I've always heard that nothing compares to being a parent, but it is unlikely that I will ever have children. Why should I marry or have children? Straight people marry to have children, but I already have children! My niece and nephew are my children. I love them dearly. I had the joy of my life for a second time yesterday, as I held my nephew in my arms. The first true joy was six years ago when I held my newborn niece. To hold him in my arms and see his tiny hands and tiny feet, as he looks up at me....Well, the only thing that could possibly be better is holding a son or daughter of my own in my hands, but like I said, that is unlikely. My niece and nephew are the next best thing and I love them with all my heart.