More About Me

Saying sorry is hard to do ~
It seems lately I have been apologizing over and over.
For saying the wrong thing,
for over~reacting,
for something I did but didn’t mean too,
for crying at the littlest of things
for taking things too seriously,
the list could go on and on.
Someone wrote on Facebook that life just seems to be one thing after another.
Today during my quiet time
I thought of my life over the past few months,
lots of tears, lots of misunderstandings,
lots of miscommunications,
but the one thing that has been constant
is daily reminders that no matter what is going on
But I have sure failed Him!
And myself!!
And others!!
And I am reminded 
over and over
 
And 
God has never run out on me
But I’ve run from Him,
from those who love and care about me.
I’ve run when I get angry,
when I’m scared,
when I’m hurt,
when my emotions are running strong,
when people say things that hurt my heart,
when I’m tired,
and for no reason at all!!
And that’s where I am right now.
Lord, I am such a human!!!
Lord help me to make things right,
help me to share your Love,
help me to 
And to
And that
I am so thankful that
And tomorrow morning will be here soon!!!

Our Home on Wheels

We are all moved in!!!
As you walk into our back door you come into the living room. 
These chairs are on the back wall of the trailer.
Directly across from the back door and the rest of the living room.
Our double recliner has traveled with us from Newberg, OR to Waco, TX
and now will continue the journey wherever we go.
Next to the double recliner is our little eating area which includes the TV, printer,
bookshelf with cookbooks.  When we moved out of our home and into the motor home in 2006 we had whittled our cookbooks down to six!!!  I now have one shelf of cookbooks ~ but it should be noted we donated at least two full shelves of cookbooks to the Salvation Army as we moved into the trailer 🙂
Also, the babies have their home in front of the fireplace (we can heat the whole trailer with this little fireplace; the fireplace was used often in our motor home when we purchased it in Missouri). 

As we brought most of our groceries from the apartment to the trailer we needed somewhere to put the beverages ~ a milk crate works great and once all the beverages are gone, the crate will be gone as well.

The plants in the corner, on the printer and on the fireplace all came from Georgia last February ~ so glad to have them as reminders of a special friendship and love having the greenery in our home.
This is the view from the dining table across to the kitchen (back entry door on right).  We have our Keurig, our ice maker, water filter pitcher, yes my pig canisters!!  We have a built in microwave and oven too!
And for those of you who know I love my pigs ~ check them out above the microwave and beside the stove!
The Christmas cactus in the front right corner on the kitchen counter is actually three cacti plants ~ one was a start from Mom Balzer who had gotten her start from Grandma Workentin, one was a start from Ron’s cousin Joann (given to us after she passed away) and one that we bought in December 1998 when Brandon was in college. ~ it blooms at different times of the year, sometimes for Easter, sometimes for Halloween and even on Christmas!!
and then you come to half the bathroom ~ yes my necklaces, bracelets and earrings are tagging along for this journey.  
The plant on the shelf was given to me by my Branson Forever Friends when I had my heart attack in August 2013.  It finally bloomed this past August for the first time!!!  In the mornings when I am getting dressed I am reminded over and over how much I am loved and by so many!!
The sunlight you see coming in on the plant/cabinet is the door out of our bedroom.
On the opposite wall of the bathroom sink are my necklaces!
Ron did a great job hanging all the different hangers.  
Throughout the pictures you will see many of our family pictures.
We love seeing pictures of our boys, their wives and the grands!!!
Going to quickly run out of wall space for more pictures so we may just have to invest in another one of those picture frames that the pictures rotate through.
And that my friends is our redecorated and loaded up 
home on wheels.
I should mention our pantry is located in the back of the expedition 🙂  
Hope you enjoyed this little tour!

Happening’s with the Workentin’s

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Lots!!
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We begin with we KNOW God is in charge and knows all things as he says 
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and that is what we have been doing ~
seeking God’s will for our lives,
asking Him to show us where He wants us to be,
and help us to be willing to deal with whatever he sends our way.
And last Thursday, October 26
God clearly shut a door for us.
Our Pastor summed it up in these few words:
Please pray for the Workentins’ as they are leaving their work as houseparents in Waco, Texas.  This is a painful decision but is necessary at this point in their lives.  
And so for the last week we have been moving out of the apartment furnished by MCH into our home on wheels ~ our 30′ travel trailer.
We had planned to go back full~time RV’ing in Fall of 2021, 
now instead it is Fall 2017.
We are currently at a Thousand Trails park in Central Texas.
We are taking this weekend to play!
and boy do we need to 
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Next week we will finish up with some business here in Waco,
and start our search for employment ~ as we both like to eat, take drives and you know all the other adult stuff that needs to be taken care of.
We don’t know where we will be going.
We don’t know what doors of employment will open.
We don’t know what God’s plans are for us,
BUT we do know that 
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so that’s what is happening with the
Workentin’s.