My thoughts went back to the birth of the very first human child, Cain, just outside the gates of Eden. Closer to perfection and with a better lifestyle, were Eve's labor pains less severe? Likely. Did that reduce the love and joy she felt as she held her firstborn close to her bosom? Or the work involved in raising the first generation of Earth's inhabitants? Doubtful. What about Hannah, Samuel's mother? Or Daniel's mother? Or David's mother? They were to train and mold the minds of soon to be leaders and rulers. There must have been something about Eve and about Mary; there must be something about all mothers, really. In this issue we examine the role of womanhood and especially motherhood.