I have just noticed that it is past midnight so it is now my husband and my golden wedding anniversary (yes I was a child bride - just 19 and my husband just 21). We are going out for a really nice lunch tomorrow ( at least I hope so - had to cancel my birthday lunch at the last moment because I felt too poorly)
I must admit I had hoped we would go away for a few days but do not really feel up to it at the moment and have had to cancel two holidays in the past because of health.
Anyway - when I was first told I had pulmonary fibrosis just over three years ago and told the prognosis was a 'few years' I told myself that I was going to do everything I could to make it this far.
In reality this illness was rather a shock - I quite expected it to be me looking after my husband, rather than the way it actually is. Still my lovely husband does not complain - and today I remember that promise we both made all those years to love and care for each other in 'sickness and in health'. You can never tell what the future will hold - but I think it is important to try to look on the positive side!