There is a saying 'true love conquers all'. How true that is.
True love helped me today, giving me a strength I did not know I had. Many search an eternity for such love and never find it, others it just appears, but no matter that love helps in times of turmoil, grief and pain as was proved its worth today
Today I along with 50+ of her friends, many Bulgarian, escorted my beloved Sara from home to church and to her her final journey.
In the church I ensured the bench for family members not only included my sister-in-law and brother-in-law Helen & Graham, but also my Bulgarian neighbours Venka and Jordan who are my surrogate parents out here always looking out for us when Sara and I first arrived in Bulgaria.
At times through the whole ceremony from people attending the house to pay their last respects to my beloved and lay flowers, money and food in her coffin, to the time in the church, to the procession to the cemetery friends would falter and cry in grief.
But I, I held my head held high, in the suit that I married Sara back in 2005 occasionally puffing and looking upward to the sky I keep composure. No torrents of tears were shed, but this was no arrogance on my part for as we were all with her in body I had her in spirit deep within my heart.
She in life was my rock, my inspiration and in death that spirit continues to be my rock. There will be times when tsunamis of grief will pound that rock as sure as the sun rises each day, but that spirit will hold strong and guide me onward.
I could sit and grieve to think why so short a time with her on this earth, but at least I had time, a time I will cherish forever.