Okay, reporting back! The swap turned out well. I received my package today. It was in my mail box, sent parcel post and even had a tracking number. She actually sent it out the day after I sent mine. I did mine priority mail, she did her's parcel (which is fine). The communication would have made this an excellent swap. Anyway, her word is good.
"The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen." --- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross