Show & Tell Friday – My Babushka   22 comments

For Show & Tell Friday this week I would like to share my wonderful babushka (grandmother in Russian) with you.  She was an amazing woman of God.  Her left arm had to be amputated at her elbow at a very young age.  My dedushka (grandfather in Russian), a Baptist minister was mistaken for someone else and was murdered. She came to the USA as a widow with a disability but that did not stop her from living a creative and fulfilled life. 

My babushka loved to do embroidery.  It was fascinating to watch her work and I wish I had a picture of her working with one arm.  She was a quiet, gracious and loving woman.  I know she was praying for all of us when she was creating her works of art.  This post today is in loving memory of her faithfulness to Jesus, her family and her friends.  I want to be just like her.

Here are some of her masterpieces:


Proverbs 31:25-31
25 She is clothed with strength and dignity;
she can laugh at the days to come.

26 She speaks with wisdom,
and faithful instruction is on her tongue.

27 She watches over the affairs of her household
and does not eat the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise and call her blessed;
her husband also, and he praises her:

29 “Many women do noble things,
but you surpass them all.”

30 Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting;
but a woman who fears the LORD is to be praised.

31 Honor her for all that her hands have done,
and let her works bring her praise at the city gate.

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22 responses to “Show & Tell Friday – My Babushka

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  1. Oh you are making me cry this morning. I am writing this through tears. What a beautiful tribute to our sweet babushka! I love that picture of her, too. She was a beautiful woman who loved her Lord and loved and prayed for all of us. Thanks Lana. Remember she’d say to us “nothing good happens after dark” when we wanted to go out at night…

  2. What a touching story! She was a very beautfiul woman and her needlework is fantasic!

    Thanks for sharing.

  3. crying….

  4. What a lovely way you’ve displayed her and her work. How amazing she could do that work with one hand.

  5. I agree what a beautiful treasure to have. Those are some pretty embroidered things. She was very talented.
    What a sad story.

  6. Lana, this post just brought tears to my eyes. There is such a strength in those women who were immigrants, it leaves me in awe. What beautiful work from a wonderful woman.

  7. Never did she complain. She always would baby sit us and could do it without much effort. She even babysat Michelle as a baby – changing a diaper and holding her with her one arm. Cooking, cleaning, embrodering – she did it all with love. Amazing woman! Thanks for remembering her today. I’m sure it was her prayers and Moms that brought Pop to the Lord. And I’m sure it was her prayers that have made all of us who we are today.

  8. I thank my God who has blessed me with all spiritural blessings. Babushka was one of those blessings who taught me that I could go to God with anything. And she even taught us all how to embroder. And one of her tests was if the back looked as good as the front. I always failed that test.

  9. What a precious story!

  10. Where did you get all that stuff and why don’t I have any????? I can tell we are going to have to beat Lana to all Mom and Pop’s cool stuff. Do they have any cool stuff???

  11. Enchanting! Your Babushka was an extremely talented lady.
    Blessings to you, Karen

  12. Steve, I think you better hope Kelly’s side has some cool stuff for you… 🙂

  13. What a legacy she left. I love her needle work!!!

  14. What a lovely tribute to your grandmother, she was an amzing woman I can tell! What a gift she had too, the emboidery is beautful!

  15. THanks so much for sharing that story! What a creative and courageous woman your grandmother was!

  16. I loved that story! What an amazing lady! And such beautiful embroidery — I can’t imagine how she did it with one hand!

  17. What an amazing lady your grandmother was!! Her embroidery is just beautiful, what wonderful treasures to have!

  18. What a wonderful legacy and heirlooms your babushka left behind…such beautiful work she did with only one arm!! xox

  19. What an amazing story. That is always something you can share with others and I know she will always be admired by you!

    My daughter and I just got done reading Babushka’s Doll. I knew exactly who you were talking about. We loved the book!

  20. This is one of the most beautiful posts I’ve ever read. It was very heart warming. You did a great job in honoring your Babushka.

  21. <strong>Thank you ALL for stopping by and sharing my very special tribute to Babushka. I cry every time I look at the picture of her. She really had a huge impact on our family! Blessings to all of you. Show and Tell Friday has really become one of my favorite days.</strong>

  22. What a precious Babushka! She has such beautiful handiwork, too!

    ~ Christina

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