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Saturday, 27 February 2016

True love conquers all.

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.

Good night. Love you my Darling. See you in the morning.


  1. You have a wonderful community around you in Bulgaria. Sara would be proud of your strength. She sang your praises so often in her blog posts.

  2. So sorry.
    Bulgaria was you and Saras dream, may not be the same now. Do whatever is right for you now. You can come back to UK.

  3. Thank you for posting this. I'm touched by the solidarity the expat and Bulgarian community has shown you during this sad time. I'm sure it has helped to soften the blow of your loss. I really enjoyed reading Sarah's posts.

  4. Sara and you, you and Sara, united in a love that can never die even if there is temporary separation of your physical selves. Understanding this is most surely what is carrying you through at this time, that, and the wonderful support you are having from all around you. Bless you......, Vx

  5. At least she went whilst living the life you wanted to live. You're both so brave, to leave for a foreign land and to make it yours.
    I hope it's some comfort to know that people you've never met or even spoken to feel your loss.

  6. I have only just caught up with your news, I am so sorry for your loss, sending you a virtual{{{{{HUG}}}}

  7. Sara would have been so proud of you Dave, it sounds like you have some wonderful friends and support there which I hope helps you through the dark days ahead. As you said in your post you and Sara had a short time together but at least you experienced that time together.

  8. I've followed Sara's blog for a few months now but never commented. I'm so sorry to hear your news.

  9. I have followed this blog for many months and always admired both you and your dear wife for your courage and dedication and hard work. This is such a tragic loss for you and i am so very sorry. Please accept my heartfelt condolences. May God rest the soul of your beautiful wife. Strength and blessings to you.

  10. Good evening Dave, I've followed Sara's blog for quite some time but have never commented, (I don't find it easy to comment on blogs) I was really shocked to log in yesterday to hear your news especially as I had read the previous post only posted on last Sunday, how horribly quickly things can change in a week. I am so sorry for your loss. What I love about your life in Bulgaria that you connected with the local community and you found your place there. I am sure their love for you both will help in the days, weeks and months to come. Take care. I will keep checking in to see how you are in the future.