In response to my letter comparing Greg Abbott to Wendy Davis, Maureen Nolan Wilde calls single parents true heroes. Thank you for the compliment, Ms. Nolan-Wilde.
When my first husband died, I was left with three young children to raise. As a single mother, I did exactly as you said in your letter, putting my “children’s needs above all else while balancing the demands of day to day life.” I woke up every morning, fed and dressed them and got them to school before going to work to support them and myself. I never considered that remarkable, nor myself a hero. I just did what I had to do. My heroes are our police, firefighters and military who put their lives on the line for all of us.