What’s Up?

Hey there!!
What’s Up with the Workentin’s??
~ Ron saw the oncologist yesterday ~ goes back in 4 months!!!  Doctor is pleased at the healing process, reminded Ron to remain friends with the Big T and see you in 4 months!!!  Best news ever!!!
~ Decisions ~ with the expenses of Ron’s surgery/medical care we have decided to stay in the Oil Patch thru April 27, 2019 so that we can pay off all our bills (old & new) before we get back on the road).  It was not the easiest of decisions has we were so looking forward to being in San Diego for Max graduation from Marine Basic Training, seeing family and friends in Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington, being in Blaine for Thanksgiving and Florida for Christmas
BUT
we are thankful for this job we have during this season of life
and so we have decided to stay put for another 8 months.
This works great too for follow up for Ron’s doctor appointments!!!
Ron sees the oncologist the end of December,
the surgeon in February
and will probably see both of them again in April before we hit the road.
~ One of the things that Ron enjoys doing is
planning trips.
Right now he has us traveling for 146 days!!! Leaving Pecos on April 28, 2019
I have been keeping busy working on different crochet projects:
made a headband for one of the drivers little girl,
working on a tank top for me,
dish cloths ~ donated 6 to an auction for a friends church,
made a lap blanket ~ sending that one to Whatcom County Hospice
planning projects for the future:
(some to sell, some as gifts)
If you would like to order something to be made, 
let me know, prices upon request
2 tank tops for friends ~ 
twin size blanket for a friends daughter ~ 
more dishcloths ~  
more headbands ~ 
pony tail beanie caps ~ 
beanie hats ~ 
pony tail holders ~ 
Christmas ornaments ~
lap blankets (rectangle or square) ~
baby blankets ~
guess that will keep me busy for awhile.
Take care, 
remember to smile
and keep trusting God in all things!!!!

Memories

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Memories
they come and go,
sometimes expected, sometimes not
This week in August
is always full of memories,
some that just envelope me in warmth
and others where the tears run freely
We celebrate the birthday of Jamie.

Jamie at 5 Weeks.
Jamie at 1 Year
Jamie, SR Year of High School
Lots of memories, most of them happy,
some scary ~ like when he had his first seizure at 15 months,
some frustrating ~ like when he skipped school and got into a car accident,
some delightful ~ being a part of his wedding and the birth of his daughter,
memories!!
Hard to believe that our little 3 lb 12 oz, 19 3/4″ baby boy,
long and skinny
is now 41 years old, married, has a daughter,
owns his own home,
and brings lots of joy to his family.
Memories of a sad/difficult time
Our precious baby boy,
Royce Alan
was only with us for three short days.
Hard to believe it has been 41 years since
we have seen his dark hair, chubby cheeks,
he weighed in at 4lbs 8oz, 18″
his own little being
or even been able to give a hug or a kiss.
We miss him every day.
And we cherish those three days of memories.
This morning
I opened my scripture for the day
and this popped up.
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We have traveled some dark and difficult days
but through it all
Jesus has guided our steps,
walked with us,
carried us
and planted us where we need to be 
for every given moment.
And for that we are very thankful.
We love you Royce!!!
And we are so thankful for our family
Treyson, Brandon, Ron, Ali, Alexander, Jamie, Opal
down front, Christopher
(missing Suzanne and Danalyn ~ our two daughters in love)

Max
High School SR 2017
What are you thankful for today?

God’s Timing

I get a picture scripture every morning and this morning this showed up in my email:
Logos.com
And immediately I felt warm cuddles from my Abba Father!!!
God’s timing is perfect….
Yesterday I got a note from a sweet friend that said she had been thinking about me as she knows this week is not an easy time for me.
God’s timing is perfect….
In the wee hours of the morning on Tuesday,
we got a phone call from our son, Jamie.
His 41st birthday!
He always calls us as soon as he gets up
and sometimes even at the minute he was born…
one special memory was I was in the hospital with pneumonia,
Jamie was in Iraq
and my cell phone vibrated at 2:41 am
August, 8
and it was Jamie!!!
He didn’t know I was in the hospital
but he knew he wanted to call me for his birthday!!
God’s timing is perfect….
I received an email earlier in the week from another dear friend,
saying I had been pretty quiet lately…
yeah…
I think I have been recuperating in my own way
from the emotional and physical roller coaster
we have been on for the past two months.
God’s timing is perfect….
This time of year is full of ambivalent emotions…
we celebrate the birthday of Jamie,
hard to believe that little baby boy,
born 8 1/2 weeks early
is now a 41 year old 
healthy, happy, husband and dad!!
And yet at the same time,
tears are on the edge,
thinking of Royce,
who will always be a baby in our heart,
only here for a short time,
but an impact on our life just the same.
And we wonder what type of man he would be today.
and so
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we mourn for the loss of our precious baby,
comforted to know that he rests in the arms of Jesus.
And we celebrate the life of Jamie,
and all he has accomplished!!!
we are blessed beyond measure!!!!