my new friend, Inger, got her box!

I recently sent out a box to my new, sweet friend, Inger in Norway. Inger has an illness similiar to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome called ME which makes her quite ill. she is often housebound and bedridden. we've become friends and i wanted to do something for her. i wanted to offer her some hope. i feel teary telling about this because even though i've been through my own personal tragedy, i feel horrible that someone so young has to be so ill and it breaks my heart at the unfairness that life offers us sometimes. I've come to recognize how lucky, we as Americans are in our lifestyles. sometimes it is humbling to realize that others don't have it so well and i just wanted to do my share - lend a hand - do something unselfish and kind for another person.
Inger just emailed me about receiving the box so i wanted to share her feelings to you as she opened it.

The box got here on monday and boy did you spoil me. You know how they say "that made my day, or they made my day"; well you made my year! Thank you thank you thank you thank you thank you! I wanted to send you an email right away but I have been too ill to do so. Going to the cinema friday was fun but it left me exhausted. I got pretty much stuck to the bed on monday so the box could not have come on a better day:) I am still more ill than usual which is why I spent 3 days on writing this email. lol.I managed to write this on monday before I had to give up (didn't get to continue to write before now)I am so excited I am jumping up and down on the inside. It was funny because I was having a bad day illness wise and hadn't slept much. So I was stuck in bed and my mum came up telling me she just picked up a package for me at the post office. So she brought it upstairs and I see its from you and get all excited (this was before I had actually opened anything. So my mum gets curious and stays put. Well the wonders that unfolded. I think she loved just taking the items out of the package (not even getting to closely at them) as much as I did. In fact she almost forgot to pick up my father in all the excitment. So to continue.. Everything in the box was so great! I loved it. I am currently loading the batteries so I can try out the camera. It looks fantastic and I cannot wait to test it out! I loved the manikin. Looking forward to getting well enough to do something with it. And I loved all the supplies so much. The magazines. Just everything. It was amazing. And there is nothing better when I am really ill to actually have something fun to look through. I am so excited about this. Everytime I look at something in the box I get excited all over again:) There is so much great stuff. I made the wooden box a temporiarly treasure chest and filled it with the coolest items from the emphrema and its already full:) I loved the pendant/charm that says hella. Its funny because thats what some of my friends say when they say hello. Hehe. I loved the super cool magnet, all the bird stuff (I think my parents will be happy with christmas), the other charms, the little stone saying joy, the charm saying "be yourself", the altered game pieces and bottlecaps, the game pieces, all the slides and vintage photos (I love that. I love old photos and slides. Its so fascinating to see), love the clothes pins and the cool inch ruler, the altoids tin (we don't get those here and I always wanted one to alter), all the stuff ready to alter, the wooden letters, the fairy dust... I could go on and on. It was fantastic. I am currently writing a blog entry about it too. On my Nordinho blog. I'll send you a link when I get around to finish writing the entry:) Is it ok if I use some of the photos from your blog entry until I get well enough to take pitcures with my new camera? Thanks so much for your kindness and for being so great! I am looking forward to getting a bit better so I can start making stuff! Thank you and thank you once again. You are fantastic!