Saturday, December 29, 2012
Okay, okay, introduction time. Danielle and I met...well....actually, Danielle met my dear friends the Richardson's (whom you will meet soon) on a train where she gave them her phone number. This transaction occurred before I met the Richardson's, but upon meeting them, Andrea (Mom Richardson) gave me Danielle's number for a potential au pair friend.
Boy, what a lifesaver. Danielle and I played phone texting for a while, not meeting up for a month or so. Finally, we got together in La Defense, and, as she describes it, there were fireworks. Immediate connection. No awkward what-shall-we-talk-about, can-I-leave-yet, this-is-exhausting moments, just pure awesomeness. And this is how I would generally describe Danielle: just pure awesomeness. She is courageous, strong, blunt, bold and full of so much self-respect. I would be quite lost and lonely without her here in Paris. Without her just a few stops away. Without her being my au pair cousin (our host-moms are sisters). She has listened and scolded and consoled and advised and laughed with me. For that I am extremely thankful. Just wanted to introduce you to this rockstar that I call my friend.