S: Worth The Wait Vangie and Nate 06.03.2011
1: Vangie & Nate | The man who finds a wife finds a treasure, and he receives favor from the Lord. Proverbs 18:22
2: Once upon a time there was a Prince named Nathan. Prince Nathan served as a fighter pilot in the U.S Air Force. He also loved Jesus, shooting guns, and hunting. Everyone adored Prince Nathan and he made friends very easily; however, there was something missing. Prince Nathan prayed to God for a beautiful princess to come into his life. He didn't understand why God was having him wait so long for his princess while all the other prince's had their princesses'. During what felt like a lifetime, Prince Nathan served the Lord , the military and others.
3: Meanwhile in a far off place, Princess Vangela was praying to Jesus as well. She served children, loved make up artistry, had a passion for fitness and wellness, and spent her days growing in her faith while encouraging others to do the same. She often prayed, sought mentorship and discipleship to understand God's timing. Afer many years of praying, growing, and believing, her time had finally come to meet the Prince God had created for her. When God brought the two together it was clear He does have a plan all along. Once Prince Nate and Princess Vangela fell in love, they realized the wondering and praying had made it all...
5: Worth the Wait
6: The day after their first date, Prince Nate had to travel to his hometown to visit his family. Years earlier he built a special cabin where he loved spending time shooting, hunting and being with his family. While at the cabin, he couldn't stop thinking about the princess he just met. He really knew there was something special to her, so while he was at home he called her all the time! His mom, Queen Doris couldn't help but wonder why on earth he was talking on the phone for so long! So she decided to take pictures of him while he was talking to Princess Vangie. After three long weeks of getting to know the princess, much anticipation built up for his return home! However, both of them knew he would only be back in Arizona for 5 days. Neither of the prince or the princess expected what is to come....
8: When prince Nate returned, he took the princess to a special place he hoped she would love, called Shnepf Farms. The princess loved the Fall, and in Arizona the fall was so pretty! They played minerature golf, stuffed a scarecrow and got pumpkins to take home. They went back to the princess' house, made dinner and carved the pumpkins.
10: After this day, they only had four more days together. During these days, the prince decided he really liked this princess and he wanted to get to know her more. During these days, the princess met the prince's grandma and all his friends from church. It turned out that she knew many of the same friends Nate had too! This is when she really started to like him. The time came for Prince Nate to leave for Korea!! Yes, thats right Korea!! Both of them weren't sure what God has planned, but were both willing to see. So Nate left for Korea and the princess was not sure what was going to happen... One thing is for sure... They both knew that God had a special plan.
11: The day the prince arrived in Korea he called Princess Vangie at 6 am (her time). He really liked her and wanted her to know he is thinking of her and wanted to get to know her more.. This is when he decided to use something super great called SKYPE!
12: Prince Nate immediately asked the princess if she would fly to Korea for Christmas to see him in two months! She was a little hesitant but knew he was something special! Their first Christmas together in Korea turned out to be fabulous...even though the princess was a little overwhelmed by culture shock, military culture and "new relationship" shock!
13: He often gets her flowers and cards and leaves them around for a surprise! | Driving in Korea was scary....New Years Day they took a taxi
14: As months went on, they both knew God wanted them to be together. In fact, Princess Vangie went to Korea 3 times to visit Prince Nate! They experienced true Korean culture by visiting Mt. Sorak, going white water rafting, baking, walking (and driving) the streets of Korea, experiencing the fourth of July on the Air Force Base, eating Korean food, and the princess discovered FISH pedicures while over there!! | Tipping over was very scary. Especially when you don't speak the same language.... not so much fun.
15: Mt. Sorak was super cold, yet very beautiful!
17: Yes the "Kimchee car" got a flat tire!
19: How they enjoyed the culture and walking the streets together. Their favorite place was the place called "The Knook." They got yummy drinks and hid in the "knook." A hole in the wall!
20: Even though it was rainy and humid, Vangie was so excited to get her custom made dress!!
21: Nate and Vangie at the Officer's Club . It's party suit time.! Nothing like going with a man whose call sign is "STALKER!!" | Nate made these special patches for Vangie for Christmas. He is always being creative and thoughtful!
22: It soon came time for Prince Nathan to come home on leave for three weeks! This is when the two met each other's families. While Nate came home, they camped in Sedona, traveled to Ohio, Pennsylvania and went to Prescott.
24: Nate loves the outdoors and the beauty God has created!
25: Above is Nate's first tree house he built when he was 10! Below he advanced in high school and college to build the real cabin below! His favorite place to be.
26: After three trips to Korea, hundreds of SKYPE dates, reading many books together, praying, and many e-mails, letters, and meeting each others families, Prince Nathan and Princess Vangie fell in love. Prince Nathan asked Vangie to marry him and gave her a rare and FABULOUS PINK Spinel stone surrounded with beautiful diamonds! And of course..... SHE SAID "YES!"
33: ...because every princess deserves a prince.
34: Please share your memories ofVangie and Nate
43: Your message to Nate and Vangie
44: True Love Waits
45: Message for Nate and Vangie
46: Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth--for your love is more delighful than wine." Song of Songs 1:2
48: Please share your favorite memory of Nate
52: Words of Wisdom for us....
56: "My lover is mine, and I am his." Song of Songs 2:16
59: Message to Vangie and Nate
65: How delightful is your love, my sister, my bride! Song of Songs 4:10
68: "There's something so much more beautiful about receiving something | when you waited patiently for it." Vangie
69: Please share your favorite memory of Vangie
71: Write your message to Vangie and Nate
73: Your message to Vangie and Nate
76: Your message....