When I became a mom, one of my dearest, life-long friends gave me some advice. Whatever I did, do it out of love and it would be the best decision for my child. Those words have guided me and been in my heart for the last 14 years, my frequent gauge as to what I did, how I reacted, and what I said. Loving our children should be natural – I know it isn’t always for some. Not everyone is nurturing, or expressive with words; some show love in different ways. My Granny was not one who heaped praise or wasted words on endearments, but she loved in a different way.