Tuesdays with Moisi

I have a lot I want to share on my blog about my dear old Pop and his story. He was known as…Moisey (Moses/Moisi/Morris) Timofeyovich Bagdanov. For a time I will post part of my Pop’s story on Tuesdays. Every Tuesday was my day to call Pop and touch bases with him. For this first Tuesday I’m starting with our goodbyes to him on this earth. This was his viewing at Rose Hills on Thursday evening July 19, 2018.

Many friends and family were able to come and go over a 4 hour period. It was good to see and catch up with those we haven’t seen  since our mom’s funeral.

The casual service ended up being a hymn sing with requests from the friends and family who came. Our brother in law, Len, led the singing. It was so good to sing those great old hymns with true words that resonate today.

Some of our girls and nieces.

My sister Lana read this portion from the Bible that was referenced on this puzzle our Pop put together in his last years. These are his hands.

Exodus 15:2 The Lord is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation;
this is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God and I will exalt him.”

Next Tuesday will be a photo overload from the funeral service, graveside service and reception.

About Ellenhttp://I am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

15 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Moisi

  1. The puzzle with your dad’s hands brings tears to my eyes. The Scripture brings with it Hope and Strength. Great is our God!

  2. My heartfelt condolences on your loss Helen. This is a lovely post and one where I can see the love you all had for your Dad. The puzzle photo with your Dad’s hands is a true treasure.

  3. Your father is held in high regard in my thoughts and it’s all because one of his special daughters brought him to life for me. I will be delighted to read more about him and his remarkable life.

    Ellen, I am reading here quite often, but have commenting problems with my iPad. About once a month, I fire up the PC and that’s how I am visiting today.

    Still praying about your new home and so delighted that you have sold your former home, though I am a little sad to say goodbye to it. Have you thought of building a home?

  4. SO so precious, Ellen, What a wonderful idea to have this singing of hymns. I sometimes wonder if the curtains of heaven are opened at special times such as these. The puzzle with your Pops hands is priceless, May you continue to feel God’s peace as you grieve for you your loss.
    Blessings,
    Sue

  5. Dear Ellen, your father was much loved. Your Tuesday posts will be a tribute to his Christ-centred life and I look forward to reading more. May you and your family know the Lord’s peace at this time.

  6. My condolences in the passing of your Dad but know that for him as a believer “to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord”! May the Lord bring you comfort during this time of loss.

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