BC: to be continued...
FC: Joe & Alyssa | O U R S T O R Y
2: about us | Joseph Brownback | May 3, 1988 | Blue | Playing Guitar | Dedicated | Intelligent | Adaptable | Whatever I am reading | Someday - Nickleback | Matrix, Star Wars
3: Alyssa McCartney | October 28, 1989 | Lime Green | Singing | Adventurous | Passionate | Lively | Captivated | Realize - Colbie Calait | Captain America
4: H O W W E M E T | We met in the fall of 2009. She walked into church on a Sunday morning while Joe was leading worship. He was completely captivated and distracted as she walked right up to the front row and began to worship from the depths of her soul. This was the start of their great friendship. | Joe and ALyssa dated as friends for years without really admitting their feelings for each other. During this time their friendship grew strong as they explored each others likes and dislikes. Joe and Alyssa love to embark in challenges together. their first date was a trip to the batting cages and an impromptu hiking trip in uncharted woods. | O U R F I R S T D A T E
5: THE FRIEND ZONE | For the next couple of years, Joe and Alyssa knew their relationship was special, but did not have a peace about pursuing it further romantically. Instead they invested into their friendship. They learned how to dream together; how to love together; and even how to hurt together. This time was essential to creating the relationship they have now. | A few years down the road, the summer of 2011 to be exact, a faith rose up for the relationship to blossom into something greater than a friendship. It all culminated the night of a group outing to a Concert in the Botanical Gardens (Star Wars Themed). By the end of the night, it was obvious they felt the same. After talking about it, they decided they could not deny their feelings for each other any longer. | THE TRANSITION
6: Whether it be hanging out with friends and family or reading dates, Joe and Alyssa found joy in doing everything together. Love made the most mundane activities fun!
9: Love does not grow strong when you "get along" But when you find a friend that will stay to the end...
10: Every moment is a moment to cherish... Every moment brings us closer together... Every moment I learn about you... Every moment I learn more about me...
14: South Padre Island | ................................ | 5. 3. 2 0 1 2 | The proposal... Joe had an elaborate plan for the proposal. A friend offered him plane tickets through southwest to help make it a special event. After much pondering and planning, Joe decided Ssan Antonio would be a great location. He brought Alyssa in on the plan by making her think it was for his birthday (May 3rd). Little did he know, Alyssa would be so inspired that she would convince him that South Padre Island would be a better location to celebrate his birthday. While this through a kink in Joe's plans, it summed up the dynamic of their relationship. Joe is always planning, and Alyssa always disrupts those plans in the best way possible. She helps him realize how much he needs her and God's hand in his life.
16: Engaged....... | It is Love... | J U N E 8 T H 2 0 1 2 | First Engagement Kiss | Botanical Gardens
18: Sing to Me | There is no combination of words I could put on the back of a postcard No song that I could sing, but I can try for your heart Our dreams, and they are made out of real things Like a, shoebox of photographs With sepia-toned loving Love is the answer, At least for most of the questions in my heart Like why are we here? And where do we go? And how come it's so hard? It's not always easy and Sometimes life can be deceiving I'll tell you one thing, it's always better when we're together
19: Entwined All that we are is defined By each others shipwrecked hearts And i shiver to think What would have been if i wouldn't have seen you in time.. Would we pass by?? Like parachutes and air balloons Or satellites and lonely moons We'd still be drifting far apart But thank the stars we are Entwined..