The Worries Had Ended
"This is the first time in my life that I wasn't worried about her," Christine Barton said of her daughter, Jeanmarie Wallendorf. "Before, I would always worry about who she was with. But since this relationship, I knew she was with someone who could take care of her."
Ms. Wallendorf, 23, whom her family nicknamed Miss Sephora after her love of cosmetics shopping, met her boyfriend when they both worked at a financial company. She left to work in the equity trading department at Keefe Bruyette & Woods because the couple decided it would be better for their relationship, Ms. Barton said. The two were always out, traveling on vacation, going to weddings, hanging out with friends, but Ms. Wallendorf still found time to keep in touch. Once, her mother said, the couple was stuck in the air for hours, a source of great anxiety for Ms. Barton. "She called me from the plane just to tell me she was all right," she said. Ms. Wallendorf was particularly looking forward to the birth of her boyfriend's sister's baby, Ms. Barton said, adding, "I've been waiting for her to give me one, but they wanted to wait, to make sure everything was right."
Profile courtesy of THE NEW YORK TIMES.