This post is about my personal journey with My Backyard Garden. As I’ve shared the book with a few friends, it occurred to me that there is a different level of acceptance between people who lost a loved one suddenly, unexpectedly died compared to people who realized that there loved one was terminally ill and the illness lasted for some time.

One in 100,000 people aged between one and 35 dies suddenly of a natural cause about every year, usually heart related is what I’ve read .  We should all take care of our heart.  My mother would keep low dose aspirin in her house and suggest it to others if you felt suddenly ill for no reason.  Many people can’t take aspirin but this was her precaution for us.

But for the terminally ill, I’m not sure if there families are more prepared for the loss or not. Many people choose not to tell their families that they are terminally ill and others do. I’m not sure what’s better for the family.  What do you think? How would you feel about knowing?