Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head…

 

See the wetness out this window? We have had rain in Southern California for the last couple of days and we are promised some more rain tomorrow. I find it very refreshing being a transplant from the Seattle area. I was happy to have to pull out my great Marmot raincoat!

Tomorrow we are travelling across town to Whittier for a funeral. The Aunt of my best friend from my Russian Baptist Days in L.A. died last Saturday. My friend and her cousins (whose mom died) were connected in many different ways to my family and extended family. Our Russian community is all inter-connected in hard to explain ways. So it will be a day of tears for the grief her children are feeling from saying goodbye and a day of rejoicing in knowing she is with her Savior in heaven. A day of remembering our friendships and re-connecting and seeing the kids “all grown up”. A day of looking at someone and thinking “oh my I know who you are but I can’t remember your name right now”. Does that ever happen to you?  We will sing in Russian and sing in English. We will hear messages in Russian and a message in English. We will pray in Russian and pray in English. We will gather at the church, then head to the graveside, then we will all meet together for lunch.

“Therefore in life I’ll trust in Thee,
In death I will adore;
And after death will sing Thy praise
When time shall be no more.”

Hope you all have a day filled with an awareness of the God who made this world for us to enjoy and numbers our days…

Photobucket is holding all my photos I stored with them from 2007-2015 hostage unless I pay them a lot of money. I’m slowly cleaning up many posts from this time period and deleting their ugly grey and black boxes with a ransom request. Such a time consuming bother.

12 thoughts on “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head…

  1. I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your best friend’s aunt. I’m lifting up a prayer right now for her family and friends – that the Lord would comfort and give hope.

    It must be amazing to be part of a community like that. Especially to to be fluent in another language. I love when you write about your heritage and culture. It’s very interesting.

    I’m glad you got rain. everything will be fresh and green.

    We’re supposed to get rain tomorrow too – can you believe it?? Only it won’t be fresh and green – it will be soggy and icy and dirty brown!

  2. The cleansing rains are so wonderful and healing to this dry dusty land. I LOVE THE RAIN!
    Ellen B., I’ll keep you and your friends in my prayers today as you all weep, sing, pray, and rejoice.
    Safe travels.

    Cori G.

  3. Is your hubby Russian too? The older Hungarian community is strong here but the younger generation hasn’t kept that connectedness as they’ve all gone their own ways. There isn’t that sense of “family” with them as their older relatives who were drawn to people from their own country as they were the ones who left everything behind to come and settle here. Do you know what I mean?

    Saying a prayer for your friends and family who will be attending the funeral with you today.

  4. I know you are a faithful friend and make a genuine effort to attend funerals and support those you love. Bless you for that ministry. This sounds like a good day for the soul. Yours and theirs.

  5. I am so sorry for the loss of your friend’s aunt. It sounds like a bittersweet day you’ll be spending with her family. I am praying for God’s blessings on your day.

  6. Oh my…yes. I am sorry for your friend’s loss….I can so relate to the gathering of family and friends…and the line between the two is so thin it matters not. Blessings today and as you travel.

  7. So love all your photos…take care

    Thanks for yr visit to my patterns and Textures, ellen, and yr prayers also

    had email form son this morning, all ok there.

    Annie

  8. When I saw the report about mudslides in San Bernardino, CA, I thought of you friend. My geography stinks so you might not be close at all, but any mention of CA brings you to mind. I pray that your time with friends at the funeral will be a sweet taste of the rejoicing to come in His kingdom fulfilled.

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