. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Posted by: Bob and Marie Doherty | April 23, 2007 05:56 PM

Reema was good friends with a friend of my sister. We have all been touched by her, and may her spirit give her family strength. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by: | April 23, 2007 06:12 PM

Reema was a beautiful and intelligent girl. May she rest in peace.

Posted by: angelina lee | April 23, 2007 10:35 PM

I am a mother of five in a small town in Nevada and I have watched reema's father on tv since the shooting and I have never felt so deeply touched by a parents love and passion for their childs life in my life. I feel like she was a part of our family just like she was and will always be a part of yours. I am so honored to see parents like you respect your childs existence and are willing to share her with the rest of the world. I was so sad to hear how long you had to wait to see her after the shooting. I want your family to know that I would of loved to have been at your daughters funeral to pay my respects. It feels empty not to have seen it when we all followed your beautiful story about Reema. Your family will always be in my heart and I will never forget your untouchable story. with all my sincerity and love for being a mom, Katricia Cloes-

Posted by: Katricia Cloes | April 24, 2007 03:46 AM

i will never forget this day. she didnt deserve this...no one did. i pray for reema every night and fell very sad. even though i did not know her my sister did. and i try to comfort her but we both end up crying.

Posted by: shannon mcmanus | April 24, 2007 03:48 PM

I am really sorry. I am a dancer and when I heard about her I contributes to the fundraiser that my dance competiton did called N.Y.L.A in Des. Moines Iowa. She is now an insiration to me.

Posted by: Kayla | April 24, 2007 04:30 PM

Rest peacefully, Reema

Posted by: Friend | April 25, 2007 11:18 AM

she was so beautiful and it is very sad that someone took her life i wish her family tha best and i hope they get a blessing god will put her at home in a better place jus stay strong and put it in gods hands and i love yall may god bless at tha familes that lost love ones

Posted by: jaleesa arnold | April 25, 2007 01:25 PM

I am so sorry. May God keep all of you in His peace. God Bless your family and all those that loved and cared for her.

Posted by: Suzanne Mansy Noble | April 25, 2007 02:33 PM

I DIDNT KNOW REEMA NOR HER FAMILY, BUT I HAVE SUCH A PAIN DEEP IN MY SOUL FOR SUCH A LOSS, A BEAUTIFUL GIRL WITH HER WHOLE LIFE IN FRONT OF HER, PLEASE KNOW MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WIH YOU, MAY GOD KEEP YOU STRONG.

Posted by: Rosemarie | April 26, 2007 08:01 AM

This is tragic how young and beautiful this girl was! Rest In Peace Reema!

Posted by: Mercedes | April 27, 2007 01:57 PM

I remember Reema. Ten or so years ago, we lived in the Herndon/Chantilly area. My daughter is Reems's age and danced at the same studio as Reema did as a child. I was the typical backstage mother...volunteering to help with costumes,hair, makeup and taking the shuffling tiny dancers to the backstage area before their performance ...and Reema stood out to me... in part because of her beautifully musical name...but really, it was Reema herself who stood out...I remember a little sprite of a girl with lovely dark eyes and a wide smile that lit up her face...it was so evident she loved dancing at an early age. I cannot fathom the depth of grief her family must be experiencing and I know it is cold comfort, but my heart does truly go out to them. I can only say this.. I remember Reema and I always will...God Bless.

Posted by: Lisa B. | April 28, 2007 10:53 PM

May your daughter and all the oher victims rest in peace.

Posted by: Michelle Kelly | April 30, 2007 08:20 AM

I did not know Reema Samaha, she seemed like a talented, beautiful person. She did not deserve this. How do you get through a loss like this. Know that she is with Jesus & the blessed angels, even though you desparately want her here with you. You have this urge to hold her and hug her and never let her go.
We lost our sweet daughter Jessica at 23 yrs to lung cancer, she was diagnosed in Aug 06 and died in Jan 07. She led a healthy lifestyle, never smoked, we are still in shock and are missing her desparately. May you have peace of mind through family and friends. God bless all of you. Love, Regina Abate

Posted by: Peter & Regina Abate | April 30, 2007 09:21 AM

REEMA'S FAMILY: I KEEP PRAYING FOR YOU ALL. I HAVE BEEN READING EVERyTHING ABOUT YOUR LITTLE DAUGHTER. SHE WAS SO BEAUTIFUL, SMART AND SWEET.
GOD BLESS YOU!!!! LOVE!!!

Posted by: MARIELLA | May 7, 2007 02:28 PM

Your face
lovely as a flower
catches at my heart
Sparkling, liquid dark eyes
reveal the beauty of your soul
and such sweetness radiates from your smile
I wish I'd been fortunate enough to know you
Those, who did, speak of your kindness
of the beauty of your being
of the joy emanating from you
I wish I'd had the chance to watch you
light up the stage as you danced
I grieve your passing from this world
too soon
And though we never met
you have touched me deeply
And, in my mind,
tall slender and graceful,
I see you dancing still
Through your amazing shining presence
the world was truly blessed

Posted by: Valerie E. Kadium | May 8, 2007 02:27 PM

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