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Friday, 26 February 2016

and so Sara signs off....

Before anyone becomes confused, I Sara's husband am writing this next chapter of her blog.

Today my world, my life shattering into a million fragments as my beloved wife Sara died this morning in my arms. I cannot believe that only twelve hours ago I was talking to her and that yesterday she was translanting tomato seedling ready for this years growing season. How can my life now a constellation of memories of events over the last three years be suddenly sucked into a huge great chasm of despair. My heart pounds for her to speak to me once more, I wish she were her ready for the arrival of the first stork that she so looked forward to, heralding the beginning of spring here in Bulgaria. Will the melancholic call of the golden oriole in the walnut tree in our garden chant her name. How can it be that the burning flame of my life be extinguished so quickly.

Initially I was going to write a final chapter in her blog for her, but I cannot let her hard work go and maybe it will help me through the times of darkness that I am sure to have if I were to continue her blog on her behalf,

I must go how as I really do not know what to say to strangers other than she was my life, I loved her with all my heart and always will. She was my rock and at this moment I am frantically trying to survive in a sea of emotions in a world where the only lifebelt I  have is her memory to cling onto.

My Darling Sara, I love you, rest in peace and I will see you again one day.

Your ever loving husband Dave
xxx

41 comments:

  1. Dear Dave, I am absolutely shocked and horrified to read this tragic news. I only know Sara from blogging but we've been chatting and commenting on each other's blogs for ages now. I can't believe she's passed away so suddenly and can only assume it was an accident. I hope in time you will be able to tell us more.

    Please accept my sincere condolences to you, her sister and all your family. My thoughts are with you all during this dreadfully sad time. I hope Dave that you will find the strength to keep the blog going in her memory. xx

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  2. Oh I am so sorry for your great loss. I loved reading Sara's blog. My regret, I never got round to telling her how much I enjoyed her descriptions of life in Bulgaria. So different to middle England.

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  3. Dear Dave, My condolences; I can't think of anything useful to say. Just so you know: there are strangers thinking of you, wishing you the strength and courage you need to keep going. Thank you for letting us all know.
    Jandra

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  4. Dave, I am so sorry to hear this awful news. I have followed your adventures through Sara's blog since the beginning and taken great inspiration from her updates on all the wonderful things you have done, for our newish life in Portugal. My deepest condolences.
    Sarah

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  5. OMG this is so shocking I can hardly believe this devastating news. My heart goes out to you and your family. I hope, when you feel up to it you will continue on with the blog.

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  6. Dear Dave,
    so shocked and saddened to hear your news. Although I never met Sara, I am glad that I had the chance to tell her how much I have loved her blog. She brought much pleasure, interest and hope to those of us who would also love to have a big adventure in the second half of our lives.
    She and her writings will never be forgotten.
    Much love to you and your family in Bulgaria.
    Michele from Somerset

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  7. Hi Dave

    I just heard this awful new on the Lab Rescue site I am so shocked and sad to read about the loss of Sara. Not sure if you remember me I used to do the bonus ball for rescue and when you both moved to Bulgaria a few years back I followed this blog and messaged Sara here and there. I will so miss her posts on here she was such an inspiration. My heart goes out to you I am so so sorry. Thinking of you.
    Jackie x

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  8. Dear Dave, I am so sorry to this tragic news. My sincere condolences to you & your families & friends. I 'chatted' with Sara under her pseudonym on John's garden forum, that was how. Came to buy your painting of the lion whose name escapes me just now. I do so hope you find some comfort in continuing her blog. Best wishes Linda Barratt

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  9. My deepest sympathy for your loss,your decision to continue her blog is,I am sure, the right one....be strong
    Paul

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  10. Thank you for letting us know your sad news, ...it must have been hard to write this blog but I, and all my fellow bloggers, appreciate the fact that you had the courage to let us know what happened to your wife. Thinking of you with much love.... Vx

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  11. Dear Dave,
    Mark and I are so sorry for your tragic loss, words cannot express. Although I had not met Sarah, she wrote in a way that made me feel as though I knew her, and it is clear that she was an amazing person. We are thinking of you, Janet

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  12. Dear Dave, I have just heard your truly awful news. I am so very sorry to hear about Sarah. It was lovely hearing all about your wonderful life out in bulgaria. I know words can't bring her back, but she will be missed a lot by er interwebby friends too! XXXXXX

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  13. Dear Dave, I enjoyed reading your wife's blog and learning about your new life in Bulgaria. I am shocked to hear of your loss. God bless you, I am praying for you.

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  14. I'm so sorry to hear about Sara, I have been reading her blog for quite a time but have never commented before. May God be with you at this sad time.
    Jane

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  15. My heart breaks for you and I shed tears for you and your family. Praying that God will comfort you and give you strength in the days ahead. With great sadness, Juliet.

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  16. My heart cries for you, Dave. I knew Sarah through the gardening forum and often 'chatted' with her. I've really enjoyed this blog following your lives in Bulgaria and her charming interpretations of life and lives there. She truly will be missed. Perhaps she's met up with Baba Danka. .... Trillium

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  17. I am so very sorry for your loss. This has been one of my favorite blogs for some time. I admired both you and your wife for your courage to move to Bulgaria and the work that went into building up your new homestead. My heart breaks just thinking about what you are going through. You and Sara will be in my prayers. Ranee (USA)

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  18. Hi Dave, I am deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I knew Sara through a forum and I know she will be missed by many. My heart goes out to you x x

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  19. Many tears will be shed for Sara. I "knew" her through John's forum and looked forward to her posts and her photos of birds as they arrived each season. Her recipes she shared are family favourites and will live on in our family. My heart goes out to you all
    Kathy xxx

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  20. Many tears will be shed for Sara. I "knew" her through John's forum and looked forward to her posts and her photos of birds as they arrived each season. Her recipes she shared are family favourites and will live on in our family. My heart goes out to you all
    Kathy xxx

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  21. Hi Dave, I am so, so sorry. This is such shocking and sad news. I've followed Sara's blog since the beginning and have loved her updates, as well as her posts on John's forum. Thoughts and prayers are with you. Beryl

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  22. Dear Dave, I am so shocked, I have been following your adventure through Sara's wonderful writing. Her love for you, her family, neighbours and all animals shone clearly through her writing and photography. It was always obvious to me the reader that she was a lover of life. My most sincere condolences go to you and Sara's family, although I know her only from this blog it brought joy into my life. Emma Sweeney

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  23. Dear Dave, I'm John who runs the allotment-garden forums. I'd just like to tell you how saddened we all are. Many members felt that they knew Sara as a friend despite never having met and we will all miss her greatly. Our sincere condolences to you and her family.
    We're so very sorry.
    John & Val Harrison

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  24. So sorry words seem trite at a time like this So awful for you and yours. Please take care. So awul x

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  25. So so sorry for your loss, words fail me. My love to you who have been left behind. Kath xxxxx

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  26. My deepest condolences to you

    She will be deeply missed

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  27. Dear Dave, I have followed your story through John Harrison's forum. I send my deepest condolences and prayers to you and your family. Sara will be much missed. With love, Theresa

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  28. Oh no no no!.
    Thinking of you!. Adore Saras blogg selfishly let me lead the good life with you both.
    Never met you both just the blogg was lovely comforting and reassuring, I used to read it then fall asleep after shit day working in NHS.
    Dave I stretch my hand out to you from Scotland.
    Thinking of you can say no more!.
    Venka and Jordan , Sara's sister n brother n law I am sure will hold you close . Xxx

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  29. My sincere and heartfelt condolences for your loss

    krysia

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  30. Sorry for your loss,be strong my friend,it's hard but you can make it.
    S

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  31. So very sorry for your loss. I knew Sara through the Labrador Rescue form and loved reading her stories about Bonnie and Bella.

    My heart goes out to you and your family, and Bonnie and Bella who must be missing their mum.

    Julie x

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  32. So very sorry. RIP Sara. Monika W.

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  33. So shocked and so sorry to read this. I too loved her blog and felt her friendship to all. My heart goes out to you and I can't think of anything useful to say just that we will all be thinking of you.

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  34. So shocked and so sorry to read this. I too loved her blog and felt her friendship to all. My heart goes out to you and I can't think of anything useful to say just that we will all be thinking of you.

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  35. Kate and her Ducks29 February 2016 at 12:59

    So saddened to here your news. I also "knew" Sara through John's allotment gardening forum and always felt a sense of kinship through her posts especially those about your new life in Bulgaria. I can't imagine the hole she will leave in your lives when she will leave one in the lives of those who barely knew her.

    Kate (and her Ducks)

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  36. I am so sorry to hear of your sad news. Sara's updates on John's gardening forum were always fascinating and evocative. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Claire

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  37. Dear Dave,

    I am so sorry to hear about Sara's dead. She was much loved at our Harrison's Allotment Gardening forum, not only because of her to the point posts, but also for the courage you both had to start a new life in Bulgaria. I cannot half understand the sadness you're going through. I just hope you can find the strength to go on with your life. My thoughts and prayers are with you & the family.

    Frans Bakker, Netherlands

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  38. so very sorry to read this, I knew her through Johns forum and loved her description of life over there, sincere condolences xx

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  39. Dear Dave,

    Please add my name to the long list of Tosca's admirers.

    I even Google Mapsed your place, and wondered for ages how you were getting on, and seeing and reading so much friendly chat, and assumed all was so well.

    Thinking of you and your family.

    Mike (Growster)

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  40. Dear Dave, I am absolutely devastated for you and for the loss of such a beautiful soul. The world will be a poorer place with out Sara. I loved her writing, I loved her generosity as a blogger she always replied to comments. I was inspired by her zest for life and the wonderful team you were as a couple. She was a very talented photographer, cook and gardener and it was obvious that she loved you deeply and well. I am so so sorry xxx

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  41. I am SO sorry...Teresa

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