Monday, December 07, 2009

      ( 12:06 AM ) teahouse
The Green Eyed Monster

Over the weekend I went to visit a friend who just had a baby.

This is a good friend of mine, from college. She and I have been close for many years. We were both in each other's wedding parties, and we often double date with our husbands.

And this friend of mine is one of those perfect people. Those people you're always secretly jealous of, because their lives are so, well, perfect.

She grew up in a wealthy family with doting parents. She's drop-dead gorgeous and brilliant.

She did really well in college, graduating summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. She went to one of the top law schools in the U.S.

She clerked for a federal judge after law school, gaining experience and making great connections. She went from there to one of the top law firms in the country.

She married her college sweetheart, a man she'd known since elementary school and had been friends with before their friendship blossomed into something deeper. Her husband is smart, funny, handsome and completely crazy about her. They had an expensive, elegant and lovely wedding, paid for by her parents.

Her husband is a vice president of something-something for a something-fund (I never know what those financial people do). They're not hurting for money.

Last year they bought a beautiful classic six on the Upper East Side, had it renovated expensively and tastefully, and threw the housewarming party of the year when they moved in.

Once they decided to have a baby, they had absolutely zero trouble getting pregnant.

She had a stress-free and uneventful pregnancy. A week before her due date, her baby turned over and positioned itself head down, in the ideal position to deliver.

Her labor lasted 6 hours, no complications.

Her baby is beautiful and well-behaved.

Oh, and last week, while she was still on maternity leave, she got a call from her firm. They just made her a partner.

I swear, if she and I weren't such good friends, I would hate her!

Is it bad to feel jealous?



holy cow!!! well, all I can tell you is that everyone has problems, and if you could watch all that and NOT be a teeny bit envious, you would not be human. Heck, I don't even know her and I'm envious of her! Wow. She has it all.

My mom knew a lady like that once. She was a killer dresser to boot. Got to be a stay at home mom. Gorgeous house. And she was super nice and friendly to everyone.

One day, my mom opened up the newspaper. Her husband had shot her and then killed himself.

My mom says she has never been envious of anyone since. Everyone has problems in their life. Some are just better at hiding it.

By Blogger Virginia Belle, at 3:22 PM  

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