Truly sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for your family and I know that God has His loving arms around you. God Bless you all and give you the strength you need to endure such a great loss. So sorry.
— Faye Warriner
Eric, Heidi, Colton, Quincy, Capri and Connor, I am so very sorry for your loss and that are all going through this. I cannot even begin to imagine what you are feeling right now but know that my thoughts and prayers are with you all and your extended families.
— Kerrie Gurney
Such admiration for this family. Sincere condolences during this time of celebrating his life and journey to his permanent home. Godspeed..RIP Cory. Prayers and love to the family.
— Carla Henderson
Dear Heidi and family
so sorry for your loss can not know how you feel, take it easy love each other, remember .
— Karla Triplett
I’m so sorry for your families terrible loss. Please know so many of us are praying for you all…..
May Cory’s memory warm your heart and bring a smile. What a special gift of life parents receive to give their children wings to create a life of their own. Though short, he filled those years full of life experiences. What a wonderful family you all are. May God show you all the strength and compassion we feel for you and thank you for embracing his darkest hours.
So very sorry.
thoughts and prayers for you all
— Theresa Ferran
I can’t even imagination what your family is going through as I think losing a child is a parents worst nightmare. Please accept my condolences as I had the pleasure of meeting you when you were in Australia and I know how much your family meant to you. Hugs from Australia x x
— Kylie Walter
Peace and love and hugs I wish to send you. I know you from cku Heidi and creative escape and have followed you in the scrapbooking world for years watching your children grow up in your books. My son is almost 16 and I have only him so I can’t even imagine your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this time. Our heart is full of love for Cory and your family.
— Dustan and Kara Bigelow
I am so very sorry to hear of your son’s passing. I can’t imagine the pain he must have been in, nor the pain you are enduring now. May you all take comfort from the love shared over the years.
I’m so sorry to hear about Cory, I wish you and your family the best.
— Alexa lee
My heart breaks for you and your family! I have you all in my prayers and pray for your peace and comfort at this time! I know there are just no words!!!!!
— Ramee Kirkland
I’m so sorry to hear of Cory’s passing. I do not know him or The Swapp family personally, but I feel like I do from following Heidi and her love of memory keeping. My husband and I are praying The Swapp family will feel God’s love, comfort and strength through this heartbreaking time.
Dear Heidi and family I am so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful boy. My day has been filled with prayers and virtual hugs for all of you. Though you may never understand the why I hope one day you will have peace and know that even he knew he was so very loved by you.
— Heather Prins
Heidi, Eric and family:
My sincerest condolences to you all for the loss of your dear boy. My daughter suffers with depression and I would not have known had it not been for her asking for help at school. My heart goes out to you but also to Cory with his perception that it would be better to leave than stay. Much love to you and your children.
— Claire Cummings
There’s no word to said in moments like this… Just God received him with open arms and you will have an angel watching always over you. RIP
— Heidi Correa
Sending our love to you xxxxx
— Natalie, Trevor and Jessica May
Oh, Swapp family, I am so sorry for your grief and pain. You don’t know me, personally, but I feel like I know Heidi through her many talents and inspirational products. I hope your memories are precious and dear. I believe you will be with your handsome boy again on the other side of the veil. Sending live and prayers.
My heart breaks for you and your family Heidi. Please accept my sincerest condolences. Sending love all the way from Australia.
— preeya stanley
Heidi & family – I’m so sorry for your loss. Much love to all of you.
— Ali Edwards
To Heidi & the entire Swapp family, my heart aches for you. May the Lord carry you during this most difficult time. Love & prayers from Texas!
— Sheryl Musick
My sincere condolences to the family.
Dearest heidi and family, All my best wishes are sent to you and your family at such a sad time. Another beautiful angel taken to soon. His body has gone but Cory with forever remain in your heart and to all that had the pleasure to meet him,, xxxx colleen
— Colleen mills
Praying for your family in this time of loss.
— Paula Armstrong
My heart goes out to you in this terrible time. I only had the opportunity to meet Heidi once on one of her working trips to Australia. I was inspired by her happy outlook and creativity, but more than that it was obvious she had a deep love for her husband and children. I hope time will help the pain and that the future will hold more joy than sadness. I am so sorry for your loss.
My heart breaks for your family. You all will be in my prayers. I hope you find some peace in the coming days, and reassurance always.
— Susan Moore
Just so sorry for your loss. I am a fan of yours and have watched your kids for many years. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers. I lost my sister too young 5 years ago and have just now begun to start to heal. Please know that I send love and hope to you and your family.
— Mary Drake
I am so sorry. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. There is no pain that compares to that of losing a child. I know this pain all too well and my heart breaks when I hear of another parent that is dealing with this kind of hurt. The grief will one day begin to walk beside you instead of consuming you but you will forever have a hole in your heart. One day we will all understand why. Jeremiah 29:11
My condolences to the family during this hard time. Lean on the Lord and ask him for strength. Hold your precious memories closer to your heart.
This is where I would encourage someone to start scrapbooking the memories, but I think I learned that from you Heidi Swapp.
God bless you and your family.
— sheri groth
Praying for your family. This is so hard. Lost my son at age 14. Unexpected
— Rebecca Sonier
My heart aches for you and your family Heidi. I am praying for your family. I know your faith will help you through this difficult time. You are such an amazing person and your son was blessed to have had you as his mother as you were blessed to have had his your son. May our Heavenly Father give you and your family strength and love now and always.
— Laura Lynn
So very sorry Heidi for your loss. Sending prayers and hugs.
— Dawn Rule
May God comfort your family at this most painful time. I am a sister crafter and only know Heidi through her wonderful products but now I will reach out as a mother who knows how deep our love is for our babies always.
— Sally Foos
So sorry to hear about the loss of your precious, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend. It is so hard to understand. Something that takes so little time but stops time. We all hope we never have to endure this kind of pain but so many of us do. May Jesus be with you in the days ahead. May you feel His peace and be able to walk through the days ahead holding on to each other. You are in my prayers!
— Joann Carlson
My heart goes out to your family. I’m so sorry for your loss, prayers for the family. May he rest in eternal peace. he is home.
— Diana Gonzalez
Dear Heidi, Eric and family,
So sorry for your loss.
Know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Love Lee xxx
— Lee Woodside
I was so sorry to read about Cory’s passing. There are no words to ease your heart but know that Cory is with God and at peace in his soul.
— Lisa Register
Heidi, I met you and was a student in many classes you held in Australia over the years. Heard of this terrible loss via FB whilst with friends at a Scrapbooking Funday in Sydney Australia yesterday… we all went silent and our hearts and prayers go out to you and your family at this sad time. Words can not express our feelings but know that He is at peace and will be looking down smiling at you all and feeling the love . You have so many memories and Thankfully…Many Scrapbook Albums and Projects and they will now become even more important to you and your loved ones. Thinking of you and your usual infectious smiles as I use your beautiful products and scrapbook today
— Cherryn Xenos
I woke up this morning with your family on my mind. As I thought of Cory, I could see so vividly his wonderful smile. He was such a likable kid and he will genuinely be missed. Our prayers are with you all.
— Karalee Nelson
Sorry for your loss, will be praying for you and your family. Know he is with God and now is a beautiful Angel.
— Karla Braswell
My heart goes out to the Swapp family at this time of tremendous grief. May you find peace and comfort surrounded by your many friends and family.
— Jody Myslinski
I am so sorry for your loss, I pray for God’s peace to rest upon you and your family.
God Bless and comfort you.
— Sandy Lombardi
Heidi and Eric & Family,
Words cannot express how shocked I was to hear of your son’s passing.
I know there’s nothing that can be said to ease your grief – please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
May you be surrounded by peace and love from your family and friends during this difficult time.
May you find comfort in your faith,
— Stephanie Hackney/PaperCrafter's Corner
I am so sorry for your family’s loss. I can’t imagine the pain you are feeling losing a child but I am praying that Gods love brings you some peace. Heidi has brought so much joy into my life with her talent and her infectious smile, all I can do for you is send my love and prayers for the entire Swapp family
— Gina Peterson
Dear Swapp Family,
The Hotton family is so sorry for your lost. Cory was an amazing young man and a pleasure to be around. He was a leader on and off the rugby field. My boys were grateful for everything he taught them. Your family will be in our prayers.
— Darren Hotton
Dearest Heidi, I am merely one of the hundreds of thousands of nameless women across the world whose lives you have influenced by your work. You have invested yourself into our families & hearts are breaking all over the world for the loss you have suffered in yours with Cory’s passing. For me personally – I can only pray that your love for our Saviour comfort you in your time of deep grief. Our family will be in prayer for yours all week. Ps23:4
— Keron Lee
My condolences goes out to you and your family on your lost of your loving son. Praying for you all.
— Jeanette Holmes
So very sorry for the passing of your son. Our heartfelt condolences to your family.
— The Reyes Family
Heidi and family, I am heartbroken to hear of your son’s passing. I can’t imagine the pain as a parent to have to go thru this. As a MM I can remember seeing my son going thru stress after coming back from deployment’s and feeling at a loss when seeing him in the stress unit 2 different times. Depression is a terrible thing for anyone to go thru, and is a terrible evil that needs a cure. Prayer’s of comfort for all of you. ((((hugs)))) ~ Deb~a fellow scrapper/ card maker
So Sorry for the loss of your son. May The Lord continue to wrap you in His Love and His grace. Peace and Blessings!!!
So sorry for your loss. His smile in the picture posted is beautiful. May you find comfort in knowing he is now in the hands with our maker.
— Valerie Popejoy
You don’t know me & I didn’t know your precious son, but as a fellow scrapbooker, my heart is broken for your family today. The scrapbook world is small or large depending upon one’s viewpoint , but from one who has followed & cheered your success, all of us who have been your fans are grieving with you today. Your family will be in my prayers & thoughts this week & in the days to come. May the One who formed your son in His image be present and a real comfort to your family. All of us are holding you all up as you go through these long, hard days. Blessings! Marcia F. in Oklahoma City
— Marcia Feisal
I am so sorry for your loss. I I’ll always miss running up to Cory in the hallways and hugging him and the joy he brought to my life. He was an amazing man and one I will never forget.
— Cody Cattermole
I’m so sorry for your loss, and my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
— Tammy Brandt
I am so sorry for your lost… May he rest in peace…
Will keep you and your family in my prayers…
— Tamara Tigchelaar. (NL)
My heart goes out to you & your family at this difficult time. My deepest sympathies.
I was so sorry & sad to hear of Corys’ passing. My thoughts & prayers are with you Heidi & your family at this time. I’m sending big hugs to you from Australia. Joy xo
— Joy Muscillo
I am so sorry for your loss. No parent should ever feel the loss of a child. I hope the memories you all shared will help you through this most difficult time. God bless.
I am so sorry for your loss.
I send you lots of love.
— Christina Palm
Oh, Dear Swapp family, I am so heartbroken for you each. I am praying for you all. Just know that we care deeply about what you are going through. The absolute heartbreak of having one of our children (and siblings) return HOME too soon can only be tempered with GOD’s love and Jesus’ gift. I am SO glad you have them to surround yourselves with right now. I wish I could take some of the pain from you. May GOD bless you with inner peace and quick healing.
— Grama Pei
Dearest Heidi, Eric and Family,
My thought and heart are with you during this sad time.
May sweet Cory find peace and rest well with his passed beloved family and may he know that you will carry him in your hearts always.
Sending you much love from Australia.
— Manda Moore
A longtime fan of Heidi Swapp, I offer my most heartfelt condolences to her and her family on the tragic loss of her son. There are no words to heal your pain but I wish you may find comfort in your memories and in each day you spent with your son. Praying for Heidi and her family.
— Ann Acevedo
To Heidi, Eric and all of your family,
I am so sorry to hear of your sad news and wish you all the strength and love at this sad time as you remember your precious son and brother until you meet again. A sad day for all who knew him, may his memory live on,
With much love from
Michelle Chandler in New Zealand xx
— Michelle Chandler
Dearest Heidi and family, my deepest sympathy to you all. I hope as these dark days become shorter and fewer you all turn to smiling as you remember the special times you all shared. May your love for each other keep you strong and allow you all to grieve in your own individual ways. My sincerest hear felt wishes to you all. Love, Jodi, (Creative Adventure, New -Zealand)
— Jodi Tomlin
I’m so sorry for your loss, thinking of you
and your family.
Love From Holland
— Marijke Mexsenaar
It’s been years since we’ve seen each other, but I still remember little Colton and Cory playing in the pool with my kids at my mom and Ron’s home in California. He was a sweet boy and I am so very sorry.
— Erin Errico
I am so saddened by Cory’s passing.
My heart goes out to you, your family and friends.
I pray you can
somehow find joy peace , comfort and feel his love when remembering Cory.
— Joanne mann
May The Lord watch over your family, with Cory by His side.
— Amelia Moses
My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. God bless
— Dawn Flanagan
To Heidi, Eric & family,
May God keep you in His hands. We do not know why He calls some earlier than others. Our hearts break for you in your grief and we wish you much love and peace. Many here in Australia are with you during this time. Much love, in His name. Leonie
— Leonie Mercer
Our deepest condolences to your family. May he rest in peace
— Diana chua
Many thoughts and prayers are with your family right now, I’m so saddened by your loss. I’ll continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Again, I’m so sorry for your loss.
I am so very sorry. Losing a child is something that few people understand; please know that I do. You and your family will be in my prayers for this difficult and confusing time.
— Jeannie Horton
From Moncton, NB…and from the heart…my heart hurts for what your sweet family is going through. But, I am grateful that your belief includes eternal families and the power in the atonement of Jesus Christ. Wrap yourself in the hope of His promises. Allow sweet memories to comfort you as well. AND know there are so many prayers being offered on behalf of your family.
— Tina MacGougan
Love & hugs & lots of prayers!!!!
— Pam bays
My prayers are with your family during this difficult time. May God’s peace, love & grace surround you all.
To Heidi , Eric and family
I cannot begin to imagine the pain that you must all be feeling, a beautiful young soul taken so soon and for whatever reason that soul flew so early, May he always fly free and live forever within your hearts xx my sincere condolences
I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts & prayers are with your family.
so sorry to hear if your loss, I truly empathize with your. Prayers to you and your family.
— Josephine Gamma
To Heidi & family
Wishing you my condolences & wishes for your future without your baby boy. May he Rest In Peace & you find peace in the near future. The crafting community is stunned by your loss & hope to see you back as soon as you feel ready.
— Julie Lambert
I am a fellow scrapper and saw this news on fb. I met Heidi many years ago at CHA and what a lovely lady she was. So I can only imagine what lovely children she has raised. I want to wish you my deepest sympathies during this time. I am sending my prayers for you and your family. May God, your family, and friends comfort you during these days.
— Wendy Reaux
We are so very sorry for the tragic loss of your beloved son. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Tammy F. Lee
Sending my sincere condolences to the Swapp family! So very sorry for your loss.
— Jane LeBreton
Dear Eric, Heidi, Colton, Connor, Quincy and Capri,
We are so very sad about Cory – words just cannot express the sorrow we feel in our hearts. We are sending our love, prayers and hugs to all of you. We didn’t know Cory very well but loved his smile! We just cannot imagine how hard this is for your family and want you to know of our love for all of you and that our prayers will continue in faith that you will be blessed with peace and hope throughout this difficult journey. With all our love,
Tom and Mary Ann Hawke
— Tom and Mary Ann Hawke
I am so sorry for your loss! May the Lord be with you in your time of sadness!
I’m a fellow scrapbooker!
— Ronda La Duke
I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Heidi knowing of the beautiful work you do, I am positive Cory was one of your most precious, treasured amazing and perfect son you created. My thoughts and prayers for you, your husband and the rest of your children. I am deeply sorry
— Martha Aranda
Cory we have watched you grow via the world wide scrapbooking community. We have laughed, marvelled and felt blessed by your beautiful spirit. May you have peace and may your family and friends still hear you in the wind, the changing of the seasons and the love of family around them.
As your shock and sorrow lessens with time, bit by bit, may peace find it’s way into your hearts. Blessings to all of you.
My deepest condolences to you, Heidi, and your family. Words cannot describe this level of sadness. Although we’ve never met, I’ve seen your beautiful family many times in your scrapbooking layouts. May God bless you and keep you in His arms during this very difficult time.
Although I never met your son, I pray for his journey to heaven. I pray that God in his wisdom and great love will strengthen your family. My heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May your memories of Cory give you solace as you continue your life here on earth, while Cory awaits the reuniting that will take place in heaven.(for God will bring you home to His house to be with your child once again) God be with you! Prayers!
— Candy Spillers
My deepest sympathy for you and your family. Saying prayers for all
So very sorry to hear about your loss…May peace and comfort find your hearts and memories fill your minds. So much love to you all.
— Sarah Baker
My thoughts snd prayers are with your family from Ontario Canada. May your memories of Cory carry you through your grief.
— Sharon Reynolds
May the Lord comfort and keep you in his loving arms as we pray for your family.
— Susan Madigan
My deepest condolences to the family.
— Vivian Encarnacion
I don’t know you personally but wanted to let you know that my heart breaks for you and your family. I wish you peace and comfort and for Heavenly Father to wrap His arms around you as He has for Cory now. sending prayers from San Antonio, Texas
— Debbie Hansen
I’m so very sorry. My heart breaks for your family and my thoughts and prayers are with you.
May the Lord keep him. We may not understand why…but the Lord knows best. Praying for the comfort of the entire family.
— Tameka Bond
Heidi and Eric:
I wish I could write in such a way that you would be able to feel how much we love you, how much we care about what you’re going through, wanting so badly to ease your pain, but there aren’t words. We are grieving with you, praying for you in all that will come with Cory’s return to Heavenly Father, who welcomed him fully, and wrapped him in His embrace.
— Cory Paul Swapp
so very sorry for the Swapp family’s loss! Far too many of our youth suffer silently; I am grieving with you. I pray for comfort for your family!!
— Rhonda Podojil
So Sorry to hear about your loss. My God give you peace and strength as go through the loss of a child. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family and friends
So sorry for your loss. My heart breaks for you. You & your family will be in our prayers this evening at Newton County Cowboy Church in Jasper, AR
— Jan Hickman
My biggest apologies go out to you guys for the loss of one of the greatest kids on the planet. Cory was the brightest and funniest kid no matter what was said to him, the first time he ever talked to me was at the skate park, we didn’t know each other yet but he asked me to watch him air over a big cone and so I watched him, and he asked “was that high enough?!” And I told him ya, if you can, go a little higher! I won’t ever forget that day because he made me feel so happy someone was talking to me because back then was the first year I moved to Utah and no one ever talked to me until I became friends with him and Colton! That day made me reflect and always want to talk to a new kid because you never know what it could do to that kid! Cory will always be missed and thought about by me! RIP!
— Zane James
So deeply sorry for your loss. Praying for you all!
— Sandy McTier
Heidi and Eric, our condolences to you and your family. Losing a child puts you into an exclusive club that changes the rest of your life. We know and feel your heartbreak our prayers will be for you and your family.
— Carol Niemyski
We will always remember Cory as a sweet, smart and funny boy with a big heart. Our family has a thousand great memories of all the boys running in and out of the house, playing for hours in the yard, and “late nights” in the neighborhood. We cherish the years when both Colten and Cory were part of our daily life and we will sorely miss him.
Heidi and Eric we are so sorry for your and the children’s loss of such a wonderful son and brother. Our sincerest condolences, Aaron, Tiffany, Zane, Raven, Gabriel, and Ruby James
— James Family
I am so sorry for your loss, my son died by suicide in December of 2014. It’s so hard to understand, I always thought a mothers love was enough. I will be praying for you and your family and I know that when you are able you will use this to help others as will I. LOVSTRONG is my Facebook created for my son and mine is Tracy Lovgren.
— Tracy lovgren
My Condolences on your tragic loss, Blessings of Love & Support to all Cory’s Family and Friends.
Rest in Peace Cory
— Karen McLaughlan
I am so sorry for you loss and pain. I pray for peace for each of you.
— Susan Dingess
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
— Angie Gladwell
Please know that you and your family are in the hearts of many people at this time. I may only know you Heidi through your blog and videos, but as a Mother I am sending you prayers in this most difficult time.
— bettyann waller
Heidi & Eric,
I am so sorry for your loss. I have also lost a son and I know the pain you are feeling. I would give anything to take that pain away from you. I can tell you this, that in time it gets easier to bear. It never goes away, but the intensity of the pain lessens. There are many who have experienced the loss of a child. Lean on them for comfort. The one bit of advice I would give you is to not “what if” yourself. What if I had done this, would things have been different. All the “what ifs” in the world won’t change things. God loves you and will bring you great comfort. He loves you and your family and will help you through the tough days that are ahead. We love you and are praying for you.
— Karen Skabelund
Eric, Heidi and Family.
Although I only know you through the craft world and your blog, I know that you must be going through such pain…
I’m so sorry to hear your sad news about your Son and ask that Heavenly Father may bless you and uplift you at this time.
May you feel his loving arms around you.
Love from Angie in England, UK.
I am offering my heartfelt condolences to the Swapp family, during this difficult time.
I have walked a similar path with my 16 year old son.
May the Lord be your comfort, giver of peace and healer of wounds.
May you all know that you are loved beyond measure by the Lord and He is with you, despite these days of shadow.
— Jennifer Wilkinson
My Dear Heidi,
We are absolutely heartbroken to hear of the loss of your sweet son Cory. I can imagine the anguish that you must be feeling. We lost Brent 3 years ago…..
You will be continually in our thoughts and prayers these coming days and months.
May the blessings of the Atonement allow healing to come into your soul.
Jackie Lund – Gabler
— Jackie Lund - Gabler
Sending sincere condolences. A bright star now shines in the sky.
— neet hickson
We are so very sorry. Praying for you all that the Lord will give you unimaginable peace and comfort. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
— Crystal and Verick Burchfield
We are heartbroken for your wonderful family.
May the Angels (with Cory) come down and wrap their arms around you to bring you Love and Peace. Katie told us Friday morning that , “Quincy will miss her brother, but Jesus will take care of him.”
The Valentine Family
— Marcie Valentine
So sorry about your lost. Prayers to you and your family.
Dear Swapp family,
The loss of a child is just heartbreaking. My heart aches
— Marian Hofferber
Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts….
To the Swapp family, I pray that in the days to come that God will wrap his arms around you all and give you comfort and understanding. I’m praying for the family here in Calhoun Falls, SC
— Marcia J. Wideman
Dear Eric and Heidi,
I am deeply sorry for your loss. No parent should ever have to bury their child. Please know that you are in the thoughts and prayers of many, even some who don’t personally know you, but whose lives have been touched by yours. Your family is in our prayers.
The Williams Family from Boise, ID.
— Sarah Williams
Heidi and Family,
My heart goes out to you at this time and I just wanted you to know that my prayers and thoughts are with you. I know that there are really no words that can console a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, brother, sister or friend at a time like this. Please know how many are here to support you. All my love…Kellye
— Kellye Kimmel-Fondren
To Heidi and your beautiful family. My prayers will always be with you.
I met you twice at CHA and knew immediately how qenuine of person you are.
As a mother myself I don’t have any words to describe what you and your beauty must be going though, but always remember to trust Jesus and keep your faith. He will in your lives more now that you ever thought possible.
Toni Hunt, Slidell, LA
— Toni Hunt
I didn’t know Cory, but I’ve attended classes his Mother taught in Mesa, AZ. I am a Mother, and I know that nothing can take the pain away from losing a child. I just want the family to know that there are many friends in many states that know Heidi and we are sending you all our heartfelt prayers and condolences during this very difficult time.
— Sally Carney
I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through – I am praying God will meet all of your needs whatever they may be, that He will be with you during this time and will provide you with comfort and peace and that you will feel His presence and protection during these days as you go forward.
Dear Swapp Family,
I am praying for your precious family.
— Gwendolyn Rodriguez
Please know that many who do not personally know you are grieving in silence for your horrible loss. Such a beautiful, young life leaving the world as we know it brings heavy hearts. You are, indeed, a beautiful family with the gift of faith. Sending love from a Grandma in California.
— Lyndia , Corte Madera,CA
My heart fills with sadness for you and your family.
Though I am only a fan of your work through Cricut & MINC & of course HSN.
I am again, saddened by this, as you seem like such an amazing person, mother, friend, designer, and overall amazing woman for so many of us to look up to and inspire to be. You are a mentor that does not realize she is one through your amazing designs and ideas.
I understand that all of your family is going through an extremely tough time for you, as I have lost loved ones unexpectedly as well, and the hurt truly never goes away.
However, dream a little dream so he can come visit and play with you, that is what I did and continue to do so when my heart aches for them.
God bless you and your family. May his presence and love be with all of you at this time….
— Barbi Buchanan
I am so sorry for your loss. I lost my only daughter 15 yrs ago and I know what you are facing. I pray for God’s Blessing and His strength to guide you through this time. He is with God and you need not sat goodbye but know that you will see him again one day. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.
Wishing you peace, Swapp family. I lost my 16 year old daughter 6 years ago. The pain in still fresh, but you learn to live on the wonderful memories. You are all in my prayers!
— Julie Van Horn
I am so sorry for your heartbreaking loss.
— Cindy Kotora
As one of your fans and a mother of 3 to my beautiful children, my heart hurts as I cry for you, your family and Cory.
My sincerest deepest sympathy and bless all your children. May they love and cherish each deeply.
Happy Valley, OR
— Kimberlie Lara
Oh Heidi and family. My heart is hurting for you! I am praying for you all and hope that you will find peace and understanding for why God needed Cory to come home. I am so very sorry for your loss.
— Rachael Brown (Brat)
I am so sorry for your loss and I pray the Lord give you peace through this hard time you are in my thoughts and prayers
— Kim Douglas
I just wanted to tell your family how very sorry I am. I can’t imagine losing a child so young. He sounds like a wonderful young man. My heart goes out to you and I will keep your family in my prayers. God bless.
— Donna Lehr
Dear Heidi and family,
I may not know you personally, but have been saddened to read about the passing of your beautiful son Cory. As a passionate scrapbooker, I have enjoyed using your products for many years and get excited if I am not teaching and am available when I see a Periscope feed of yours come live online! I even watched one at the airport the other day waiting for a flight!
Please accept my heartfelt condolences and prayers at this very difficult time. I hope you can find strength in your faith and be surrounded by people who will support you with unconditional love.
— Michelle Lark
I could not believe it when I heard you had a son die!
I’m so very sorry for your loss; even tho I did not know him well I do both of you and and my heart goes out to both of you. I will keep you in my prayers constantly for a very long time to come.
May God keep you All in his Loving Arms,
— Ann Wallin
We are so very sorry to hear of Cory’s passing. You are all in our thoughts. We hope he is at peace and that you all find strength in your faith. Sending much love to you all as a family. X
Deepest condolences to Heidi, Eric and family on the loss of your precious son. It is a loss too hard to comprehend. Praying that God’s great love will be in your hearts right now and that you will feel his peace surround you. Rest safe in the arms of Jesus Cory.
— Vivienne Broderick
Oh, Heidi….I know you don’t personally know me….but I know you thru scrapbooking. I want to let you know that I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your beautiful son. I can not imagine the pain of losing a child, but please know that I am praying for you and your family. I pray that God holds you in his arms and comforts you. Praying Praying Praying.
— Maxine Brittain
Dear Heidi and all your family:
I just heard of the terribly sad news about Cory and couldn’t let a moment pass without telling you all how profoundly sorry I was to hear it. I send all of you strong vibes across the miles to help you get through this heart-rending time, and wish I could do more to ease your pain.
I am with you in thoughts.
Kindest wishes and love – Sally in France
— Sally Cendral
Heidi and family
I am a fan of Heidi’s work but someone you have never met.
Throughout the ages artists have always taken solace and healing through their creative work. I hope the beauty you help others create will bring some comfort to you. Your son is with Jesus where there is no more pain. You are in my prayers .
— Sharon Sienaski
I am so sorry for your loss, I to lost a daughter when she was 17. in a car accident. I truly am very sorry for your loss.
— Barbara Dampier
My heart goes out to all of your family may Cory find peace in the hands of the Lord
Dear Swapp family:
As a mother I cannot imagine the pain you are going through right now. Nothing I can say will ease the pain but just know I will pray for you. Be strong. Don’t cry because you lost him. Rejoice because you had him. Love from Puerto Rico.
My heart goes out to your family at this time.
— Lesley Matthewson
To the Swapp Family,
My heart is in such sorrow for you. My simple prayer for you is that God will bless you with comfort. That each of you seek the other out for support and healing and that God, in his infinite wisdom, will continue to reveal himself to you all in helping each of you walk through your grief.
Blessings and Much love
Russ & Kelly Mills
Mt. Dora, Florida
— Kelly Mills
You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of your precious son and brother. May God grant you peace and may you find joy in knowing you will see him again and that he is now wrapped in the arms of his Loving Father.
— Laurie Moon
Prayers for your family~~~May God’s love surround you and bring strength and healing.
— Julie Snellgrove
Our Scrapbooking Tools and Accessories group from Facebook has had dozens of prayers, messages of faith and hope, and condolences for your entire family.
The ones that stood out from those of us who’ve lost children, is that time helps, and gives us better coping skills to work with.
— Scrapbooking Tools Group
Eric and Heidi – My wife and I were sorry to hear this news late last week. I wanted to let you know that we have been thinking and praying for you and your family to be filled with comfort and peace at this time. With this news, I ‘ve been reflecting back to the great influence the two of you have been to me at different stages of my life… those days stretched back to the time that Eric and I were Cory’s age. We will continue to pray that our Heavenly Father and our Savior may help to carry you through this time.
-With Love, Jamie & Jamie
— Jamie & Jamie Esperson
My thoughts and prayers are with your entire family, church family, and friends.
— Keela Fox
Heidi, Eric and family.
My prayers and hope are with you during this time. Your amazing Cory will be so missed and I’m so sorry for the loss and sadness in your lives. May the miraculous support and endearing love of Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, Holy Ghost– along with family and friends help and guide you through this time. You are so very loved.
Jill Davis and family
— Jill Davis
I am so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. My heart goes out to you. Prayers for all of you!
— Jeanie Ellis
Heidi my heart is aching for you and your sweet family. We don’t know why life throws us these challenges but the lord is mindful of our sadness and sorrows. The lord loves you and is there for you. I pray for you that you will feel his love and peace at this hard time. You are such an inspiring person and myself have been privileged to be around you and feel your sweet spirit. My love and prayers are sent your way. Hugs to you sweet friend!
— LeAnn Ostergaard
So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our prayers. We don’t understand why these things happen, but God has a plan. God bless your family.
— mayra rivera
I just want to let the entire Swapp Family know they have my deepest sympathy and you all are in my prayers.
— LeShay D. Reid
I really do not know the Swapp family. However, I am an avid scrapbooker and I feel I do know this family, and my heart aches for you all. I know the comfort lies in your faith in Jesus Christ. Praise God for the hope we have in him! I will keep your beautiful family in my prayers, prayers for peace, strength, and comfort to get you through the tough times ahead.
— Karen Parker
Mrs. Swapp and family, my name is Bryanna Riley, I am greatly sorry for your loss. I do not Know you personally, but love everything you do! I would like to share with you how much your family has inspired my life. My mother is with young living essential oils, and heard you speak at the Thrive Conference last year. She came home raving so I followed your Instagram page. I have grown to love seeing pictures of your crazy sweet family (; you are always doing something together and for each other and that’s a reminder I need to see most days. When I read about your sons death I was as shocked as I’m sure everyone else was, but I would like you to know that his death was not in vain. He left a amazing Legacy and example for every teenager to see, he was kind, hilarious, smart, and I believe a wonderful little and older brother. I am 16 years old and was born April 15, one day after your son. He has inspired me to live my life full and happy, to always do what’s right, and make life worth living for Jesus Christ. Sincerely, Bryanna Riley
— Bryanna Riley
Heidi, with a very heavy heart I forward my family’s condolences to you and your family.
No parent should ever have to bury a child, especially one that is just figuring out what he wants to do in his life.
Sincere Sympathy and prayers to you and your family!
From a Canadian Scrapper that holds life so dearly that I hold on to it in what you started as a business of Scrapbooking
— Kathy Marentette
While there are no words at such an unimaginable difficult time, I believe in the power of love and prayer. Know your family is surrounded by both, as is your beloved son.
— Debbie Lignell
So sorry to hear of your sons passing.I feel your pain.I loss my daughter a few years ago. The loss is so great. My heart still aches in sadness and sweet tears still flow.
— Josephine Ball
Heidi and family, I cannot find the words to express how deeply saddened and sorry I am for your loss. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with your family
— Cathy Phillips - Ally Scraps
Les envio mis sinceras condolencias a toda la familia. Que el Señor les fortalezca en este triste y doloroso momento. Un abrazo. Rincón, PR
— Nayda E. Quiñones
You are being held up in prayer for strength, courage, guidance and God’s comfort in the days ahead.
I don’t know what it is like to lose a child but I have had many losses and know the depth of grief. So does our Lord and I’m praying for His comfort to enfold you as begin this journey.
Holding you close in thought and prayer.
— Ethel Elliott
Many prayers to the family. Remember him every day.
— Sandy Sellers
I am so sorry to learn of Cory’s passing. I have no words to comfort you by, as there are none. Know that we do pray you all will find some peace and comfort from your grief.
— Susan Slomski
Mi familia te acompaña de corazón Heidi, fortaleza para toda la familia. Es un angelito mas en el cielo. Te envió un abrazo enorme desde Colombia-Bogota. Te admiro siempre!!!
— Johana Gonzalez
Heidi and Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Please accept my condolences. Your son was a handsome boy whose life was cut short. Heidi I follow your art and card making sites and have purchased your items. Hopefully you will create more beautiful things to help you express your sorrow. I will keep you all in my prayers.
I’m so very sorry, from the deepest depths of my soul, for the loss of your dear, sweet Cory. I can’t imagine, nor do I want to, imagine the pain you are all experiencing. Know that you’re all in my thoughts and I truly hope that you get some kind of peace.
With my love!
Pearl City Peninsula, Hawaii
I am so very sorry about your loss and my heart and prayers are with your family. Cory’s obituary touched me. I too hope someday to understand the hopelessness and silent evils that inflict a child’s spirit. I do not believe they ask for it and I do not believe they have a choice. I have a child the same age and have been helping her fight this since elementary school. Everyday I thank God we have won another battle and pray for another day and pray to fill her heart with his spirit instead of the pain and suffering she feels every moment. One day we will understand. One day we will have a cure. One day our children will see themselves as we see them and feel what is right, feel his love, feel our love. One day we will find a way to fill hearts and minds with love instead of pain. Each day we are closer. I am sorry Cory is was not on this earth long enough to know all this. But he will remain with you always, be remembered always. He will be loved always.
— Heidi A
My condolences to the Swapp family. May the Lord bless and keep you in his arms.
— Surinaa Tan (Singapore)
Heidi, I am so sorry for your loss. We never get over the loss of one we love but I hope in the coming months and years you can find some comfort from each other and the memories you share of Cory.
I will be praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
— Donna Goggin
So I don’t know your family, I offer my deepest condolences and sorrow for the loss of your son. I pray God’s richest blessings of peace and comfort for your family and friends. May God comfort you in the days to come as you remember your son.
— Dennis Fields
Heidi and family,
I am absolutely heartbroken for you. I pray for the Lord’s loving hand and arms around you constantly at this difficult time. You deserve all of some love and prayers from everyone that knows you. If we can do anything to help you at this time please do not hesitate to contact us.
— Jody McNelis, Founder Crops of Luv
Que sea Jesús el que conforte sus corazones en este dificil momento, un gran abrazo desde Venezuela.
— Rossana Reyes
So terribly sorry for your loss. Thinking of you at such a sad time x
— Katrina Hamilton
There are no words, but know our spirits are reaching out to comfort you at this time.
— Paula Jones
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your son. I will be praying for your family as you go through the coming months.
— Kathy Brockman
Such a huge fan of yours, Ms. Heidi, and want you to know it feels like family to have you in my life. I cannot imagine the grief, heartbreak and questions you have right now, but I do know God is good and He will be there for you. Lean on your family, friends and church as you go through the difficult days ahead ( and there will be many). They say time heals but the memories will never fade and no one can ever take those from you. May God continue to bless your family in the future. My husband and I have lost two daughter-in-laws…one to cancer and one who had a seizure that took her life. The only thing you can do is hold on to the memories and to God and you will get through it all.
Love, Prayers and Blessings to you and your sweet family.
— Brenda Horton
I am so sorry for your terrible tragedy. I can’t even imagine how hard this must be. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.
— Michele Pentes
Prayers to the entire Swapp family from your friends in Missouri. God bless
— Julie O'Connor
Dear Swapp family I’m to sorry for your loss I hope you can get through this because I know it’s hard.But I just want to say i loved Cory like a brother and I hung out with him when he was with Joe my next door neighbor and that was last summer and since after Last summer i built a relationship a bond a brotherly friendship and I’ll miss my friend dearly and eternally but during youth conference i got to see him and he seemed so happy! It made me happy and i asked would we hang out this summer he said sure and that was nice until i heard news he passed one time i went to McDonald’s and saw him there during my junior year i thought it was cool he was working i was proud of him but now I’m going into senior year after August and I’m saying my friend is gone i won’t see him the summer of 2016 but i love him and the swapp family i am dearly dearly sad but now all i can do is pray and i will pray for your family r.I.p Cory swapp
— Christian victor cosley
My condolences to the family.
— Pam Steele
Heidi and family,
Praying for strength and comfort for all of you during this most difficult time. May the smiles and happy memories outweigh the pain in time. While I am only associated with Heidi through the crafting world and social media, my heart breaks for you all.
My sincere condolences,
— Lisa Newman
I am so sorry for your family’s loss.
— Susan Pierce
We are heartbroken to hear of your loss. Nathan is especially concerned for Conner and thinking of him at this time. Sending love and prayers to all of you.
— Tanya and Dave Martin
What can one say ~ it beggars belief! I do know that families are forever, though, and your boy must have been very special for his life here on earth to have been so tragically cut short. I hope your family can draw strength, courage & comfort knowing that he has a more important work than on this earth & that you will be reunited to hold him in your arms once again one day. I don’t know you but, as a mother, I share in your grief. I don’t live even in the same country as you but the world becomes a smaller place because of the need I (and many others) feel to reach out & comfort you. What can I say? I feel words are inadequate but I hope knowing people care helps in the difficult days ahead Xx
Caroline Louth, Scotland, UK
— Caroline Louth
Sending our condolences to Heidi and her family. With loving wishes from Scrappies’ customers and friends, from Bavaria.
My heart truly breaks for you all. No parent can ever imagine the heartache of losing a child…just know that you have a guardian angel watching over you. I am so sorry for your trememdous loss.
— Marcia Esders
Sending my sincerest and hearfelt condolences on the loss of your son….. There are no words to express how sad this is for you…just know you are thought about and loved by many. Prayers to you and your family……
Mary Jane Skrecz
— Mary Jane Skrecz
I can’t imagine what you are going through but I do know that Cory is with our Lord and Savior. May your family be surrounded by His love and have the memories close to your heart to feel Cory’s embrace around you.
— Christie Baute
I am so sorry for you loss. Sending you and your family lots of prayers.
— Susan Geisler
May The Constant Love Of Caring Friends Soften Your families sadness. May Cherished Memories Bring You all Moments Of Comfort. May Lasting Peace Surround Your Grieving Hearts
I am sorry.
— Ginger Wakehouse
Sending hugs – thinking of you and our family.
— Judi D
I have your family in my prayers! I lost my only son to suicide on October 9, 2014. I know your pain and your grief; the unanswered questions, the agony of ‘why didn’t I know.’ Rest peacefully in the knowledge that God has a plan, it isn’t our plan, it isn’t our choice and nothing we could have done could have prevented this tragedy. Sometimes mental health issues go unrecognized and undiagnosed and that is life at it’s most vulnerable! You will heal in time, but you will never stop missing him! Your sweet boy is with mine and looking down from heaven, sending you healing love and support. God bless you all! Patty
— Patty Taylor
Dear Heidi and Family; I am so very sorry for your loss. I took your classes at Scrapbook Island in San José, California and loved your genuine, sweet & endearing personality. My heart goes out to you & your family. You are in my thoughts & prayers.
— Sharon Kanaya
My heart breaks for you and your family. I am truly saddened to hear this news. I feel like you are part of my family having followed you through the years in the crafting world.
My deepest sympathy to you!
Dear Heidi and Family
Don’t know you personally, but got to know you a little bit through FB and your You Tube Videos, as I just love your products.
I would like to extend my deepest sympathy to you all on the passing of Cory. Your loss effects us all.
Sharon Keanly, South Africa
— Sharon Keanly
Sending love and prayers.
— deb walker
I want to express my deepest sympathy to your entire family. I am a longtime follower of heidi. I remember the videos you posted on your blog. Your beautiful children helping to film them and all the cameos they appeared in. I feel thru the Web what great parents you both are. My husband, and I, and all of my crafting friends from Massillon Ohio hearts break for you all.
— Brenda Marie Stern
Dear Swapp Family, sending you my condolences all the way from France. Noone can imagine losing such a young soul, and I’m deeply impressed by your strength and faith. Your love makes you strong. Praying for Cory and all of you.
— Kirsten Peray
We send our thoughts and prayers to you and the family. Words cannot express how this has touched our hearts. Just know that we care and love you.
— Reed and Sandra Robinson
I have just read your story on face book and I was compelled to write to you and give my sincere condolences. You seem to be such a beautiful family and its a shame that tragedy has struck your loving family and like you I just cannot fathom the “why” when people are so loved and cherished and have so much to live for. So sad. Sending you love and hugs all the way from Tasmania, Australia xxox Stay strong <3
Dear Swapp Family,
Such a heartbreaking loss…..no words, just no words. May you all be comforted by God, your family and dear friends. Though I don’t know you all, I can feel as a mother’s heart would feel losing a child. Much love, peace and comfort to you all.
2 Corinthians 3 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
— Karen Johnson
Dear Swapp Family,
I am so saddened by your loss. I know you have no Idea who I am but I am someone who was at Thrive convention this year and was very inspired by your speech to “Be Intentional.” I have not lost a child but I have dealt with a mental illness with my child (anorexia) that overtakes their minds and who they are. What I learned through many months of hard work and counseling is that there truly is NOTHING different that we could do as parents and that on a daily basis we were dealing with the disease and not our own child. Know that your voice and your story or Cory’s story is being heard. That God truly does have a plan for everything. My daughter has come a long ways but know that she can spot anorexia as well as some other mental illnesses in children faster than anyone and she is reaching out to them. I can now see that God will use her and the rest of our family to speak out and to reach out as help to other families. Right now it will be difficult to see what God’s plan is, and we may never fully know, but know that there is a Devine plan, a reason, and God will use you and your family in mighty ways. Healing comes through tears, sharing memories, talking, and lots of hugs. Be sure to pray often, hug often, and cling to one another as you all know the pain that each one of you is facing. I leave you with a couple scriptures. Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
Once again I am sorry for your loss and you all will be in our family’s prayers. God Bless you all!
— Emily Johnson
To the Swapp family,
May you all be touched by the Source of all comfort during this time and into the future…may the Truth of God cover and overshadow your lives and deliver you into His will for your lives…may you truly know the One who gave Himself for you all and loves you so much… and may peace and everlasting joy be yours.
— Sheila A.
I do not know your son or your family but was deeply touched by your story. Our family lost a loved one to suicide on July 7, 2015. Tori Brown, my daughter n law, was only 26 when she took her life. She also suffered from depression and wanted to do things her way. Reading your story put some perspective on Tori’s decision. Thank you for sharing. I am deeply sorry for your loss and will keep your family in my prayers.
— Barb Salmon
I heard of the loss of your precious son, Cory through blog fbpg. Iam sorry for your loss. May Jesus Christ Savior of the World wrap His loving arms around you and your family. May you feel His love, presence, and peace surround
your family . For God gave His only begotten Son that whom ever believeth in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16; Praise His Holy Name ( our family went through our father-in-laws death by suicide 1969) we feel the pain and emotions but Rejoice God takes a hold of our hands and carries us through the difficult times Love In Christ Linda from: Wa. state
Heidi, I followed you on your blog for many years. When you lived in China, it was so interesting to hear of your adventures, but especially about your family as it grew. I am so sad for you and your family at this time. I know you have strong faith and that, along with all your family and friends, will bring you through this. Please know I am praying for you.
— Judy Way
Please know that my prayers are with you and your family. I just read this on your page.. I can’t imagine the pain you feel losing a child. This has really emphasized the importance of family journeling, and photographs. Thank you Heidi for teaching such an important and irreplaceable lesson in life . May Our Fathers peace and comfort be with you during this most difficult time. God Bless You…..
— Krista Bayless
Dear Family and friends,
My hart Goes out for you all, lot’s off strength and all the love in the world. With love Eline and my husband Hugo and our boys Daniel and Kelvin from Holland.
— Eline Terpstra
Heidi , I met you at Jessica Sprague convention in Las Vegas and Mega mall in Minneapolis. I just read about your sorrow in the forum at Jessica ‘s site. I am so very very sorry
— Joanne Baker
Eu sinto muito, e peço desculpas, mas somente hoje eu entrando no seu blog, vi esta triste noticia. Peço a DEUS que use de misericórdia e que console os corações de sua família. Eu sei que a Vontade de DEUS é boa perfeita e agradável, e espero que isto seja um consolo amoroso. Abraços de uma artista que te admira muito aqui do Brasil.
— Neusinha Fusco
Heidi and Eric,
I am sorry I’m so tardy sending this, I was simply looking for Heidi’s website and noticed you had suffered a loss…
I cannot say I know how you feel losing a child; however, my brother did take his own life 22 years ago. People say, “it will get easier”. My Mom says she is able to go more amounts of time between thoughts…which makes it possible for her to enjoy her other children, grandchildren and her husband. He never leaves our thoughts, many things remind us of him. Instead of being sad and somber, we celebrate his life and the time he had with us. He was the sweetest person and had a great sense of humor. We remember all the fun times, the jokes, his hugs and his love.
My sympathy for your loss and my hope your family finds slave in celebrating Cory’s life and love. ~Sheryl Devereaux
— Sheryl Devereaux
Hello i have been following you scrapbook blog for a long time but having been very busy for the last year i have been not so quit active to follow you so i have mist the post on your son s lost . I am sooo very sorry for you and your family i had to write a note to you . i have been where you are and believe me the sun will shine again ..love you !!