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.
It’s good for me to look at all the ways God loves me and blesses me week in and week out. This past week my cup overflowed. Here are five things that filled my cup this week…
Living in the Seattle area with all it has to offer including a wonderful ferry system to take us away to new places to explore.
Comfortable spaces to stay that I don’t take for granted.
Good food and drink plopped in front of me is always a treat!
God’s creation in a beautiful setting to explore and marvel at. I will share a post from the Bloedel Reserve soon.
My cup was full from a wonderful weekend getaway with Dear and then on Monday I met up with 6 of the Mennonite Girls Can Cook at the Tulip fields with a nice lunch afterwards. Now my cup was overflowing. I will share more photos from the tulip fields later.
I said I had my Friday’s Fave Five that I’m linking up with Susanne at Living to Tell the Story with but I’d like to add one more blessing from afar.
My father, Moisi or Moses has re-discovered his love for jig-saw puzzles and it’s nice for him to be able to enjoy this activity. For those of you that have been following my updates on my pop, he is now living with my oldest sister and her husband. They are taking very good care of him and his loneliness has lessened. He is eating a whole lot better, too, thanks to my wonderful sister.
As you look back over this past week what do you count as blessings?