I am reading a wonderful book, a collection of essays titled Nobody's Mother: Life Without Kids. I am content. My life is full. I am satisfied and happy, like most of us, most of the time. Because my life without children was mostly circumstance, and a bit of choice, Mother's Day is still a bit of a challenge for me. That's why I'm thankful to Lynn Van Luven for compiling and editing these 21 essays, all written by women who have not had children. The essays are all heartfelt and honest, with a bit of humor. Like them, in the end I have both gained, and given up, in not giving birth to a biological legacy. It does not diminish the desire to leave a personal legacy in other ways, something that I share with the 21 voices in "Nobody's Mother".