Monday, November 13, 2006

Julie's Casting Call


This past weekend I experienced something totally new and exciting. My brother, my younger brother, asked his girlfriend to marry him. That’s right, he is now engaged! In some ways it is kind of weird and yet in others it just kind of seems very natural. My brother met his newly christened ‘fiancĂ©e’ at camp. She was actually introduced to someone else, whom according to the way she tells it, she was not attracted to in the least. (Sorry Lynn.)

Anyway, my brother was totally taken with this girl, whom we will call ‘Julie’ to protect her identity. However, Julie was not taken with him. She enjoyed his company, but didn’t really like him nearly as much as he liked her. In March, she came to my father’s funeral and I have heard that is where she ‘fell’ in love with him, although this has not been confirmed to me by the source. (Strictly hearsay!)

At first, I must admit, I was not very happy with the situation. Don’t get me wrong, I liked Julie. I always did. I always told my brother that she was perfect for him. But, in light of the recent emotional roller-coaster ride our family had been on I just didn’t feel comfortable with him starting a relationship that could so quickly turn into something very serious. I didn’t want the pain, sorrow, and longing for comfort to somehow taint what could very well turn out to be the most important relationship of his life. God has been in control though, and I believe He has led and directed both of them to each other.

Not too long ago ‘Julie’ told me that she would enjoy ‘sparing’ with me. (For all of you who do not know what that means, it basically means arguing.) My brother, whom for the sake of identity protection we will call ‘Jason’, told me he thought she would win. I don’t really know how to take this. I wonder if he said that because he thinks, after only a few years of knowing Julie that she would win. Did he say it because he thinks I, after a life time of knowing me, will lose? Or, did he say it because he feels I will ‘let’ her win?

Anyway, as of this past weekend, ‘Julie’ has had her Ouellette casting call. She is now officially, or soon to be officially, joining our wonderful little drama of life. I am happy to have her. Happy not only to be her arguing buddy, but also a life-long brother.

8 comments:

Gene Holley, Jr. said...

I would not want to be Jason in the middle of the argument between you and Julie. I really believe she can win! You don't have it in you. Not that you can't make good points... but a lady has a power all her own.

Joseph said...

lol, well obviously you are not alone... although I am holding my own.

kassie dutton said...

Let me tell you...the girl ALWAYS wins!!! We just let you THINK you win sometimes!! :)

Joseph said...

You didn't vote for her did you? lol

Priscilla Venegas said...

Okay, I voted for Julie. Lets just say I enjoy seeing you lose an arguement. LOL! And that whole, "Well if I were wrong speech" when you are wrong!!! Priceless!!

Gene Holley, Jr. said...

I think Joseph keeps getting on here and voting for himself to tie it up! We all know that Julie would win.

'Julie' said...

Well...I appreciate all the votes of confidence, but I actually voted for Joseph!! Although, it would be close, I think. It depends on the content of the argument...And yes, Joseph, I am looking forward to having you as a life-long brother :). Just don't get bitter when my reputation spreads as "the one who can beat Joseph in an argument!!" The holidays will be fun...

Joseph said...

Ha Ha... If you must know... I voted just once... and it was not for myself. (I had pitty on Julie actually.)